With the Thames strike forcing off an edition of Midweek Sports Special, that also resulted in no coverage on an England international, it makes me ask another question; could a TV company from the other country that were playing, have sent over their own crew and OB unit, to broadcast the match for themselves?
I know that during a strike in 19983 at the BBC, there was no coverage here of the Scotland v New Zealand rugby union international, which finished a 25-25 draw. But, on the SRU youtube channel, footage exists of the game, with New Zealand TV commentary, which then makes me also wonder, whose cameras and OB unit were being used at Murrayfield that day, if the BBC were on strike?
Interesting question ! Back in the 80’s was way before broadcaster facility deregulation. There were Soho based companies such as Molinare and Trillion that had limited OB kit, I seem to recall discussion in here of a Soho based facility company assisting Tyne Tees with an athletics event on their patch in the 80s ?