XMAS WATCH: BBC to replay the best sporting moments of 2012

December 17, 2012

The BBC will celebrate this extraordinary year of sport by replaying a selection of the defining sporting moments of 2012 on the Red Button over the festive period.

BBC Sport has captured the majority of the main headlines and compelling stories that have absorbed millions across the nation throughout this vintage year, including the Six Nations, Euro 2012, Wimbledon and Formula 1, with the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Games taking centre stage for 17 glorious days in the summer.

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XMAS WATCH: Sports Documentaries/Reviews on ITV4

December 14, 2012

A host of sports documentaries and review shows are to be broadcast on ITV4 as part of the channel’s Christmas schedules.

The programmes feature all the best moments from some of ITV’s top sporting events from 2012, including Bradley Wiggins’ magnificent Tour de France success, the story of the Euro 2012 and Chelsea’s phenominal UEFA Champions League triumph, as well as reviews of the British Superbikes and the British Touring Car Championship seasons.

There are also repeat showings of some of ITV4’s various motorsport programmes from 2012, including reviews of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival, and the Isle of Man TT.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Euro 2012 Final – Spain v Italy – Live on BBC One & ITV1

June 29, 2012

After 30 matches over three compelling weeks, just Spain and Italy remain in Euro 2012 and they will now play for the right to be crowned European champions.

You will be able to watch every moment of what promises to be an historic night of international football at Kiev’s impressive Olympic Stadium this Sunday (July 1), with live coverage of the UEFA Euro 2012 Final on BBC One and ITV1.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Euro 2012 – Quarter Finals live on BBC & ITV

June 19, 2012

The BBC and ITV have agreed the division of games for the quarter-final stages of Euro 2012.

Played over four consecutive evenings from June 14, each broadcaster will screen two of the quarter-finals exclusively live, with BBC having first and fourth choice matches, while ITV have second and third picks.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Euro 2012 – Live on ITV

May 30, 2012

ITV Sport is set to bring football fans comprehensive coverage of what promises to be a fantastic Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine.

The action kicks off on the opening day on June 8, and will include England’s opening game at Euro 2012 against France three days later.

Adrian Chiles lead’s ITV’s coverage and will be joined by an all-star panel of experts to guide viewers through all the drama, with the ITV team based in a specially constructed studio in Warsaw, Poland.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Euro 2012 – Live on the BBC

May 30, 2012

It is the biggest ever summer of sport on the BBC, and the UEFA European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine will take centre stage throughout the whole of June, with extensive TV, radio and online coverage.

Kicking off on June 8 and culminating with the final in Kiev on July 1, the BBC TV’s coverage of the continent’s showpiece event will be led once again by Gary Lineker, with 16 live games to broadcast on BBC One and BBC Three, including a potential England quarter final, both semi finals and the final.

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FOOTBALL: Harry Redknapp to join BBC Sport for Euro 2012

May 3, 2012

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is to join the BBC Sport team as a pundit for this summer’s European Football Championships.

Redknapp, who had been linked with the England manager’s job, will instead join up with BBC regulars Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Lee Dixon to offer expert analysis on the matches in Poland and Ukraine.

Kicking off on June 8, the BBC’s Euro 2012 coverage will be led by Gary Lineker, with special guests including Jurgen Klinsmann, Clarence Seedorf and David James.

BBC TV will show 16 live games, including a potential England quarter-finals, both semi-finals, and the final, shared with ITV, on July 1.

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FOOTBALL: BBC / ITV confirm Euro 2012 match choices

December 12, 2011

  • BBC to screen England v Sweden / Republic of Ireland v Italy
  • ITV to air England’s matches against France and Ukraine, and Ireland’s encounters with Croatia and Spain
  • BBC secures first pick of quarter-finals, and both semi-finals exclusively
  • Both broadcasters to screen live coverage of the final

The BBC and ITV have revealed their selection of live matches for next summer’s UEFA European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

Both channels have secured joint free-to-air rights to screen one of the biggest sporting events in 2012, and will split coverage all 31 matches on television, as well as via online and mobile platforms.

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