Eurosport 2 is a European sports television network. It is a sister channel to Eurosport 1 and Eurosport News and part of the Eurosport Network. Several different versions of the channel exist across Europe, where television rights for sport differ.
Eurosport 2 launched on 10 January 2005. It is currently available in 50 million homes and 47 countries, broadcasting in 18 different languages English, Swedish, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Czech, Dutch and Spanish.
Eurosport 2 considers itself “the new generation sports channel”, and is dedicated to team sports and in particular ‘alternative’ and niche sports including European basketball, National Lacrosse League, Twenty20 cricket, AFL Aussie Rules, surfing and the Handball Champions League, amongst others.
On 2 July 2010, the Arena Football League announced that Eurosport 2 would show matches that the NFL Network broadcast in the United States on a tape delay for the rest of the season, as well as coverage of ArenaBowl XXIII. The deal also includes rights for the entire 2011 season to be broadcast on the channel.