Screensport was an early cable sports channel launched back in 1984, it was owned by WHSmith.
Screensport made the transition to Astra in 1989, but did not survive the competitive market, instead merging with Eurosport in 1993.
Screensport Ident (long version)
This is a great ident, using stylised graphics to suggest the motion of different sports.
Screensport Ident (short version)
It's idents show the various names it operated under for different European markets, the audio could be switched on your satellite box. (UK - Screensport, France - TV Sport, Germany - Sportkanal, Netherlands - Sportnet)
So what's on today? here's an update...
Here's 2 different start-ups for Screensport, each clip is over 3 minutes
Here's 3 minutes of pres.. various promos and a link into the next programme
A new contemporary ident is introduced in late 1989, gone are the white backgrounds, they're all black now, and feature specially shot live action..
1989 / 1990
Continuity link to Powersports
right clip - 2 minutes of continuity
A glossy new 3d animation, the symbol is broken up into pieces, maybe to suggest the original ident?
Here's what's coming up tonight on Screensport
Screensport channel promo
a whopper of a promo - 3 minutes
A news bulletin for the 92 Olympic games
Screensport Break Bumper
A quick break bumper animation
The Screensport ident with continuity followed by some promos...
Screensport Eurosport Promo
As Screensport nears it's final days of broadcasting, this promo explains the changes which take affect from the 1st March 1993, as the channel merges with Eurosport
Screensport Final Transmission
Here it is ... the very last transmission of Screensport