Grand Slam

Eurosport dominates US Open coverage

For the first time, the Eurosport Player will provide online subscribers with live access to matches across 12 courts. Matches will also feature heavily on the Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 satellite channels   

Rob Curling will lead the channels' presenting duties, accompanied by British stars Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft. Retired champions Pat Cash, Mats Wilander, and Mary Pierce will feature as pundits throughout the tournament, which begins on 29 August. 

Eurosport acquires shared rights to Wimbledon

The deal is overseen by Ofcom, and allows certain rights to a secondary broadcaster after the main entitlements of the BBC. These include live coverage of both the men's and women's singles finals as well as daily 90 minute highlight shows.

Eurosport now becomes the only broadcaster to show live coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The Wimbledon deal has come just after its transmission of the French Roland Garros tournament concluded earlier this month and before filming of the US Open begins in August.

Pirates of the Caribbean star to appear in new Channel 4 drama

Stephen Graham

Starring BAFTA- and RTS-nominated Hollywood actor Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean, This is England) and written by multi award-winning director Dave Nath, The Watchman (w/t) is a thought-provoking thriller set on one night, in one place and as seen through the eyes of one man.