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BBC sets out Annual Plan

The BBC has published its Annual Plan for 2024/25. It sets out how the Corporation will begin work to focus on three essential roles, announced by the Director-General earlier this week, to deliver more for audiences: Pursuing truth with no agenda Backing the best British storytelling Bringing people together In the year ahead the BBC […]

March 28, 2024

The Hundred returning to BBC

This August, The Hundred cricket tournament returns to the BBC for a third year. Sixteen games, including the opening game double header between Trent Rockets and Southern Brave on August 1st, and the final at Lord’s on August 27th, will be available to watch live across BBC TV and iPlayer. Every game will also be […]

July 18, 2023By Nik Roseveare

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

Sky helps sports fan take action against climate crisis

Sky has launched a new campaign to encourage sport fans to take action against the climate crisis that is affecting sports. Fans attending some of the biggest sporting events this summer will be asked to make small but impactful changes to make a difference. Sky will be working with partners at five key sports events […]

June 27, 2022

Two Circles acquires LiveWire Sport

Two Circles has announced the acquisition of LiveWire Sport – the agency delivering content for the Premier League, Wimbledon, World Rugby and the ECB. LiveWire will become the content vertical of Two Circles – led by LiveWire co-founders Andy McKenzie, Caroline Cheese, Dan Warren, Jonathan Stevenson and Pranav Soneji – taking Two Circles’ headcount across […]

February 9, 2022

Sky Sports to air every game of The Hundred 2022

Sky Sports will show every game of The Hundred live this summer from August 3rd, starting with defending men’s champions Southern Brave launching the competition against Welsh Fire. Defending women’s champions Oval Invincibles will take on Northern Superchargers in the opening women’s clash on August 11th, which will mark the first men’s and women’s double-header […]

January 27, 2022

BBC, Sky extend strategic partnership

The BBC and Sky have renewed and expanded their long-term strategic partnership to further showcase the BBC’s brands and services on Sky’s TV products. The agreement will ensure that the BBC content is more prominent on Sky platforms by making it easier for Sky customers to find programmes on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. It […]

September 14, 2021

84% of UK watched sport on BBC this summer

From the FA Cup final in May to the inaugural men’s and women’s Hundred cricket finals in August, millions of viewers across the UK have tuned into the BBC to enjoy a busy summer of sport in 2021. The total television reach during this period was 50.8 million, meaning 84 per cent of the UK’s […]

August 26, 2021

ECB: “Over 16m watched The Hundred”

The Hundred has proved a hit among new and existing cricket fans – with a total of 16.1 million people watching some of the action on TV alone, according to figures published by the ECB (English Cricket Board). A sell-out crowd at Lord’s on August 20th and 21st saw Oval Invincibles being crowned the first […]

August 24, 2021