Channel 4 will show all terrestrial racing - including the Grand National, Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby - for "at least the next four years" from 2013, the broadcaster said in a statement. BBC coverage will continue on radio, online and TV news.
As the start of the 2012 Formula 1 season fast approaches, Sky Sports has revealed further details of the multi-platform coverage it is putting in place to accompany coverage on Sky Sports F1 HD, which goes live on Sky channel 408 on Friday 9th March.
Alberto Contador’s Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing was awash in controversy. The president of the three arbitrator panel, Efraim Barak, was accused by Radio Shack-Nissan team owner Flavio Becca of being biased for Contador. Then WADA lawyers were blocked from cross examining their expert witness Michael Ashenden, an act that nearly drove the WADA lawyers to walk out in protest. Finally, the panel’s ruling settled on a theory that Clenbuterol entered Contador’s system via a tainted supplement, a theory that Contador flatly rejected.
Soccerex has announced that UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino and marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein will be part of an exclusive session on UEFA’s plans to centralise media rights for national team matches at next month’s European Forum in Manchester.
With the Olympic test event programme in full swing, attention at the London organising committee is increasingly focused on the real thing, and in particular on delivering a successful opening 36 hours of the Games to set the tone for the fortnight that follows.
Eurosport has renewed its deal for a significant package of winter sports rights until the 2015-16 season. The package agreed with the Infront Sports & Media agency includes a raft of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, nordic combined skiing, ski jumping and snowboard FIS World Cup events.
talkSPORT will fully live up to its name from April 2nd when it switches to a 24 hour sports station. It will offer breaking sports news both day and night and increase its coverage of international sports, including NBA, NFL and MLS updates, with correspondents around the globe.
Sports broadcaster ESPN has launched a new global football app for its Soccernet brand, offering news, live scores, audio and video content. The ESPNsoccernet app is initially being released for iPhone, with Android, Windows Phone and Symbian versions to follow.
Mario Pescante has resigned from his role as International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president after admitting he was “embarrassed” by Rome’s early exit from the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
The European Broadcasting Union and Amaury Sport Organisation/Unipublic, have renewed an agreement on the terms for broadcasting the Spanish Vuelta for the next four years, from 2012 to 2015 inclusive.
Sky Deutschland has raised €155.8 million in a share sale to load up for the auction for key rights to top-flight soccer, its main draw for subscribers. The company placed about 70.8 million new shares at €2.20 each, with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp taking up about half of the new shares to keep its stake in Sky Deutschland stable at 49.9 percent.