Sport on Freeview Week Commencing September 5th 2015

Sport on Freeview Week Commencing September 5th 2015:

Hi, Chris here with this week’s Sport on Freeview update.  A big shout first of all to Freebird Events, I’m MC for their Sundowner Middle Distance Triathlon near York today – if you’re taking part, good luck!  Look out for me at the event.

http://www.freebirdevents.co.uk/sundowner-middle-distance-tri-2015/event-home/

Couple of quick news items that may be of interest:

Campion AFC:

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/13642177.Amateur_football_team_from_Bradford_praised_for_setting_up_own_TV_channel/

Good article from my local paper – the football team praised for it’s media coverage – take a look at the club’s website, keep up the good work!

BT Showcase:

http://www.a516digital.com/2015/09/bt-showcasing-roma-v-barcelona-for-free.html

Roma v Barcelona confirmed as 2nd free Champions League game this season on Freeview.  It’s the first Matchday week (group stage) – not the greatest of matches, but I’m not surprised, it keeps the British matches on a ‘pay’ basis only.

Bowls:

http://www.co-operative.coop/corporate/press/press-releases/Funeralcare/co-operative-funeralcare-bowls-the-waterloo-handicap-back-onto-tv/

Yes, Bowls is coming to ITV4! Great to see more live sport coming to Freeview – we see some bowls tournaments on the BBC, but if ratings are good – maybe we’ll see more on ITV4.

Now TV

Friday lunchtime I popped to the nearby Tesco Express and picked up two tubs of Pringles. At £1.24 each, a bargain. Why two I hear you ask? Well, if you buy two tubs, there are codes inside to get a free Sky Sports Day Pass for Now TV (worth £6.99). So, until September 8th at Tesco’s, in theory you can get a Sky Sports Day Pass for £2.48 – after that the Pringles may go up in price…

A link to the offer is here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/nowtv-skysports-day-pass-free-with-2-pack-pringles-using-code-2275411

Pro 12 Rugby

Pro 12 Rugby season started last night – although if you have Freeview Channel 601 you wouldn’t have known, they were showing Wheelchair Basketball instead.  Fair enough, but two games were shown on different BBC networks, both could have been shown after the Basketball, delayed – they could have even been shown today!  But nothing.

http://www.wheresthematch.com/rabodirect-pro12-on-tv/

This link is good – tells you which channels are showing the games – if they are S4C you watch them live through BBC Iplayer, the BBC games will be available via the BBC website and BBC Sport App if they’re not on Freeview Channel 601.  Checking the current listings for Friday September 11th – again two games on BBC networks but NO red button coverage again, not even delayed.

Is Rugby Union being neglected by the BBC?  Today (Saturday) BBC Wales is showing a warm up before the Rugby World Cup – Wales v Italy, but no coverage on Freeview.  Instead they are showing a loop of a 55 minute Sam Smith Radio 2 concert all afternoon.  Why show a repeat when they can show something live?!!  Surely that’s common sense!?!

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* Watch Euro 2016 on Clic

* Cymru v Israel – Sunday 06 September at 22:35

* Cymru v Israel – Monday 07 September at 18:30

Saturday September 5th:

12:50 – 14:30

Rowing World Championships LIVE

BBC ONE

13:30 – 16:10

Horse Racing LIVE – From Haydock, Kempton and Ascot

Channel 4

14:30 – 15:30

Athletics – Diamond League Highlights Zurich

BBC ONE

16:30 – 19:15

Euro 2016 Qualifier LIVE

San Marino v England

ITV

17:00 – 18:10

Formula One – Italian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights

BBC ONE

18:00 – 19:00

Rugby Union Highlights England v Ireland

BBC TWO

19:00 – 20:00

Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Highlights

ITV4

21:00 – 22:00

Football League Tonight – League One and Two action

Channel 5

Chris: Great that Channel 5 are still showing Football League highlights on non-Championship match days (something the BBC didn’t do when they televised highlights).

21:30 – 22:35

Sgorio – Cyprus v Wales highlights (in Welsh)

S4C (available via BBCIplayer)

22:45 – 00:15

Euro 2016 Qualifier Highlights

ITV

Sunday September 6th:

10:45 – 17:45

British Touring Car Championship LIVE from Rockingham

ITV4

13:00 – 16:00

Cycling – Tour of Britain LIVE

From Beaumaris to Wrexham

ITV

17:05 – 18:35

Formula One – Italian Grand Prix Highlights

BBC ONE

18:25 – 19:30

Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Highlights

ITV4

19:30 – 22:00

Euro 2016 Qualifier LIVE

Italy v Bulgaria

ITV4

21:00 – 23:00

TNA Wrestling Impact

Challenge

22:35 – 23:45

Sgorio – Isreal v Wales highlights (in Welsh)

S4C (available via BBCIplayer)

Monday September 7th:

13:00 – 16:00

Cycling – Tour of Britain LIVE

From Clitheroe to Colne

ITV4

19:00 – 20:00

Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Highlights

ITV4

19:00 – 20:00

Rallycross Highlights

Quest

23:15 – 23:45

The Women’s Football Show

BBC TWO

Tuesday September 8th:

13:00 – 13:45

Rugby League – The Super League Show

BBC TWO

13:00 – 16:00

Cycling – Tour of Britain LIVE

From Cockermouth to Kelso

ITV4

19:15 – 22:00

Euro 2016 Qualifier LIVE

England v Switzerland

ITV

22:00 – 23:00

Football Dream Debuts

ITV4

22:45 – 00:00

Euro 2016 Qualifier Highlights

ITV

Wednesday September 9th:

13:00 – 16:00

Cycling – Tour of Britain LIVE

From Edinburgh to Blyth

ITV4

19:00 – 20:00

Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Highlights

ITV4

22:00 – 01:30

TNA Pay Per View – Gutcheck

Challenge

Thursday September 10th:

13:00 – 16:00

Cycling – Tour of Britain LIVE

From Prudhoe to Hartside Fell

ITV4

13:35 – 16:00

Horse Racing LIVE – St Leger Festival

Channel 4

19:00 – 20:00

Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Highlights

ITV4

Friday September 11th:

13:00 – 16:00

Cycling – Tour of Britain LIVE

From Stoke On Trent to Nottingham

ITV4

13:35 – 16:00

Horse Racing LIVE – St Leger Festival

Channel 4

19:00 – 20:00

Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Highlights

ITV4

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