Screensport was a pan-European sports television channel. The channel began broadcasting on March 29, 1984. Media Communications controlled the studios and transmission facilities in Knutsford, Cheshire, while its administration office was based in London.
In January 1993, Eurosport and Screensport proposed a merger to provide a single channel, as both channels were operating at a loss. The hope was that a merged channel would become financially profitable. The merger finally took place on 1 March 1993; that same day, Screensport was shut down for good.