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    Official BBC Versus ITV Coverage of the World Cup

    If you had the choice which channel would all our games be on?

    What's been your favourite moment so far?

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    bbc- no ads

    bbc of course, better team, better commentary and no ads, although adrian from itv is making it better

    hate adverts so bbc for me,could be improved if they killed alan hansen live at half time tho.


    Itv could do similar with craig burley.

    Supermod

    BBC. In the past they tend to allow you to watch Englands goals.

    bbc, cant seem to watch it on itv player online but no probs when the games are on bbc.

    BBC, especially after ITV's mess up with the ads on HD.

    BBC. The blatant bias is grating with ITV, although Jim Beglin is the best co commentator on any football show. Would like to see him replace Mark Bright or Lawro on BBC.

    BBC mainly because of no ads although i do like Lineker presenting

    BBC as long as adebayor isn't punditing, i cannot understand a word, he talks too fast, is it just me? i can understand jamie carragher easier than him.

    bbc doesnt go on about england as much as itv!!!

    jayjayuk1234;8835783

    BBC as long as adebayor isn't punditing, i cannot understand a word, he … BBC as long as adebayor isn't punditing, i cannot understand a word, he talks too fast, is it just me? i can understand jamie carragher easier than him.



    I think its just u, i dont like him on the field but he seems okay as a viewer

    BBCHD looks better than itvhd

    Banned

    jayjayuk1234;8835783

    BBC as long as adebayor isn't punditing, i cannot understand a word, he … BBC as long as adebayor isn't punditing, i cannot understand a word, he talks too fast, is it just me? i can understand jamie carragher easier than him.



    Can't understand him very well either. Have to pay close attention just like I do with my doctor.

    Just to double check, this is the official thread right?

    Wouldn't want to be posting my thoughts about BBC vs ITV coverage in some unofficial nonsense thread.

    Banned

    mr.potato_head;8835951

    Just to double check, this is the official thread right?Wouldn't want to … Just to double check, this is the official thread right?Wouldn't want to be posting my thoughts about BBC vs ITV coverage in some unofficial nonsense thread.



    You're in safe hands here. It doesn't get more official!!

    master_chief;8836001

    You're in safe hands here. It doesn't get more official!!



    Ok thanks, just wanted to check.

    BBC.

    Original Poster

    mr.potato_head;8835951

    Just to double check, this is the official thread right?Wouldn't want to … Just to double check, this is the official thread right?Wouldn't want to be posting my thoughts about BBC vs ITV coverage in some unofficial nonsense thread.



    Good on you.

    BBC. I missed England's goal on ITV1HD

    ITV making the missable, still missable.

    Their blunder was even worse than Green's.

    itv - alan hansen talks like he is drunk , adebayor don't have a clue what hes saying
    lineker is just annoying

    big willy style;8835819

    bbc doesnt go on about england as much as itv!!!



    Exactly so :-D

    BBC, better quality coverage all round plus no ads. Will not forgive ITV for missing Stevie G's opener for us on Saturday. I hope the culprit was shot at dawn.

    Not sure about BBC's choice of pundits this time round though. In the past we had O'Neill etc who had years of experience in both playing and magaing. Now it looks like the BBC want to fund the sSummer holiday for the Man City players who aren;t at the WC.

    emhaslam;8836129

    BBC. I missed England's goal on ITV1HD



    +1

    Even more annoying, they kept switching from HD to SD and back again, so not only did I miss the first goal completely I had to watch the second in SD despite purchasing a HD box!

    Oh well, other than that the coverage from both channels has been pretty good.

    Banned

    ITV... Hyundai has mass influence





















    Just kiddin..... BBC all the way

    BBC 100% !!

    Just had this reply from ITV after my moan!

    _____________________________________________________________________________


    Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding HD viewing of the England v USA World Cup football match.

    An error by ITV’s transmission providers, Technicolor, meant that ITV1 HD’s coverage of the England v USA match was interrupted for approximately 20 seconds. ITV1’s standard definition coverage was unaffected.

    ITV immediately investigated this issue and a preliminary report has indicated that the cause of the problem was human error at Technicolor, in London. ITV's Sport production team in South Africa, who have produced high quality coverage throughout the tournament, were in no way responsible.

    Richard Cross, Group Technology Director, ITV plc said: “We apologise unreservedly to viewers for the unacceptable interruption to high definition coverage of the match. We met with Technicolor first thing this morning to put in place measures to address the issue and to ensure that Technicolor takes the appropriate action with immediate effect."

    May I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to contact us here at ITV as we always welcome viewers’ feedback


    Regards

    ITV Viewer Services

    ITV Viewer Services | ITV plc
    Tel: 0844 88 14150 | [email protected]
    Hours of Opening: 08.00 - 19.00 Mon-Fri, 10.00 - 19.00 Sat. Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

    Banned

    Human error means someone got excited and tipped a drink on the control panel when we scored!

    master_chief;8836806

    Human error means someone got excited and tipped a drink on the control … Human error means someone got excited and tipped a drink on the control panel when we scored!



    Just like the Liverpool game too! :whistling:

    Rte . .

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    BBC is the best, but ITVs coverage is a lot better than it usually is for football. I'm enjoying it and they have good little segments and the usual highlights or whatever put to music. I can't remember ITV being good at that in the past.

    prefer the itv commentators but everything else BBC
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