ATV Sport

BBC to have 24 HD Olympic Streams on TV

The BBC have announced they will make 24 live HD Olympic streams available to cable and satellite providers for the duration of the event. This means viewers will be able to watch every Olympic sport live for the duration of the summer games through their Television’s rather than the previous idea, to broadcast the streams as online only. It will be the first time viewers have been given the opportunity

ESPN to show Australian Football League in the UK

A deal with the Australian Football League will see live television coverage of the AFL Premiership in the UK and Republic of Ireland, Canada, and sub-saharan Africa. The deal will run for the next three seasons, including the current season. ESPN will bring viewers in these territories extensive coverage of the league, which attracts the highest in-stadia attendances of all sports leagues in Australia and has the third highest average

Motorsport on UTV drives in new presenters

Toni Kelly and Karen Feeney have been hired as the new presenters of motorsport on UTV as RPM returns with a special preview of the Circuit of Ireland rally. Toni Kelly is a rally driver from Letterkenny who has competed at international level and runs her own driving school in Donegal. She will be presenting the RPM Motorsport shows on UTV. Toni says, “Presenting RPM is a great way to

Further reaction to the BBC Surrendering horse racing to Channel 4 from 2013

Story Update: As reported on ATV Today earlier this week Channel 4 has secured a four-year deal to broadcast the Grand National, the Derby and Royal Ascot from 2013 after taking the sporting events from the BBC. ATV now takes some analysis of the channel hop with Simon Johnson, Consultant, Sport + Media Group at Charles Russell. Story Update: As reported on ATV Today earlier this week Channel 4 has

More Horse Racing for Channel 4

Channel 4 has increased its horse racing output with a new deal with the Racecourse Media Group in association with Jockey Club Racecourses, Ascot Racecourse and other independent racecourses. “We are delighted Channel 4 is to become the sole destination for British horseracing after securing such iconic events as Royal Ascot, the John Smith’s Grand National and the Investec Derby. “These will sit alongside our established coverage of The Cheltenham

Sky Sports F1 unveil new opening titles ahead of channel launch

Sky Sports F1 have unveiled their new opening titles ahead of their channel’s launch tomorrow, Friday 9th of March.   The opening titles have a montage of footage from down the decades, looking at former world champions, all through the eyes of Sebastian Vettel, current world champion. Also Sky F1 this week have set up a twitter account @SkyF1Insider with some sneaky bits and pieces including photo’s of rehearsals of

Andy Gray: ‘I considered Suicide after Sky Sports sexism row’

Former Sky Sports pundit Andy Gray has revealed that he contemplated suicide after being sacked from the corporation after making sexiest comments. The 56 year old made the comments in an interview with the London Evening Standard.   Andy Gray was sacked and Richard Key’s left after the pair were engulfed around sexism and inappropriate behaviour in the workplace. Gray was seen mocking Sian Massey, a female football assistant referee.