BBC announced broadcast schedule for European Championships
Press release by National Ice Skating Association of Great Britain
The National Ice Skating Association (NISA) are pleased to announce the BBC broadcast schedule for the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2012 which includes live Red Button coverage and a BBC2 highlights program.
The event takes place in Sheffield from the 23-29 January 2012 when 200 elite international skaters from 39 countries will descend on the city. Skaters will compete in Ladies, Men, Pairs and Dance disciplines and the BBC will be there to capture all the competitive action.
On Sunday 29 January 2012 from 13:00-14:30 on terrestrial channel BBC2, there will be a one and a half hour highlights program featuring all the top action from throughout the Championships. The BBC have also scheduled over 14 hours of live Red Button coverage for the rest of the week’s action.
Live on Thursday 26 January 2012, from 18:30-21:30 on the Red Button will be the Pairs Free Skating, with Friday’s Ice Dance competition shown on the Red Button from 18:00-21:20. Saturday’s men’s and ladies free skating competitions will enjoy a combined eight hours of Red Button live coverage with the men taking to the ice from 11:55-16:00 and the ladies competition being broadcast between 17:30-21:25. Please note that all broadcast details are subject to change.
Keith Horton, Chief Executive of the National Ice Skating Association, is delighted that the BBC have confirmed their broadcast schedule: “It’s fantastic to see the BBC’s broadcast schedule for the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2012 and the amount of live coverage they have dedicated the event on their Red Button.” he said.
“I’m thrilled that we can also look forward to a highlights programme on BBC2 which will round off the week’s competitive action.” he added.
For more information on the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2012 and for tickets visit www.europeans2012.co.uk or, to purchase your tickets via telephone call:
Box Office: 0114 256 5656
Group Bookings 0114 2560440 or 0114 256 0277
24hour ticket hotline 0844 248 5087 (UK only) or +44 208 127 4870 (from outside UK only)
The National Ice Skating Association (NISA) worked in partnership with UK Sport, destination management organisation Welcome to Yorkshire and Sheffield City Council to bring the European Championships to Sheffield.
For full broadcast schedule see below (Please note that all broadcast details are subject to change):