BBC drops foreign commentary plans

I posted something about this a while back… the BBC was planning to let us access foreign broadcasters' commentary during World Cup games, but it fell through. Thanks to Ben Gallop at the BBC for responding to my query as to what happened:

Simon, as you say we were planning to run foreign commentaries for some of the big games on interactive TV. The prospect of listening to a Brazilian gooooaaaallll or getting an authentic American take on the World Cup had a lot of appeal.
However, having gone a long way down the line with this proposal (including announcing the fact on the website – oops), in the end we were scuppered by rights restrictions.
So I'm sorry we weren't able to offer you the chance to check out some Trinidadian or Aussie commentary – but we'll try to sort something out for future tournaments.

Ah well. Maybe next time, eh.