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BBC
BBC
Sport is a department of the BBC
BBC
North division providing national sports coverage for BBC
BBC
Television, radio and online. The BBC
BBC
holds the television and radio UK broadcasting rights to several sports, broadcasting the sport live or alongside flagship analysis programmes such as Match of the Day, Test Match Special, Ski Sunday, Today at Wimbledon and previously Grandstand. Results, analysis and coverage is also added to the BBC
BBC
Sport Website[1] and through the BBC
BBC
Red Button interactive television service.

Contents

1 History 2 Summary of programming

2.1 Football 2.2 Tennis 2.3 Rugby union 2.4 Rugby league 2.5 Olympics 2.6 Commonwealth Games 2.7 Athletics 2.8 Golf 2.9 Snooker 2.10 Darts 2.11 American football 2.12 Other sports 2.13 Worldwide rights 2.14 Radio sports rights

3 Previous coverage

3.1 Horse racing 3.2 Cricket 3.3 Motorsport

3.3.1 Formula One 3.3.2 Motorcycling

3.4 Paralympic Games 3.5 Darts 3.6 Basketball

4 Future coverage

4.1 Cricket

5 BBC
BBC
Team 6 List of Sporting rights held

6.1 Football

6.1.1 Television 6.1.2 Radio

6.2 American football

6.2.1 Television 6.2.2 Radio

6.3 Rugby Union

6.3.1 Television 6.3.2 Radio

6.4 Cricket

6.4.1 Radio

6.5 Tennis

6.5.1 Television 6.5.2 Radio

6.6 Golf

6.6.1 Television 6.6.2 Radio

6.7 Ice hockey

6.7.1 Radio

6.8 Motor sport

6.8.1 Television

6.9 Radio 6.10 Online 6.11 Boxing

6.11.1 Radio

6.12 Multi-disciplines events

6.12.1 Television

6.13 Radio 6.14 Athletics

6.14.1 Television 6.14.2 Radio

6.15 Rugby League

6.15.1 Television 6.15.2 Radio

6.16 Snooker

6.16.1 Television

6.17 Radio 6.18 Horse racing

6.18.1 Radio

6.19 Equestrianism

6.19.1 Television

6.20 Darts

6.20.1 Television

6.21 Rowing

6.21.1 Television 6.21.2 Radio

6.22 Cycling

6.22.1 Television 6.22.2 Radio

6.23 Swimming

6.23.1 Television

6.24 Gymnastics

6.24.1 Television

6.25 Field hockey

6.25.1 Television

6.26 Winter sports

6.26.1 Television

6.27 Sailing

6.27.1 Television

6.28 GAA

6.28.1 Television 6.28.2 Radio

6.29 Shinty

6.29.1 Television

6.30 Bowls

6.30.1 Television

7 BBC
BBC
Sport Online

7.1 Sports forum

8 Interactive services 9 Awards 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

History[edit] The BBC
BBC
has broadcast sport for several decades under individual programme names and coverage titles. Grandstand was one of the more notable Sport programmes, broadcasting sport since the programmes launch in 1958. The BBC
BBC
first began to brand sport coverage as 'BBC Sport' in 1988 for the 1988 Summer Olympics
1988 Summer Olympics
in Seoul, by introducing the programme with a short animation of a globe circumnavigated by four coloured rings.[2] This practice continued throughout the next two decades. Upon the launch of the BBC
BBC
News website in 1997, sport was included in the BBC's online presence for the first time. In May 2007, the BBC
BBC
Trust approved plans for several BBC
BBC
departments, including BBC
BBC
Sport, to be moved to a new development in Salford.[3] The new development at MediaCityUK
MediaCityUK
marks a major decentralisation of BBC
BBC
departments from London and a key investment in the north of England where BBC
BBC
spending in the region had previously been low. The department moved into Quay House, MediaCityUK
MediaCityUK
gradually in late 2011 and early 2012 with the first Sports bulletins being broadcast from the new BBC
BBC
Sport Centre on 5 March 2012.[4] In 2017, BBC
BBC
Sport launched a new on-air identity, becoming the first BBC
BBC
property to implement the broadcaster's new corporate typeface.[5][6] Summary of programming[edit] Football[edit] The BBC
BBC
shares the rights to the FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
with ITV. A near equal split of group stage and knockout stage games are shown, including a semi-final and the final is shown on both networks. The BBC
BBC
shows highlights of the Premier League
Premier League
on Match of the Day which has been hosted by Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker
since 1999. Match of the Day
Match of the Day
2 and Match of the Day
Match of the Day
2 Extra, are presented by Mark Chapman. Dan Walker hosts Football Focus every Saturday lunchtime before Jason Mohammad presents Final Score every Saturday afternoon. Pundits for Match of the Day
Match of the Day
include Alan Shearer, Danny Murphy, Jermaine Jenas, Martin Keown
Martin Keown
and Ian Wright
Ian Wright
while commentators include Guy Mowbray, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Pearce, Simon Brotherton, Steve Bower, John Motson and Alistair Mann. The BBC
BBC
also broadcasts live coverage of the FA Cup
FA Cup
and will do so until 2021.[7] Tennis[edit] BBC
BBC
Sport currently holds the rights to broadcast the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and the Queen's Club Championships
Queen's Club Championships
live on its television platforms. The Wimbledon contract has been held by the BBC since 1927 and the current contract lasts until 2024 making it the longest such contract in the world. The BBC
BBC
produce over 900 hours of footage that is distributed to broadcasters in 159 different countries.[8] BBC
BBC
Wimbledon coverage is presented by former British number one and 1976 French Open
French Open
Champion Sue Barker. Matches are broadcast live on BBC
BBC
One, BBC
BBC
Two, the Red Button, or Online via the BBC
BBC
Sport website. Highlights are also shown on the long-running Today at Wimbledon, presented by Clare Balding, who replaced John Inverdale in 2015. The same year, the programme was renamed "Wimbledon 2day", with a new lighthearted magazine format, but after only one year, the format has been abandoned for 2016.[9] Commentators include Barry Davies, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, John Lloyd, Andy Roddick, Martina Navratilova, David Mercer, Nick Mullins, Jonathan Overend, Anne Keothavong, Virginia Wade, Sam Smith, Tracy Austin, Tim Henman, Andrew Castle, Lindsay Davenport, Pat Cash, John Inverdale, Chris Bradnam, Jamie Baker, Dan Lobb, Guy McCrea, Mark Petchey, Simon Reed, Matt Chilton, Peter Fleming, Elizabeth Smylie, Jo Durie, Louise Pleming, Andrew Cotter, Ronald McIntosh and Alison Mitchell. Regular tournament weather updates are provided by Carol Kirkwood. The BBC
BBC
also broadcasts two traditional Grass warm up events in the fortnight before the Wimbledon Championships. First is the AEGON Championships from Queen's Club, which takes place two weeks before Wimbledon. The BBC
BBC
has covered the tournament since 1979 and has a contract in place until 2024.[10] Coverage is led by Sue Barker
Sue Barker
with commentary by Andrew Castle, Andrew Cotter, John Lloyd & Peter Fleming. The following week is the WTA AEGON International event from Eastbourne. In 2015, coverage was introduced by John Inverdale
John Inverdale
and Lee McKenzie with commentary from Andrew Cotter, Sam Smith, Chris Bradnam & Annabel Croft. Both events are primarily shown on BBC
BBC
Two. The BBC
BBC
has exclusive free to air TV rights for 8 singles matches from the ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Finals
which includes the semi final and the final. The BBC
BBC
covered the event originally between 2009 and 2011, followed by an extension for 2012 and 2013. This was extended again in 2013 through to 2015. It was extended again in 2016 for another 2 years before another deal was announced in 2017 and will run until 2020.[11][12][13][14] with Sky Sports, showing one afternoon match per day including one semi-final and the final which are usually shown on BBC
BBC
Two. The BBC
BBC
has a joint deal with Eurosport
Eurosport
to show all of Britain's Davis Cup matches for three years to 2017, with coverage predominately broadcast on BBC
BBC
Two and the Red Button. BBC
BBC
Radio covers the four Grand Slam tournaments - the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open - on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Commentators are Russell Fuller, David Law and Gigi Salmon. At Wimbledon, the broadcasting team is bigger, with Eleanor Oldroyd and Tony Livesey
Tony Livesey
presenting, and additional commentators, including Philip Studd, Jonathan Overend, Alastair Eykyn, Iain Carter and Catherine Whitaker. In addition the BBC
BBC
also has non-exclusive radio rights to all ATP World Tour Masters 1000 matches until 2020. Rugby union[edit] The BBC
BBC
holds joint rights to the Six Nations championship in the UK with ITV Sport
ITV Sport
until 2021. The BBC
BBC
will show all France, Scotland and Wales home matches live either on BBC
BBC
One or BBC
BBC
Two.[15] Coverage of these games is complemented by an interactive service on BBC
BBC
Red Button and Radio commentary on all matches. The BBC
BBC
held the live rights to the Autumn Internationals for the Scottish and Welsh sides as well as highlights of the English team. John Inverdale
John Inverdale
leads the BBC's rugby coverage. Gabby Logan
Gabby Logan
and Jason Mohammad also present some of the rugby coverage. Jeremy Guscott, Jonathan Davies, Andy Nicol, Martyn Williams and Chris Paterson
Chris Paterson
are the main pundits. The BBC's main commentators are Eddie Butler and Andrew Cotter who commentate alongside Brian Moore and Phillip Matthews. Occasionally some of the pundits may fill in as co-commentator. Rugby league[edit] The BBC
BBC
shows live coverage of the Challenge Cup
Challenge Cup
including both semi-finals and the final, the Four Nations and the Rugby League World Cup.[16] Coverage is hosted by Mark Chapman and Tanya Arnold with commentary from Dave Woods, Jonathan Davies and Brian Noble. The BBC's Super League Show
Super League Show
shows weekly highlights of the Super League, Magic Weekend, Super 8's and the Grand Final.[16] Olympics[edit]

The BBC
BBC
One and BBC
BBC
Three 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
studios at the Olympic Park

The BBC
BBC
holds the exclusive terrestrial rights to show Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games
Winter Olympic Games
and has shown live coverage of every Summer Olympics since 1960. For the 2012 Olympics in London the BBC had three stations showing live coverage of the games. BBC
BBC
One showed main coverage BBC
BBC
Three with special extended coverage and BBC
BBC
Two would broadcast coverage when BBC
BBC
One was broadcasting news bulletins. The BBC's current rights deal lasts through the 2020 Summer Olympics. Beginning at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the BBC
BBC
will enter into sub-licensing agreements with Discovery Communications, the pan-European rightsholder of the Olympics for 2018 through 2024. Discovery will sub-license exclusive pay television rights to the Games from the BBC
BBC
in 2018 and 2020, and will then, in turn, sub-license terrestrial rights to the Games to the BBC
BBC
in 2022 and 2024. The deal is intended to maintain the BBC's tradition of Olympic broadcasting, although the BBC's coverage will be reduced as a result; the BBC
BBC
and Discovery have had a historic relationship in regards to co-production of factual and nature programming.[17] Commonwealth Games[edit] The BBC
BBC
showed the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
with more coverage than ever before. Coverage was similar to their coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. Live coverage was shown from 9.00 am to 10.30 pm on BBC
BBC
One with coverage switching to BBC
BBC
Two during news bulletins (1.00 pm to 1.45 pm, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm and 10.00 pm to 10.30 pm). BBC
BBC
Three broadcast alternative coverage from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm. . Athletics[edit] The BBC
BBC
covers events such as the Commonwealth Games, the European Athletics Championships, domestic British athletics and mass-participation events such as the London Marathon
London Marathon
and the Great North Run. The BBC
BBC
have the rights to show coverage of each Diamond League meeting on the red button, with the two British rounds and final two meetings live on BBC
BBC
Two and selected meetings on BBC
BBC
Three. In July 2013, The BBC
BBC
announced that they had extended their deal to broadcast British athletic events such as the British Championships/World or European Championship Trials and the upcoming Anniversary Games through to 2020.[18] The BBC
BBC
lost the rights to the 2011 and 2013 World Championships to Channel 4. However, in November 2011 it was announced that the BBC
BBC
has obtained the TV, radio and online rights to the 2015 and 2017 IAAF World Athletics events,[19] It was also announced Channel 4
Channel 4
decided to hand the rights to the 2013 Championships to the BBC. This was down to Channel 4
Channel 4
saying they wanted to focus on Paralympic Sports. The BBC
BBC
athletics team consists of Gabby Logan, Ore Oduba, Colin Jackson, Steve Cram, Denise Lewis, Toni Minichiello, Andrew Cotter, Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe
and Steve Backley. Jessica Ennis-Hill
Jessica Ennis-Hill
provided commentary and analysis across track and field events at the 2017 IAAF World Championships alongside the regular presenting team. Golf[edit] The BBC
BBC
holds joint rights to live coverage of one of the four men's major golf championships, the US Masters, covering Saturday and Sunday's play live and broadcasting highlights of Thursday and Friday's play. Sky Sports
Sky Sports
shows all four days of The Masters live. From 2017 they also show all four days of the US PGA Championship live.[20] Until 2015, the BBC's coverage of The Open Championships was extensive with coverage broadcast live and uninterrupted on BBC
BBC
Two between 9 am and 8 pm on Thursday and Friday and on BBC
BBC
One on Saturday and Sunday. Since 2016, Sky Sports
Sky Sports
has exclusive UK rights to The Open with the BBC
BBC
showing a 2-hour highlights programme every night instead of live coverage.[21] The BBC
BBC
also shows highlights of two other European Tour events held in Britain - the BMW PGA Championship and the Scottish Open. It also covers the Women's British Open. Eilidh Barbour is the lead presenter with commentary from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Andrew Cotter, Paul Azinger, Maureen Madill and Wayne Grady. Rishi Persad is the reporter. Snooker[edit] The 1960s BBC
BBC
Two programme Pot Black
Pot Black
was arguably the reason for the sport's great popularity over the last 40 years. Snooker produced the largest ever audience for BBC
BBC
Two with the 1985 World Snooker Championship final between Steve Davis
Steve Davis
and Dennis Taylor
Dennis Taylor
pulling in 18.5 million viewers just after midnight and the sport always pulls in large viewing figures for the BBC. The BBC
BBC
currently shows the World Snooker Championships, the Masters and the UK Championship on BBC
BBC
Two. The BBC
BBC
also broadcasts the Welsh Open and this is shown on the BBC
BBC
Red Button and on BBC
BBC
Two Wales. The coverage is regularly hosted by Hazel Irvine or Jason Mohammad
Jason Mohammad
and the pundits are often Steve Davis
Steve Davis
and John Parrott. The commentary team mainly consists of former champions of the sport, such as Ken Doherty, Dennis Taylor, John Virgo
John Virgo
and Stephen Hendry. Other commentators are used for longer tournaments such as Willie Thorne and Terry Griffiths. During the World Championships, guest commentators have featured, such as Peter Ebdon
Peter Ebdon
and George Riley, though Riley has only appeared as a commentator on an occasional basis (usually the lack of other commentators). Darts[edit] In February 2016, it was announced that the BBC
BBC
would cover the inaugural PDC Champions League of Darts. As a consequence the BBC
BBC
will no longer show the BDO World Darts Championships, a tournament that the BBC
BBC
had shown this since its inception in 1978.[22] Darts presenters on the BBC
BBC
have included David Vine in 1978 Peter Purves from 1979 to 1984, Tony Gubba from 1985 to 1990, Eamonn Holmes from 1991 to 1993, Dougie Donnelly from 1994 to 1998, John Inverdale from 1999 to 2000, Ray Stubbs from 2001 to 2009, Colin Murray
Colin Murray
& Rob Walker from 2010 to 2016 and Jason Mohammad
Jason Mohammad
from 2016 to present. Bobby George
Bobby George
has presented as well from 2000 to 2016. The current commentators are Vassos Alexander (2011–present), Dan Dawson (2016–present), Alan Warriner-Little (2016–present), Paul Nicholson (2016–present) and Mark Webster (2016–present). Former commentators are Sid Waddell 1978–1994, David Croft 2003–2012, John Part 1995–2007, Tony Green 1978–2010 and 2012–2016, Jim Proudfoot 2013–2016, Scott Mitchell 2014–2016 and John Rawling 2014–2016. American football[edit] On 9 September 2015, the BBC
BBC
announced that the NFL would return to its screens in a 2-year deal that includes the rights to show the NFL International Series Games from London live with the first match being exclusively live and a weekly highlights show on the BBC
BBC
Red Button & BBC
BBC
Two which started in November and live television, radio and online rights to screen the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
alongside Sky Sports.[23] The London Games were presented by Nat Coombs, Mike Carlson
Mike Carlson
and Osi Umenyiora with Ore Oduba as sideline reporter. The new BBC
BBC
highlights show is presented by Mark Chapman alongside Osi Umenyiora
Osi Umenyiora
and Jason Bell. Both the live coverage and highlights use coverage and commentators from American TV. The BBC
BBC
previously held the rights to live coverage, highlights (primarily broadcast on its web site) and live radio coverage of the NFL from 2007 to 2013 .[24] Jake Humphrey
Jake Humphrey
presented their play-off highlights show for the first 2 years with Matt Roberts taking over duties in 2010. The studio pundits included Mike Carlson, Rod Woodson and Jerry Rice. Since 2012 the BBC
BBC
aired live weekly radio coverage of the NFL on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and air the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
on BBC TV and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live in 2012 but Jake Humphrey
Jake Humphrey
stepped down and was replaced by Mark Chapman. For the 2012–13 season, the BBC
BBC
broadcast Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
on the iPlayer and via BBC
BBC
HD (commencing with the Giants at Redskins game on 4 December 2012; prior to this the broadcast was only available through the Red Button or online). Channel 4
Channel 4
then took over as the terrestrial home of NFL on British TV showing a Sunday Night game, the two London games and their first Super Bowl
Super Bowl
in 16 years in 2014 after last covering the Super Bowl
Super Bowl
in 1998. Absolute Radio took over the BBC
BBC
Radio rights. Other sports[edit] As well as all of this, the BBC
BBC
broadcasts winter sports, including the Alpine Skiing World Cup, under its Ski Sunday
Ski Sunday
banner; and briefly covers sports such as road and track cycling, sailing, badminton, table tennis, squash, equestrianism, gymnastics and other minority sports. Presenters for these sports include Jill Douglas and Phil Jones who often report for other areas of BBC
BBC
Sport. BBC
BBC
Sport regained coverage of the Boat Race from ITV Sport
ITV Sport
who pulled out of coverage after the 2009 event. A five-year contract was signed by BBC
BBC
Sport to cover the event from 2010 after last covering the 2004 race. Clare Balding
Clare Balding
hosts this and commentary came from Andrew Cotter from 2010 to 2011, 2013–present and from Jonathan Legard in 2012. The race is also broadcast on BBC
BBC
World News. Former presenters for this were Harry Carpenter who also commentated and Steve Rider while Barry Davies also commentated on this from the 1990s to 2004. BBC
BBC
Sport also holds the rights to the Invictus Games which is presented by Clare Balding, Ade Adepitan, Johnathan Edwards. The BBC
BBC
also has rights to highlights of Equestrianism
Equestrianism
from Badminton Horse Trials and Burghley Horse Trials. The coverage is hosted by Clare Balding
Clare Balding
and if she is unavailable Rishi Persad hosts with commentary by Mike Tucker. The BBC
BBC
also shows the World Indoor Bowls Championships. Currently this is presented by Richi Persad with commentary by David Corkill and analysis from current players such as Greg Harlow & Andy Thompson. Former bowls presenters include David Icke and Dougie Donnelly. Worldwide rights[edit]

North West 200: Live of practice, qualifying, races on BBC
BBC
Sport Online The Boat Race's: Live on BBC
BBC
World News IPC Athletics World Championships
IPC Athletics World Championships
Live audio commentary on BBC
BBC
World Service Premier League: commentary on approximately 50 Premier League
Premier League
matches FA Cup: selected matches live on BBC
BBC
World Service per season

Radio sports rights[edit] BBC
BBC
Sport had monopolised the sports commentary market on British radio since the BBC's conception but since 2000, has lost coverage of some sporting events to competitors including TalkSPORT. The majority of BBC
BBC
Sport's radio coverage is broadcast on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra however coverage is also broadcast on BBC Radio 4's longwave frequencies, BBC
BBC
Local Radio and the BBC
BBC
World Service. Highlights are also reported on the BBC
BBC
Radio 1 and BBC
BBC
Radio 2 news bulletins. Although cricket is not covered on television, the sport is fully covered by the BBC
BBC
on its radio platforms, primarily BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live, 5 Live Sports Extra but also on Local Radio and BBC Radio 4 Longwave. This commentary is repeated and expanded on the BBC Sports website and on the BBC
BBC
Red Button, overlaid with live scorecards. While television coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games was held by Channel 4,[25] the BBC
BBC
retained the radio rights to the event and plans to broadcast events on radio stations BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.[26] Previous coverage[edit] Horse racing[edit] Horse racing coverage on the BBC
BBC
had declined in recent years and finished altogether at the end of 2012 when Channel 4
Channel 4
won the rights to the Grand National, Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot
and the Epsom Derby.[27] The BBC had lost many tracks over the years such as the Cheltenham Festival and other Cheltenham meetings went to Channel 4
Channel 4
in 1995, meetings from Newbury moved to Channel 4
Channel 4
in 2002 and after 50 years Glorious Goodwood and other Goodwood meetings were lost to Channel 4
Channel 4
in 2007. Also, in 2007 the Irish Derby, which had been included in Grandstand and later Sunday Grandstand
Sunday Grandstand
for decades, was only shown on At the Races. The Grand National
Grand National
used to be one of the biggest attractions on Grandstand with audiences around or often in excess of 10 million for the race on a Saturday afternoon. Coverage of other events such as Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot
and The Derby
The Derby
were also broadcast. The Derby
The Derby
was won back after many years in 2001, when the BBC
BBC
also gained rights to The Oaks, which had only ever previously been shown by ITV and Channel 4
Channel 4
(until 2001, the commercial broadcasters had always held the Epsom contract, but from 1960 to 1974, in 1977 and in 1979 the BBC
BBC
had shown the Derby simultaneously with ITV, because it was a protected event which could not be exclusive to either channel). The most famous BBC
BBC
TV racing broadcaster was Peter O'Sullevan, who became one of the first ever TV sports commentators in the immediate post-war years and stayed with the BBC
BBC
until 1997. Julian Wilson had presented the BBC's horse racing coverage for more than 30 years and also retired in 1997. Clare Balding
Clare Balding
took over presenting duties following Wilson's retirement. Cricket[edit] Prior to 1999 the BBC
BBC
had shown live cricket coverage for many decades. Coverage had been fronted by Peter West
Peter West
and later by Tony Lewis. Richie Benaud
Richie Benaud
was a commentator for the BBC
BBC
for more than 30 years. In 1999 the BBC
BBC
lost coverage of England home matches to Channel 4. One of BBC
BBC
Sport's major criticisms is that it no longer shows any live cricket games. The BBC
BBC
was also criticised for subsequently not bidding for the rights to show home Test matches. The BBC
BBC
broadcast highlights of the 2007 ICC Cricket
Cricket
World Cup, 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket
Cricket
World Cup. These were hosted by Sonali Shah, Rishi Persad and Manish Bhasin. They also had highlights of the 2006–07 Ashes Series with Manish Bhasin. The BBC take the world feed for these tournaments which all broadcasters take including Sky Sports
Sky Sports
and this comprises commentators from broadcasters all over the world, examples of which are Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton and David Lloyd from Sky Sports
Sky Sports
as well as Mark Nicholas and Michael Vaughan from Channel 5 / Channel 9. Motorsport[edit] The BBC
BBC
covered the World Rally Championship
World Rally Championship
until 2001, when Channel 4 bought the rights. WRC is now shown on ITV4. The BBC
BBC
gave up the rights to the British Touring Car Championship
British Touring Car Championship
at the end of 2001, with the rights eventually being picked up by ITV. Formula One[edit] The BBC
BBC
covered Formula One
Formula One
from 1978 until 1996 and from 2009 to 2015. The BBC
BBC
provided live coverage of all races from 2009 to 2011, but from 2012 to 2015 the BBC
BBC
showed 10 races live each season and highlights of all the races including the ones shown live. The BBC always showed the British Grand Prix
British Grand Prix
and the final race live. Coverage was presented by Jake Humphrey
Jake Humphrey
from 2009 to 2012 and Suzi Perry
Suzi Perry
from 2013 to 2015, with David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan
Eddie Jordan
and Allan McNish providing analysis during the races. Lee McKenzie
Lee McKenzie
and Tom Clarkson acted as pitlane reporters. The main commentators were Jonathan Legard in 2009 and 2010, Martin Brundle
Martin Brundle
in 2011 and Ben Edwards from 2012 to 2015. Brundle acted as co-commentator in 2009 and 2010 and David Coulthard from 2011 to 2015. James Allen, Allan McNish
Allan McNish
and Jack Nicholls provide radio coverage with Jennie Gow as pit reporter though they also appeared on BBC
BBC
TV. McKenzie presented Inside F1 for BBC News. Murray Walker
Murray Walker
continues to contribute to coverage across the BBC as he has done for over sixty years and triple world champion and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
has a blog on BBC's website. Motorcycling[edit] BBC
BBC
Sport had coverage of the British and World Superbikes for a few years—often showing the World Championship version live. It lost the BSB rights to Premium TV at the end of 2001. Premium TV did not have a channel of its own, so sub-leased the rights first to the ITV Sport Channel, then British Eurosport. After acquiring the rights to the MotoGP
MotoGP
World Championship in 2003 coverage of the World Superbikes was dropped. In 2003 the BBC
BBC
won the rights to the MotoGP
MotoGP
World Championship. After a successful first season fronted by Suzi Perry, coverage was expanded with more live races and the contract was extended to the end of the 2013 season. The BBC
BBC
showed all MotoGP
MotoGP
races, with all qualifying sessions live via the BBC
BBC
Red Button. From the 2009 season, more coverage became available on qualifying and race days again through the use of the Red Button service.[28] Jennie Gow replaced Perry for 2010,[29] but from 2011 former pitlane reporter Matt Roberts became host, alongside the original and unchanged commentary team of Charlie Cox and Steve Parrish.[30] Azi Farni replaced Roberts as pitlane reporter. From 2013 Qualifying moved from BBC
BBC
Red Button to BBC
BBC
Two. In May 2013 it was announced that the rights to MotoGP
MotoGP
coverage had been awarded to BT Sport, in a five-year deal starting in 2014.[31] None of the BBC
BBC
Team were recruited by BT Sport
BT Sport
for the 2014 season. However BBC
BBC
Sport still gives comprehensive coverage of the Irish Road Racing Championship, the International North West 200
North West 200
and the Ulster Grand Prix together with other Road Racing meetings within Ireland together with the Southern 100
Southern 100
Motorcycle Races on the Isle of Man. These programmes are produced by BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland.[32] Paralympic Games[edit] The BBC
BBC
had shown full coverage of the Paralympics since the 1980s with the amount of coverage increasing in the 2000s to include some live coverage of the 2008 Paralympic Games. The BBC
BBC
lost the TV rights to the 2012 Paralympic Games
2012 Paralympic Games
to Channel 4
Channel 4
after they made a £10 million bid - the deal was later extended until the 2016 Games then 2020. Darts[edit] The BBC
BBC
covered the BDO World Championships from its inception in 1978 until 2016. In February 2016, it was announced that the BBC
BBC
would cover the inaugural Professional Darts Corporation-sanctioned Champions League of Darts and as a consequence, its 38-year association with the British Darts Organisation came to an end. The BBC
BBC
also covered the BDO Winmau World Masters from 2001 to 2010 but this coverage was lost to ESPN. Basketball[edit] Future coverage[edit] Cricket[edit] On 30 June 2017 it was announced that live cricket would be returning to the BBC
BBC
for the first time in 19 years. The BBC
BBC
will regain rights to highlights of all England's home Tests, ODIs and T20s. They will also have live broadcasts of two home T20 matches, plus 10 matches from a new domestic T20 competition. Coverage also includes England Women for whom they will broadcast one home T20 and 8 matches from the new domestic T20 tournament from 2020 BBC
BBC
Team[edit] Main article: BBC
BBC
Sport Team The BBC
BBC
has developed a large team to cover its range of sports. The BBC
BBC
Sport Team page details a list of the current and former presenters, commentators, reporters and analysts. List of Sporting rights held[edit] Main article: Sports broadcasting contracts in the United Kingdom * Where live rights are jointly held, commercial broadcast partner is listed: Football[edit] Television[edit]

Broadcasting Contracts for Football (Television)

Event Broadcaster Broadcast Details

FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
Finals BBC
BBC
Sport and ITV Sport[33] All 2018 and 2022 matches live on either BBC
BBC
Sport or ITV Sport

European Championship Finals BBC
BBC
Sport and ITV Sport All Euro 2016 and Euro 2020 matches live either on BBC
BBC
Sport and ITV Sport

Premier League Sky Sports, BT Sport
BT Sport
and BBC
BBC
Sport (highlights) 2016–19: Sky Sports
Sky Sports
(126 live games (packages A, C, D, E and G)) and BT Sport
BT Sport
(42 live games) (packages B and F)[34][35][36] ; BBC Sport (highlights)[37]***

FA Community Shield BT Sport
BT Sport
and BBC
BBC
Sport Live on BT Sport
BT Sport
until 2018, highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport

FA Cup BBC
BBC
Sport, BT Sport
BT Sport
and S4C BBC
BBC
Sport (16 live matches from Round 1 to Final including Replays featuring one exclusive semi-final and shared final per season and highlights on Match of the Day) and BT Sport
BT Sport
(25 live matches including one semi-final and shared final per season) until 2021; up to one additional match per round involving Welsh clubs on S4C
S4C
or BBC Wales

Scottish Professional Football League Sky Sports, BT Sport
BT Sport
and BBC
BBC
Alba Sky Sports
Sky Sports
and BT Sport
BT Sport
70 live matches between both broadcasters per season to 2017,[38] highlights on BBC
BBC
Scotland until 2016. BBC
BBC
Alba 3 live Premiership matches, 35 delayed matches on Saturday evenings and 16 live lower division matches until 2015.

Scottish Challenge Cup BBC
BBC
Alba Live until BBC
BBC
Alba until 2016

Scottish Junior Cup BBC
BBC
Alba Final live

NIFL Premiership BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland
Ireland
(highlights) Highlights on Final Score from NI on Saturday Afternoon & Irish League Show on BBC
BBC
iplayer from Monday Nights

Irish Cup
Irish Cup
Final BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland Live coverage of Final on BBC
BBC
NI, highlights on Final Score from NI on Saturday Afternoon & Irish League Show on BBC
BBC
iplayer from Monday Nights

Northern Ireland
Ireland
Football League Cup Final BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland Live coverage of final on BBC
BBC
NI, highlights on Final Score NI on Saturday Afternoon & Irish League Show on BBC
BBC
iplayer from Monday Nights

Northern Ireland
Ireland
Milk Cup BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland Highlights throughout the week on BBC
BBC
Sport NI Website and BBC Newsline with Live coverage of finals Night on BBC
BBC
NI

FA Women's Cup BBC
BBC
Sport Final live on BBC
BBC
One and Highlights on Women's Football Show

FA Women's Super League BT Sport
BT Sport
and BBC
BBC
Sport (highlights) 12 live matches per season on BT Sport
BT Sport
plus weekly highlights; highlights on BBC

FIFA Women's World Cup BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport All games live on BBC
BBC
and British Eurosport
Eurosport
in 2015

UEFA Women's Championship BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport Live Coverage across BBC
BBC
One, BBC
BBC
Two & BBC
BBC
Red Button

Radio[edit]

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Radio Station Events

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra 128 live Premier League
Premier League
commentaries per season (to 2016, shared with talksport & absolute Radio); live commentaries from the Championship, FA Cup
FA Cup
(until 2018, shared with talksport), League Cup (shared with talksport), Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup, UEFA Champions League (shared with talksport), UEFA Europa League (shared with talksport), International qualifiers and friendlies involving England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Ireland
plus 16 live FA Women's Super League
Super League
games and FA Women's Cup Final.

BBC
BBC
World Service 5 Live commentary on Sportsworld on approximately 50 Premier League matches per season plus commentary on selected FA Cup
FA Cup
matches, League Cup Final and UEFA Champions League final

BBC
BBC
Local Radio Local commentaries on Premier League, Championship, FA Cup
FA Cup
and League Cup matches

BBC
BBC
Radio Scotland Live commentary from all Scottish Premiership matches plus Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup and Scotland international matches

BBC
BBC
Radio Wales and BBC
BBC
Radio Cymru Commentary on all Swansea City, Cardiff City matches with reports or commentary on Newport County and Wrexham matches

BBC
BBC
Radio Ulster Live commentary and reports on Irish League, Irish Cup, Irish League Cup, County Antrim Shield, Setanta Cup and Northern Ireland International matches.

BBC
BBC
Radio Foyle Live commentary and reports on Irish League, Irish Cup, Irish League Cup, County Antrim Shield, Setanta Cup and Northern Ireland International matches and live commentary on Derry City matches.

American football[edit] Television[edit]

National Football League
National Football League
Live coverage of Super Bowl, Live coverage of NFL International Series at Wembley Stadium in London and weekly highlights from the NFL Season (Live & Highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport, also on Sky Sports)

Radio[edit]

AFC Championship game, NFC Championship game and Super Bowl: Live commentary on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

Rugby Union[edit] Television[edit]

RBS Six Nations: Live Coverage & Highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport & ITV Sport and S4C
S4C
until 2021. Wales, Scotland and France Home matches Live on BBC
BBC
and S4C, England, Ireland
Ireland
and Italy home matches Live on ITV England Autumn internationals: Live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
& highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2019 Wales Autumn Internationals: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport & S4C
S4C
until 2018 Scotland Autumn internationals: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2016 The Varsity Match: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2019 & Live coverage on BBC
BBC
Red Button with highlights of women's Varsity Match on BBC
BBC
Sport Melrose Sevens: Live on BBC
BBC
Scotland St Patrick's Day Schools Cup Final: Live on BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

Commentary on Six Nations, Autumn Internationals, Aviva Premiership and European Rugby Champions Cup
European Rugby Champions Cup
matches Live commentary on 2015 Rugby World Cup

BBC
BBC
Radio Wales and BBC
BBC
Radio Cymru

Commentary on all Wales international matches Live commentary on all Wales matches in 2015 Rugby World Cup Commentary on British and Irish Lions
British and Irish Lions
tests on BBC
BBC
Radio Cymru

BBC
BBC
Radio Ulster

Commentary on all Ulster European Rugby Champions Cup
European Rugby Champions Cup
matches and Ulster Pro 12 matches which are not live on BBC
BBC
NI. Live commentary on all Ireland
Ireland
Six Nations and Autumn International matches Live commentary on all Ireland
Ireland
matches in 2015 Rugby World Cup

BBC
BBC
Radio Scotland

Commentary on all Scotland Six Nations matches Live commentary on all Scotland matches in 2015 Rugby World Cup Cricket[edit] Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC
BBC
Radio 4 Long Wave

Test Match Special
Test Match Special
Live commentary on all England home Test, ODI and T20 matches until 2024 Commentaries on England overseas tours and World Cup matches

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

Reports every 15 minutes plus wicket flashes on England Test, ODI and T20 matches

BBC
BBC
Local Radio

Commentary on all 2015 County matches on BBC
BBC
Sport website. Selected matches on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and on BBC
BBC
Local Radio. All Derbyshire matches on BBC
BBC
Radio Derby 1116 AM, all Worcestershire matches on BBC
BBC
Hereford and Worcester 738 AM and all Hampshire matches on BBC
BBC
Radio Solent 999 AM. Tennis[edit] Television[edit]

Wimbledon: Live coverage & Highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2024 across all platforms and highlights on British Eurosport[39] Australian Open: Live on British Eurosport
Eurosport
and highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport Queen's Club
Queen's Club
Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018, also live on British Eurosport
Eurosport
until 2017[40] Eastbourne International: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport; Also live on British Eurosport ATP World Tour Finals: All matches live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
until 2017; Six round-robin matches, one semi-final and final live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018 Davis Cup: Great Britain matches live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2016

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

Commentary on Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, Australian Open, ATP World Tour Finals, Queens Club Championships
Queens Club Championships
plus Davis Cup
Davis Cup
and selected ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
events

BBC
BBC
World Service

Commentary on Wimbledon men's and women's singles finals Golf[edit] Television[edit]

The Open Championship: Live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
with highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2021 US PGA Championship
PGA Championship
All four days live on BBC
BBC
Sport in 2017 US Masters: Live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
until 2017; Round 1 and 2 highlights, Round 3 & 4 live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2017 Ryder Cup: Live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
with highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018 BMW PGA Championship: Live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
with highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018 Scottish Open: Live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
with highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018 Wales Open: Live on Sky Sports; highlights on BBC
BBC
Wales Irish Open: Live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
and RTÉ Sport; highlights on BBC
BBC
NI when tournament played in Northern Ireland Women's British Open: 2017–21: Live on Sky Sports; highlights on BBC Sport

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

Commentary on The Open Championship, US Open, US Masters, PGA Championships and the Ryder Cup

BBC
BBC
Radio Scotland

Commentary on the Scottish Open on 810 MW

BBC
BBC
Radio Ulster Commentary on the Irish Open when played in Northern Ireland

Ice hockey[edit] Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

National commentary on the National Hockey League, Elite Ice Hockey League, Champions Hockey League
Champions Hockey League
and the IIHF World Championships

BBC
BBC
Local Radio, BBC
BBC
Radio Cymru, BBC
BBC
Radio Wales and BBC
BBC
Radio Ulster

Local commentary on the Elite Ice Hockey League Motor sport[edit] Television[edit]

North West 200: Live on BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland, BBC
BBC
Sport Online and BBC Red Button Ulster Grand Prix: Highlights on BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland Other Road Racing Motorcycling events: Highlights on BBC
BBC
NI

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

All Formula One
Formula One
races live, qualifying sessions and some practices on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Live commentary on British Moto GP

BBC
BBC
Radio Ulster

Live commentary of the North West 200
North West 200
and Ulster Grand Prix Online[edit]

All Formula One
Formula One
races live, qualifying sessions and practices not on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live or BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra until 2021

Boxing[edit] Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

Commentary on major fights involving British boxers Multi-disciplines events[edit] Television[edit]

Olympic Games: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and Eurosport
Eurosport
until 2024[41] Commonwealth Games: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018 Youth Olympics: Highlights on BBC
BBC
Red Button Invictus Games: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport

Radio[edit]

Olympic Games: Live on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Olympics Extra (until 2020) Paralympic Games: Live on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live and BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

Athletics[edit] Television[edit]

UK Athletics
UK Athletics
major events: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2020 London Marathon: Live until BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018; Live on British Eurosport Great North Run: Live until BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018;[42] Great Edinburgh Cross Country: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018; Great Manchester Run: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2018; Great Scottish Run: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport ; Great Manchester City Games: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport ; Great North City Games: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport ; IAAF World Championships in Athletics: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport
Eurosport
until 2017[19] IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport IAAF World Cross Country Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport[43] IAAF Diamond League: 2 UK meetings live until 2020 with highlights of 12 international meetings on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2017 IAAF World Relays: highlights on BBC
BBC
Red Button European Athletics Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport
Eurosport
until 2014 European Team Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport ; European Athletics Indoor Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport European Cross Country Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

Reports and commentary from IAAF World Championships, European Athletics Championships, IAAF Diamond League
IAAF Diamond League
and UK Athletics
UK Athletics
major events Commentary on London Marathon Rugby League[edit] Television[edit]

Super League: Live on Sky Sports
Sky Sports
with highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport Challenge Cup: Highlights of fifth round matches involving Super League sides; Live coverage of two sixth round matches, two quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2020 (Shared with Sky Sports) World Club Challenge: highlights on BBC
BBC
Sport (Live on Sky Sports) Rugby League World Cup: 2013 and 2017 coverage on Premier Sports
Premier Sports
and BBC[44] Four Nations Championship: All matches live on Premier Sports; All England matches and the final live on BBC
BBC
Sport in 2014 and 2016

Radio[edit]

Super League: Over 70 live commentaries on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra; Commentaries on BBC
BBC
Local Radio Challenge Cup: Commentaries on BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra; also commentaries on BBC
BBC
Local Radio

Snooker[edit] Television[edit]

World Snooker Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2019[45] UK Championship: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2019 Masters: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2019 The Welsh Open: Live on BBC
BBC
Wales and BBC
BBC
Red Button in 2016 and British Eurosport
Eurosport
until 2016

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

Reports on World Snooker Championships, UK Championship and Masters events Horse racing[edit] Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

Commentary on all major races with full coverage of Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National
Grand National
and The Derby
The Derby
until 2016[46]

BBC
BBC
World Service

5 Live commentary on The Grand National Equestrianism[edit] Television[edit]

Olympia Horse Show: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport Global Champions Tour: Live coverage of London event on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport Badminton
Badminton
Horse Trials: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2016 Burghley Horse Trials: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2016 World Equestrian Games: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport European Show Jumping Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport

Darts[edit] Television[edit]

Champions League of Darts: Live on BBC
BBC
in 2016

Rowing[edit] Television[edit]

World Rowing Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport European Rowing Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Red Button Rowing World Cup: Live on BBC
BBC
Red Button and British Eurosport The Boat Race: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2021; Live on British Eurosport and BBC
BBC
World News

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

Commentary on The Boat Race Cycling[edit] Television[edit]

UCI Road World Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport World Track Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport UCI Track Cycling World Cup: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport (UK event only) UCI Women's Road World Cup: Highlights on BBC
BBC
Red Button and British Eurosport

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio 5 Live

Tour de France
Tour de France
reports on Five Live; commentary on Sports Extra and BBC
BBC
Sport website UCI Road World Championships and World Track Championships: Live on Sports Extra Swimming[edit] Television[edit]

World Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport and British Eurosport European Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Red Button and British Eurosport

Gymnastics[edit] Television[edit]

European Gymnastics
Gymnastics
Championship: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport World Gymnastics
Gymnastics
Championship: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport Glasgow Grand Prix: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport

Field hockey[edit] Television[edit]

EuroHockey Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Red Button[47]

Winter sports[edit] Television[edit]

Winter Olympics: Live on BBC
BBC
Sport until 2022 Alpine Skiing World Cup: highlights of selected European races on BBC Sport with some live BBC
BBC
Red Button coverage Skeleton World Cup: Highlights of European races on BBC
BBC
Red Button Alpine Skiing World Championships: Live on British Eurosport
Eurosport
and BBC Red Button Bobsleigh World Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Red Button Skeleton World Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Red Button World Figure Skating Championships: Live on British Eurosport
Eurosport
and BBC Red Button

Sailing[edit] Television[edit]

America's Cup: highlights on BBC
BBC
Red Button until 2017 Sailing
Sailing
World Championships: Live on BBC
BBC
Red Button in 2014

GAA[edit] Television[edit]

BBC
BBC
Northern Ireland: GAA live and deferred coverage of the Ulster Senior Football Championships which are also live on RTÉ Sport until 2017

Radio[edit]

BBC
BBC
Radio Ulster

GAA live coverage of the Ulster Club and Ulster Senior Football Championships and games in the National League, qualifiers and All- Ireland
Ireland
Championship involving Ulster counties until 2017 Shinty[edit] Television[edit]

Live coverage of Premier Division matches plus Camanachd Cup
Camanachd Cup
Final, Macaulay Cup
Macaulay Cup
Final and Scotland v Ireland
Ireland
shinty–hurling international on BBC
BBC
Alba

Bowls[edit] Television[edit]

World Indoor Bowls Championships: Live on BBC Scottish International Indoor Open: Live on BBC
BBC
Scotland

BBC
BBC
Sport Online[edit]

BBC
BBC
Sport website as it appeared in May 2012.

BBC
BBC
Sport operates a sub-site of BBC
BBC
Online which supplements the television and radio services of the department. The website features scores and analysis from a variety of sports including those not broadcast by the BBC. The site also includes news stories related to teams or particular sports and live broadcast coverage of some sports. The website launched c. 2000 and was relaunched in 2003 to accommodate bigger screen sizes, with a sidebar to incorporate more sport and to parallel the relaunched BBC
BBC
News website.[48] The current look was implemented in February 2012, featuring the bold colour scheme of the logo, the new horizontal navigation bar across the whole of the site and design characteristics being implemented across the BBC
BBC
website. The new look gave more prominence to live sports, programmes and events as well as news on the individual teams.[49] In January 2013, the BBC
BBC
Sport app was launched on the iOS app store. An Android version was launched in February that year.[50] Sports forum[edit] Until 2011, the BBC
BBC
Sport website hosted an online sports forum entitled 606, named after the original start-time of the radio programme – six minutes past six. It covered a large variety of topics which included cricket, football, rugby (league and union), tennis, athletics, motorsport and many more. Sporting teams usually had their own individual pages where members could post and comment on any news or topics relating to that team. Users accessed through an account system and could comment and rate their opinions. The forum was moderated by the BBC
BBC
and any posts deemed to have broken the 'house rules' was not posted. As part of the reduction in BBC
BBC
Online's budget of 25%, all non-essential services that did not focus around core products were closed. As all posts had to be post moderated and as conversations were increasingly being done through social media websites that BBC Sport were a part of, the site was closed on 31 May 2011.[51] Interactive services[edit]

BBC
BBC
Sports Personality of the Year trophy.

BBC
BBC
Sport also offers a service on the BBC
BBC
Red Button interactive television service. The service offers a sports multi-screen service covering sports news stories in addition to five streams that can broadcast sport through the red button. This is often used for uninterrupted coverage and scores over a commentary, or for an alternative sport event unable to be covered on the main BBC
BBC
TV or radio services.[52] A key example is of the broadcasts of the Wimbledon Tennis
Tennis
Championships as matches on other courts may be displayed through the red button while a higher ranking match on a main court is taking place on the main TV service.[53] Awards[edit] See also: BBC
BBC
Sports Personality of the Year, BBC
BBC
Young Sports Personality of the Year, and BBC
BBC
Sports Unsung Hero Award BBC
BBC
Sport also award several awards in recognition of the sports community. The mainstay of this is the BBC
BBC
Sports Personality of the Year award, created in 1954 and awarded in a high-profile ceremony in December of each year.[54] There are several other awards given around the same time that focus on different areas of the sports industry, for example youth performers and coaches and trainers.[54] The awards also include the BBC
BBC
Nations and Regions, who often present awards at local ceremonies for similar reasons; the winners of these local awards are therefore frequently put forward for the national awards themselves allowing all areas of the country to be represented at the national awards. See also[edit]

BBC
BBC
portal

BBC
BBC
News Sports broadcasting contracts in the United Kingdom Broadcasting of sports events

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