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VA
valley
The interesting issue now is The Championship and it's resolution. There are 108 matches outstanding across 9 matchdays. Sky are the sole rights holders so in theory could have 12 matches per matchday to fit in. I'm wondering whether Quest as highlights rights holders might be awarded some live matches in compensation as the BBC have been given Premier League games for the loss of MotD.

I believe the EFL next meet on Monday.


It is going to be beneficial that the vast majority (if not all?) can be done as a remote production from Osterley or from Stockley Park.

I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of the remaining games will be aired just with iFollow, with Sky taking the games they were already set to air plus some top-of-the-table clashes...
TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
In terms of things changing and not changing back when "normality" returns, could this be the end of the 3pm blackout?


I doubt if it will return for the start of the 2020-1 season, the general mood music indicates that this will start without fans present, and will not be reinstated until spectators (or a significant number thereof) are permitted back into stadia.


Depending on how well the BBC matches rate, could we possibly see that the highlights broadcaster gets 5 or so live matches a season? It could bring ITV back into bidding for the highlights again.
EL
eladkse
The interesting issue now is The Championship and it's resolution. There are 108 matches outstanding across 9 matchdays. Sky are the sole rights holders so in theory could have 12 matches per matchday to fit in. I'm wondering whether Quest as highlights rights holders might be awarded some live matches in compensation as the BBC have been given Premier League games for the loss of MotD.

I believe the EFL next meet on Monday.


It is going to be beneficial that the vast majority (if not all?) can be done as a remote production from Osterley or from Stockley Park.


The 3pm international TV pick comes from an OB truck on-site for logistical reasons - because it could be a L1 or L2 match, so makes more sense to use an OB every time rather than swapping back and forth.

However, assuming only the Championship resumes, this could be moved over to Stockley easily enough. Although it would be a slight downgrade in terms of number of cameras.

Very fortuitous timing for EFL... had this happened last season, it would have been far more difficult to scale up TV coverage.
AS
Ash101
So will BBC end up showing MOTD Highlights every night, or would a highlights show be scrapped?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
There is no way they'll scrap MOTD - it's arguably more important than ever. I believe they were hoping they'd be able to cover all matches - usually they only get a Saturday and Sunday show for weekend fixtures and one show for midweek fixtures, and often thanks to rescheduled games due to things like the FA Cup there are often crucial games towards the end of the season scheduled on Mondays or midweeks which the BBC don't have the rights to highlights for. Occassionally they'll be an exception, but it seems to be less frequent with every passing season.
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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
I always thought they just didn't bother when there's only one or two matches played that day.
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
Live racing resumes on ITV a week on Friday

https://www.racingpost.com/news/itv-to-broadcast-21-races-across-opening-three-days-of-coverage-next-week/435107
UK
UKnews
JAS84 posted:
I always thought they just didn't bother when there's only one or two matches played that day.

Perhaps it’s worth understanding that contracts can have limitations as well as obligations.


Alternatively, sure, they “don’t bother” Rolling Eyes
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Am I right in thinking ITV4 has snooker next week too?
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SE
Square Eyes Founding member
Yes. Snooker starts on Monday.
IS
Inspector Sands
Jonwo posted:
I imagine weekend afternoon games will be ruled out for the BBC since it would clash with the Daily Briefing unless they go for 1230. I think they'd be tempted by Thursday and Friday matches and possibly Wednesdays.

They have more than one channel..
IS
Inspector Sands
The BBC News article says the last top flight match shown on the BBC was in the 1987/8 season. I can't remember how it worked then, were they a regular thing? What was the last match (just in case it comes up in a Zoom quiz this week!)

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