Viking fails to deliver first Hull commentary
Viking 2 has said sorry to Hull supporters for not being able to deliver the much-hyped first game of the season against Aston Villa.
Technical difficulties were blamed for the fail, with the club saying that the requested ISDN line from Aston Villa which would have enabled them to broadcast the game, did not work. Multiple attempts were made to rectify the situation to no avail, the club said.
The commentary is also carried online to paying subscribers, and the club said it will be refunding a whole months payment for the loss of commentary.
The Bauer station won the contract for exclusive radio commentary this season, after the club chose to withdraw from an agreement with BBC Radio Humberside. The BBC, meanwhile, continued to report from the match with updates on all frequencies.
Viking 2 tweeted to say “We were hoping to bring you live commentary of today’s match, however due to technical difficulties we are unable to do this. Apologies.”
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— BBC Radio Humberside (@RadioHumberside) August 5, 2017