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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ATHLETICS: Virgin London Marathon 2013 – Live on BBC One & British Eurosport

April 16, 2013

After London’s sensational hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, top class athletics returns to the capital’s streets this Sunday with the 2013 Virgin London Marathon, live on BBC One and British Eurosport.

A selection of the world’s greatest long-distance runners and thousands of fundraisers will compete in one of the world’s most famous and colourful races.

In light of the week’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon and subsequent meetings between the Metropolitan police and security experts, the organisers of the London Marathon have confirmed the race will go ahead as planned on Sunday, April 21.

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BOXING: Ricky Hatton’s comeback live on Primetime

November 20, 2012

Ricky Hatton’s return to the ring against Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko will be broadcast exclusively live by pay-per-view sports channel Primetime.

Former WBA welterweight champion Senchenko is expected to be a tough opponent for ‘The Hitman’ as he makes his comeback after a three-year absence in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, November 24 (fight start: 10pm approx).

The PPV broadcaster will screen the headline fight as well as three undercard fights from 7.00pm on channel 498 on Sky, Virgin on-Demand, streamed live via the Primetime website, and in selected pubs/bars and cinemas across the UK.

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BOXING: ‘Battle of the Olympians’ – Price v Harrison – Live on BoxNation

October 9, 2012

Rising heavyweight star David Price will defend his British and Commonwealth titles against Audley Harrison in the ‘Battle of the Olympians’, exclusively live on BoxNation.

Price will make his debut on the dedicated boxing channel in front of his home fans on Saturday, October 13, when he takes on the 2000 Olympic champion and former world title challenger at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

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LONDON 2012: Paralympic Games on Channel 4

August 20, 2012

After years of working and waiting, countless months of heady anticipation, and weeks of building excitement, the London 2012 Paralympic Games have finally arrived.

Channel 4 will provide comprehensive coverage across all 12 days of competition, where viewers will witness unfettered sporting brilliance, courage, talent, triumph and tragedy, as dreams are made and broken in the cauldron of top class competitive sport.

The 2012 Paralympics will be the biggest event in Channel 4’s 30-year history, with almost 500 hours of live coverage will be broadcast during the twelve days of competition, marking the most extensive Paralympic Games coverage ever broadcast in the UK.

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ATHLETICS: Virgin London Marathon 2012 – Live on BBC One

April 16, 2012

The Virgin London Marathon takes place this Sunday and you can follow all the action as it happens with comprehensive coverage across the BBC.

The 32nd staging of the one of the world’s biggest city marathons will see elite athletes from across the globe tread the familiar path along some of the most famous streets of England’s capital city.

Alongside them will be the usual mix of club racers and thousands of fun runners, with all of them looking to complete the gruelling 26.2 mile course while raising money for charitable causes.

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