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New TV deal confirmed

Swindon Advertiser: New TV deal confirmed New TV deal confirmed

SKY SPORTS will show exclusively live coverage of the speedway’s Elite League, the highest level of competition in the UK, for the next five years thanks to a new deal announced today.

The new agreement made with the British Speedway Promoters Association means Sky Sports viewers will be able to watch live coverage of speedway’s Elite League through the summer months, and every season until 2019.

The agreement made with the BSPA comprises of a minimum 25 meetings a year through the summer from March to October featuring the 10 teams from the League starting with the Elite Riders Championship at Coventry on Friday 21 March featuring Great Britain’s very own 2013 World Speedway Champion from Wolverhampton Tai Woffinden competing against some of the top riders in World Speedway. The deal also includes exclusively live coverage of the Premier League plus other selected individual events.

Speaking about the deal Alex Harkess, chairman of the BSPA, said: “This is great news for speedway. Sky Sports has helped raise the profile of the sport with their high production standards, and being shown on their channels means British Speedway has the best possible home to enable us to reach our passionate fans as well as appeal to new ones.”

Coverage of Speedway is presented by former GB Captain and World long track champion Kelvin Tatum with commentary Nigel Pearson and studio analysts former GP rider Chris Louis and former Speedway World Champion Sam Ermolenko. Charlie Webster returns as pit-lane reporter.

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11:58am Thu 30 Jan 14

gruntfuttocks says...

well that was all good news until i got to the bit about the 'TWADDLE TWINS' still presenting it. get some unbiased commentators to do it.
well that was all good news until i got to the bit about the 'TWADDLE TWINS' still presenting it. get some unbiased commentators to do it. gruntfuttocks
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7:40pm Thu 30 Jan 14

L&JA says...

At last !!!-at least we now know our Elite League speedway is in the best hands for the next 5 years (on telly)-great to see Nigel Pearson still presenting & Kelvin- we realise he has a soft spot for the Robins !!- blimey I nearly choked then -love his predictions A good laugh cause he's always wrong-bring on the new season !
At last !!!-at least we now know our Elite League speedway is in the best hands for the next 5 years (on telly)-great to see Nigel Pearson still presenting & Kelvin- we realise he has a soft spot for the Robins !!- blimey I nearly choked then -love his predictions A good laugh cause he's always wrong-bring on the new season ! L&JA
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10:48pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Fantastic news and will give a boost to the elite league. The coverage on Sky is second to none and 5 more years is superb.
Fantastic news and will give a boost to the elite league. The coverage on Sky is second to none and 5 more years is superb. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 3

7:25am Fri 31 Jan 14

GalaxyMan says...

Lets hope that speedway uses the money wisely and endeavours to give SKY the most professional product to show.
Lets hope that speedway uses the money wisely and endeavours to give SKY the most professional product to show. GalaxyMan
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