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BBC2 - Sunday 17th November - 14:30-17:00

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This decision stops the previous programme looking dull by comparison. :ph34r:

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Oh, that's changed very recently! Looks like they've decided against it, the fools.

RLWC on the BBC- that's what they advertised and promoted before the tournament started and oh! how like fools we believed them.

Five Live have a cracking commentary team but radio just doesn't cut it in comparison to televising the match.

I thought that with BBC Sports sitting in Salford things might have improved but sorry to say they haven't :(

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Would have been interesting to see the ratings had it been on going head to head with the union game on BBC1. Maybe it was a risk that the BRUBC didn't want to take? ;)

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so a cracking quarter final they had the rights to ignored in favour of a nothing film that 20 people will watch? They really are tossers some times. Quite frankly given the total abandonment of any promotion and the min amount of coverage in the news etc I'm shocked the live games are getting the figures they are. Sodding bbc

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i dont think they do hold tge rights. Pretty sure that Premier announced they had exclusive rights to 3 qf's.

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i dont think they do hold tge rights. Pretty sure that Premier announced they had exclusive rights to 3 qf's.

The fact that it did appear in the online and printed BBC2 schedules suggests that, although PS may have had the rights, they may not have been exclusive.

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RLWC on the BBC- that's what they advertised and promoted before the tournament started and oh! how like fools we believed them.

Wait, so has the WC not been on the BBC then?

 

I must have been imagining all that

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The fact that it did appear in the online and printed BBC2 schedules suggests that, although PS may have had the rights, they may not have been exclusive.

But that was just in case England were playing Sunday

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The fact that it did appear in the online and printed BBC2 schedules suggests that, although PS may have had the rights, they may not have been exclusive.

I think the BBC had rights to one QF - the England one. After the first game, England could have been Sat 8pm or Sunday 3pm. Looks like they booked both slots, but only ever intended showing one, as per their rights.

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In the Radio Times, the RWC is listed in an either/or schedule, with a film also listed "if the BBC does not show the Rugby".

 

Hmm. :dry:

What does it say for Saturday? Same deal?

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This was in the original press release about the Premier Deal:

 

A minimum of nine of the matches will be completely exclusive to the channel, including all of New Zealand and Australia’s group stage games (excluding Australia v England), plus the three quarter-finals and one semi-final.

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This was in the original press release about the Premier Deal:

 

A minimum of nine of the matches will be completely exclusive to the channel, including all of New Zealand and Australia’s group stage games (excluding Australia v England), plus the three quarter-finals and one semi-final.

 

That's our lot then for the BBC. The best we can hope for now - besides England v France, England v NZ and the WC final - is some highlights/review shows shown at a reasonable hour (on Sunday tea times perhaps?).

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you can always buy a ticket and watch the game live

This ^^^^^^^^In fact take the family :)

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you can always buy a ticket and watch the game live

Bit far from London on a Sunday afternoon for me

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I'd rather watch PT109, than Scotland v Saffas at Yawnion

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BBC One advertised the union internationals both before and after the news tonight. No mention of the quarter final grrr.

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Head of BBC Sport barbara.slater@bbc.co.uk or if your in scotland & want to drop them an email to complain why they are showing ###### all its ewan.angus@bbc.co.uk

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Thank Perry,

My reply to Barbara Slater:

Dear Barbara,

I am sending you this to state my complaint, as regards to the lack of coverage of the Rugby League World Cup on the BBC.

5live and Xtra are presenting a wonderful array of programmes, covering the game throughout the UK & Ireland. But you would be hard pressed to find any credible coverage on the mainstream TV channels.

The games have been played out to full stadiums, great family atmospheres and with the best entertaining rugby seen anywhere. But the BBC have missed a trick here, by not showing any other games live other than England & the occasional Wales game.

A perfect case in point is on Sunday, when Samoa & Fiji play a quarter final; which is anticipated to be one of the most competitive games of rugby this year. Why cannot the BBC entertain a deal with Premier sports to broadcast such a game?

It does disappoint me when we see such a lack of decent live sport on the BBC, when you where known the world over for it, the excellent Olympics a case in point.

Is there a bias at play here, because the game is portrayed (wrongly) as a Northern game, and often derided by commentators such as John Inverdale.

Anyway, I thank you for your time and if you are going to the Semi Finals at Wembley? Drop me a line and I would quite freely offer to explain the intricacies of 'The Greatest Game' to you.

Best regards

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Thank Perry,

My reply to Barbara Slater:

Dear Barbara,

I am sending you this to state my complaint, as regards to the lack of coverage of the Rugby League World Cup on the BBC.

5live and Xtra are presenting a wonderful array of programmes, covering the game throughout the UK & Ireland. But you would be hard pressed to find any credible coverage on the mainstream TV channels.

The games have been played out to full stadiums, great family atmospheres and with the best entertaining rugby seen anywhere. But the BBC have missed a trick here, by not showing any other games live other than England & the occasional Wales game.

A perfect case in point is on Sunday, when Samoa & Fiji play a quarter final; which is anticipated to be one of the most competitive games of rugby this year. Why cannot the BBC entertain a deal with Premier sports to broadcast such a game?

It does disappoint me when we see such a lack of decent live sport on the BBC, when you where known the world over for it, the excellent Olympics a case in point.

Is there a bias at play here, because the game is portrayed (wrongly) as a Northern game, and often derided by commentators such as John Inverdale.

Anyway, I thank you for your time and if you are going to the Semi Finals at Wembley? Drop me a line and I would quite freely offer to explain the intricacies of 'The Greatest Game' to you.

Best regards

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