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Barbara Slater

Director, BBC Sport

Blog posts in total 16


  1. An uncertain future for listed events

    Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, writes about the importance of the Government and Parliament updating the listed events regime for a digital age.

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  2. An extraordinary day of sport, in an extraordinary summer of sport

    An extraordinary day of sport, in an extraordinary summer of sport

    Barbara Slater looks back on recent great sporting events and 'Super Sunday' and forward to more exciting sport to come this summer with the Olympics.

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  3. 51 international football matches, 28 Olympic sports, 1 sporting summer

    Barbara Slater introduces a summer of sports coverage from the BBC

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  4. The next 5 Olympic Games on the BBC

    Director, BBC Sport explains how the BBC will be covering the next five Olympic Games in partnership with Discovery Communications.

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  5. Formula 1

    Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater clarifies the reluctant decision to terminate the BBC's TV rights agreement for Formula 1.

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  6. BBC coverage of The Open Championship

    Director, BBC Sport Barbara Slater provides an update on BBC coverage of The Open in 2016.

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  7. Barbara Slater: making sure women in sport are seen and heard

    BBC Head of Sport Barbara Slater has just come top of The Independent on Sunday’s first 50 Most Influential Women in Sport list. Here she is interviewed by Karen Attwood in an article that first appeared in the Independent on Saturday 8 August 2015.

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  8. 6 Nations - Available to all

    6 Nations  - Available to all

    Director of Sport, Barbara Slater reveals plans to keep the 6 Nations Rugby tournament on free-to-air TV for the next 6 years as TV and online rights are shared between BBC and ITV.

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  9. FA Cup on the BBC: Living up to high expectations

    Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport, previews the FA Cup final and considers why the competition sits well on the BBC.

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  10. The Open Golf Championship

    A guaranteed licence fee is hugely beneficial but as the BBC’s funding declines in real terms so tough choices have to be made across the Corporation.

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  11. Bringing the football world together

    Barbara Slater previews the Football World Cup coverage on the BBC this summer which is across all BBC platforms, and outlines some exciting digital content for fans.

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  12. A Winter Olympics to remember

    Barbara reflects on the BBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. 

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  13. Putting the BBC at the heart of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Director, BBC Sport Barbara Slater explains how the BBC will broadcast from the 2014 FIFA World Cup later this year

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  14. Far from a quiet sporting year

    Director, BBC Sport Barbara Slater introduces more coverage of BBC Sport across radio, television and online. 

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  15. A sporting balance

    Thanks to all who posted comments on my last post, I will attempt to answer some of your questions. First of all, it's timely that there is a question here that relates to rugby union coverage, specifically because just this week we announced a significant autumn season of rugby on the BBC sp...

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  16. Why sport matters

    I have been in my role as the BBC's Director of Sport for six months now, so I'm pleased to have this opportunity to give an insight into what's been going on behind the scenes in our division during that time. It has been an exhilarating few months for BBC Sport but also a challenging one wit...

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