rss

Category: Media

0

Olympic viewers urged to be patient as BBC forced to juggle live streams

Frustration as reduced broadcasting rights limit corporation’s coverage to only two events at a timeTokyo Olympics – live updatesFans missing live Tokyo Olympics coverage of their favourite sports are being urged to be patient as the BBC juggles live s…

0

Chernobyl for Ukraine, pizza for Italy: South Korean TV apologises for Olympic images

MBC sorry for ‘inappropriate images and captions’Syria and Haiti summed up by war and unrestA South Korean broadcaster has apologised after using offensive images to depict several countries during the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday.MBC dis…

0

John Woodcock obituary

Long-serving cricket correspondent for the Times who also spent six years as editor of WisdenEvery time there is an on-field occurrence – wicket, goal, whatever – at a sporting event, the journalists present will huddle to make sure their interpretatio…

0

Toyota scraps Olympics TV ads amid lukewarm support in Japan

Carmaker will not air any Olympic-themed ads despite being one of the Games’ top corporate sponsorsThe Tokyo 2020 Olympics sponsor Toyota will not run Games-related adverts on TV and its executives will not attend the opening ceremony, the company has…

0

Jason Mohammad: ‘I was spat at for being Muslim. That’s just how it was’ | Sachin Nakrani

Before covering the Olympics, the BBC sports presenter talks about racist abuse as a child, rediscovering his faith, and taking pride in being a role modelJason Mohammad wants to talk, which will come as no surprise to observers of this most ubiquitous…

0

Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis shows solidarity with Saka, Sancho and Rashford

US actor wears tribute bearing players’ names to eventTrio were racially abused after Euro 2020 penalty defeatJason Sudeikis, star of the hit football sitcom Ted Lasso, showed solidarity with three England players racially abused for missing penalties …

0

‘Pride of lions’: what the papers say about England’s Euro final defeat

Heartbreak is the word of the day as newspapers capture the poignant end of a thrilling journey for the football team that dared to dreamThe excruciating agony of England’s loss on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 dominates the front pages after the…

0

ITV’s England ‘curse’ lifted but BBC will dominate Euro 2020 final

Semi-final was a big win for ITV but vast majority likely to switch to BBC when broadcasters go toe-to-toe for the finalWhen Sam Matterface finished ITV’s commentary on England’s historic Euro 2020 victory over Denmark, he concluded with a plea to view…

0

‘The history boys’: joy unconfined as papers celebrate England’s semi-final win

Footballers now have to match the ‘immortals of 1966’ after reaching their first final for 55 yearsThe joy of England’s footballers reaching a major final for the first time in 55 years is given due justice on the front pages of the papers – along with…

0

ESPN takes Rachel Nichols off NBA finals duty after leaked comments

ESPN benches Nichols as sideline reporter amid controversyNetwork says Malika Andrews will handle role for whole seriesESPN has replaced Rachel Nichols as its sideline reporter for the NBA finals following a report detailing critical comments she made …

0

Cristiano Ronaldo shoots to top of Instagram rich list

Portugal footballer can command as much as $1.6m to endorse a product on social mediaCristiano Ronaldo has shot to the top of Instagram’s annual rich list of celebrities who can charge the most for a sponsored post, with the footballer able to command …

0

‘It’s coming Rome’: how the papers covered England’s Euro victory over Germany

Dream result hailed as an escape from the nightmare of past defeats – and a glorious release from the pandemicEngland’s historic victory over Germany in Euro 2020 is the stuff of dreams for the front pages of Wednesday’s papers, with the win doubling a…

0

Des Lynam on the story behind Euro 96: ‘Football got its smile back’ | Michael Butler

Presenter reflects on a shy Gary Lineker, a charming Ruud Gullit, and how it felt to anchor coverage of England at home 25 years ago“Hello, it’s June 30th and we’re at Wembley for the European Championship final, England against Scotland. Well, we can …

0

Euro 2020 on TV: calm start for BBC but for Savage dig at Boris Johnson

Lineker marshalled the studio well, Mowbray and Jenas made a solid double act, but the forgetful prime minister got a kickingFootball punditry can be a detestable sham. The BBC gave an ominous reminder of that during their Euro 2020 preview show on Thu…

0

Gambling logos feature 700 times in football match, says Ch4 documentary

Ex-Scottish Tory chief says ‘radical rethink’ of industry’s ‘parasitic’ ties with the sport is neededGambling logos can appear more than 700 times in a single football match, according to a documentary in which former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth …

0

Sport loves athletes with mental health issues – as long as they shut up and play | Marina Hyde

The grand slams say Naomi Osaka’s decisions about press are ‘injurious’ to tennis. Perhaps they should look closer to homeAmazing, really, that the most appalling people in tennis are not the ones who applaud piously when the Wimbledon umpire tells the…

0

David Foot obituary

Outstanding cricket writer and biographer whose work graced the pages of the Guardian for 40 yearsFor generations, the path to journalistic success in Britain has run almost inevitably through London. David Foot, who has died aged 92, broke the rule an…

0

Alex Scott confirmed as the new host of BBC’s Football Focus

Former England player is first permanent female in roleDan Walker steps down after 12 years as face of showAlex Scott has been named as the new host of the BBC’s Football Focus, becoming the show’s first permanent female host in its 47-year history. Th…

0

Premier League set for £4.5bn new TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon

Deal would stave off fears of slump in value at an auctionGovernment seeking assurances on helping lower division clubsThe Premier League is poised to announce a new £4.5bn TV rights deal with its existing partners Sky, BT and Amazon, avoiding an aucti…

0

Clive Tyldesley: ‘Football commentary is all I ever wanted to do’ | Donald McRae

From Shankly, Clough and the Camp Nou in 1999 to the failed European Super League, the broadcaster reflects on the game“The first thing you’ve got to get your head around as a broadcaster,” Clive Tyldesley says, “is that it’s not actually about you. It…