MOTORSPORT: BT Sport secures exclusive MotoGP rights from 2014 season

May 9, 2013

BT Sport has won exclusive rights to broadcast the MotoGP World Championship in a five-year deal starting from the 2014 season.

The agreement with promoter Dorna Sports will see MotoGP programming at the forefront of a quality line-up of top domestic and international sports on the new BT Sport channels, but means the championship loses free-to-air terrestrial coverage.

BT outbid strong competition from the BBC, the current rights holders, and pay-TV rivals Sky Sports.

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DARTS: Sky Sports signs new five-year deal with PDC

March 7, 2013

Sky Sports will take its long-standing partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) into its 25th year thanks to a new five-year broadcast deal.

The agreement offers Sky Sports viewers over 50 days of live and exclusive darts throughout the year including the Ladbrokes World Darts Championship each Christmas until 2018.

As part of the deal, Sky Sports viewers will also continue to enjoy live coverage of the McCoy’s Premier League, World Grand Prix, Grand Slam of Darts, World Cup of Darts and the World Matchplay, which celebrates its 20th staging this summer.

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HANDBALL: IHF Men’s World Championship 2013 – Watch online via LIVESPORT.TV

January 10, 2013

The 23rd IHF Men’s World Championship take place in Spain from January 11-27 and UK fans will be able to watch all the key games exclusively live via the online subscription service LIVESPORT.TV.

Handball’s top 24 teams from across the world will compete over 16 days to be crowned world champions, with the action starting on January 11 as hosts Spain take on Algeria.

London 2012 gold medal winners France won the last World Championship in Sweden two years ago after defeating Denmark in the final, while Spain won the bronze medal after defeating the hosts in the third place match.

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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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DARTS: BDO Lakeside World Professional Championships 2013 – Live on BBC TV & ESPN

December 28, 2012

BBC Sport and ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 2013 BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships from January 5-13.

Dutchman Christian Kist and Russia’s Anastasia Dobromyslova return to the famous Lakeside Country Club in Surrey to defend their titles against the best players from the BDO circuit.

For the second year running, both the BBC and ESPN will share live coverage of the nine-day tournament, culminating with the men’s final exclusively live on BBC Two on January 13.

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FORMULA 1: Sky Sports confirms its coverage plans for 2013

December 21, 2012

Sky Sports F1 will show the Monaco Grand Prix exclusively live next year when the Formula 1 World Championship returns for the 2013 season.

The broadcaster has confirmed its plans for 2013 which will include live coverage of every practice session, qualifying session and race from each grand prix weekend with 10 of them exclusively live.

Every race will be screened on the dedicated Formula 1 channel Sky Sports F1 HD, which made its debut during the 2012 season.

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FORMULA 1: Sky Sports wins FIA award in debut season of F1 coverage

December 8, 2012

Sky Sports has been awarded the ‘Best TV Broadcast Award for Outstanding Coverage’ following the debut season of its dedicated Formula 1 channel.

The award was presented to Sky Sports F1 by FOM chairman Bernie Ecclestone at the 2012 FIA Prize Giving Ceremony in Istanbul on Friday, December 7, where the FIA World Championship presentations were also made.

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