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Sunset+Vine secures BT Sport contract

BT Sport has extended its current agreement with Sunset+Vine in a new four year contract to produce its coverage through until 2022.

The new agreement with the TV sports producer and distributor equates to 1,200 hours of live and magazine coverage for BT Sport per year, starting from the beginning of the 2018/19 Premier League season. 

The extension takes the partnership through to a ninth year, having begun in 2013.

BBC to broadcast first ever UFC event

BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra will broadcast a UFC event live for the first time when the UFC makes its debut in Liverpool this Sunday.

UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till, which takes place at the Echo Arena Liverpool, will be aired live on the station during a huge weekend of sport for the city that also sees the red side take on Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.

Professional Sports Group launches content arm

Professional Sports Group (PSG) has launched a new specialist content, social and digital agency arm, named OneToWatch.

According to PSG, the new division will continue to grow and develop digital strategies for existing clients across content campaigns and social media management, as well as work with new athletes, brands and rights holders to help them achieve their commercial and strategic objectives through digital.

BBC & ITV reveal World Cup lineups

The BBC and ITV, who will once again share the UK broadcast of next month’s FIFA World Cup, have confirmed details of their coverage, as well as the on-screen talent line-up, ahead of kick off on 14th June.

Leading BBC’s TV coverage is Gary Lineker who will be joined in the studio by former England stars Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Phil Neville, Jermaine Jenas, Alex Scott, Danny Murphy, Martin Keown, Jurgen Klinsmann, Didier Drogba and Pablo Zabaleta.

BT Sport to show Champions League final for free

Fans will be able to watch Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the final of the UEFA Champions League for free online via YouTube, the BT Sport app and, after host broadcaster BT Sport confirmed the showpiece final will once again be shown for free.

The UEFA Europa League final will also be made available online to millions of fans who do not subscribe to BT Sport, as part of the broadcaster’s promise to make televised sport more accessible.

LOVE SPORT launches shows on Alexa & Google Assistant

LOVE SPORT has announced a collaboration with XAPPmedia to make 10 shows available to fans through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and the respective Echo and Google Home smart speakers.

According to the station it is the first known portfolio of podcasts to be made simultaneously available on both Alexa and Google Assistant in the UK. In addition to LOVE SPORT’s core listener base in the UK, the shows will also be available to Alexa and Google Assistant users in Australia, Canada, India and the US.

Formula 1 to launch live Twitter show

Formula 1 has announced the launch of the F1 Live Show which will be exclusively on Twitter.

Starting at next weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix and for a further nine rounds of the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Followers of the @F1 account on Twitter will be able to access an exclusive live post-race show, hosted by broadcaster Will Buxton immediately after the podium ceremony.

At The Races to become Sky Sports Racing

Following the launch of its sport-specific channel rebrand last year, Sky Sports has confirmed it will now add a channel dedicated to horse racing from next year.

‘Sky Sports Racing’ will replace ‘At The Races’ and will be available to every Sky TV customer in the UK and Ireland at no extra cost, with live racing from over 650 UK fixtures as well as a selection of international race meetings.

Ahead of the launch next year a ten-year deal with Chester Race Company has been signed to bring live racing from Chester and Bangor-on-Dee to Sky Sports Racing from March 2019.


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