Jan 292015

The BBC will continue to broadcast Premier League highlights for at least the next three years with a new multi-year contract awarded in a deal thought to be worth £204m.

“We’re keeping Premier League highlights on BBC for a further three years through to and including the 2018/19 season,” read a post on the Match of the Day official Twitter feed.

This is considers to be good enws for the BBC, as ITV were expected to bid for the highlights package, now that they have lost thier Champions League and FA Cup rights.

But it’s understood that ITV did not even consdier a bid, despite reports that they would.


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Jan 272015

Cricket World Cup 2015 – Australia and New Zealand – 14 February and 29 March 2015

Sky Sports will show the Cricket World Cup, all matches live.

Sky Sports 2 will be rebranded as Sky Sports World Cup, and become a dedicated Cricket channel for the duration of the World Cup.

ITV will show highlights of the Cricket World Cup, which begins next month, according to a consultation document from the regulator Ofcom.

The document has disclosed that ITV has won the rights to the terrestrial highlights.

ITV1 will show highlights of all of England’s games, including the match against Scotland Highlights of the other matches, including the semi-final and final, will be on ITV4.

The ITV highlights will be shown at 10pm each night and last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Sep 152014

Welsh public-service television channel S4C has acquired rights for highlights coverage of the Spanish Liga, the top division of football in the country.

S4C will broadcast weekly highlights of the Liga alongside highlights of the Welsh top-tier Premier League as part of the Sgorio programme on Mondays at 18.05pm.

Liga highlights will also feature in the Welsh-language channel’s new Sunday sports programme, Clwb.

S4C’s director of content, Dafydd Rhys, said that there is “huge interest” in the Liga due to Wales national team star Gareth Bale entering his second season at Real Madrid.

Aug 312014

Live Ryder Cup on Sky Sports and BBC Sport – September 2014

The 2014 Ryder Cup

The 2014 Ryder Cup will be at Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland.

After Europe’s dramatic fightback to win in Medinah two years ago, Tom Watson will be looking to inspire the USA to victory at Gleneagles


Sky Sports Ryder Cup Coverage

Thu 25th September

Ryder Cup
Day 1, Sky Sports 4 (15:00), Sky Sports 4 HD (15:00)
Fri 26th September

Ryder Cup
Day 2, Sky Sports 4 (07:00)
Sat 27th September

Ryder Cup
Day 3, Sky Sports 4 (07:00)
Sun 28th September

Ryder Cup
Day 4, Sky Sports 4 (10:00)



BBC Sport Ryder Cup Coverage :

BBC TV will show highlights of the days play.

John Inverdale hosts live coverage of all the action on BBC Radio 5 live, with Clare Balding bringing you the build-up.

BBC Sport broadcast schedule:

Thursday, 25 September
12:00 – 14:00, BBC Radio 5 live – Clare Balding hosts all the build-up
19:00 – 22:00, BBC Radio 5 live – John Inverdale previews all the action

Friday, 26 September
06:00 – 08:30, BBC Radio 5 live – Ryder Cup Breakfast with Nicky Campbell
08:30 – 19:00, BBC Radio 5 live – John Inverdale brings you all the action throughout the day
20:30 – 22:00, BBC Two – Highlights from day one

Saturday, 27 September
06:00 – 08:30, BBC Radio 5 live – Ryder Cup Breakfast with Nicky Campbell
08:30 – 19:00, BBC Radio 5 live – John Inverdale brings you all the action from day two
20:30 – 22:30, BBC Two – Highlights from day two

Sunday, 28 September
11:00 – 18:00, BBC Radio 5 live – John Inverdale brings you all the action from the final day singles live
19:30 – 21:30, BBC Two – Highlights from the final day singles



Live Ryder Cup Golf on Sky Sports and BBC Sport : TV schedule –

Jun 192014

F1 Austrian Grand Prix
Live Coverage 20 -22nd June 2014
Times in GMT / BST

Practice 1 08:45
Practice 2 12:45


Practice 3 09:45

Grand Prix 11:30

Live on Sky Sports F1, BeIN Sports, Antenna 3
Highlights on BBC

Nov 262013

BBC One has unveiled its programming highlights for the Christmas period.

The return of Sherlock, Matt Smith’s farewell to Doctor Who and the arrival of Danny Dyer in EastEnders are among the most notable pieces of festive scheduling.

BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen said: “Brilliant Christmas telly across drama, factual, comedy, entertainment and religion is something licence-fee payers rightly expect from the BBC, and this year’s holiday schedule delivers that.

“We have massive events such as the Doctor Who regeneration and the incredible return of Sherlock, as well as festive specials from hit shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Call the Midwife, Bad Education, and The Great British Bake Off.

“And of course there are brand new treats such as David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and we’ll be showing a wide range of religious programming, including a live broadcast of The First Eucharist of Christmas from Westminster Abbey.”

Drama coming to BBC One over the festive period includes the latest instalment of record breaking ratings hit Call The Midwife, Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi comedy drama Last Tango In Halifax and the PD James adaptation Death Comes To Pemberley, which stars Jenna Coleman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Rhys and Matthew Goode.

Martin Sheen, Jonas Armstrong and Paul Kaye star in The Whale, a one off drama about the events that inspired Moby Dick.

The comedy highlights include new Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas and New Year specials, festive editions of Citizen Khan, The Matt Lucas Awards and Not Going Out.

Sir David Jason will return to play his much loved character Granville in Still Open All Hours, while Catherine Tate will also make a full headline return to BBC One in comedy Nan, based around her popular sketch show character.

The entertainment highlights include a special edition of Celebrity Mastermind, the annual Christmas and New Year editions of Top of the Pops and the festive Strictly Come Dancing special on Christmas Day.

The factual lineup is headlined by Dolphins – Spy In The Pod, the sequel to the popular penguin doc Spy In The Huddle earlier this year. David Tennant will narrate the show.

Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, Gnomeo and Juliet, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Little Fockers and Megamind will air across the BBC’s main channels.

Exact air dates are yet to be announced.

Nov 222013

Highlights of Champions League and Europa League matches will be shown on ITV until 2018 after agreeing a new deal with UEFA.

The deal guarantees coverage of the two competitions on free-to-air television for three years starting from the 2015/2016 season.

Each week during the competitions, ITV will show comprehensive highlights programmes covering all of the week’s Champions League games on Wednesday nights and on Thursday nights for the Europa League.

ITV will also show highlights of both finals and the UEFA Super Cup, as part of the deal.

BT Sport recently paid close to £1bn for live rights for three years for the Champions League

Nov 192013

Sky is to show highlights of the Ashes series through its free-to-air channel Pick.

During the Ashes series a one-hour highlights programme will be shown at 10pm (UK time) every day during the Test action, ODI and T20 matches.

Sky says its coverage will include commentary from David Gower, Michael Atherton, Sir Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, David Lloyd and Shane Warne.

Pick is available on Sky channel 152, Freeview, Virgin Media and Freesat

This may be because no broadcasters such as BBC ITV C4 or Five bought a highlights package to show on their channels…?