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

Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2 Logo 2015.png
Launched10 January 2005; 13 years ago (2005-01-10)
NetworkEurosport
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience shareUK:
0.09% (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
CountryFrance
LanguageEnglish, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Turkish, Czech, Albanian, Dutch, Spanish (specific events), Danish
Broadcast areaEurope
HeadquartersIssy-les-Moulineaux, Paris
ReplacedEurosport DK (Denmark)
Sister channel(s)
Availability
Terrestrial
See separate section
Satellite
See separate section
Cable
See separate section
IPTV
See separate section
Streaming media
Eurosport PlayerWatch live (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
See separate section

Contents

LaunchEdit

 
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.

ProgrammingEdit

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 HDEdit

 
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 DKEdit

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 NorwayEdit

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 commentatorsEdit

Name
  Andreas Evagora
  Tony Jeffers
  Angus Torode
  Ben Harris
  Elliot Richardson
  Andreas Jörger
  Stuart Telford
  Mark Rodden

AvailabilityEdit

TerrestrialEdit

SatelliteEdit

CableEdit

IPTVEdit

OnlineEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.