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Ipswich Simon (previously siipswich) 34 posts since 18 Feb 2011
Anglia (East) Look East
No Westcountry didn't acquire the news archives of either TSW or Westward, it went to a group down in Plymouth along with I believe some BBC South West programmes as well.

TVS and Southern I think were with Meridian, not sure if that is now all at ITV Yorkshire. The other TVS programmes are with Disney but most of the paperwork is missing, that got "lost" somewhere between TVS and The Family Channel.
thegeek4,678 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
I wonder if the right to show the archive programmes is conferred along with the rights for the competition in question?

I've been spotting the occasional LWT frontcap for a while now. There's also some great retro Channel 9 pres on the archive Aussie cricket that's getting a lot of airtime at the moment.
UKnews723 posts since 26 Apr 2011
I wonder if the right to show the archive programmes is conferred along with the rights for the competition in question?

I've been spotting the occasional LWT frontcap for a while now. There's also some great retro Channel 9 pres on the archive Aussie cricket that's getting a lot of airtime at the moment.

Whilst it varies, that certainly seems to be the case with a lot of sports and competitions - the Olympics, FIFA / UEFA tournaments and Formula 1 (1981 onwards) are some examples.


However here it wouldn't be the case here given the competition in question is the Football League- rights currently held by Sky and Quest / Discovery. 'Classic' editions of 'Match of the Day' were on UK Gold back in the 1990s, ESPN a few years ago and we've had 'The Big Match' on ITV and now BT Sport, when none of those channels held Football League rights.

In terms of Football League coverage it appears that pre-1992 footage is owned by the broadcasters, the same seems to apply to FA Cup and England games (outside of major tournament finals) of the same era given that have been editions of the 'Big Match' repeated that focused on the FA Cup. From 1992 onwards (especially with the Premier League) things become much more restricted.
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rdd3,246 posts since 21 Jun 2001
A first outing on UK TV this season for the European Challenge Cup tomorrow evening on BT Sport, with ASM Clermont v Northampton the fixture covered. A few years ago that would have been a Heineken Cup pick of the weekend, but time change I guess.