It’s an undisputed fact that the BBC is the greatest broadcaster in the world – undisputed. Whether it’s busy doing hard hitting journalising over the hot stories of the moment under the banner (that it invented) of ‘News’, or spelling out every iota of excitement from the world’s greatest sporting spectacles, Auntie Beeb cannot be beaten.
Which is why, on that latter aspect at least, the benevolent broadcasting behemoth has seen fit to help foreign-types bask in the light of its resplendent reportage by wheeling out an all-new BBC Sport Android app for international users outside of the UK.
Available for all Andy versions from 2.2 and up, now those that are stuck with inferior sport-report apps or, indeed, inferior sports like those in the USA (only kidding, cousins!), can indulge in the top stories covering football, cricket, rugby, tennis and all the other ones we invented but are rubbish at these days. The app also offers live text commentaries covering all major events, fixtures, results, live scores and even the ability to share pages with friends you wish to mock via email, Facebook and Twitter.
Providing a league-by-league overview for footie fans of any persuasion, even the likes of, say, ex-pat followers of Leighton Orient (if there are any), can get all the latest transfer gossip, gen up on goal scorers at a glance and bore their other halves to the point of murderous despair with starting line-ups, match stats and even a post-match report.
Plus, if you’re not sure there’s actually any excellent sporting action coming up to command your attention, simply select a date on the in-app calendar and feast you eager eyes on all and sundry.
Available to download from Google Play today, the app arrives just in time for the thrilling end of the football season, the start of Wimbledom and – tenuously, I admit – way ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
So if you find yourself stuck in ‘that foreign’ and think nobody cares about you and your need to be fed hot sport fact, Auntie Beeb does.