talkSPORT to cover nine football games in one day

Nine football commentaries will be broadcast by talkSPORT this Boxing Day – with multiple streams available via the station’s app.

The station will cover games kicking-off at 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm, plus the live game the following day – and the New Year’s Day fixtures.

The coverage will be led by talkSPORT’s football team, including Reshmin Chowdhury, Stuart Pearce, Adrian Durham, Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair forming part of a three-year rights package.

All six 3pm games will be played simultaneously on the talkSPORT app, where they will have a choice of matches.

Tottenham will host Brighton in the 12.30pm kick off, hosted by Reshmin Chowdhury, Manchester United will be at home to Newcastle at 5.30pm and Liverpool travel to Leicester for the 8pm game.

The six 3pm games are Bournemouth v Arsenal, Aston Villa v Norwich, Chelsea v Southampton, Crystal Palace v West Ham, Everton v Burnley and Sheffield United v Watford. Wolves v Manchester City will air at 7.45pm on December 27.

talkSPORT 2 will also be broadcasting cricket coverage live from Centurion, as England take on South Africa in the first Test Match at SuperSport Park. Mark Nicholas will be joined by Darren Gough, Matt Prior, Steve Harmison and Gareth Batty with live coverage from the opening match of the series.

Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: “We know Saturday is GameDay and now Boxing Day on talkSPORT is too. In an unprecedented day of sport for the network, the fans’ favourites will be there for all the post-Christmas action from The Premier League to South Africa.”

Wireless CEO Scott Taunton said: “With all the Boxing Day fixtures and the opening Test Match of England Cricket’s South Africa tour, this could be the greatest ever day of live sporting action across the talkSPORT network.

The GameDay campaign has already drawn in record audiences and is cementing talkSPORT as the go-to destination for live football along with 24/7 chat, breaking news and analysis.”

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  1. Joe Smith says

    I think you missed “all badly” from the headline.

  2. ciaran says

    sure people will have better tings to do than listen to a pack of foreigners playing another pack of foreigners.

  3. Stephen Hall says

    Doesn’t sound very cost-effective. What will the audience be for a low-grade Premier League game only available on an app? Most fans of those teams will listen on local radio as usual, few others will care.

    1. mb23 says

      There is no increased cost for talkSPORT. They already provide commentaries on all Premier League matches for their international service, which is available outside of the UK & ireland. These commentaries are taken by various stations around the world.

      The only difference on Boxing Day is that these commentaries will also be available in the UK.

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