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welive forlive - Eurosport Programme Guide 2014
WELIVE
FORLIVE
2014 Programme Guide
02 / TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction03
Eurosport Group04
2014 Highlights10
Tennis12
Cycling14
Wintersports16
Summer Sports18
Football20
Motorsports22
Equestrian24
Team sports26
Action sports27
Fight Sports28
Snooker30
Media Contacts32
SECINTRODUC
TION HEADING / 03
TION / 03
We Live For Live
In 2014 the Eurosport Group celebrates
25 years of LIVE sports broadcasting.
In that time we have developed an unrivalled
experience in producing and broadcasting
the greatest events in sports, year in, year out,
alongside a drive for technical innovation.
Since February 1989 Eurosport has
evolved from a single channel to one of
the world’s leading sports entertainment
groups, boasting seven TV channels and
15 websites from Europe to the Middle East
and the Asia-Pacific region.
We have shared many unforgettable sporting
moments with our fans and are proud to have
given them all sports, all emotions, LIVE.
Eurosport. WE LIVE FOR LIVE.
04 / EUROSPORT
Europe’s N°1
pan-European TV channel
Eurosport is the group’s flagship channel, broadcasting
to 54 countries in 20 languages and 133 million homes.
Home to LIVE coverage of
the biggest sporting events in
the world such as Grand Slam
tennis, the Tour de France and
Le Mans 24 Hours, to name
a few, Eurosport is Europe’s
leading sports channel.
Eurosport brings its expertise,
passion and credibility in
sports broadcasting to over
120 different sports each year.
Its daily LIVE action is
enhanced with commentary
and analysis from sporting
experts who bring added value
to the fan experience through
their knowledge and insight.
Eurosport HD is a simulcast
of the Eurosport channel
in high definition, reaching
over 32 million homes in
48 countries and available
in 20 languages.
133 million
homes
3,000 hours
LIVE
EUROSPORT 2 / 05
More Live, More Action,
More Emotion
Launched in 2005, Eurosport 2 continues to be one of Europe’s fastest growing
pay TV channels reaching 69 million homes in 18 languages and 51 countries.
The channel features premium
LIVE team sports alongside
entertainment and contact
sports like the Australian
Football League and NCAA
American Football. Eurosport 2
also offers great complementary
coverage of major events such
as tennis Grand Slams and the
wintersports season.
A regional version of Eurosport 2
is available in 35 countries and
features extensive LIVE action
of additional premium properties
such as the Bundesliga – the
German football league and
FIFA Club World Cup.
Eurosport 2 HD is distributed in
16 million homes and available
in 15 languages across 31 countries.
69 million
homes
2,300 hours
LIVE
06 / EUROSPORT ASIA-PACIFIC, EUROSPORTNE WS
Bringing the best
of European sport to Asia-Pacific
Available in English and Cantonese in 16 countries across the region,
Eurosport Asia-Pacific delivers Eurosport’s expertise to its audiences
with extensive coverage of top European sporting events.
The channel broadcasts over
2100 hours of LIVE action
every year including the Tour
de France* and a full calendar
of UCI World Tour cycling races,
US Open* tennis, rugby League
and French Top 14 rugby
union, the full wintersports
season, IAAF Diamond League
athletics, Le Mans 24 Hours
and Euroleague basketball.
In September 2011 Eurosport
launched Eurosport Asia-Pacific
HD, the first time the group has
launched an HD service outside
of Europe.
*ex Australia
Sports News
Anytime, Anyplace
Capitalising on Eurosport’s
international network of
journalists, Eurosportnews
is a 24/7 channel reporting
the latest sports news from
around the globe.
The channel is available in
three languages and broadcast
in 48 countries. Its worldwide
distribution includes Europe,
Asia, Australia, Africa and the
Middle-East.
EUROSPORT E VENTS / 07
World-Class
Sports Event Management
Eurosport Events is the Eurosport Group’s events management division,
producing and promoting several different sporting events, including
the prestigious motorsport series FIA World Touring Car Championship
(WTCC) and the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC).
The Eurosport Events portfolio
also includes in equestrianism
the Global Champions Tour,
World Dressage Masters,
Gucci Masters and Saut Hermès,
as well as the endurance sport
Ultra-Trail series.
Eurosport Events delivers the full
spectrum of events management,
ranging from TV production to
media rights distribution. Eurosport
Events distributes TV content
of the sports in its portfolio to
135 TV channels in 188 countries.
58 events
1500 hours
of broadcast
on…
… 135 TV
channels
in 188
countries
08 / EUROSPORT DIGITAL UNIVERSE
Europe’s N°1
online sports destination
Throughout its 25-year history, innovation
has been a driving force for Eurosport.
At the forefront of the digital
strategy the global Eurosport.com
network of 15 websites in
11 different languages spreads
from Europe to the MENA
region and China and is visited
by up to 33 million* unique
fans a month.
In Europe Eurosport.com is
the n°1 online sports destination
with up to 23 million* unique
users per month across a
network which includes four
Yahoo!Eurosport co-branded
websites in Germany, UK, Italy
and Spain and a co-branded
site with Onet in Poland.
Outside Europe, Eurosport.com
has partnerships with du to
cover the Arabic world and with
qq.com in the Chinese market.
Eurosport.com covers sport’s
biggest events through a unique
blend of LIVE score updates,
breaking news and expert
analysis and has expanded to
develop mobile apps for iPhone,
iPad and Android. Designed
to bring fans the best LIVE
updates wherever they are,
this suite of apps have been
downloaded over 13 million times.
Eurosport.com is available
in: Arabic, Chinese, English,
French, German, Italian, Polish,
Russian, Spanish, Swedish,
Turkish
*Source: comScore August 2012
33 million
monthly
unique
visitors —
worldwide
23 million
monthly
unique
visitors —
Europe
EUROSPORT DIGITAL UNIVERSE / 09
Eurosport
Live & on demand
Eurosport’s dedicated online TV service, Eurosport Player is a
pan-European multi-screen subscription service providing LIVE
simulcast and multi-feed streaming of Eurosport’s TV channels
on PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV via the Player app.
Available on PC in 53 countries
and 20 languages, Eurosport
Player also offers a catch-up
service around selected events.
The Eurosport Player app
for iOS and Android devices is
available in up to 40 countries
and also present on the Xbox
360 and Xbox One consoles
as well as on connected TV.
The Eurosport Player extends
the LIVE action through
bonus feeds from the greatest
competitions, such as the
tennis Grand Slams, Bundesliga
football, Superbike World
Championships, snooker World
Championships, wintersport
World Cups and many others.
Eurosport on Social Media
Sports fans can join and share
the latest sporting discussion with
Eurosport on Facebook and Twitter.
We engage with over 2.5m Facebook
users around the world every day.
Breaking sports news, corporate
announcements and LIVE
programming information is
shared with Twitter followers via
Eurosport’s different local accounts.
Like us
www.facebook.com/Eurosport
Follow us
twitter.com/Eurosport
10 / 20 14 HIGHLIGHTS
2014 on Eurosport & Eurosport 2
Updated schedules available on tv.eurosport.com
01
02
03
January
February
March
FUTSAL: UEFA Futsal EURO HD LIVE
28 January – 8 February
Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
HD
7–23 February. On-site daily shows
CYCLING: Season start Paris–Nice (9–16),
Tirreno–Adriatico (12–18),
Milan–San Remo (23)
ALPINE SKIING:
World Cup finals 12–16 March
FOOTBALL: FIFA U-17
Women’s World Cup
15 March – 4 April
SKI JUMPING:
HD
Four Hills Tournament
29 December – 6 January
BIATHLON & ALPINE SKIING:
World Cup
HD
Oberhof & Ruhpolding (1–12)
Kitzbühel & Schladming (24–28)
TENNIS: Australian Open
HD
13–26 January
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
07
08
09
July
August
September
HD
CYCLING: Tour de France
5–27 July
SNOOKER: Goldfields
HD
Australian Open
8–14 July
FOOTBALL: UEFA U-19
HD
European Championships
19–31 July
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
FOOTBALL: FIFA U-20
Women’s World Cup
5–24 August
ATHLETICS:
European Championships
12–17 August
SWIMMING:
European Championships
13–24 August
HD
LIVE
HD
LIVE
HD
LIVE
TENNIS: US Open
25 August – 8 September
CYCLING: Vuelta a España
23 August – 14 September
HD
LIVE
HD
LIVE
HD
LIVE
HD
LIVE
HD
LIVE
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04
05
06
April
May
June
WEIGHTLIFTING:
European Championships 5–12 April
CYCLING: Spring Classics
Tour of Flanders (6),
Paris Roubaix (13),
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (27)
SNOOKER:
World Championships
19 April – 5 May
LIVE
HD
LIVE
HD
October
HD
LIVE
HD
HD
LIVE
HD
LIVE
HD
LIVE
LIVE
10
FOOTBALL: Bundesliga In 35 European territories
TENNIS: WTA Tournaments
Linz (6–14)
Luxemburg (13–19)
ALPINE SKIING:
World Cup season start 25–26 October
CYCLING: Giro d’Italia
10 May – 1 June
FOOTBALL: UEFA Women’s
Champions League
22 May Final
TENNIS: French Open
25 May – 8 June
LIVE
LIVE
TENNIS:
ATP London (Queen’s)
9–15 June
FOOTBALL: FIFA World Cup
12 June – 13 July
On-site daily shows
MOTORSPORTS:
Le Mans 24 Hours
14–15 June
11
12
November
December
HD
MARATHON: New York* 3 November
BASKETBALL: Eurocup HD
Season start
LIVE
LIVE
HD
LIVE
HD
HD
SWIMMING: Short Course
World Championships*
3–7 December
FOOTBALL: FIFA Club World Cup
10–20 December, in
HD
35 European territories
WINTERSPORTS: World Cup HD
All rounds in eight sports
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
* Rights to be confirmed
12 / TENNIS
12 / SPORTS
Tennis
2300 hours
1000 hours LIVE
The best players, the biggest stages, epic battles, Eurosport and Eurosport 2
bring top LIVE action of the very best tennis with comprehensive coverage of
three Grand Slams — the Australian, French and US Opens. Selected ATP and
WTA tournaments complete the offer along with insight from expert Mats
Wilander in exclusive shows Game, Set & Mats and Mats Point.
Grand Slam
Tournaments
Australian Open, Melbourne
13–26 January French Open, Paris
25 May – 8 June
US Open, New York
25 August – 8 September
LIVE
From the OZ to Flushing Meadows
passing through Roland Garros,
Eurosport’s coverage of the Grand
Slam tournaments is unrivalled
with over 200 hours LIVE action
per Slam and on-site exclusive daily
show Game Set & Mats.
Fans can also enjoy the greatest
simultaneous choice with LIVE
coverage from up to seven courts
available on Eurosport Player,
the Group’s online TV service.
The LIVE action is enhanced with
analysis from a star team of expert
consultants featuring Mats Wilander,
Amélie Mauresmo, Barbara Schett,
Henri Leconte and Serena Williams’
coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
2013 Wimbledon winner Marion
Bartoli will team up with Eurosport
again in 2014, after a successful
television debut at the 2013 US Open.
SPORTS / 13
TENNIS / 13
Game Set & Mats
and Mats Point
In 2014 former world number one
and seven-time Grand Slam winner
Mats Wilander will continue to
offer his expert views in Game,
Set & Mats, a special on-site show
broadcast during the Grand Slams
and Mats Point, where Mats meets
the world’s top ATP and WTA
players for one-to-one interviews
throughout the year.
JANUARY
30 Dec–5: ATP Doha, Qatar
13–26: Australian Open
LIVE
APRIL 28–4 May: WTA Estoril, Portugal
28–4 May: ATP Estoril, Portugal
LIVE
MAY
19–24: ATP Düsseldorf, Germany
25–8 June: French Open
LIVE
JUNE
9–15: WTA Nürnberg, Germany
9–15: ATP London (Queen’s), UK*
16–21: ATP Eastbourne, UK*
AUGUST 25–8 Sept: US Open
Selected ATP and WTA
tournaments
LIVE
Eurosport’s selection of ATP and WTA
tournaments will feature the world’s
best players in 2014 competing on
all surfaces. Tournaments featured
include the hard court in Doha, clay
court in Estoril and Düsseldorf, grass
court in Eastbourne and Queen’s,
and indoor in Linz and Luxemburg.
OCTOBER
6–14: WTA Linz, Austria 13–19: WTA Luxemburg
*ex UK
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
14 / SPORTS
14 / C
YCLING
Cycling
1500 hours
450 hours LIVE
Eurosport continues to confirm its status as the home of cycling
with over 40 events being broadcast in 2014. The offer features
extensive LIVE coverage of 24 UCI World Tour races, including the
Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España and the greatest Classics.
Tour de
France
LIVE
5–27 July The Tour de France is the benchmark
of the excellence of Eurosport’s
cycling offer. Eurosport has broadcast
each edition of the legendary event
since the channel was launched in
1989.
The 101st Tour de France starts in
Yorkshire, UK.
The channel will cover every moment
of every hard-fought stage of the
greatest race in the world. 90 hours
of LIVE action will be enhanced by
on-site reports, analysis and Tour
de France Extra, the daily LIVE show
from the finish line of each stage.
Giro and Vuelta
LIVE
Giro d’Italia
9 May – 1 June
Vuelta a España
23 August – 14 September
All stages of the two other
Grand Tours are broadcast LIVE
on Eurosport; 70 hours LIVE for the
Giro and 40 hours for the Vuelta.
CSPORTS / 15
YCLING / 15
The great Classics
and stage races
LIVE
Paris–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–
Liège and Tour of Flanders are some
of the headline Classics broadcast
on Eurosport, while prestigious
stage races such as the Criterium du
Dauphiné and Paris–Nice also feature.
Fans have unrivalled choice from a list
of over 40 events.
FEBRUARY
5–8: Tour of Dubai* 18–23: Tour of Oman*
19–23: Ruta Del Sol* MARCH
5: Grand Prix Le Samyn 8: Strade Bianche** in Sienna
9: Roma Maxima**
9–16: Paris–Nice
12–18: Tirreno–Adriatico** 23: Milan–San–Remo** 24–30: Tour of Catalunya
28: GP E3 at Harelbeke
29–30: Criterium International
APRIL
1–3: Three Days of De Panne
6: Tour of Flanders 7–12: Tour of Basque Country
12: GP Pino Cerami
13: Paris–Roubaix
20: Tro–Bro Léon
20: Amstel Gold Race
22–25: Tour of Trentin*
23: Flèche Wallonne
27: Liège–Bastogne–Liège 27–4 May: Tour of Turkey*
MAY
7–11: Four Days of Dunkerque 9–1 June: Giro d’Italia**
11–18: Tour of California LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
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LIVE
LIVE
21–25: Tour of Norway 24–25: World Ports Classics,
Netherlands
28–1 June: Tour of Belgium
28–1 June: Tour des Fjords
JUNE
8–15: Critérium du Dauphiné
LIVE
JULY
5–27 July: Tour de France
AUGUST
2: Clasica San Sebastian
3–9: Tour of Poland*
10: Ride London Classic
11–17: Eneco Tour
13–17: Artic Race of Norway
18–24: USA Pro Challenge
23–14 September: Vuelta a España
24: Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg
31: Grand Prix in Plouay SEPTEMBER
7–14: Tour of Britain***
12: Grand Prix in Quebec 14: Grand Prix in Montreal 17: Grand Prix of Wallonia OCTOBER
5: Giro di Lombardia **
7: Binche–Chimay–Binche 12: Paris–Tours 10–14: Tour of Beijing*
Part of the UCI World Tour (blue)
*rights to be confirmed ** ex France *** ex UK. Rights to be confirmed
LIVE
LIVE
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LIVE
16 / SPORTS SPORTS
16 / WINTER
Wintersports
1500 hours
650 hours LIVE
Eurosport is Europe’s leading wintersports destination with 12 sports covered
every year generating over 1500 hours of action. This season is no exception with
LIVE coverage of the respective World Cups, World Championships and European
Championships plus daily shows during the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
Experts
Eurosport’s viewers can enjoy
the analysis from a line-up of star
experts this season.
During the World Cup, Didier Cuche
will return as our alpine skiing
consultant after his successful debut
on Eurosport in 2013, while biathlon
legend Ole Einar Björndalen and
figure skating multi-World Champion
Evgeny Plushenko will share their
expert views. During Sochi Games,
Olympic Champions Gwendal Peizerat
in figure skating and Michael Greis
in biathlon will be Eurosport’s
consultants in the channel’s daily shows.
World Cups and
Championships
All World Cup rounds in alpine
skiing, biathlon, cross-country
skiing, freestyle skiing, luge, Nordic
combined skiing, ski jumping and
snowboarding will be broadcast from
26 October 2013 – 23 March 2014 on
Eurosport and Eurosport 2.
LIVE
The European and World
Championships in both curling
and figure skating are covered
live as well as the biathlon
European championships and
ski flying World Championships.
WINTER SPORTS / 17
Series 2013–2014
Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
Eurosport has five on-site film
crews to produce a series of daily
programmes during the Sochi
Games, which are being held on 7–23
February. There will be four flash
news programmes between 12:00
and 18:00 CET feauturing results,
analysis, interviews and previews
of the coming events.
Each evening Eurosport will
broadcast two LIVE shows at 20:00
and 22:30 CET from its on-site
studio. Presented by Sandy Héribert,
each 26-minute show will include
a review of the day, analysis from
Eurosport’s consultants, special
guests, interviews with the champions
and behind-the-scenes reports.
JULY – OCTOBER
All Ski Jumping Summer GP*
LIVE
OCTOBER – DECEMBER
All Seven Figure Skating GP*
LIVE
OCTOBER – MARCH 2014
All World Cup rounds in eight sports
LIVE
Championships 2013–2014
NOVEMBER
23–30: Curling ECH**
DECEMBER
11–21: Trentino Winter Universiade
12–15: DEW Tour stage 3
26–31: Ice Hockey Spengler Cup
28: Biathlon World Team Challenge
28–6 Jan: Ski Jumping Four Hills
Tournament
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
Ski Pass
Ski Pass is Eurosport’s 100% alpine
skiing show. Ski Pass brings insights
from the World Cup circuit, exclusive
interviews with the greatest
champions, reports on legendary
venues and a regular insight from
Aksel Lund Svindal.
JANUARY
13–19: Figure Skating ECH**
FEBRUARY
3–4: Biathlon ECH**
7–23: Sochi 2014 Olympic Games
MARCH
13–16: Ski Jumping
Ski Flying WCH***
22–23: Speed Skating
All-Around WCH***
24–30: Figure Skating WCH***
29–6 April: Curling Men’s WCH***
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
* GP: Grand Prix ** ECH : European Championships *** WCH: World Championships
18 / SPORTS SPORTS
18 / SUMMER
Summer Sports
800 hours
300 hours LIVE
Eurosport promotes and broadcasts all year long the major Olympic summer
sports. Leading an impressive line-up of top events will be full LIVE coverage of
the European Championships in athletics and swimming with expert analysis
from consultants Maurice Greene and Pieter van den Hoogenband.
Athletics European
Championships
LIVE
12–17 August in Zurich, Switzerland
The greatest athletics championships
in 2014 are all LIVE on Eurosport.
The list includes the IAAF World
Indoor Championships* in Poland
in March, the European Team
Championships in June and the
season’s climax, the European
Championships in Zurich in August.
Fans won’t miss a minute of the
European Championships with
every heat and final broadcast LIVE.
Following his popular contribution
during London 2012 Games and
2013 athletics World Championships,
Eurosport’s expert and Olympic
Champion Maurice Greene is on site to
interview the greatest champions and
deliver his analysis of the day’s action.
Eurosport’s athletics offer also
features the world’s best marathons
from Paris, London and New-York*
and indoor meetings in Germany.
Other
Championships
LIVE
The best events in the other major
Olympic summer sports are also
LIVE on Eurosport: the World
Championships in rowing and
canoeing as well as the European
Team Championships in artistic
gymnastics, the World Team
Championships in table tennis or
the European Championships in
weightlifting.
See 2014 calendar for details.
SUMMER SPORTS / 19
Swimming
European
Championships
ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
12–25 May: Team ECH in Sofia
LIVE
13–24 August in Berlin, Germany
The European Championships in
swimming are the other highlights
in August on Eurosport.
The channel will broadcast the
diving events as well as all heats
and finals LIVE from the swimming
competitions. Olympic Champion
Pieter van den Hoogenband will
conduct LIVE interviews from the
mixed zone and share his expert
predictions and reaction.
The short course European
Championships in November and
short course World Championships*
in December complete Eurosport’s
swimming offer in 2014.
ATHLETICS
30 Jan: Indoor Meeting in Düsseldorf
1 Feb: Indoor Meeting in Karlsruhe
7–9 March: Indoor WCH*
in Sopot, Poland
6 April: Paris Marathon
13 April: London Marathon
21–22 June: Team ECH
in Braunschweig
22–27 July: Junior WCH*
in Eugene
12–17 Aug: ECH in Zurich
2 Nov: New-York Marathon*
CANOEING
16 and 23 May: Sprint World Cup
11–13 July: Sprint ECH in
Brandenburg
6–10 Aug: Sprint WCH in Moscow
17–21 Sept: Slalom WCH in
Deep Creek
ROWING
28–30 March: World Cup
in Sydney
6 April: Race Oxford–Cambridge
20–22 June: World Cup
in Aiguebelette
11–13 July: World Cup in Lucerne
24–31 Aug: WCH in Amsterdam
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
SWIMMING
13–24 August: Long Course
ECH in Berlin
TBA November: Short Course ECH
3–7 Dec: Short Course WCH*
in Doha
LIVE
TABLE TENNIS
28 April – 5 May:
Team WCH in Tokyo
24–26 Oct: Men’s World Cup
in Düsseldorf
LIVE
WEIGHTLIFTING
5–12 April: ECH in Tel Aviv, Israel
4–16 Nov: WCH* in Almaty
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
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LIVE
*Rights to be confirmed
ECH: European Championships
WCH: World Championships
TBA: date to be announced
LIVE
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20 / SPORTS
20 / FOOTBALL
Football
3000 hours
1000 hours LIVE
Brazilian fever will be at the heart of Eurosport’s programming offer this year
with daily coverage of the 2014 World Cup from our on-site studio. Eurosport and
Eurosport 2 will continue to feature the very best of women’s and youth football
as well as exclusive LIVE coverage of Bundesliga and the FIFA Club World Cup.
2014 FIFA
World Cup
12 June – 13 July
On the road to Brazil 2014, Eurosport
will broadcast friendly matches
featuring the participating teams
plus a special show, Brazilmania.
Monthly from January to April, then
weekly in May, Brazilmania will focus
on the preparation of the teams
and will include portraits of the stars
and reports on the Brazilian culture.
During the World Cup, Eurosport
will cover the competition with
daily programmes:
__ 08:30 CET, a 13-minute programme
featuring a review of the previous
day and the latest news.
__ 14:30 and 17:30 CET, two seven
minute flash news updates
featuring a preview of the day
ahead from the Brazilian point
of view and all the latest news
before the first match held at
18:00.
__ 20:30 and 23:30 CET, two 20 minute
LIVE shows from on-site studio in
Rio, including analysis from experts
led by Thomas Berthold and LIVE
reports by Eurosport’s journalists
across the host country.
Bundesliga
LIVE
August 2013 – May 2014
August 2014 – May 2015
Eurosport 2 extensively covers the
German league in 35 territories across
Europe with up to six LIVE matches
per match day.
The 2013 Champions League final
between Bayern Munich and Borussia
Dortmund displayed how competitive
the German clubs are and why
Bundesliga is such a great league
to watch.
FOOTBALL / 2
SPORTS / 2 1
Series
UEFA Youth
League
LIVE
September 2013 – April 2014
September 2014 – April 2015
Eurosport is official broadcaster
of the UEFA Youth League, the
new European U-19 club competition.
The competition is the guaranteed
way to see tomorrow’s talents today
as the 32 clubs qualified for the
UEFA Champions League group stage
participate in the U-19 tournament.
Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real
Madrid, Manchester United are
amongst the clubs regularly broadcast
LIVE by Eurosport during the group
stage phase. The knockout phase is
LIVE from February 2014 until the
final in April.
Tournaments
JANUARY – APRIL
UEFA Youth League
LIVE
JANUARY
LIVE
28 – 8 FEBRUARY: UEFA Futsal Euro
JANUARY – MAY 2014
Bundesliga* season
LIVE
MARCH
15–5 April: FIFA U-17 Women’s WC**
JANUARY – MAY
Eurogoals season
APRIL
24–27: UEFA Futsal Cup
FEBRUARY – NOVEMBER
Germany U21/U20/U19 home matches
MAY
9–21: UEFA U-17 ECH***
22: UEFA Women’s Champions
League Final
MARCH – MAY
UEFA Women’s
Champions League
MARCH – NOVEMBER
Asian Champions League
SEPTEMBER – APRIL 2015
UEFA Youth League
AUGUST – MAY 2015
Bundesliga* season
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
JUNE
12–13 July: 2014 FIFA World Cup
LIVE
JULY
15–27: UEFA U-19 Women’s ECH***
19–31: UEFA U-19 ECH***
LIVE
AUGUST
5–24: FIFA U-20 Women’s WC**
LIVE
DECEMBER
10–20: FIFA Club World Cup*
LIVE
LIVE
SEPTEMBER – MAY 2014
Eurogoals season
LIVE
LIVE
* in 35 territories across Europe **WC: World Cup ***ECH: European Championships
Women’s football
After broadcasting every match of the
UEFA Women’s EURO last year and
attracted 55 million European viewers
during the tournament, Eurosport
continues in 2014 to broadcast the
best competitions on the calendar.
LIVE
Viewers will enjoy LIVE coverage
of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada
between 5–24 August, the FIFA
U-17 World Cup in Costa Rica from
15 March – 5 April and the UEFA
Women’s Champions League until
the final in Lisbon on 22 May.
22 / SPORTS
22 / MOTORSPORTS
Motorsports
1000 hours
200 hours LIVE
Eurosport’s motorsports coverage mixes legendary events like Le Mans
24 Hours or Dakar rally with thrilling series like the FIA WTCC and World
Superbike championships. Speedway competitions bring an additional
entertainment touch to the 2014 offer.
Le Mans
24 Hours LIVE
14–15 June
The legendary event returns as
one of the year’s highlights and
fans will enjoy extensive coverage
on Eurosport. After broadcasting of
the qualifying sessions on 11–12 June,
Eurosport and Eurosport 2 will cover
every minute of the race LIVE on
14–15 June.
Every evening during the week,
Eurosport will provide added
editorial coverage through its unique
track-side show Le Mans 24 Minutes.
Dakar Rally
5–18 January
The motorsports year starts in style
on Eurosport with the 35th edition
of the world’s greatest rally. For its
6th edition in South America, the
Dakar continues its exploration of the
Argentinean and Chilean regions and
visits Bolivia.
This human and sporting adventure
will be covered each evening at 23:00
CET on Eurosport in a show featuring
the day’s highlights and latest
interviews
MOTORSPORTS / 23
SPORTS / 23
Other Series 2014
EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CUP
Highlights from all rounds on
Eurosport plus two rounds LIVE
FIA WTCC &
FIA ERC
World Superbike
Championship 5 April – 16 November
3 January – 8 November
23 February – 2 November
LIVE
Eurosport Events has successfully
produced and promoted the FIA
World Touring Car Championship
since 2007 and the FIA European
Rally Championship since 2013.
LIVE
From the opening race at Phillip Island
in Australia to the finale in Qatar, all
rounds of the spectacular Superbike
championship will be covered LIVE
across Eurosport and Eurosport 2 in 2014.
All 24 races of the 2014 WTCC
calendar will be LIVE on Eurosport
and Eurosport 2. The season will be
boosted by the arrival of Sebastien
Loeb who will make his debut on
circuit after winning a record nine
World Rally Championships.
All 12 rounds of the 2014 ERC will
be covered with a selection LIVE.
FIA WORLD ENDURANCE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
All rounds LIVE and delayed
on Eurosport and Eurosport 2
PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP
All rounds LIVE and delayed
on Eurosport and Eurosport 2
GP 3
All rounds LIVE and delayed
on Eurosport and Eurosport 2
WORLD SERIES BY RENAULT
All rounds LIVE and delayed
on Eurosport and Eurosport 2
AUTO GP
All rounds LIVE on Eurosport
and Eurosport 2
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
WORLD SUPERSPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
All rounds LIVE and delayed
LIVE
on Eurosport and Eurosport 2
SUPERSTOCK CHAMPIONSHIPS
All rounds LIVE on Eurosport 2
Speedway
series
LIVE
The best European riders will be on
Eurosport with LIVE coverage of all
four rounds of the European
Championships from May to September
and, new to the channel’s offer, the
Swedish Elitserien from May to September.
LIVE
BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS
All rounds LIVE and delayed on
LIVE
Eurosport 2
FMX — NIGHT OF THE JUMPS
Highlights from all rounds on
Eurosport 2
MOTORSPORTS WEEKEND
15-min Sunday evening show on
Eurosport
24 / SPORTS
24 / EQUESTRIAN
Equestrian
As a world class sport where precision, speed and talent create thrilling
competitions, equestrian has a natural place on Eurosport. The channel will
cover the greatest series and events every weekend. Fans can also enjoy
highlights from the most recent competitions in Eurosport’s Wednesday Selection.
FEI World
Equestrian
Games
LIVE
Held every four years the FEI World
Equestrian Games is the most
prestigious event in equestrian
calendar after the Olympic Games.
Eurosport will broadcast the Show
Jumping, Dressage and Eventing
competitions staged in Normandy,
France from 23 August to 7
September.
Longines FEI
World Cup Longines Global
Champions Tour
Eurosport will broadcast the Show
Jumping qualifying rounds of the
Western European League, the best
league of the Longines FEI World Cup,
as well as the final in Lyon on 16–20
April. The channel will then cover
the start of 2014–2015 season on
17 October from Oslo.
Eurosport Events is co-TV producer
of the Longines Global Champions
Tour which enters its 9th season in
2014. Eurosport will broadcast all
15 rounds of the Show Jumping circuit
running from April to November and
featuring the world’s top 30 riders.
LIVE
LIVE
Gucci Masters
& Saut Hermès
LIVE
Eurosport Events is host broadcaster
of the world-class Show Jumping
events Saut Hermès and Gucci Paris
Masters, held on 13–15 March and in
December respectively. Eurosport
will also broadcast LIVE the Longines
Hong Kong Masters on 21–23
February.
EQUESTRIAN / 25
SPORTS / 25
FEI
Nations Cup
Series
LIVE
The FEI Nations Cup is the sport’s
premier team jumping competition.
Eurosport will broadcast a selection
of the best eight events from
February to August and the final
in Barcelona on 9–12 September.
16 JANUARY – 20 APRIL
Longines FEI World Cup
LIVE
6 FEBRUARY – 9 SEPTEMBER
FEI Nations Cup
LIVE
APRIL – 13 NOVEMBER
Longines GCT
LIVE
17 OCTOBER – 30 DECEMBER
Longines FEI World Cup
LIVE
Events
Wednesday
Selection & Horse Rolex
Grand Slam
Racing Time
As well as LIVE action viewers
have regular opportunities to
catch up the best of equestrianism.
Eurosport’s Wednesday Selection
programming features a selection
of the best sporting moments from
around the world in Equestrian,
Golf, Sailing and Polo. The Horse
Racing Time show focuses on
the greatest horse racing events
including Royal Ascot, American
Triple Crown and prix de l’Arc de
Triomphe to name a few.
LIVE
Eurosport will broadcast the three
Rolex Grand Slam Show Jumping
events in Aachen on 20 July,
Spruce Meadows on 14 September
and Geneva on 14 December, as well
as the three Eventing competitions
in Kentucky on 27 April, Burghley
on 7 September and Badminton on
14 September. Winning the Rolex
Grand Slam is one of the pinnacles
in equestrianism.
21–23 FEBRUARY
Longines Hong Kong Masters
LIVE
13–15 MARCH
Saut Hermès
LIVE
27 APRIL
Eventing RGS in Kentucky
LIVE
20 JULY
Show jumping RGS in Aachen
LIVE
23 AUGUST – 7 SEPTEMBER
FEI WEG in Normady
SEPTEMBER
7: Eventing RGS in Burghley
14: Eventing RGS in Badminton
14: Show jumping RGS in
Spruce Meadows
DECEMBER
14: Show jumping RGS in Geneva
Gucci Master
GCT: Global Champions Tour
RGS: Rolex Grand Slam
WEG: World Equestrian Games
LIVE
LIVE
26 / SPORTS
26 / TEAM
SPORTS
Team Sports
800 hours
340 hours LIVE
Eurosport 2 has always put team sports at the heart of its programming.
In addition to the football detailed on pages 20–21, the 2014 offer is particularly
varied, from basketball and cricket to American and Australian football,
and featuring field hockey and sepaktakraw.
Basketball
Eurocup LIVE
November 2013 – May 2014
November 2014 – May 2015
Eurosport 2 covers multiple matches
LIVE every week on Tuesday and
Wednesday from November through
to the showpiece Eurocup final in
May. Eurosport also broadcasts the
best Euroleague and Eurocup action
in the Euroleague Basketball show,
a 30-minute build-up to the LIVE
Tuesday night action.
American
Football
LIVE
August – December
Eurosport 2 will continue to broadcast
American Football’s most prestigious
college conference, the Big Ten
Conference, with one game every
week. The Big Ten Conference is the
oldest American division I college
conference and has sent over 35 players
to the NFL over the last six years.
TEAM SPORTS / 27
Other Sports
FIELD HOCKEY
Euroleague:
October 2013 – May 2014
Cricket
LIVE
Champions League Twenty20*
September
Eurosport 2 broadcasts the
Champions League Twenty20 LIVE,
an annual international competition
featuring the top domestic teams
from major cricketing nations,
including India, Australia, South
Africa, New Zealand, West Indies and
Sri Lanka.
ICC World Twenty20**
16 March – 6 April
The fifth ICC World Twenty20 will
be held in Bangladesh. First held
in 2007 the tournament gathers 12
teams for each edition. Past winners
include India, Pakistan, England and
West Indies. The whole tournament
will be LIVE on Eurosport 2.
Australian
Football
League*
LIVE
March – September
The Australian Football League is
one of the exciting sports viewers
can discover on Eurosport 2. Popularly
known as Aussie Rules, this rough
and tumble sport mixes football and
rugby, with a fanatical following in
its native country. This physical
contact sport is spectacular to watch.
Eurosport 2 will broadcast one LIVE
match per match day, on Saturdays,
and a weekly magazine on Tuesdays.
SEPAKTAKRAW
Super Series:
September 2013 – January 2014
World Cup:
April – May 2014
*Rights to be confirmed
**No broadcast in the UK
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
28 / SPORTS
28 / AC
TION SPORTS
Action Sports
150 hours
30 hours LIVE
Action sports have been part of Eurosport 2’s DNA since the channel’s
launch. 2014 is no exception for fans with major competitions featuring the
best of freestyle skiing, snowboarding, free skiing, skateboarding and BMX.
FIS Snowboarding
& Freestyle Skiing
World Cup
LIVE
All rounds of the FIS World Cups
in snowboarding and freestyle skiing
are covered on Eurosport 2 from
October 2013 to March 2014. Fans
can expect the very best athletes to
compete as they will need to qualify
or reach their peak of form for the
coming Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
Superstar Shaun White is among
them. The double snowboarding
Olympic Champion will compete in his
third Olympics and will try to get the
gold in the halfpipe event as well as
in the new Olympic event slopestyle.
DEW Tour*
LIVE
The 2014 Dew Tour consists of three
marquee events in distinct beach,
city and mountain locations from
August to December. The beach
and city events feature the summer
sports of skateboarding and BMX
while the mountain event is dedicated
to snowboarding (superpipe and
slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe
and slopestyle). Eurosport 2 has
brought top coverage of the Tour
since 2007 and will broadcast all
rounds LIVE and exclusively in Europe.
*rights to be confirmed
FIGHT SPORTS / 29
Fight Sports
250 hours
50 hours LIVE
Eurosport is full of fighting spirit in 2014, with on-air action from boxing
and kick-boxing. Also on the card is Fight Club, the show which examines
the full range of fighting disciplines.
Boxing
Eurosport will broadcast live
or delayed a wide offer of various
fights, from middle weight
to heavy weight categories.
Kick-Boxing —
Super
Kombat*
LIVE
Super Kombat is a new generation
worldwide kickboxing circuit with
fighters from a range of different
series, such as K-1, UFC or Local
Kombat, pitched together in an
intense battle. Eurosport will
broadcast six prime time evening
events LIVE in 2014.
*rights to be confirmed
Fight Club
On Thursday evenings
Launched in 2004, Fight Club is an
action-packed show broadcast in
prime time and promoting the finest
Martial Arts tournaments from
around the world, looking also at the
culture surrounding the sport.
30 / SPORTS
30 / SNOOKER
Snooker
2000 hours
800 hours LIVE
Eurosport covers snooker like no other broadcaster with 19 tournaments
per season. The biggest tournaments are LIVE every year, including the
World Championship and all other world ranking events.
SNOOKER / 31
SPORTS / 31
The very best
events
2013 – 2014
JUNE
7–9: European Tour, Bulgaria
17–23: Wuxi Classic, China
LIVE
Masters in London
12–19 January 2014
Welsh Open in Newport
19 February – 2 March 2014
World Championship in Sheffield
19 April – 5 May 2014
UK Championship in York
26 November – 7 December 2014
JULY
8–14: Goldfields Australian Open
19–21: European Tour, Netherlands
LIVE
LIVE
Eurosport will cover LIVE the sport’s
greatest tournaments, from the
UK Championship to the Welsh Open,
from the Masters to the season’s
climax, the World Championship
in Sheffield.
The historic Crucible Theatre in
Sheffield will welcome the world’s
top players, pitting their wits
against each other to win the oldest
and most prestigious tournament
in the world.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is the reigning
World Champion, having won the title
for a fifth time in 2013 and £250,000
out of an overall prize money of
£1,111,000. In 2014 all matches of
the 17-day tournament will be LIVE
thanks to complementary coverage
on Eurosport and Eurosport 2.
AUGUST
23–25: European Tour, Germany
SEPTEMBER
2–7: 6 Reds World Championship,
Thailand
16–22: Shanghai Masters, China
OCTOBER
4–6: European Tour, Germany
27–3 Nov: International
Championship, China
NOVEMBER
15–17: European Tour, Belgium
27–8 Dec: UK Championship
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
JANUARY
12–19: Masters, UK
29–2 Feb: German Masters
LIVE
FEBRUARY
6–9: European Tour, Poland
19–2 Mar: Welsh Open
LIVE
MARCH
10–16: Haikou World Open, China
25–29: Players Championship
Grand Finals, Bangkok
31–6 Apr: China Open
APRIL
19 – 5 May: World Championship UK
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
LIVE
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