Match of the Day 2
|Match of the Day 2|
|Also known as||MOTD2|
|Theme music composer||Barry Stoller|
|Opening theme||Match of the Day theme|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||45–90 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BBC Sport|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
|Original release||15 August 2004 –|
|Match of the Day 2|
It is usually broadcast on BBC One on Sunday evenings from 22:30.
The show originally featured a "Top 5" countdown based around a current event or a guest analyst on the show, such as "Worst Haircuts", "Shocking Refereeing Decisions", or "Golden Oldies." This was replaced by "2 Good, 2 Bad", which offered a humorous look at the goings on of the football weekend in England, such as embarrassing gaffes, unusual celebrations, intimacy between players and managers, or supporters falling asleep.
Occasionally, Match of the Day 2, either switches back to BBC Two or moves its broadcast time, to make way for other sporting events. These have included the Super Bowl, the Augusta Masters Golf Tournament, and the World Snooker Championships.
On occasion, some players are invited to appear as guest analysts. They have usually either played on Saturday or are out injured. Featured guest analysts have included Shay Given, Vincent Kompany, and Ashley Williams.
Premier League licensingEdit
2016-17 to 2018-19 seasonsEdit
2019-20 to 2021-22 seasonsEdit
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- "Match of the Day 2 moves to BBC One". The Guardian. London: Guardian Media Group. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
The BBC's Match of the Day 2 is to be broadcast on BBC1 because of the increased number of Premier League games played on a Sunday, the corporation has said.
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- "Premier League awards UK highlights rights to BBC for 2016/17-2018/19" (Press release). Premier League. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
- "Premier League awards UK highlights to BBC Sport" (Press release). Premier League. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.