BT Sport details new programmes, presenters

As momentum for the communications giant’s new sporting venture continues to grow, BT Sport has added new programmes and presenters to its network of channels and revealed further details about its state of the art studios.

New programmes include BT Sport Live, a nightly sports news, information and debate show, with former football manager Neil Warnock as a contributor. Tuesday and Sunday nights will feature BT Sport Films, which sets out to become the home for the stories behind the sports, personalities and issues that fascinate sports fans. Sunday night will be European football night with the top expert on European football, James Richardson. Rugby fans should tune in on Wednesday nights for Rugby Tonight, hosted by Matt Dawson, Craig Doyle, Martin Bayfield and Sarra Elgan. Additionally, BTSP (BT Sports Panel) is confirmed as the name of Tim Lovejoy’s new Saturday morning show of predictions, previews, reviews and laughs.

As well as Neil Warnock, BT Sport has confirmed that Gary McAllister, the former Scotland captain, Motherwell, Leeds United and Liverpool midfielder will join the team as co-commentator on its Scottish football coverage and other top flight football.

BT Sport’s live sport coverage will also showcase a specially-built studio facility allowing football, rugby and other sports to be demonstrated on a first-of-itskind interactive playing surface.

Grant Best, BT Sport’s EMMY award winning, senior executive channel producer, says: “BT Sport is absolutely dedicated to giving fans a fresh, authoritative and innovative approach to the sports they love. Our exciting line-up of expert presenters and programmes from BT Sport’s state of the art studios will re-imagine the way fans watch, discuss, debate and absorb sport.”

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