TENNIS: Sky Sports to screen Great Britain’s Fed Cup tie against Argentina

April 17, 2013

Sky Sports has signed a deal with the ITF to show live coverage of Great Britain’s Fed Cup World Group II play-off clash against Argentina this weekend.

Laura Robson will spearhead Britain’s bid for Fed Cup promotion on the clay courts of Parque Roca in Buenos Aires on April 20-21.

The tie will decide who progresses to the eight-nation 2014 World Group II, the second tier of the international competition, after Great Britain finished as joint winners of the Europe/Africa Zone Group I in February.

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TENNIS: Davis Cup – Great Britain v Russia – Live online via LTA website

April 3, 2013

Great Britain’s Davis Cup team face their biggest test of recent years as they take on a highly-experienced Russian team this weekend.

Captain Leon Smith leads the GB side out for their Euro/Africa Zone Group I second round tie at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, with a place in the top tier World Group play-offs at stake.

As no UK broadcaster has picked up the rights to screen the tie, fans can watch live coverage of all three days online via the LTA website.

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ICE HOCKEY: Premier Sports picks up 2013 IIHF World Championships rights

April 2, 2013

The IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be broadcast live on UK television for the first time in its history after Premier Sports agreed a deal to cover the 2013 tournament.

The subscription channel, which operates on the Sky platform, will show 20 games of the 2013 World Championships taking place in both Stockholm and Helsinki from May 3-19.

In addition, Premier Sports has acquired the rights to show all of Great Britain’s games in the second-tier IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A, which will be played in Budapest between April 14 and 21.

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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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ATHLETICS: European Indoor Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

February 25, 2013

The 2013 European Indoor Championships take place in Gothenburg this weekend and you can watch full coverage of the biggest athletics meeting so far this year on BBC Sport and British Eurosport.

Reigning women’s 800m champion Jenny Meadows will captain a 29-strong Great Britain and Northern Ireland team, where she will be joined by the likes of Holly Bleasdale, Robbie Grabarz and Dwain Chambers in Sweden as a collection of Europe’s finest athletes assemble for the biennial championships at the Scandinavium complex.

Live coverage of every session can be seen across BBC TV throughout the weekend of March 1-3.

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CYCLING: UCI Track World Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV

February 14, 2013

The world’s best track cyclists are in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for the 2013 UCI Track World Championships and you can watch extensive coverage on BBC TV from February 20-24.

Great Britain will be the team to beat in Minsk, having won eight gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics, seven of which came in track disciplines.

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ICE HOCKEY: TeamGB 2014 Olympic Qualifiers – Live on ESPN

February 5, 2013

Ice Hockey UK has announced that all of Great Britain’s matches at the Olympic final qualifiers in Riga, Latvia, will be shown on ESPN.

The winners of the Group E qualifying tournament will progress through to next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Currently 21st in the world, Great Britain will face their Latvian hosts, France and Kazakhstan, all ranked higher in the global standings, from February 7-10.

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