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Billie Jean King, Davis Cups on BBC

Audiences can watch tennis live on the BBC this November across both the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup. Great Britain are set to face Sweden in the Billie Jean King Cup play-offs at the Copper Box Arena, London. Fans can watch live on BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport Website and app […]

November 3, 2023

BBC Sport audio deal with Cricket Australia

BBC Sport has announced an audio deal with Cricket Australia for live cricket coverage across BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra, 5 Live and BBC Sounds including commentary on the Men’s and Women’s Ashes. It extends the long term relationship and the deal means the BBC will bring audiences live ball by ball commentary on the […]

November 3, 2023

England rugby league internationals on BBC

BBC Sport will air live and exclusive coverage of five internationals involving three England rugby league teams this autumn, including a rematch of the 2022 Wheelchair Final between England and France. Tom Halliwell’s World Cup winners will return to action for the first time since their 28-24 triumph against the French in a rematch against […]

September 8, 2023

BBC’s Slater retiring

In the week of her 40th anniversary working at the BBC, the first female Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater, has announced that she will be retiring from the BBC in spring 2024. Slater has transformed BBC Sport during her 14 years in the role. She has changed attitudes and increased the profile and interest […]

September 6, 2023

Vizrt, BBC Sport collaborate on Women’s World Cup coverage

Vizrt, a specialist in real-time graphics and live production solutions for content creators, is working with BBC Sport to showcase the Women’s World Cup.  By teaming up with BBC Sport for the Women’s World Cup, Vizrt aims to elevate the coverage and offer viewers an immersive and dynamic visual experience that truly reflects the passion […]

August 16, 2023

BBC Sport extends audio deal with ECB

BBC Sport has announced an audio deal to extend live cricket coverage across BBC radio and BBC Sounds up to and including the 2028 season. The new four-year agreement with the ECB extends the existing deal which runs to 2024 and ensures live coverage of all England’s home Tests, one-day internationals and IT20s will continue […]

June 16, 2023

England vs Iran sets BBC live streaming record

England’s World Cup 2022 opener against Iran on November 21st was streamed a record 8 million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online, making it the largest live streamed event on the BBC over a 24 hour period. The dominant 6-2 victory for the Three Lions also pulled in a peak TV audience of […]

November 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC acquires 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships rights

BBC Sport has secured full broadcasting rights to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland, extending its long-term commitment to the coverage of major UCI events. For the first time, 13 UCI World Championships will be held in the same location, creating the biggest cycling event ever and one of the […]

October 10, 2022

BBC: 57m streams for Commonwealth Games

BBC Sport’s coverage of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games was streamed a record-breaking 57.1 million times during the 11-day event. This was over six times the amount of streams seen in previous years, with a total of 9 million for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and 8.2 million for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. […]

August 10, 2022

BBC renews London Marathon rights

BBC Sport and London Marathon Events have agreed a new contract which extends the partnership for a further five years, from 2022 to 2026. The partnership, which began in 1981 and is now more than four decades old, is one of the longest standing in British sport. In addition to coverage of the London Marathon, […]

June 20, 2022