Eurosport


Eurosport

Infobox TV channel
name = Eurosport
logofile = Eurosport logo.svg
logosize = 150px
logoalt = Eurosport Logo
logo2 =
launch = c. 5 February, 1989
closed date =
picture format =
share =
share as of =
share source =
network =
owner = TF1 Group
slogan =
country = Flag|Europe
flag|Indonesia
flag|Australia
flag|Hong Kong
flag|Singapore
flag|Philippines
flag|Malaysia
language =
broadcast area =
headquarters =
former names =
replaced names =
replaced by names =
sister names = Eurosport 2
Eurosport News
Eurosport HD
timeshift names =
web = [http://www.eurosport.com eurosport.com]
terr serv 1 = flagicon|Finland Canal Digital, PlusTV
terr chan 1 = Channel 18
terr serv 2 = flagicon|France TNT
terr chan 2 = Channel 39
terr serv 3 = flagicon|Sweden Boxer
terr chan 3 = Channel 7
terr serv 4 = flagicon|UK Top Up TV
terr chan 4 = Channel 33 (7:30-10:00 only)
" Also Via Top Up TV Anytime
sat serv 1 = flagicon|Australia Austar Digital
sat chan 1 = Channel 514 (Eurosport News)
sat serv 2 = flagicon|Australia Foxtel Digital
sat chan 2 = Channel 514 (Eurosport News)
sat serv 3 = flagicon|Australia SelecTV
sat chan 3 = Channel 16
sat serv 4 = flagicon|France TPS
sat chan 4 = Channel 40
sat serv 5 = flagicon|Hungary Antenna Digital
sat chan 5 = Channel [ [http://www.antennadigital.hu/?op=kereso Antenna Digital | Új minőség a tévézésben ] ]
sat serv 6 = flagicon|Hungary Digi TV
sat chan 6 = Channel [http://www.digikabel.hu/programcsomagok.html]
sat serv 7 = flagicon|Hungary UPC Direkt
sat chan 7 = Channel 44
Channel 45 (Eurosport 2)
Channel 48 (Eurosport in German) [ [http://www.upc.hu/upc_tv/direct/info/csatornakiosztas UPC Magyarul - upc tv - upc direct csatornakiosztás ] ]
sat serv 8 = flagicon|Italy SKY Italia
sat chan 8 = Channel 209 (Eurosport HD)
Channel 210
Channel 211 (Eurosport 2)
Channel 212 (Eurosport News)
sat serv 9 = flagicon|Malaysia Astro
sat chan 9 = Channel 814
sat serv 10 = flagicon|Poland Cyfrowy Polsat
sat chan 10 = Channel 13
Channel 14 (Eurosport 2)
sat serv 11 = flagicon|Portugal TVCabo
sat chan 11 = Channel 22
Channel 23 (Eurosport News)
sat serv 12 = flagicon|Romania Boom TV
sat chan 12 = Channel 51
Channel 52 (Eurosport 2)
sat serv 13 = flagicon|Romania Dolce
sat chan 13 = Channel 301
Channel 302 (Eurosport 2)
sat serv 14 = flagicon|Romania Max TV
sat chan 14 = Channel
Channel (Eurosport 2)
sat serv 15 = flagicon|Romania Digi TV
sat chan 15 = Channel
sat serv 16 = flagicon|Spain Digital+ ONO Imagenio
sat chan 16 = Dial 55
sat serv 17 = flagicon|Turkey Digiturk
sat chan 17 = Channel 71 (Eurosport)
Channel 74 (Eurosport 2)
Channel 371 (Eurosport HD)
sat serv 18 = flagicon|Turkey D-Smart
sat chan 18 = Channel 40 (Eurosport)
Channel 114 (Eurosport HD)
sat serv 19 = flagicon|UK flagicon|Ireland Sky Digital
sat chan 19 = Channel 410
Channel 411 (Eurosport 2)
Channel 412 (Eurosport HD)
sat serv 20 = Canal Digital
sat chan 20 = Nordic countries
sat serv 21 = Astra 1F
sat chan 21 = 11.259 GHz V (analogue, German and English)
sat serv 22 = Astra 1H
sat chan 22 = 12.226 GHz H / 27.5 (German, FTA)
sat serv 23 = Hot Bird
sat chan 23 = 11.242 GHz V / 27.5 (Viaccess PC 2.5,
SECA/Mediaguard 2, Irdeto 2)
sat serv 24 = flagicon|Indonesia Indovision
sat chan 24 = Channel 38
sat serv 25 = flagicon|ISR Yes
sat chan 25 = Channel 112 (Eurosport)
Channel 212 (Eurosport news)
sat serv 26 = flagicon|RUS NTV Plus
sat chan 26 =

cable serv 1 = flagicon|Australia Foxtel Digital
cable chan 1 = Channel 514 (Eurosport News)
cable serv 2 = flagicon|Australia Optus feat. Foxtel Digital
cable chan 2 = Channel 514 (Eurosport News)
cable serv 3 = flagicon|Ireland UPC Ireland
cable chan 3 = Channel 423
cable serv 4 = flagicon|Netherlands Ziggo
cable chan 4 = Channel 20
Channel 64 (HD)
Channel 411 (Eurosport 2)
cable serv 5 = flagicon|Netherlands UPC
cable chan 5 = Channel 201
Channel 202 (Eurosport 2)
cable serv 6 = flagicon|Hungary Digi TV
cable chan 6 = Channel 33
Channel 37 (Eurosport 2) [http://www.digikabel.hu/images/stories/csatornakiosztas/csatornakiosztas_budapest_2008.03.01.pdf]
cable serv 7 = flagicon|Hungary T-Home
cable chan 7 = Channel 9
Channel 38 (Eurosport 2) [ [http://t-kabel.hu/engine.aspx?page=helpdesk-channels&position=1 T-Kábel ] ]
cable serv 8 = flagicon|Hungary T-Home Digital
cable chan 8 = Channel S26
Channel S38 (Eurosport 2) [http://www.t-kabel.hu/sysres/tkabelskin/digital_2-3.html]
cable serv 9 = flagicon|Hungary UPC
cable chan 9 = Channel 13 [http://www.upc.hu/pdf/budapest_080502.pdf]
cable serv 10 = flagicon|Hungary UPC Digital
cable chan 10 = Channel 44 (HD)
Channel 45 (Eurosport)
Channel 46 (Eurosport 2) [http://www.upc.hu/pdf/budapest_digital_080331.pdf]
cable serv 11 = flagicon|Philippines Global Destiny Cable
cable chan 11 = Channel 81
cable serv 12 = flagicon|Portugal TVCabo
cable chan 12 = Channel 22
Channel 23 (Eurosport News)
Channel 28 (Eurosport 2 - test, some regions only)
cable serv 13 =flagicon|Portugal Portugal Telecom (Meo)
cable chan 13 = Channel 22
Channel 23 (Eurosport 2)
Channel 24 (Eurosport News)
cable serv 14 = flagicon|Romania RCS&RDS
cable chan 14 = Channel 23
Channel 30 (Eurosport 2)
cable serv 15 = flagicon|Romania UPC Romania
cable chan 15 = Channel 73
cable serv 16 = flagicon|Singapore StarHub CableTV
cable chan 16 = Channel 113
Channel 114 (Eurosport News)
cable serv 17 = flagicon|Sweden Com Hem
cable chan 17 = Channel 10
cable serv 18 = flagicon|Turkey Türksat Kablo Tv
cable chan 18 = Channel S21 (Eurosport)

cable serv 19 = flagicon|UK Virgin Media
cable chan 19 = Channel 521
Channel 525 (Eurosport 2)
cable serv 19 = flagicon|UK Virgin Media
cable chan 19 = Channel 521
Channel 525 (Eurosport 2)
cable serv 20 = flagicon|Indonesia First Media
cable chan 20 = Channel 159
Channel 160 (Eurosport News)
cable serv 20 = flagicon|ISR Hot
cable chan 20 = Channel 51
Channel 511 (Eurosport HD)
cable serv 21 = Naxoo
cable chan 21 = Channel 163 (Deutsch)
Channel 248 (Spanish)
Channel 230 (Eurosport 2 UK)

sat radio serv 1 =
sat radio chan 1 =

adsl serv 1 = flagicon|Australia TPG IPTV
adsl chan 1 = Channel 677 (Eurosport)
adsl serv 2 = flagicon|Australia TPG IPTV
adsl chan 2 = Channel 677 (Eurosport News)
adsl serv 3 = flagicon|Hong Kong Now TV
adsl chan 3 = Channel 676 (Eurosport)
adsl serv 4 = flagicon|Hong Kong Now TV
adsl chan 4 = Channel 677 (Eurosport News)
adsl serv 5 = flagicon|Hungary T-Home
adsl chan 5 = Channel (Eurosport) [ [http://t-hometv.hu/Pages/Csomagok_Csatornak.T-Home T-Home ] ]
Channel (Eurosport 2) [ [http://t-hometv.hu/Pages/Csomagok_Csatornak.T-Home#sport T-Home ] ]
adsl serv 6 = flagicon|Romania iNES
adsl chan 6 = Channel (Eurosport)
Channel (Eurosport 2)

online serv 1 =
online chan 1 =

Eurosport is the largest European sports satellite and cable network available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 20 different languages. It is owned by the TF1 Group.

Eurosport offers viewers varied sports such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup football, the Paris Dakar Rally, Monte Carlo Rally, the Olympics, cycling events such as Le Tour de France, tennis events including the French Open and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, World Championship Snooker, Australian Football League, wintersports and youth sports like skating and surfing. It also previously screened events such as the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, prior to its termination in the 1998/99 season in favor of changes to the UEFA Champions League.

Eurosport is often provided by cable operators as part of their basic package. The channel is popular, and when NTL replaced Eurosport on their Dublin analogue system with CNBC, there was outrage among the Irish tabloid press. In the UK, British Eurosport launched in 1999, replacing Eurosport International on most platforms and this channel has some schedule changes as well as local commentary.

Eurosport is shown in most countries across Europe, often with the commentary in the local language, but not necessarily local advertising. Most European countries also have domestic sports channels, which are more likely to show premium events than Eurosport.

Currently there are a number of channels that are broadcast under the Eurosport name: Eurosport (France, British, Deutschland, Italia, Poland, Nordic and Asia Pacific), Eurosport 2 (versions for all Eurosport regions except Asia Pacific) and Eurosport News. Sportitalia is also part of the group.

History

Eurosport was launched in 1989 as a joint venture between the European Broadcasting Union and Sky Television plc. When Sky merged with BSB they decided to focus on the Sky Sport lineup on Sky One, that later became a channel, which was renamed Sky Sports.

Eurosport was closed down in May 1991, after the competing Screensport channel had filed a complaint to the European Economic Commission over the corporate structure. The channel was however saved when the TF1 Group stepped in to replace BSkyB. A new Eurosport channel was able to start its broadcasts the same month.

On March 1 1993, cable and satellite channel Screensport merged with Eurosport.

Eurosport eventually came under the ownership French consortium, comprised of the TF1 Group, Canal+ Group and Havas Images. Since January 2001 it has been completely owned by TF1.

On May 25, 2008 a HD simulcast version of the main channel launched. Just in time to bring the French Open Roland Garros tennis Grand Slam in HD.

British Eurosport presenters

British Eurosport have live studio presentations of major Sporting events and Tournaments. The Tour de France is presented by James Richardson with Tour veteran commentator and journalist David "Duffers" Duffield.

James Richardson previously hosted the coverage of Serie A football on the Channel from 2002 to 2005 and 2004 UEFA European Football Championship with regular guests Alan Curbishley, DJ Spoony, former Chelsea FC players Paul Elliott, Ed de Goey, Ray Wilkins, Roberto Di Matteo and current goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, former England International Luther Blissett and European football journalists Gabriele Marcotti and Xavier Rivoire.

Will Vanders is known for his spirited coverage of K-1 events, and greets the viewer in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Thai before introducing the event at Fight Club, martial arts program which is broadcasted on Mondays generally.

The Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open (tennis) and WTA Tour Championships on British Eurosport also include a studio presentation normally hosted by Annabel Croft with Hawk-Eye presented by Former British number 2 Jason Goodall.

British Eurosport covers the snooker season including ranking events not shown by BBC Television like the Malta Cup, Northern Ireland Trophy and China Open.

British Eurosport has also three figure skating commentators: Chris Howarth (born 1960) - 1980 Winter Olympic Games participant, Nicky Slater (born 1958) - 6th in the ice dancing competition with Karen Barber at 1984 Winter Olympic Games, and Simon Reed (born 1947) - brother of the actor Oliver Reed.

Eurosport HD

HD simulcast of the main channel, launched on May 25, 2008. Eurosport HD broadcasts in 1080i.On 15th July 2008, Eurosport HD was launched on Sky+ HD broadcasting the Tour de France live. On the 25th July, Eurosport HD was also launched via the Sky Italia platform.

Eurosport News

A sports news channel launched on September 1, 2000. It features live scores, highlights, breaking news and commentary. The service combines video, text and graphics with the screen being divided into 4 sections. A video section that displays highlights and news bulletins, a breaking news ticker at the bottom and a scoring section that gives in-depth analysis of results and game stats.

Eurosport 2

A 2nd channel featuring more live sports events, sports programmes, news updates and more. Eurosport 2 launched on January 10, 2005 and is currently available in 35 countries, broadcasting in 10 different languages English, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian,Russian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian and Turkish.

Eurosport 2 is considered "the new generation sports channel", dedicated to team sports, alternative sports, discovery and entertainment including basketball, National Lacrosse League, Arena Football League, surfing, Handball Champions League and more.

Motorsport

Eurosport is a partner with KSO, the organizers of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Eurosport broadcasts every WTCC race live. Before 2006, both the WTCC and the FIA GT Championship are broadcast by Eurosport. But Eurosport requested SRO, the FIA GT Championship organizers, to shorten their race from 3 hours to 2 hours. SRO refused and since then it has not been on the bill with the WTCC.

Ironically, after a year looking for European broadcasters for their 3 hour races, the SRO decided that for 2007, the FIA GT Championship races will be shortened to 2 hours.

ee also

*North American Sports Network
*Sports channel
*Broadcasting of sports events
*Euronews
*Fight Club

Press release

* [http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/161590/eurosport-launches-broadcast-hub-in-hong-kong Eurosport launched in Asia]
* [http://www.fccihk.com/member/member.asp?Item=4479 Eurosport Launched in Hong Kong]

References

External links

* [http://www.eurosport.com/ Official Site]
* [http://www.mindthezap.tv/channels/274-today.html Eurosport TV Listings and Schedules (UK)]
* [http://www.mindthezap.tv/channels/1076-today.html Eurosport 2 TV Listings and Schedules]


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