28 November 2011 - 7:53am | posted by | 0 comments

BBC to cover European Championships in Poland and Ukraine from Salford

BBC to cover European Championships in Poland and Ukraine from SalfordBBC to cover European Championships in Poland and Ukraine from Salford

The BBC’s coverage of next year’s European Championships will reportedly take place from Salford.

The Match of the Day team will cover the tournament, which takes place in Poland and Ukraine next Summer, from the new studio in the north west of England, due to budget cuts, the Sunday Mirror has claimed.

The decision not to send the presenting team of Gary Lineker, Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson has apparently been taken as part of the ‘Delivering Quality First’ being implemented at the BBC.

The Sunday Mirror quotes a source as saying; “The official line is that these are austerity measures. But there are ¬rumours some people don’t fancy ¬spending a month there. Still, it doesn’t seem right the BBC will be covering a massive tournament thousands of miles away in Salford.”

A BBC spokesman added: “The decision is solely based on providing value for ¬money.”

Don't miss out... Get your Media news by email

See all specialist newsletters

Be the first to comment on this article: sign in or register.

Latest Projects from the Profile Hub

DrupalCon 2014

27/08/2014
We were selected by the Drupal Association through a...

New Forest National Park - Young David Attenborough discovers the Tech Creche

21/08/2014
Research conducted by the New Forest National Park...

Case Study | Building Blocks

20/08/2014
Building Blocks's Operations Director and Co-Founder, tell...

Social Media Training

18/08/2014
We love to share what we know and what we've learned about...