CYCLING: British Cycling teams up with British Eurosport for 2013 road season

March 29, 2013

British Cycling has announced that both of its national road series will be covered by British Eurosport in 2013.

The new broadcast deal covers the six rounds of the Elite Circuit Series and Premier Calendar respectively, all of which will be shown in a highlights programme broadcast just days after each event.

British Eurosport will bring cycling fans the best action from the British pro peloton throughout 2013, adding to its comprehensive coverage of cycling’s biggest events.

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SPEEDWAY: British Eurosport signs three-year World Speedway deal

March 14, 2013

British Eurosport has signed a three-year deal to show live coverage of FIM World Speedway events.

The new deal guarantees UK television coverage of the FIM Speedway World Championships, FIM Speedway Grand Prix series and Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup until the end of 2015, after previous rights holders Sky Sports dropped the events at the end of 2012.

The 2013 season starts with live coverage of the New Zealand leg of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series on Saturday, March 23, at 3.00am GMT with repeats and highlights throughout the weekend.

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CYCLING: Eurosport secures four-year Giro d’Italia deal

March 4, 2013

Eurosport has announced an extension and enhancement of their long term partnership to cover all major Italian cycling races for an additional four years.

The deal covers 2013 to 2016 and involves TV and digital rights for the Giro d’Italia as well as five other major Italian races, including the Milan – Sanremo, the Giro di Lombardia and Tirreno-Adriatico.

As part of the new four-year deal, there will be extended and upgraded live production and broadcasting of the races in high-definition for the first time.

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MOTORSPORT: World Superbikes 2013 – Live on British Eurosport

February 18, 2013

The 2013 Superbike World Championship revs into action at the opening round on Phillip Island this weekend and British Eurosport will have unrivalled live coverage throughout the season, with terrestrial highlights on Channel 4.

Italian rider Max Biaggi claimed the 2012 WSBK title in his farewell season, finishing ahead of Britain’s Tom Sykes in the closest ever climax to a season with just half-a-point separating them after 28 races.

Aside from Sykes, the chances of a British champion are stronger than ever for 2013, with a field of five British riders looking to follow in the footsteps of former British champions Carl Fogarty, Neil Hodgson and James Toseland.

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FOOTBALL: Africa Cup of Nations 2013 – Live on ITV4 & British Eurosport

January 13, 2013

South Africa plays host to the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations and you can see all the key games live on ITV4 and British Eurosport.

Africa’s three-week carnival of international football begins with hosts South Africa playing Cape Verde in the opening game at Soccer City in Johannesburg on January 19, with the final also set to be played there on February 10.

ITV4 will have live free-to-air coverage of 20 games, featuring every match from knock-out stages, while British Eurosport will screen all 32 games live during the competition.

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CHRISTMAS WATCH: Today’s Sport on TV – Christmas Day

December 24, 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, plus highlighting the best review shows and documentaries as this sensational sporting year draws to a close.

A bumper line-up of specials on Christmas Day across the Sky Sports channels includes Soccer AM and a review of the thrilling 2012 Ryder Cup.

Sky Sports News pays tribute to ‘the voice of darts’ Sid Waddell in a special half-hour programme, plus the BBC News Channel has its own review of the sporting year.

There is also some live sport on offer as India face Pakistan in a T20 cricket international, the Boxing Day test match between Australia and Sri Lanka begins at the MCG, plus there are three live games from the NBA’s traditional Christmas Day fixtures.

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EQUESTRIAN: London International Horse Show 2012 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

December 16, 2012

The BBC and British Eurosport will be providing extensive coverage of the London International Horse Show as it celebrates the 40th anniversary since its reintroduction at Olympia.

Billed as the world’s top equestrian Christmas party, the show will welcome more than 80,000 fans to witness a mix of world-class dressage and show jumping, plus a variety of festive entertainment and special equestrian displays.

This year’s event marks the 40th year since this prestigious event was reintroduced by the late Raymond Brooks-Ward, the BBC’s distinguished former voice of equestrian sport, to Olympia in the 1970s.

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