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BBC and ITV announce Euro 2012 Games

The BBC and ITV have announced their games they will be showing for Euro 2012. Both broadcasters will have sixteen matches each, sharing the final. The BBC will have exclusive coverage of both semi finals. For next year’s championships media rumors circulated that the BBC may broadcast their coverage from Salford rather than from a base in Ukraine and Poland due to cost cutting measures. If England and/or Ireland were

Lazenby, Brundle and Croft Lead Sky F1 Line Up

Sky Sports have announced their Formula 1 line up. Simon Lazenby, much rumoured to be getting the presenting gig for Sky’s brand new dedicated Formula 1 channel in 2012 has got the main presenting role. David Croft from BBC Five Live will lead the commentary with Martin Brundle.  Antony Davidson will be reunited with Croft to commentate on the practice sessions. Sky Sports Executive Producer Martin Turner has said: “In

Brundle confirms SKY F1 Move

  Martin Brundle has confirmed he will be part of their F1 team for 2012, moving from the BBC. BBC Sport is losing 10 live races due to cut backs of 20% in the sports department from next year and that seems to be one of the reasons why Brundle has moved, not just financial reasons. “In 2012 I will be working with Sky Sports F1 television,” Brundle told the

Gary Speed dies aged 42

  Welsh Football Manager Gary Speed has died age 42, confirms the Football Association of Wales. Cheshire Police have confirmed the former Leeds, Everton and Newcastle player was found dead at 07:08 GMT at his home in Huntington, Chester. They said there were no suspicious circumstances. Some sources including the Daily Telegraph has stated Speed took his own life. The shock among the football and sporting world is apparent, heightened

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