FOOTBALL: Danny Baker and Danny Kelly reunited for BT Sport football show

June 3, 2013

Celebrated sports broadcasters Danny Baker and Danny Kelly will reform their on-off broadcasting partnership to front a lively Friday night football show on the new BT Sport channels.

The duo have worked together on similar shows over the past two decades, most famously on BBC Radio 5 Live, and they will be reunited for a live interactive football show entitled ‘Baker and Kelly’s Vaguely Sporting Phone-Out’.

It will run on Friday evenings for 40 weeks throughout the 2013-2014 season on BT Sport, with the first show airing on August 16, the day before the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season kicks off.

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BOXING: Jamie McDonnell’s world title fight live on Primetime

April 26, 2013

Jamie McDonnell’s world title fight against unbeaten Julio Ceja will be televised by pay-per-view network Primetime.

McDonnell faces the big punching Mexican for the vacant IBF bantamweight crown at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium on May 11, as he aims to become the town’s first ever boxing world champion.

The fight, plus several undercard bouts, will be available to watch for £10.95 on Sky, Virgin, online and via the Primetime App for smartphones/iPad.

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RACING: Racing UK takes Ascot from At The Races

December 17, 2012

Racing UK will gain a hugely significant addition to its roster of televised tracks following a decision by Ascot to award them the broadcast rights for all events at the famous racecourse from June 2014.

The country’s premier venue, home to Royal Ascot every June, will link up with Racecourse Media Group, the parent company of Racing UK which already broadcasts action from the majority of the UK’s major racecourses, including Cheltenham, Aintree, Epsom, Newmarket, York and Goodwood.

The move is a significant setback for rival channel At The Races, which has held the rights to Ascot race meetings since 2004, and is now left with a portfolio mainly consisting of middle and low-grade courses.

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BOXING: World class fights to feature on new boxing channel

September 22, 2011

The first ever UK television channel dedicated to boxing will launch at the end of September.

BoxNation, a joint venture between promoter Frank Warren and Boxing Channel Media, will screen a number of live fights, support programming and documentaries.

They have secured the rights to a plethora of top class bouts, including multi-year deals with Warren’s stable of fighters, US-based Golden Boy Promotions, and Germany’s premier promoter Sauerland Promotions.

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