Chris’s Sport on Freeview Guide – Issue 3

Chris’s Sport on Freeview Guide – Issue 3

Hello – welcome back.  Got to start with the sad news from this week – the tragic death of Robin Williams.  So many of his films though that I’ve not seen (Not seen ‘Awakenings’, ‘Patch Adams’, ‘Bicentennial Man’ – I could go on) so I’m going to watch some of them, it’s the least I can do.  Robin, you will be missed.

BT Sport were featured last week, this week we have a mini “Q and A” with Sky Sports.

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Chris – Although not on Freeview, Sky Sports will be available for free to all customers on Saturday (August 16th) – tell us what to expect?

Sky Sports – Key events that Sky homes will be able to enjoy on Saturday include Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace (Sky Sports 1, 17.30), England vs. India 5th Test Day 2 (Sky Sports 2, 10.30), Live PGA Golf (Sky Sports 4, 18.00), PSV Eindhoven v NAC Breda  (Sky Sports 5, 17.30) and Gillette Soccer Saturday (Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports News HQ,, 12.00) – plus all the breaking news and analysis of the day’s big stories from the brand new Sky Sports News HQ.

Chris – For those people with Freeview out there reading this, why should they upgrade to Sky Sports?

Sky Sports – Over 50,000 hours of great sport each year.  This Autumn alone we’ll be showing live Premier League, Champions League, Euro Qualifiers, la Liga, Copa Italia and Eredivisie on Sky Sports 5, Test Cricket, Rugby Union’s Autumn Internationals, tennis’ US Open, NFL including the three International Series matches from Wembley.  All supported by round the clock news service from Sky Sports News HQ, and an award winning digital media service.

Chris – Any plans for any more sport on Pick over the coming season (in 2014/15 we had an afternoon of Rugby League, Sky Sports was free on the first day of last season and we had the Ashes Cricket)?

Sky Sports – We have no plans for this at the moment but those looking for a flexible way of watching Sky Sports can do so through our internet streaming service, NOW TV.  NOW TV offers: Sky Sports Week Pass for just £10.99 with access for all 7 live Sky Sports channels for 7 days (available from 14 August 2014) and the Sky Sports Day Pass, priced at £6.99, gives fans access to the best live action access to all Sky Sports channels for 24 hours

I thank Sky Sports for their interview, to join Sky visit www.sky.com and in next week’s issue, you can read a special post called ’24 Hours in Sky Sports Heaven’, where I’ll be tuning into Sky Sports for one day only and assessing their coverage.

Saturday August 16th 2014:

06:35 – 07:30 Channel 4 General Trans World Sport.
07:30 – 07:55 Channel 4 Motorsport The Grid
07:45 – 10:45 BBC2 Athletics European Championships LIVE
07:55 – 08:55 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line.
13:25 – 16:10 Channel 4 Horse Racing Racing LIVE – From Newmarket, Newbury and Ripon.
14:00 – 16:30 BBC1 Athletics European Championships LIVE
14:30 – 18:00 301 Football Final Score – LIVE Score Updates.
16:30 – 17:20 BBC1 Athletics Final Score – LIVE Score Updates.
16:30 – 17:15 BBC2 Athletics European Championships LIVE
16:30 – 18:00 ITV4 Motorsport British Superbikes.
17:15 – 19:00 BBC2 General Equestrianism – Live Coverage of the Global Champions Tour
19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 Cricket Test Cricket – Fifth Test Highlights.
20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Motorsport Silverstone Classic Highlights.
22:30 – 23:55 BBC1 Football Match of the Day – The Premier League season gets underway.
23:55 – 01:15 BBC1 Football The Football League Show (Repeated on 301 Red Button during the night and 10:30am BBC2 on Sunday morning).

 

Sunday August 17th 2014:

06:35 – 07:05 Channel 4 Motorsport Motor Racing – Caterham Series at Brands Hatch.
07:05 – 08:00 Channel 4 Athletics Triathlon – From Pembrokeshire.
07:45 – 10:30 BBC2 Athletics European Championships LIVE
12:15 – 13:00 BBC1 Football MOTD2 Extra
13:50 – 16:50 BBC2 Athletics European Championships LIVE
18:00 – 19:00 301 Athletics Youth Olympics Highlights
19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 Cricket Test Cricket Highlights – Day 3 of the Fifth Test
21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wresting
22:25 – 23:25 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 – including Liverpool v Southampton.
23:00 – 23:30 Challenge Wrestling Wrestle Talk TV

 

Monday August 18th 2014:

09:00 – 10:00 301 Athletics Youth Olympics Highlights
16:00 – 17:00 301 Athletics Youth Olympics Highlights
17:00 – 18:45 301 Swimming European Swimming Championships LIVE
19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 Cricket Test Cricket Highlights – Day 4 of the Fifth Test
20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Motorsport MOTO GP – Highlights of the Czech Grand Prix.
21:00 – 22:00 ITV4 Motorsport The Motorbike Show.  New Series.
23:35 – 00:20 BBC2 Rugby League The Super League Show

 

Tuesday August 19th 2014:

09:00 – 10:00 301 Athletics Youth Olympics Highlights
12:30 – 13:15 BBC2 Rugby League The Super League Show
15:35 – 18:50 More 4 Athletics IPC European Championships LIVE
16:00 – 17:00 301 Athletics Youth Olympics Highlights
17:00 – 19:00 301 Swimming European Swimming Championships LIVE
19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 Cricket Test Cricket Highlights – Day 5 of the Fifth Test
19:30 – 22:00 ITV Football Champions League LIVE – Besiktas v Arsenal
22:40 – 23:40 ITV Football Champions League Extra Time

 

Wednesday August 20th 2014:

01:50 – 02:15 Channel 4 Boxing KOTV Boxing Weekly
13:30 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE – From the Ebor Festival at York.
15:35 – 18:50 More 4 Athletics IPC European Championships Day 2 LIVE
17:00 – 19:00 301 Swimming European Swimming Championships LIVE
20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Cycling The Cycle Show
22:00 – 02:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Presents… Lockdown 2006

 

Thursday August 21st 2014:

Note – at present, there is no football scheduled for ITV4.  This could change to allow Live Europa League coverage.

13:30 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE – From the Ebor Festival at York.
15:35 – 18:50 More 4 Athletics IPC European Championships Day 3 LIVE
17:00 – 19:00 301 Swimming European Swimming Championships LIVE
19:00 – 21:00 BBC3 Football Women’s World Cup Football – Wales v England.  Group Six Qualifier.
19:00 – 21:00 301 Athletics Diamond League LIVE from Stockholm

 

Friday August 22nd 2014:

08:55 – 10:35 BBC2 Formula 1 Formula 1 – Belgian Grand Prix Practice 1 LIVE
12:55 – 14:35 BBC2 Formula 1 Formula 1 – Belgian Grand Prix Practice 2 LIVE
13:30 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE – From the Ebor Festival at York.
15:35 – 18:50 More 4 Athletics IPC European Championships Day 4 LIVE
17:00 – 19:00 301 Swimming European Swimming Championships LIVE
22:35 – 23:35 BBC1 Football Match of the Day at 50 – Documentary.

 

My TV pick of the week – New Tricks Series 11 starts Monday, 9pm on BBC1!

Chris

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