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Jake Humphrey has introduced BT Sport in a new TV advertisement.
BT Sport is aiming to topple Sky's domination of sports coverage, launching three channels yesterday (May 9) - BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and Espn.
Coverage includes 38 exclusive Premier League games, 69 Aviva Premiership rugby games, and various Fa Cup, Europa League, Bundesliga and Scottish football fixtures. MotoGP, Wta women's tennis and Ufc fights will also be shown.
Humphrey, Lawrence Dallaglio and Balding will head up the BT Sport presenting team.
Lovejoy was among the new signings announced this morning (May 9) by BT, which will launch its three channels BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and Espn later this year.
It was previously announced that Clare Balding will have a weekly sports magazine chat show, which will feature interviews and debates about the biggest talking points in sport. Balding's show will also shine a light on women's sport.
Journalist and broadcaster Des Kelly will host his own series Life's A Pitch, while Manchester United and England star Rio Ferdinand will be working with the channel as a football pundit and programme-maker.
BT revealed its pricing details today, which set the broadcaster up for a head-to-head battle with Sky.
BT Broadband users will have access to BT Sports's 38 Premier League football matches, and all their other sports coverage, »
Life on the road has taken its toll on Meat Loaf, who's now on his second new knee. But will this coming tour really be his last? He talks about high Cs, being signed for $6 and outwellying Wagner
A decade ago, Meat Loaf was invited on to Sky Sports' Saturday morning show Soccer Am. He didn't know anything about football, but being an actor by background, he did what actors do – he prepared. First, he knew he needed a club to support. "I thought, I don't want to go on and say I'm a Manchester United fan or a Liverpool fan – I'm gonna go down to the third level. And so I picked Hartlepool. I read about them and I found that the people of Hartlepool had hanged a monkey thinking he was a Frenchman, and I loved that story. I read everything I could about every game they played. »
- Michael Hann
Somebody get the cake ready - Sunday Brunch celebrates its first birthday this weekend!
Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer's weekend magazine show has been airing for a year on Channel 4 and Digital Spy caught up with the duo to talk about their highlights and find out what they really think about each other.
Tim on the move to Channel 4...
"I absolutely love it. I think it's a much better fit on Channel 4. BBC Two was great, but I feel like we've moved up a bit since Something For The Weekend. It feels so natural and it reminds me of my days working on Soccer Am and The Big Breakfast. It's really, really good fun. I turn up to work every day and I love it."
Simon on the move to Channel 4...
"I was slightly apprehensive about moving out of the kitchen when we moved to Channel 4, »
Clark also won 'Best Joke' for his comeback in an exchange with Barlow on The X Factor.
Rylan Clark: "I used to be in a Take That Tribute band..."
Gary Barlow: "I hope you weren't me!"
Rylan: "Naa, I was too skinny to be you!"
Rushden said: "We were so excited to have been asked to present the special tenth anniversary Loaded LAFTAs awards, it is always such a great experience and this year was exceptional."
The lack of drama in Scottish politics means that a series rooted in Holyrood would attract precious few viewers
Before the end of this year, one of our universities will win Britain's most prestigious academic prize. This will be awarded to the research facility that first proves that people who watch Borgen will, on average, have a life expectancy 10 years above the national average.
Those who watch it will first have tweeted that it is "Borgen time" before settling down with a bottle of Cloudy Bay. Earlier in the day, they will have pulled on one of those green, North Face, sleeveless fleeces over an Aran sweater tucked into the freshly pressed denims and gone stravaiging about the local park. For this is the outdoor apparel that tells the neighbours: "I've been locked in crucial executive meetings all week, but now I'm letting my hair down outside, albeit in a controlled and responsible way. »
- Kevin McKenna
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