Sport on Freeview Issue 5 19.08.17

Issue 5
This Week’s Contents:
Listings for Week Ahead
Hello, welcome to this week’s blog. Plenty of sport to watch out for this week – will add updates during the week if any more sport appears.  Chris

Saturday August 19th 2017:
06:15 – 06:45
Channel Four
Mini Challenge action from Brands Hatch.

06:45 – 07:40
Channel Four
Triathlon. The Long Course Weekend.

10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing Live: The Opening Show.

12:00 – 13:00
BBC One
Football Focus – Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the second round of fixtures in the Premier League. Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all in action on Saturday, while Sunday’s games include a clash between last season’s top two Tottenham and Chelsea and a meeting between newly promoted Huddersfield and Newcastle.

12:20 – 14:30
BBC Sport App/Website
FA Cup – South Shields v Bridlington Town LIVE

13:30 – 16:00
ITV4
ITV Racing: Live from Newmarket and Ripon.

14:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button
Final Score – Presenter Jason Mohammad introduces all the latest scores and results.

14:45 – 17:30
BT Showcase
BT Sport Score. Live updates from around the grounds. Coverage ends at 5pm on BT Sport 1, but continues on BT Showcase.

17:00 – 19:20
S4C
Sgorio LIVE
The New Saints v Bala Town LIVE

18:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Darts – The PDC World Series of Darts continues with day two of the Melbourne Darts Masters. The semi-finals and final play out on day three. Presented by Adam Peacock, with commentary by Stuart Pyke, Rod Harrington and Mark Bosnich.

21:00 – 22:00
Channel Five
Football on 5: The Championship – Colin Murray presents highlights of this weekend’s games in the SkyBet Championship.

22:00 – 22:30
Channel Five
Football on 5: Goal Rush – All the goals from the weekend’s games in SkyBet Leagues 1 and 2.

22:25 – 23:50
BBC One
Match of the Day – Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day’s Premier League matches, which include Swansea v Manchester United, Stoke v Arsenal, Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Bournemouth v Watford, Burnley v West Brom, Leicester v Brighton and Southampton v West Ham.

Sunday August 20th 2017:
13:30 – 14:50
BBC Two
Athletics
Birmingham Grand Prix – Diamond League action LIVE.

14:50 – 17:10
BBC One
Athletics
Birmingham Grand Prix – Diamond League action LIVE.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Action from stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana, a 203.4 km flat stage from Nimes to Gruissan. It is one of the few opportunities in this year’s race for the sprinters, but with a long run along the coast, crosswinds may play a part. Presented by Gary Imlach, with commentary by Ned Boulting and David Millar, and reporter Daniel Friebe.

20:00 – 23:30
ITV4
Darts – The PDC World Series of Darts continues with day three of the Melbourne Darts Masters, featuring the semi-finals and final. Presented by Adam Peacock, with commentary by Stuart Pyke, Rod Harrington and Mark Bosnich.

22:30 – 23:30
BBC One
Match of the Day 2 – Including highlights of Tottenham v Chelsea.

Monday August 21st 2017:
00:05 – 01:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket. England v West Indies Highlights

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 3

23:15 – 00:00
BBC One
The Super League Show. Super 8 highlights.

Tuesday August 22nd 2017:

00:05 – 01:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket. England v West Indies Highlights

13:00 – 13:45
BBC Two
The Super League Show. Super 8 highlights.

16:30 – 19:30
ITV4
Rugby Union. Women’s Rugby World Cup Semi Final 1 LIVE

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
World Rally Highlights. From Germany.

19:30 – 22:00
ITV4
Rugby Union. Women’s Rugby World Cup Semi Final 1 LIVE

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 4

Wednesday August 23rd 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Day 1 of the York Ebor Festival

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 5

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
British Superbikes. Action from Cadwell Park.

22:00 – 23:30
Channel Five
Football. League Cup Second Round Highlights

22:40 – 23:40
ITV
UEFA Champions League Highlights – Play Off Round.

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
A Question of Sport – With Cricketer Heather Knight.

23:40 – 01:00
ITV
British Touring Cars – Highlights from Round 7.

Thursday August 24th 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Day 2 of the York Ebor Festival

16:30 – 19:30
BBC Red Button
Test Match Special 60th Anniversary Match
LIVE From Leeds. Celebrities and former players go head to head.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 6

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
World Superbikes Highlights – From Round 9 in Germany.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
MOTD – The Premier League Show – news and highlights.

Friday August 25th 2017:
08:55 – 10:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 LIVE – Belgian Grand Prix Practice 1

12:55 – 14:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 LIVE – Belgian Grand Prix Practice 2

13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Day 3 of the York Ebor Festival

14:20 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Equestrianism – European Snowboarding Championships

14:35 – 15:00
Channel Four
F1 Meets Claire Williams

18:30 – 19:00
ITV4
The Darts Show.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket. First day of 2nd Test. England v West Indies.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Vuelta a Espana Stage 7

19:30 – 20:00
BBC One
A Question of Sport – With Cricketer Heather Knight.

20:00 – 00:00
ITV4
Darts – Day 1 of the World Series of Darts from Perth.

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling. Weekly Wrestling action.

Sport on Freeview Issue 4 12.08.17

Issue 4
This Week’s Contents:
Listings for Week Ahead
Hello, welcome to this week’s blog. Plenty of sport to watch out for this week – look out for Premier League Rewind on BBC Red Button on Tuesday, going back 25 years to the first Premier League matchday!
Saturday August 12th 2017:
06:10 – 06:40
Channel Four
Adventure and Trail Running: UK Challenge – Historic Stirling in Scotland is the venue as 54 teams take on three days of physical and mental challenges, ranging from running and canoeing to anagrams and riddles. Kate Borsay presents, with commentary from Patrick Winterton.

06:40 – 07:05
Channel Four
Mobil 1 The Grid – Motorsport series. IndyCar’s star explain the art of Oval Racing, and Max Verstappen talks about his move from Karting to Formula 1. Plus, a chat with GT Masters race team Zakspeed and highlights from Spa 24 Hours and Rally Finland.

07:05 – 07:35
Channel Four
Motor Sport: British GT – Action from the penultimate round of the 2017 British GT Championship from Brands Hatch in Kent.

09:00 – 10:00
ITV4
ITV Racing Live: The Opening Show.

09:30 – 12:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships 2017 – Gabby Logan presents live coverage from the World Championships in London, and Team GB’s women will expect to qualify for the 4x100m relay final. Favourites the USA and Jamaica will also be hoping to avoid any mistakes in the heats. In the men’s 4x100m relay meanwhile, Usain Bolt and his Jamaican team-mates will be looking to secure a place in this evening’s final, while CJ Ujah spearheads a strong British quartet. Coverage continues on BBC Two, midday-12.30pm.

12:30 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing: Live from Ascot – Francesca Cumani and Oli Bell are at Ascot for the Shergar Cup – a race day like no other involving teams of jockeys from Great Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world. There are also two races at Haydock and the Sweet Solera Stakes from Newmarket. Analysis comes from Hayley Turner and Jason Weaver, additional reporting from Matt Chapman and commentary by Mark Johnson. 1.05 Ascot: The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Dash Handicap Stakes. 1.40 Ascot: The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Stayers Handicap Stakes. 1.55 Haydock: The Betfred Haydock Park Ladies’ Trophy Handicap Stakes. 2.15 Ascot: The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge Handicap Stakes. 2.30 Haydock: The Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes. 2.50 Ascot: The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Mile Handicap Stakes. 3.25 Ascot: The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Classic Handicap Stakes. 3.40 Newmarket: The Sweet Solera Stakes. 4.00 Ascot: The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Sprint Handicap Stakes.

14:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button
Final Score – Presenter Jason Mohammad introduces all the latest scores and results on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. Chelsea begin their title defence at home to Burnley, while Premier League debutants Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion face Crystal Palace and Manchester City respectively.

14:45 – 17:30
BT Showcase
BT Sport Score. Live updates from around the grounds on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Coverage ends at 5pm on BT Sport 1, but continues on BT Showcase.

18:30 – 22:10
BBC One
World Athletics Championships 2017 – Gabby Logan introduces more coverage from London, with events including the women’s 100m hurdles and high jump finals, as well the men’s 5,000m and 4x100m relay. This will be Usain Bolt and Mo Farah’s final events on the track at a major championships. Mo switches his focus to the marathon from next year.

16:30 – 18:30
BBC Sport App/Website
Euro Hockey Women’s Championship Final

19:00 – 23:00
ITV4
World Series Of Darts: Auckland – Day 2 of action.

19:00 – 00:15
BBC Red Button
Golf: PGA Championship – Eilidh Barbour introduces live coverage of the year’s final golf major, the US PGA Championship, from Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Commentary comes from Peter Alliss and Ken Brown, Maureen Madill and Mark James.

21:00 – 22:00
Channel Five
Football on 5: The Championship – Colin Murray presents highlights of this weekend’s games in the SkyBet Championship.

22:00 – 22:30
Channel Five
Football on 5: Goal Rush – All the goals from the weekend’s games in SkyBet Leagues 1 and 2.

22:00 – 01:00
Spike
Impact ONO: GFW Amped Anthology Pt 1 – Pro wrestling action, and things come to a head tonight as LAX’s newest member, Low Ki, takes on Global Force Wrestling champion Alberto El Patron. Plus, Bobby Lashley clashes with Matt Sydal, with the winner getting their respective title shot granted. After more than a year out, Gail Kim returns to competitive action as she takes on Sienna, the Unified Knockouts Champion. The Super X Cup reaches its climax as Dezmond Xavier takes on NOAH’s own Taiji Ishimori. Sonjay Dutt, having vowed to take back what he believes is rightfully his – the X-Division Title ‘stolen’ from him by Trevor Lee – gets the opportunity to right the perceived wrong.

22:30 – 00:00
BBC One
Match of the Day – Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League’s opening weekend, including Watford v Liverpool, Chelsea v Burnley, Everton v Stoke, Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, Southampton v Swansea, West Brom v Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City, as well as Friday night’s curtain-raiser between Arsenal and Leicester.

Sunday August 13th 2017:
07:35 – 13:40
BBC Red Button
Athletics: World Championships – Race Walks
Live coverage of the race walking events from the World Championships in London.

10:25 – 11:25
Channel Five
Football – The Championship. Repeat from Saturday evening.

11:00 – 18:15
ITV4
British Touring Car Championship Live – The BTCC heads to Knockhill for rounds 19, 20 and 21, with reigning champion Gordon Shedden leading the standings by just two points. The Honda driver will be looking to increase his slender lead at the top of the championship at his home circuit of Knockhill in Scotland after Team BMW’s Rob Collard and Colin Turkington made up ground at Snetterton last time out. Shedden will also be keeping a close eye on Ashley Sutton who claimed two race wins at Snetterton – the Subaru driver has the most race wins to his name this season and is only 11 points off top spot. Presented by Steve Rider and Louise Goodman, with commentary from David Addison, Tim Harvey, Richard John Neil, Paul O’Neill and Phil Glew.

11:25 – 11:55
Channel Five
Football – Goal Rush. Repeat from Saturday evening.

12:15 – 13:00
BBC Two
MOTD2 Extra. Mark Chapman and guests digest the talking points from Saturday’s matches and preview Sunday’s two Premier League fixtures. Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur begin their campaign at promoted Newcastle United – his side will be looking to avenge the humiliating 5-1 defeat they suffered the last time they travelled to St James’ Park. The final game of the opening weekend sees Manchester United take on West Ham at Old Trafford.

13:00 – 16:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017 – Live coverage of the final of the men’s 20km walk, introduced by Gabby Logan. British hopes rest on the shoulders of Tom Bosworth, who is looking to replicate his superb recent form in the capital at the World Championships – he broke the world record over a mile here at the recent Anniversary Games.

13:40 – 16:15
BBC Red Button
Athletics: World Championships – Race Walks
Live coverage of the race walking events from the World Championships in London.

14:00 – 16:45
ITV
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 Live – World Cup favourites England play their second Pool B game against Italy in Dublin, having met six months ago in the Six Nations. Then, England were comfortable 29-15 winners – and captain Sarah Hunter will be hoping to lead her side to a repeat performance. Jill Douglas is joined by 2014 World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi and David Flatman for live coverage, with commentary from Nick Mullins and former England captain Catherine Spencer.

17:00 – 19:20
S4C (watch via BBC Iplayer)
Sgorio – Dylan Ebenezer, Nicky John, Owain Tudur Jones and the red-button boys are at Jenner Park for the start of the Welsh Premier League’s 25th anniversary season, where Aberstwyth take on Barry Town United. Kick-off is at 5.15.

18:15 – 18:30
ITV4
Football’s Greatest
Series which looks back at the lives and careers of some of world football’s superstars. Dutch maestro Johan Cruyff won the Ballon d’Or three times, created the famous ‘Cruyff Turn’ and had huge success both as a player and manager.

18:30 – 20:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017 – Live athletics from the World Championships, hosted by Gabby Logan. It is the final of the men’s high jump, with London 2012 bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz hoping to recapture the form of five years ago. One of the showpiece events of the night is the women’s 5,000m final, in which Brit Laura Muir will be relishing the chance to test herself against a host of African middle-distance stars.

19:00 – 23:00
ITV4
World Series Of Darts: Auckland
The PDC World Series of Darts continues with the semi-finals and final of the Auckland Darts Masters Trophy. Presented by Stephen McIvor, with commentary by Stuart Pyke, Rod Harrington and Glen Larmer.

19:00 – 00:15
BBC Red Button
Golf: PGA Championship – Eilidh Barbour introduces live coverage of the year’s final golf major, the US PGA Championship, from Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Commentary comes from Peter Alliss and Ken Brown, Maureen Madill and Mark James.

20:00 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships 2017 – Gabby Logan presents live coverage from the final night of the World Championships, including the women’s 800m final, the men’s 1,500m final and the 4x400m relay finals.

22:00 – 00:15
BBC Two
Golf: US PGA Championship – Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage of the final round at the US PGA Championship from Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. The US PGA has been won by some of the biggest names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Gary Player. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy won the Championship in 2012 and 2014, while last year’s winner was American Jimmy Walker. Commentary is by Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Maureen Madill and Mark James.

22:30 – 23:30
BBC One
Match of the Day 2 – Mark Chapman introduces the best action and reaction from the day’s Premier League matches, plus all of the goals from the opening weekend.

23:30 – 00:15
BBC One
Brendan Foster: A Life in Athletics – A look back at the career of Brendan Foster, who will retire after 37 years as one of the country’s most popular sports commentators following 2017’s World Athletics Championships. The former European 5,000m gold medallist and Commonwealth 10,000m champion began his commentary career in 1980 and has gone on to cover nine Olympic Games for the BBC.

Monday August 14th 2017:
06:00 – 06:05
ITV4
Snooker v Darts

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Moto GP: Austria – The eleventh round of this year’s Moto GP World Championship comes from Austria, whose circuit cuts a path through beautiful Styria. The area’s Murtal region is known for its Alpine terrain, picturesque mountain villages and wonderful peaks, valleys, forests, rivers and lakes. At a length of 4.318km and with 10 turns, the Spielberg Red Bull Ring is a challenge for the best of riders. Italy’s Andrea Iannone claimed victory in the 2016 race, as well as accomplishing the fastest lap time. His countryman Andrea Dovizioso followed closely behind in second place, with Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo taking third place.

23:15 – 00:00
BBC One
The Super League Show. Super 8 highlights.

Tuesday August 15th 2017:
13:30 – 14:15
BBC Two
The Super League Show. Super 8 highlights.

14:45 – 17:00
BBC Red Button
Football – Premier League Rewind. Sheffield Utd v Man Utd from August 1992!

22:00 – 23:00
BBC Red Button
From BBC Genome – “A new season, a new league and Match of the Day, first broadcast in August 1964, returns to the Saturday night screen. Introduced by Desmond Lynam.
Extended highlights of two of this afternoon’s inaugural fixtures in the new Premier
League, plus the key action and reaction from all the remaining matches. Studio analysis from Alan Hansen , on the spot opinions from Trevor Brooking and commentary by Barry Davies and John Motson. Series producer John Shrewsbury Editor Brian Barwick”
BBC Red Button goes back to screen the very first Premier League Match of the Day!

Wednesday August 16th 2017:

06:00 – 06:10
ITV4
British Touring Cars – Crashes and Smashes.

19:30 – 20:00
BBC One
A Question of Sport – With Tony Bellew and Andy Sullivan.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
MOTD – The Premier League Show – news and highlights.

22:40 – 23:40
ITV
Football – UEFA Champions League Highlights. Play Off Round

Thursday August 17th 2017:
06:00 – 06:05
ITV4
Snooker v Darts

14:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Women’s Rugby World Cup LIVE – England v USA

16:45 – 19:30
ITV4
Women’s Rugby World Cup LIVE – Wales v Hong Kong

19:30 – 22:15
ITV4
Women’s Rugby World Cup LIVE – France v Ireland from Pool C.

Friday August 18th 2017:
00:00 – 01:00
Channel Five
Cricket – England v West Indies Day 1 of 1st Test Highlights

06:00 – 06:10
ITV4
Football Rivalries

19:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Darts – World Series of Darts Day 1 from Melbourne.

19:30 – 20:00
BBC One
A Question of Sport – With Tony Bellew and Andy Sullivan.

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling. Weekly Wrestling action.

Saturday August 19th 2017:
00:00 – 01:00
Channel Five
Cricket – England v West Indies Day 2 of 1st Test Highlights
A later highlights show, as it’s a day/night test match, coverage doesn’t end on Sky Sports Cricket until 10:30pm.

Sport on Freeview Issue 3 05.08.2017

Issue 3

This Week’s Contents:
Listings For Week Ahead
FA Cup on the BBC
S4C Games
The Works!
TV Player – Coming Soon

Listings for Week Ahead
Hello, welcome to this week’s blog. Plenty of sport to watch out for this week – including more from the World Athletics Championships, and there’s football highlights with the start of the season too. Please do get in touch – if you spot anything I’ve missed. All the best, Chris

Saturday August 5th 2017:
09:25 – 10:25
ITV
ITV Racing Live: The Opening Show. Oli Bell and Hayley Turner are at Ascot for the Shergar Cup – a race day like no other involving teams of jockeys from Great Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world.

09:30 – 14:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Gabby Logan introduces comprehensive coverage of the second day’s action at the World Championships as Katarina Johnson-Thompson begins her bid to succeed the retired Jessica Ennis-Hill as champion. The commentary team is led by Steve Cram, with expert analysis from Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson.

10:40 – 12:15
ITV4
British Touring Cars. Highlights from Round 6.

12:20 – 14:30
BBC Sport App/Website
Football – FA Cup qualifying: Litherland Remyca v AFC Liverpool – see article below for more information.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing Live: Goodwood Festival. Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani present coverage of the fifth and final day of Goodwood 2017, with the Stewards’ Cup taking centre stage at 3.35. Also, two races from Newmarket, including the listed Chalice Stakes at 2.05. Analysis comes from Jason Weaver and Hayley Turner, with commentary by Richard Hoiles. 1.50 Goodwood: The Qatar Stewards’ Sprint Handicap Stakes. 2.05 Newmarket: The British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes. 2.25 Goodwood: The Qatar Summer Handicap Stakes. 2.40 Newmarket: The British EBF Fillies’ Nursery Handicap Stakes. 3.00 Goodwood: The Qatar Gordon Stakes. 3.35 Goodwood: The Qatar Stewards’ Cup Handicap Stakes.

15:45 – 18:00
Quest
BSB Thruxton: Live. Follow the action in the qualifying race at the MCE British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.

17:00 – 19:30
S4C (watch via BBC Iplayer)
Football. Coverage of Swansea City’s friendly at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon against one of Serie A’s big clubs, Sampdoria. This will be the final warm-up fixture for Paul Clement and his squad before they head to Southampton to kick-off the new English Premier League season. Dylan Ebenezer will be joined by two giants of Welsh football who have strong links to the Swans – Dai Davies and John Hartson. Kick-off is at 17:15.

18:30 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships 2017. Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the World Athletics Championships from the London Stadium, with reports from Ore Oduba, analysis by Michael Johnson and Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter, Brendan Foster and Steve Backley among the commentators. Athletes competing include Usain Bolt, seeking a fourth 100m world title, and British long jumper Greg Rutherford. Katarina Johnson-Thompson completes the first day of the heptathlon in the shot put and 200m, and 1500m medal prospect Laura Muir and defending 10,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot are also in action.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the second day of the Fourth Test between England and South Africa from Old Trafford.

21:00 – 22:00
Channel Five
Football on Five: The Championship
Colin Murray presents highlights of the opening weekend’s games in the new season of the SkyBet Championship.

22:00- 22:30
BBC Two
Athletics – World Championship Highlights from today.

22:00 – 22:30
Channel Five
Football on 5: Goal Rush
All the goals from the opening weekend’s games in SkyBet Leagues 1 and 2.

23:00 – 01:20
BBC Red Button
Triathlon World Series: Montreal Women’s Race. Coverage from the World Series. Action from the seventh round of the World Triathlon Series. Bermudan Flora Duffy remains in contention to retain her title at the end of this season and she has experience of winning in Montreal. Her success, and that of the event in general, in last year’s World Cup race has led to the Canadian city being added to the World Series schedule for the first time this year.

23:55 – 01:00
BBC Two
Golf: Women’s British Open Day 3 Highlights.

Sunday August 6th 2017:
09:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Presenter Gabby Logan is joined in the studio by expert pundits Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson as Great Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson continues her quest for a first global heptathlon medal at the World Championships in London. Johnson-Thompson begins her second day of competition in the long jump before switching to javelin, traditionally one of her weaker events despite recent signs of improvement. It is also the day of the men’s and women’s marathons, while on the track the action includes the opening round of the men’s 110m and 400m hurdles, the former featuring Britain’s European indoor champion Andrew Pozzi. Steve Cram, Brendan Foster, Andrew Cotter, Steve Backley and Jessica Ennis-Hill’s former coach Toni Minichiello describe the action.

10:20 – 11:05
Channel Five
Football – The Championship. Repeat from Saturday evening.

11:05 – 11:30
Channel Five
Football – Goal Rush. Repeat from Saturday evening.

12:30 – 18:00
Quest
BSB Thruxton: Live
Follow the action in the final race at the MCE British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.

15:00 – 18:30
Channel Four
UEFA Women’s Euro 2017: The Final Live. Live coverage of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Final from the FC Twente Stadion in Enschede, Netherlands.

19:00 – 19:55
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the third day of the Fourth Test between England and South Africa from Old Trafford.
21:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Coverage of the World Championships continues, including the women’s 100m final and reaction to the conclusion of the heptathlon, in which Katarina Johnson-Thompson hopes to succeed the retired Jessica Ennis-Hill as world champion. The fastest woman in the world is crowned, with reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson the athlete to beat. Double Olympic champion David Rudisha continues his title defence in the semi-finals of the 800m, while the men’s shot-put champion is crowned. Commentary is led by Steve Cram, with analysis from Michael Johnson. And Gabby Logan and Ore Oduba – alongside special guests – look back on the day’s action.

22:30 – 23:15
BBC One
MotD: Community Shield Highlights. Highlights of the Community Shield, with last season’s FA Cup winners Arsenal taking on Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

23:00 – 01:20
BBC Red Button
Triathlon World Series: Montreal Men’s Race (Replay). Coverage of the men’s elite race from Canada. With just three events remaining in the race to become 2017 world champion, the best triathletes line up in Montreal – including reigning champion Mario Mola and his compatriot and nearest rival, five-time world champion Javier Gomez.

23:30 – 00:30
BBC Two
Golf: Women’s British Open. Eilidh Barbour introduces highlights of the final round at the Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns in Scotland. The last time the title was won by a Briton was in 2009, when Scot Catriona Matthew triumphed at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The two most recent winners have hailed from Asia, with South Korea’s Inbee Park victorious in 2015 and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn succeeding her last year.

Monday August 7th 2017:
12:00 – 13:00
BBC Two
Golf: Women’s British Open. Eilidh Barbour introduces highlights of the final round at the Women’s British Open at Kingsbarns in Scotland. The last time the title was won by a Briton was in 2009, when Scot Catriona Matthew triumphed at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The two most recent winners have hailed from Asia, with South Korea’s Inbee Park victorious in 2015 and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn succeeding her last year.

13:00 – 14:30
BBC Two
Triathlon World Series: The best action and reaction from Montreal, the seventh leg of this year’s World Series. World champion Flora Duffy aims to get one step closer to defending her title in the women’s race, while in the men’s event, the battle is on to break up the Spanish trio of Mario Mola, Javier Gomez and Fernando Alarza, who take up the top three spots in the men’s rankings.

18:00 – 20:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Another compelling night of athletics gets underway in the London Stadium as Gabby Logan introduces the action on day four of the World Championships. Former ballet dancer Sophie Hitchon made history last summer by becoming the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in the hammer throw. Can she now nail another milestone by becoming the nation’s first hammer thrower, male or female, to earn a podium finish at a World Championships? The early track events include the semi-finals of the men’s 400m hurdles, the opening round of the women’s equivalent and the men’s 200m heats, featuring British trio Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Danny Talbot and Zharnel Hughes. The commentary team is led by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley. Ore Oduba provides reports alongside Phil Jones.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the fourth day of the Fourth Test between England and South Africa from Old Trafford.
20:30 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships 2017. Gabby Logan presents continued live coverage from the London Stadium, including the finals of the women’s 1,500m and the men’s 110m hurdles. The women’s triple jump also reaches its climax, and the women’s 400m reaches the semi-final stage. Analysis comes from Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson, with Steve Cram leading the commentary team.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships 2017. Continued live coverage. Gabby Logan and Ore Oduba are joined by special guests looking back on the night’s action, with Michael Johnson providing the analysis. World champions are crowned in the women’s 1500m, triple jump and hammer and men’s 110m hurdles.

Tuesday August 8th 2017:
13:45 – 14:30
BBC Two
The Super League Show. Super 8 highlights.

18:00 – 20:00
BBC Sport App/Website
Hockey – Poland v Wales, EuroHockey Women’s Championship

18:30 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 6 of the championships.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five.
Cricket – Final day’s play in the Final Test – England v South Africa.

22:40 – 23:40
ITV
Football – UEFA Super Cup Highlights.
Real Madrid v Manchester United.

Wednesday August 9th 2017:
06:00 – 06:20
ITV4
World Cup Rivalries – Brazil v Italy.

13:30 – 16:15
ITV4
Women’s Rugby World Cup LIVE – England v Spain from Dublin.

18:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 6 of the championships.

18:00 – 20:00
BBC Sport App/Website
Hockey – Belarus v Wales, EuroHockey Women’s Championship

18:20 – 18:30
ITV4
Snooker v Darts. Short compilation.

18:30 – 21:15
ITV4
Women’s Rugby World Cup LIVE – Ireland v Australia from Dublin.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Moto GP. Round 10 highlights from the Czech Republic.

21:15 – 22:15
ITV4
British Superbikes. Highlights from Thruxton.

23:05 – 00:35
Channel Five
Football – League Cup Round 1 Highlights

23:40 – 00:55
ITV
British Touring Cars. Highlights from Round 6.

Thursday August 10th 2017:
18:00 – 00:15
BBC Red Button
Golf. US PGA Championship Round 1 from North Carolina.

18:00 – 20:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 7 of the championships.

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Silverstone Classic. Highlights of the festival.

20:00 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 7 of the championships.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships. Looking back at Day 7 of the championships.

23:15 – 00:15
BBC Two
Golf. US PGA Championship Round 1 from North Carolina.

Friday August 11th 2017:
09:30 – 13:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 8 of the championships.

18:00 – 00:15
BBC Red Button
Golf. US PGA Championship Round 2 from North Carolina.

18:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 8 of the championships.

19:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Darts. World Series of Darts from Auckland. Day 1.

20:30 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 8 of the championships.

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling. Weekly Wrestling action.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships. Looking back at Day 8 of the championships.

23:05 – 00:15
BBC Two
Golf. US PGA Championship Round 2 from North Carolina.

FA Cup – Even More for Free!

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Chris: Thanks to the BBC Media Centre for sending me details about this – great news for the FA Cup, and will mean six live games in total before the First Round Proper. Great for the lower league clubs. Spread the word!

The FA Cup is set to return to BBC screens and for the very first time, fans will be able to watch the qualifying rounds live via BBC Sport’s digital service starting in the extra preliminary round.
A game from every stage of the 2017/18 tournament will be live-streamed across BBC Sport’s digital platforms, allowing audiences to watch the game live on PC, mobile or connected TV.
Matches will also be available live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer, and on social media fans can interact with the commentary team during the game using #BBCFACup.
The first preliminary round match to be shown will be local Merseyside derby, Litherland REMYCA FC and Liverpool AFC, which kicks off at 12.30pm on Saturday 5 August.
This will be followed by matches from a further five qualifying rounds, taking place every fortnight until Saturday 14 October.
The 2016/17 FA Cup tournament reached 26 million BBC viewers, with 10 million tuning in for the final.
Steve Rudge, BBC Sport’s Lead Executive of Football, says: “We are delighted that audiences will be able to share in the passion of the FA Cup from the opening stage of the competition for the very first time. To highlight the tournament from first kick to last will showcase the desire for success in the famous Cup throughout the football pyramid.”
David Newton, The FA’s Head of Competitions, says: “The Emirates FA Cup is the world’s most loved domestic cup competition, and it kicks off this weekend with 185 fixtures being played up and down the country. We’re delighted that the BBC is widening the competition’s reach by allowing fans the opportunity to follow the drama live, right from the very start on Saturday through to the showpiece final at Wembley Stadium next May.”
Extra Preliminary Round – 5th August
Preliminary Round – 19th August
First Round Qualifying – 2nd September
Second Round Qualifying – 16th September
Third Round Qualifying – 30th September
FourthRound Qualifying – 14th October

S4C Welsh Premier League Games Announced

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Back of the net! Online matches and Friday night football on Sgorio for 2017/18 WPL fixtures

S4C’s flagship football show Sgorio has announced its first raft of live televised Welsh Premier League (WPL) matches for the 2017/18 season, as well as some additional matches which will be shown exclusively online.

Between the start of the season and the end of September, Sgorio, S4C and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) have selected matches from different competitions to be shown live on various platforms.

During the first block of games Sgorio will be experimenting with live televised games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as showing additional WPL matches online on Thursday nights.

The Sgorio season will start on Sunday, 13 August with a trip to Jenner Park as newly-promoted Barry Town host Aberystwyth Town in their first match in the top flight since 2004. On the following Saturday, 19 August, champions The New Saints will welcome Bala Town to Park Hall live on S4C.
S4C will show live Friday night football from the WPL for the first time ever on 25 August, when Bangor City go head-to-head with last season’s Huws Gray Alliance champions, Prestatyn Town, at the Bangor University Stadium.

The attention will turn to the international fixtures at the start of September with Wales’ double header against Austria (02/09) and Moldova (05/09) both live on S4C.

Sandwiched between the two World Cup qualifiers will be a live Irn-Bru Cup second round fixture as TNS and Connah’s Quay both join the competition on Sunday, 3 September.

On Thursday, 7 September, Llandudno v Prestatyn will be available to watch live on our website or on Facebook Live. The match between Barry Town and Carmarthen Town will also be streamed live on the web on Thursday, 21 September. Two days later, on Saturday, 23 September, Aberystwyth Town will battle with Bangor City live on S4C at Park Avenue.

Live Sgorio fixtures:
13/08 – Barry Town v Aberystwyth (17:15) – S4C
19/08 – TNS v Bala Town (17:15) – S4C
25/08 – Bangor v Prestatyn (19:30) – S4C
02/09 – Wales v Austria (19:45) – S4C
03/09 – Irn-Bru Cup 2nd Round – S4C
21/09 – Barry Town v Carmarthen (19:45) – WEB
23/09 – Aberystwyth v Bangor (17:15) – S4C
30/09 – TBC
06/10 – Georgia v Wales (17:00) – S4C
09/10 – Wales v RO. Ireland (19:45) – S4C

 

The Works – Take a Look

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Thanks to The Works, who kindly sent me an academic diary for 2017/18.  So many stores on the high street now, but also a great range online too – and if you see something online, you can select it, and go and collect it from your nearest outlet.

With my MC work in particular, an academic diary is really handy – i’m starting to get bookings for next year, and it means I can make a note of them.  I have two diaries – I have a planner, with my daily to-do lists, and a daily diary, where I write my journal and thoughts – and I’ve done this since 2005!  I started out with my journal by keeping an A5 Day to Page Diary, but now have expanded to an A4 Day to a Page, somehow I manage to fill a page each day with my thoughts!

So, whatever diary  you’re looking for – The Works will have something for you, and if you have anyone you know who’s going back to school, college or university, then all your stationery needs can be sorted here.

Sport on Freeview Issue 2 29.07.2017

Hello, welcome to this week’s blog. Plenty of sport to watch out for this week – including the start of the World Athletics Championships, and there’s the Emirates Cup on Quest, and the Audi Cup on ITV4.

Saturday July 29th 2017:
07:05 – 08:05
Channel Four
Triathlon: London. The world’s biggest triathlon sees 13,000 triathletes, including famous faces from the worlds of sport and entertainment; tackle this fast course through the capital. With the London streets providing the dramatic scenery, the elite race is traditionally one of the most prestigious titles on the world triathlon calendar. Anna Woolhouse and Rachel Stringer present.

07:30 – 07:55
ITV4
The Darts Show – A special edition of the Darts Show on the World Series of Darts Tour. Presenter Hannah East is in Shanghai and Las Vegas to report on all the action as the second and third events of the World Series playout. Plus, in an event closer to home, players battle it out for a place at the World Matchplay.

09:25 – 10:20
ITV
ITV Racing Live: The Opening Show – Oli Bell, Jason Weaver and the team are at Ascot on the day of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, one of the highlights of the flat racing season. Victoria Pendleton goes behind the scenes at a racing stables.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing: Live from Ascot. Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani are at Ascot for one of the most prestigious races in the flat season, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Supporting races include the Princess Margaret Stakes and the Gigaset International Handicap. There is also coverage from York of three races, including the Sky Bet Stakes. Analysis comes from Jason Weaver with reporting from Oli Bell, Matt Chapman and Rishi Persad, commentary from Richard Hoiles and additional comment from Brough Scott. 1.50 Ascot: The Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes. 2.05 York: The Win 100K for Free at Sportinglife.com-Pick 7 Now Handicap Stakes. 2.25 Ascot: The Porsche Handicap Stakes. 2.40 York: The Sky Bet Dash Handicap Stakes. 3.00 Ascot: The Gigaset International Handicap Stakes. 3.15 York: The Sky Bet York Stakes 3.35 Ascot: The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

13:55 – 15:45
Quest
Football – Live Emirates Cup. Live coverage of the ninth staging of the Emirates Cup. Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig take on 2016 Europa League champions Sevilla.

14:00 – 16:30
BBC One
Rugby League Challenge Cup: Hull FC v Leeds. Tanya Arnold presents live coverage of defending champions Hull v Leeds in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

16:15 – 18:05
Quest
Football – Live Emirates Cup. Catch all the live action as Arsenal battle current Portuguese champions Benfica in a clash of the titans at the Emirates Cup.

16:30 – 19:00
More4
UEFA Women’s Euro 2017: Netherlands vs Sweden Live. Live coverage of the first quarter-final from UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. Hosts the Netherlands take on Sweden in front of a capacity crowd in Doetinchem.

16:30 – 17:00
BBC Red Button
Rugby League – Challenge Cup Semi Final Forum. Tanya Arnold presents reaction and discusses all the talking points from the Challenge Cup semi-final between holders Hull and 2015 champions Leeds.

16:45 – 18:10
Spike
FIA Formula E Live: Montreal Race 1 – Qualifying. Live coverage from Montreal of the qualifying session for the 11th round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E championship.

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Swimming – Helen Skelton introduces coverage from the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Featuring on Saturday’s schedule is the final of the women’s 800m freestyle, where five-time Olympic and nine-time world champion Katie Ledecky looks to defend her title, one of five golds the American won during the 2015 championships. The final of the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay also takes place, where the Olympic gold medallists of the United States want to set the record straight after missing out on the podium in Russia, although expect fierce competition from defending champions France. Expert analysis is provided by double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and six-time world champion Mark Foster.

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Red Button
Cycling – RideLondon: Women’s Classique. Live coverage of the RideLondon Classique, the prize money on offer is the highest for a women’s one-day race.

18:00 – 19:30
Channel Four
Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying. Steve Jones presents qualifying highlights from the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Budapest. Lewis Hamilton will be looking to carry over his dominance from Silverstone in a bid to overtake Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers’ Championship.

18:00 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Swimming: World Championships. Helen Skelton presents live coverage of the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Expert analysis is provided by double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and six-time world champion Mark Foster.

19:00 – 19:55
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the third day of the Third Test between England and South Africa from The Oval.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel Four
UEFA Women’s Euro 2017: Germany vs Denmark Live. Live coverage of the second quarter-final from UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. Title holders Germany take on Denmark in Rotterdam.

20:00 – 20:30
Channel Five
Live Boxing: Carl Frampton v Andres Gutierrez. Live boxing from the SSE Arena in Belfast where Carl Frampton fights Andres Gutierrez in a WBC World Featherweight title eliminator. Preview, build-up and undercard highlights.

20:00 – 21:30
BBC Sports App/Website
Triathlon World Series: Edmonton Women’s Race. The Men’s race will be on the BBC Red Button Channel at 22:00.

20:30 – 22:10
Channel Five
FIA Formula E Live: Montreal. Live coverage from Montreal of the 12th round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E championship.

22:00 – 23:30
BBC Red Button
Triathlon World Series: Edmonton Men’s Race. The best male triathletes in the world compete in the fifth leg of the elite World Series, in Edmonton, Canada. British hopes rest with the Brownlee brothers, with Alistair enjoying a recent win in Leeds, a race in which brother Jonathan, a World Series runner-up overall in 2016, finished second.

22:10 – 00:00
Channel Five
Live Boxing: Carl Frampton v Andres Gutierrez. Live boxing from the SSE Arena in Belfast where Carl Frampton fights Andres Gutierrez in a WBC World Featherweight title eliminator.

Sunday July 30th 2017:
13:55 – 15:45
Quest
Football – Live Emirates Cup. Live coverage from the Emirates Stadium as RB Leipzig play Benfica.

14:00 – 16:30
BBC Two
Rugby League Challenge Cup Semi-Final: Wigan v Salford. Tanya Arnold presents live coverage as Wigan meet Salford in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup. Wigan, winners in 2013, meet a Salford outfit intent on reaching a first final since 1969. Despite Wigan’s unexpected league position, their Challenge Cup pedigree is unparalleled with 20 wins overall, while Salford are aiming to reach the final for only the third time since their solitary cup triumph 79 years ago, having comfortably dispatched Wakefield 30-6 in the last round.

16:15 – 18:05
Quest
Football – Live Emirates Cup. Home team Arsenal bring the tournament to a close as they take on Sevilla FC.

16:30 – 19:00
BBC Two
Swimming: World Championships. Live coverage from the final day of the World Aquatics Championships. Medals in eight races will be decided, including the men’s 400m individual medley, where Japan’s Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino and world champion Daiya Seto could battle it out for gold, while hometown favourite and three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu will be a strong favourite to defend her title in the women’s 400m individual medley. The United States’ dominance of the men’s 4×100 individual medley is set to continue following back-to-back world and Olympic titles, but Rio silver medallists Great Britain have world record holder Adam Peaty swimming the breaststroke leg. Can they strike gold in an event they have never won? Expert analysis is provided by double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and six-time world champion Mark Foster.

16:45 – 18:15
Spike
FIA Formula E Live: Montreal Race 2 – Qualifying. Live coverage from Montreal of the qualifying session for the 12th round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E championship.

17:15 – 19:30
Channel Four
Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix Highlights. Steve Jones and David Coulthard present highlights from the Hungarian Grand Prix.

19:00 – 19:55
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the fourth day of the Third Test between England and South Africa from The Oval.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel Four
UEFA Women’s Euro 2017: Quarter-Finals Live. Live coverage from the Netherlands of the fourth quarter-final of UEFA Women’s Euro 2017, as England take on France.

20:30 – 22:15
Spike
FIA Formula E Live: Montreal Race 2. Coverage from Canada of the second Montreal ePrix, in the 12th round of the FIA Formula E Championship. Chris: Why is this on Spike? Channel Five are showing ‘Dirty Dancing’ yet again?!!

23:35 – 00:35
Channel Five
Rugby Sevens: Singha Premiership Highlights. Highlights from Franklin’s Gardens of the Premiership Rugby Sevens tournament which provides a showcase for some of the talent which will be on show in the forthcoming Premiership season.

Monday July 31st 2017:
11:00 – 12:30
BBC Two
Triathlon World Series: Edmonton Highlights. A look back at all the action from the sixth leg of the elite World Series races in Edmonton, Canada. American Summer Cook looks to repeat her victory in 2016 but faces stiff opposition from world champion Flora Duffy. In the men’s race, current world champion Mario Mola is looking to extend his lead at the top of this year’s rankings but could face a stern challenge from last year’s winner Jonny Brownlee.

19:00 – 19:55
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the final day of the Third Test between England and South Africa from The Oval.

20:30 – 22:00
BBC One
I Am Bolt. Captivating documentary profiling Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, the fastest man in history and one of the greatest Olympians of all time. The film follows Bolt as he prepares to go for gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Competing in the 100m and 200m races, he attempts to make history by winning these events for a record third time. In addition to following his training, the documentary features archival footage of his life and phenomenal accomplishments. With a career that has already rewritten the record books, Bolt stakes his claim as one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Tuesday August 1st 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
Horse Racing. ITV Racing LIVE. Glorious Goodwood, Day 1 of the meeting.

Wednesday August 2nd 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
Horse Racing. ITV Racing LIVE. Glorious Goodwood, Day 2 of the meeting.

Thursday August 3rd 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
Horse Racing. ITV Racing LIVE. Glorious Goodwood, Day 3 of the meeting.

16:30 – 19:30
Channel Four
Football. Women’s Euro 2017 1st Semi Final Live. Note Channel 4 News is on More 4 tonight at 7pm.

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Golf – Women’s British Open. Highlights from Day 1 at Kingsbarns in Scotland.

19:00 – 20:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships. Preview to the championships, which start tomorrow.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel Four
Football. Women’s Euro 2017 2nd Semi Final Live.

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Road Racing Series. Action from the Barry Sheene Festival.

Friday August 4th 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
Horse Racing. ITV Racing LIVE. Glorious Goodwood, Day 4 of the meeting.

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Golf – Women’s British Open. Highlights from Day 2 at Kingsbarns in Scotland.

18:00 – 19:00
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 1 of the championships.

19:00 – 22:00
BBC One
World Athletics Championships LIVE. Day 1 of the championships.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket on 5: England v South Africa. Highlights of the first day of the Fourth Test between England and South Africa from The Oval.

22:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
World Athletics Championships. Reaction to Day 1 of the championships.

Sport on Freeview – Issue 1 22.07.2017

Issue 1

This Week’s Contents:
Listings for Week Ahead
Coming Soon – Emirates Cup Football
UK Sports Broadcasting Rights 1: Golf
TV Player Highlights for This Week
Music Review – Deacon Blue

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Hello, welcome to a revised blog – with a bit of a new look. I hope you like it. Please contact me and let me know.
What is now included – I’ve tried to include BBC Sport which does not feature on the BBC Red Button channel now – more and more people have access to the BBC Sport App, therefore I believe adding information such as this is useful. For example on the BBC Sport App/Website this week, there’s Lacrosse and NI Super Cup Football – which sadly won’t appear on the BBC Red Button channel.
What you won’t see anymore – the BT Showcase archive page of listings has gone, as I don’t think it’s particularly useful to see what has been shown, it’s more important to tell you what will be shown. For this season on BT Showcase, expect 12 UEFA Champions League games (each British team has to be shown once), 14 UEFA Europa League matches, and highlights of each Big Bash League Cricket match. We should also see daily Ashes highlights (BT Sport have live coverage of the Winter Series). In the past we’ve seen 9 live Aviva Premiership Rugby Union games each season, but Channel 5 have now picked up 5 live games each season, so I don’t think we’ll see anymore on BT Showcase. This is the last season which BT have to show 26 UEFA games, whether the channel will survive or not after May will be interesting to see…
Another change is I’ve deleted the individual pages of music reviews and details of my MC work. Music/DVD reviews and other occasional reviews will appear here, supplementing the listings.

Saturday July 22nd 2017:
06:20 – 07:15
Channel 4
Cycling – The Cardiff Velothon. Cardiff hosts a truly spectacular festival of cycling as thousands of riders take part in a mass-ride alongside a UCI-sanctioned elite race.

10:00 – 11:00
ITV 4
Horse Racing – ITV Racing – The Opening Show. Racing Preview.

11:55 – 12:45
ITV 4
Tour De France – Live coverage of the 2nd stage of the Women’s Race.

11:55 – 13:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Lacrosse – Women’s World Cup Bronze Medal Match (not on BBC Red Button channel).

12:25 – 14:55
ITV
Football LIVE – Celina Hinchcliffe presents live pre-season action as Premier League champions Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal meet in a friendly at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing. Arsenal’s new record signing Alexandre Lacazette is in Arsene Wenger’s travelling squad for the match. Studio analysis will be provided by Kevin Campbell and Tony Cascarino, with commentary from Sam Matterface and Matthew Upson.

12:45 – 17:00
ITV 4
Tour De France – Coverage of stage 20, a 22.5 km individual time trial in Marseille’s Stade Velodrome, which will decide the overall winner of the Tour. Presented by Gary Imlach, with guest Chris Boardman, commentary by Ned Boulting and David Millar, and reports from Daniel Friebe.

13:14 – 14:15
BBC 1
Athletics – Diamond League Highlights from Monaco.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV 3
Horse Racing – ITV Racing Presented by Oli Bell, with analysis from Hayley Turner and Luke Harvey, reporting from Sally Ann Grassick and commentary from Richard Hoiles. 1.50 Newbury: The Bathwick Tyres Handicap Stakes. 2.10 Market Rasen: The Betfred TV Summer Handicap Hurdle Race. 2.25 Newbury: The Bet365 Steventon Stakes. 2.40 Newmarket: The Aphrodite Stakes. 3.00 Newbury: The Bet365 Hackwood Stakes. 3.20 Market Rasen: The BetFred Summer Plate Handicap Steeple Chase. 3.35 Newbury: The Weatherbys Super Sprint Stakes.

14:55 – 16:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Lacrosse – Women’s World Cup Final (not on BBC Red Button channel).

16:00 – 18:00
BBC Red Button
Diving – Live coverage of the men’s 10m platform final from the Diving World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

16:55 – 18:50
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Northern Ireland U18’s v Manchester United U18’s in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

19:00 – 22:00
Channel 4
World Para Athletics Championships LIVE – Sophie Morgan, Arthur Williams and Lee McKenzie present all the live action from day nine at the World Para Athletics Championships London. It’s a battle of the Brits as Sophie Hahn, Kadeena Cox and Olivia Breen all compete for a medal in the T38 100m, while Paul Blake and Graeme Ballard go against each other in the T36 100m. Aled Davies will be hoping to add the world title to his Rio gold in the F42 shot put, and wheelchair racer Jade Jones faces Tatyana ‘The Beast’ McFadden from the US yet again in the T54 5000m. With guests Danny Crates, Stef Reid and Paralympic and World Para Athletics legends Jonnie Peacock and David Weir.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV 4
Tour De France – Highlights of the 20th stage.

20:00 – 22:00
BBC 2
Golf – Highlights of the 3rd round of the Open from Royal Birkdale.

Sunday July 23rd 2017:
06:00 – 06:15
ITV 4
Football – World Cup Rivalries: Brazil v Italy.

13:00 – 14:30
BBC 2
Diving – Highlights from the World Championships in Budapest.

15:30 – 19:00
ITV 4
Tour De France – Coverage of the landmark cycling challenge comes to an end with stage 21, which spans Montgeron to Paris Champs-Elysees. Montgeron is where the first ever Tour started, making it a fitting departure point for the riders. After 3,521 kilometres, it will be time to uncork the champagne with the traditional finish on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Presented by Gary Imlach, with guest Chris Boardman, commentary by Ned Boulting and David Millar, and reports from Daniel Friebe.

16:30 – 19:30
More 4
Women’s Euro 2017 LIVE – Scotland v Portugal. Group D action.

17:00 – 19:00
BBC 2
Swimming – Helen Skelton introduces coverage from Day 1 of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The action includes the women’s 400m freestyle, in which the favourite is US superstar Katie Ledecky. She won this event at 2016’s Olympic Games – one of her five gold medals in Rio – and also has nine world titles under her belt, despite only turning 20 earlier this year. At the World Championships in 2015, James Guy claimed silver in the men’s 400m freestyle, and the Briton could again be amongst the medal contenders in Budapest. Today’s schedule also includes the men’s and women’s 4x100m freestyle relays. Expert analysis is provided by double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington and six-time world champion Mark Foster.

18:00 – 19:30
Channel 4
World Para Athletics Championships LIVE – Coverage of the final day of the World Para Athletics Championships. Laura Sugar faces Dutch athlete Marlou van Rhijn in her bid to medal in the T44 200m. Swiss track legend Marcel Hug aims for another gold in the T54 5000m, before Sammi Kinghorn brings the curtain down by racing for gold in the T53 800m. Lee McKenzie, Ade Adepitan and Sophie Morgan are joined by Jonnie Peacock, Liam Malone, Danny Crates, Stef Reid and Paralympic skier Millie Knight and her guide Brett Wild for discussion and expert analysis. John Rawling, Rob Walker and Katharine Merry provide commentary.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel 4
Women’s Euro 2017 LIVE – England v Spain. Clare Balding presents live coverage of England women’s second group match of Uefa Euro 2017 from the Netherlands. Clare is joined in the studio by Ian Wright, Eni Aluko and Kim Little. The Lionesses will be wary of the Spanish, who beat them with a last minute winner in Sweden four years ago, preventing them from progressing to the knock-out stages. Commentary comes from Steve Bower and Lucy Ward.

20:00 – 22:00
BBC 2
Golf – Eilidh Barbour introduces highlights from the final round of the Open Championship from Royal Birkdale. The famous Claret Jug has been won by some of the greatest names in golf – including Seve Ballesteros, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods. In recent years, Northern Ireland has produced two Open winners – Darren Clarke in 2011 and Rory McIlroy in 2014, but there has not been an English champion since Sir Nick Faldo in 1992. Commentary by Peter Allis, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter.

21:00 – 22:00
ITV 4
Tour De France – Highlights of the 21st and final stage.

Monday July 24th 2017:
11:50 – 13:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Northern Ireland U19’s Women v Wales U19’s Women in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

13:00 – 14:00
BBC 2
Athletics – Gabby Logan introduces highlights from the eleventh leg of the 2017 Diamond League series in Monaco. Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt headlines a star-studded field, with the eight-time Olympic gold medallist running in the 100m as he fine tunes his preparations for August’s World Championships in London. Other standout names competing at the Stade Louis II include pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie, reigning 1,500m world champion Asbel Kiprop and world and Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen.

16:30 – 18:00
BBC 2
Swimming – Day 2 of World Championships from Budapest.

16:50 – 18:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Beijing DCFC Morning Star Utd v Co Tyrone in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

17:55 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Swimming – Day 2 of World Championships from Budapest. Coverage continues of the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

19:20 – 20:45
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Newcastle United v Co Antrim in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

23:15 – 00:00
BBC 1
Rugby League – (North Regions Only). The Super League Show. Including Wigan v Leeds.

Tuesday July 25th 2017:
13:00 – 13:45
BBC 2
Rugby League – The Super League Show. Including Wigan v Leeds.

16:30 – 18:00
BBC 2
Swimming – Day 3 of World Championships from Budapest.

16:50 – 18:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Newcastle United v Beijing DCFC Morning Star Utd in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

18:50 – 20:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Club America v Co Antrim in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

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Wednesday July 26th 2017:
13:20 – 14:45
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Strikers FC v Otago in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

16:30 – 18:00
BBC 2
Swimming – World Championships from Budapest.

16:50 – 18:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Beijing DCFC Morning Star Utd v Co Tyrone in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

18:50 – 20:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – Newcastle United v Komazawa Uni FC in the Super Cup NI (not on BBC Red Button channel).

19:30 – 22:00
More 4
Women’s Euro 2017 LIVE – Switzerland v France, Group C match.

20:00 – 21:00
ITV 4
British Superbikes – Highlights of the Brands Hatch GP.

Thursday July 27th 2017:
17:00 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Swimming LIVE – World Championships from Budapest.

18:50 – 20:15
BBC Sport App/Web
Football – NI Super Cup Semi Final Fixture To Be Confirmed (not on BBC Red Button channel).

19:00 – 20:00
Channel 5
Test Cricket Highlights – England v South Africa, 3rd Test from the Oval.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel 4
Women’s Euro 2017 LIVE – England v Portugal, Group D match.

19:30 – 22:00
More 4
Women’s Euro 2017 LIVE – Scotland v Spain, Group D match.

20:00 – 21:00
ITV 4
Road Racing Series – Highlights of the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

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Friday July 28th 2017:
16:30 – 18:00
BBC 2
Swimming – World Championships from Budapest.

18:30 – 19:00
ITV 4
The Darts Show – All the latest news, facts and rankings.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel 5
Test Cricket Highlights – England v South Africa, 3rd Test from the Oval.

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling – The Super X Cup Tournament continues.

And Coming Soon…

Emirates Cup to be shown live and exclusively on Quest.

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Chris’s Verdict:
Great that Quest is making even more Sport available for Freeview viewers. British Superbikes Round 7 will be live on Quest on August 6th and Round 9 will be shown on September 10th. The Snooker World Open will also be shown between September 18th and 24th… and the European Masters and Home Nations will follow later in the year! So many Snooker tournaments now available to watch on Freeview via BBC, ITV4 or Quest – it’s great for the sport. Quest did show some football three years ago, when they broadcast the 2014 Schalke 04 Cup and the Dubai Challenge Cup.

Fans can watch all the action live and for free on Freeview, Freesat, Sky, Virgin and BT TV.
Saturday 29 July – RB Leipzig vs Sevilla at 2pm and Arsenal vs Benfica at 4.20pm.
Sunday 30 July – RB Leipzig vs Benfica at 2pm and Arsenal vs Sevilla at 4.20pm

Full Transmission Times – Sat 13:55-15:45 and 16:15-18:05/Sun 13:55-15:45 and 16:15-18:05

Quest is to show live and exclusive coverage of the Emirates Cup 2017 over the weekend of the 29-30 July as Arsenal play host for the summer pre-season tournament – and £52 million record signing Alexandre Lacazette makes his home debut.

Quest will bring football fans all the action live and for free from the four-way clash at the Emirates Stadium – that welcomes Benfica, the current Portuguese champions, Sevilla, the Europa League winners in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and RB Leipzig, who finished this season as runners up in the Bundesliga.

This will be the ninth staging of the Emirates Cup, which has been a regular fixture in Arsenal’s pre-season schedule since moving to Emirates Stadium.

The Emirates Cup 2017 kicks-off at 2pm on Saturday 29 July with RB Leipzig taking on Sevilla, Arsenal then face Benfica at 4.20pm. On Sunday 30 July, RB Leipzig play Benfica at 2pm, before Arsenal bring the tournament to a close against Sevilla, which kicks off at 4.20pm.

As normal, teams are awarded three points for a win and one point for a draw. However, the competition rewards attacking play, with teams awarded an additional point for each goal they score. Shots on target will used to decide the tournament winners if teams are level on points and goal difference.

“The Emirates Cup is a fantastic tournament and great addition to Quest’s line-up of top sporting action. From the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race to the Giro d’Italia, cycling’s first grand tour of the season and World Snooker’s Home Nations Series later in the year, Quest shows a rich variety of sport for fans, all for free,” said Simon Downing, Head of Quest.

Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: “We’re all delighted to once again be hosting the Emirates Cup this summer. Every year we have staged the competition, the Emirates Cup has been hugely successful and a thoroughly enjoyable weekend of football. Benfica, Sevilla and Leipzig are three strong clubs, with good players, who will not only hopefully produce some exciting football, but also provide us with high quality preparation ahead of the new season.”

Quest is on Freeview channel number 37, Freesat 167, Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV.

UK Sports Broadcasting Rights – Part 1: Golf
Time to start a new weekly series, trying to explain the Sport available on Freeview at present. And, with the conclusion to The Open this weekend – seems like Golf is a good place to start. And, if the rights situation changes with Golf, I’ll republish in a future issue. With Golf, it’s quite straight forward – there’s only the BBC that broadcasts any Golf on Freeview at present, with a mixture of live broadcasts and highlights programmes.
Majors
The Open – With live coverage exclusive to Sky Sports now, there’s a two hour daily highlights programme for each day, on BBC Two until 2021.
The Masters – BBC Two once again the broadcaster. Highlights of Rounds 1 and 2, plus live coverage of Rounds 3 and 4 until 2019.
US PGA Championship – Live and exclusive on the BBC in 2017.  If this continues in 2017, it would mean the BBC broadcast 6 days of live coverage from the ‘Majors’ in total.

Other Events
Ryder Cup – Highlights will be on the BBC until 2018, with live coverage on Sky Sports.
BMW PGA Championship – Highlights will be on the BBC until 2018, with live coverage on Sky Sports.
Scottish Open – Highlights will be on the BBC until 2018, with live coverage on Sky Sports.

TV Player Highlights For This Week

Eurosport – TV Player is home to Eurosport, and the channels have extensive coverage of the Women’s European Football Championships. On Saturday, there’s live coverage of Iceland v Switzerland at 5pm on Eurosport 1 and France v Austria at 7:30pm on Eurosport 2 – no Freeview coverage for these games. The Cycling Tour De Wallonie starts on Eurosport 1 on Monday.

Comedy Central – Look out for Sharknado on Thursday at 9pm. I’ve only seen clips of this, but it attracted a cult following, and sequels have followed!

Music Review – Deacon Blue: The Believers

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And now, time to take a listen to Deacon Blue’s latest album, ‘The Believers’. I first truly appreciated Deacon Blue during my college and university days, thanks to college friend Craig West, who compiled a cassette full of his recommended Deacon Blue favourites for me to discover. Also, during their ‘Homesick’ tour, I saw them perform live at the Manchester Apollo, and it still is genuinely one of the best concerts I have ever been to.

Great venue, great band, great sound – what more could you want? I also recently bought their first album, ‘Raintown’ on vinyl – which is an absolute classic. Fast forward to present date, and how does the band sound now?

Track Listing:
The Believers
This Is A Love Song
I Will and I Won’t
Meteors
Gone
What I Left Out
A Boy
Birds
You Can’t Know Everything
Delivery Man
Come Awake
B Boy

On Deacon Blue’s website at the time of release (September 2016), singer Ricky Ross wrote “Here’s eleven songs to take you on the next part of the journey. Old songs are old friends; we hope you can find it in your hearts to let these new ones into your life.”
The Believers is a great opening track, and for me, is a classic, up there with ‘Chocolate Girl’, ‘Real Gone Kid’ and many others.

Tracks 2 and 3 are really strong too – I Will and I Won’t is a great love song, which will play over and over in your head, hours after you’ve listened to it.

And, I’ve listened to this album several times now and cliche as it sounds, it genuinely gets better every time I listen to it.  Each time I play it, there’s a different song that stands out – and different lyrics stand out each time too.  That’s how good a record it is.  ‘You Can’t Know Everything’ and ‘Delivery Man’ my latest favourites!

Deacon Blue are touring this year – check out http://deaconblue.com/live/ for more information.  It’s been too long since that gig at the Apollo, I will have to go and see them again!  Chris

Sport on Freeview W/C July 15th 2017

Hello all – welcome to this week’s blog.  Wimbledon ends… The Tour De France continues, there’s the British Grand Prix and there’s live Women’s Euro 2017 Football as well as the World Para Athletics Championships.

Saturday July 15th 2017:
06:10 – 06:40
Channel Four
The Grid

06:40 – 07:05
Channel Four
Triathlon – Highlights from Cardiff Bay

08:50 – 09:20
Channel Four
F1 Meets Claire Williams

08:55 – 10:00
ITV4
British Formula 3

09:20 – 09:55
Channel Four
F1 Meets Toto Wolff

09:55 – 11:25
Channel Four
F1: Live British Grand Prix Practice 3

10:00 – 11:00
ITV
ITV Racing
The Opening Show. Racing Preview.

11:25 – 11:55
Channel Four
F1 Meets Nigel Mansell

11:55 – 14:30
Channel Four
F1 – British Grand Prix Qualifying LIVE

12:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 14.

13:00 – 18:25
BBC One
Wimbledon 2017
Women’s Final Day.

13:35 – 17:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
From Newmarket, Ascot and York

16:45 – 18:10
Spike
Formula E LIVE Qualifying from New York

18:25 – 20:00
BBC Two
Wimbledon 2017
Penultimate day of the tournament.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket – England v South Africa Highlights

20:00 – 21:00
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon – Highlights

20:00 – 00:00
ITV4
World Series of Darts LIVE
Coverage from Las Vegas

22:00 – 23:30
Channel Five
Formula E LIVE from New York

Sunday July 16th 2017:
12:00 – 12:35
Channel Four
F1 – British Grand Prix Build Up

12:35 – 15:10
Channel Four
F1 – British Grand Prix LIVE

13:00 – 18:30
BBC One
Wimbledon 2017 – The Men’s Singles Final LIVE

15:10 – 16:30
Channel Four
F1 – British Grand Prix Reaction

15:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button
Wimbledon 2017 LIVE

17:30 – 19:10
Channel Five
Formula E LIVE from New York

17:30 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Diving World Championships

19:10 – 20:00
Channel Five
Test Cricket – England v South Africa Highlights

22:20 – 23:20
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon – Highlights

23:20 – 00:20
BBC Two
Golf – Scottish Open Final Round Highlights

Monday July 17th 2017:
00:20 – 01:20
BBC Two
Athletics
Diamond League Highlights from Rabat.

13:00 – 14:00
BBC Two
Athletics
Diamond League Highlights from Rabat.

14:00 – 16:15
BBC Two
Triathlon
Highlights from the ITU World Series in Hamburg.

17:30 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Diving World Championships

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Latest news from the tour. Rest day today.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel Four
World Para Athletics Championships LIVE
Day 4 coverage.

Tuesday July 18th 2017:
12:30 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France
Live coverage of Stage 16.

17:30 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Diving World Championships

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Highlights of Stage 16.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel Four
World Para Athletics Championships LIVE
Day 5 coverage.

Wednesday July 19th 2017:
11:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Live coverage of Stage 17.

19:00 – 22:00
Channel Four
Women’s Euro 2017 LIVE – England v Scotland

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Highlights of Stage 17.

19:30 – 22:00
More 4
World Para Athletics Championships LIVE
Day 6 coverage.

Thursday July 20th 2017:
06:00 – 06:15
ITV4
World Cup Rivalries – England v Argentina

09:00 – 11:45
ITV4
Tour De France
4th staging of the Women’s Race – LIVE

11:45 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Live coverage of Stage 18.

17:30 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Diving World Championships

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Highlights of Stage 18.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel Four
World Para Athletics Championships LIVE
Day 7 coverage.

20:00 – 22:00
BBC Two
Golf – The Open
Highlights from Royal Birkdale

Friday July 21st 2017:
11:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Live coverage of Stage 19.

17:30 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Diving World Championships

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Highlights of Stage 19.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel Four
World Para Athletics Championships LIVE
Day 8 coverage.

20:00 – 22:00
BBC Two
Golf – The Open
Highlights from Royal Birkdale

Sport on Freeview W/C July 8th 2017

Hello all – welcome to this week’s blog.  Will update during the week and add more!  Note that highlights of the British Lions Rugby 3rd Test is on S4C at 6:30pm, and will be available afterwards on BBC Iplayer – don’t miss it!  Chris

Saturday July 8th 2017:
06:10 – 06:40
Channel Four
Caterham Seven Championship from Silverstone.

10:00 – 11:00
BBC Two
Athletics
Diamond League meeting from Lausanne.

12:15 – 18:25
BBC One
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE
Day 6 of play from SW19.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Coverage from Sandown and Haydock

14:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 19:00
Channel Four
F1: Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights

18:30 – 19:30
PICK OF THE DAY
S4C (available via TV Player and BBC Iplayer)
British Lions v New Zealand Highlights
The only way to catch Free to Air highlights of the Final Test!

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket
England v South Africa 1st Test Highlights

20:30 – 21:30
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon

Sunday July 9th 2017:
10:30 – 16:30
ITV4
Tour De France
Stage 9 LIVE

12:15 – 13:15
BBC Two
London Anniversary Games

13:15 – 16:30
BBC Two
London Anniversary Games

17:45 – 20:00
Channel Four
F1: Austrian Grand Prix Highlights

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket
England v South Africa 1st Test Highlights

Monday July 10th 2017:
11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon 2017 LIVE
Coverage continues.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket
England v South Africa 1st Test Highlights

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Highlights from the series so far.

20:30 – 21:30
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon – Highlights

Tuesday July 11th 2017:
07:15 – 08:00
BBC Two
The Super League Show
Rugby League Highlights

12:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Stage 10.

12:30 – 20:00
BBC Two
Wimbledon 2017 LIVE
Coverage continues.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France Highlights
Stage 10.

20:00 – 21:00
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon – Highlights

Wednesday July 12th 2017:
12:00 – 17:15
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Stage 11.

13:00 – 20:00
BBC Two
Wimbledon 2017 LIVE
Coverage continues.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France Highlights
Stage 11.

20:00 – 21:00
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon – Highlights

Thursday July 13th 2017:
09:45 – 16:30
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Stage 12.

12:30 – 20:00
BBC Two
Wimbledon 2017 LIVE
Coverage continues.

13:45 – 18:00
BBC One
Wimbledon 2017 LIVE
Coverage continues.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France Highlights
Stage 12.

20:00 – 21:00
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon – Highlights

20:00 – 00:00
ITV4
Darts World Series from USA

Friday July 14th 2017:
08:55 – 10:35
Channel Four
F1 – British Grand Prix Practice 1 LIVE

12:30 – 20:00
BBC Two
Wimbledon 2017 LIVE
Coverage continues.

12:55 – 15:00
Channel Four
F1 – British Grand Prix Practice 2 LIVE

13:30 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Stage 13.

13:45 – 18:00
BBC One
Wimbledon 2017 LIVE
Coverage continues.

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket
England v South Africa 2nd Test Highlights

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France Highlights
Stage 13.

19:30 – 22:00
Channel Four
World Para Athletics Championships LIVE.
Opening Day of coverage from London.

20:00 – 21:00
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon – Highlights

20:00 – 00:00
ITV4
Darts World Series from USA

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling

22:40 – 23:10
ITV
The Eubanks
Documentary.

Sport on Freeview Up to July 7th 2017

Hello all, welcome to this week’s blog.  Sorry for the delay in getting this uploaded – but normal service has now resumed!  There is a LOT of sport in the next ten/eleven days, so will keep adding it – come back for more updates to this page!  Please note, Front Runner has now closed on Freeview Channel 91.  You will need to retune to receive six BBC Red Button channels – if your TV can receive Freeview HD channels, then you should be able to receive them.  Enjoy the Tennis and the Tour De France this week!  Chris

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SPORT ON S4C THIS WEEKEND

Catch all the action from the vital second test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions comes from the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Having suffered defeat in the first test in Auckland, the task facing the visitors to avoid a series defeat at the hands of the present world champions is simply colossal. Join Catrin Heledd and the team from 19.30 on Saturday 1 July, for extended highlights and analysis, with commentary from Wyn Gruffydd and Dafydd Jones. (S)

 

AND watch highlights of the 8th round of the World Rally Championship from Poland in the company of Emyr Penlan, on Ralïo+. Plus, as the BRC travels to Ypres for the first time in its history, we’ll be keeping an eye on the Welshmen competing in the 4th round. Watch from 18.30 on Monday 3 July.

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Friday June 30th 2017:
21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling

Saturday July 1st 2017:
06:00 – 06:50
ITV4
Motorsport UK

06:35 – 07:05
Channel Four
Mobil1 The Grid

07:05 – 07:35
Channel Four
Ypres Rally

10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

12:15 – 15:00
BBC One
Tennis from Eastbourne

13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – From Newcastle and Newmarket

14:00 – 18:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 1 (Also Live on S4C)

15:00 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 601
Athletics World Championships

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Coverage of Stage 1 (Highlights on S4C at 10pm)

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
The Big Fish Off

22:00 – 00:00
Spike
Spike Fight Night – Bellator 180

Sunday July 2nd 2017:
06:00 – 06:05
ITV4
Football’s Greatest – Eusebio

11:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 2 (Also live on S4C)

11:05 – 12:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Wimbledon 2016 Review
Repeated at 6pm on BBC Red Button 601 in a loop until midnight.

12:00 – 13:00
BBC Two
Athletics – Diamond League Highlights
Repeated at 6pm on BBC Red Button 601

13:00 – 17:00
BBC Two
Athletics
World Championship Team Trials LIVE

16:45 – 17:00
ITV4
Hat Trick Heroes

17:20 – 18:35
BBC One
Sue Barker – Our Wimbledon
Documentary

18:30 – 21:30
ITV
Football
Confederations Cup Final LIVE
Germany v Chile

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Coverage of Stage 2 (Highlights at 10pm on S4C)

Monday July 3rd 2017:
00:45 – 01:45
ITV4
The Football Mavericks

02:45 – 03:15
Channel Four
KOTV Boxing Weekly

03:00 – 03:50
ITV
Motorsport UK

03:15 – 03:40
Channel Four
Gillette World Sport

06:00 – 06:10
ITV4
Football Rivalries

11:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 3 (Also Live on S4C)

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 1 of Tennis Coverage

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE
11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

13:45 – 18:00
BBC One
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

16:45 – 17:00
ITV4
Football Rivalries – Arsenal v Spurs

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

19:00 – 20:00
Channel FIve
Moto GP Highlights
From Germany

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Highlights of Stage 3 (Highlights at 10pm on S4C)

20:30 – 21:30
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon
Repeated from 9pm on BBC Red Button 601.

21:00 – 00:10
Spike
Slammiversary 15
Pay Per View event.

Tuesday July 4th 2017:
00:00 – 00:50
BBC One
The Super League Show

00:20 – 01:20
ITV
Motorsport UK

06:00 – 06:20
ITV4
World Cup Rivalries

07:10 – 08:00
BBC Two
The Super League Show

11:00 – 16:30
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 4

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 2 of Tennis Coverage

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

13:45 – 18:00
BBC One
Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
FIA World Rally Championship Highlights

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France Highlights
Repeated at 11am tomorrow on ITV4.

20:30 – 21:30
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon
Repeated at 9pm on Red Button 601.

Wednesday July 5th 2017:
11:30 – 13:00
BBC One
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

12:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 5

13:00 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 3 of Tennis Coverage

13:45 – 18:00
BBC One
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 3 of Tennis Coverage.

16:45 – 17:00
ITV4
Football’s Greatest – Maradona

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France Highlights

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Goodwood Festival – First Glance.

20:30 – 21:30
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
British Superbike Highlights

Thursday July 6th 2017:
11:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 6

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 4 of Tennis Coverage

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

13:45 – 18:00
BBC One
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket Highlights – England v South Africa

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France Highlights

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Goodwood Festival of Speed
20:30 – 21:30
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon

21:00 – 01:00
ITV4
Darts – World Series
Coverage from Shanghai of the latest World Series tournament.

Friday July 7th 2017:
11:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 7

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 5 of Tennis Coverage

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

11:30 – 17:30
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

13:45 – 18:00
BBC One
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 601
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 602
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 603
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 604
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 605
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

17:30 – 21:00
BBC Red Button 606
Tennis – Wimbledon LIVE

18:00 – 19:00
ITV4
The Darts Show

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket Highlights – England v South Africa

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France Highlights

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Goodwood Festival of Speed

20:30 – 21:30
BBC Two
Today at Wimbledon

21:00 – 23:00
Dave
Live BAMMA World Title Fight

21:00 – 01:00
ITV4
Darts – World Series
Coverage from Shanghai of the latest World Series tournament.

21:00 – 23:00
Spike
Impact Wrestling

Front Runner Closed on Freeview

Statement below from Front Runner – sad news, I did enjoy Indoor League, British GT and their Darts coverage.  I hope it will be added to a platform soon, where I can once again view the channel.  Chris

Front Runner, the nation’s only free-to-air sports channel, is no longer on Freeview channel 91, but is still available without subscription on Sky 468 and 469 and more platforms will be added in time.

We’re very excited by our new strategic plans to bring more sport to UK homes and can’t wait to share our plans with you shortly.

In the meantime, we have a whole host of adrenaline-action sports for you on Front Runner including our latest addition of Lucha Libre AAA wrestling along with channel favourites such as Poker Nights in America, darts, motorsport, Greyhound racing and much, much more.

Be sure to stay tuned to our social media accounts for the latest news and scheduling times.

You can find us on Facebook here: https://business.facebook.com/frontrunnertv/?business_id=345838745755965

And on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrontRunnerTV

Sport on Freeview Up To June 23rd 2017

Hello all – back from my holidays, all refreshed – and welcome to this week’s blog.  Lots of great sport this week, and will add a couple of updates to the listings over the weekend, so please do come back.  Let us know your comments below – keep in touch, Chris

Friday June 16th 2017:
20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Review Show Two

21:30 – 22:30
Front Runner
AAA Wrestling

Saturday June 17th 2017:
07:05 – 08:00
Channel Four
Triathlon
From Blenheim Palace.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV4
ITV Racing Live
From York, Musselburgh and Sandown.

13:30 – 15:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

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14:20 – 17:05
BBC One
Rugby League Challenge Cup LIVE
Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors

16:30 – 19:30
Front Runner
England Open LIVE

19:30 – 20:30
Lions Rugby Union Tour
The Tour returns to North Island and the Rotorua International Stadium for the match between the Maori All Blacks and the Lions. This is considered to be the unofficial Test Match as the proud Maori Nation take to the international stage. Join Catrin Heledd, Jamie Robinson and Deiniol Jones for analysis with Gareth Rhys Owen and Gwyn Jones providing commentary on the highlights.

20:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
Rugby Union LIVE
Argentina v England – the Second Test.

20:00 – 21:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

Sunday June 18th 2017:
09:30 – 14:45
ITV4
Le Mans LIVE
The closing stages of this year’s race.

09:45 – 13:00
BBC Red Button
Rowing World Cup from Poznan

10:00 – 11:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

13:00 – 14:30
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

13:30 – 14:30
BBC Two
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

13:45 – 16:00
S4C
Under 20’s Rugby
WORLD RUGBY UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIP
Having followed Wales Under 20s’ journey along every step of the competition, S4C will show the team’s final match live from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Broadcast time and confirmation of Wales’ opponents will be given following Wales’ 5th place semi-final match against Scotland on Tuesday. Viewers will also be able to watch the match live online at s4c.cymru or via the S4C Chwaraeon Facebook Live page.

14:00 – 21:00
Front Runner
England Open LIVE

14:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
Rugby League LIVE
Hull FC v Castleford Tigers – Challenge Cup

15:45 – 17:45
BT Showcase
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Rowing

21:00 – 22:00
Front Runner
Indoor League.
Double Bill with Fred Trueman.

23:15 – 00:05
BBC Two
Cricket – Champions Trophy Final Highlights

Monday June 19th 2017:
12:00 – 13:00
BBC Two
Athletics
Diamond League highlights from Stockholm

12:30 – 13:30
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Australia v Germany

17:45 – 20:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

19:00 – 21:00
BT Showcase
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

23:15 – 00:15
BBC Two
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

Tuesday June 20th 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 1

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
World Superbikes
Highlights from Misano, Italy.

Wednesday June 21st 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:10 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 2

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Russia v Portugal

18:30 – 21:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Mexico v New Zealand

19:00 – 20:30
Front Runner
AAA Wrestling

21:15 – 22:15
ITV4
British Superbikes
Highlights from Knockhill.

Thursday June 22nd 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 3

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Cameroon v Australia

18:30 – 21:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Germany v Chile

Friday June 23rd 2017:
09:55 – 11:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix Practice 1 LIVE

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 4

13:55 – 15:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix Practice 2 LIVE

17:00 – 18:00
Front Runner
NZ Rally Championship

17:45 – 19:30
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE