How Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad got made

In May 2015, Rio Ferdinand’s wife Rebecca lost her life to breast cancer, leaving behind her husband and three children. The documentary that followed captures the footballer’s own grief and worries for his children as he speaks, frankly and movingly, on camera. He meets other families coping with bereavement and loss, and looks at what help is available for parents and children who have lost a loved one.

#Game4Grenfell football match to be shown on Sky 1 and Pick

#Game4Grenfell will be part of an afternoon of special programming and will see former football professionals and special guests play a 90-minute match at QPR’s Loftus Road stadium, the closest league ground to Grenfell Tower.

Well-known personalities are gearing up to take part including Tinie Tempah, Jamie Dornan, Jarvis Cocker, Les Ferdinand, David Seaman and Alan Shearer. Sky Sports’ Chris Kamara will report on the match.

BT announces live UEFA Champions League coverage in virtual reality

BT has revealed plans to broadcast the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals for free on YouTube, the BT website, BT Sport channels and the BT app for 2017.

The UEFA Champions League final will be broadcast for the first time in 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos on BT Sport and 4K UHD on YouTube, with multiple 360 degree streams on Youtube and the new BT Sport VR App, which allows viewers to choose their own camera viewpoint as well as commentary and graphics.

BT extends Champions League and Europa League coverage

The three year renewal will be the first time all live games, highlights and in-match clips of both competitions will be together exclusively.

The 2018/19 UEFA Champions League will have a minimum of four participating teams from each of England, Spain, Germany and Italy, which will ensure more games between the top European teams.

UEFA Champions League ‘double header’ nights will be broadcast in conjunction with live matches, which will kick off at both 6pm and 8pm during the Group Stage. 

Eurosport acquires CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017 and 2019 rights

The new deal extends the CAF Africa Cup of Nations’ long-standing relationship with Eurosport, which has televised the tournament in the UK and Ireland every year since 1994.

Eurosport will broadcast live games on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, and stream all matches live on the Eurosport Player.

Gabon, the 2017 hosts, will stage the opening match in Libreville on January 14 against Group A opponents Guinea-Bissau who make their first appearance in the 16-nation tournament.