Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

TV schedule for World Cup announced

Tue 23rd Mar 2010 | Television & Broadcasting

The BBC and ITV have revealed the split of televised matches for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

As joint TV rights holders in the UK, live coverage of World Cup matches will be split between the two broadcasters.

ITV1 will screen England’s first two group games against USA and Algeria, on Saturday 12th June and Friday 18th June respectively, with England’s final group match against Slovenia to be screened on BBC One on Wednesday 23rd June.

During the knockout stage of the tournament the split of games between the two broadcasters will depend on England’s progression through the tournament.

In all scenarios, the BBC will take first pick of the ‘round of 16’ and ‘quarter final’ matches. If England reach the semi-final, the game will be shown live by both ITV and the BBC.

Both ITV and the BBC will show the World Cup final live while the opening game between South Africa and Mexico from Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium will be broadcast on ITV1.

Each broadcaster will also simulcast live games on their own websites – following the same split pattern as the television games with plans for highlights programming and online highlights will be announced in due course.

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Premier League awarded anti-piracy Blocking Order

Thu 27th Jul 2017 | Television & Broadcasting

As part of its biggest ever crackdown on the illegal streaming of its content, the Premier League has obtained a High Court Order that will require UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block...

MUTV Launched Online In UK and Ireland

Tue 11th Jul 2017 | Television & Broadcasting

Manchester United’s official television network, MUTV, is now available to all supporters in the UK and Ireland, via a new streaming service. The newly launched service at mutv.com will be...

EFL Puts Broadcast Rights Up For Tender

Fri 9th Jun 2017 | Television & Broadcasting

The EFL has announced plans to place its domestic broadcasting rights up for tender. The decision, taken at its 2017 summer conference, not to exercise the option to extend the current domestic...

Season Ticket Better Value Than TV Subscription

Mon 5th Jun 2017 | Television & Broadcasting

A subscription to both Sky Sports and BT Sport costs more than a season ticket at 19 of the Premier League’s 20 football clubs in the season just gone. Research suggests football fans could get...