Sports broadcasters hold crisis meetings on Monday to discuss how they will fill their schedules in the coming weeks and possibly months.
Standby for archival material galore, although channel collaborations may be able to be used to help anyone get through.
For example, Sky could record programs from in-house broadcast facilities such as the American Football’s NFL Network, which screens hours of content.
Sports broadcasters hold crisis meetings on Monday to discuss how they can fill their agenda
Eyebrows were raised by rival broadcasters about the BBC’s decision to replace Match of the Day on Saturday night with Ms Brown’s Boys.
With a country desperate for football, viewers were instead ‘treated’ to an episode of Irish comedy.
“What were they thinking?” an insider said. “Couldn’t they have done a classic Match of the Day? An overview of the season so far? A Match of the Day special about what’s next for the Premier League?
“No, let’s put on Mrs. Brown’s Boys. Unbelievable. ‘
Sky Sports and BT Sport have no plans to reduce subscription costs despite the suspensions
Sky Sports and BT Sport have no plans to lower the subscription fee as the season has not been canceled and customers may see all the matches they paid for.
If the season is called off, that situation may change.
The BBC has a huge archive at its disposal, but may experience problems with the use of sports images for which they no longer have the rights.
CORONAVIRUS CLAIMS NETWORK LEAVING PARTY
Major sporting events bite the dust everywhere, but Sports agenda can reveal that even leaving dos is not immune.
Former Sky Sports boss Barney Francis, who spent more than 20 years with the network, canceled a farewell party in London for 300 guests this week.
Former Sky Sports boss Barney Francis canceled a farewell party for fear of the corona virus
LACK OF PREVIOUS EVENTS CAUSES OLYMPIC HEAD
The vast majority of Olympic hopefuls have yet to qualify for the Tokyo Games – with preparatory events due to take place in the coming months.
The fact that many of those events are canceled does cause Tokyo organizers a serious headache.
In a rare form of leadership, the International Olympic Committee has been in contact with sports federations to encourage them to consider ways to get around the issue.
Some may need to go through constitutional changes to let their competitors sit on the plane – if the Games continue.
The fact that many preliminary events for the Olympic Games in Tokyo are canceled is a problem
BRAZIL BREAKFAST SHOW TO TWO HELPS
Alan Brazil’s appearances on the flagship talkSPORT breakfast show will be cut from five mornings a week to two. The buzzing Scot is expected to be replaced Monday to Wednesday by the well-known Laura Woods, while keeping the shows on Thursdays and Fridays.
No contracts have been signed, but an announcement may be made this week. Brazil, 60, the former striker of Scotland, has been a mainstay of the station since 2000, although his poor visitor record has become the legend.
He didn’t show up on Friday after broadcasting all week from the Cheltenham Festival.
Alan Brazil’s performances on the talkSport breakfast show are reduced to two days a week
MASTERS GUESTS MISS AT THE DINING CHAMPION DINNER
The cancellation of the Masters means that guests will not be able to sample Tiger Woods ‘choices during the traditional Champions’ Dinner.
Last year’s Augusta winner planned to showcase steak and chicken fajitas, plus sushi and sashimi, in a nod to his Southern California roots.
However, Woods should have gone further to topple the efforts of 2016 winner Danny Willett, who visited the Henderson’s Relish factory in Sheffield, as part of an assignment he took extremely seriously.
The Yorkshireman ended with a menu of cottage pie (with the flavor) and roast beef, followed by apple crumble.
RELATIONS BETWEEN JONES AND THE MEDIA ALWAYS LOW
Eddie Jones is at war with rugby journalists after the England head coach learned of a complaint to RFU CEO Bill Sweeney regarding his handling of the media package.
The Rugby Union Writers ‘Club wrote to the RFU during the Six Nations issues regarding Jones’ attitudes, particularly towards the written press, with complaints such as lack of access, general futility and sarcastic responses in media briefings.
As a result, relations between Jones and the media are at an all-time low.
Relations between the English national team coach Eddie Jones and the media are at an all-time low
BBC is targeting youthful viewers on RADIO 5 LIVE
A silver lining to the corona virus crisis: BBC Radio 5 Live’s terrible The Squad – full of ‘bants’ and banter – was canned on Sunday.
The BBC’s foolishness to leave behind quality journalism in pursuit of a young audience was uncovered this weekend without the brilliant Sports Week.
At a time like this, the hard-hitting show – which ended when host Garry Richardson left last year – is just the kind of program listeners need from the national broadcaster, with sports managers asking tricky questions about what awaited us.
Instead, Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore hosted a show where listeners heard from former Boyzone singer Ronan Keating and Jonathan Pie actor Tom Walker, and were treated to a live performance by Australian musician Gordi.
The absence of Sportsweek, hosted by Garry Richardson, was revealed on 5 Live this weekend
BRADY’S SELF-INTEREST HAS THE GESTURES OF RIVALS
Karren Brady’s column in The Sun, in which West Ham’s vice-president pleaded for invalidation of the Premier League season, did little to alter the sense that some are trying to use the corona virus outbreak for their own interests.
Brady’s view from the top of relegation-threatened West Ham caused knowing nods to competing top clubs.
Some also noted that fellow relegation fighters Bournemouth announced Friday morning, 15 minutes before the Premier League meeting, five of their players had isolated themselves, despite none of them being tested positive for the virus at the time.
The Cherries even pointed out that keeper Artur Boruc belonged to the group.
Karren Brady’s take on the state of the Premier League season drew significant nods to rivals
TEAM GB ATHLETES SHUN FRUIT AND VEG FOR SANITIZER
At an event with sponsors Aldi last week, a number of Team GB athletes were told they could take items from the store to help with their Olympic preparations.
While the fruit and vegetable trail was shunned, one product proved to be particularly popular: hand sanitizing gel.
Team GB athletes were told by Aldi that they could bring items to help with their Olympic preparations
RODGERS CHIPS IN OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION SESSION
Brendan Rodgers recently took the time to fulfill his day-to-day role at Leicester City to speak to communications officers from the British Olympic Association.
The group was at King Power Stadium for a pre-Tokyo team building session, and the Foxes manager went straight from a news conference to share tips.
Sources say the Northern Irishman spoke about the importance of communicating with his own team and with external media.
“He didn’t have to, but was happy to help when he learned that the event was taking place on Leicester grounds,” said one insider.
Brendan Rodgers shared directions with communications officials from the British Olympic Association