FOOTBALL: ITV wins live rights to England qualifiers for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018

May 14, 2013

ITV will exclusively show live coverage of all England’s international football matches both home and away for the Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup qualifying competitions.

The new agreement with UEFA, who are selling broadcast rights to European-based international qualifiers for the first time, continues and expands the ITV’s commitment to showing live, free-to-air coverage of the England football team.

Also included in the deal, reported to be worth £100m, are the rights for ITV4 to broadcast 20 qualifying games featuring non-home nations teams.

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FOOTBALL: Sky Sports secures live home nations qualifiers for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018

May 14, 2013

Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to screen all home nations and Republic of Ireland qualification matches for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

The new agreement with UEFA provides Sky Sports with live coverage all Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland games, together with highlights of England qualifiers and a selection of live matches featuring non-home nation sides.

In a seperate announcement, Sky Sports has officially confirmed it will screen this summer’s European Under-21 Championships in Israel exclusively live.

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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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ATHLETICS: London Marathon to stay on the BBC until 2018

April 20, 2012

BBC Sport will continue to broadcast live coverage of the London Marathon until at least 2018 after signing a new contract with the race organisers.

Announced on the eve of the 2012 event, the new long-term deal gives the BBC exclusive broadcast rights one of the world’s most iconic marathon races across all of its platforms, including TV, radio, internet and mobile.

The BBC has been the broadcast partner for the London Marathon since its inception in 1981 and the event has since grown into one of the most important on the long-distance calendar, as well as raising millions of pounds for charity.

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GOLF: Sky Sports extends Ryder Cup and European Tour partnership to 2018

April 2, 2012

Sky Sports has won the rights to screen exclusive live coverage of three more Ryder Cups and a further six years of European Tour golf.

The new broadcast arrangement means Sky Sports subscribers can continue to enjoy weekly coverage of the world’s best golf tournaments featuring the sport’s best players, including Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, as well as Europe’s spellbinding contests against the United States until 2018.

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