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Davidjb1,499 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Ive heard several people on the net today talking about rumours that the BBC is planning to launch a sports channel. Is this true? If it is true then great because this might bring back some sport to the BBC. Do you think this is/would be a good idea?
Square Eyes7,146 posts since 31 Mar 2001
It's not a BBC Sports Channel as such. It's a joint venture between the BBC and NTL content subsidiary, Premium TV. It will have live footage of programme rights held by NTL supported by archive footage from the BBC. It's expected to show live basketball, ice hockey, superbikes and possibly some horse racing. The channel will be called 'British Sport' and will focus on British sporting events. Apparently it will launch within a month of the ITV Sports Channel.
Square Eyes7,146 posts since 31 Mar 2001
Whilst on the subject of sport, what has happened to Sky Sports portfolio of football, it will be very diminished from next season.

BBC have the live England Internationals, FA Cup & UEFA Cup.

ITV have live Worthington Cup, Nationwide League, Champions League & Premiership Highlights.

Sky have the Premiership live.

I know Sky cover many sports but football coverage is the main reason for it's success.