Mar 292017

Is Sky UK Cardsharing coming to an end ?

During this past week, people using cardshare systems to access their Sky pay channels, have been losing some of their channels.

8 channels, all are on the same transponder, are currently not clearing and are blank on cardsharing systems.

The channels affected are :

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Sky Atlantic
Sky Living +1
Sky sports 4
Sky sports news HQ
Eurosport 1

are currently showing “scrambled” messages when trying to access these channels on this one frequency on cardsharing systems.

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Jan 302017

Sky prepare for loss of Discovery channels

Sky have made preparations for the loss of the Discovery TV Group of channels…

Contract negotiations between Sky and Discovery have meant the potential loss of 12 channels operated by Discovery from the Sky TV package. (More information here )

The loss of channesl is expect to happen on the 1st February 2017, unless a last minute deal can be reached.

In the meantime, Sky has prepared a “generic” screen, informing customers that the channels are no longer available on Sky TV packages, which will “go live” on the 1st February 2017.


Jun 022016

Eurosport is on the verge of being the first commercial broadcaster to be allowed to broadcast live UK coverage of Wimbledon this summer.

The pay-TV channel has finalised details with the BBC about how it can partner with the corporation to air the tournament from 2016 to 2020 and is now awaiting consent from regulator Ofcom.

Under the deal Eurosport will simultaneously broadcast live coverage of the final with the BBC but also air evening highlights timed not to clash with the corporation’s own nightly roundup.

The BBC has aired Wimbledon for eight decades but with increasing pressure on the licence fee it has been looking to make savings with tie-ups with commercial broadcasters.

Speaking at a press conference in Paris in which Eurosport and its parent Discovery announced a number of sports rights deals, Eurosport chief executive Peter Hutton said he could not yet announce a deal about Wimbledon but said details how how it would work with the BBC have been ironed out.
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Mar 012015

“2015 Dare to Dream” – Eurosport Promo Trailer

2015 Dare to Dream with Eurosport.

A Promo Trailer for the various sports Eurosport will be covering during 2015.

Eurosport On Sky TV in Spain :

Jan 312015

Eurosport has extended its contract for the broadcasting of the Spanish cycling competition La Vuelta Espana until 2020.

The deal includes exclusive rights in some key markets such as the UK, Italy, Germany, France and Poland.

Eurosport now has the broadcast rights for all three main Tours, La Vuelta, the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France.

Eurosport now provides over 1,800 hours of TV cycling coverage on both Eurosport and Eurosport 2.

“As we enter the 20th year in our broadcast of La Vuelta a España, I am delighted to extend our long-term partnership with this great property until 2020,” said Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO at Eurosport Group. “La Vuelta and cycling are in our DNA and, in 2014, 100 million different European viewers enjoyed the sport on our TV channels. We are pleased to support and contribute to the growth of this premium property across Europe and look forward to bringing all the action and drama to the fans.”


Jan 182015

The 2015 Australian Open Tennis Championship

The 2015 Australian Open Tennis Championship will be held from 19 to 29 January 2015.

The 2015 Australian Open Tennis Championship will be the 103rd edition of the Australian Open

The 2015 Australian Open Tennis Championship will be held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Austrailia.

The 2015 Australian Open swings into action in Melbourne and both British Eurosport and the BBC will be screening live coverage of the first Grand Slam of the year.

British Eurosport will again be the only place to follow the progress of all the big names throughout the 14-day tournament with the most comprehensive and unrivalled coverage of each day’s play available on UK television.

BBC Sport will provide free-to-air coverage of the latter stages of the tournament Down Under, including the men’s and women’s singles finals live on BBC TV.

BeIN Sports will also be providing coverage.



Jan 172015

The Premier League’s chances of sealing a staggering £10million-per-game agreement – and £5 billion overall – from the next three-year domestic rights deal are even stronger now two foreign TV giants are involved.

The battle between Sky Sports and BT Sport in the auction for the seven packages was already such that £10m for each of 168 live games was an achievable target.

But the Premier League also have America’s massively-funded Discovery Channel looking closely at the tender document while Qatar-based beIN Sports are discussing whether to bid before the February 6 deadline.

Discovery, famous for their documentaries, look the more interested of the two potential new challengers. They own Eurosport so have an established platform on which to screen matches. Even one of the two mini 14-game packages might be seen as a way of establishing the Discovery-Eurosport partnership in the UK. Sports rights specialist Peter Hutton has been appointed Eurosport CEO to build content.

As for beIN Sports, they have the financial muscle to outbid all rivals and it seems a matter of when, rather than if, they will enter England’s domestic football market.

Doha executives say they will give serious consideration as to whether now is the right time to move. The competition will delight the Premier League, who sell each of the seven packages to the highest bidder, and it might be that three different networks share content from 2016-17.

May 172014

French Open Tennis 2014 – TV Coverage on ITV and Eurosport



French Open Tennis. Roland Garros. Live Coverage on Satellite TV. French Open TV Broadcasters.



The 2014 French Open, the 113th edition of the French Open, will take place at the Stade Roland Garros from 25 May to 8 June.

French Open Television Coverage and Broadcasters

UK TV coverage for the 2014 French Open will be available on ITV1, ITV3 and ITV4. ITV will bring viewers exclusive live coverage of the 2014 French Open tennis at Roland Garros from Sunday May 25. Due to ITV4′s coverage of the final week of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, the first five days of the French Open will be shared across ITV4 and ITV3, with the rest of the tournament on ITV4, while the mens’ and women’s singles finals will be broadcast live on ITV.

Coverage will also be available on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 on satellite TV.


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Jan 242014

Discovery Communications, the new majority shareholder in Eurosport, is considering using its deep pockets to take on BSkyB and BT in the next multibillion-pound war for Premier League TV rights.

The owner of the Discovery factual channel, which has a market capitalisation of $28bn (£19bn), is eying up the UK sports rights market after a deal last week to fast-track its acquisition of a controlling stake in Eurosport.

Bidding for the next three-year Premier League TV rights deal is expected to start later this year, and the Discovery Communications chief executive, David Zaslav, told the Guardian that his company is considering a bid.

“We will look opportunistically at everything, strong sports rights can be very compelling and ‘must have’ content for viewers and advertisers,” he said, adding that the UK is Discovery’s biggest market outside the US. “Eurosport is very strong in the UK and we’ll will look at all rights in the UK and Europe and make a strategic decision.”

In June 2012 BT made a surprise entry into Premier League TV rights, winning a significant number of top-flight games that had been the preserve of BSkyB, in a battle that netted the league a record £3bn.


Jan 132013

British Eurosport will be the only place to see extensive live daily coverage of the 2013 Australian Open as the BBC scales back its coverage further.

After limiting their live coverage of the Australian Open to the semi-finals and final in 2012, the BBC have reduced their TV coverage further this year with only the men’s & women’s finals scheduled for live broadcast on BBC Two. The reduction in the BBC’s coverage of the event sparked angry reaction from fans last year.

British Eurosport’s unrivalled coverage will start on Monday 14 January and include over 300 hours across both channels with live action on British Eurosport HD and British Eurosport 2 HD. Tennis fans can also catch up on the day’s play with daily and evening highlights while online viewers can access live streams from up to seven courts and comprehensive video on demand via Eurosport Player.

BBC Two’s live coverage of the men’s and women’s final will be presented by Sue Barker with Andrew Castle and John Lloyd on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 January.

Australian Open 2013 (14 – 27 January)

British Eurosport coverage

– Daily live coverage (14-27 January) throughout the tournament on British Eurosport HD, British Eurosport 2 HD & Eurosport Player from midnight daily.

– The only place to follow Andy Murray’s progress through the tournament

– Daily Eurosport Tennis Magazine ‘Game, Set & Mats’

– Daily and evening highlights

BBC TV coverage

– Live coverage of women’s and men’s single final only

– Saturday 26 January – Women’s singles final, 8:25am live on BBC Two

– Sunday 27 January- Men’s singles final, 8:15am live on BBC Two