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Sport, TV

The Champions’ League – Part One

On Tuesday we will hear what BT has in store for its coverage of the Champions’ League and Europa League. It outbid Sky and ITV to...

Misc, Photography, Sport

Pavé

This weekend sees the Tour of Flanders, and next weekend is Paris – Roubaix. Since it’s been a while since I last did some...

Sport

Qatar 2022: Winners and Losers

I’m just trying to see who the winners and losers of Qatar 2022 will be following FIFA’s decision to hold the World Cup in...

Media, Sport

The £5 Billion League

You know how this is supposed to be austerity Britain? Well you wouldn’t know that looking at the sums announced earlier today as the...

Media, Sport

The Open Goes to Sky

As has been widely anticipated in the press, today saw news that Sky Sports has won a five-year contract beginning in 2017 to broadcast The...

Sport, TV

Is Golf Becoming as Invisible as Cricket?

According to a report in the Telegraph, the Royal & Ancient is considering whether or not they extend their 50 year broadcasting...

Sport

Do We Need an Olympic TV Channel?

It’s a bit of a moot question, because the IOC has just voted to launch one at the 127th IOC session taking place today and tomorrow...

Sport

Selling Your Sport Short

There’s an interesting piece in yesterday’s Guardian hypothesising that by selling itself nearly completely to pay-TV players,...

Sport, TV

Possible Sale of Channel 5

In recent days it has been fairly widely reported that Richard Desmond, owner of Channel 5, Express Newspapers and other more...

Sport, TV

Ashes Highlights This Winter

Returning to a familiar topic, I note that there are no Ashes highlights on Channel 5 this winter. Instead they’ll be broadcast on...