CYCLING: Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong to be broadcast on Discovery in the UK

January 14, 2013

Lance Armstrong will break his long silence over allegations that he cheated his way to seven Tour de France titles in his first ‘no-holds-barred’ interview with US talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.

Armstrong will address the alleged doping scandal, years of accusations of cheating and charges of lying about the use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his storied cycling career.

The interview will be broadcast in two parts, this first of which will air in the United States at 9pm ET on Thursday, January 17, and viewers in the UK can watch a live simulcast of the full interview on the Discovery Channel or online via Oprah.com at 2.00am GMT, early on Friday morning.

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CYCLING: The World According to Lance – UK premiere on ESPN

October 29, 2012

ESPN will broadcast the UK premiere of the exposé documentary into Lance Armstrong on Friday, November 2.

The World According To Lance investigates one of the biggest scandals in the history of sport, detailing the case against the American cyclist, who has been accused of employing illegal doping to enhance his athletic performances.

Australian journalist Quentin McDermott reviews the allegations against the Texan, featuring evidence from key players in the USADA investigation, including friends, teammates and some of cycling’s most influential players.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games deliver record viewing figures for BBC

August 13, 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games delivered the biggest national television audiences since current measuring systems began, with at least 90% of the UK population tuning in to watch the BBC’s comprehensive coverage at some stage during the event.

Almost 52m watched at least 15-minutes of BBC TV’s Olympics output, and 24.2m also tuned in to see at least 15-minutes of coverage on the BBC’s 24 Olympics channels via the Red Button, according to figures released by the corporation, making the 2012 Games the largest TV audience reach for a major event for at least 10 years.

In addition to impressive TV viewing figures, the BBC also delivered its most successful online event ever, attracting a record-breaking 55m global browsers to the BBC Sport website, marking London 2012 as the first truly digital Olympic Games.


LONDON 2012: BBC unveils Olympics titles

July 2, 2012

The BBC has revealed the title sequence and marketing campaign for its coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Based on a concept of transforming the UK landscape into a giant sporting arena, the animations will be seen across the BBC’s comprehensive Olympics output on TV, computers, mobiles, tablets and connected TVs.

Mercury Prize-winning band Elbow have composed the BBC’s 2012 anthem titled ‘First Steps’, and will be available as a digital-only download on the day of the opening ceremony (July 27).

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