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#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.

Channel 4 unveils new look All 4 and new commissions

Mitchell & Webb head Back to 4

At the broadcaster’s Upfront 2017 event, they announced a brand new comedy series from Peep Show writer Simon Blackwell, to star David Mitchell and Robert Webb; named the first celebrities to take part in this year’s The Jump; and promised a massive content investment increase for 2017 on All 4

The stars of Peep Show Mitchell and Webb are returning to Channel 4 in Back.

BBC reaches record online audience for England v Wales Euro '16 clash

Overall on Thursday, 14.6million browsers across the globe logged on to the BBC Sport website to see coverage of the Euro 2016 tournament, which included Northern Ireland's 2-0 win against Ukraine.

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: "Our enhanced service, in addition to our first class TV and radio coverage, puts audiences at the very heart of the Euro 2016 action wherever they are, allowing them to follow the action however they wish."