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28 July 2011 17:06 Post ID: #14706 - in reply to #1057
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ITV have announced detals of their Rugby World Cup coverage

- Steve Rider will present live games on ITV1, with Craig Doyle doing other games and highlights

- Commentators are Nick Mullins, Simon Ward, Martin Gillingham and Bob Symonds

- Co-commentary from Phil Vickery, Andy Gomersall, Alan Quinlan and Scott Hastings

- Pundits are Lawrence Dallaglio, Thom Evans, Gareth Thomas, Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Lynagh and Francois Pienaar (No word of an Irish pundit unless they haven't confirmed one yet)

- Martin Bayfield will be in the England camp. Gabriel Clarke will also be out there reporting

- All Home Nations matches, QFs, SFs and Final on ITV1 (in fact the vast majority of weekend games are, with the rest on ITV4)

- Presentation will be done from London for the pool stages, then from Auckland there on in

- Theme music World in Union as usual

There's a full press release on ITV's website
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29 July 2011 08:00 Post ID: #14715 - in reply to #1057
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Major breaking news. Sky and the BBC will split F1 rights beginning next season. The current BBC contract wasn't supposed to run out until 2013, but they restructured it to end following this season. The new contract will run from 2012-2018. Sky will carry all races live, as well as practice and qualifying. BBC will air half of the races live as well, with practice and qualifying for those races airing on the BBC as well as Sky. A similar arrangement to The Masters as one journalist put it on Twitter. BBC will show highlights for the races they don't air live.

Races on the BBC (they will have about 10), will certainly include Monaco, Silverstone and the final race of the season (Brazil). I'd presume that they'd let Sky have exclusive coverage of the races outside of Europe because they would be able to save money on flying crew around the world.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9550930.stm
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,12433_7066182,00.html
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29 July 2011 13:41 Post ID: #14719 - in reply to #14715
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NB Football Fan - 29/7/2011 08:00

Races on the BBC (they will have about 10), will certainly include Monaco, Silverstone and the final race of the season (Brazil). I'd presume that they'd let Sky have exclusive coverage of the races outside of Europe because they would be able to save money on flying crew around the world.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9550930.stm
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,12433_7066182,00.html


I think they would pass on the fly-aways in the Far East and Australia (unless it;s the first race of the season) I still think they'd go out to the US or Canada though, especially as those races are in the evening

They may also pick races to fit around their other sports rights (Wimbledon, the Olympics, possibly Euro 2012) to spread out their live sport over the year.

Also, do BBC have to pick their races from the outset, or can they select them at shorter notice so they could show the title being won even if it isn't on the last race?

Overall though, I'm disappointed. The BBC F1 coverage is probably the best sports coverage on TV at the moment. With the BBC budget cuts, if ITV, C4 and C5 weren't interested this was probably the only real outcome but I wish the BBC could have east seen out their contract

I would have preferred it if the BBC had kept all races, but practice and qualifying going to Sky exclusively
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30 July 2011 17:09 Post ID: #14729 - in reply to #1057
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I read that Channel 4 was interested, but they weren't willing to spend enough money to make Bernie happy.

I think having some exclusive races was probably a deal breaker for Sky. Would have they even been interested if BBC was showing all of the races?
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02 August 2011 00:39 Post ID: #14760 - in reply to #1057
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I think it was £20 million less per year than the joint BBC/Sky effort

You're probably right that Sky would have been interested only because they have some of the races excusively. And in fact I'd rather have that than exclusivety for ITV or Channel 4. Nothing against them, but even if it has to be paid for it's probably better to be able to see the race without a significant amount missed due to ads.

I wonder if Sky will show the support races (I know Eurosport already cover some) They could do with some extra motorsport, one of the criticisms I've read is that Sky offers motorsports fans who aren't bothered with much else very little, and they're right to be honest (IndyCar live, then highlights of NASCAR and some minor series)
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06 August 2011 20:04 Post ID: #14868 - in reply to #1057
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Old news now, but the other day Sky signed a new contract to show rugby league's Super League until 2016

No mention of a highlights package yet
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07 September 2011 16:53 Post ID: #15701 - in reply to #1057
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I can't see any news to confirm this but...

Done one those ESPN Fan forum sureveys and on a list of sports they asked us whether it's a factor in us subscribing to ESPN, it listed "Roland Garros Tennis"

Does look as though ESPN have picked up the French Open, whether that's in partnership with another channel (like the BBC) I don't know
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14 October 2011 00:57 Post ID: #16674 - in reply to #1057
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Premier Sports has picked up National Hockey League rights in Britain. Up to 10 games per week. Does anyone on here watch hockey? Will anyone pay extra to get Premier Sports to watch it? It seems like ESPN America would have been a better choice for the NHL to sign with considering many people subscribe to it for football, rugby and NFL.
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28 October 2011 20:06 Post ID: #17023 - in reply to #1057
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ITV have acquired FTA rights for the French Open tennis from next year

Both singles finals and two additional matches will be on ITV1, with ITV4 showing six hours of live coverage each day and daily highlights

A pay-TV broadcaster has not been picked yet
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29 March 2012 21:05 Post ID: #20534 - in reply to #1057
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ESPN SECURES RIGHTS TO ATP AND WTA TENNIS EVENTS

http://tv.espn.co.uk/gb/espl/espn-news-updates/espn-news/espn-secur...
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29 March 2012 22:59 Post ID: #20535 - in reply to #20534
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some rugby league news from Australia

English Super league rights has now gone to Eurosport starting this weekend, Channel 9 previously held the rights and only showed them into the Northern Rugby states
http://www.rleague.com/content/article.php?id=42905

Setanta Sports has also picked up some lower down English rugby league from their UK station Premier Sports

Something I have been waiting for a long time NRL goes live nation wide for the first time on Friday night with government finally giving Channel 9 / Win Television approval to air games on GEM into Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.
http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/03/government-approves-nrl-on-gem-...

Edited by djpower 29/3/2012 23:01
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18 July 2012 14:33 Post ID: #22558 - in reply to #1057
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BBC will show the Summer and Winter Olympics through to 2020
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24 July 2012 23:59 Post ID: #22605 - in reply to #1057
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It says on the sky website that ESPN will be showing the PDC European Darts Open Championships.

http://www.sky.com/shop/offers/espn

Edited by tell 25/7/2012 00:00
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31 August 2012 21:28 Post ID: #23079 - in reply to #1057
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Charles Sale has said bt have got the rights for French club rugby’s Top 14

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-2195513/Carlos-Tevez-told-...

4th story down
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05 September 2012 02:04 Post ID: #23134 - in reply to #1057
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With just 24 hours before the NFL season starts, Sky finally sorted out TV rights. Same as last year it seems, with two live games every Sunday, plus Thanksgiving, post-season, NFL Network games, Redzone and the season opener. Deal is through to Feb 2015

Channel 4 continuing with SNF had already been sorted. Still no announcement on MNF yet
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05 September 2012 04:55 Post ID: #23135 - in reply to #23134
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There's now a new pattern to late kickoffs. It used to be 4:15 ET all the time but now it's 4:25 ET for certain weeks, including this one. Presumably so early game markets don't get shafted and switch to the late game while the early one isn't complete.
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06 September 2012 01:53 Post ID: #23141 - in reply to #23135
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And the BBCwill show MNF, which personally I think is a massive surprise. It'll be on the red button

They've also retained live coverage of the Super Bowl and playoff highlights. They'll also have highlights of the Wembley game. Can't remember if they did last season
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