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ITV wins rights for FA Cup

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: ITV wins rights for FA Cup Reply with quote

The Football Association is expected to announce on Friday that ITV and Setanta Sports have won the live rights to broadcast the FA Cup and Englandís home international matches, currently owned by the BBC and British Sky Broadcasting.

The two companies, which were bidding against the BBC and BSkyB, offered more than £400m for the television rights for four years starting in August 2008.
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So ITV have managed to lure the FA Cup and Dermot O'Leary away from the BBC in one day. That Michael Grade guy is a genius. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a football fan but I'm so pleased that Football is coming home to ITV... Sky is rubbish.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Multiple Advert Breaks, Ally McCoist, Andy Townsend, Peter Drury, and David Pleat. Thank Goodness for 5 Live!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up watching ITV's equivalent of "Match of the Day" after a few weeks because it was so awful - thankfully the BBC got the rights to that back.

Somehow I doubt that ITV will emulate the BBC's recent coverage of the Cup from the early rounds onwards - no lure for advertisers, which is a pity because for me those were the best games to watch.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget the phone-in votes and competitions to fleece the gullible even more

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed in his usual style that JV announced the BBC had lost Match of the Day Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will the outcome of a draw be (a) a penalty shoot-out or (b) a telephone vote?

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PS: That was Mr. S's joke. I don't understand it either way.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe, ITV will ask you to vote to remove a player every 5 Minutes after full time, thus getting rid of Penalty shoot-outs.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they'll get us to vote the pundits off instead....
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