Tuning in to football on the BBC World Service

Wyllie, James; Woodward, Kath and Goldblatt, David (2011). Tuning in to football on the BBC World Service. Soccer & Society, 12(1) pp. 11–20.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2011.530455


This article ises the archive as object to explore the politics of sport broadcasting and the particularities of the BBC World Service. The BBC World Service is a contact zone in which the different dimensions of football intersect, throught he interrelationships between the regulating bodies such as the FA, the BBC and in particular the World Service with its own histories, the listeners and supporters, the journalists and players. Football broadcasting demonstrates some of the specificities of the sport and its diasporic audiences

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