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Bad News: ITV want the Premier League highlights back

by | 20th, November 2014

THERE’S nothing quite as morbid and depressing as watching football coverage on ITV. In Adrian Chiles, you have a man who looks like pudding doing an impression of. the. slow. concentration. of. Tim. Love. Joy. and in Andy Townsend, you have a man paid huge sums to point out things that have happened in play, a full 5 seconds after the viewers at home have already noticed.

Then there’s Clive Tyldesley, who can’t be arsed learning the names of foreign played (notably, James Rodriguez) and who is in possession of a faux-grandiosity that is as irritating as it is insincere.

So, the bad news is that ITV are hoping to steal the Premier League highlights from the BBC and Match of the Day. You can almost hear U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’ striking up and Matt Smith blankly looking into camera.

And will we be forced to endure the ‘Tactics Truck’ again?

Of course, there’s a whole load of plot twists with English football rights this week, with Virgin complaining to watchdogs that the current bidding system is against trading standards and that fans are getting ripped off, as English football fans pay the most of the least amount of football coverage.

Sky and BT Sport will be locking horns over the rights to broadcast live Premier League games, and invariably won’t be affected by the announcement that Ofcom are going to be investigating everything around EPL coverage.

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