RUGBY UNION: ESPN & Sky Sports confirm live Aviva Premiership games for February and March

December 19, 2012

ESPN and Sky Sports have announced the latest set of live Aviva Premiership matches that will be broadcast during February and March.

Covering rounds 14 to 17 of the 2012/13 regular season, 12 live games will be shown across both networks as the race for the semi-final play-offs amongst the top sides in the league table intensifies.

For the first time in the history of English Premiership rugby a match will be played on an artificial surface, with Saracens hosting Exeter Chiefs at their new home of Allianz Park in Barnet on February 16, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

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BASKETBALL: Sky Sports signs new BBL deal

October 16, 2012

Sky Sports will continue to showcase the best action from the British Basketball League (BBL) after announcing a new one-year rights deal to cover the forthcoming 2012/13 season.

All 25 weeks of British basketball’s premier men’s competitions will be extensively covered by the broadcaster, including live coverage of the BBL Cup Final, Playoff Final, and Trophy Final.

Coverage begins in late October when the current BBL Championship holders Newcastle Eagles face the Leicester Riders in a repeat of last season’s Play-off Final.

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RUGBY UNION: ESPN & Sky Sports announce live Aviva Premiership games during festive period

October 11, 2012

ESPN and Sky Sports have announced the latest set of live Aviva Premiership matches that will be broadcast over the festive period.

Covering rounds 10 to 13 of the 2012/13 regular season, defending champions Harlequins’ annual trip to Twickenham, this season against London Irish, has been chosen as one of seven live matches on ESPN, while Sky Sports will screen five games.

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AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Sky Sports announces new three-year NFL deal

September 4, 2012

Sky Sports has been awarded a new three-year deal for live coverage of the NFL on the eve of the 2012/13 season.

More than 60 live games will be broadcast each season, including the International Series game at Wembley Stadium, the playoffs and the Super Bowl.

The agreement takes the partnership between Sky Sports and the NFL into its 20th year with coverage to be provided across all platforms, including TV, mobile, online and tablet devices.

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RUGBY UNION: Sky Sports confirms opening live Heineken Cup matches for 2012/13

July 26, 2012

Sky Sports has announced its opening live Heineken Cup games for first four rounds of the 2012/13 season.

Champions Leinster will begin their title defence against tournament newcomers Exeter Chiefs, a clash which will be screened live on Sky Sports HD on October 13, and is part of the first weekend of the 2012-2013 season.

Last season’s finalists Ulster will host Castres Olympique at Ravenhill a day earlier in the opening match of the new campaign on October 12, and is the first of more than 40 games that will be shown on Sky Sports during the opening four weekends of the competition.

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RUGBY UNION: ESPN & Sky Sports confirm opening live Aviva Premiership games

July 13, 2012

ESPN and Sky Sports have announced their first set of live Aviva Premiership matches that will be shown over the opening eight rounds of the season.

Defending champions Harlequins will kick off the 2012/13 campaign when they take on London Wasps in a double-header at Twickenham, also featuring Saracens against London Irish, with both games live in front of ESPN cameras on September 1.

Newly promoted London Welsh face 2010 champions Leicester in their debut match in English rugby union’s top flight, and this will be the first of nine live games on Sky Sports between September and November.

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