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BBC and ITV agree plans for World Cup 2006 coverage


Category: Sport

Date: 06.02.2006
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BBC and ITV BBC can today confirm plans for shared coverage of the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany.

 

Live coverage of England's group games will be split between the two broadcasters as follows:

 

10 June - BBC - England v Paraguay

 

15 June - ITV - England v Trinidad & Tobago

 

20 June - ITV - England v Sweden

 

BBC will then take first pick of games from the 'round of 16' knockout stage, with ITV taking picks two and three.

 

The remaining 'round of 16' games will be split between the two broadcasters on a one-by-one basis.

 

BBC will take first and fourth pick of quarter final games, with ITV taking picks two and three.

 

If England reach the semi-final stage, both BBC and ITV will show the game live, with ITV showing the remaining semi-final exclusively.

 

If England do not reach the semi-final stage, ITV will have first pick of the semi-final games, with BBC broadcasting the other match.

 

Both broadcasters will show the World Cup final live.

 

Roger Mosey, BBC Director of Sport, said: "We are delighted that we will be showing England's opening game against Paraguay, and potentially their first two knock-out games.

 

"There will be more television, radio and new media coverage of this World Cup than ever before and we're confident audiences will have a great choice of viewing."

 

Mark Sharman, ITV Director of Sport, said: "We are very pleased to have reached an agreement that gives ITV guaranteed coverage of two England group games, in particular a peak time group decider against Sweden.

 

"We are all looking forward to an exciting World Cup in Germany."

 

A full game schedule follows:

 

9 June
1700: Germany v Costa Rica BBC
2000: Poland v Ecuador ITV

 

10 June
1400: England v Paraguay BBC
1700: Trindad & Tobago v Sweden ITV
2000: Argentina v Ivory Coast ITV

 

11 June
1400: Serbia & Montenegro v Netherlands BBC
1700: Mexico v Iran BBC
2000: Angola v Portugal ITV

 

12 June
1400: Australia v Japan ITV
1700: USA v Czech Republic BBC
2000: Italy v Ghana BBC

 

13 June
1400: South Korea v Togo BBC
1700: France v Switzerland BBC
2000: Brazil v Croatia BBC

 

14 June
1400: Spain v Ukraine ITV
1700: Tunisia v S Arabia ITV
2000: Germany v Poland BBC

 

15 June
1400: Ecuador v Costa Rica ITV
1700: England v Trinidad & Tobago ITV
2000: Sweden v Paraguay ITV

 

16 June
1400: Argentina v Serbia & Montenegro BBC
1700: Netherlands v Ivory Coast ITV
2000: Mexico v Angola ITV

 

17 June
1400: Portugal v Iran BBC
1700: Czech Republic v Ghana ITV
2000: Italy v USA ITV

 

18 June
1400: Japan v Croatia ITV
1700: Brazil v Australia ITV
2000: France v South Korea BBC

 

19 June
1400: Togo v Switzerland BBC
1700 S Arabia v Ukraine ITV
2000: Spain v Tunisia BBC

 

20 June
1500: Ecuador v Germany/Costa Rica v Poland ITV
2000: Paraguay v T'dad & Tobago/Sweden v England ITV

 

21 June
1500: Iran v Angola/Portugal v Mexico ITV
2000: Netherlands v Argentina/I Coast v Serbia & M ITV

 

22 June
1500: Czech Republic v Italy/Ghana v USA BBC
2000: Japan v Brazil/Croatia v Australia BBC

 

23 June
1500: Ukraine v Tunisia/S Arabia v Spain BBC
2000: Togo v France/Switzerland v S Korea BBC

 

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