Published: 3 December 2012
Report: Joe McLaughlin
Cycle Speedway’s Elite League is set to hit Sky Sports TV shortly with the first broadcast of a six match series from this year’s newly sponsored BCTG Elite League, which went down to a thrilling last day of the season decider.
The 30 minutes of pedal sport action, featuring a robust encounter between glamour club Poole and 2011 league champions Oxford, will have four screenings across the Sky Sports platform on Tuesday 11th December. These include a prime time 8pm slot. A fifth showing will be aired on Wednesday 12th December. All the broadcasts will be within the Sports Unlimited programme.
The full listings are:
- Tuesday 11th December at 5pm (Sky Sports 4),
- Tuesday 11th December at 8pm (Sky Sports 3),
- Tuesday 11th December at 11pm (Sky Sports 4),
- Tuesday 11th December at 4am (Sky Sports 2) and
- Wednesday 12th December at 12 midday (Sky Sports 3).
Joe Mclaughlin, who contracted the first ever TV rights deal for the sport, said: "This six match series produces some terrific action and will appeal not only to Cycle Speedway enthusiasts but also to Speedway fans, fellow cycle sport followers, extreme sports fans and the wider sports public as a whole. It’s great for Cycle Speedway, now under British Cycling governance, to have this fantastic TV exposure".
The transmissions will also be shown in 32 countries and have a global reach to 152 million homes. The second match of the series is expected to be shown over the Christmas holiday period.