British Television & The World Cup, Part Two – The Box Takes Over

In the first part of this series, we looked at the formative days of televising the World Cup, from the limited selection of matches on offer to viewers in Europe in 1954 to the two day delay for any televised coverage at all from Chile, eight years later. Even though viewers in Europe were not in a position to be able to watch live matches in 1962, however, there was already a global revolution in television broadcasting coming, thanks to developments in satellite and other technology, and the next two tournaments would come to shape much of what we...

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