BT Sport has added new programmes and presenters to its network of channels and revealed more details about its state of the art studios.
New programmes include BT Sport Live, a nightly sports news, information and debate show, with outspoken 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 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.
Warnock said: “I’m used to starting a new season in the dugout so this is going to be a very different year for me. I’m proud to be joining the BT Sport team and excited by their vision for Football. I think everyone knows that I won’t sit on the fence when it comes to opinions so it should be an interesting season and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”
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-its-kind interactive playing surface.
NEW BT SPORT TV SHOWS
BT Sport Live (Nightly, 6.30pm, BT Sport 1)
The Supporters Club (through the season)
Sunday Night Football (Sunday nights, BT Sport 1)
BTSP (BT Sports Panel) (Saturdays, 9.30am, BT Sport 1)
Rugby Tonight (Wednesday nights, BT Sport 1)
UFC: Beyond the Octagon (Tuesdays, 9pm, BT Sport 1)