BBC slammed for Snooker World Championships coverage as TV viewers ‘despair’

FANS have criticized the BBC for its coverage of the Snooker World Cup.

The tournament is normally broadcast on BBC Two, but some action from the first round has been postponed.

Ronnie O'Sullivan's clash with Pang Junxu was moved to the Red Button on Saturday night

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Ronnie O’Sullivan’s clash with Pang Junxu was moved to the Red Button on Saturday nightCredit: PA
Ding Junhui vs. Hossein Vafaei was broadcast on BBC Two on Sunday morning

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Ding Junhui vs. Hossein Vafaei was broadcast on BBC Two on Sunday morningCredit: PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s clash with Pang Junxu was first shown on BBC Four on Saturday night.

But it was switched to the Red Button and replaced with a Danish crime drama, much to fans’ frustration.

There was further cause for complaint on Sunday morning when BBC Two’s World Snooker Championships coverage switched to the Red Button, missing out on BBC One’s spot by showing a rerun of Homes Under the Hammer.

This prompted further backlash with angry fans venting their anger on social media.

One wrote: “The Snooker World Cup has been removed from BBC 2 again, could have been moved to BBC 1 but no there is a rerun of Homes Under the Hammer. The BBC treats snooker like shit every year.”

Another added: “The BBC’s coverage of the Snooker World Cup today was shocking. It aired on TV this morning.

“And those watching the action tonight will have to do so via the BBC Red Button after Ronnie O’Sullivan has been replaced by Danish crime drama at 9pm on BBC Four…”

A third said: “The BBC’s coverage of snooker is really poor. I wish @itvsnooker would get their hands on it and show them how it could/should be aired.”

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And another commented: “Bad show for snooker coverage. Only the first session of Ding vs Vafaei is shown and then redirects to Discovery+ which is “free for Sky subscribers”.

“Well the snooker isn’t and they want £6.99 a month. So it’s either that or the Red Button on BBC (which isn’t in HD). I despair.”

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