BBC planning new sports TV channel

bbcThe BBC has confirmed it is considering the launch of its own dedicated sports TV channel covering minority sports. Peter Salmon, director of BBC sport, said: “In the course of the next licence period, there should be a really good debate over the BBC and the diversity of its sports provision – including a specialist channel.

I think it would be good for the nation’s sporting life and good for the BBC as a public service broadcaster if we were in that business.” The BBC has been linked to such a channel several times in recent years but the plans have never before come to fruition.

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