Eurosport 2

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Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2 Logo 2015.png
Launched 10 January 2005
7 August 2009 (HD)
Network Eurosport
Owned by Discovery Communications
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.09% (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
Country France
Language English, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Turkish, Czech, Albanian, Dutch, Spanish (specific events), Danish
Broadcast area Europe
Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris
Replaced Eurosport DK (Denmark)
Sister channel(s) Eurosport 1
Eurosport News
Availability
Terrestrial
See separate section
Satellite
See separate section
Cable
See separate section
IPTV
See separate section
Streaming media
Eurosport Player Watch live (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
See separate section

Eurosport 2 is a European sports television network. It is a sister channel to Eurosport 1 and Eurosport News and part of the Eurosport Network. Several different versions of the channel exist across Europe, where television rights for sport differ.

Launch[edit]

Eurosport 2 logo used from 2011 to 2015

Eurosport 2 launched on 10 January 2005. It is currently available in 50 million homes and 47 countries,[1] broadcasting in 18 different languages English, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Czech, Dutch, Spanish and Danish.

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]

Logo of Eurosport 2 HD

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.

Eurosport DK[edit]

Eurosport DK was a Danish television channel owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe. The channel replaced Canal 8 Sport and Eurosport 2 in Denmark on 1 July 2015.[3]

On 28 May 2015, Discovery Networks Northern Europe announced that they would merge Canal 8 Sport and Eurosport 2 into Eurosport DK in Denmark, broadcasting football from Danish Superliga, the Bundesliga, Major League Soccer, Capital One Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, Tennis from ATP Tour, WTA Tour and 3 Grand Slams, Cycling from UCI World Tour, Winter sport, Motorsports.[4]

On 15 February 2016, the channel was replaced by Eurosport 2.[5]

Eurosport Norway[edit]

Eurosport Norway is a Norwegian television channel that replaces Eurosport 2 since September 3.rd 2015.[6] . It is owned by Discovery Networks Norway and sends Norwegian eliteserien and other eurosport programming .

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

Availability[edit]

Terrestrial[edit]

Satellite[edit]

Cable[edit]

IPTV[edit]

Online[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurosport 2 races into 50 million homes". Broadbandtvnews.com. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eurosport 2 plans HD launch" broadbandtvnews.com 5 August 2009 Link retrieved 5 August 2009
  3. ^ "Eurosport Danmark erstatter Eurosport 2 / Canal 8". DIGITALT.TV. 
  4. ^ "Eurosport Danmark erstatter Eurosport 2 / Canal 8". DIGITALT.TV. 
  5. ^ "Eurosport 2 genopstår – Eurosport DK skifter navn igen". DIGITALT.TV. 
  6. ^ SDS Discoverys pressemelding 24. august 2015, Ny norsk sportskanal på lufta 3. september. Besøkt 30. september 2015.