RUGBY UNION: BBC to screen England’s two summer tests against Argentina

May 29, 2013

The BBC has secured the rights to broadcast England’s two Tests against Argentina in June.

Stuart Lancaster’s team travel to South America, minus their British & Irish Lions contingent, for what will be their first two-match series against the Pumas in Argentina since 1997.

BBC commentator Brian Moore, who is covering the forthcoming Lions Tour with talkSPORT, confirmed that the corporation had picked up the rights to screen the tw0-test series from the Argentine rugby board UAR.

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RUGBY UNION: British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia 2013 – Exclusively live on Sky Sports

May 27, 2013

After four long years for British and Irish fans, the Lions roar into life once again for the 2013 Tour of Australia and Sky Sports will be the only place to witness all the drama as a magical month of rugby unfolds.

Warren Gatland and his coaching staff will be looking to secure the first Lions series win since South Africa in 1997 and create a new breed of legends to wear the famous red jersey, led by captain Sam Warburton.

The Lions will be heading down under for the 125th anniversary tour to take on Australia in three test matches and a further six tour matches, with an additional game to kick-start the tour in Hong Kong against the famous Barbarians side on June 1.

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EQUESTRIAN: Badminton Horse Trials 2013 – Live on BBC Sport

April 30, 2013

An all-star entry list featuring world champions and London 2012 Olympians heads up the field for the 2013 Badminton Horse Trials, one of equestrian sport’s showpiece events.

Anticipation is higher than ever this year after the famous event was cancelled last year because heavy and persistent rain in the weeks prior to the event left the famous Gloucestershire venue flooded.

BBC Sport will have all the key action from the final two days of the 2013 event, fronted by Clare Balding, including live coverage of the closing cross country and jumping disciplines.

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TENNIS: Davis Cup – Great Britain v Russia – Live online via LTA website

April 3, 2013

Great Britain’s Davis Cup team face their biggest test of recent years as they take on a highly-experienced Russian team this weekend.

Captain Leon Smith leads the GB side out for their Euro/Africa Zone Group I second round tie at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena, with a place in the top tier World Group play-offs at stake.

As no UK broadcaster has picked up the rights to screen the tie, fans can watch live coverage of all three days online via the LTA website.

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CYCLING: British Cycling teams up with British Eurosport for 2013 road season

March 29, 2013

British Cycling has announced that both of its national road series will be covered by British Eurosport in 2013.

The new broadcast deal covers the six rounds of the Elite Circuit Series and Premier Calendar respectively, all of which will be shown in a highlights programme broadcast just days after each event.

British Eurosport will bring cycling fans the best action from the British pro peloton throughout 2013, adding to its comprehensive coverage of cycling’s biggest events.

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BOWLS: World Indoor Championships 2013 – Live on BBC Sport

January 19, 2013

BBC Sport will have full coverage of the final week of the 2013 Fred Olsen Cruise Lines World Indoor Bowls Championships from Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk.

The world’s best bowlers from across the globe descend on the blue rinks of Potters Leisure Resort for the 15th consecutive year as the televised stages of the 2013 tournament begin on Monday, January 21 and conclude with the world singles final on Sunday, January 27.

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DARTS: BBC extends BDO World Championships TV deal until 2016

January 4, 2013

BBC Sport has extended its commitment to screen free-to-air coverage of the British Darts Organisation’s World Professional Championships until 2016.

The new deal was announced on the eve of the 2013 tournament beginning at the famous Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, and will extend the BBC’s long-standing partnership with the BDO to almost 40 years.

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TABLE TENNIS: World Championship of Ping Pong 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

January 2, 2013

Matchroom Sport are set to stage the inaugural World Championship of Ping Pong at the iconic Alexandra Palace this weekend.

Sky Sports will be showing all the relentless and fast-paced play from both days of competition live on January 5-6 as 64 players from around the world will pick up their sandpaper bats and battle it out for a share of the $100,000 prize fund.

The company behind the revival of darts and snooker as major televised sports watched by millions around the globe, Matchroom’s latest sporting revolution aims to catapult one of the most popular participarion sports in the world onto the international television stage.

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SQUASH: ATCO PSA World Series Squash Finals 2013 – Live on Sky Sports

January 2, 2013

London’s famous Queen’s Club will be graced by the greatest squash players on the planet this weekend as the ATCO PSA World Series Finals draw to a close.

Eight of the greatest male and female players in the squash world will be going head-to-head to decide who will be crowned champions after five days of action.

The pinnacle of the squash calendar returns to Queen’s for the fourth consecutive year from January 2-6 with the closing two days of the tournament being broadcast live on Sky Sports.

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EQUESTRIAN: London International Horse Show 2012 – Live on BBC TV & British Eurosport

December 16, 2012

The BBC and British Eurosport will be providing extensive coverage of the London International Horse Show as it celebrates the 40th anniversary since its reintroduction at Olympia.

Billed as the world’s top equestrian Christmas party, the show will welcome more than 80,000 fans to witness a mix of world-class dressage and show jumping, plus a variety of festive entertainment and special equestrian displays.

This year’s event marks the 40th year since this prestigious event was reintroduced by the late Raymond Brooks-Ward, the BBC’s distinguished former voice of equestrian sport, to Olympia in the 1970s.

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FOOTBALL: BBC secures UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 rights

December 14, 2012

The BBC has acquired the rights to broadcast every match from the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championship in Sweden next summer.

The deal will see live coverage of every England match, plus both semi-finals and the final played out across BBC Two and BBC Three.

In addition, all other peak-time games will be broadcast on BBC Three.

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POOL: Mosconi Cup 2012 – Live on Sky Sports

December 7, 2012

Nine-ball pool’s transatlantic rivalry is renewed as Team Europe meet the United States in the 19th staging of the PartyPoker.com Mosconi Cup, with all four days live on Sky Sports.

Staged at the legendary York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, five of the best professional players from Europe take on their American counterparts over four exciting days in a Ryder Cup-style series of matches.

Europe are the defending champions, having triumphed last year in Las Vegas, and the last time the event was played out at the fabled London venue in 2010, the Europeans enjoyed a triumphant four days in front of packed, vociferous audience.

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