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Re: TV coverage - BBC, BT, C4 etc
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 07:35:07 AM »

Semi-finals are both on C4 tonight from 4.30pm.

Must be an error, a newspaper actually didn't parrot the C4 line that this was the first popular women's football match on TV.
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Re: TV coverage - BBC, BT, C4 etc
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2017, 07:28:21 PM »
Channel four have started interviewing themselves with the other semi still in play what a shambles...


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Re: TV coverage - BBC, BT, C4 etc
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2017, 07:35:09 PM »

To be expected, they weren't going to risk missing kickoff in the England game. I'm just shocked they had a contingency plan! (4seven)

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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2017, 01:59:33 PM »
To be fair Kelly Smith pushing Claire Balding out the way to interview Shanice Van de Sanden at the end was one of the few decent bits of coverage C4 put out.  The commentary was poor describing the Dutch fans as 'coming more in hope than expectation'...Why? they had the better team throughout the tournament.   Then there was Millie Bright mouthing the 'F' word after the first goal which was cut from subsequent replays.  When C4 started it was famous for its use of bad language and became know as channel four letter word, so how ironic to see 35 years later them all scrambling about to edit the merest suggestion of a sweary.. 
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Re: TV coverage - BBC, BT, C4 etc
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2017, 05:14:31 AM »

Family show innit.

It looks like Netherlands v England narrowly beat the UK women's football record audience (2.6m average, 4m peak at 9.00pm, and then the 2-0 goal went in :o). Channel 4 "smashed" it... by 0.1 million, if you count GB-Brazil (they forgot to), and UEFA's unreliable figures seem to have been done by a clairvoyant. Funny how the media are so bad at this media-based subject!

Also there's been lots of interest in Austria and Denmark, it's jolly exciting.


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If you have any more questions about Channel 4, the answer is usually "Because they're cravenly money-driven and Anglocentric, what did you expect?". Weirdly their level of Euros coverage was more than they promised. I can't comment on the coverage itself – Jenas got sprayed, I know that much.

If they'd planned it better, they could've even put Scotland's games on the main Channel 4 in Scotland. It's technically possible, as they split the UK for ads, but never for a programme. Being on More4 won't help casual interest in the game – just brings to mind Glasgow City's shirt slogan, "You can't be what you can't see". Generally the 'alternative' C4 doesn't treat Scotland with much importance: 5% of shows are produced there. The only way I see this changing is politically –  if there's a BBC Scotland channel, maybe C4 should also be more regionalized.

Hmm, uh, let's sign off on a positive note... C4 won't have the 2019 Women's World Cup! Maybe they won't even bother with any more football! Goalaccio!

Wonder if the FA will announce the 2017/18 WSL coverage when they announce the fixtures on Monday?
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Re: TV coverage - BBC, BT, C4 etc
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2017, 03:25:16 AM »

No WSL TV announcements yet.



Things Not To Say To BBC Three: "Did you used to show women's football and be a TV channel?" :D

But good on 'em, this is great:

Things Not To Say To Female Footballers
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Re: TV coverage - BBC, BT, C4 etc
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2017, 06:46:43 AM »

games moved to accommodate TV coverage - on one hand this is a positive, on the other supporters need to know how close to a game such switches can be legitimately made so they can make travel arrangements with certainty that they are booking for the correct date and time

Totally.

It's also not been announced formally by the FA – only BT Sport and Bristol City have given clues about the TV coverage we can expect in 2017/18.

The changes we know are:
Fri 22 Sep 7.45pm Everton v Liverpool on BT Sport
Sun 24 Sep 12.30pm Chelsea v Bristol City on BBC online/red button
Sat 30 Sep 12.30pm Man City v Arsenal on BT Sport
Sun 8 Oct 12.30pm Arsenal v Bristol City on BBC online/red button

Looking at the WSL fixtures, some other games are at 12.30 as well. And a lot of weird KO times like Saturday evenings, but that may be nothing to do with TV. BT Sport have men's games on Sat 5.30pm.

Wonder what the FA have been so busy with...!
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