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Furious Olympic fans blame BBC TV coverage for displaying only two events at a time

Furious Olympic fans blamed BBC TV coverage for displaying only two events at a time, setting aside the big moments of British athletes, including top rowers and badminton players.


loose the temper Olympic Fans blamed BBCTelevision coverage that can only show two events at a time, setting aside the big moments of British athletes.

British Rowing Chairman Mark Davis questioned his lack of coverage of the sport and said he spent 25 minutes “seeing all the colored buttons and web pages.”

And the Britons trying to watch badminton and artistic men’s gymnastics lamented that it was a “shame” that they couldn’t see some of the broadcasts.

After the heat of swimmer Adam Peaty didn’t even show up on the main channel, the company faced further backlash from angry fans.

However, Dan Walker, who stood in front of the live coverage that led to the complaint, twitter To correct records and address viewer concerns.

He shared a post explaining that broadcasters are showing less live sports than before because American television network Discovery paid £ 920m for long-term rights.

An Englishman trying to watch badminton and artistic men’s gymnastics lamented that it was “shame” that he couldn’t see some of the broadcast.

British Rowing Chairman Mark Davis questioned his lack of coverage of the sport and said he spent 25 minutes

British Rowing Chairman Mark Davis questioned his lack of coverage of the sport and said he spent 25 minutes “seeing all the colored buttons and web pages.”

British Rowing Chairman tweeted:’Is it really fat enough that I can’t find a boat anywhere since the BBC moved to this road cycling? I’ve been exploring all colored buttons and web pages for the last 25 minutes.

“There is 214km of road cycling, women’s IV-is complete and men will be off soon!”

Rachel Hooper, British Rowing’s Learning, Education and Development Manager, replied:

“We are all confused as to why the 6-hour race is prioritized over the 6-minute race!”

Sir Matthew Pincent, a four-time Olympic gold medalist in the United Kingdom, said the BBC “can only display two things at a time.”

He added:

Many viewers have decided to switch to Eurosport or Discovery + to see coverage of their favorite sport.

One tweeted: “But that’s a shame-fortunately I got 12 months of free Discovery + and have Eurosports!”

Furious Olympic fans set aside the big moments of British athletes and blamed the BBC's television coverage for displaying only two events at a time.

Furious Olympic fans set aside the big moments of British athletes and blamed the BBC’s television coverage for displaying only two events at a time.

Another post:’What is the BBC doing in this Olympic coverage?

“I just saw Petty’s heat in Eurosport, and the BBC is showing its highlights an hour later.”

And viewer Connor Roden wrote: ‘The BBC has one channel and you need to focus on uninterrupted football coverage for more than 90 minutes.

“Peaty, who could be GB’s biggest Olympic star, hides a minute of heat behind the red button / online.”

Walker tweeted: “For everyone asking understandable questions about the change from all Olympic sports streamed by the BBC to the New Right Agreement … Tom has some useful here. Provides context. “

Standing in front of the live coverage that led to the complaint, Dan Walker used Twitter to correct the record and address viewer concerns.

Standing in front of the live coverage that led to the complaint, Dan Walker used Twitter to correct the record and address viewer concerns.

Subsequent posts are: ‘For the unfortunate, the BBC isn’t showing as much live sports at the Tokyo Olympics as it used to be.

“Discovery currently has pan-European rights. The BBC subcontracts them. Discovery paid £ 920m for these rights. £ 920m for all. You will pay ** 3x **’to the BBC Network Radio.

BBC spokesman said The Sunday Telegraph The deal has been known since 2017, and broadcasters say, “We will continue to provide extensive coverage from the game, including all the must-see moments.”

But he added: “The BBC is no longer able to offer live streams of all sports during the Olympics due to the terms of the license agreement set by the rights owner (Discovery).”

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Furious Olympic fans blame BBC TV coverage for displaying only two events at a time

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