Giro d'Italia on TV?

by jimmo62   February 17, 2012  

Anyone know if the 2012 Giro will be on UK terrestrial TV or Freesat? Really want to see it this year but can't afford Sky....

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Just Eurosport as they have the rights

Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport has announced a four-year Pan-European broadcaster Eurosport has announced a four-year extension for the rights to cycling’s Giro d'Italia in a deal with event-owner RCS and Rai Trade, the event's media rights distributor.

The deal, which now runs from 2009 to 2012, covers the television and internet rights of the Giro d'Italia and three other major Italian cycling races: Milan San-Remo, the Giro di Lombardia and Tirreno-Adriatico.

Chairman of Eurosport Group Laurent-Eric Le Lay said: “We are delighted to renew our contract for the broadcast of the Giro and the other Italian races. The Giro d'Italia is definitely one of the biggest sporting events of the year and has been a premium property on Eurosport since 1998. We are proud that this long term commitment has contributed to the continuous growth of Giro d'Italia in Europe and to the development of its notoriety in Asia and in the Pacific.”

CEO of Rai Trade Carlo Nardello added: “We are delighted about the renewal of the agreement with Eurosport, which guarantees Italian cycling continued coverage in Europe and Asia. Up to 250 million viewers in more than 140 countries followed the Giro in 2008.”

Rights include live and delayed coverage of the Giro d'Italia across 59 European countries, live and delayed coverage of the other three races on Eurosport and Eurosport 2 and live and delayed coverage of all races on Eurosport Asia/Pacific. Eurosport will also have coverage across its websites.

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
17th February 2012 - 11:15


you can have it for £4/month on your computer

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7830 posts]
17th February 2012 - 11:41


Or just wait and get a live stream from steep hill Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
17th February 2012 - 12:05


RAI stream it live and free without geo restrictions, an amazing level of coverage (time wise), it is all in Italian but last year I preferred it to the Phil & Paul shown on FTA TV for selected stages here in AU

posted by nickobec [261 posts]
17th February 2012 - 12:19