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Eurosport is the largest European sports satellite and cable network available in 54 countries and broadcasting in 20 different languages. It is owned by the TF1 Group. Eurosport offers viewers varied sports such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Cup football, the Paris Dakar Rally, Monte Carlo Rally, the Olympics, cycling events such as Le Tour de France, tennis events including the French Open and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, World Championship Snooker, Australian Football League, wintersports and youth sports like skating and surfing. Eurosport is often provided by cable operators as part of their basic package. The channel is popular, and when NTL replaced Eurosport on their Dublin analogue system with CNBC, there was outrage among the Irish tabloid press. In the UK, British Eurosport launched in 1999, replacing Eurosport International on most platforms and this channel has some schedule changes as well as local commentary.

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      11.12.2011 18:05

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      As a curling fan I have to first of all thank Eurosport for the coverage we receive throughout the year of the Worlds and European championships.
      However, the person responsible for the scheduling should be taken outside and shot. How can it be having watched nearly all the qualifying games I get up at 7.30am on a Sturday morning to watch the ladies final only to find that we are joing the game in the 5th end. The same thing happened with the mens final later in the day. As it turned out these were the most important parts of both games. Please Eurosport, can we just have the games in full, even it means sacrifycing live coverage in favour of a delayed broadcast in full.
      Another suggestion would be during the qualifying stages we actually were able to watch the crunch games as opposed to Germany versus anybody. I no that Germany probably has the largest vewing figures, but come on.
      Anyway, thanks again Eurosport for your continuing coverage of minority sports, but please sort out your scheduling

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      16.10.2006 10:55
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      Will watch this channel time and time again

      This is one channel I enjoy watching on tv for free sport on ntl. It shows differnt sporting catagorues throughout the day. So if you have a passion for Fight club you will enjoy the coverage. If you enjoy strongman which always use to be on our bbc one channel at christmas you will love it. There is also tour de france covarege and live international football events, plus some rubgy covrage for the mad rugby players.

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      15.02.2001 02:12
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      * For 2002 Eurosport has decided to totally axe live coverage of the CART series, opting to give viewers a highlights programme a week after the event when results are known and the race is 'old news'. To many this is a ludicrous decision as it now means fans, particulary in the UK, will have little hope of following the excellent championship. This could have a direct effect on the spectator numbers at the UK CART event at Rockingham in September. How do you expect to fill a stadium when the public have no idea whats going on, as they have not been able to build up an interest over the season through TV coverage?. Eurosports decision to axe CART has the cynics amongst believing that its Eurosports way of down playing the series and passing it off as a wholly US based Championship of little relevance to European viewers, (which is far from the truth on both points), lord knows their coverage of the sport has been somewhat appalling over the last 2 years, with no reason given in response to countless enquiries from incensed viewers. This is the second year of the series racing in Europe, there will be at least 4 European drivers competing in the fabulously competitive Championship. Eurosport has let millions of fans down, big time. Fans need to contact them to lodge complaints.

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        23.01.2001 18:07
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        This channel rocks with probably one of the best mixes of sporting action from around the world! This channel is available to all cable or digital subscribers and usually at no extra cost! If you like some extreme sports, this channel has it with coverage of last years X-games, it has its fair share of football and rugby as well as the usual sports found on channels like those as Sky Sports. But, there is one thing that really make this channel which really stand out from the crowd - the motogp and superbikes coverage! You get live qualifying and full race coverage of every race in great detail including all engine sizes, the 125cc, the 250cc and the outstanding 500cc. Also the unbeliveable superbikes action. Not only is the coverage pretty great. The commentary is world class, they make you laugh, they make you cry, these men are the 'bees-knees' of the commentary world. In fact it would be worth tuning in just listen to these great guys! No doubt, along with their fantastic 'round-the-clock' coverage of the olympics, Sydney 2000, there will be more fantastic coverage and action available to the obsesses viewers of real sport. One great channel for one great world!

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          06.11.2000 19:39
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          Eurosport is an excellent channel for all types of sports. I particularly enjoy adrenaline sports which are shown from time to time. These include inline skating, skateboarding, snowboarding,and wakeboarding. Snowboarding tends to be on quite a lot over the winter months when the season is in full swing. Also there tends to be alot of inline skating from the USA in October / November time. What i think it lacks enough of however, is skateboarding. Overall though, Eurosport is a great channel.

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          16.10.2000 06:44
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          EuroSport is a channel that is provided within my basic satellite package. I am not a sports fan so only tune in when something special is happening. The coverage of the Olympics was unbeatable, my love of gymnastics was indulged in a way the BBC could not hope to come anyway near. I saw hours & hours of the sport I wanted to watch. The last winter Olympics was covered in the same way with more detail than the BBC had time for. I must admit the adverts do get on my nerves, but we all need time to make that cuppa don't we!

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            30.09.2000 23:34
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            If you have Sky or Cable you are sure to have Eurosport. This channel usually shows sport action from sports that do not get any airing on the main ITV or BBC channels. So an alternative sports channel. I have to say it deserves a gold medal for it's coverage of the Olympic Games in Sydney. While there has been no coverage on ITV, the BBC have tended to stick to 'live' showing very late at night going into the early hours of morning. This is good and I have nothing against the way they are showing their coverage. It meant that people that worked the night shift and had access to a TV set could watch it, as could people that do not have jobs to get up for, so they could sleep all day, and of course those of you that need very little sleep! Eurosport however, also had 'live' screening late at night but they also had regular updates throughout the day and evening. This meant I could tune in to Eurosport at any time and could expect to find out who had won what whilst I slept and also see the event. They also covered events that the BBC would only cover if a medal was won by the British or a Britain was in contention for a medal. I had huge helpings of the Diving, Canoeing, Cycling, other sports that I did not even know existed in the Olympics as well as the regular track and field events. If you have read any of my other opinions on the Olympics you will know how much I hate it when the commentators hang medals around the athletes necks before an event has even taken place. I did not find this the case with Eurosport but there was one commentator that did get up my nose. His name was Brian Phelps, he commentated on the Diving events and he was a past Olympic British diver himself. He was so rude and arrogant in his commentary towards the divers, saying that some were too heavy and overweight and that some of the judges needed glasses etc.. There was no need for his
            rudeness, the divers did their best and if any were overweight at least they qualified for the Olympics. Apart from that, Eurosport had the best coverage by far! Now let's all stand for the National Anthem.

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              20.09.2000 22:40

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              Well done to Eurosport for their coverage of this years olympics. 24 hour olympics is fantastic. The main event is being shown live and those events which are not are then shown later in full. The coverage and commentary is the best. Its great being able to switch on anytime of the day to get a full update of all the latest events. Eurosport has to be the best at their wide coverage of sports normally without the olympics. I rate Eurosport as top sports channel especially as they show equestrian sports!!!

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              12.09.2000 18:24
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              Several weeks ago I had been watching athletics on BBC on a Sunday afternoon. Typically, they had to cross over to show horse racing for a short time so I decided to swtich to Eurosport as they were also showing the same athletics 'live' - or so they claimed. In actual fact the race that was showing 'live' was one that I had already watched. I knew straight away that it was one that I had seen earlier in the afternoon on BBC because there was a Zimabwean athlete competing who I know only competes in the one event. Never mind I thought, I'm sure they're just showing this race again as a highlight, but how wrong I was. They then continued in with exactly the same races, in exactly the same order, that the BBC really had shown live. I don't know if they do this very often, as we now have Sky Sports and watch that more often, but I sincerely hope that on the whole Eurosport really mean 'live' when they show it on the screen. On the positive side Eurosport does show a large variety of sports to suit all tastes, from soccer to wwf and in this respect is quite a good channel.

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              07.09.2000 03:08
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              This is a free channel, for any sky subscribers, and it has allot of good sports coverage for a free channel. During the pre-season, it showed friendly football matches and luckily they involved the team I support so that was very good viewing. It also shows other sports, which I like, such as tennis matches, although unfortunately they have been limited to what they can show due to other channels winning the rights, but it is better than nothing, as they do bring allot of tournaments that other channels consider not worth broadcasting. It also good on covering cycling, and recently covered the cycling championships that were being held in Manchester and, which I think is really good because if you like Cycling, or any other sport, it is difficult to watch coverage on the television because there isn't any. The recent coverage of the Olympics was excellent by Eurosport, they virtually covered it twenty-four hour a day, showing highlights every day of the best bits in case you missed anything. However there are places where the channel I think can improve for instance they do not have the rights to the top matches in Europe in England, but then again their resources must be limited and it is difficult for a channel like them to compete with the likes of Sky. An excellent channel with a wide variety if you are interested in sports other than the norm!

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              23.08.2000 20:04
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              Well I have to admit that I really think Eurosport has kinda gone down hill from a few years ago. I think it was 1996 they used to show Formula 1 live on Eurosport with all practice sessions, warm up etc and through the week they would have F1 shows. It then stopped I think in 97 and now I can't get any of that inless I watch German TV but when you have cable that is kinda hard. There motorsport has also got weaker and they show more cycling than anything else. I admit they haven't dropped things like Tour De France and everything but motorsport they are now lacking in what they used to and it would be so good if they bought back Formula 1. Would also be nice to see some live touring cars again.

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              23.08.2000 07:22

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              I like to watch British sports but have been very disappointed withBritish Eurosport. They do not cover sports from Britain! Considering that they call themselves BRITISH Eurosport then you would think that they covered Britain a bit more. The British athletics trials were held over the weekend and there was no coverage on Eurosport. Today they are showing the best of the AMERICAN trials and correct me if I'm wrong but America is not even european! There is no coverage of british ice hockey, gymnastics, trampolining etc. Yes lots and lots of cycling and tennis but how about a bit of variety? If you are someone who likes to watch sport then maybe you would be better paying the extortionate rates that Sky charge because at least they show different things. I am very disappointed with British Eurosport

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              18.08.2000 16:10
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              Eurosport offers a very wide range of sporting programmes to suit all tastes. For a satellite station the choice and quality of programming is very impressive. This channel is very important inthat they offer a real alternative to the pay stations of Sky Sports. Eurosport is a pan European station and has a wide range of sporting choices. For motorsport fans ths is one of the best stations. They cover the usual rallying,F1, touring cars, bikes as well as a number of general motorsport programmes. A good selection of well produced programmes and it's non subscription, makes Sky Sport seem very expensive.

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                09.08.2000 03:26

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                This is one channel that I was praying that would come to Sky Digital and my prayers were answered. This channel shows a wide range of sports and some sport not well known. I love the Hill climbs provides a good laugh I also watch all motor racing on this channel and have already emailed my complaint about the coverage of Indy Cars on eurosport. My opinion is that they have completely killed this off not showing it live instead highlights usually late on a night, this is not on especially when its just crap tennis showing. The commentary can sometimes be a little hard to understand and I can’t fault the picture quality. The football on this channel is good you see a lot of European matches Overall and outstanding channel for sport especially when its free cant do better than that.

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                04.08.2000 05:54

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                Eurosport is a channel that is WELL WORTH HAVING. If you don't have sky, and don't ever have any intention of paying for any more TV than you absolutely have to... then get hold of a sky box (you can get one for free from pretty much anywhere!) and add this superb sports channel to your list. It has all sorts of football, including weekly goals from all the European league matches (in EUROGOALS) and tonnes of prime class sporting events, which I can't work out how they get without having to pay for them. It's great, and free. LONG LIVE EUROSPORT!

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