BBC Sport

BBC Sport director Barbara Slater to retire

BBC Sport director Barbara Slater is to retire from the BBC after 40 years at the UK broadcaster and 14 years in the role. Slater who became the the first female director at the BBC is to step down from her post by spring next year. The sport exec first joined the broadcaster in 1983 […]

BBC coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-final England game hits 7.3m views

The BBC has reported its latest coverage of the England’s semi-final match against Australia during the FIFA Women’s World Cup had a peak TV audience of 7.3 million views on its linear channel. The highly-anticipated match which aired on the BBC 1 marked the most watched match of the tournament so far. The football game […]

BBC kicks off coverage of UCI Cycling World Championships 2023

The UK pubcaster BBC has picked up the broadcasting rights to UCI Cycling World Championships 2023 from August 3-13. The cycling competition will air across the BBC TV, iPlayer, the BBC Sport Website and app, and the BBC Scotland website. The PSB said it’s the biggest cycling event of its kind which is taking place […]

BBC Wimbledon coverage hits 54.3 million streams

UK pubcaster BBC has revealed its coverage of Wimbledon has been streamed at a new record of 54.3 million times on iPlayer and BBC Sport online during the two-week long competition. This year’s record of 54.3 million streams, beats the PSB’s record of 53.8 million streams in 2022 by half a million. On BBC 1, there […]

Reflecting on the summer of Women’s sport – listen to the latest episode of TV Watch.

The latest episode of Digital TV Europe’s podcast TV Watch is now available to stream wherever you get your podcasts. It is not hyperbole to describe this summer as groundbreaking for women’s sport in the UK. While women’s sport – particularly football with the growth of the Women’s Super League – has seen increasing audiences […]

BBC to stream 1,000 extra hours of live sport per year

The BBC has announced plans to stream 1,000 extra hours of live sport per year via connected devices such as TVs, mobile phones and tablets. The UK public broadcaster said it has already streamed more than 26 additional sports or sports events through BBC Sport online and the iPlayer – including early rounds of the […]

BBC Sport taps Net Insight for scheduling

BBC Sport has tapped Net Insight to provide its ScheduALL linear and non-linear programming schedule platform for BBC Sport. The BBC has turned to the technology provider to replace its current system, with a solution that could capture and manage various data used for program planning management, providing functionality including web-based visualistion of schedules. “Supplying […]

BBC to offer virtual reality coverage of Olympics

The BBC is to offer up to 100 hours of live and on-demand virtual reality coverage of the Rio Olympic Games via its BBC Sport 360 app. Users of the service will need to download the standalone app and purchase a virtual reality viewer. The BBC said it would make 100 hours of VR content […]

BBC launches Sport app on Chromecast

The BBC has updated the BBC Sport app for iOS and Android devices to include support for Google’s HDMI streaming device, Chromecast. The update coincides with the opening of the Commonwealth Games and lets viewers watch live and on demand sport – including up to 17 streams of live action from Glasgow – on TV […]

BBC Sport launches on Roku in the UK

The BBC has launched a BBC Sport app for Roku connected TV devices in the UK, offering sports news, highlights and live action in time for this summer’s football World Cup.  Roku said that the app is available for free to viewers in the UK using current-generation Roku players, including the newly launched Roku Streaming […]