Chris’s Sport on Freeview Guide – Issue 1
Hello – welcome to my brand new Sport on Freeview guide, which begins with listings on Saturday August 2nd. Good news for football fans that day – QUEST will be showing four pre-season games over the weekend with the Schalke Football tournament including English teams West Ham and Newcastle United.
We contacted QUEST to see if the football was just a one-off, but the good news is more sport is to come!
QUEST will be showing highlights of the Monster Energy Speedway. The TX details are below:
Monster Energy Speedway (UK)
August 9th Premiere TX Saturday 1800
Monster Energy Speedway (Sweden)
August 12th Premiere TX Tuesday 2000
Monster Energy Speedway (Poland)
August 13th Premiere TX Wednesday 2000
Monster Energy Speedway (Poland)
August 14th Premiere TX Thursday 2000
Quest said “Our first live sporting event was World Speedway which we premiered in June. We received extremely positive feedback from Speedway fans who were pleased they could watch the championship on Quest so now we’ve got a Speedway Highlights package which is broadcast on Quest every Saturday after the live championship.
TX details are as follows:
Latvian SGP Highlights Saturday August 23rd, 6pm
Polish SGP Highlights September 6th, 6pm
Nordic SGP September 20th, 6pm
Swedish SGP October 4th, 6pm
Polish SGP October 18th, 6pm
Schalke Cup will take place on Quest on the weekend of the 2nd / 3rd August and the timing of the matches is as follows:
Saturday 2nd August
Malaga v Newcastle (14.30 GMT / 15.30 CET start)
Schalke v West Ham (16.45 GMT / 17.45 CET start)
Sunday 3rd August
Malaga v West Ham (14.30 GMT / 15.30 CET start)
Schalke v Newcastle (16.45 GMT / 17.45 CET start)
QUEST have promised to inform us of other plans for sport too – you’ll hear them hear first!” You’ll find QUEST on Freeview Channel 37 – remember, if you like the sport on there… contact them and let them know… maybe they’ll screen more!
Other Freeview news, truTV begins on Monday – look out for Conan O’ Brien’s chat show starting Monday evening at 11pm, will be good to finally see it over here in the UK. You’ll find truTV on channel 68.
Saturday August 2nd 2014:
|06:40 – 07:05||Channel 4||Motorsport||The Grid.|
|07:05 – 08:00||Channel 4||General||Trans World Sport.|
|08:00 – 09:00||Channel 4||Horse Racing||The Morning Line – Racing preview.|
|09:00 – 14:00||BBC3||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Featuring Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball and Diving.|
|09:30 – 12:00||BBC1||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Featuring Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball and Diving.|
|10:00 – 12:00||302||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Hockey: Men’s classification matches.|
|12:00 – 14:00||302||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Badminton: Singles, doubles and mixed doubles semi-finals.|
|12:10 – 17:20||BBC1||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Featuring Hockey, Netball and Boxing.|
|13:30 – 16:10||Channel 4||Horse Racing||Glorious Goodwood LIVE – Fifth day of the event, and also races from Newmarket.|
|14:00 – 19:00||BBC3||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Featuring Hockey, Table Tennis and Diving.|
|14:00 – 18:00||302||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Para Sport Powerlifting: Men’s and Women’s lightweight categories from the Clyde Auditorium.|
|14:15 – 16:45||QUEST||Football||Schalke Tournament LIVE – Malaga v Newcastle|
|16:45 – 19:15||QUEST||Football||Schalke Tournament LIVE – Schalke v West Ham|
|17:40 – 22:00||BBC1||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Featuring Athletics and Diving.|
|18:00 – 19:00||302||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Hockey: Coverage of the women’s final.|
|19:00 – 22:00||BBC3||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Featuring Diving and Boxing (and Women’s hockey final at 20:15).|
|19:00 – 22:30||301||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Hockey: Coverage of the women’s bronze and gold medal matches.|
|19:00 – 21:00||302||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Boxing: Five finals tonight!|
Commonwealth Games Highlights feature on Red Button channels 301 and 302 during the night.
Sunday August 3rd 2014:
|07:45 – 11:45||BBC1||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Including coverage of the women’s cycling road race.|
|10:00 – 19:00||BBC3||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE (10:00 – Netball, Hockey and Badminton/ 14:30 Squash and Badminton).|
|10:00 – 19:00||302||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Red Button coverage of final day from Glasgow including Cycling.|
|11:00 – 18:00||ITV4||Motorsport||British Touring Car Championship LIVE – Round 6, featuring races 16, 17 and 18 of the season.|
|11:45 – 17:35||BBC1||General||Commonwealth Games LIVE – Featuring Cycling, Hockey and Netball.|
|14:15 – 16:45||QUEST||Football||Schalke Tournament LIVE – Malaga v West Ham|
|16:45 – 19:15||QUEST||Football||Schalke Tournament LIVE – Schalke v Newcastle|
|18:00 – 19:00||ITV4||Motorsport||Goodwood Festival of Speed.|
|19:00 – 20:00||ITV4||Motorsport||Goodwood: Cars of the Future|
|20:00 – 21:00||BBC1||General||Commonwealth Games Review.|
|20:00 – 21:00||ITV4||Rugby Union||Rugby Sevens Highlights – Group stages of the Premiership Sevens. (Repeated 11:15pm ITV).|
|21:00 – 23:00||BBC1||General||Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony LIVE|
Note: Channel 301 will resume 24-hour coverage tomorrow, with 302 ceasing broadcasting.
Monday August 4th 2014:
|23:20 – 00:05||BBC1||Rugby League||The Super League Show – Including highlights of Hull FC v St Helens.|
|23:40 – 00:35||ITV||Football||Life of Ryan – Caretaker Manager. Following Ryan Giggs’s four matches in charge of Manchester United at the end of last season.|
Tuesday August 5th 2014:
|13:40 – 14:25||BBC2||Rugby League||The Super League Show – Including highlights of Hull FC v St Helens.|
|20:00 – 21:00||ITV4||Cycling||The Cycle Show|
|21:00 – 22:00||ITV4||Motorsport||World Rally Championship Highlights – Round 8 from Finland.|
Wednesday August 6th 2014:
|01:00 – 01:55||Channel 4||American Football||American Football Hard Knocks – Documentary following a National League team.|
|01:55 – 02:25||Channel 4||Boxing||KOTV Boxing Weekly.|
|19:30 – 21:00||ITV4||Motorsport||British Superbikes – Action from Round 6 at Thruxton.|
|20:00 – 21:00||BBC4||General||Documentary: Boycotts and Broken Dreams. The Story of the 1986 Commonwealth Games.|
|22:00 – 02:00||Challenge||Wrestling||TNA: X Division Xtravaganza (Feature length event).|
Thursday August 7th 2014:
|19:00 – 20:00||Channel 5||Cricket||Test Cricket Highlights – England v India (Fourth Test, Day 1 from Old Trafford).|
Friday August 8th 2014:
|19:00 – 20:00||Channel 5||Cricket||Test Cricket Highlights – England v India (Fourth Test, Day 2 from Old Trafford).|
Bonus Feature – Snooker on Freeview
Brilliant ratings for this year’s conclusion to the World Snooker Final (over 3.5 million glued to the finale, peaking at over 5 million!). Great ratings for the sport. So, if you’re hungry for more – you’ve come to the right place. What can we expect to see on our screens in the next season?
48 free-to-air days of snooker confirmed!
These events will once again be shown by the BBC:
UK Championship (Nov 29 – Dec 7) (9 days of coverage)
Masters (Jan 11-18) (8 days of coverage)
World Championship (April 18 – May 4) (17 days of coverage)
BBC Wales have not yet confirmed if the Welsh Open will be shown in 2015.
ITV4 will show (for the next five years) the Champion of Champions (Nov 3 – Nov 9) (7 days), and between 16-22 March there’s a new event on ITV4, the ‘Snooker Grand Prix’ which will feature 32 players.
Eurosport’s Snooker coverage is extensive – almost every major tournament is shown on there. You don’t have to be a Sky or Virgin subscriber – you can watch via http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk and if you sign up for a minimum period of 12 months it will cost just £3.99 a month. The advantage of doing this is that Eurosport’s TV channels don’t always show the snooker live – if there’s Cycling or Motorsport on, this may be on instead with recorded coverage later on. With the online player, you can see everything live.
For £29.99, you get 12 months access to live streaming on the official World Snooker website. Most qualifying rounds of major tournaments are on here, so if you’re after seeing players outside the top 16 it’s a great opportunity.
Sky Sports shows live coverage of the ‘Snooker Shoot Out’ and the ‘World Seniors Championship’