After losing auto-hosting rights in 2015, Corporation is no longer able to host all Olympic events on its channels. BBC It couldn’t match the large bid from the American giant Discovery, which offered £ 920m for exclusive rights. Public broadcasters have a contract with Discovery and can only send two live events at a time.
As a result, the BBC boss must determine which sports are likely to be medals for the British Olympic team and reserve them for live broadcasts.
All other events are displayed after a certain delay so as not to violate the license agreement with Discovery.
On Sunday, British Olympic athletes won their first medal at the Tokyo Olympics at a martial arts event.
Chelsie Giles won the bronze medal in judo and Bradly Sinden won the silver medal in taekwondo.
The BBC editors objected to showing the match live because they weren’t the pioneers in winning medals.
Instead, the match aired after the actual event of the delayed broadcast.
Since the Olympics began on Friday, the BBC has been forced to defend editorial decisions regarding Olympic coverage.
In particular, tennis, boat and gymnastics fans were stunned that the corporation did not broadcast live broadcasts of their respective sports.
Four-time gold medalist Sir Matthew Pincent warned that the sport would be “frequently pushed aside” in the future, so rower fans face a bleak outlook.
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