8 Facts About BBC North

1. In February 2016, it was announced that the BBC North would cover the inaugural Professional Darts Corporation-sanctioned Champions League of Darts and as a consequence, its 38-year association with the British Darts Organisation came to an end.

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2. The BBC North gave up the rights to the British Touring Car Championship at the end of 2001, with the rights eventually being picked up by ITV.

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3. One of BBC North Sport's major criticisms is that it no longer shows any live cricket games.

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4. In 1999 the BBC North lost coverage of England home matches to Channel 4.

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5. The BBC North have the rights to show coverage of each Diamond League meeting on the red button, with the two British rounds and final two meetings live on BBC Two and selected meetings on BBC Three.

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6. The BBC North held the live rights to the Autumn Internationals for the Scottish and Welsh sides as well as highlights of the English team.

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7. The BBC North has covered the tournament since 1979 and has a contract in place until 2024.

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8. The BBC North will broadcast all its matches from the 2018 World Cup in 4K UHD and VR to a limited number of viewers subject to bandwidth.

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