Eurosport celebrates live sports broadcasting in 2014

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 14-01-2014

In 2014, the Eurosport Group will celebrate 25 years of live sports and digital innovation, beginning today (14 January) with two weeks of live Grand Slam tennis in Melbourne.

The Australian Open is the first in a series of live events broadcast this year. The 2014 line-up will also comprise the Sotchi Olympic Games in February, the Le Mans 24 hour race in June, and the UEFA Champions League and the Tour de France in July to name just a few among the eleven kinds of sport highlighted.

In Europe, pay-TV platform Eurosport, which broadcasts in 20 languages across 54 countries and 131 million homes, offers 3,000 hours of live sport. Launched in 2005, Eurosport 2 reaches 67 million homes in 18 languages and 51 countries, and broadcast 2,300 hours live.

With up to 23 million unique users per month across its co-branded network based in UK, Italy, Germany, Spain and Poland, the website has also become a key sport destination. Worldwide, it reaches 33 million unique visitors.