REVIEW 2012: A Golden Year of Sport

December 31, 2012

Sport On The Box looks back at 2012 – A Golden Year of Sport.

It was the greatest of all years for British sport, with unparalleled success in so many fields and a home Olympics which the rest of the world hailed as one of the best ever.

The images from a memorable 2012 will linger long in the collective consciousness and SOTB reviews a year that was sprinkled gold by so many unforgetable TV moments.

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BROADCASTING: BBC scales back Red Button service

October 3, 2012

The BBC will cut the number of video streams it offers through its interactive Red Button TV service later this month, as it shifts the focus of the service to emerging online platforms.

From October 15, the BBC will reduce the number of red button video streams from five to just one to more than 20 million homes with Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, bringing the service in line with its existing Freeview offering.

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FOOTBALL: Being Liverpool – New six-part documentary series on Channel 5

September 19, 2012

Liverpool FC becomes the first Premier League club to open its doors to the cameras for a ground-breaking documentary series that goes behind the scenes with unprecedented access to the club, the players and the management.

Narrated by life-long fan Clive Owen and produced by Emmy Award-winning Scott Boggins, Being: Liverpool will make its UK debut when the first of six episodes airs exclusively on Channel 5 at 9pm on Friday, September 21.

Viewers will see the players and management as they’ve never seen them before, as the cameras take fans into the inner-workings of one of Britain’s most famous football clubs.

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