This is a timeline of the history of cricket on television in the UK.
ITV4 is a British free-to-air television channel which was launched on 1 November 2005. It is owned by ITV Digital Channels, a division of ITV plc, and is part of the ITV network. The channel has a line-up that includes sport, police shows, Bond films and US comedies and dramas, as well as classic ITV action series of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
BBC Sport is the sports division of the BBC, providing national sports coverage for BBC Television, radio and online. The BBC holds the television and radio UK broadcasting rights to several sports, broadcasting the sport live or alongside flagship analysis programmes such as Match of the Day, Test Match Special, Ski Sunday, Today at Wimbledon and previously Grandstand. Results, analysis and coverage is also added to the BBC Sport website and through the BBC Red Button interactive television service.
ITV Sport is a sport producer for ITV. It was formed following the merger between Granada Sport and Central Sport.
ESPN Classic was a British-based European sports television channel which first launched in France in March 2002, followed by Italy in July 2002, and pan-Europe in December 2003. On 13 March 2006 ESPN Classic launched on Sky channel 442 in the UK and Ireland, the first channel in the UK under the ESPN branding. On 3 August 2009, ESPN Classic launched on Virgin Media channel 533 as a part of the XL pack, and in early 2011 video on demand content started to appear on the Virgin Media platform. On 14 August 2009, ESPN Classic launched on UPC Ireland channel 409 as a part of the Max package. It broadcast a range of archive sports coverage, with a large emphasis on football.
Matt Smith is a British broadcaster, who worked with ITV Sport between 2001 and 2015. He currently presents BT Sport's coverage of Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, Conference Football and England Under 21 matches.
In the United Kingdom, sporting events are broadcast on several national television networks, as well as radio.
BT Sport ESPN is a British pay television sports channel provided by BT Consumer; a division of BT Group under licence from American sports broadcaster ESPN Inc. The channel was operated by ESPN from 3 August 2009 to 31 July 2013, when it was sold to BT and became part of its BT Sport package. The channel focusses on coverage of American sports, in particular Major League Baseball (MLB) and American College sports, but BT also uses it to show European sport when BT Sport 1, 2 & 3 are otherwise engaged.
This article refers to sports broadcasting rights in the Republic of Ireland. For a list of sports broadcasting rights in other countries, see List of sports television broadcast contracts.
Sky Sports is a group of British subscription television sports channels operated by the satellite pay-TV company Sky, a division of Comcast. Sky Sports is the dominant subscription television sports brand in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It has played a major role in the increased commercialisation of British sport since 1991, sometimes playing a large role in inducing organisational changes in the sports it broadcasts, most notably when it encouraged the Premier League to break away from the Football League in 1992.
BT Sport is a group of pay television sports channels provided by BT Consumer; a division of BT Group in the United Kingdom and Ireland that was launched on 1 August 2013. The channels are based at the former International Broadcast Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. BT Sport is available on the BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media television platforms in the UK and Sky, Eir TV and Vodafone TV in the Republic of Ireland.
This is a timeline of the history of BBC Sport.
This is a timeline of the history of ITV Sport.
This is a timeline of the history of Sky Sports.
This is a timeline of the history of BT Sport.
This is a timeline of sports coverage on Channel 4.
This is a timeline of the history of football on television in the UK.
This is a timeline of sports channels in the UK other than Sky Sports, BT Sport and Premier Sports/FreeSports. The timeline also includes sports events which were shown on non-sports non-terrestrial channels.
This is a timeline of the history of rugby union on television in the UK.
This is a timeline of the history of tennis on television in the UK.
This is a timeline of the history of motorsport on television in the UK.