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  1. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    From the BBC website

    Dozens of viewers have complained that too much rugby was shown on BBC One throughout Saturday.

    The corporation received 124 complaints in total over the Six Nations games transmitted between 1400 and 2200 GMT.

    The BBC said it realised that many viewers were not sports fans, but stressed total ratings of 15m justified its decision to show the games.

    "We are sorry that some viewers felt the BBC One schedule on 23 February contained too much sport," it added.

    But in a statement, the BBC stressed it had been a "very exciting" weekend for rugby.

    "We realise that not everyone enjoys watching sport.

    "But there is undeniably a large section of our audience who do and as a public service broadcaster, we are obligated to cater for them as and when we can."

    Viewers saw England defeating France 24-13 in Paris, while Ireland beat Scotland 34-13 and Wales scored a 47-8 win over Italy.

    To be honest, I was expecting the complaints to be about Iain Balshaw, but what do I know.
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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I think it's pathetic that 124 people have taken the time to make a complaint about something that can only happen a maximum of 5 times a year on BBC, when the easy option is just to change the channel or do something else.

  4. Im just surprised they actually replied!

    Im still awaiting numerous replies to complaints about some news stories. (before you say anything, the stories are damaging to many people I knows livelyhoods and are helping to cause the demise of skiing in scotland) TBH the next time it happens my complaint will be going straight to Ofcom (the PCC have already recieved numerous complaints about journalists making similar mistakes and are currently looking into the cases)
  5. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    The problem that the BBC have is that Sky have taken the presentation of Rubgy Union to a whole new level. Not so much the Guiness Premiership coverage (which is however excellent) but their attention to the HEC in particular is quite simply magnificent and like many on here Im love the saturation coverage that Sky gives the HEC. It's even better now with the interactive button which gives even more choice of games. The BBC can't touch it and these 'Super Saturdays' are the closest they will ever get but unlike Sky the BBC have to answer to the licence payers and for many non committed rugby union fans three games in one day is simply too much.
  6. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    I agree with Sky's coverage being excellent, 14 camera's. :eek: All RTE manage for Croker is 6.
  7. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    124 people complained, whooptiedoo. Why even publish this? It is in itself a non-issue (you aren't being forced to watch BBC), BBC has a buttload of other channels as well, it's only being shown a few days every year, and the amount of people that filed complaints is so low it's hardly worth even a mention.
  8. shtove

    shtove Guest

    They were all from Scotland.
  9. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    RTÉ didn't do the match coverage at Croke Park, the BBC did.
  10. polonius

    polonius Guest

    So there were some complaints. How many wrote to the BBC thanking them for the extensive coverage ? Perhaps there is scope for a campaign ...
  11. Swansea99

    Swansea99 Guest

    Gee.... Wish I had this problem. :%#%#:

    IMHO if you like it, then CHANGE THE BLOODY CHANNEL!!

    I would like to thank the BBC for their coverage.......
    but due to the fact that I don't live in the UK, it would be kinda pointless.
    If I could watch the matches on their iplayer thing, different story morning glory.

    Until then, those 124 limp-wrist cross-dressing penis eaters can watch this instead.

    The Alternative
  12. paridjanian

    paridjanian Guest

    It hillarious, If all rugby fans complained about the crap like 'dancing on ice' would it even make a dent?
  13. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    RTE use cameras?! I thought they just had someone draw the scene like a court artist or something...
  14. Sky are awesome for rugby, this weekend they are showing 5 of the remaining 6 Super 14 matches. It will be those homo soap fans who are getting withdrawl symptons from missing eastenders. :lol:
  15. dundeesmiffy

    dundeesmiffy Guest

    What did they miss, re-runs of old **** sitcoms?
    What the f*** are BBC2, BBC3, BBC4 for.
  16. shtove

    shtove Guest

    RTE use cameras?! I thought they just had someone draw the scene like a court artist or something...
    You have to gather proper evidence when you're playing English teams.
  17. RC

    RC Guest

    Fair play to those 124 folks. I mean, who wants to watching the ******** rugby let alone a whole day of it!?
  18. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I suppose it's time those who love the Antiques Road Show and Crap in the Attic got their own Super Saturday for putting up with 2 starters and main dish of the Ros Bifs tearing les Bleus a new arse!
  19. shtove

    shtove Guest

    I suppose it's time those who love the Antiques Road Show and Crap in the Attic got their own Super Saturday for putting up with 2 starters and main dish of the Ros Bifs tearing les Bleus a new arse! [/b][/quote]

    All rugby should be replaced with programs about making money from property development - not enough of those on UK tv:

    A Place By the Sea
    A Place in Greece
    A Place in the Sun
    A Place in the Sun: Home or Away
    Build a New Life in the Country
    Build, Buy or Restore
    Changing Rooms
    Did They Pay Off The Mortgage In 2 Years?
    Escape to the Country
    Extreme Makeover
    Grand Designs
    Grand Designs Abroad
    Home From Home
    Homes Under the Hammer
    Honey I Ruined the House
    Hot Property
    House Auction
    House Busters
    House Chain: Under Offer
    House Doctor
    House Hunters in the Sun
    House Invaders
    House Price Challenge
    House Race
    Houses Behaving Badly
    How Not to Decorate
    How To Be a Property Developer
    How to Rescue a House
    I Want That House
    I Want That House Revisited
    Living in the Sun
    Living etc
    Location Location
    Making Space
    Moving Day
    My Place in the Sun
    Nice House… Shame About the Garden
    Other People's Houses
    Our Home
    Pay Off Your Mortgage in 2 Years
    Property Dreams
    Property Ladder
    Put Your Money Where Your House Is
    Relocation, Relocation
    Restored to Glory
    Room For Improvement
    Selling Houses
    Staying Put
    Streets Ahead
    Super Agents
    Through the Keyhole
    To Buy or Not to Buy
    Trading Up
    Uncharted Territory
    Up Your Street
    Would You Buy a House with a Stranger?
  20. CatmanF1

    CatmanF1 Guest

    Its ridiculous - I'm so glad the BBC and not Sky have it as I cant afford Sky! Plus I wish the F1 went back to the BBC as it was so much better. Anyways thats a bit off topic! People who complain to the BBC have nothing better to do so I'm glad they don't listen!
  21. Hieu

    Hieu Guest

    These guys should get a life, why don't BBC just broadcast more live rugby from now on? Annoy 124 out of 60 million British people eh? Guiness Premiership anyone? :)
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