Chris’s Sport on Freeview Guide – Issue 11

Chris’s Sport on Freeview Guide – Issue 11

Ok, campers – I’m back! First of all, the brilliant news that Motors TV has launched on Freeview during my holidays, on Channel 71.

Highlights for this opening weekend are:

Saturday 11 October

17:40       ADAC GT Masters, Rd 8, Hockenheim – Highlights

19:15       FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Rd 10, Imola – Delayed-as-Live (Race 1)

20:00       NASCAR Nationwide Series, Rd 30, Charlotte – Delayed-as-Live

22:30       V8 Supercars, Rd 11, Bathurst 1000 Shootout – Delayed-as-Live

23:30       LIVE V8 Supercars, Rd 11, Bathurst 1000

Sunday 12 October

06:00       LIVE V8 Supercars, Rd 11, Bathurst 1000

07:30       FIA World Endurance Championship, Rd 5, Fuji – Delayed-as-Live

13:20       LIVE CIK-FIA World Karting Championships, Sarno, KZ/KZ2 Super Cup/Academy Trophy

15:20       FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Rd 10, Imola – Delayed-as-Live (Race 2)

16:10       FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Rd 10, Imola – Delayed-as-Live (Race 3)

17:50       V8 Supercars, Rd 11, Bathurst 1000 – Highlights

21:00       FIA World Endurance Championship, Rd 5, Fuji – Highlights

If you have a Freeview HD television set or Freeview HD set top box, then you should be able to receive Motors TV on Channel 71. It’s the first sports channel on Freeview since the days of Sky Sports News!  Full Motors TV press release here – and full listings to follow in the next issue of the blog, I promise!

Motors TV International

MOTORS TV SET FOR MAJOR FREE-TO-AIR TERRESTRIAL EXPANSION! • Channel 71 the new home of terrestrial motorsport coverage • Freeview HD and YouView homes will be connected From October 9th Motors TV will be available to all regular free-to-air households across the UK in a move that’s set to dramatically increase the number of people able to receive the High Speed Television Channel. Following a successful seven-month trial on Arqiva’s Connect TV service, Arqiva has now enabled the dedicated motorsport network to be rolled out to the 9.2million households that receive television broadcasts via standard free-to-air TV platforms. New viewers are encouraged to re-tune their Freeview box or TV and switch to Channel 71, while YouView devices will automatically update. Compatible devices will also be able to pause and record programming, just like other standard free-to-air channels. Motors TV’s free-to-air service, which begins broadcasting around 11:00 this Thursday, will initially mirror that of its current full-time Sky, Virgin Media and connected-free-to-air programming. However, at a later date this will switch to 20:00 – 05:00 on weekdays while remaining on air 24/7 during weekends (Friday 20:00 – Monday 05:00). Sky, Virgin Media and connected-free-to-air output will remain unaffected. While some new customers might find that slightly frustrating, it does allow Motors TV to further expand its reach and offer far more motorsport fans the opportunity to tune in, as Head of Programming and Acquisitions, Frederic Viger, explains: “The Arqiva Connect TV trial proved there are far more motorsport viewers out there than were originally watching on our other platforms,” he said. “From the start we saw it as a stepping stone and the fantastic response has given us the confidence to continue expanding. Plus, many more potential viewers have also been very vocal on social media about wanting to receive the channel via Freeview HD and YouView. Well, this is the result! “For the first time ever terrestrial TV viewers can watch the widest range of live motorsport coverage in the UK, as well as world championships, international and national series, and the sort of grassroots categories that are already enjoyed by thousands of fans across the country. “I should also add that we couldn’t have picked a better weekend to expand our potential audience as we’ll be showing V8 Supercars’ showpiece event – the Bathurst 1000 – live in its entirety. I know that will go down very well indeed!” For the latest Motors TV schedules visit www.motorstv.co.uk, catch coverage bulletins by liking the www.facebook.com/MotorsTVInternational page, and engage in mindless motorsport drivel by following @MotorsTV on Twitter. Motors TV is available to Freeview HD homes with compatible Freeview HD equipment. The channel is broadcast in standard definition. The Freeview service is subject to coverage. An aerial upgrade may be required.

Don’t forget you can tweet me @chriscbenson

And you can ‘like me’ at my Sport on Freeview UK Blog page on Facebook.

Saturday October 11th 2014:

05:35 – 07:15 BBC2 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 1
05:40 – 06:05 Channel 4 General NFL: Rush Zone
06:00 – 09:40 601 General Gymnastics World Championships
06:30 – 07:25 Channel 4 General Trans World Sport
07:15 – 08:55 BBC2 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 2
07:25 – 07:55 Channel 4 General The Grid
07:55 – 09:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line
08:50 – 09:20 ITV4 Football Champions League Weekly
08:55 – 10:15 BBC2 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix – Practice 3 LIVE
11:15 – 13:30 BBC1 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix – Qualifying LIVE
13:30 – 16:05 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE – From Newmarket and York.
13:40 – 14:20 BBC1 Football Football Focus
14:20 – 15:50 BBC1 General Gymnastics World Championships
19:25 – 22:00 ITV4 Football Poland v Germany Euro 2016 LIVE
23:30 – 01:00 ITV4 Football Poland v Germany Euro 2016 Highlights

 

Sunday October 12th 2014:

06:00 – 07:00 Channel 4 General The American Football Show
06:00 – 09:40 601 General Gymnastics World Championships
07:00 – 07:55 Channel 4 General Cardiff Half Marathon
07:55 – 08:30 Channel 4 General World Superbikes Highlights
10:15 – 18:30 ITV4 General British Touring Car Championship LIVE
11:00 – 14:15 BBC1 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix LIVE
15:55 – 17:30 BBC2 General Gymnastics World Championships
16:30 – 19:15 ITV Football Estonia v England LIVE Euro 2016 (Highlights at 10:35pm)
17:30 – 18:30 BBC2 Rugby League Grand Final Highlights
18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Red Bull X Fighters
19:00 – 20:00 BBC3 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix Highlights
20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Rugby Union Premiership Highlights (Repeated on ITV 11:35pm)
21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wresting
23:00 – 23:30 Challenge Wrestling Wrestle Talk TV

 

Monday October 13th 2014:

19:00 – 19:30 BBC3 Football The Women’s Football Show
20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General Moto GP Highlights from Japan.
23:45 – 00:45 Channel 4 General The American Football Show

 

Tuesday October 14th 2014:

19:25 – 22:00 ITV4 Football Denmark v Portugal Euro 2016 LIVE
19:30 – 20:30 Motors TV General FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS RALLYE DE FRANCE-ALSACE
20:30 – 21:00 Motors TV General Auto Mundial
23:30 – 01:00 ITV4 Football Euro 2016 Highlights

 

Wednesday-Friday’s listings to be posted over the weekend, come back for more! Chris

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