MOTORSPORT: 2013 North West 200 – Live on BBC Northern Ireland

May 12, 2013

BBC Sport NI will provide extensive coverage of the 2013 Vauxhall International North West 200 road races on TV, radio and online, plus high-definition coverage of the event for the first time.

Now in its 84th year, the North West 200 of 2013 looks set to be one of the most closely contested for many years with the organisers securing a top quality international line-up, featuring several stars from both road and circuit racing.

Live online coverage via the BBC Sport NI website will begin with the first practice session on Tuesday, May 14, followed by practice and evening races on Thursday, May 16, then the concluding races on Saturday, May 18, with two seperate highlights shows on BBC One NI following.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League Final 2013 – Benfica v Chelsea – Exclusively live on ITV

May 11, 2013

Rafa Benitez has not had the easiest time of in his spell as Interim boss of Chelsea, but the Spaniard his guided his side to their first UEFA Europa League final as they take on Portuguese giants Benfica.

The Blues have recovered from the setback of losing their Champions League crown at the group stage and their convincing victory over FC Basel in the last four means they have a chance of winning continental silverware for a second successive campaign.

ITV will broadcast exclusive free-to-air coverage of the climax to the 2012/3 UEFA Europa League campaign from the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday, May 15 (kick-off 7.45pm).

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TV: BT Sport to offer new channels to BT broadband customers at no extra cost

May 9, 2013

BT has promised to return televised sport to grassroots fans as it announces that five million BT broadband customers will able to watch the BT Sport channels free of charge when it launches on August 1.

This includes access to its three channels – BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN – which will all be packed with world class sport, including Barclays Premier League football and Aviva Premiership rugby, with additional costs for high-definition services.

Sky TV customers with a BT broadband package will also be watch BT Sport for free, while non-BT internet customers with Sky will have to pay £12 per month to access the channels.

At present, Virgin Media, TalkTalk TV and Freesat customers will not be able to access to BT’s new sports channels via their television sets, although households with a BT broadband package can watch the channels online.

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GOLF: The Players Championship 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

May 7, 2013

Having tackled Augusta, world golf’s elite now face the prospect of combatting the eye-catching TPC at Sawgrass for the sport’s unofficial fifth major – The Players Championship.

A record prize purse awaits the winner of this year’s tournament where Matt Kuchar returns as the defending champion. Sky Sports will show all four days of the competition exclusively live (May 9-12).

Come Sunday the triumphant golfer’s wallet will be filled with $1.7m, a sum greater than that received for winning a major competition, plus they’ll also earn a equally cherished three-year invitation to the Masters at Augusta.

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FOOTBALL: BBC Scotland and SPL agree new three-year highlights deal

May 2, 2013

BBC Scotland has agreed a new three-year deal with the Scottish Premier League to cover matches across television, radio and online.

The new contract begins next season (2013/14) and allows BBC Scotland to continue broadcasting TV highlights of key games on its long-running Sportscene programme on Sunday evenings.

Extensive radio and online coverage is also included as part of the deal with 140 live games per season on BBC Radio Scotland as well as 10 games nationally on BBC Radio 5 live, plus video highlights of every match on the BBC Sport website.

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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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MOTORSPORT: British Touring Car Championship 2013 – Live on ITV4

March 26, 2013

Another thrilling year of wheel-to-wheel racing gets underway this weekend as the 2013 British Touring Car Championship season begins around the famous Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent.

Britain’s most popular national motorsport series is preparing for one of the biggest and most competitive seasons in its illustrious 56-year history with a record 18 teams entering a total of 32 cars.

ITV Sport will continue to provide comprehensive free-to-air coverage thoughout the 2013 season with each of the 10 race meetings exclusively live on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.

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