Eurosport

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Not to be confused with Europort.
Eurosport SA
Subsidiary
Industry Sports broadcasting
Founded 5 February 1989 (1989-02-05)
Founder Peter Matthew Hutton
Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, France
Key people
Peter Matthew Hutton, CEO/ PDG
Owner Discovery Communications
Slogan All sports. All emotions. All year long.
Website www.eurosport.com

Eurosport is a pan-European television sports network, owned and operated by Discovery Communications. Discovery took a 20% minority interest share in December 2012,[1] and became majority shareholder in the Eurosport venture with TF1 in January 2014, taking a 51% share of the company.[2] On 22 July 2015 Discovery agreed to acquire TF1's remaining 49% stake in the venture.[3]

Eurosport owns a wide range of rights across many sports but generally does not bid for premium priced rights such as those to major football leagues. However, in 2015 it was awarded rights to broadcast the Olympic Games from 2018 for most of Europe and 2022 for the UK and France in a deal worth €1.3 billion (£922 million).[4] It transmits much of the same footage across many markets, using unseen commentators rather than on-screen presenters so that the same visual feed may be broadcast in multiple languages while holding down production costs.

Eurosport has also expanded its deal with The All England Club to show all the Wimbledon matches live in 16 additional countries. It is a 3-year deal that includes exclusive TV and digital rights. This expands their tennis portfolio to show all four Grand Slams.[5]

The network of channels is available in 54 countries, in 20 different languages, providing viewers with European and international sporting events. Eurosport first launched on European satellites on 5 February 1989.

Sporting events[edit]

Eurosport staff conducting an interview at the 2015 Winter Universiade's Alpine skiing event.

Eurosport provides viewers with European and international sporting events. This includes several football competitions:

Other sports events include the Paris Dakar Rally, Monte Carlo Rally, athletics events such as World Athletics Championships and the European Athletics Championships, cycling events such as the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia (except France) and the Vuelta a España, boxing events such as Premier Boxing Champions, tennis events including the French Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon (only for select territories), the US Open and the International Premier Tennis League (except UK and Ireland), World Championship Snooker, ICC World Twenty20, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Sudirman Cup, All England Open Badminton Championships, Australian Football League, basketball events such as Eurocup, Euroleague (only for Greece) and Olympiakos Piraeus home matches in the Greek Basket League (only for Poland), PGA Tour (only for the Italian Peninsula), winter sports, and youth sports like skating and surfing.

In June 2015 it was announced that Eurosport had secured the pan-European rights (except Russia) to the winter and summer Olympic Games between 2018 and 2024.[6]

Motorsport[edit]

Eurosport Events (formerly known as 'KSO Kigema Sports Organisation Ltd') is the Eurosport group's world-class sporting events management/promotion/production division, which promotes the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), the FIA European Touring Car Cup and the FIA European Rally Championship. Eurosport broadcasts every WTCC race live and every ERC rally either live or with daily highlights.

Eurosport Events was also the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, a rival rallying series to the World Rally Championship. The IRC ceased at the end of the 2012 season, with Eurosport taking over series promotion of the ERC from 2013.

Since 2008, the Eurosport Group has also been broadcasting the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans in full.

Eurosport airs MotoGP and Superbike World Championship in France and Germany, Formula Truck and the FIA European Truck Racing Championship in all of Europe and has Spanish broadcasting rights for NASCAR.

On 29 September 2015, Eurosport acquired the Portuguese broadcasting rights for Formula One between 2016 and 2018.[7]

Summary of sports rights[edit]

Eurosport broadcasts different sporting events in each region. Region-specific events are noted in the table below with a flag indicating the country it is broadcast in. If no flag is present, the broadcast is multi territory.

Football[edit]

Football Broadcasting Rights acquired by Eurosport
Competition Region Broadcast Details
UEFA Europa League Denmark Norway Poland Sweden
Africa Cup of Nations Albania Andorra Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Cyprus Denmark Estonia Finland Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Israel Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom All matches live in 2017
AFC Asian Cup Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Israel Republic of Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City All matches live in 2019
CONCACAF Gold Cup Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Israel Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine
OFC Nations Cup Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City
FIFA Women's World Cup Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City All matches live in 2015
UEFA Women's Championship Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City
FIFA U-20 World Cup Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City Live until 2016
FIFA U-17 World Cup Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City Live until 2016
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Faroe Islands Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City Live until 2016
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Israel Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City Live until 2016
German national U-21 team Germany Most qualifiers and friendlies
French women's football league France
La Liga Denmark
Ligue 1 Netherlands
Premier League Denmark Romania Live until 2019
Serie A Netherlands
Argentine Primera División Belgium Denmark Finland Greece Iceland Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Russia San Marino Sweden Vatican City
Brasileirão Czech Republic Denmark Finland Iceland Norway Poland Russia Sweden
Campeonato Paulista Czech Republic Denmark Finland Iceland Norway Poland Russia Sweden
Copa do Brasil Albania Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Malta Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City
Bundesliga Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland Hungary Iceland Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Republic of Macedonia Montenegro Norway Poland Romania Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Turkey
2. Bundesliga Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland Hungary Iceland Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Republic of Macedonia Montenegro Norway Poland Romania Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Turkey
DFL-Supercup Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland Hungary Iceland Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Republic of Macedonia Montenegro Norway Poland Romania Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Turkey
Major League Soccer Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine Vatican City Live until 2019
J1 League Albania Andorra Armenia Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City
Polish Ekstraklasa Albania Andorra Armenia Belarus Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Turkey Ukraine Vatican City
Danish Superliga Denmark
Liga MX Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Italy Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City
Chilean Primera División Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Italy Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Vatican City
Categoria Primera A Albania Andorra Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia (country) Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Republic of Ireland Italy Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Republic of Macedonia Moldova Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Vatican City
FA Cup Denmark Germany
EFL Championship Russia Spain Live until 2019
EFL Cup Denmark
Coupe de France France Live until 2019
International Champions Cup Denmark Finland Norway Sweden

History[edit]

Logo used from 2001 to 2011[8]

Prior to the creation of Eurosport, the European Broadcasting Union was acquiring substantial amounts of sports rights, yet its members were only able to broadcast a fraction of them. This provided the impetus for setting up the Eurosport Consortium, made up of several EBU members, to establish an outlet where these rights could be exploited. Sky Television plc was chosen as a commercial partner, and the channel could launch on 5 February 1989.

1991 closure[edit]

Eurosport was closed down in May 1991 after the competing Screensport channel had filed a complaint to the European Commission over the corporate structure. The channel was however saved when the TF1 Group (formed after the French government privatised TF1 5 years prior to this) stepped in to replace BSkyB as joint-owners. A new Eurosport channel was able to start its broadcasts the same month.

On 1 March 1993, the cable and satellite channel Screensport merged with Eurosport. Eurosport eventually came under a French consortium comprising the TF1 Group, Canal+ Group and Havas Images. In January 2001, TF1 took full ownership of Eurosport.

In May 2007, Yahoo! Europe and Eurosport formed a co-branded website which Eurosport used as its web portal, including an online TV guide, in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Germany.[9]

In 2008, Eurosport launched an online subscription service, Eurosport Player, that allows Internet users to watch both Eurosport and Eurosport 2 live, plus additional coverage not available via broadcast. During the 2009 Australian Open, the Internet player offered coverage from five courts.

On 21 December 2012, Discovery Communications purchased a 20% stake in Eurosport from TF1 Group for €170m.[1]

2011 rebrand[edit]

Logo used from 2011 to 2015, part of a rebrand undertaken by Les Télécréateurs.

On 5 April 2011 Eurosport rebranded its channel. The rebrand incorporated six new on-air idents along with a new logo and presentation style both on-air and off-air.[10][11] The new on-air identity has been designed by Paris-based design company Les Télécréateurs.[8] All localised Eurosport channels and the Eurosport website embraced the new identity.[11]

Analogue closedown[edit]

Eurosport, having been one of the first channels to broadcast on the Astra 1 group of satellites, was the last satellite channel in Europe to broadcast in an analogue format. On 30 April 2012, shortly after 03:00 CET, the rest of the remaining analogue channels at 19.2 East ceased transmission. Eurosport's analogue channel finally ceased transmission on 1 May 2012 at 01:30 CET, marking the end of an era in European satellite broadcasting.

Eurosport 1[edit]

On 13 November 2015, Eurosport introduced its new brand identity and changed the name of its main channel to Eurosport 1.[12]

Eurosport feeds[edit]

In Europe, Eurosport 1 is generally available in basic cable and satellite television packages. Since 1999, Eurosport 1 provides various opt-out services providing more relevant sporting content specific to language, advertising and commentary needs. Eurosport offers a stand-alone channel which provides a standardised version of the channel (Eurosport International in English). Alongside this there are also local Eurosport channels in France, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Poland, Nordic region and Asia Pacific. These channels offer greater sporting content with local sporting events, while also utilising the existing pan-European feed. The German version of Eurosport is the only one available free-to-air on European digital satellite television.

Eurosport 1 is currently broadcast in twenty languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Greek, Turkish, and Cantonese.

In Asia-Pacific territories, Eurosport offers a specific channel to this region. Eurosport (Asia-Pacific) launched on 15 November 2009.[13] The service is available in Australia through Foxtel, Optus and TransACT. On 3 November 2014, a HD simulcast launched on Foxtel.[14]

Channels[edit]

Eurosport 1[edit]

Main article: Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1 logo since November 2015

This is the main channel of Eurosport. A high-definition simulcast version of Eurosport launched on 25 May 2008. The first event covered in HD being the 2008 French Open at Roland Garros. On 13 November 2015 it changed its name to Eurosport 1 HD

Eurosport 2[edit]

Main article: Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2 logo since November 2015

A supplementary channel featuring more live sports events, programming and news updates. Eurosport 2 launched on 10 January 2005 and is currently available in 35 countries, broadcasting in 16 different languages English, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Czech, Danish, Dutch and Spanish.

Eurosport 2 is self-describing as "the new generation sports channel" - dedicated to team sports, alternative sports, discovery and entertainment including basketball, Twenty20 Cricket, National Lacrosse League, Arena Football League, surfing, Volleyball Champions League, Australian Rules Football matches from the Australian Football League, Bandy World Championships and more.

Eurosport 2 HD, a high-definition version of the channel, is also available.

Eurosport 2 will be also launched in Asia Pacific in the foreseeable future.

Eurosport News[edit]

Main article: Eurosport News
Eurosport News logo since November 2015
Eurosport Events logo since November 2015

A sports news channel launched on 1 September 2000, featuring live scores, highlights, breaking news and commentary. The service combines video, text and graphics with the screen being divided into 4 sections - a video section that displays highlights and news bulletins, a breaking news ticker at the bottom and a scoring section that gives in-depth analysis of results and game stats.

Eurosport France[edit]

British Eurosport[edit]

In the UK, British Eurosport launched in 1999, replacing Eurosport International on most platforms with some schedule variations and local commentary. The launch of British Eurosport and creation of programming specifically for the UK was initially funded by Premium TV, which did not have a stake in the sports channel, but received a share of the revenue.[15] British Eurosport had live studio presentations of major sporting events and tournaments.

On British Eurosport James Richardson previously hosted the coverage of Serie A football on the Channel from 2002 to 2005 and 2004 UEFA European Football Championship with regular guests including Alan Curbishley, DJ Spoony, former Chelsea FC players Paul Elliott, Ed de Goey, Ray Wilkins, Roberto Di Matteo & former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini now at LA Galaxy, former England International Luther Blissett and European football journalists Gabriele Marcotti and Xavier Rivoire.

Will Vanders is known for his spirited coverage of K-1 events, and greets the viewer in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Thai to introduce the martial arts show, Fight Club, on Monday nights.

For tennis, studio presentation for the Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open and WTA Tour Championships on British Eurosport is hosted by Annabel Croft with the segment Hawk-Eye presented by former British number 2 Jason Goodall. (Goodall was briefly ranked ahead of Chris Bailey, Nick Brown, Andrew Castle, Nick Fulwood, Mark Petchey, and James Turner, in May 1989).

British Eurosport covers the snooker season including ranking events not broadcast by BBC Television including the Shanghai Masters and China Open. Mike Hallett and former world champion Joe Johnson are among the commentators.

British Eurosport has also three figure skating commentators: former Winter Olympic Games competitors Chris Howarth & Nicky Slater, and veteran commentator Simon Reed - brother of the late actor Oliver Reed.

Tour de France coverage in 2014 was commentated on by Carlton Kirby (following the departure of David Harmon) with veteran cyclist Sean Kelly as the technical expert. The duo continued to commentate in 2015 and an additional pre and post programme was broadcast, "Lemond on Tour". This was presented by Ashley House with comment and analysis from Eurosport Cycling Ambassador Greg LeMond. Additional interviews were provided by Spanish cycling journalist Laura Meseguer and former pro racing cyclist Juan Antonio Flecha.

David Goldstrom has commentated on ski jumping and ski flying events since the 1990s.

On 10 February 2009, British Eurosport started to broadcast most of its programming in the 16:9 'widescreen' ratio. After the collapse of Setanta Sports, rights for the 2009 season in the USPGA Golf tour reverted to British Eurosport.

On 25 July 2012, British Eurosport HD launched on the Sky, UPC Ireland and Virgin Media platforms, this replaced the pan-European Eurosport HD in the UK and Ireland.[16] Despite Ireland not being in the UK, Irish viewers receive British Eurosport. British Eurosport 2 HD launched on 3 September 2012 on the Sky platform. Virgin Media has also carried Eurosport 3D to broadcast the 2011 and 2012 French Open and 2012 Summer Olympics. UPC Ireland also broadcast Eurosport 3D for the 2011 French Open. Throughout the duration of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Eurosport 3D also broadcast on the Sky 3D channel.[17]

On 13 November 2015 British Eurosport changed its names to Eurosport 1 & Eurosport 1 HD.

Eurosport Portugal[edit]

Eurosport Spain[edit]

Eurosport 3D[edit]

In April 2010, Eurosport 3D launched but is only broadcast during a select number of events, such as the French Open and 2012 Summer Olympics.[18][19]

Personalities[edit]

  • Australia Neil Robertson
  • Austria Hannes Örasche
  • Belgium Bjorn Haneveer
  • Belgium Marc De Hous
  • Bulgaria Angel Iskrev
  • Bulgaria Kamen Petrov
  • Bulgaria Ognian Georgiev
  • Bulgaria Peter Herakov
  • Canada England Greg Rusedski
  • Czech Republic Eva Poskočilová
  • Czech Republic Jan Domineć
  • Czech Republic Ondrej Novotný
  • Denmark Bo Baltzer Nielsen
  • Denmark Casper Høygård
  • Denmark Ejnar Larsen
  • Denmark Michael Rundager
  • Denmark Rasmus Rothman-Pedersen
  • Denmark Ricki Clausen
  • Denmark Rikke Justesen
  • Denmark Søren Ravn Larsen
  • Denmark Tania Presutti
  • England Adam Virgo
  • England Andrew Castle
  • England Andrew Coley
  • England Andrew Smith
  • England Andy Bodfish
  • England Angus Torode
  • England Bobby George
  • England Colin Murray
  • England Dan O'Hagan
  • England Dave Farrar
  • England David Stowell
  • England France Elliot Richardson
  • England Emily Sarsfield
  • England Ian Scott
  • England James Richardson
  • England James Parrack
  • England Jimmy White
  • England Jo Durie
  • England Joe Johnson
  • England John Gwynne
  • England John Hindhaugh
  • England Mark Wildman
  • England Martin Haven
  • England Matt Roberts
  • England Matt Smith
  • England Matthew Syed
  • England Mike Hallett
  • England Neal Foulds
  • England Olly Hogben
  • England Paul Bray
  • England Peter Odgers
  • England Peter Churchill
  • England Rob Hatch
  • England Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • England Russell Osman
  • England Sara Rust
  • England Scott Mitchell
  • England Sian Welby
  • England Simon Golding
  • England Simon Reed
  • England Steve Beaton
  • England Stewart Robson
  • England Tim Caple
  • England Tim Hutchings
  • England Tim Peters
  • England Tom Gaymor
  • England Tony O'Shea
  • England Trevor Harris
  • England Wayne Boyce
  • England Will Vanders
  • Finland Petri Martinez
  • Finland Simo Halmevuo
  • Finland Velimatti Sutela
  • France Abdelatif Benazzi
  • France Alain Boghossian
  • France Alban Préaubert
  • France Alexandre Pasteur
  • France Andreas Evagora
  • France Benoît Daniel
  • France Bertrand Milliard
  • France Carine Galli
  • France Cécile Grès
  • France Charles Henri-Odin
  • France Charlène Bourlon
  • France Christophe Malbranque
  • France Christophe Moreau
  • France Franck Lagorce
  • France Frédéric Verdier
  • France Giles Della Posta
  • France Jacky Durand
  • France Julien Plazanet
  • France Lionel Rosso
  • France Maly Thomas
  • France Marion Bartoli
  • France Nicolas Babayou
  • France Nicolas Delage
  • France Olivier Canton
  • France Olivier Dacourt
  • France Olivier Panis
  • France Patrick Mouratoglou
  • France Richard Virenque
  • France Samuel Pagal
  • France Steve Savidan
  • France Stéphane Goubert
  • France Thierry Lacroix
  • France Thomas Bihel
  • Germany Andreas Jörger
  • Germany Andreas Schulz
  • Germany Christian Burns
  • Germany Dirk Thiele
  • Germany Gerhard Leinauer
  • Germany Harry Weber
  • Germany Jan Lüdeke
  • Germany Karsten Migels
  • Germany Marco Hagemann
  • Germany Matthias Stach
  • Germany Norbert Ockenga
  • Germany Oliver Faßnacht
  • Germany Ron Ringguth
  • Germany Sigi Heinrich
  • Germany Ulrich Jansch
  • Greece Ioannis Katsaros
  • Greece Makis Kolethras
  • Greece Periklis Makris
  • Greece Tassos Varvatos
  • Hungary Ferenc Várhegyi
  • Hungary Gérgely Németh
  • Hungary Róbert Opál
  • Republic of Ireland Sean Kelly
  • Italy Andrea Campagna
  • Italy Andrea Distaso
  • Italy Claudia Morandini
  • Italy Dario Puppo
  • Italy Fabio Fava
  • Italy Federico Zanon
  • Italy Gianluca Prudenti
  • Italy Gianni Ocleppo
  • Italy Maurizio Cavalli
  • Italy Maurizio Trezzi
  • Italy Riccardo Magrini
  • Italy Salvatore Aiello
  • Italy Stefania Bianchini
  • Netherlands Alain de la Mar
  • Netherlands Alex Lely
  • Netherlands Bobbie Traksel
  • Netherlands Esmee Van Vugt
  • Netherlands Frank Balvers
  • Netherlands Frank Kramer
  • Netherlands Frank Weeink
  • Netherlands Fred Royers
  • Netherlands Jeroen Prins
  • Netherlands José Been
  • Netherlands Karsten Kroon
  • Netherlands Kristie Boogert
  • Netherlands Luc Krotwaar
  • Netherlands Marjolein Vos-Monsieurs
  • Netherlands Michael Boogerd
  • Netherlands Ragnar Niemeijer
  • Netherlands Robbert Reimering
  • Netherlands Samantha Van Wijk
  • Netherlands Sander Schrik
  • Netherlands Skate the Great
  • Netherlands Thijs Niet
  • Northern Ireland Bryan Hamilton
  • Norway Christer Francke
  • Norway Håkon Bjercke
  • Norway Henrik Bjørnstad
  • Norway Per Haugsrud
  • Norway Petter Bø Tosterud
  • Poland Adam Kotzletsa
  • Poland Adam Małysz
  • Poland Adam Probosz
  • Poland Adam Widomski
  • Poland Andrzej Janisz
  • Poland Andrzej Juskowiak
  • Poland Andrzej Mielczarek
  • Poland Asia Tokarska
  • Poland Daniel Dziubicki
  • Poland Dariusz Urbanowicz
  • Poland Edward Durda
  • Poland Grzegorz Gac
  • Poland Kacper Merk
  • Poland Krzysztof Srogosz
  • Poland Kuba Ostrowski
  • Poland Łukasz Przybyłowicz
  • Poland Maciej Murawski
  • Poland Mateusz Adamiak
  • Poland Mateusz Borek
  • Poland Mateusz Kalina
  • Poland Michał Zawacki
  • Poland Paweł Rozmianiec
  • Poland Piotr Zwierchowski
  • Poland Radosław Gilewicz
  • Poland Rafał Sak
  • Poland Tomasz Hajto
  • Poland Tomasz Kłos
  • Poland Tomasz Lach
  • Portugal António Félix da Costa
  • Portugal António Frutuoso de Melo
  • Portugal Bernardo Mota
  • Portugal Carlos Ramjanali
  • Portugal David Alvito
  • Portugal David Francisco
  • Portugal Gonçalo Moreira
  • Portugal Hélder Silva
  • Portugal Hugo Ribeiro
  • Portugal João Araújo
  • Portugal João Azevedo
  • Portugal João Cardoso
  • Portugal João Carlos Costa
  • Portugal José Manuel Castro Martins
  • Portugal Luís Cáceres Monteiro
  • Portugal Luís Carlos Sousa
  • Portugal Luís Cristóvão
  • Portugal Luís Piçarra
  • Portugal Miguel Seabra
  • Portugal Nuno Santos
  • Portugal Paulo Araújo
  • Portugal Paulo Cunha
  • Portugal Pedro Keul
  • Portugal Pedro Nascimento
  • Portugal Tiago Girão
  • Portugal Tiago Monteiro
  • Portugal Vasco Simões
  • Portugal Vítor Sousa
  • Romania Alex Ganci
  • Romania Cristi Petre
  • Romania Ilie Năstase
  • Romania Laurentiu Mandu
  • Romania Teo Avramescu
  • Russia Nikolay Saprin
  • Russia Sergey Kurdyukov
  • Russia Stanislav Golovanov
  • Russia Vladimir Sinitsyn
  • Scotland Mike Dixon
  • Scotland Alan McManus
  • Scotland Brian Smith
  • Scotland Jeremy Klayman
  • Serbia Aleksandar Babić
  • Serbia Boris Bugarcić
  • Serbia Damir Čeronja
  • Serbia Duško Milanović
  • South Africa Frew McMillan
  • Spain Agustín Castellote
  • Spain Agustín Galan
  • Spain Alex Corretja
  • Spain Antonio Alix
  • Spain Antonio Arenas
  • Spain Álvaro Benito
  • Spain Álvaro Rama
  • Spain Chema de Lucas
  • Spain Conchita Martínez
  • Spain Emilio Marquiegui
  • Spain Fernando Gómez Sáez
  • Spain Fernando Murciego
  • Spain Fernando Navarro Montoya
  • Spain Fernando Ruiz
  • Spain Javier Rubio
  • Spain Jordi Arrese
  • Spain José Manuel Díaz
  • Spain José Manuel Tallada
  • Spain Juan Antonio Flecha
  • Spain Laura Meseguer
  • Spain Lola Hernández
  • Spain Manuel Poyán
  • Spain Miguel Ángel Méndez
  • Spain Paco Trapero
  • Spain Pepe Laso
  • Spain Rubén Fernández
  • Spain Rubén Uría
  • Spain Santi Ayala
  • Spain Vanessa Guerra
  • Sweden Cecilia Willberg
  • Sweden Isabel Boltenstern
  • Sweden Jakob Tornell
  • Sweden Kasra Ashami
  • Sweden Magnus Bäckstedt
  • Sweden Marit Nybelius
  • Sweden Matias Concha
  • Sweden Mats Wilander
  • Sweden Peter Forsberg
  • Sweden Ronny Lindqvist
  • Turkey Ali Kırçıl
  • Turkey Başak Ünalan
  • Turkey Berkem Ceylan
  • Turkey Birol Topuz
  • Turkey Can Önduygu
  • Turkey Caner Eler
  • Turkey Dağhan Irak
  • Turkey Emir İncegül
  • Turkey Emre Yazıcıol
  • Turkey Ercan Şirin
  • Turkey Erman Yaşar
  • Turkey İbrahim Koçyiğit
  • Turkey İnan Özdemir
  • Turkey İzge Can Günal
  • Turkey Kadir Karavanöz
  • Turkey Onur Salman
  • Turkey Ozan Sülüm
  • Turkey Rahman Dilber
  • Turkey Servet Can Demirel
  • Turkey Şevket Furkan Erbay
  • Turkey Uğur Ozan Sulak
  • Turkey Ulaş Bayram
  • Turkey Umut Işık
  • Turkey Uygar Karaca
  • Turkey Yiğit Alpman
  • Turkey Yiğit Top
  • Turkey Yücel Tuğan
  • United States Chris Evert
  • United States Greg Lemond
  • United States John McEnroe
  • United States Peter Fleming
  • Wales David Mercer
  • Wales Robbie Nock

Viewing share[edit]

Being an international channel, Eurosport's performance differs significantly between different countries. The figures below show the channel's share of overall viewing in some countries.

Country 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Bulgaria 0.5% 0.6%[20]
Finland (10+) 0.6%[21] 0.7%[22] 0.7%[23] 1.0%[24]
France 1.9%[25] 1.4%[26] 1.6%[26] 1.4%[27] 0.6%
Italy 0.0%[28]
Germany (3+) 0.9% 1.0% 0.9%[29] 0.9% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.7%
Netherlands (6+) 0.8%[30] 0.8%[31] 0.9%[32] 0.9%[33] 0.9%[34] 0.9%[35] 0.8%[36] 0.8%[37] 0.9%[38] 0.9%[39] 0.7%[40] 0.6%[41] 0.7%[42]
Poland (4+) 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.8%
Romania (4+) 0.7%[43]
Sweden (3-99) 1.6% 1.4% 0.9% 0.6%[44]
United Kingdom 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%

Logos[edit]

From 1989, for this television network, there are five different logos. The first logo of the network was used from 1989 to 1994, the second logo was used from 1994 to 2001, the third logo was used from 2001 to 2011, the fourth logo was in use from 2011 to 2015, and the fifth logo was used from 2015 to the present.

See also[edit]

Press release[edit]

References[edit]

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  43. ^ Source: GfK Romania S.R.L., Copyright: ARMADATA S.R.L. "Audientele statiilor TV membre ARMA". ARMA. 
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