Crufts TV takeover
Dog lovers will be treated to a record-breaking 16 hours and 30 minutes of Crufts coverage as the world’s greatest dog show returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March. With an additional 15 minutes more coverage than last year and over 100 minutes more than the 2020 show, viewers can look forward to a total of nine and a half hours of Crufts on Channel 4 alone!
With Clare Balding at the helm once again, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in Show will be crowned.
The details of times and channels are as follows:
THURSDAY 9 MARCH
15.00-16.00 – Channel 4
18.30-20.00 – More4
20.00-21.00 – Channel 4
FRIDAY 10 MARCH
15.00-16.00 – Channel 4
18.30-19.30 – More4
19.30-21.00 – Channel 4
SATURDAY 11 MARCH
15.00-18.00 – Channel 4
19.00-21.00 – Channel 4
SUNDAY 12 MARCH
15.00-17.30 – Channel 4
19.00-21.00 – Channel 4 Crufts 2022: Best In Show Live
Clare will host daily highlights of the world's most famous dog event live from the NEC, Birmingham and will be joined by a team of reporters including Radzi Chinyanganya and, returning for her second year, Sophie Morgan, along with canine experts who will be covering the show.
Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Crufts, with more coverage than ever. The event celebrates everything that we love the most about dogs, and highlights the benefits that dogs bring to our lives, so it’s no surprise that it holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts.
“Viewers can look forward to not only exciting dog activities such as agility and flyball, but also the chance to see the vast and diverse range of wonderful dog breeds there are, 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. There is something for everyone, with topics about choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting dog owners in the UK.”
All of Channel 4 and More4’s coverage of Crufts will be produced by Sunset + Vine.
More details of the TV coverage of Crufts, and of the daily YouTube live streaming from the main arena and obedience ring, can be found here.