Eurosport 2

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Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2 Logo.svg
Launched 10 January 2005
Network Eurosport
Owned by Discovery Communications (51%)
TF1 Group (49%)
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Sweden, Finland, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ukraine, Croatia, Albania, Spain
Language English, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Czech, Danish, Dutch
Sister channel(s) Eurosport
Eurosport News
Availability
Terrestrial
Lattelecom (Latvia) Channel 51
Mediaset Premium (Italy) Channel 385
Satellite
DigitAlb (Albania) Channel 35 (HD)
Simulcast through channel SuperSport 5 (SD)
Canal Digitaal (Netherlands) Channel 38 (HD)
Channel 294 (SD)
n (Poland) Channel 112 (HD)
OTE TV (Greece) Channel 306
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 411 (SD/HD)
Channel 443 (SD)
CanalSat (France) Channel 125 (HD)
MaxTV SAT (Croatia) Channel 402
UPC Direkt (Hungary) Channel 86
SKY Italia (Italy) Channel 212
Boom TV (Romania) Channel 52
Dolce (Romania) Channel 302
Max TV (Romania) Channel
Digiturk (Turkey) Channel 72
NTV Plus (Russia) Channel
Canal Digitaal (Netherlands) Channel 38
TV Vlaanderen (Belgium) Channel 76
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) Channel 15
Bulsatcom (Bulgaria) Channel 206
Cable
UPC Romania Channel 211 (digital with DVR)
Channel 81 (digital)
UPC Ireland Channel 425
Channel 426 (HD)
Hot (Israel) Channel 59
Naxoo (Switzerland) Channel 81
Channel 230 (UK)
UPC Netherlands Channel 202
Channel 91 (HD)
UPC Poland Channel 566
Channel 567 (HD)
WightFibre (UK) Channel 88
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 525
Channel 526 (HD)
Smallworld Cable (UK) Channel 526
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 411
Lattelecom (Latvia) Channel 402
Digi TV (Hungary) CChannel 37
T-Home (Hungary) Channel 38
T-Home Digital (Hungary) Channel S38
UPC Digital (Hungary) Channel 46
Serbia Broadband Channel 263
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 103
Numericable (France) Channel 152
Kabel Deutschland (Germany) Channel 373
Nacional'nye kabel'nye seti (Russia) Channel 56
IPTV
Tivibu (Turkey) Channel 86
iNES (Romania) Channel
On Telecoms(Greece) Channel 47
MaxTV (Croatia) Channel 403
KPN (Netherlands) Channel 202
Vodafone Tv Net Voz (Portugal) Channel 27
MEO (Portugal) Channel 33
MojaTV (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Channel 35
Open IPTV (Serbia) Channel 562
T-Home (Hungary) Channel
BT Vision (United Kingdom) Channel 938
Belgacom TV (Belgium) Channel 74 (Dutch)
Channel 85 (French)
Movistar TV (Spain) Channel 41 (English)
Streaming media
Sky Go Watch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
UPC Horizon Watch live (Ireland only)

Eurosport 2 is a European sports television network. It is a sister channel to Eurosport and Eurosport News. Several different versions of the channel exist across Europe, where television rights for sport differ.

Launch[edit]

Previous Eurosport 2 logo.

Eurosport 2 launched on 10 January 2005. It is currently available in 50 million homes and 47 countries,[1] broadcasting in 16 different languages English, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Czech, Danish and Dutch.

Programming[edit]

Eurosport 2 considers itself "the new generation sports channel", and is dedicated to team sports and in particular 'alternative' and niche sports including European basketball, National Lacrosse League, Twenty20 cricket, AFL Aussie Rules, surfing and the Handball Champions League, amongst others.

On 2 July 2010, the Arena Football League announced that Eurosport 2 would show matches that the NFL Network broadcast in the United States on a tape delay for the rest of the season, as well as coverage of ArenaBowl XXIII. The deal also includes rights for the entire 2011 season to be broadcast on the channel.

Eurosport 2 HD[edit]

Eurosport 2 HD logo.

Eurosport 2 HD, a high-definition version of the channel is also available.[2] In central and northern Europe, it carries some exclusive programming such as Bundesliga football from Germany, WWE wrestling shows and live Australian Rules Football matches, which are not available on other versions due to local networks holding the rights.



English Language Bundesliga Commentators[edit]

Name
England Andreas Evagora
England Tony Jeffers
England Angus Torode
Wales Ben Harris
England Elliot Richardson
Germany Andreas Jörger
Scotland Stuart Telford
Republic of Ireland Mark Rodden

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurosport 2 races into 50 million homes". Broadbandtvnews.com. 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Eurosport 2 plans HD launch" broadbandtvnews.com 5 August 2009 Link retrieved 5 August 2009