SNOOKER: Snooker Legends Cup – Live on British Eurosport

May 7, 2013

Following on from 17 days of World Championship drama at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, a selection of snooker’s great and the good will all be under one roof once again for a special event in London.

Featuring the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White and Steve Davis, British Eurosport will screen live action from the Snooker Legends Cup event at the Civic Hall in Bedworth on the weekend of May 11-12.

The format of the competition pits four players from England and Northern Ireland against four players from the rest of the world.

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SNOOKER: Betfair World Championship 2013 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

April 15, 2013

Snooker’s greatest prize is up for grabs in Sheffield as the city plays host to 17 days of slow-burning tension and drama with 32 of the world’s finest players going head-to-head for the 2013 World Championship trophy.

Last year’s winner Ronnie O’Sullivan returns to the Crucible Theatre to defend his title, marking his high-profile comeback to the sport following self-imposed break, and is among the favourites for glory despite having played just one competitive match since his Sheffield triumph last May.

BBC Sport and British Eurosport will have comprehensive coverage of the 2013 Betfair World Championship across all platforms, with the tournament starting in Sheffield on Saturday, April 20, running until May 6.

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BROADCASTING: Matchroom Sport seals new Sky Sports deal for fishing, pool and ping pong

April 8, 2013

Matchroom Sport has announced a new agreement with Sky Sports to continue its coverage of a wide variety of popular sporting events for a further five years.

Founded by Barry Hearn, the sports company’s new agreement guarantees nearly 200 hours of coverage from ten events on Sky Sports each year, including some of its most well-known sporting properties such as the Mosconi Cup, Fish ‘O’ Mania and the World Championship of Ping Pong.

The deal runs up to the end of 2017 and extends the long-standing relationship between the two organisations to over 25 years.

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SNOOKER: ITV4 to screen 2013 Haikou World Open

February 19, 2013

ITV will broadcast its first major ranking world snooker event for 20 years when it covers the Haikou World Open in China from February 25-March 3.

Featuring many of the sport’s biggest names, current champion Mark Allen will be defending his title against the likes of world number one Judd Trump, John Higgins, Mark Selby, Ding Junhui and 2010 World Open winner Neil Robertson.

The action takes place on Hainan Island and there is a top prize of £85,000 up for grabs. ITV4 and British Eurosport will have extensive coverage of the event throughout the week.

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SNOOKER: Welsh Open 2013 – Live on BBC Wales & Eurosport

February 8, 2013

The best snooker players on the planet will be in Newport for the 2013 BetVictor Welsh Open with live coverage on BBC Wales and British Eurosport.

The tournament runs from February 11-17 at the Newport Centre and will feature leading players such as world number one Mark Selby, John Higgins, Judd Trump, defending champion Ding Junhui and Welsh wizards Mark Williams and Matthew Stevens.

The BBC Wales-televised event is one of snooker’s longest standing world ranking events, ever-present on the calendar since 1992.

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FOOTBALL: Jason Mohammad announced as new presenter of BBC’s Final Score

January 25, 2013

Jason Mohammad will replace Gabby Logan as the regular presenter of the BBC’s Final Score.

The Welsh presenter, who has worked on a variety of sports programmes during the last decade for BBC Wales, as well as BBC Sport’s rugby union and Olympics coverage, will take over the reigns of the corporation’s football results service full-time from the start of the 2013/14 season.

It has also been confirmed that Mohammad will replace Rishi Persad as the BBC’s secondary snooker presenter, starting with the 2013 World Championships in April.

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BROADCASTING: BT Vision to carry British Eurosport

November 8, 2012

BT has signed a long term distribution deal to add both British Eurosport channels to the line-up of linear TV channels available on its BT Vision service.

The agreement will bring British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2 to BT’s TV service, offering sports fans the chance to watch major European and international sporting events.

British Eurosport content will complement a wider sports offering soon to be available from BT Vision on the BT Sport channel to be launched in the summer of 2013.

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