Last minute deal keeps Eurosport on Sky

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Eurosport will continue to be broadcast by Sky after a last minute deal has been reached between the platform and Eurosport’s parent company, Discovery.

Having originally been unable to reach an agreement on how much Sky would pay for their channels after the contract between the two firms expired on January 31st, Discovery had threatened to remove its 12 channels – including Eurosport, the exclusive live TV rights holders for World and British Superbikes – from Sky and launched an extensive online campaign to convince Sky to return to the negotiating table. 


Sky would later reveal that Discovery were looking for the platform to pay around £1bn to retain their channels after January 31st.

Now, just hours before Discovery were set to pull their channels, it has been announced that the two parties have finally reached a deal.

“We wanted you to be the first to know that we have reached an agreement which means all your favourite channels and programmes will be staying on Sky,” a Discovery statement read. 

“Your support over the past few days has been truly amazing and we look forward to bringing you more of the TV you love in the weeks, months and years to come.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing