BT Showcase – The Story So Far (Updated 03.11.15)

Hello all,

Thought I’d review BT Showcase… and tell you what’s been on the channel so far.  Maybe you haven’t discovered the channel yet – if you haven’t it’s on Freeview Channel 59.

August 26th 2015:

7pm – 10:15pm

Gary Lineker hosts BT Showcase’s first broadcast – Club Brugge v Man Utd in the UEFA Champions League Play Off Round.  United win 4-0.  It also means BT don’t have to show United again in the UCL.

August 31st 2015:

7pm – 12 midnight

A full evening of entertainment on BT Showcase, on a Monday evening…

7:00pm

UEFA Super Cup Highlights – Barcelona v Sevilla, a 5-4 win for Barca, great game.

7:30pm

UEFA Champions League Highlights – Manchester United v Club Brugge.  1st Leg of Play Off, United won 3-1.

8:00pm

UEFA Champions League Highlights – Manchester United v Club Brugge.  2nd Leg of Play Off, United won 4-0.

8:30pm

Jose Mourinho – Portrait of a Champion

9:00pm
Fear the Walking Dead – Episode 1.  Shown to promote new channel AMC launching on BT TV.

10:30pm
BT Sport Films – The Crazy Gang – Wimbledon FC in the 1980s

September 16th 2015:

7:00pm

Football Tonight – Preview of show on BT Sport

7:15pm – 10pm

Matchday 1 in the UCL group stages, and BT’s 2nd Champions League fixture (remember they have to show 12), is Roma v Barcelona.  A 1-1 draw.

September 17th 2015:

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Matchday 1 in the Europa League group stages, and BT’s 1st Europa League game (remember they have to show 14), is Anderlecht v Monaco.  A 1-1 draw.  Tottenham, Liverpool and Celtic have to be shown yet.

September 30th 2015:

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Matchday 2 in the UCL group stages, and BT’s 3rd Champions League fixture is Borussia Munchengladbach v Man City.  City win 2-1.

October 1st 2015:

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Matchday 2 in the Europa League group stages, still no British teams featured.  Lazio v St Ettienne is the game – Lazio win 3-2.

October 16th 2015:

7:00pm – 10:00pm

1st live Aviva Premiership Rugby Union game to be shown this season.  Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints – Worcester win 13-12!

October 21st 2015:

7:00pm – 7:15pm

UEFA Champions League Catch Up

7:15pm – 10:00pm

Matchday 3 in the UCL group stages, and BT’s 4th Champions League fixture is Paris St. Germain v Real Madrid.  0-0 draw.

October 22nd 2015:

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Matchday 3 in the Europa League group stages, still no British teams featured. FC Schalke v Sparta Prague is the game, 2-2 draw.

October 4th 2015:

7:00pm – 10:00pm
UEFA Champions League
Matchday 4.  Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev will be broadcast in the UEFA Champions League. This will mean that Arsenal are the only British team still to be featured before the end of the group stages.

October 5th 2015:

6:00pm – 8:00pm

UEFA Europa League
The following night in the UEFA Europa League – Rubin Kazan v Liverpool will also be broadcast- meaning Tottenham and Celtic will be shown over the next two group matchdays.

November 7th 2015:

3:00pm – 5:15pm

2nd live Aviva Premiership Rugby Union game to be shown this season.  Northampton Saints v Saracens

November 29th 2015:

3:00pm (TBC)

3rd live Aviva Premiership Rugby Union game to be shown this season.  Leicester v Bath.

So, as I write – that means 7 more Champions League games, 10 more Europa League games… and hopeful of 9 Aviva Premiership games over the season.  Spread the word – tell your friends, BT Showcase – Freeview Channel 59.  Freeview’s hidden sports channel.

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