RUGBY UNION: Heineken Cup Final 2013 – Clermont Auvergne v Toulon – Live on Sky Sports & Sky 3D

May 13, 2013

The 2013 Heineken Cup Final is an all French affair as Clermont Auvernge take on Toulon in Dublin, and with neither team having won it before, a new name will be enscribed onto the famous trophy.

In the eyes of many experts and fans, Clermont are the team to beat, but at their best the star-studded Toulon side, led by 2003 England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson, are a match for any team in the competition.

Sky Sports will have exclusive live coverage of the showpiece final at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, May 18, which will also be broadcast on Sky 3D and terrestrial highlights will be shown on S4C.

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FOOTBALL: Women’s FA Cup Final returns to BBC TV

February 25, 2013

The Women’s FA Cup Final will return to terrestrial television in 2013 after the BBC regained the rights to broadcast English womens football’s showpiece match.

The 2013 final will be staged at the Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers Belles, on Sunday, May 26 and will be broadcast live on BBC Two and the soon-to-be-launched BBC Two HD channel.

It promises to signal the start of an amazing summer of women’s football, building up to BBC TV’s live coverage of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 finals in July.

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FOOTBALL: International Friendlies – Live on ITV & Sky Sports

February 4, 2013

Attention turns to the international game in midweek as England, Scotland and Wales and the Republic of Ireland prepare for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

England welcome Brazil to Wembley to mark the 150th anniversary since the formation of the Football Association, exclusively live on ITV.

Gordon Strachan takes charge of Scotland for the first time as they play host to Estonia, Wales play Austria at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium, while Republic of Ireland face a stiff test when they host a dangerous Poland side in Dublin.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Wales to screen highlights of Welsh internationals

July 9, 2012

BBC Cymru Wales has struck a deal to show highlights of all Wales’ home internationals, including the World Cup qualifying matches against Croatia, Serbia, Scotland and John Toshack’s FYR Macedonia.

The deal, which will cover two seasons from August this year, marks the return of Welsh international football to BBC Wales television after an eight-year absence.

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BROADCASTING: ESPN announces Free Weekend – February 3-6

January 23, 2012

  • ESPN to broadcast first ever live free-to-air Premier League match
  • Free Weekend available to all Sky, TopUp TV, BT Vision and Freeview viewers
  • Live sport also includes Serie A, NBA and UFC

ESPN will make sports broadcasting history in February when it screens the first ever live free-to-air Barclays Premier League match to millions of Freeview customers.

Manchester City’s home fixture against Fulham will be the first match in the Premier League’s 20-year existence to be made available to those without subscription packages, meaning that up to 10 million UK households with access to Freeview will have the chance to watch the match through their set-top boxes.

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