ITV's 'exclusively live' World Cup claims are lies

ITV's 'exclusively live' World Cup claims are lies

Post by Richard Llo » Thu, 23 Jun 1994 19:19:22

Am I the only one fed up that ITV here in the UK keeps claiming that their
World Cup coverage is "exclusively live" when it isn't ? The worst case was
the very big (for UK viewers) Republic Of Ireland vs. Italy match, where all
the trailers plus the very first sentence out of the ITV presenter's mouth
included that much-abused "exclusively live" phrase.

Hey, I just got my TV mag out, turned to Saturday night's satellite listings and
I see "Eurosport: Republic Of Ireland vs. Italy live". Eurosport isn't even
scrambled and 20% of the UK population have cable/satellite, so ITV have been
making false claims...

Also note that ITV's teletext has a page "Today's World Cup matches on TV",
which totally fails to cover Eurosport (who have had several *really*
exclusively live matches !).

Richard K. Lloyd,


Merseyside, England,
Great Britain.