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  • Al RiyadyaTV (Saudi Sport) - live on sat football via Nilesat 7°W

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    Live on sat football schedule

    Al Riyadiah TV, also known as Saudi Sport, is a Saudi Arabian sports channel owned and operated by the KSA Ministry of Culture and Information. 

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  • Astra 19.2°E - ARD and Sky Deutschland retain DFB Pokal TV rights

    According to Bild, German public broadcaster ARD and pay-TV Sky Deutschland have retained the broadcast rights to the DFB-Pokal, Germany’s national knockout soccer cup, from the 2016/17 season. 

    Bundesliga satellite TV schedule

    The competition was founded in 1935, then called Tschammer-Pokal. The first titleholder were 1. FC Nuremberg. Bayern Munich have won the most titles (17) while Fortuna Düsseldorf hold the record for most consecutive tournament wins (18) between 1978 and 1981, taking the cup in 1979 and 1980.

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  • Astra 19.2°E - ARD and ZDF secure TV rights for European handball championship in Poland

    EHF European Championship takes place from 15. to 31. January in Poland. Final match will be held on 31 january 2016 in Tauron Arena, Krakow.

    Denmark is the team with most medals won in European Championship history with a total of six medals, those being two gold medals (2008, 2012), one silver (2014) and three bronze medals (2002, 2004 & 2006).

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  • Astra 19.2°E - Copa America Centenario Kabel Eins, Sat.1 and ran.de schedule

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    The Copa América Centenario is a scheduled international men's association football tournament due to be held for the first time in 100 year history in the United States between 3rd and 26th June.

    Copa Amenica Centenario satellite TV schedule

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  • Astra 19.2°E - Deutsche Telekom has acquired Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) media rights

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    Ice Hockey satellite TV schedule

    German telecommunications company, Deutsche Telekom, has won the rights for the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), the top division of the ice hockey in the country.

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  • Astra 19.2°E - ProSiebenSat.1 brings more boxing on TV


    Team Sauerland, boxing agency founded by Wilfried Sauerland 30 years ago, agreed a new longterm TV deal with the ProSiebenSat.1 networking germany. The deal will see a minimum of 12 boxing nights per year for a next three years. 

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  • Astra 19.2°E - Sport1 will cover DEL free-to-air in Germany

    Great news for ice hockey fans! Free-to-air broadcaster Sport1 has acquired the TV rights for the Deutsche Hockey League and will cover at least 40 games per season in next four seasons.

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  • Astra 19.2°E - Where to watch Copa America Centenario in Germany?

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    Copa America Livestream and satellite TV schedule

    The Copa América Centenario is a scheduled international men's association football tournament due to be held for the first time in 100 year history in United States between 3rd and 26th June.

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  • Astra 28.2°E - BBC and BT Sport extend FA Cup rights until 2021

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    The Football Association in England has renewed domestic rights deals for the FA Cup knockout club competition with public-service broadcaster the BBC and pay-television broadcaster BT Sport, from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

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  • Astra 28.2°E - BBC covers snooker until 2019

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    According to Telegraph, The BBC has retained the UK rights to snooker’s three biggest and most prestigious events - the World Championship, UK Championship and Masters. The deal is worth 6.5 mil

    Snooker satellite TV schedule

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  • Astra 28.2°E - BBC will cover BBL and WBBL finals 2016

    Baketball satellite TV schedule

    BBL and WBBL Play-Off Finals on Sunday 8th May in O2 Arena, are to be shown live on the BBC red button and online via the BBC Sport website. 15000 spectators on the last year finals are the sign that UK has a strong basketball community.

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  • Astra 28.2E - Cricket Big Bash League on Channel 5

    Channel 5, the commercial broadcaster from UK, will cover five Australian Big Bash League live matches including the final match on 28th of january. This Deal with the BT Sport is the return of live criket to UK terrestrial TV for the first time since 2005. The past two seasons of the Australian Big Bash League were covered by Sky Sports.

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    BT Sport, which will cover the 2017-2018 Ashes, has the rights for all 35 games but has made a deal with Channel 5, and transfered the a part of the live matches together with final highlights.

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  • Euro 2016 broadcasters and FTA free-to-air satellite TV channels

    Euro 2016 satellite TV schedule

    Euro 2016 returns to France for a third time, with 24 teams playing 51 matches from 10 June to 10 July 2016. For the first time in history, European Championship will leave a 16-team format used since 1996 and tournament in England.

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  • Eurosport covers elite Europeans Athletics events until 2019

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    With the new agreement with European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Eurosport secures a series of top athletics events over the next four years.

    Athletics live on satellite TV

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  • Eurosport presents a new design

    On Friday, 13 November 2015, the Eurosport presents under the slogan "Fuel Your Passion" in the new on-air design.

    The new website is supported by the #sharemypassion social media campaign that solicits fans to share in the social network, what extraordinary commitment they make to bring their special passion for her idol, team or their sport expressed.

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  • FUTSAL live streams and TV broadcasters

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    Futsal satellite TV schedule

    Futsal is growing sports worldwide and is no showing the signs of slowing up. Although it's not the most popular spectator sport, it's definitely one of the most practiced. Futsal can be played anywhere and anytime and is currently played in 198 of the 207 FIFA member associations

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  • Nilesat 7°W and Eutelsat 7.3°W - FTA sport live on sat channels

    According to nilesat.com, in November 2013, Nilesat broadcasted around 700 TV channels, and over 100 digital radio channels uplinked either from Cairo, Dubai, Amman, Doha, Riyadh and Beirut and covering North Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf Region. Nearly 76% of the TV channels are free to air, where the rest are pay-TV.

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  • Top sporting events to watch this weekend on satellite TV

    Formula1 2015 final race - Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live on satellite TV

    For the seventh year Abu Dhabi will host Formula 1’s only twilight race.

    Taking place on the 27, 28, 29 November, the 2015 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX is the Middle East’s biggest international sporting event. Bigger than ever before Yas Marina Circuit will host GP2 and GP3 as the support races, the final race of the 2015 season.

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  • Where to watch FTA (free-to-air) sport on satellite TV?

    In an era of multi-channel digital television and increased number of different Pay-TV broadcasters, FTA (free-to-air) live television coverage of the major sport events is one of the most asked questions on google from sport fans around the world.

    SportEventz also receives a huge number of questions where and how to find some free-to-air channels covering sport events?

    A fact that the most of the FTA broadcasters have also a live stream coverage, gives you a possibility to have an access to your favorite sport whereever you are.

    Althought there is still a huge number of FTA sport channels covering sport, a combination of the high costs of sport rights and a constant pressure from sport organisations, there is a real danger that sport, and particularly live sport, will become an increasingly marginal feature of the FTA broadcasters output.

    To illustrate the point, it’s worth considering the example of Ashes cricket. In 2005, Channel Four’s coverage reached a peak audience of 8.2 million. Four years later, following the sale of the exclusive TV rights to Sky, the audience peaked at 1.9m and, in 2013, just 1.3m.

    On Saturday afternoon, when England clinched victory in the First Test Match of this summer’s series, the TV audience was just 474,000.

    The position of FTA broadcasters also depends on existence of listed events legislation, which protects key national sporting events and guarantees the free-to-air coverage of them.

    For example in UK, the Wimbledon final match must be covered by free-to-air broadcaster which is BBC in this case.

    Listed events legislation is definitely required, because in the absence of such legislation, coverage of high profile sporting events will tend to migrate from free-to-air broadcasters to pay-TV.

    European countries have a tradition of most television services being free to air. Germany, in particular, receives in excess of 100 digital satellite TV channels free to air, the number of which varies by region.

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    Das Erste, ZDF, Sat 1., Prosieben MAXX, Eurosport, are available via Astra 19.2°E satellite position, in addition to at least one region-dependent channel which is provided by the regional ARD member.

    Approximately half of the television channels on SES Astra's 19.2°E and 28.2°E satellite positions, and Eutelsat's Hot Bird (13°E) are free-to-air.

    Another great source of FTA sport channels are Euteslat’s 7°E and 7°W and Turksat’s 42°E satellite positions. This satellite positions are especially interesting for sport fans looking not only for football live on satellite TV.

    Althought the constant migration to Pay-TV broadcasters, there is still a huge number of sporting events available FTA on satellite TV.

    SportEventz provides satellite sport TV schedule with all broadcasting details such a satellite name, position, frequency and encryption. 

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