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The BBC will increase its live sport coverage by up to 1,000 hours a year in what the director general, Tony Hall, claims will be the biggest shake-up in the corporation’s sport output strategy this century.
The increase in free-to-air sport will be seen through the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer. The early rounds of the FA Cup will be streamed live as well as more matches from Wimbledon and women’s football http://www.officialflyersteamonline.com/Claude_Giroux_Jersey Super League fixtures.
Olympic sports including hockey, swimming and basketball could be the biggest beneficiaries, with users receiving alerts when their favourite sports are due to feature online. A BBC insider claimed it would be a “personalised” service and help raise the profile of minority sports alongside making the most of the events the BBC has existing rights to.
The BBC has been forced to evolve its sporting rights strategy after years of dwindling live coverage owing to cost-saving Larry Csonka Youth jersey measures. Over the past decade, the corporation has given up half of the Six Nations, which is now shared with ITV, lost the Open golf to Sky and a host of other rights, although cricket is to return to BBC TV in 2020 for the first time in more than 20 years.
Hall said: “This shows how we’re reinventing the BBC for a new generation. We’re giving people more of what they love by working in partnership with the sports industry and making the most of digital technology.”
The BBC has tied down the rights to the Olympic Games, Wimbledon, World Cup and FA Cup on long-term deals. The extra coverage will take advantage of low-cost streaming technology the BBC has developed since London 2012. The BBC will work with sporting bodies to share knowledge of production, technical and editorial standards.
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Hall admitted the BBC has been forced to evolve as a result of the budget for live sport being slashed. “As we have shown time and time again, we will not stand still,” he said. “Not if we want to meet the changing demands of sports fans, not if we want to remain relevant in the media’s most competitive marketplace.
“While we’re privileged to be funded by the licence fee, it’s no secret we don’t have the same deep pockets as those we must now compete against but we have Larry Csonka Womens Jersey unique qualities that are essential for those sports who want to ensure their events are http://www.knicksstoreonline.com/Tim_Hardaway_Jr_Jersey available to – and able to inspire – the widest possible audience.”