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Archives for October 2008

We'd like your feedback

Amanda Farnsworth | 13:24 UK time, Wednesday, 29 October 2008

We're four editions into this run of Inside Sport and I wondered what you thought of some of the changes we have introduced for this set of programmes?

The first big change was to widen the make-up of the panel in the studio by bringing in different BBC commentators and experts like Brian Moore and David Croft.

We've also done a couple of programmes with a single theme - our second show was an Olympic special and the third show in the run was all football.

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Four quarters, two channels

Roger Mosey | 11:26 UK time, Thursday, 23 October 2008

We're back with live NFL on Sunday - following the well-received BBC coverage of the Super Bowl earlier this year. It's the second regular season game to be held at Wembley, and the healthy audience we got for the highlights in 2007 has prompted us to take the whole match live this time round. And cheerleaders and fireworks, too, of course.

It marks a first in our use of different BBC channels. It'll start on BBC Two at 5pm - and then at 7pm it will move over to BBC Three for the final hour. I know switching channels isn't universally popular as some earlier blogs have shown, but this is a conscious experiment.

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Interruption to service

Alex Gubbay Alex Gubbay | 09:27 UK time, Thursday, 23 October 2008

A quick blog to apologise for the interruption to the service on the BBC Sport website last night.

Our editorial team were unable to publish any updates to the main pages of the website from about 18:50 until after 23:00 - this affected News and other parts of the BBC website as well.
It appears to have been caused by damage to the links between our London buildings, which meant we lost network connectivity between our publishing systems and the BBC web servers.

On a busy night of Champions League football, this meant we were unable to bring you our normal live text commentary and photos, other football scores and statistics updates, or reports and quotes as soon as the games finished.

Which was just as frustrating for us as it obviously was for all of you unable to get any updates or information.

We hope normal service has now been resumed, but our technical teams will continue to investigate and work on ensuring that is the case.

[Update 1133 BST, 23/10/08: BBC News' blog on the interruption]

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