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    Posted by Frankie_bee (U15452815) on Saturday, 29th June 2013

    Why is Wimbledon coverage being switched to BBC1 from BBC2, while the displaced programmes on BBC1 are moved to BBC2? It seems to serve no practical purpose, merely confusing anybody switching on late. This has happened both yesterday evening and also this evening.

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    Posted by Hey thats my fish (U15732334) on Saturday, 29th June 2013

    It is pinned to the top:

    Discuss the Wimbledon schedule and presentation here.

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    You might find answers there.

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Sunday, 30th June 2013

    Why is Wimbledon coverage being switched to BBC1 from BBC2, while the displaced programmes on BBC1 are moved to BBC2? It seems to serve no practical purpose, merely confusing anybody switching on late. This has happened both yesterday evening and also this evening. 

    Apparently the BBC think that more people watch tennis on BBC1 than BBC2 so they are desperate to increase viewing figures and use this to boost ratings. Of course the increased viewing figures don't take into account the number of people who are tuned in waiting for the programme that's actually supposed to be on and are simply waiting for the tennis to finish. Anybody who is a tennis fan will know that the tennis is scheduled to be on BBC2 and can easily find it. It plays havoc with anyone who is attempting to record something during Wimbledon fortnight.

    I actually thought they had seen sense the other night because the Andy Murray match was on BBC2 and it stayed there but it appears that last night we were back to playing silly beggars again

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    Posted by Foxhead (U14308619) on Sunday, 30th June 2013

    Why is Wimbledon coverage being switched to BBC1 from BBC2, while the displaced programmes on BBC1 are moved to BBC2? It seems to serve no practical purpose, merely confusing anybody switching on late. This has happened both yesterday evening and also this evening. 

    Apparently the BBC think that more people watch tennis on BBC1 than BBC2 so they are desperate to increase viewing figures and use this to boost ratings. Of course the increased viewing figures don't take into account the number of people who are tuned in waiting for the programme that's actually supposed to be on and are simply waiting for the tennis to finish. Anybody who is a tennis fan will know that the tennis is scheduled to be on BBC2 and can easily find it. It plays havoc with anyone who is attempting to record something during Wimbledon fortnight.

    I actually thought they had seen sense the other night because the Andy Murray match was on BBC2 and it stayed there but it appears that last night we were back to playing silly beggars again 
    I agree entirely.

    There are no sound reasons for the changes and if anything it only reveals to us the disrespect shown by the BBC towards its viewers.

    I feel really sorry to those people who have set recorders timed for Wimbledon coverage.

    Please stop it BBC. There is no need to swap channels.

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