I noticed that the picture quality on BBC1 is far better than that on ITV for these matches. I don't have access to HD channels. I'm talking about the regular Freeview screenings. Apparently (can anyone confirm this?), ITV broadcasts at a lower bitrate (25% lower) than the BBC.
Whatever the reason, I wish the BBC were showing all the matches.
have watched 2 matches online, the BBC offering showed no buffering, however the ITV offering seemed to be constantly reloading, perhaps many more were watching england online which lead to overloading of the network ?