Panel discussion on who won the Match of the Day

Millions spent many hours in front of their televisions to watch the World Cup. But who won the Big Match: the BBC or ITV?

Which of the two gave viewers the better service? Who were the best presenters? Which fielded the most articulate pundits before, during and after each game?

BBC CoverageThe Media Society has managed to gather a panel of current and former television sports executives to discuss television’s coverage of the World Cup next Wednesday, July 23, at the Adam Street Private Members’ Club off the Strand in central London. Entry just £5.

The panel will be chaired by Clive Jones, the former ITV managing director and chair of ITV sport. With him will be Mihir Bose, the former BBC sports editor; Mark Cole, BBC Sport executive editor, Brazil 2014; Brian Barwick, former BBC head of sport and ITV’s controller of sport; Tony Pastor, ITV sport studio producer, Brazil 2014; and John Rowlinson, BBC World Cup producer and editor 1974-86, and the BBC’s head of broadcasting for the 2012 London Olympics.

Kick off is 6pm for 6.30pm. To book in advance, go to eventbrite (simply register as a student to receive the discount). Or you can pay at the door.



Tue Jul 22: SJA/BT Sport Glasgow media reception: booking details here

Mon Sep 15: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill GC – Book your place now. Non-members very welcome

Thu Dec 11: SJA British Sports Awards, sponsored by The National Lottery, at the Grand Connaught Rooms