MEDIA: MEDIA BRIEFS - BBC Choice denies sole sports focus

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’.

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.’



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