GOLF: US Open 2013 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

June 10, 2013

Make way for the big guns as the stars of the golfing world will be out in force this week for the 113th US Open, the second Major championship of the season.

All four days of competition from Merion Golf Club’s East Course will be again be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports.

Opened in 1912, the East Course has hosted the US Open on four previous occasions and produced four different winners.

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FOOTBALL: Scottish Cup Final 2013 – Hibernian v Celtic – Live on BBC Scotland & Sky Sports

May 20, 2013

With the SPL title all wrapped up, Celtic look to complete the domestic double as they take on Hibernian in the 2013 William Hill Scottish Cup Final.

Scotland’s showpiece match sees Pat Fenlon’s Hibernian take on Neil Lennon’s side for the oldest national trophy in the world, which was first played for in 1874.

Both BBC One Scotland and Sky Sports will simulcast live coverage of the conclusion to the Scottish football season at Hampden Park on Sunday, May 26.

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FOOTBALL: Sky Sports secures live home nations qualifiers for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018

May 14, 2013

Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to screen all home nations and Republic of Ireland qualification matches for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

The new agreement with UEFA provides Sky Sports with live coverage all Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland games, together with highlights of England qualifiers and a selection of live matches featuring non-home nation sides.

In a seperate announcement, Sky Sports has officially confirmed it will screen this summer’s European Under-21 Championships in Israel exclusively live.

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BOXING: Alexander v Purdy & Prizefighter Cruiserweights III – Live on Sky Sports

May 13, 2013

Sky Sports will screen a bumper double-header of international boxing this Saturday night (May 18).

Eight hours of continuous live coverage begins with the 30th installment of Prizefighter – the third edition of the cruiserweights – at the event’s spiritual home of York Hall in Bethnal Green.

Then at 12.30am, attention switches Stateside as Britain’s Lee Purdy aims to cause a major upset when he fights Devon Alexander for the IBF world welterweight title Atlantic City.

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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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TENNIS: Sky Sports retains US Open and ATP World Tour rights

May 2, 2013

Sky Sports has secured major rights renewals for two of its most long-standing contracts to cover the US Open and ATP World Tour events.

The broadcaster has renewed the rights to screen the final Grand Slam of the calendar year in New York, where Britain’s Andy Murray won his first major title in 2012, in a new three-year deal starting in August.

Sky have also secured the rights to continue broadcasting exclusive live coverage of the top events on the ATP World Tour calendar for five more years up to 2018, including all nine ATP Masters 1000 events and the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 Arena.

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