BBC, Eurosport and others added to broadcasters scheduled to air the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live

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INEOS 1:59

Today (5th October), the INEOS 1:59 Challenge can announce that BBC (UK) and Eurosport (pan Europe and pan Asia) have been added to the list of broadcasters that will ensure viewers will be able to watch Eliud Kipchoge’s historic attempt to run the first sub-two-hour marathon live from wherever they are in the world.

With over 30 broadcasters airing the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live in over 200 territories across the world this will be a truly global event.

Major deals include BBC who will be streaming the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live digitally in the UK, NBC who will be airing the live stream digitally on their Olympic Channel and replaying it on their linear channel, NBC Sports Network in the US, and Eurosport who will be airing the live on Eurosport 2 across 54 countries in Europe and 12 countries throughout APAC as well as streaming live on their website.

Alongside the terrestrial broadcast deals, the INEOS 1:59 Challenge has agreed to a partnership with YouTube who will stream the entire live broadcast of the event which is being delivered by the British independent award-winning TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine.

Viewers will also have the option to watch the race coverage on a ground-breaking second screen option on www.ineos159challenge.com which will allow interactivity that has never-been-seen-before in athletics coverage.

To read more about how to watch the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live, in person, online or on TV click here.

The full list of confirmed broadcasters to date with one week to go until the INEOS 1:59 Challenge is as below:

Broadcasters airing the INEOS 1:59 Challenge live:

  • Argentina: Direct TV
  • Australia: Network Seven
  • Austria: ORF (Host Broadcaster / Domestic)
  • Brazil: Band Sport
  • France: L’Equipe 21, Canal+
  • Italy: Mediaset, Fox Sports
  • Kenya: Standard Group, Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation, Citizen TV, NTV
  • Mexico: Marca Claro
  • Netherlands: Fox Sports
  • New Zealand: Sky NZ
  • Norway: NRK
  • Pan Africa: Mnet SuperSport, Fox Africa
  • Pan Europe and Pan Asia: Eurosport
  • Pan Latin America: Claro Video OTT, Claro TV
  • Spain: TVE – Teledeporte, Euskal Telebista (ETB, Basque Television)
  • Sub-Sahara Africa: Star Times
  • UK: BBC, Sports Channel Network
  • USA: NBC Sports, Nuestra vision
  • Worldwide: Olympic Channel, FlowSport (minus US & Caribbean), Reuters (minus US & Caribbean)

Broadcasters agreed to air highlights of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge:

  • Argentina: Direct TV
  • Australia: CNBC, Fox Australia
  • Austria: ORF (Host Broadcaster / Domestic)
  • Brazil: Band Sport
  • China: CCTV5-APP, CGTN (CCTV English News), CCTVSE TikTok account, CNBC
  • France: Canal+, CNBC
  • Germany: CNBC
  • Italy: Fox Sports, CNBC
  • Japan: CNBC
  • Kenya: Standard Group, Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation, Citizen TV, NTV
  • Mexico: Marca Claro
  • Netherlands: Fox Sports, CNBC
  • New Zealand: Sky NZ
  • Norway: CNBC
  • Pan Africa: Mnet SuperSport, Fox Africa, CNBC
  • Pan Europe and Pan Asia: Eurosport
  • Pan Latin America: Claro Video OTT, Claro TV
  • Sub-Sahara Africa: Star Times
  • Switzerland: CNBC
  • Taiwan: CNBC
  • Thailand: CNBC
  • UK: Sports Channel Network, CNBC
  • USA: Nuestra vision, ESPN
  • Worldwide: FlowSport (minus US & Caribbean)