Sunday, June 18, 2006

Decision time at BBC Sport

Well, today's Group F results leave the BBC with a tricky decision. Having opted to pick all their last group games in advance (perhaps to avoid the untidy "Team A v Team B or Team C v Team D" descriptions in the Radio Times), they now have to decide whether to stick with their original choice to show the fairly meaningless but neutral-pleasing Brazil v Japan clash, or the now crucial Croatia v Australia match. Obviously enough people have access to digital TV to watch either game if they wish, but will they have the guts to switch the guaranteed ratings of Brazil to BBC Three in order to show a match that matters but probably won't be that keenly watched outside of bars in west London?


Blogger Matt said...

Only West London? Are you sure about this one? They seem to be everywhere these days... not that this is a bad thing, mind. Well, except in one case, but that's a story for a different blog.

I didn't see much of Brazil today, but if it was as lacking in thrills as their first game (and from what I've seen it doesn't seem to have been much better), I'm not sure neutrals would be that keen to watch them, particularly with a match with so much riding on it as an alternative. It'll be interesting to see what they do, but I doubt they'll switch it.

11:30 pm, June 18, 2006


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