Sky Sports Mix adds Tough Mudder to extreme sports schedule

Sky Sports Mix has added the 2016 World’s Toughest Mudder to the programme schedule, which has seen 33 different sports since the channel launched in August 2016.

This will be the first time the 24-hour endurance race will be broadcast on UK television.

The race will see competitors battle it out over a 5-mile course, tackling challenging obstacles in a race to be crowned World’s Toughest Mudder. 

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.

BT Sport signs new boxing deal

BT, TV, Children's TV, App, UKTV, Sony

In partnership with BoxNation, new content will be available to all BT Sport customers, and will include at least 20 Saturday night matches across the World, European, British and Commonwealth titles promoted by Frank Warren.

The company has announced other changes including the introduction of Dolby Atmos sound, technology which delivers an intensely immersive experience, allowing customers to feel as though they are in the stadium.

Dave gets exclusive rights for Ultimate Strongman

The tournament, which takes place at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena, will feature 12 of the world's strongest athletes competing over five events including Atlas Stones, Monster Tyre Flip and the Deadlift Challenge.

Presenting duties will be taken up by Matt Bell and World's Strongest Man 1989 Jamie Reeves, with commentary provided by Sky Sports' Nick Halling and Norwegian body-builder Svend Karlsen.

The two hour programme will be recorded in front of a live audience on 10 December, airing on Dave on 30 December.

Andy Murray charity match draws big Facebook Live audience

The match, which was also broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, was produced in partnership with software company and live-streaming specialists Grabyo in order to reach out to Murray's global audience.

Matty Gentry, of the Wimbledon champion's management firm 77 Group, said: "We are interested in driving innovation around the event and Andy’s social media channels, and viewed this as a good platform to do that.”

BBC unveils cross-platform Wimbledon coverage

She will be taking to the air on BBC One and BBC Two throughout the Championships, and bringing viewers the latest Wimbledon action.

Joining the BBC’s presenting team are former World No. 1 players Lleyton Hewitt and Jim Courier and former British No. 1 Annabel Croft.

They will be joining an extensive team of expert analysts and commentators including Tim Henman, Tracy Austin, Andrew Castle, John Inverdale and Martina Navratilova.

Coverage begins at 11.30am on Monday 27 June on BBC Two.