MOTORSPORT: ITV extends BTCC coverage to 2016

March 21, 2013

ITV will continue to broadcast live free-to-air television coverage of the MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) until at least the end of 2016.

With one year of the current agreement remaining a new three-year addition to the existing partnership has been agreed, securing the BTCC’s vast ITV broadcasting agreement for the next four seasons.

All BTCC race days will continue to be broadcast live on both ITV4, ITV4 HD and online via itv.com, with late-night highlights on ITV.

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DARTS: BBC extends BDO World Championships TV deal until 2016

January 4, 2013

BBC Sport has extended its commitment to screen free-to-air coverage of the British Darts Organisation’s World Professional Championships until 2016.

The new deal was announced on the eve of the 2013 tournament beginning at the famous Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, and will extend the BBC’s long-standing partnership with the BDO to almost 40 years.

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LONDON 2012: Closing Ceremony – Live on BBC One

August 11, 2012

After 16 days of tense and exciting competition that will live long in the memory, the curtain falls on the 30th Olympiad in spectacular fashion with the traditional closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in the East End of London.

BBC One will broadcast live and uninterrupted coverage of the London’s closing ceremony as the city bids farewell to the Games, featuring an event that will pay homage to Britain’s illustrious musical heritage.

Beginning at 9.00pm, and featuring more than 4,000 performers, including 3,500 volunteers, the show is entitled ‘A Symphony of British Music’, and celebrates one of the nation’s greatest cultural exports over the past 50 years.

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OLYMPICS: BBC to broadcast Olympic Games until 2020

July 18, 2012

The BBC has won the rights to cover the next four summer and winter Olympic Games up to 2020 after signing a new deal with the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

The deal will include exclusive TV, radio and digital rights for the next two summer Olympics in Rio (2016) and the 2020 Games, as well as the next two winter Olympic Games in Sochi (2014) and Pyeongchang (2018).

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RUGBY LEAGUE: BBC extends Challenge Cup deal to 2016

March 21, 2012

The BBC will remain as the principal broadcaster of the Carnegie Challenge Cup, after signing new four-year deal to cover rugby league’s oldest and most prestigious knockout competition.

The deal with the RFL ensures that the Carnegie Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium will continue to be broadcast exclusively live on BBC One until 2016.

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