RUGBY UNION: RaboDirect Pro12 Final 2013 – Ulster v Leinster – Live on BBC Two Wales & NI

May 20, 2013

After 22 rounds and two play-off games, the 2012/13 RaboDirect Pro12 season wraps up with the final at the RDS appropriately between respective first and second seeds and provincial rivals – Ulster and Leinster.

The all-Irish affair will be Ulster’s only chance of securing silverware this season while Leinster will be keen to claim the trophy for coach Joe Schmidt in his last game in charge.

BBC Wales, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Alba will all have live coverage of the final on Saturday, May 25.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Scotland and SPL agree new three-year highlights deal

May 2, 2013

BBC Scotland has agreed a new three-year deal with the Scottish Premier League to cover matches across television, radio and online.

The new contract begins next season (2013/14) and allows BBC Scotland to continue broadcasting TV highlights of key games on its long-running Sportscene programme on Sunday evenings.

Extensive radio and online coverage is also included as part of the deal with 140 live games per season on BBC Radio Scotland as well as 10 games nationally on BBC Radio 5 live, plus video highlights of every match on the BBC Sport website.

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FOOTBALL: Sky Sports, ESPN and BBC Alba confirm live Scottish Premier League games for May

April 9, 2013

Sky Sports, ESPN and BBC Alba have announced the live Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League games that will be shown during the final month of the season.

All three broadcasters will bring the 2012/13 season curtain down with live coverage of key ‘post-split’ matches, including the Edinburgh derby and 12 other games.

With Celtic extremely close to securing their second successive SPL title, as well as UEFA European qualification places for next season very much on the agenda, every match has something to offer.

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CHRISTMAS WATCH: Friday 21st December

December 20, 2012

Sport On The Box’s Christmas Watch series returns for the festive period of 2012 as we guide you through all the must-see live sporting events each day, plus highlighting the best review shows and documentaries as this sensational sporting year draws to a close.

The pick of the live action on Friday sees a double session of live darts as the second round of the 2013 PDC World Championship begins at Alexandra Palace, featuring 15-time world champion Phil Taylor’s against young Dutchman Jerry Hendriks.

Elsewhere the stars of Welsh sport gather to look back on superb 12 months of achievement and accolades in BBC Wales’ Sports Review of the Year.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Alba to screen live SPL games

November 16, 2012

BBC Alba will broadcast live Scottish Premier League games for the first time after agreeing a new two-year extension to continue covering Scottish football’s top flight.

For both this season and 2013/14, the corporation’s Gaelic TV service will show three live SPL matches per season, with Gaelic language commentary, starting with Ross County against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on January 2, 2013.

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