The 2014-15 Winter Sports season gets underway this October and British Eurosport will broadcast live action of all the must-see events on snow and ice over the winter months.
The pan-European broadcaster’s coverage begins on October 25-26 with the opening FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup round in Soelden, Austria, as well as the first round of the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix series in Chicago.
British Eurosport is the UK’s leading winter sports channel with 10 sports covered every year, featuring more than 2000 hours of action, including 800 hours of live coverage of a variety of sports, featuring many of the prestigious events with each discipline.
This season is no exception as the channel will servce up unrivalled live coverage of eight World Cups, 14 World Championships and five European Championships.
While Alpine skiing kicks proceedings off in October, November sees the ski jumping, cross-country skiing, nordic combined skiing and biathlon World Cup competitions get underway, all exclusively live on British Eurosport.
Events to look out for this season include the iconic Kitzbuhel downhill run in January, part of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, the World Ski Championships in the United States in February, as well as the prestigious Four Hills ski jumping tournament.
Following Great Britain’s extraordinary Winter Olympics in Sochi earlier this year, there will be even more focus on the ‘roaring game’ of curling this season with live coverage of the men’s and women’s team in action.
Coverage starts with the European Championships in Switzerland from November 22-29 where Scottish skipper and Olympic bronze medallist Eve Muirhead and her team will be looking to improve on the silver medal they won last year in Sweden.
David Murdoch, who won a silver as part of the Team GB men’s team, will lead his Scottish side in Switzerland and Eurosport viewers will be able to follow all the key matches, including selected coverage featuring Great Britain.
On-air, Eurosport’s team of winter sports experts and commentators is enhanced this season by the signing of three-time Olympic ski jumping medallist Martin Schmitt.
Schmitt, who has a long history with the tournament having been the only man to win three consecutive titles from 1998 to 2001, will provide expert analysis for the Four Hills Tournament, which runs from December 27 to January 6.
Fans will also continue to enjoy the expert analysis of former ski racer Didier Cuche, with the Swiss 2009 Super-G world champion introducing Eurosport International’s broadcasts of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup rounds this season.
In addition to the plethora of live action throughout the season, Eurosport’s magazine show ‘Ski Pass’ returns to keep fans up to date on all things skiing.
This year, each episode will include a short feature with five-time world champion Aksel Lund Svindal, where he will be looking back at special moments throughout the season.
Alongside extensive high-definition TV coverage, winter sports fans won’t miss a thing with Eurosport Player, the channel’s dedicated online TV service, which provides online bonus channels broadcasting live action from selected FIS World Cup events.
As well as British Eurosport’s comprehensive service, winter sports will also received free-to-air exposure in the new year with the return of BBC Two’s long-running Ski Sunday in early January, with selected live action airing on BBC Red Button, including the World Ski Championships in February.
For more information about British Eurosport’s coverage of winter sports this season, including up-to-date schedules and event timings, visit the channel’s official website.