Eurosport 2

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.

Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2 Logo 2015
Launched10 January 2005
Owned byDiscovery, Inc.
Picture format1080i HDTV
2160p UHDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience shareUK:
0.09% (April 2017, BARB)
LanguageEnglish, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, Turkish, Czech, Albanian, Dutch, Spanish (specific events), Danish
Broadcast areaEurope
HeadquartersIssy-les-Moulineaux, Paris
ReplacedEurosport DK (Denmark)
Eurosport News (some countries)
Sister channel(s)
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Streaming media
Eurosport PlayerWatch live (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
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Eurosport 2 Logo
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.


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

Eurosport 2 HD Logo 2015
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

England Andreas Evagora
England Tony Jeffers
England Angus Torode
Wales Ben Harris
England Elliot Richardson
Germany Andreas Jörger
Scotland Stuart Telford
Republic of Ireland Mark Rodden







External links


  1. ^ "Eurosport 2 races into 50 million homes". 11 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Eurosport 2 plans HD launch" 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.
2013 World Archery Championships

The 2013 World Archery Championships was the 47th edition of the World Archery Championships. The event was held in Belek in the Antalya Province of Turkey from September 29 to October 6, 2013, and was organised by World Archery (FITA). It will be immediately preceded by the 50th World Archery congress in the same location. Qualification and elimination rounds took place at the Papillon Sports Centre in nearby Kadriye, with the medal matches on 5–6 October on the beach of Belek.For the first time, the event was streamed live on the World Archery YouTube channel, ArcheryTV. The recurve team final was broadcast live on Eurosport 2 and other finals shown on a delay.

ArenaBowl XXIII

NAPA Auto Parts ArenaBowl XXIII was an arena football game between the National Conference champion, Spokane Shock and the American Conference Champion, Tampa Bay Storm. The Spokane Shock won the game successfully defending ArenaCup X of the former af2. The game was played on August 20, 2010, and was held at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington, the first non-neutral site since 2004 (ArenaBowl XVIII). The game was shown live on the NFL Network, as well as a tape delay on Eurosport 2. The corporate sponsor was NAPA Auto Parts.

Canal 8 Sport

CANAL8 Sport was a Danish television channel owned by TV4 Group and C More Entertainment.

The channel was announced on July 3, 2012. The channel replaced Canal+ Sport 1 in Denmark.The reason for this is that after Canal+ lost the rights to the Premier League in 2010, they have a hard time keeping the subscribers in Denmark to their premium sports package.

And thus it was decided to move the most popular sport with Danish viewer interest from a high pay channel to an advertising financing low pay channel. the channel is first of all a football channel and show matches from Danish Superliga, UEFA Europa League, La Liga, Serie A and Eredivisie and other sports like UFC fighting, ATP Tennis, Indycar Racing and Swedish Hockey League.

Following this decision, the C More Sports package was not made available in Denmark.

An HD version of Canal 8 Sport was launched on June 3, 2013.

In the Summer of 2015, Discovery Networks Northern Europe purchase the channel, and on July 1, 2015 it merged with Eurosport 2 into a new sportschannel called Eurosport DK.

Digi TV

Digi TV is a Romanian DTH platform. It belongs to the RCS & RDS, one of the biggest telecommunication operators in South-Eastern Europe and the largest satellite and cable television company in Romania.

Discovery Benelux

Discovery Benelux is a branch of Discovery EMEA (Discovery, Inc.) that is responsible for channels in the Netherlands and Belgium. Discovery Benelux operates Discovery Netherlands, Discovery Flanders, Animal Planet, TLC, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Investigation Discovery in the region with local advertising, sponsorship, programming and the use of the local language either dubbed or subtitled. Discovery Benelux also use existing services from Discovery Networks International: Discovery Science and Discovery World.

Discovery EMEA

Discovery EMEA is a subsidiary of Discovery, Inc. The network was established in 1989 with its headquarters in Amsterdam and London.


For the General Motors automobile also marketed under the name "Eurosport", see Chevrolet Celebrity.

Eurosport is a pan-European television sports network, owned and operated by Discovery, Inc. Discovery took a 20% minority interest share in December 2012, and became the majority shareholder in the Eurosport venture with TF1 in January 2014, taking a 51% share of the company. On 22 July 2015 Discovery agreed to acquire TF1's remaining 49% stake in the venture.Eurosport owns a wide range of rights across many sports but generally does not bid for premium priced rights such as those to major football leagues. However, in 2015 it was awarded rights to broadcast the Olympic Games from 2018 for most of Europe and 2022 for the UK and France in a deal worth €1.3 billion (£922 million). It transmits much of the same footage across many markets, using unseen commentators rather than on-screen presenters so that the same visual feed may be broadcast in multiple languages while holding down production costs.

Eurosport has also expanded its deal with The All England Club to show all the Wimbledon matches live in 16 additional countries. It is a 3-year deal that includes exclusive TV and digital rights. This expands their tennis portfolio to show all four Grand Slams.The network of channels is available in 54 countries, in 20 different languages, providing viewers with European and international sporting events. Eurosport first launched on European satellites on 5 February 1989. In the 1990s, Eurosport timeshared with The Quantum Channel.

In February 2017, Discovery launched the channel in India, branded as DSport. The channel was made available on various platforms in both SD and HD feeds.

Eurosport 2 Xtra (Germany)

Eurosport 2 Xtra is a German pay-television sports channel which broadcasts several Bundesliga matches and the DFL-Supercup in the seasons 2017/18-2020/21 exclusively which Discovery Communications won in the tender of national media rights arranged by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL).

Eurosport 2 Xtra (Portugal)

Eurosport 2 Xtra was a premium sports channel in Portugal aimed at broadcasting events whose rights are exclusive to the Portuguese market, such as Formula One. The channel ceased to broadcast on February 28, 2017, after it failed to attract enough subscribers to break even.

Eurosport News

Eurosport News was the first 24-hour international Europe-based sports news channel part of the European sports network Eurosport, owned by Discovery Inc.. It was available at 11 million homes for 54 countries worldwide.

List of Bundesliga broadcasters

This is a list of television broadcasters which provide coverage of the Bundesliga, the top level competition for association football in Germany, as well as the DFL-Supercup.

List of Ekstraklasa broadcasters

This is a list of television broadcasters which provide coverage of the Ekstraklasa, Polish football's top level competition.

SUPER TV (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

SUPER TV is the first Bosnian IPTV provider, owned by LOGOSOFT.

The service was launched on 11 March 2009 in Sarajevo. In January 2015, the company m: tel bought for 24 million BAM majority stake (65%) in LOGOSOFT.SUPER TV is Internet Protocol television (IPTV), which is based on xDSL technology and provides a high degree of interactivity and personalization of television content. It provides various thematic channels, HD and Timeshift channels, Video on demand, video recording, the use of an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and other similar services. The company offers integrated packages (LoGo) with fixed telephony, mobile telephony, IPTV and Internet access.

Skylink (TV platform)

Skylink is a satellite service that offers Czech and Slovak TV and radio stations to residents of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The package includes channels received without subscription and pay-TV channels.

A number of HDTV channels were introduced into the package in 2009, and Skylink claimed to have 500,000 subscribers from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, but by the end of the 2009, Skylink had 900,000 subscribers. Furthermore by April 2010, Skylink has reached 1,000,000 subscribers.

The Skylink package is broadcast from Astra 3A at 23.5° east.

Sports broadcasting contracts in Albania

This article refers to sports broadcasting contracts in Albania. For a list of broadcasting rights in other countries, see Sports television broadcast contracts.

Sports broadcasting contracts in Croatia

This article refers to sports broadcasting contracts in Croatia. For a list of broadcasting rights in other countries, see Sports television broadcast contracts.

Sports broadcasting contracts in Denmark

This article refers to the sports broadcasting contracts in Denmark. For a list of other country's broadcasting rights, see Sports television broadcast contracts.

Sports broadcasting contracts in Kosovo

This article refers to sports broadcasting contracts in Kosovo. For a list of broadcasting rights in other countries, see Sports television broadcast contracts.


Tele2Vision (known as KabelVision before 2004) is a Swedish cable television distributor owned by Tele2. It was started in 1986.Tele2 was relatively late in adopting digital television, broadcasting analogue only until early 2006 (the other major distributors, Com Hem, SPA and Canal Digital, had been offering digital television for several years by then). The switch was however more straightforward. While the other distributors were simulcasting both analogue and digital television, Tele2Vision closed down most of the analogue channels when they launched digital television, leaving only SVT1, SVT2, SVT24, Barnkanalen, Kunskapskanalen, TV4 and TV6 on analogue.

The digital broadcasts always include the SVT channels, TV4, TV6 and Aftonbladet TV7. The foundation of the digital offering are "interest packages" containing channels in different genres:

"Entertainment": TV3, Kanal 5, TV8, MTV, TV4 Plus, Kanal 9 and Viasat Nature/Crime.

"Sport": TV4 Sport, Eurosport, Eurosport 2, ESPN Classic, Extreme Sports and ESPN America.

"Documentary": Viasat History, Viasat Explorer, Discovery Channel, Discovery Travel & Living, TV4 Fakta, National Geographic Channel and Animal Planet.

"Factual": CNN, BBC World, Al Jazeera English, Discovery Science and Travel ChannelOn top of the interest packages, there are additional packages:

"Children" with Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network

"Discovery" with Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Science and Discovery World.

"Music" with ZTV, VH1, VH1 Classic and MTV Two.

"Movies" with Hallmark Channel, TCM, Showtime and Silver.

"Viasat Sport" with Viasat Sport, Viasat Fotboll and Viasat Motor

Viasat Golf

"TV4" with TV4 Plus, TV4 Fakta, TV4 Sport, TV4 Film, TV4 Guld, TV4 Komedi and TV4 Science Fiction

"TV1000" with TV1000, TV1000 Nordic, TV1000 Action, TV1000 Drama, TV1000 Family, TV1000 Classic and TV1000 Plus One.

"Canal+" with Canal+ First, Canal+ Action, Canal+ Comedy, Canal+ Hits, Canal+ Sport 1 and Canal+ Sport 2.There is also some à la carte channels.

Like many other cable television distributors, Tele2Vision has launched triple play services, later on expanding into quadruple play.

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