Dog lovers can look forward to a record-breaking 11 and a half hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s largest dog show.
With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action across the four days of the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in Show will be crowned.
In addition to the traditional evening shows, Channel 4 will be broadcasting an extra one-hour programme from the show in the afternoon on both Thursday and Friday.
Channel 4 and More4 will cover the event at the following times:
- Thursday 9th March: 18.30-20.00
- Friday 10th March: 18.30-19.30
On Channel 4
- Thursday 9th March: 16.00-17.00 and 20.00-21.00
- Friday 10th March: 16.00-17.00 and 19.30-21.00
- Saturday 11th March: 19.00-21.00
- Sunday 12th March: 18.00-20.30
Clare Balding will be joined at the famous dog show at Birmingham’s NEC by a team of presenters; all of them dog lovers who will cover the many varied aspects of the show. Details of these presenters will be announced in due course.
All of the Arena action from the show will also be shown every day live on the Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/crufts.
Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy even more of this year’s Crufts. The event holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts because it celebrates everything that we love most about dogs, and the programmes will reflect on the benefits dogs bring to our lives and the many fascinating aspects of Crufts.
“The enhanced TV coverage will not only bring exciting sports such as agility and flyball into people’s homes, but will enable people to see the diverse range of wonderful dog breeds, including some of the more unusual breeds that are not often seen in the streets and parks across the country, through the dog show aspect of Crufts. It will also cover topics about choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting dog owners in the UK.”
Channel 4 and More4’s coverage of Crufts will be produced by Sunset + Vine.