They may be 50 years old but they’re certainly not stuck in their ways at Match of the Day, oh no – far from it.
As of this coming Saturday, the BBC will stream a live broadcast on the official Match of the Day Facebook page as a precursor to the main highlights programme which will, among other things, reveal the BBC One show’s full running order.
This from BBC Sport:
As well as the running order, there will also be behind-the-scenes coverage from the show with this week’s guests.
The first live broadcast will go out shortly after the late game (5:30pm kick-off) between Arsenal and Everton finishes.
The Beeb are also keen to mention that the MotD broadcast will be the first time any Facebook page outside the US, and will be streamed using Facebook Mentions, which is some new Twitter-like tweak that we don’t fully understand.
Pies don’t imagine for a second that we’re going to tune in as the Match of the Day running order is pretty much arbitrary and we couldn’t care less about behind-the-scenes footage of Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas, but it’s nice that they’re trying something new.
Good on ’em.