Live Darts on Front Runner This Weekend!

Chris:  Great to see more live Darts on Freeview – full details below.  Front Runner is building up some great live sport, including British GT.  The Darts coverage has been really good – with commentator John Gwynne being on board it gives the production great credibility too.  Please do check out the coverage this weekend.

 

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England Darts Organisation’s flagship international event the England Open is being televised LIVE on Front Runner this weekend – with some of the world’s best players competing for the coveted titles.

The 10th England Open will be broadcast live on Saturday (June 17) and Sunday (June 18) to 19 million homes across the UK and Northern Ireland on SKY ch469, Freesat ch250, Freeview ch91, Talk Talk/ BT ch91.

On Saturday, Front Runner will air the National Singles Men’s and Ladies Finals from 4.30pm, and the main show will start on Sunday at 3pm with six hours of darts from The Men’s, Ladies and Youth stage finals.

Filming will take place at the Bunn Leisure Holiday Centre in Selsey, near Bognor Regis, in West Sussex – a venue which has become famous through hosting this popular annual event.

Players competing in the men’s categories include:-

  • World Champion Glen “Duzza” Durrant, who will return to defend the titles he won last year;

  • Northumberland’s Gary “Big Robbo” Robson, who will mark his 50th birthday attempting to retain his National Singles Title from last year and also win his second open title following his previous victory in 2011;

  • Wesley “Sparky” Harms who leads the Dutch invasion of players and will be bidding for his fourth title as the most successful player in the history of the event; and

  • Scotland’s Ross “The Boss” Montgomery who leads the invasion from the north in a bid to win his second title.

Players lined up for the women’s categories are:-

  • Deta “The Dark Destroyer” Hedman, who bids to retain both her Open and National Singles Titles from last year;

  • Anastasia “From Russia with Love” Dobromyslova, Russia’s former three-times world champion;

  • Trina “Golden Girl” Gulliver MBE, 10 times world champion; and

  • Lisa “The Lancashire Rose” Ashton, who is the current world champion and is attempting to win her first England Open title.

In the youth categories, Owen Maiden from the West Midlands and Yorkshire’s Beau Greaves will attempt to defend their previous titles.

Tommy Thompson, Chairman of the England Darts Organisation, said: “The England Darts Organisation is thrilled that Front Runner is transmitting our flagship event which celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.”

He added: “We hope this strengthens our current and future collaboration with the channel, which also broadcast The Isle of Man Open and British Internationals live from their respective venues earlier this year.”

Ross Ravago, from Front Runner, said: “We’re really pleased to be offering another weekend of live international darts on Front Runner. Be sure to tune in from 4.30pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday for all the action at the England Open.”

Schedule of matches and times can be found on www.englanddarts.co.uk.

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Picture Caption IMAGE 1. Darts champions Glen Durrant (L) and Deta Hedman (R)

About Front Runner

Front Runner is the UK’s first and only free-to-air dedicated sports channel and leads the way in showcasing the best in action sports from across the globe. It offers the latest news from the worlds of motorsport, professional fighting and live sports. Along with adrenaline-fuelled action, there’s also darts, poker, comedy and chat. Updates are available through the Front Runner‘s Facebook page and Twitter feed. The channel is available on SKY ch469, Freesat ch250, Freeview ch91, Talk Talk/ BT ch91.

About England Darts Organisation

The England Darts Organisation, was formed 10 years ago, and in this relatively short period of time have grown into the world’s second largest provider of International Ranking events, behind the PDC. Their National teams, representing Mens’, Ladies, Youth, have dominated the International scene, at all levels, during World Cups, Europe Cups, British Internationals, 6 Nations International Championships, throughout the last decade. The EDO has introduced many new trailblazing initiatives, including the transmission of all their events live on the internet platform. More information can be viewed through their website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and a members newsletter.

Try Racing UK for a month – Now!

Many thanks once again to Racing UK for supporting my blog – and they have kindly informed us of a great trial which Sport on Freeview Readers can take a look at.  Fancy a free one month’s trial of Racing UK?  Within that month, you can catch all of this year’s Royal Ascot meeting – live and uninterrupted.

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The trial is available until Sunday 25th June – so don’t miss out! What can you expect from Racing UK?

  • Every race live from up to 80 meetings from the UK’s best racecourses
  • In-depth preview and review shows
  • Live coverage from 9am during Royal Ascot
  • Watch on TV, tablet and mobile
  • Watch in HD on Sky 432
  • Now available on YouView, BT TV, Plusnet TV and Talk Talk TV

Full details can be found here – http://www.racinguk.com/freetrial

I watch Racing UK via my Connected Panasonic Freeview Hard Drive – and it works a treat.  Try it for yourselves – let me know and comment below if you sign up for the trial, plenty of ways to view the channel.  Chris

Quest Serves Up Live Le Mans!

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Chris:  See full details which have been kindly sent to us from Quest.  ITV4 also have coverage of the conclusion to this year’s Le Mans as well!

 

24 hours of Le Mans

 

It’s back!

 

Kickstart your summer with arguably, one of the biggest motor-racing events of all time: 24 hours of Le Mans.

 

Organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, this will be the 85th running of the 24 hour race, and will be held at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France.

 

With 60 cars, 180 drivers, including Christina Nielsen, the only woman driver in this year’s event, this year’s line-up will prove to be even more exciting, and you can regularly check in with Quest for a ‘motor fix’!

 

Quest will be showing the nail-biting LIVE start on Saturday 17th from 1.30pm and the last 2 hours of the race on Sunday 18th from 1pm, plus catching up throughout the weekend and finally, rounding up the action with highlights of the whole magnificent ride on Monday 19th June. 

 

Catch 24 Hours of Le Mans at these times:

Saturday 17th June: 1.30-3pm and 8-9pm (LIVE START & RACING)

Sunday 18th June: 10-11am and 1-2.30pm (LIVE FINISH & RACING)

Monday 19th June: Race Highlights at 7pm & repeated at 11pm

 

 

Follow Quest on Facebook and Twitter for LIVE updates from the race.

 

 

Freeview Channel 37, YouView 37, Sky 144, and Virgin 172

Wrestling on Front Runner

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide wrestling to make

its UK debut on free UK sports channel Front Runner

 

Mexico’s biggest wrestling promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide
is set to be broadcast on UK television for the first time in its history, exclusively on the free-to-air sports channel
Front Runner.

 

The first show will be aired on
Wednesday 14th June at 9pm to 19 million homes across the UK and Northern Ireland
on SKY ch469, Freesat ch250, Freeview ch91, Talk Talk/ BT ch91.

 

The fast action wrestling style of Lucha
Libre AAA Worldwide, which is celebrating its 25-year anniversary this year, offers wrestling fans the chance to see some of the world’s greatest luchador wrestlers such as Johnny Mundo, Angelico, La Parka, Super Fly, Drago and luchadora Taya.  

 

The Mexican promotion showcases the best
‘lucha libre’ style wrestling, focusing on rapid sequences of chain and grapple wrestling maneuvers as well as high-flying offence from the top ropes. Many of the international competitors wear masks when competing.

 

Ross Ravago,
from Front Runner said: “We are thrilled to be able to broadcast one of the biggest wrestling company’s to UK wrestling fans and believe that it is a fantastic alternative to similar programmes already shown in the UK.

 

He added: “Wrestling has a long heritage
both here in the UK and in Mexico and we are delighted to be able to gain the rights to broadcast this world renowned weekly episodic show, every Wednesday night from 9.30pm.”

S4C this weekend…

SUNDAY 11 JUNE

 

19.15 SGORIO RHYNGWLADOL: SERBIA v CYMRU, kick off 19.45, live from the Rajko Mitic Stadium, Belgrade.

Live coverage of Serbia v Wales from the Stadion Rajko Mitic in Belgrade – kick-off, 19.45. Join Dylan Ebenezer and ex-Wales internationals Dai Davies and Owain Tudur Jones for all the action and reaction from the crucial clash as Chris Coleman’s side aims to reach the FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia next year. With commentary from Nic Parry and Malcolm Allen and Nicky John reporting from the touchline.

 

ALSO with S4C showing highlights of every match of the British and Lions’ tour to New Zealand, viewers can watch all the action from the match against the Auckland Blues, at 22.00 on Wednesday 7 June. This will be the first of three visits to Eden Park and under the coaching of Tana Umaga, the city’s Super Rugby team are sure to offer a strong challenge. Join Catrin Heledd and our team of pundits for full highlights and analysis. (S)

 

AND during the Lions’ tour, another chance to see this tribute to one of the biggest stars in world rugby – Jonah Lomu: Cawr y Crysau Duon. The programme features rare interviews with Jonah’s mother and brother, Hepi and John Lomu, as well as ex-All Blacks’ coaches John Hart and Sir Graham Henry plus Welsh stars such as Jonathan Davies and Sir Gareth Edwards. This in-depth portrait into the personal and professional life of Jonah Lomu takes us from the celebrations on the pitch to the tragedy of his untimely death as we hear the full story of the great All Black and his connections with Wales. The programme starts at 22.00 on Friday 9 June(S)

 

AND the next stop of the British and Irish Lions’ tour of New Zealand is the AMI Stadium in Christchurch, as they face Super Rugby’s most successful team – The Crusaders. Having won the Super Rugby tournament seven times in the past, they are once again New Zealand’s strongest contenders this season and will be confident of taking another huge scalp. Join Catrin Heledd and our team of pundits for full highlights and analysis from 19.30 on Saturday 10 June. (S)

 

 

(S) English subtitles 
(EC) English soundtrack available via the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option

S4C is available on: Sky 104, Freeview 4, Virgin TV 166 and Freesat 104 in Wales

Sky 134, Freesat 120 and Virgin TV 166 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

S4C HD is available for Sky and Freesat viewers in Wales and across the UK.

 

Live online and on demand on s4c.cymru and by using the S4C app for iOS and Android.

Viewers across the UK can also watch S4C on BBC iPlayer,tvcatchup.comtvplayer.com, YouView and via the Facebook app.

 

Flowers In The Dirt – Reviewed!

Flowers in the Dirt Review
The Paul McCartney Archive Collection continues with ‘Flowers in the Dirt’, McCartney’s solo effort from 1989. It was my good friend Craig Whitfield that introduced me to this album in 2005. I was going through a tough time, and the album was just the medication I needed.
It’s now available in a wide variety of formats, with new songs ready for me to discover.
Regarding the original album, it’s an absolute classic. Starts with the single ‘My Brave Face’, and into ‘Rough Ride’. Then a duet with Elvis Costello, ‘You Want Her Too’, one of several collaborations recorded – more on that later. There’s upbeat tracks, and mellow ones too. ‘Distractions’ is a soft, gentle number, as is ‘Put It There’ which follows a couple of tracks on.
My favourite track of the original LP has to be ‘This One’ – so much is it my favourite track that genuinely, I would have it played at my funeral. That’s how much I love it. It wasn’t a single, you probably haven’t heard of it, but genuinely, it’s brilliant.
Disc 2 in the new Special Edition includes nine previously unreleased Costello and McCartney collaborations. I’d heard ‘You Want Her Too’ before and this is a great song, but to hear eight more tracks, 28 years after the album first came out is just brilliant!  And they are sensational – adding even more, to an album that was already a favourite of mine.

So much work goes into the Paul McCartney Archive Collection – from locating previously unheard material, to the actual remastering of the albums too.  I already look forward to the next release with anticipation.

 

Chris

Sport on Freeview Up to June 9th

Hello all – a bumper edition as I’m off on my hols!  So, if I miss anything – log in, make a comment before with the programme, and then other readers will be able to see it.  That would be a big help!!!  As for this weekend, there’s LIVE BDO World Darts on Front Runner all weekend – look out for that.  There’s French Open Tennis on ITV4 all week too…  America’s Cup Sailing, and live UEFA Champions League on BT Showcase next weekend.  Chris

Friday May 26th 2017:
17:00 – 23:00
Front Runner
BDO Darts – World Trophy LIVE

Saturday May 27th 2017:
10:30 – 16:15
Quest
World Superbike Championship LIVE
From Donnington Park

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

12:00 – 13:00
BBC One
Football Focus

13:00 – 19:00
Front Runner
BDO Darts – World Trophy LIVE

13:30 – 16:30
ITV Racing LIVE
From Haydock, Goodwood and York

16:15 – 17:15
BBC One
The FA Cup Final Build Up

17:15 – 19:45
BBC One
The FA Cup Final LIVE – Arsenal v Chelsea

18:00 – 19:00
BBC Two
PGA Championship Highlights

18:00 – 20:00
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

22:55 – 23:55
ITV4
Premiership Rugby Union
Final Highlights

23:35 – 00:10
BBC One
FA Cup Final Highlights

Sunday May 28th 2017:
09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

10:00 – 16:15
Quest
World Superbike Championship LIVE
From Donnington Park

12:00 – 14:30
BBC Two
Athletics
Great Manchester Run LIVE

12:00 – 12:35
Channel Four
F1: Monaco Grand Prix Build Up

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

13:00 – 19:00
Front Runner
BDO Darts – World Trophy LIVE

14:30 – 15:30
BBC Two
Athletics
Diamond League Highlights from Oregon.

15:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
Rowing
European Championships Highlights

16:30 – 21:00
BT Sport App/Website
Indy 500 LIVE
Note – this is NOT on BT Showcase, but free via the app/website only.

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

22:00 – 23:00
Quest
Giro D’ Italia Highlights

23:20 – 00:15
ITV
Premiership Rugby Final Highlights
Coverage switches to Channel Five next season.

Monday May 29th 2017:
09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:00 – 20:30
Front Runner
BDO Darts – World Trophy LIVE
Final day of coverage.

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 19:30
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Record Breakers

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series
Action from Durham.

Tuesday May 30th 2017:
09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:00 – 13:45
BBC Two
The Super League Show
Rugby League action.

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 19:30
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – The Perfect Lap

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series
Action from Hertfordshire

Wednesday May 31st 2017:
07:30 – 08:30
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – The Perfect Lap

09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:30 – 17:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE from Epsom

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 20:00
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

19:00 – 20:55
BBC Red Button
Football
Live coverage of Bristol City v Chelsea in the Women’s Super League.

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – My Greatest Moment

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
World Superbike Highlights
From Donnington Park

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
A Question of Sport

23:00 – 00:05
World Rugby U20 Championship Highlights
Opening Pool Fixtures from Georgia

23:30 – 00:55
ITV
British Touring Car Championship Highlights

Thursday June 1st 2017:
08:30 – 09:30
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – My Greatest Moment

09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

19:20 – 21:30
BBC Red Button
Rugby Union LIVE
Live coverage of the match between Ulster and the famous Barbarians touring side at the Kingspan Stadium.

21:00 – 22:00
BBC One
Frank Skinner on Muhammad Ali

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT Preview Show

Friday June 2nd 2017:
08:30 – 09:30
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Preview Show

09:30 – 18:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:30 – 17:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE from Epsom

17:00 – 17:30
Front Runner 1
Mobil 1 – The Grid

18:00 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

18:00 – 20:00
BT Showcase
America’s Cup LIVE – Qualifying

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Qualifying Highlights

Saturday June 3rd 2017:
09:30 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

13:30 – 17:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE
Including the Epsom Derby

18:00 – 19:00
BT Showcase
UEFA Champions League Tonight

19:00 – 22:30
BT Showcase
UEFA Champions League Final LIVE
Juventus v Real Madrid

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
TT Highlights

22:45 – 23:45
ITV
UEFA Champions League Final Highlights

Sunday June 4th 2017:
09:30 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

15:25 – 18:15
ITV
Football LIVE
Michael Carrick Testimonial from Old Trafford

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
TT Highlights

22:00 – 23:00
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 1

23:30 – 00:20
BBC Two
Cricket
ICC Champions Trophy Highlights

Monday June 5th 2017:
09:30 – 21:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

21:00 – 22:00
ITV4
TT Highlights

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 2

Tuesday June 6th 2017:
00:45 – 01:35
BBC Two
Cricket
ICC Champions Trophy Highlights

12:30 – 20:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Moto GP Highlights from Italy

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 3

23:20 – 00:10
BBC Two
Cricket
ICC Champions Trophy Highlights

Wednesday June 7th 2017:
12:30 – 20:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 4

23:05 – 00:05
ITV4
Cycling – Women’s Tour Highlights
Stage 1

Thursday June 8th 2017:
11:00 – 20:00
ITV4
French Open Tennis LIVE

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
Cycling
World Tour Highlights Stage 5

Front Runner – BDO Darts this Weekend

Check out the exciting news – Front Runner 2 to launch on Sky and Freesat!  I’ve asked whether or not this will arrive on Freeview, but no plans yet.  Will keep you posted! Check out the LIVE BDO World Darts this weekend too! Chris

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Launch of Front Runner 2 on Sky

This means that Front Runner on Sky has moved so the two channels can be next to each other. Front Runner will remain on Freeview ch91..

  • Front Runner will broadcast on SKY ch469 and Freeview ch91 broadcasting  24/7
    schedule

  • Front Runner 2 will broadcast on SKY ch468 and Freesat ch250 just broadcasting
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British Darts Organisation
World Trophy – LIVE (May 26-29)

Front Runner will be showing the action live from the Memo Arts Centre in Barry, Wales from tonight.

The times are as follows:-

  • Tonight (Friday) 5pm – 11pm

  • Saturday 1pm – 7pm

  • Sunday 1pm – 7pm

  • Monday 1pm – 8.30pm

British GT Championship 2017

This will be shown on Front Runner 2 this weekend. It will be broadcast between 11.20am – 2pm and 3.40pm – 5.45pm.

Saturday 26th May

11pm.
UCMMA Warrior Challenge in the Cage.

Monday 28th May

10pm.
Poker Night in America

Tuesday 29th May

2pm.
Icelandic Formula Offroad.

Wednesday 30th May

2pm.
World Poker Tour (Also Friday)

4.30pm.
Arm Wars

5.30pm.
The Indoor League (Also Thursday June 1)

Friday 2nd June

5pm.
Mobil 1 The Grid.

Saturday 3rd June

11pm.
Warrior Challenge in the Cage.

Farewell BBC Store

Sad news from this week… The BBC will close its digital download service BBC Store after just 18 months, as the Corporation accepted that it had failed to compete with streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

I’ve been lucky enough to review and promote some of BBC Store’s titles here on my blog, including ‘Steve Coogan Live’, ‘Bread’ and ‘The Goodies’ – these were featured in my DVD/TV page.  I have now deleted these as the titles will be no longer available to purchase.  


According to the Radio Times website, “The service, which offered people the chance to buy and download digital copies of major BBC series or single episodes once they left iPlayer, failed to attract customers alongside the rise of on demand TV subscription services.”
BBC Store will close for good on 1st November 2017. Programmes that users have purchased will no longer be available, although the BBC will fully refund customers.  BBC Store customers are being contacted with options to claim either a refund for the total value of their previous purchases or an Amazon Video voucher for the value of their purchases plus 10 per cent, which they will be able to spend on the Amazon website.

If you have a BBC Store account and want to process your refund, visit http://www.bbcstore.com – you should have an email with further instructions.

For me, it’s sad news because BBC Store had released some great archive titles, including ‘Rentaghost’, ‘Jackanory’, Dennis Potter plays… and where will these get to be seen now?  Some had never been released on VHS or DVD previously too.  Netflix and Amazon tend to show more recent BBC series, and nothing too deep into the BBC Archive.  Looks like many programmes will just gather dust on the shelves again.  Chris

BT Sport’s Free Offering – Sailing and Indy 500

Hello all – two press releases from BT below…  note the Indy 500 is not on BT Showcase, but available via the BT Sport App.  Just download the app to your phone, and you can stream to your TV via Google Chromecast.  Chris

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BT SPORT UNVEILS SCHEDULE FOR AMERICA’S CUP THIS SUMMER

 

Sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie’s attempts to bring the biggest prize in sailing back to British waters to be shown live on BT Sport

 

Award-winning TV presenter Clare Balding and sailing legend Shirley Robertson and Stevie Morrison will present BT’s coverage of Sir Ben Ainslie’s bid to bring the America’s Cup back to the UK.

     Starting on Friday 26 May, BT Sport will be showing 23 days of exclusively live coverage from Bermuda until the finale on Tuesday 27 June.BT’s commitment to make televised sport more accessible will also see the first 12 days of live racing from the Qualifiers and the Challenger Play-off semi-finals plus highlights from the Challenger Final and the Match broadcast on BT’s Freeview channel, BT Sport Showcase HD channel 115 and Virgin channel 548.

     Clare Balding will anchor BT Sport’s coverage and alongside her will be double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson as reporter and Stevie Morrison providing expert analysis. BT Sport will show exclusively live all of the America’s Cup action from Bermuda, from the Qualifiers through to the America’s Cup Match across 23 days.

     This year’s competition will see the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie, hoping to win the oldest trophy in international sport with his Land Rover BAR team and the America’s Cup race boat “Rita”.

     BT is Land Rover BAR’s Official Technology in Sustainability Partner. BT has designed 4G wireless and fixed networks for the Land Rover BAR team allowing data relating to the catamaran’s performance, local sailing and weather conditions to be collected and transmitted direct from the boat back to “Mission Control” at the team’s operations centres in Bermuda and the UK.

     Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “Sir Ben Ainslie is one of the most famous British sporting names of all time, given his fantastic achievements at multiple Olympic Games. The America’s Cup is spectacular viewing, and I can’t wait to see this prestigious tournament on BT Sport, giving fans the chance to follow Sir Ben Ainslie’s quest to bring the cup home.”

     Sir Ben Ainslie, Landrover BAR, said “Fantastic news that BT Sport, the UK live rights holder will show the first 12 days of the America’s Cup racing on BT’s Freeview channels, starting on 26th May, it is a real boost for the team and British fans.”

BT SPORT TO SHOW INDIANAPOLIS 500 LIVE ON TV AND ONLINE

BT Sport will be shining the spotlight on F1 driver Fernando Alonso as he attempts to win the second leg of the historic “triple crown” in the 101stIndianapolis 500 (Indy500) race this weekend.

     Starting on Sunday, 28 May, the race will be broadcast in full, as well as featuring an exclusive interview with Fernando Alonso ahead of the iconic oval race. Coverage will be anchored by Suzi Perry live from the BT Sport studios in London and will include expert analysis from British professional racing driver Mike Conway and top sports journalist, Richard Williams.

     Having already won the Monaco Grand Prix, Alonso has set his sights on becoming only the second driver after the late Briton Graham Hill to win the Formula One championship, Indy and Le Mans.

     Coverage of the race will start at 4.30pm live on BT Sport/ESPN, and will also be available on www.btsport.com or via the BT Sport app. BT Sport is showing every Indycar race throughout the 2017 season.

     BT Sport’s coverage of the race is to be produced by independent company Whisper Films and will include insight from former F1 World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

     Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “Motor racing fans across the world are intrigued to see how the world class Fernando Alonso will fare against his more experienced Indycar competitors.   Led by Suzi Perry, our team will provide live expertise and analysis on one of the most iconic races on the global motorsport calendar.