Eurosport 2

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Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2 Logo 2015.png
Country France
Broadcast area Europe
Network Eurosport
Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris
Programming
Language(s) English, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Turkish, Czech, Albanian, Dutch, Spanish (specific events), Danish
Picture format 1080i HDTV
2160p UHDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner Discovery, Inc.
Sister channels
History
Launched10 January 2005;16 years ago (2005-01-10)
ReplacedEurosport DK (Denmark)
Eurosport News (some countries)
Availability
Terrestrial
See separate section
Cable
See separate section
Satellite
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 part of the Eurosport Network. Several different versions of the channel exist across Europe, where television rights for sport differ.

Contents

Launch

Eurosport 2 logo used from 2011 to 2015 Eurosport 2 Logo (2011-2015).svg
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

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

Logo of Eurosport 2 HD Eurosport 2 HD Logo 2015.png
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

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

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

English Language Bundesliga commentators

Name
Flag of England.svg Andreas Evagora
Flag of England.svg Tony Jeffers
Flag of England.svg Angus Torode
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ben Harris
Flag of England.svg Elliot Richardson
Flag of Germany.svg Andreas Jörger
Flag of Scotland.svg Stuart Telford
Flag of Ireland.svg Mark Rodden

Availability

Terrestrial

Satellite

Cable

IPTV

Online

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References

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  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.