Eurosport 1

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Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1 Logo 2015.svg
Launched 5 February 1989 (as Eurosport)
13 November 2015 (as Eurosport 1)
Network Eurosport
Owned by Discovery, Inc.
Picture format 4K UHD
1080i (HDTV)
576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share See separate section
Slogan Fuel your passion
Country France
Broadcast area Europe
Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Formerly called Eurosport (1989–2015)
British Eurosport (1999-2015, UK)
Sister channel(s)
Website www.eurosport.com
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 1 is a pan-European television sports network channel operated by Eurosport, a Discovery Inc. Incorporated division. 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]

The channel is available in 73 countries, in 20 different languages providing viewers with European and international sporting events. Eurosport first launched on European satellites on 5 February 1989. On 13 November 2015 Eurosport changed the name of its main channel into Eurosport 1.[4]

Sporting events

Logo used from 2011–2015

Eurosport provides viewers with European and international sporting events, certain events are not available in a particular country due to Eurosport not being the rights holder in that territory.

Football

Motorsport

Eurosport Events 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 (formerly known as 'KSO Kigema Sports Organisation Ltd') 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, and has Spanish broadcasting rights for NASCAR and IndyCar Series.

On 29 September 2015, Eurosport acquired the Portuguese broadcasting rights for Formula One between 2016 and 2018.[5]

Other sports

Other sporting events shown on Eurosport 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 and the Vuelta a España, tennis events including the French Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon (only for Belgium, shared coverage with the BBC in the UK) and the US Open, 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 Basketball and Olympiakos Piraeus home matches in the Greek Basket League (only for Poland), PGA Tour (only for Italy), winter sports, 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]

Eurosport 1 feeds

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, Benelux 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 one languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Greek, Turkish and Persian.

Eurosport 1 HD

Logo of Eurosport 1 HD

A high-definition simulcast version of Eurosport started broadcasting on 25 May 2008. The first event covered in HD was the 2008 French Open at Roland Garros. On 13 November 2015 it changed its name to Eurosport 1 HD.

Availability

Terrestrial

  • Boxer (Sweden): Channel 40
  • Digitenne (Netherlands): Channel 18 (SD)
  • DVB-T (Germany):
    • Channel 28 (Hanover)
    • Channel 36 (Cologne/Bonn)
    • Channel 46 (Hamburg)
    • Channel 52 (Ruhr area)
    • Channel 56 (Berlin)
    • Channel 60 (Braunschweig)
  • evotv (Croatia): Channel 405
  • Lattelecom (Latvia): Channel 19
  • Mediaset Premium (Italy): Channel 384
  • PlusTV (Finland): Channel 45

Satellite

Cable

  • Vodafone TV (Spain): Channel 70, Channel 70 (HD)
  • Cabovisão (Portugal): Channel 67, Channel 216 (HD)
  • Com Hem (Sweden): Channel 10, Channel 102 (HD)
  • CTH (Thailand): Channel 67
  • Destiny Cable (Philippines): Channel 214 (Digital)
  • Digi TV (Hungary): Channel 33
  • Ziggo (Netherlands): Channel 20 (HD)
  • Foxtel (Australia): Channel 511 (SD/HD), Channel 1511 (SD)
  • GMM Z (Thailand): Channel 372
  • Hot (Israel): Channel 49
  • Kabel Deutschland (Germany): Channel 402 (SD) / 446 (HD)
  • Lattelecom: Channel 401, Channel 403 (HD)
  • Naxoo: Channel 163 (Deutsch), Channel 248 (Spanish)
  • Nacional'nye kabel'nye seti (Russia): Channel 54
  • Numericable (France): Channel 151 (HD)
  • Optus TV (Australia): Channel 511
  • RCS&RDS (Romania): Channel 23
  • Serbia Broadband: Channel 267, Channel 136 (HD)
  • Sky Cable (Philippines): Channel 214 (SD), Channel 249 (HD)
  • SkyCable (Philippines): Channel 106
  • T-Home (Hungary): Channel 9
  • T-Home Digital (Hungary): Channel S26
  • Telenet (Flanders): Channel 65 (HD, English/Dutch)
    Channel 210 (English/Dutch)
    Channel 220 (French)
  • Telenet (Brussels): Channel 168 (HD, English/Dutch)
    Channel 620 (French)
    Channel 621 (English/Dutch)
  • Türksat Kablo TV (Turkey): Channel S21
  • WightFibre (UK): Channel 87
  • UPC (Hungary): Channel 13
  • UPC (Romania): Channel 203 (digital with DVR), Channel 73 (digital)
  • UPC Digital (Hungary): Channel 44 (HD), Channel 45
  • UPC Poland (Poland): Channel 564, Channel 565 (HD)
  • Virgin Media (UK): Channel 521 (HD), Channel 523
  • Virgin Media Ireland: Channel 423, Channel 424 (HD)
  • NOS (Portugal): Channel 26, Channel 27 (HD)
  • Macau Cable TV:Channel 630

IPTV

Online

  • Eurosport Player (European Broadcasting Union countries): Watch live
  • TVPlayer (UK): Watch live
  • Horizon Go (Ireland): Horizon.tv
  • Sky Go (UK and Ireland): Watch live
  • Virgin TV Anywhere (UK): Watch live
  • Ziggo GO (Netherlands): ZiggoGO.tv

Viewing share

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 2017
Bulgaria 0.5% 0.6%[7]
Finland (10+) 0.6%[8] 0.7%[9] 0.7%[10] 1.0%[11]
France 1.9%[12] 1.4%[13] 1.6%[13] 1.4%[14] 0.6%
Italy 0.0%[15]
Germany (3+) 0.9% 1.0% 0.9%[16] 0.9% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 0.6%[17]
Netherlands (6+) 0.8%[18] 0.8%[19] 0.9%[20] 0.9%[21] 0.9%[22] 0.9%[23] 0.8%[24] 0.8%[25] 0.9%[26] 0.9%[27] 0.7%[28] 0.6%[29] 0.7%[30] 0.6%[31] 0.6%[32]
Poland (4+) 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.8%
Romania (4+) 0.7%[33]
Sweden (3-99) 1.6% 1.4% 0.9% 0.6%[34]
United Kingdom 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%

References

  1. ^ "TF1 & Discovery Communications finalise agreement and move forward to build three-tier strategic alliance across Eurosport, four payTV channels and production" (Press release). TF1 Group. 21 December 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Discovery Communications to acquire TF1 Group's Controlling interest in Top Sports platform Eurosport" (Press release). Discovery Communications. 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2015/07/22/discovery-to-take-full-control-of-eurosport/
  4. ^ "Discovery unveils new Eurosport brand identity". BroadbandTVNews.com. 12 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fórmula 1 vai correr no Eurosport". Diário Económico (in Portuguese). 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "IOC awards all TV and multiplatform broadcast rights in Europe to Discovery and Eurosport for 2018-2024 Olympic Games" (Press release). International Olympic Committee. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Ekip News. Ekip News. Retrieved on 23 August 2013.
  8. ^ http://www.finnpanel.fi/lataukset/tv_vuosi_2007.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.finnpanel.fi/lataukset/tv_vuosi_2008.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.finnpanel.fi/lataukset/tv_vuosi_2010.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.finnpanel.fi/lataukset/tv_vuosi_2012.pdf
  12. ^ "Eurosport Displaces Rtl9 As France Fave". Auditel. 
  13. ^ a b "France: Eurosport tops cabsat ratings". rapidtvnews.com. 
  14. ^ "TF1 Group". bouygues.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "Rapporto ANNO 2008". Auditel. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. 
  16. ^ AGF - TV-Daten - TV-Markt - Marktanteile Archived 3 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. Agf.de. Retrieved on 23 August 2013.
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ "Jaarrapport 2003" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Jaarrapport 2004" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 2005. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Jaarrapport 2005" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 2006. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Jaarrapport 2006" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Jaarrapport 2007" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 11 January 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Jaarrapport 2008" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Jaarrapport 2009" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Jaarrapport 2010" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Jaarrapport 2011" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Jaarrapport 2012" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Jaarrapport 2013" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Jaarrapport 2014" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  30. ^ "Jaarrapport 2015" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "Jaarrapport 2016" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  32. ^ "Jaarrapport 2017" (PDF). SKO Jaarrapporten (in Dutch). Stichting Kijkonderzoek. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018. 
  33. ^ Source: GfK Romania S.R.L., Copyright: ARMADATA S.R.L. "Audientele statiilor TV membre ARMA". ARMA. 
  34. ^ "Årsrapport 2011" (PDF). Mediamätning i Skandinavien. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 May 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Corporate information site
  • Eurosport Player
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