CRICKET: ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

June 1, 2013

The eight best teams in international one-day cricket compete for the last-ever ICC Champions Trophy this summer with all the action only on Sky Sports.

Ahead of their Ashes visit later this summer, Australia will be aiming to claim their third consecutive Champions Trophy title in a row having won the competition in convincing fashion four years ago in South Africa and in India back in 2006.

They will face fierce competition from India, the number one ranked side in the world and current World Cup holders, hosts England, led by captain Alastair Cook, and a strong South African side.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Under-21 Championship 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

June 1, 2013

England’s Under 21s launch their bid to become European champions this summer with Sky Sports again providing extensive live coverage of the UEFA U-21 Championship in Israel.

The biennal eight-team tournament gets underway on Wednesday, June 5, with the final taking place just under three weeks later in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, June 18.

Stuart Pearce’s in-form England side are in Group A along with the host nation, as well as Norway and Italy, while a heavyweight Group B contains holders Spain along with Russia, Netherlands and Germany.

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RUGBY UNION: BBC to screen England’s two summer tests against Argentina

May 29, 2013

The BBC has secured the rights to broadcast England’s two Tests against Argentina in June.

Stuart Lancaster’s team travel to South America, minus their British & Irish Lions contingent, for what will be their first two-match series against the Pumas in Argentina since 1997.

BBC commentator Brian Moore, who is covering the forthcoming Lions Tour with talkSPORT, confirmed that the corporation had picked up the rights to screen the tw0-test series from the Argentine rugby board UAR.

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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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CRICKET: England v New Zealand – Live on Sky Sports, Highlights on Channel 5

May 13, 2013

England get a mouth-watering summer of cricket underway in May as they welcome New Zealand for two tests, three ODIs and two T20 internationals.

While the contest has unfairly been touted by some as a mere warm-up for the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series with Australia, a harder-than-expected tour to the Black Caps’ homeland in March has added spice to New Zealand’s visit.

Every twist and turn of the series will be broadcast live and in high-definition on Sky Sports HD, while Channel 5 will screen prime-time free-to-air highlights of all the action throughout the summer.

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FOOTBALL: BT Sport to screen FA WSL games

May 9, 2013

BT Sport has announced a major commitment to women’s football in an exciting new broadcast partnership with the FA.

The telecoms giant has acquired exclusive rights to screen selected live FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) matches, currently broadcast on ESPN.

In addition, BT is to become one of the founding partners of a new commercial programme for women’s football from 2014 to 2018, which will see the company sponsor the England Women’s senior team and the FA Women’s Cup.

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