NEWS: Cycle Speedway on Sky Sports – First broadcast times announced
The first match of four major international Cycle Speedway televised events is to hit the Sky Sports TV screens in November – winning the sport its biggest UK and worldwide TV coverage for many years.
The 2015 World Cup Final from Poole, sponsored by the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole, will beam into homes across the nation on Wednesday 18th November 2015 in the long running `Sports Unlimited` programme on Sky Sports. All the Cycle Speedway events will have 30 minute edited highlights in each programme.
In a further boost, the first showing on 18th November will be at the very accessible and key timeslot of 6pm. The programme will be repeated three times across the Sky Sports TV platforms nationwide. All the Cycle Speedway events will later be shown in 32 countries with a global reach of 190 million homes.
The confirmed date and timings for the World Cup Final are:
Wednesday 18th November at 6pm
Thursday 19th November (To be confirmed)
Thursday 19th November at 8am
Thursday 19th November at 1pm
Exact Sky Sports channels on which the programmes will be shown will be announced one week before each programme.
Joe McLaughlin, who has now brought Cycle Speedway to millions of homes worldwide on 14 occasions, said: “Fans of Cycle Speedway can be assured of some terrific events on TV in the next three months, resulting in further tremendous TV exposure for the sport. Its my view that, in many ways, the sport is `made` for TV, with its small arenas, big crowds at televised events and spectacular action”.
Further `Sport Unlimited` programmes this winter, representing a `World Series` of TV events are the Yale UK sponsored World Woman`s Final, the final Great Britain V Australia Test match and the Tyre City backed World Final.