Match of the Day comes to iPlayer as BBC extends deal

Match of the Day

Match of the Day will stay on the BBC for further three years after the BBC agreed a new deal worth £179.7m.

The deal will also see the Saturday night showing of Match of the Day available on the BBC iPlayer for the first time.

Previously only Match of the Day 2 was available on BBC iPlayer but now both programmes will be available on the catch-up TV service.

The Saturday night airing of Match of the Day will become available at midnight on Mondays.

The new deal starts at the end of next season, 2012-13, ensuring the programme will be on the BBC until at least the 2015-16 season.

Match of the Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary in August 2014.

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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).