The BBC has denied reports that it is planning to turn its digital
channel BBC Choice into a dedicated sports channel. Although it says it
will show most of this month’s football world club championships and
much of Wimbledon, a spokesman said that this was well within its remit
of ’general entertainment’.
She said: ’Extended sports coverage is planned but only to supplement
what we are already showing on BBC 1 and BBC 2. There are definitely no
plans for BBC Choice to become a sports channel.’