Terrestrial TV sports fans received a major boost last night when the BBC announced that they have won the rights to screen live coverage of all non-league team buses undergoing their pre-match service in garages right across the country.
A spokesman for the BBC told a press conference last night:
“We are delighted to announce, that from the beginning of the 2016/17 football season, we will be screening live coverage of a number of team buses being serviced and valeted prior to being used by teams to travel to away games.
“At present we have only managed to secure the rights to broadcast the servicing of vehicles supplied to non-league clubs but we hope to make a successful bid for a similar deal which will involve one or two 2nd division clubs in time for the start of the 2018/19 season”
The deal, which is believed to worth over £200 per season, will include live, uninterrupted coverage of discarded crisp packets and fag ends being put into black sacks, the mopping up of sick and the checking of oil, water and brake fluid.
This latest coup follows on from the Beeb’s £175 deal securing the exclusive rights to screen the tea lady at Lords putting the kettle on before the luncheon interval on the final day of the 3rd test match in the forthcoming Ashes series against the Australians.