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Life of a Super Sports Blogger

It’s the ultimate dream for many a football fan. Swapping the nine to five for a career spent posting on a blog about the sport you adore. No editorial limits, no suit, no boss. For Alan Spurgeon and his blog Footy-Boots.com, that dream is reality. It’s the ultimate dream for many a football fan. Swapping the nine to five for a career spent posting on a blog about the sport

Sky to launch F1 channel in 2012

Sky Sports have announced they will be launching a brand new channel exclusively for Formula 1 in March 2012. The new dedicated channel will be provided at no extra charge to all Sky TV customers who take both Sky Sports 1 and 2 or the HD pack of channels. On Sky the channel will be on 408 with a reshuffle of other Sky Sports channels to come.  There will be

BBC reveals some details over F1 2012 coverage

The BBC have announced today what races they will be showing in 2012 as part of their new TV Deal alongside Sky Sports. Controversially under the new deal, BBC will screen 10 races out of 20 live. The other 10 will have delayed highlights. Sky Sports will show all 20 races live on a new channel called Sky Sports F1. The Races the BBC have secured include the British, Monaco

Man Utd chosen for ITV’s Live match for Champions League Matchday six.

ITV have picked United over City in the final matchday of the group stages for this year’s Champions League.  After last night’s games, Manchester City now are on the brink of elimination after a 2-1 defeat away to Napoli, therefore their big game against Bayern Munich  (although could be academic) will be shown on Sky Sports rather than on Terrestrial TV. On paper Manchester United against Swiss team FC Basel

SPL Extends TV deal with Sky & ESPN till 2017

The Scottish Premier League have secured a new five year deal with Sky Sports and ESPN to continue showing 60 football matches a season.   The Scottish Premier League have secured a new five year deal with Sky Sports and ESPN to continue showing 60 football matches a season. The current deal was due to run out in 2013 and the new deal sees a 20% increase in revenue for

Voice of football results retires

Tim Gudgin, the man who voices BBC Final Score’s Results has hung up his Microphone at the age of 81. After a career of 60 years in broadcasting, Gudgin cites age, the commute to BBC Sport’s new home in Salford and an upcoming family wedding in Australia for his decision to bow out. Today was the last day Television Centre in London was home for Final Score. The tea-time results

Former South Africa Rugby Star Shot Dead

Former South Africa International rugby player Solly Tyibilika has apparently been shot dead, according to reports. News surfaced on twitter from Kuanda Ntunja a Sports Commentator on the South African pay channel SuperSport. Kuanda Ntunja said on Twitter: “I have been told that he was shot and murdered in cape town. R.I.P. Solly Tyibilika” More and more facts and tweets over the past few hours this afternoon seem to confirm

BBC and ESPN in darts coverage agreement

BBC Sport have reached an agreement with ESPN to provide live coverage of the 2012 Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships.   ESPN will broadcast both evening sessions of the opening weekend of January 7th and 8th, plus every weekday evening session from January 9th to 13th live and exclusively. Its coverage will also include the second semi-final exclusively live on Saturday, January 14th and highlights of the 2012 Lakeside World

BBC to drop second commentator from 5 Live football coverage?

Reports suggest the BBC is to drop its 5 Live radio commentators from two to one to save money.   The reports suggest the corporation is to ditch the second commentator from the football coverage on 5 Live to save money, not to improve the service. The Guardian say “It has long been a quirk of the BBC that it sends two commentators to cover a game on Radio 5