TV Events – Programmes & Events in 2020
2020 is already looking to be a very exciting time for TV events with major programmes being launched, exciting sporting events planned and other programmes set to return at the start of the decade. Expect to find some old favourites, some new really exciting programmes as well as specific launches from the US.
With some great titles to look forward to, new streaming services being launched as well as new programmes being developed by some of the most critically acclaimed writers, directors and staring popular names and up & coming stars – it’s a great year for TV, streaming and Sport in 2020.
This article will highlight events to look out for in the world of entertainment, informational and sporting events in 2020. So take a look at the events that we picked to look out for in the new year & new decade.
Programmes to Look Out for in 2020 – TV & Streaming
Dracula – BBC One & Netflix (Launched Jan 2020)
Gaining a lot of attention and popularity over its 3 day run at the start of this month – Mark Gattis and Stevan Moffat’s adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic saw a modern twist on Dracula that explored some of the characters vulnerabilities – mixing horror with comedy which was received well by critics. You can catch this on Netflix as well as BBC iPlayer if you haven’t already watched this one.
James May: Our Man in Japan – Amazon Live (Launched Jan 2020)
This new programme shows Top Gear & The Grand Tour veteren James May embark on another hilarious adventure – this time to learn about and truly understand the Land of the Rising Sun. From exploring the icy northern island of Hokkaido where he attempts dog sledding and ordering Japanese noodles from a vending machine to going back to his routes in Kyoto – learning about Japanese cars, culture and indulging his passion for motorbikes. A must watch comedy this is available on Amazon Live through an Amazon Prime subscription.
Narcos: Mexico Season 2 – Netflix (13th February 2020)
Narcos Mexico returns to Netflix on the 13th of February in the UK. Following the rise of the Guadalajara cartel in the 1980s in Mexico – the developers decided to renew and create Narcos Mexico as its own standout season. Following the rise & operations of Felix Gallardo – a former Sinaloan police officer who turns to a life of crime – the return of the Narcos series is one to put in the diary for those who followed the original Narcos and Narcos: Mexico.
Disney + Comes to the UK – 24th March 2020
Disney+ is an American subscription service which is designed to rival the space that is taken up by television channel catch up services as well as Netflix and Amazon Video / Live. Offering on-demand video streaming of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars & The National Geographic – this will be available in the UK in late March of 2020. Disney+ will cost £5.99 for up to 4 users per month – offering unlimited downloads for up to 10 devices and is a great consideration for integration with your devices or Freeview Box.
Highlight – The Mandalorian
A series that has garnered critical acclaim and a buzz over the launch of Disney+ was the release of The Mandalorian along with the service. Disney’s famous and well reported purchase of the Star Wars franchise was followed with Disney’s first non-cartoon series & first live action series in the franchise with The Mandalorian. This space Western series was created by Jon Favreau following a ‘Clint Eastwood-esque character with questionable morals and advanced combat abilities.’ A great programme to watch for all Star Wars lovers – receiving highly positive reviews and reception.
Sporting Events to Put in the Diary – 2020
Six Nations – BBC & ITV (1st February)
The annual Six Nations Rugby Union competition is set to return to screens on February First kicking off with Wales vs. Italy @ 14:15, France vs. England @ 15:00 & Ireland vs. Scotland @ 16:45. Venues for the event are the Stade de France, Principality Stadium, Stadio Olimpico, Murrayfield Stadium & Aviva Stadium with Wales looking to retain and emulate their dominating performance in 2019 which saw a Grand Slam victory. With the most titles at 39 with 27 outright & 12 shared titles – will Wales be able to reach 40 titles in 2020?
Super Bowl LIV – BBC & Sky Sports (2nd February)
NFL fans if they are not tuning into the rugby on the 1st get to see Super Bowl 54 in which 100 million fans from the US (a staggering 1 in 3!) will tune into this annual sporting event. The New England Patriots along with Super Bowl Legend – quarterback Tom Brady (who has a 6-9 Super Bowl all-time record) took home the rings and the trophy at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia in 2019.
It was the lowest scoring game in the history of the Super Bowl at 13-3 beating out the previous record of 14-7 so fans will be hoping that this will be a higher scoring game than last year. Miami is set to host this years’ Super Bowl LIV with the venue being the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida with the San Francisco 49ers battling it out with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Olympic Games & Paralympic Games – BBC / Eurosport (24th July / 25th August)
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the XXII Olympiad / The Recovery Olympics are scheduled to kick off on the 24th July 2020. Being an event that is hosted every 4 years – the Olympics are always an event that’s great to mark into the calendar. For the complete Olympic Competition Schedule & Paralympic Competition Schedule – use the hyperlinks to take a look at which events are on for each day!
T20 Cricket’s Men’s World Cup – Sky Sports (18th October)
The seventh edition of the T20 Cricket’s Men’s World Cup is due to start on the 18th October, the final event in our article highlighting programmes and sports events to look out for and put in the diary in 2020. The tournament currently consists of the following teams in the following brackets:
|Group A: Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Oman|
|Group B: Bangladesh, Netherlands, Namibia, Scotland|
Super 12 Stage
|Group 1: Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, New Zealand, A1, B2|
|Group 2: India, England, South Africa, Afghanistan, B1, A2|
Current title holders West Indies will be looking to retain their title from last year and are the only Country in the history of the tournament to hold multiple titles. This will be a very interesting tournament to watch – especially when considering the West Indies’ performance in 2019.
Which events are you most looking forward to in 2020? Which events or programmes didn’t manage to make our list? It’s no doubt that 2020 is already looking as if it will be an action-packed decade with a wide range of events and programmes to enjoy.
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