The World Cup of the 2022/23 Alpine Ski season is in full swing. The men in Kitzbühel continue on January 20th. Here you can find out when and where you can watch the races live and on free TV.
The Alpine Ski World Cup can be easily followed on the public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. Another transmission is offered on the streaming service Joyn.
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Winter sports fans who don’t like the public service selection or find it too small can switch to Eurosport. According to its own statements, the niche broadcaster has more than 1,100 hours of programming on various platforms. The broadcaster, which belongs to Warner Bros. Discovery, also relies on paid offers.
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ARD and ZDF have almost 400 hours of live reporting in their programs. The two public TV channels alternate on the weekends, ARD will start this year and, after the first biathlon races during the week, will show the first continuous program this Saturday for almost six hours. The special interest channel Eurosport has even more winter sports in its program.
The first and the second usually broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays from early morning to late afternoon. This Saturday, the ARD starts at 8.55 a.m. and offers, among other things, biathlon, cross-country skiing, tobogganing and bobsleigh. Until 3.15 p.m. there is winter sports in the first, it looks almost identical on Sunday. The round of 16 of the World Cup kicks off at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. So if you want, you can watch sports for more than twelve hours.
The second big winter sports weekend runs on ZDF. On Saturday in one week (December 10th) the second will show world cups on snow and ice from 10:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m., at 4:00 p.m. a quarterfinal of the Qatar World Cup will be kicked off. On Sunday (December 11) there will be no games in Qatar and there will be no competition in winter sports.
There are some changes due to the football World Cup in winter. Several winter sports have been relocated to avoid football. The first ski jumping started earlier than usual, the discipline “largely elegantly avoided the World Cup,” as ARD program director Thomas Wehrle put it.
Some associations have postponed competitions to the new year. The broadcasters have “already coordinated with the various associations over the long term in order to keep overlaps to a minimum,” explained ARD sports coordinator Axel Balkausky. The public broadcasters also have more World Cups than otherwise only on the Internet.
Winter sports fans who don’t like the public service selection or find it too small can switch to Eurosport. According to its own statements, the niche broadcaster has more than 1,100 hours of programming on various platforms. For example, on Saturday and Sunday in the late afternoon there will be alpine skiing in Beaver Creek and Lake Louise at Eurosport. The broadcaster, which belongs to Warner Bros. Discovery, also relies on paid offers.
The ARD has a new expert duo in biathlon. Arnd Peiffer and Erik Lesser work for the first, Magdalena Neuner and Kati Wilhelm are no longer in action. The unchanged ZDF team includes Toni Innauer (ski jumping), Marco Büchel (alpine skiing), Sven Fischer and Laura Dahlmeier (biathlon).
Eurosport has the most experts on the microphone, including Martin Schmitt, Werner Schuster (ski jumping), Michael Rösch (biathlon), Vicky Rebensburg (alpine skiing), Jochen Behle (cross-country skiing) and Hans-Peter Pohl (Nordic combined).
Slalom specialist Linus Straßer again confirmed his strong form in Wengen, but narrowly missed the next podium finish when Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen won on Sunday. Meanwhile, the German speed men experienced a debacle on the Lauberhorn. As in the Super-G on Friday, they all missed out on the top ten in the downhill on Saturday. Romed Baumann ended up in 16th place as the best of the DSV team, the Norwegian Aleksander Aamodt Kilde drove to a double victory. There were ups and downs for Kira Weidle in St. Anton. On Saturday she matched her best World Cup result in the Super-G with the success of the Italian Federica Brignone with seventh place. On Sunday, the Starnberg native only finished 18th when Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami won.
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Boris Becker is back in front of the camera as an expert for Eurosport. Just in time for the start of the Australian Open, the TV broadcaster struggled with sound problems lasting several minutes. Many tennis fans complain about the constant humming noise in the background.