ITV Box Office

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ITV Box Office
ITV Box Office logo.png
Launched 4 February 2017 (2017-02-04)
Network ITV
Owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd
(ITV plc)
Picture format 16:9 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Republic Of Ireland
Sister channel(s) ITV
ITV2
ITV3
ITV4
ITVBe
CITV
The Store
Website www.itvboxoffice.com
Availability
Satellite
Sky Channel 493

ITV Box Office is a pay-per-view channel from ITV plc launched in February 2017. It is currently only used to show boxing matches, the channel is available in HD-only on Sky, and events are also available on demand only on Virgin Media and TVPlayer.

History[edit]

In December 2016 ITV announced that it had signed a deal to show Chris Eubank Jr.'s latest fight against Renold Quinlan and that it would be a pay-per-view event. [1][2] The channel launched when the fight took place on 4 February 2017. Eubank Jr. headlined for the second time on the Box Office platform on 15 July 2017 against former world champion Arthur Abraham.[3]

In September 2017, it was announced that ITV had purchased the rights to show the World Boxing Super Series tournament, which would allow them to show 14 different fights which runs from September 2017 until the final in May 2018, it was revealed that fights involving George Groves or Eubank Jr. would be shown live on the Box Office platform, as well as the final.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Eubank Jnr to fight on new ITV Box Office channel
  2. ^ "ITV to show Eubank Jnr World Title fight". ITV. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eubank Jr set for Abraham battle". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  4. ^ WBSS. "George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr. WBSS bouts head to ITV Box Office". WBN - World Boxing News. Retrieved 2017-09-07. 

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