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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HANDBALL: IHF Men’s World Championship 2013 – Watch online via LIVESPORT.TV

January 10, 2013

The 23rd IHF Men’s World Championship take place in Spain from January 11-27 and UK fans will be able to watch all the key games exclusively live via the online subscription service LIVESPORT.TV.

Handball’s top 24 teams from across the world will compete over 16 days to be crowned world champions, with the action starting on January 11 as hosts Spain take on Algeria.

London 2012 gold medal winners France won the last World Championship in Sweden two years ago after defeating Denmark in the final, while Spain won the bronze medal after defeating the hosts in the third place match.

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TENNIS: Davis Cup – Great Britain v Hungary on British Eurosport

September 13, 2011

British Eurosport will broadcast Great Britain’s Davis Cup promotion play-off against Hungary this weekend.

Leon Smith’s team returns to Scotland looking for a fourth consecutive victory in the competition.

The Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II play-off clash will once again be played at Braehead Arena, Glasgow from 16-18 September and will see the victors promoted to Europe/Africa Group I, just below the top World Group.

British Eurosport will provide exclusive coverage of each day’s action and will show every match live as Hungary face a passionate home crowd.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Water Polo

January 1, 2000

Water Polo developed during the 19th century as an aquatic version of rugby, played informally in rivers and lakes.

The version of the game that survives today is closer to Handball: a fast, tough and demanding sport, it has featured on every Olympic programme since the Paris 1900 Games.

It is fast, furious and easy to understand, with players needing to combine skill and accuracy with endurance.

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