The BBC will push back its nightly News At Ten broadcast in order to show Great Britain's women's hockey team take on the Netherlands in their first ever Olympic final on Friday, according to reports.
Great Britain Hockey has said the broadcaster "confirmed" the move to it "in order to show the entire game".
-- Great Britain Hockey (@_GBHockey) August 18, 2016
The change in scheduling has not been confirmed by the BBC, which has been contacted for comment.
The report comes after sports fans took to Twitter to complain about being made to change between two channels during the semi-final, which saw Team GB beat New Zealand.
The BBC Olympic shambles runs on. 6mins to go in the hockey. In 3 mins time they are changing channels. This is such a joke.
-- Graemefowler (@GFoxyFowler) August 17, 2016
-- Sheena (@sdavids75) August 17, 2016
-- Mark Nixon (@mnix86) August 17, 2016
worst thing about watching #hockey on bbc is having to change the channel everyone 5 seconds let's hope this isn't the case for the final
-- Rickie Grainger (@grainger_rickie) August 17, 2016
-- James Stringer (@JamesStringer94) August 17, 2016
Well done GB women's hockey, I'm exhausted keeping up with the channel swapping. #Hockey
-- Steve Day (@TheRealSteveDay) August 17, 2016
-- Glenn Ross (@GlennRossGolf) August 17, 2016
Great Britain Hockey's chief executive, Sally Munday, told the Press Association: "During an Olympic Games with so much British medal success, live coverage on BBC network television has to be earned, and our hockey team have done that with their performances on the pitch.
"It is testimony to our athletes that the BBC have shown us so often on their mainstream channels. Switching between BBC One and BBC Two is not a hardship for the viewer. We fully understand that the BBC cannot show every minute, it's impossible.
"The prospect of our game being on BBC One this Friday evening is hugely exciting for hockey in our nation, and we like to think we've earned that right."
The women's team has never before reached the gold medal match, their previous best results coming in 1992 and 2012 when they won bronze, but after seven wins from as many games has now set up a clash against reigning Olympic and world champions the Netherlands.
The BBC has previously faced complaints for leaving viewers to change channels during live events throughout the course of its Rio 2016 Olympic Games coverage for regularly scheduled programmes such as the 6pm and 10pm news broadcasts, and soap opera EastEnders.
Viewers have had to switch channels in the middle of events including the diving, gymnastics, tennis and cycling in recent days.
@BBC please pick a channel for Olympic coverage and stick to it. So annoying flicking between 1 & 2, 1 & 2!!
-- Lindsay Minshall (@LindsayMinshall) August 16, 2016
-- Kev (@Kev_Norfolk) August 17, 2016
-- Nao (@NCG87) August 16, 2016
BBC holds back and decides to go for a well-timed channel change that leaves everyone else scrambling. #omnium
-- Richard Moynihan (@richjm) August 15, 2016
Why do the BBC keep switching the channel that the Olympics are on it's so annoying
-- Megan Shields (@megshieldsss13) August 17, 2016
Terrible channel change there from the BBC!
-- James Williams (@jjwilliams85) August 15, 2016
A spokesman from Ofcom said: "We have received 31 complaints about the BBC's coverage of the 2016 Olympics and are assessing these before deciding whether to investigate."
The BBC has been showing coverage across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four, along with a live stream on the BBC Sport website.
There is also a red button option for viewers and additional coverage on BBC Radio 5 live.