FOOTBALL: Sky Sports wins new three-year deal for extended Premier League highlights

January 23, 2013

Sky Sports will continue to screen extended highlights of all non-live Barclays Premier League games for at least the next three seasons after securing a new rights deal.

The three-year agreement means that Sky Sports will show delayed coverage of all 226 Premier League matches that are not shown live on TV by either BSkyB or new rights holders BT.

This new deal for the long-form linear broadcast rights complements Sky Sports’ exclusive coverage of more than 115 live games per season from 2013/14.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games deliver record viewing figures for BBC

August 13, 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games delivered the biggest national television audiences since current measuring systems began, with at least 90% of the UK population tuning in to watch the BBC’s comprehensive coverage at some stage during the event.

Almost 52m watched at least 15-minutes of BBC TV’s Olympics output, and 24.2m also tuned in to see at least 15-minutes of coverage on the BBC’s 24 Olympics channels via the Red Button, according to figures released by the corporation, making the 2012 Games the largest TV audience reach for a major event for at least 10 years.

In addition to impressive TV viewing figures, the BBC also delivered its most successful online event ever, attracting a record-breaking 55m global browsers to the BBC Sport website, marking London 2012 as the first truly digital Olympic Games.


LONDON 2012: Olympic Games on the BBC

July 13, 2012

The countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost over as the world’s biggest sporting event arrives in the UK, and the BBC will be there to ensure that viewers will never miss a moment of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

After more than seven years in the making, London’s proud moment has finally arrived as the city welcomes more than 17,000 athletes and millions of spectators from across the UK and around the world for the greatest sporting show on earth.

The BBC will be out in force across all 17 days of Olympic competition, providing its most comprehensive and ambitious Olympic Games coverage ever.

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