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Dutch TT reduced to ‘red button’ BBC coverage

22 June 2010

The 2010 Dutch TT will be shown on BBC's interactive service, rather than on terrestrial television, due to it clashing with several sporting events this weekend.

Unique in that the race takes place, as per tradition, on a Saturday, live coverage of the Assen event will be shown on the 'red button' and online.

The moves has come about as a result of several major sporting events taking up airtime on BBC's two terrestrial channels, most notably the F1 qualifying session for the European Grand Prix at Valencia, Wimbledon and the Football World Cup.

Nonetheless, unlike some interactive services, the coverage will still be available to those who do not use Freeview.

Coverage of the Dutch TT will start at 12.40GMT, while the supporting 125cc and Moto2 events will also be shown live prior to that.


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