Great news! Now… on Freeview there’s a FREE sports channel!
Freeview Channel 95 will be home to FreeSports – and judging off the first few days of listings, it has something for everyone.
And if you want to see FULL listings for September, check out the home page of my blog and visit the Sport on Freeview September article – all the listings are there. Click right here to find full listings – https://wordpress.com/post/sportonfreeviewuk.wordpress.com/4189
To check if you can receive FreeSports, first of all, see if you can view BBC One HD on Channel 101. If you can’t, then you will need a Freeview HD box or TV to view the channel. Amazon and all good retailers sell Freeview HD boxes (Amazon has a Bush Freeview HD Box for approx £24.99), but before buying, check availability of channels in your area by visiting https://www.freeview.co.uk/channels-at-your-address
For most of you, a Freeview HD box or TV will do the trick. The channel will be broadcasting in SD, but is using HD capacity.
Already confirmed on the FreeSports Facebook page we can expect
2 games from the Portuguese Primera Liga each week.
3 games from the Belgian Pro League each week.
1 game from the La Liga 2 (Spanish Second Division) each week.
2 games from the Argentine League each week.
The Irish Airtricity League is also expected to feature from next season (February).
3 NHL games will be shown LIVE each round – great news!
Here is the provisional schedule for the first few days of broadcasting. Note – programmes are subject to change. Great line up, including LIVE Australian Rugby League and Toronto Wolfpack Rugby League in action!
31 August schedule:
06:00 Xiamen Marathon 2017
07:30 Swedish Speedway
09:30 The Magic of the FA Cup
10:45 Live NRL Cowboys v Brocos
12:45 The FA Classic collection
13:15 Skegness (Brisca F1 Stock Car racing)
14:15 World of Free Sports
14:45 The Magic of the FA Cup
16:00 AC Milan Report
16:30 The Story of the FA Cup
17:30 The Story of the FA Cup
18:30 Xiamen Marathon 2017
19:30 On the Limit Sports
20:00 NRL Cowboys v Brocos
22:00 BVB World
23:00 FIFA Football (Highlights)
23:30 Barca TV
1 September schedule:
2:30 NASCAR America (NBCSN)
3:30 Athletics: The UK Challenge (as 31/8 7:00)
4:00 BV World
5:00 FIFA Football
5:30 AC Milan Weekly
6:00 NASCAR America
7:00 On The Limit Sports
7:30 NRL Cowboys v Broncos
9:25 The Magic of the FA Cup
10:40 Live NRL Eels v Rabbitohs (Premier Sports simulcast)
13:45 AC Milan Weekly
13:15 Pro Bull Riding – Nashville
14:15 The Magic of the FA Cup
15:30 Cycling Junior Tour of Ireland
16:30 On The Limit Sports
17:00 Cork City Sports
18:00 The Footy Show (NRL – Nine Network)
20:00 The Story of the FA Cup
21:00 The Story of the FA Cup
22:00 NRL Eels v Rabbitohs
0:00 World of Free Sports
0:30 The FA Classic Collection
1:00 NRL Cowboys v Broncos
3:00 The Footy Show
5:00 Xiamen Marathon 2017
6:00 Swedish Speedway
8:00 The Footy Show
10:00 FIFA Football
10:30 Live NRL Storm v Raiders (Premier Sports simulcast)
12:30 On The Limit Sports
13:00 Live FEI Nations Cup (showjumping in Dublin)
17:00 On The Limit Sports
17:30 NRL Sea Eagles v Panthers (shown live earlier on Premier Sports)
19:30 NRL Roosters v Titans (shown live earlier on Premier Sports)
21:25 Live Rugby League Toronto v Whitehaven (Premier Sports simulcast)
23:30 One FC (MMA)
19:00 NASCAR Live World Truck Series
You can find out more at http://www.freesports.tv – spread the word! If you visit a pub regularly, tell them. Spread the word in your workplace! Let’s make sure the channel is a big success. Chris Full Press Release: FreeSports, a new multi-sports television channel operated by the team behind Premier Sports is launching this Thursday, 31st of September in the UK.
FreeSports will initially reach over 18 million of the 26 million UK homes and become the only free-to-air sports channel available on Freeview, TalkTalk and BT on channel 95. It will also broadcast free on Sky 424 and FreeSat 252.
The channel is in partnership with global sports management agencies IMG, Infront, Lagardère, MP Silva, and Pitch with Sky Media managing advertising.
FreeSports will deliver over 1000 live events every year and give over 10 million UK homes access to a 24/7 sports channel for the first time.
Free live sport will be served up on a daily basis with live UK events featuring alongside live global sports.
FreeSports will have up to 10 live football games per week with exclusive coverage of the Portuguese Primeira League, Belgian Pro League, Superliga Argentina, Spanish La Liga 2 and Airtricity League. Full match coverage will be included as part of Barca TV, Bayern TV, AC Milan TV and Borussia Dortmund TV. Coverage on opening weekend also includes England U21 opening Euro qualifier against the Netherlands.
Rugby League fans will be able to view select live NRL games, World Cup games in the autumn and UK Championship games. NRL highlights, the NRL Footy Show and Rugby League Back Chat will also be available free.
Motorsports enthusiasts will be able to watch a huge array of free content including live Australian V8 Supercars including the Bathurst 1000 in October, Swedish Speedway, NASCAR lower series, Monster Jam and Arena Cross.
The NHL is back on free-to-air UK television for the first time since 2005 with 3 live games a week and Ice Hockey fans will also get to see the IIHF World Championships, 5 Team GB games from Div 1A, The Champions Hockey League and the Swedish Hockey League.
The channel will also feature the massive Asian MMA organisation One FC every month and is planning a monthly live boxing show in the UK. An announcement about live weekly coverage of a UK wrestling promotion is also imminent.
Throughout the year over 25 ATP 250 tennis events will be showcased live along with French horse racing and coverage of show jumping from the FEI including the Nations Cup.
FreeSports also aims to showcase some of the best local and national UK sports disciplines at all levels and the channel hopes to make announcements soon that will include football, rugby union, basketball, swimming, darts, badminton, pool, squash, ice hockey, volleyball and bowls.
Richard Sweeney, General Manager of FreeSports commented, “We are super excited to be launching this new free-to-air sports channel which marks a first for our business and a first in the UK TV market”. “We believe our new service will be welcomed and enjoyed by UK consumers, many of whom don’t have access to a dedicated live sports channel”. This is also a game changer and massive opportunity for UK sports organisations to showcase and grow their leagues by having live coverage reach over 85% of homes via FreeSports, a reach that no other sports channel can come close to.