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DR lockout threatening World Cup coverage

The first match DR is scheduled to broadcast is Mexico vs Cameroon on Friday June 13


Football fans in Denmark may be greeted by a black screen instead of the greatest sporting event in the world, which is scheduled to kick off on June 12 (Photo: Scanpix)

May 27, 2014
18:51

by Christian Wenande


Football fans, look away now if you don't want to know the score.

Because there is a potential lockout simmering in the halls of the national broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR) that could impact on the broadcaster’s coverage of the World Cup next month.

DR has warned that a lockout could start as early as June 1 because of a conflict between management and the broadcasting department.

And a worst-case scenario could lead to football fans in Denmark being greeted by a black screen instead of the greatest sporting event in the world, which is due to kick off on June 12.

Jacob Kwon, the head of DR’s sports broadcasting department, said that nothing has yet been resolved, but he remained hopeful.

“It depends on what happens,” Kwon told BT tabloid.

“There could evolve a sympathy strike and the lockout could impact on our broadcast crew. But I would say that a lot has to go wrong for us not to transmit the World Cup games.”

READ MORE: Denmark faces Group of Death to qualify for Euro 2016

Half the games are at risk
DR shares the rights to the World Cup games with TV2 and is scheduled to show half of the games in Brazil. The first match that DR is scheduled to broadcast is Mexico vs Cameroon on Friday June 13.

Below is the entire broadcast schedule for DR and TV2 during the World Cup. The knockout phase has yet to be allocated between the two broadcasters.

June 12, 22:00 Brazil vs Croatia, Sao Paulo (TV2)

June 13, 18:00 Mexico vs Cameroon, Natal (DR1)

June 13, 21:00 Spain vs Netherlands, Salvador (TV2)

June 13, 24:00 Chile vs Australia, Cuiaba (TV2)

June 14, 18:00 Colombia vs Greece, Belo Horizonte (DR1)

June 14, 21:00 Uruguay vs Costa Rica, Fortaleza (DR1)

June 14, 24:00 England vs Italy, Manaus (TV2)

June 14, 03:00 Ivory Coast vs Japan, Recife (TV2)

June 15, 18:00 Switzerland vs Ecuador, Brasilia (TV2)

June 15, 21:00 France vs Honduras, Porto Alegre (DR1)

June 15, 24:00 Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rio de Janeiro (TV2)

June 16, 18:00 Germany vs Portugal, Salvador (DR1)

June 16, 21:00 Iran vs Nigeria, Curitiba (TV2)

June 16, 24:00 Ghana vs USA, Natal (TV2)

June 17, 18:00 Belgium vs Algeria, Belo Horizonte (TV2)

June 17, 21:00 Brazil vs Mexico, Fortaleza (DR1)

June 17, 24:00 Russia vs South Korea, Cuiaba (DR1

June 18, 18:00 Australia vs Netherlands, Porto Alegre (DR1)

June 18, 21:00 Spain vs Chile, Rio de Janeiro (TV2)

June 18, 00:00 Cameroon vs Croatia, Manaus (TV2)

June 19, 18:00 Colombia vs Ivory Coast, Brasilia (DR1)

June 19, 21:00 Uruguay vs England, Sao Paulo (DR1)

June 19, 24:00 Japan vs Greece, Natal (TV2)

June 20, 18:00 Italy vs Costa Rica, Recife (DR1)

June 20, 21:00 Switzerland vs France, Salvador (TV2)

June 20, 24:00 Honduras vs Ecuador, Curitiba (DR1)

June 21, 18:00 Argentina vs Iran, Belo Horizonte (DR1)

June 21, 21:00 Germany vs Ghana, Fortaleza (TV2)

June 21, 24:00 Nigeria vs Bosnia, Cuiaba (DR1) 

June 22, 18:00 Belgium vs Russia, Rio de Janeiro (TV2)

June 22, 21:00 South Korea vs Algeria (DR1) 

June 22, 24:00 USA vs Portugal Manaus (TV2)

June 23, 18:00 Australia vs Spain, Curitiba (DR1)

June 23, 18:00 Netherlands vs Chile, Sao Paulo (DR1)

June 23, 22:00 Cameroon vs Brazil, Brasilia (TV2)

June 23, 22:00 Croatia vs Mexico, Recife (TV2)

June 24, 18:00 Italy vs Uruguay, Natal (DR1)

June 24, 18:00 Costa Rica vs England, Belo Horizonte (DR1)

June 24, 22:00 Japan vs Colombia, Cuiaba (TV2)

June 24, 22:00 Greece vs Ivory Coast, Fortaleza (TV2)

June 25, 18:00 Nigeria vs Argentina, Porto Alegre (DR1)

June 25, 18:00 Bosnia vs Iran, Salvador (DR1)

June 25, 22:00 Honduras vs Switzerland, Manaus (TV2)

June 25, 22:00 Ecuador vs France, Rio de Janeiro (TV2)

June 26, 18:00 USA vs Germany, Recife (TV2)

June 26, 18:00 Portugal vs Ghana, Brasilia Porto Alegre (TV2)

June 26, 22:00 South Korea vs Belgium, Sao Paulo (DR1)

June 26, 22:00 Algeria vs Russia, Curitiba (DR1)



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