WEEKEND WATCH: Sport On The Box – May 25-26

May 24, 2013

Sport On The Box presents a comprehensive guide to when and where to watch your favourite events this weekend.

With so many great sporting events taking place over one bumper weekend – from Froch v Kessler II to the UEFA Champions League Final, Monaco Grand Prix to French Open tennis and the Aviva Premiership Final to Wentworth’s BMW PGA Championship, it is all set to be a unmissable 48 hours for armchair fans.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Magic Weekend 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

May 20, 2013

Rugby League fans rejoice as the Super League Magic Weekend returns to Manchester’s Etihad Stadium this weekend (May 25-26).

All seven games will be showcased live on Sky Sports with current league leaders Wigan looking to extend their advantage at the top of the table when they face the champions Leeds, in arguably the stand-out game of the weekend.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: BBC and Premier Sports share 2013 Rugby League World Cup rights

April 10, 2013

BBC Sport and Premier Sports will share the rights to broadcast live coverage of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup to be held this Autumn across England and Wales.

The BBC will screen extensive free-to-air television coverage of the 2013 tournament, including live games and regular highlights. The corporation has also secured the rights to the 2017 World Cup (host TBC), plus TV coverage of the 2014 and 2016 Four Nations tournaments.

Subscription channel Premier Sports will screen all 28 games live from the 2013 tournament, which kicks off on Saturday, October 26 and represents the biggest international sporting event taking place in the UK during 2013.


BROADCASTING: David Oates – 1962-2013

February 3, 2013

Tributes have been paid to the respected sports broadcaster David Oates who has died suddenly at the age of 50.

Oates, who worked for the BBC for more than 25 years, died in hospital on Sunday following a short illness.

Best known for football and rugby league commentaries, he was a lifelong Blackpool FC supporter and a keen runner. He recently left BBC Sport full-time and had been working as a freelance radio journalist.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: BBC’s Super League Show returns for 2013 season

January 30, 2013

The Super League Show, terrestrial television’s only weekly rugby league programme, returns to BBC TV for its fourteenth season on Monday, February 4.

On air throughout the regular season, the programme will feature highlights and interviews from the weekend’s Super League fixtures every Monday night on BBC One in the North of England at 11.35pm.

It will also feature the game’s top players, plus comment on the week’s topical issues, both on and off the pitch, from our regular studio pundits.  

The programme will also continue to be repeated across the UK on BBC Two but in a new daytime slot of 1.30pm on Tuesday afternoons, moving from its former late-night graveyard slot.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League Grand Final 2012 – Warrington v Leeds – Live on Sky Sports

October 2, 2012

The 2012 Stobart Super League champions will be crowned on Saturday night and Sky Sports cameras will be at Old Trafford as Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos battle it out for supremacy.

Defending champions Leeds booked their place in a fifth Grand Final in six years following play-off victories over Wakefield, Catalan and Wigan, while Warrington are 80 minutes away from the elusive double having beaten the Rhinos at Wembley in August’s Challenge Cup final.

Sky Sports will have all the action of the grand finale to the domestic rugby league season exclusively live, with terrestrial highlights on BBC Two and live radio commentary on BBC 5 live.

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Championships Finals Day 2012 – Live on Premier Sports Extra

September 25, 2012

Premier Sports will broadcast exclusive coverage of the finale to the 2012 Co-operative Championship season.

Live coverage of both the RFL Championship and Championship One grand finals will be shown on Premier Sports Extra this Sunday, forming part of the channel’s Super Sunday Finals Day line-up.

A bumper six-hour celebration of Rugby League gets underway at 1pm, with the full Premier Sports on-screen team of Dave Woods, Ian Ramsdale, Natalie Quirk and Brian Noble guiding viewers through the day’s events.

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