RadioCentre concerned about 5 live Sports Extra
RadioCentre concerned about 5 live Sports Extra
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RadioCentre concerned about 5 live Sports Extra

RadioCentre has expressed its concern after the BBC unveiled proposals to extend the remit of 5 Live Sports Extra.

The industry body for commercial radio in the UK says the effectiveness of the BBC Trust comes into question if it continues to allow the BBC to launch extra services with little consideration of its impact on the market.

Jonathan Wall, controller of BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live Sports Extra, said yesterday he has sent proposals to the BBC Trust to expand the digital only service to include sports that don’t currently receive significant coverage on UK radio.

A spokesperson for RadioCentre said: “An enhanced commitment to minority sports is welcome but the proposal to extend the remit of 5 live Sports Extra looks like the latest example of ‘mission creep’ from the BBC. Why not accommodate this content on 5 Live rather than conjuring up more new products and services?

“Following on the heels of new pop-up radio stations and expansion of online services, such as BBC Playlister and Radio 1’s iPlayer channel, it further demonstrates the BBC’s ability to launch these services at will with little consideration of its impact on the market, calling into question the effectiveness of the BBC Trust.”

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