Local MLA meets with BBC over lack of GAA coverage

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
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South Down MLA Sinéad Ennis has met the BBC’s Head of Sports Programming Shane Glynn to discuss concerns regarding GAA coverage in Northern Ireland.

Speaking after the meeting Ms Ennis said, “There is huge frustration in regards to the amount of BBC coverage of GAA games.

 

 

“Currently over a quarter of a million people attend GAA matches in the north over the season with countless more wanting to watch or listen to GAA coverage whether on the TV, radio or online.

“In particular I raised the latter stages of the Championship, including the All-Ireland final which is beamed to millions around the world, but not broadcast by the BBC here.

“We made a number of further suggestions in terms of dedicated or deferred coverage, online streaming or highlight shows on TV and radio,” the local MLA continued.

 

 

“The thousands of GAA fans are licence fee payers too. They deserve parity of coverage with other sports in the BBC – something which is currently not the case.

“I have asked the BBC to exhaust all of these options and, if necessary seek new talks with RTE and Sky, as Gaelic games deserve the profile which their popularity merits.

She added, “The local viewing public deserve access to adequate GAA coverage.”

 

 


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