BT Sport 2 Live Streaming

BT Sport is a group of sports television channels in the United Kingdom and in Ireland, owned by BT Consumer, a division of BT Group, which 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 also for UPC Ireland in the Republic of Ireland. BT Sport 2 is a sports channel covering all sports eventsabsolutely free in high quality (hq). Watch BT Sport 2 Channel Online Free Live Streaming from Uk on extrafreetv.com or on toptvchannels.com Plans for the channels launch came about when it was announced in June 2012 that the broadcast rights to the Premier League from the 2013–14 to 2015–16 season were awarded to BT and BSkyB, outbidding current broadcaster ESPN for the rights. BT will show 38 live matches from the Premier League each season, including 18 first pick matches. In October 2012 BT announced it had also agreed deals to air Serie A, Ligue 1, Brasileirão and Major League Soccer, all of which were previously broadcast on ESPN, as well as Premiership Rugby.In January 2013 BT announced they will also broadcast Women's Tennis Association matches from 21 tournaments. On 25 February 2013, BT announced that it had acquired ESPN's UK channels and their sports broadcasting rights, including rights to the FA Cup, UEFA Europa League, Scottish Premier League, Bundesliga and NASCAR. This led to the shutting down of ESPN Classic and ESPN America in favour of the BT Sport channels. Clare Balding hosts a weekly sports talk show The Clare Balding Show assisted by Christian Howes which from 2015 will also be broadcast on BBC Two.[17] Des Kelly presents the magazine programme Life’s a Pitchand SportsHUB on weekday evenings. SportsHUB brings viewers up to date with the latest news, debate and information from the world of sport. On 7 May 2013, BT Sport acquired the rights to air Ultimate Fighting Championship events and taped programming in the UK and Ireland for three years, from 1 August.[18] Two days later it was announced that BT Sport had acquired an exclusive five-year deal to broadcast MotoGP races from the 2014 season, including free practices and qualifying as well as full coverage of Moto2 and Moto3.[19] BT Sport also broadcasts the FA WSL, A-League and programming from Red Bull Media House. On 9 May 2013, BT announced that they had acquired the exclusive UK TV rights to MotoGP along with the Moto2 and Moto3 championships. Later in May BT Sport acquired rights to the Football Conference for two years with 25-30 live games a season, including the end-of-season play offs. On 9 November 2013, BT announced a £897 million deal with UEFA to broadcast the Champions League and Europa League exclusively on BT Sport from the 2015–16 season for three years. The deal will end two decades of the competition being broadcast free-to-air on ITV, although BT stated that the finals of both competitions and at least one match per season involving each participating British team would still be broadcast free-to-air. In January 2014, it was reported that BT Sport had acquired the rights to broadcast the World Rally Championship for the 2014 season. On 10 February 2015, BT Sport announced they had won the rights for 42 live Premier League games for 2016-2019 (packages B and F) BT Sport currently has the rights to show 38 Premier League matches live a season with their packages include Saturday Lunchtime kick-offs and Mid-week fixtures. On Saturdays, Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage start the build up to the matches from 10:00am with Fletch and Sav before handing over to Jake Humphrey with the main build-up to the fixture. Owen Hargreaves, David James, David Ginola, Steve McManaman, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Robbie Savage and Ian Wright serve as pundits with commentary from Ian Darke, Darren Fletcher and Michael Owen while Ray Stubbs acts as BT Sport's chief football reporter. The rights to the Premier League is shared with Sky Sports that have 116 live games and BBC who have highlights on Match of the Day. BT Sport have exclusive live coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League with a launch of a new channel called BT Sport Europe becoming the new home to both competitions. New presenters and pundits were signed in order to bring better coverage with Gary Lineker becoming the face of BT Sport Europe. Jake Humphrey and Rio Ferdinand will assist him with presenting the coverage while Steven Gerrard, Harry Redknapp, Glen Hoddle, Howard Webb, Paul Scholes, Michael Owen, Steve Mcmanaman and Owen Hargreaves also join the BT Sport Europe team as pundits.[28] The highlights of the Champions League and Europa League will be shown on ITV. BT have rights to the SPFL with 30 live games per season. Darrell Currie presents coverage of Scottish Football with Derek Rae and Gary McAllister as commentators. Stephen Craigan and Mark Guidi complete the Scottish football coverage line-up. The rights is shared with Sky Sports, who also have 30 live games per season with highlights of the SPFL on BBC Scotland. FA Cup matches are also shown on BT Sport with 25 live games including one semi-final. The F.A. Cup BT Sport team of presenters and pundits is similar to the Premier League. The rights are shared with BBC, who show 16 live matches with the F.A. Cup Final shown live on both channels. BT Sport also have exclusive rights to show the National League with 30 live games per season with the Play-Offs also shown on BT Sport. BT Sport 2 live stream also show matches from Italy's Serie A, Germany's Bundesliga, France's Ligue One and Australia's A-League. Paul Dempsey and James Richardson are hosts of foreign football coverage on BT Sport. Pundits have included Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Andy Brassell, Joey Barton and Joe Cole. Mark Clemmit is the main host along with Helen Skelton who presents short segments and reports. The main pundits are Mark Creighton, James Beattie and Adam Virgo. Steve Bower commentates. Danny Baker and Danny Kelly also present a weekly football magazine show called Baker and Kelly's V.S.P.O.

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