Sunday’s Match of the Day 2 on BBC Two will move to BBC One.
Match Of The Day 2 will air on BBC One at 10.25pm on Sundays from the start of the 2012/13 season while Match Of The Day will continue to air in its regular Saturday night slot.
“As a huge fan of Match Of The Day I’m thrilled that MOTD2 is moving to a regular home on BBC One. The audience response to the BBC’s coverage of Euro 2012 has been fantastic, meaning that this is the perfect moment to make this move.” – Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One
Match of the Day originally launched in the summer of 1964 as a tennis highlights programme, it wasn’t until August ’64 that the programme switched to showcasing football matches. The series has spent most of its run in the late evening Saturday slot, although in the early 1980s was moved to Sunday afternoons for a short time.
Match of the Day 2 follows the same format as Match of the Day, with highlights of the day’s Premier League football, followed by post-match interviews and tactical analysis. The show was launched by BBC Two in 2004. There has over the years also been brands such as Match of the Day 2 Extra and Match of the Day 3.