TV: BT Sport announces on-air presentation line-up

May 9, 2013

BT Sport has revealed its full line-up of presenters, analysts, commentators and reporters ahead the network’s launch this summer.

Among the BT team are some big name signings from the worlds of football, rugby union and tennis, plus brief details of two new regular sports magazine shows presented by Clare Balding and Tim Lovejoy.

Alongside a raft of major announcements made at BT Sport’s new headquarters on the Olympic Park, the channel’s advertising campaign hits television screens which reveasl the exciting and accessible personality of its new channels.

BT Sport has also set its launch date – Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup Final 2013 – Manchester City v Wigan Athletic – Live on ITV & ESPN

May 4, 2013

After nine months since more than 700 clubs began their FA Cup journey, just two sides remain in the battle to lift football’s most famous trophy as the 2012/13 FA Cup Final takes place at Wembley Stadium.

In an age where the allure of Premier League riches and the search for European glory occupy most clubs and fans’ minds, the Cup Final continues to proudly stand out as the showpiece event in any football season and this year’s final is set to be no different.

ITV Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 132nd edition of this famous British sporting occasion on Saturday, May 11, which will see five-time winners Manchester City take on Cup Final debutants Wigan Athletic.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – Semi Finals – Live on ITV & ESPN

April 8, 2013

World football’s oldest domestic cup competition reaches the semi-final stage as the road to Wembley towards FA Cup glory draws ever nearer for the four remaining sides in the competition.

Both semi-final ties will be screened live on ITV and ESPN over the weekend of April 13-14 with a place in the prestigious final at Wembley Stadium up for grabs.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Quarter Finals, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

April 1, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs of the quarter-final stages with a place in the last four at stake for three English clubs.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s clash against FC Basel, as well both legs of Newcastle United’s tie Portuguese giants Benfica, both of which will be shown on ITV4.

Chelsea’s tie against Russian side Rubin Kazan will shown exclusively live on ESPN, with the second leg between Lazio and Fenerbahce also live on the subscription channel.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 6th Round – Live on ITV & ESPN

March 3, 2013

World football’s oldest domestic cup competition reaches the Sixth Round stage as the road to Wembley towards FA Cup glory reaches the last eight.

All four quarter-final ties will be screened live on ITV and ESPN over the weekend of March 9-10 with the prize at stake a place in the Semi-Finals at Wembley Stadium.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Last 16, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

March 3, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season, and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs from the Round of 16 stage with a place in the quarter-finals at stake for three English clubs.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s away clash against Inter Milan, with the north Londoners holding a comfortable 3-0 aggregate lead, plus Chelsea’s home tie with Romanian side Steaua Bucharest as the Blues look to overturn a 1-0 deficit.

Newcastle United’s home clash with Anzhi Mackhachkala will be shown exclusively live on ESPN with both sides level after a 0-0 draw in Russia last week.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 5th Round – Live on ITV & ESPN

February 11, 2013

World football’s most prestigious domestic cup competition reaches the Fifth Round stage as the journey to Wembley continues towards FA Cup glory.

After a Fourth Round full of shocks and notable giantkillings, ITV and ESPN will screen five Fifth Round ties between them this weekend, plus two fourth round replays in the same week.

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FOOTBALL: UEFA Europa League 2012/13 – Last 32, 2nd Legs – Live on ITV & ESPN

February 10, 2013

Some familiar names from the world of European football adorn the 2012/13 UEFA Europa League season, and ITV and ESPN will be following the competition every step of the way to the final in May at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The knockout phase of this season’s competition continues with the second legs from the Round of 32 stages.

ITV has live coverage of Tottenham’s tie with Lyon and Liverpool’s clash with Zenit St Petersburg, while ESPN has Newcastle United’s tough trip to Ukrainian side Metalist Kharkiv, plus Chelsea’s home tie with Sparta Prague.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012/13 – 4th Round – Live on ITV & ESPN

January 21, 2013

World football’s most prestigious domestic cup competition reaches the Fourth Round stage as the journey to Wembley continues towards FA Cup glory.

With the number of teams whittled down from 64 in round three to just 32, ITV and ESPN will screen five Fourth Round ties between them over the final weekend of January, including a triple-header of live TV games on Sunday, January 27.

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FOOTBALL: FA Cup 2012-2013 – 3rd Round – Live on ITV1 & ESPN

January 2, 2013

World football’s most prestigious domestic cup competition reaches the third round stage as the journey to Wembley continues towards FA Cup glory.

As the big guns from the Premier League and the Championship enter the fray, ITV and ESPN will screen five Third Round ties between them over the first weekend of January 2013.

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DARTS: BDO Lakeside World Professional Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV & ESPN

December 28, 2012

BBC Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 2013 BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships from January 5-13.

Dutchman Christian Kist and Russia’s Anastasia Dobromyslova return to the famous Lakeside Country Club in Surrey to defend their titles against the best players from the BDO circuit.

For the second year running, both the BBC and ESPN will share live coverage of the nine-day tournament, culminating with the men’s final exclusively live on BBC Two on January 13.

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