Eurosport, the all-sport, all-action sports channel. For it's launch two of Britain's leading figures in sports television headed the channel. Head of programmes Adrian Metcalfe, an Olympic silver medalist, Metcalfe spent 7 years as commissioning editor for sport at Channel 4 and was involved in setting up, producing and presenting on ITV's World of Sport. Joining him as controller of production Richard Russell, who previously was executive producer at ITV Sport.


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Click for larger image Eurosport Ident
1989
Click for larger image Eurosport was part owned by Sky, and launced as a 12hour service showing European and International events from a consortium of EBU members including the BBC.
 
During it's first month on air the channel broadcast many live events, including The World Alpine Skiing Championships live from Colorado, World Matchplay Snooker from Essex, The World Bobsleigh Championships from Italy, and European Figure Skating from Birmingham.


Click for larger image Eurosport Start Up
1989
Click for larger image Here's how Eurosport started up the day in 1989... with a link into Mazda Eye on Sports

Click for larger image Eurosport start-up
12.8.1989
Click for larger image Another startup from the early days of the channel.

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1990
Handball Promo
1990
Basketball Promo
1990
Generic Promo
1990


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1990
Eurosport News
1990
Saturday Alive Promo
1990
Eurosport Promo
1989


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Click for larger image Olympic Stings
1992
Click for larger image A couple of stings here from Eurosport's coverage of the Barcelona Olympics '92

Eurosport Ident
1993
A new ident featuring rather brash computer graphics and now includes a map of Europe

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1994
Click for larger image A year later, same map animation but a new look logo

Click for larger image World Cup USA 94
1994
Click for larger image A football on the Statue of Liberty introduces Eurosport?s coverage of the 1994 World Cup.
 
(Clip recorded by Matt Howe)


Click for larger image Eurosport Ident
1996
Click for larger image A set of live action idents are now the look together with an updated logo, much more dynamic and improved. This one based on football

Click for larger image Eurosport Presentation
1996
Click for larger image Here's what's on..

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1996
Click for larger image Gymnastics ident.

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1996
Click for larger image Weightlifting ident.

Click for larger image Eurosport No1 Promo
1997
Click for larger image A montage of action clips fills this promo showcasing the variety of sports covered by the channel.

Click for larger image Eurosport Programme Promos
1997
Click for larger image More promos from 1997, and these clips reflect the fact that Eurosport was broadcast in a number of different European languages, each with their own full-time feed.

Eurosport Ident
1998
Athletics ident

Click for larger image Pre-World Cup Friendly
2006
Click for larger image Eurosport's World Cup season includes live pre-tournament friendlies. However, Eurosport had to be content with delayed coverage of the tournament itself.
 
(Clip recorded by Matt Howe)


Click for larger image Africa Cup of Nations
2008
Click for larger image Eurosport's titles for its coverage of the biennial tournament.
 
(Clip recorded by Matt Howe)


Click for larger image African Cup of Nations
2008
Click for larger image Gary Imlach, better known for his presenting of cycling and American sports, hosts Eurosport's live match.
 
(Clip recorded by Matt Howe)


Click for larger image Uefa Euro 2008
2008
Click for larger image Short but sweet titles for Eurosport's coverage of the Euro 2008 qualifiers.
 
(Clip recorded by Matt Howe)


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www.eurosport.com