TENNIS: AEGON Championships 2013 – Live from Queen’s Club on BBC TV & Eurosport

June 6, 2013

Four of the world’s top eight players line up for the 2013 AEGON Championships with a star-studded supporting cast competing for the famous title at Queen’s Club.

Marking the start of the grass-court season, this prestigious tournament acts as the premier warm-up event ahead of Wimbledon, which is just two weeks away.

Some of the biggest names in men’s tennis, including Britain’s Andy Murray, will be out in force during the week-long event and you can watch the tournament unfold live on BBC TV and British Eurosport.

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TENNIS: French Open 2013 – Men’s & Women’s Finals live on ITV & Eurosport

May 20, 2013

Roland Garros provides the grand stage for the greatest test of clay court tennis and second Grand Slam tournament of 2013 – the French Open.

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova return to defend the singles crowns they won last year, while a host of big names will doing their best to claim clay-court tennis’ ultimate prize on the famous, dusty red courts of Paris.

Follow every serve, shot and slide on the famous clay courts of Roland Garros with live free-to-air coverage on ITV and ITV4, plus extensive daily output on British Eurosport.

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TV: BT Sport announces on-air presentation line-up

May 9, 2013

BT Sport has revealed its full line-up of presenters, analysts, commentators and reporters ahead the network’s launch this summer.

Among the BT team are some big name signings from the worlds of football, rugby union and tennis, plus brief details of two new regular sports magazine shows presented by Clare Balding and Tim Lovejoy.

Alongside a raft of major announcements made at BT Sport’s new headquarters on the Olympic Park, the channel’s advertising campaign hits television screens which reveasl the exciting and accessible personality of its new channels.

BT Sport has also set its launch date – Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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TENNIS: Sky Sports retains US Open and ATP World Tour rights

May 2, 2013

Sky Sports has secured major rights renewals for two of its most long-standing contracts to cover the US Open and ATP World Tour events.

The broadcaster has renewed the rights to screen the final Grand Slam of the calendar year in New York, where Britain’s Andy Murray won his first major title in 2012, in a new three-year deal starting in August.

Sky have also secured the rights to continue broadcasting exclusive live coverage of the top events on the ATP World Tour calendar for five more years up to 2018, including all nine ATP Masters 1000 events and the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 Arena.

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TENNIS: Sky Sports to screen Great Britain’s Fed Cup tie against Argentina

April 17, 2013

Sky Sports has signed a deal with the ITF to show live coverage of Great Britain’s Fed Cup World Group II play-off clash against Argentina this weekend.

Laura Robson will spearhead Britain’s bid for Fed Cup promotion on the clay courts of Parque Roca in Buenos Aires on April 20-21.

The tie will decide who progresses to the eight-nation 2014 World Group II, the second tier of the international competition, after Great Britain finished as joint winners of the Europe/Africa Zone Group I in February.

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TENNIS: Davis Cup – Great Britain v Russia – Live online via LTA website

April 3, 2013

Great Britain’s Davis Cup team face their biggest test of recent years as they take on a highly-experienced Russian team this weekend.

Captain Leon Smith leads the GB side out for their Euro/Africa Zone Group I second round tie at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, with a place in the top tier World Group play-offs at stake.

As no UK broadcaster has picked up the rights to screen the tie, fans can watch live coverage of all three days online via the LTA website.

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TENNIS: Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Djokovic v Murray – Live on BBC One & Eurosport

January 25, 2013

BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have live coverage of both the men’s and women’s singles finals at the Australian Open this weekend as the first Grand Slam titles of the year are decided.

On Saturday, Victoria Azarenka aims to successfully defend her title against 2011 French Open champion Li Na, while Sunday’s final showdown in the men’s draw sees Britain’s Andy Murray face three-time Australian Open winner and reigning champion Novak Djokovic.

With Murray’s progressing to his third Melbourne final in four years the BBC has confirmed that it will switch its live free-to-air coverage the men’s final to BBC One and BBC One HD.

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TENNIS: ESPN announces ATP and WTA Tour schedule for 2013

January 24, 2013

ESPN has announced its schedule of live ATP 250 and WTA Tour tournaments for 2013 featuring the world’s best players.

Following ESPN’s coverage of the ATP Brisbane International in January, where Wimbledon runner-up and London 2012 Olympic champion Andy Murray retained his title, the line-up of top international tennis continues throughout the year with a further 14 tournaments set be covered from February to November.

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TENNIS: Australian Open 2013 – Live on British Eurosport & BBC TV

January 11, 2013

Melbourne provides the stunning backdrop for the opening Grand Slam of the 2013 tennis season as the stars of the sport gather Down Under for the Australian Open.

British Eurosport will be the only place to follow the progress of all the big names with comprehensive and unrivalled coverage of each day’s play from the picturesque Melbourne Park.

The BBC will again be showing live terrestrial coverage of only the latter stages of the event, with the men’s and women’s singles finals live on BBC Two, plus selected match commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live.

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TENNIS: BT Sport secures women’s tennis rights

January 11, 2013

BT Sport has signed a four-year deal with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to screen 800 hours of tennis a year in the first in a host of new deals that will form part of its live sports portfolio from the summer.

The telecoms giant’s fledgling sports channel will show live matches from 21 WTA tournaments across the globe, including the season-ending showpiece, the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships.

With BT’s new sports channels set to launch in July, the remainder of the 2013 WTA season from then will be broadcast jointly by BT and previous rights-holder British Eurosport, with BT taking over exclusive rights from 2014 onwards.

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TENNIS: Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2012 – Live on ESPN

December 26, 2012

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship brings the curtain down on a thrilling year of tennis as six stars from the men’s game compete in the Middle East for the final trophy of 2012, live and exclusive on ESPN.

Set in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the 5,000 seater stadium at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex is the exotic setting for this invitational exhibition event that features six of the top 12 players in the ATP Tour rankings.

The line-up includes US Open champion Andy Murray, who will be looking to regain the title he won in 2009. He will be joined by world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic.

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TENNIS: Statoil Masters 2012 – Live on ITV4

December 3, 2012

Statoil Masters Tennis 2012 ITV4

A star-studded line-up of legendary names from the world of tennis will return to London’s Royal Albert Hall for the 2012 Statoil Masters, exclusively live on ITV4.

Now a long-established highlight of the pre-Christmas sporting calendar, the Statoil Masters is the perfect combination of competitive and entertaining tennis in one of the UK’s most iconic venues, with some of the sport’s greatest names from yesteryear in action.

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