Who has the world cup rights?

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Found 2nd Jan 2009
Just wondering at this years world cup have BBC and itv got equal rights again and will itv use their HD service for the matches?

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BBC seals future World Cup rights

[SIZE=2] http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41247000/jpg/_41247645_worldcuphands203.jpg Everybody wants to get their hands on the World Cup

The BBC has secured rights to televise the World Cup finals in 2010 and 2014. [/SIZE] [SIZE=2]In tandem with ITV, the BBC agreed a deal with Fifa for all 64 matches in South Africa and the 2014 finals, the venue for which is yet to be confirmed. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The package includes television live match rights and highlights, plus live broadband streaming. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]BBC director-general Mark Thompson said: "We're delighted to have secured the rights for one of the biggest sporting events on the planet." [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The 2010 finals will be the 12th consecutive World Cup that the BBC and ITV have broadcast in tandem. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Thompson added: "Once again, the whole tournament is being made available on a free to air basis to the audience. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]"We hope viewers at home will enjoy watching it as much as we will look forward to broadcasting it. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]ITV's director of programmes Nigel Pickard said: "This is a hugely important deal for ITV and the BBC. [/SIZE]

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Shame it isn't just on Sky:roll:

FilthAndFurry;7400232

Shame it isn't just on Sky:roll:




Isn't the world cup one of those untouchable events that have to air on terrestrial telly?

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fellermelad;7400348

Isn't the world cup one of those untouchable events that have to air on … Isn't the world cup one of those untouchable events that have to air on terrestrial telly?


no

fellermelad;7400348

Isn't the world cup one of those untouchable events that have to air on … Isn't the world cup one of those untouchable events that have to air on terrestrial telly?



news.bbc.co.uk/spo…stm

yes....

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Bluearmy01;7401104

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/front_page/8358364.stmyes....


thats just a proposal. FIFA would just set the fee to something extortionate if the BBC was forced to pay for it.

csiman;7401164

thats just a proposal. FIFA would just set the fee to something … thats just a proposal. FIFA would just set the fee to something extortionate if the BBC was forced to pay for it.



at the bottom it lists a "current listed sporting events"?

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Bluearmy01;7401175

at the bottom it lists a "current listed sporting events"?


fair enough :thumbsup:

SO in theory FIFA could turn around to the BBC and charge £20Billion cos they know the BBC have to pay for it. Seems a bit odd and anti-competitive to say the least.

csiman;7401242

fair enough :thumbsup:SO in theory FIFA could turn around to the BBC and … fair enough :thumbsup:SO in theory FIFA could turn around to the BBC and charge £20Billion cos they know the BBC have to pay for it. Seems a bit odd and anti-competitive to say the least.



I know what you mean!

To be honest i would prefer sky to have it, they just do coverage alot better!!

2014 will be in brazil

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Bluearmy01;7401301

I know what you mean!To be honest i would prefer sky to have it, they … I know what you mean!To be honest i would prefer sky to have it, they just do coverage alot better!!


but then you lose the tournament buzz around the country as most people dont see the games (e.g compare the ashes this summer with the previous win)
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