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.

European Football to Remain on BT (Updated)

Full Press Release Below – many thanks to BT for sending this.  No answer yet on whether the 14 live Europa League and 12 Champions League games will continue after the 2017/18 season though.  Will BT Showcase continue?  Social media is mentioned in the press release, but no mention of BT Showcase.  ITV will no longer have highlights – will these be only available on You Tube or Facebook?  We shall see…  

Chris’s Prediction (for what it may be worth)…

I think we will see the closure of BT Showcase after the Champions League final in 2018.  Freeview space is costly, and BT don’t have to show nine Aviva Premiership games… their only obligation seems to be to make the highlights of the Big Bash League games free to air, but perhaps these could go to to Channel Five like some of the live games have.  Do let me know what you think, but I do think they will sell their Freeview space next year, in one way, it will recuperate a very small percentage back of the costs they have amassed for the new UEFA rights!  Chris

Full Press Release below…

BT Sport will remain the exclusive UK home of all UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football, it was confirmed today. Following a competitive auction process, BT has secured the rights until the end of the 2020/21 season that for the first time brings together exclusivity across all live games, highlights and in-match clips of both competitions.
The UEFA Champions League is set to be even stronger from 2018/19, with a minimum of four participating teams now guaranteed from each of England, Spain, Germany and Italy, resulting in more games between the top European teams. Fans will also be able to enjoy UEFA Champions League ‘double header’ nights, as live matches will kick off at both 6pm and 8pm during the Group Stage.
BT will continue to show UEFA matches using the latest broadcast innovation and technology, with games made available in 4K ultra high definition with Dolby Atmos sound, and via the award-winning BT Sport App.
BT will enhance its social media coverage to reach new audiences, by making clips, weekly highlights, UEFA’s magazine show, and both finals available for free on social media. BT streamed both finals last year on YouTube for the first time, taking the number of people who watched BT’s live coverage of the finals to more than twelve million.  The company will also seek to bring the best of the action to its large mobile customer base.
John Petter, Consumer CEO at BT, said: “We are delighted to have renewed these rights. The UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League are two of the best competitions in the world and we would like to thank UEFA for choosing us as their exclusive broadcast partner in the UK. The UEFA Champions League is due to get even stronger and we are delighted that fans will be able to enjoy two live matches a night for the first time.”
Guy Laurent Epstein, UEFA marketing director, said “UEFA is delighted to have extended the relationship with BT Sport for a further three seasons, taking our partnership to 2021.  BT Sport has proved to be an innovative broadcast partner, pushing the boundaries and covering the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in new ways.  BT have delivered strong audiences in the UK and we are excited about their future plans for the use of social media which will engage a growing fanbase that consumes sport in different ways.”
BT has made top tier sport far more affordable in the UK in recent years.  BT TV customers can access all of the action on BT Sport from just £3.50 a month and the company has also made its channels available to customers of EE.
BT will pay around £394m each year for the rights. Following the acquisition of EE last year which more than doubled BT’s marketable customer base, BT is in a strong position to monetise this investment through subscription, wholesale, commercial, and advertising revenues.

BT Showcase This Week

BT Showcase This Week

There’s a few programmes confirmed for BT Showcase this week, details are below.  You can find BT Showcase on Freeview Channel 59 – tell your friends and family!  There’s also a BT Showcase page, which you can see a link for at the top of this site.
Saturday December 3rd 2016:

14:30 – 17:30

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BT Sport Score.

Football Updates – coverage on BT Sport 1 ends at 17:00, but BT Showcase viewers get to see an extra half hour of analysis and reaction to today’s games.
Tuesday December 6th 2016:

19:00 – 22:00

UEFA Champions League Live.

Basel v Arsenal in the final group round of this year’s competition.  Arsenal were the only British club that had not appeared live on BT Showcase this season.  It’s not the greatest game to see Arsenal in – the Gunners are already safely through to the next round.
Thursday December 8th 2016:

18:00 – 20:00

UEFA Europa League Live.  Feyenoord v Fenerbache.

Sport on Freeview W/C Dec 3rd 2016

Hello, welcome to this week’s blog.  Listings below…  

Look out for the Snooker UK Championship Final this weekend…

Football on BT Showcase (Fixtures to be announced)

 

Quick BT Showcase Update:

For those expecting Big Bash Cricket games…

Round 1 of the competition starts on December 20th

One live game and highlights expected for each round!

 

Saturday 

03/12/2016

06:10 – 06:35 Channel 4 General World Sport
  09:00 – 10:00 Channel 4 Horse

Racing

The Morning Line Racing preview.
  12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker.
  13:15 – 16:30 BBC1 Snooker UK

Championships

LIVE

 

Semi Final action.

  13:35 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse

Racing

Racing LIVE From Sandown

Park and Aintree.

  14:30 – 17:25 BBC

Red Button

Football Final Score Football Updates.
  16:30 – 17:25 BBC1 Football Final Score Football Updates.
  16:30 – 18:00 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships

LIVE

 

Semi Final action.

  18:00 – 19:00 BBC2 Rugby

Union

England v Australia Highlights
  19:00 – 22:00 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships

LIVE

Semi Final action.
  19:00 – 23:35 BBC

Red Button

Football FA Cup

Second Round

Goals from

today’s games.

  21:00 – 22:20 Channel 5 Football The Championship
  22:00 – 00:00 Spike General Spike Fight Night Bellator 166.
  22:20 – 23:45 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Man City v Chelsea.
Sunday 

04/12/2016

06:00 – 06:15 ITV4 Football World Cup

Rivalries

Brazil v Italy.
  13:00 –18:00 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships

LIVE

The final

from York.

  13:00 –17:30 BBC

Red Button

Tennis Wheelchair

Masters

Live Coverage
  13:45 – 16:20 BBC1 Football FA Cup Final Score Updates

from today’s

games.

  18:00 – 19:00 BBC2 Football Match of the Day FA Cup Highlights
  19:00 – 23:00 BBC2 Snooker UK

Championships

LIVE

The final

from York.

  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Rugby

Union

Premiership

Highlights

Repeated at

23:50 on ITV.

  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Impact Coverage ends

on Challenge

this month.

  22:30 – 23:35 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Highlights

include

Bournemouth v

Liverpool.

Monday 

05/12/2016

13:00 – 14:00 BBC2 Tennis Wheelchair

Masters

Highlights
  19:00 – 19:30 BBC2 Football FA Cup Third

Round Draw

Live
  23:10 – 00:10 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights.
Tuesday 

06/12/2016

06:00 – 06:10 ITV4 General Sporting Funnies Compilation
  18:30 – 22:30 BBC

Red Button

Football Midweek Final

Score

Football Updates
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 General NFL This Week
Wednesday 

07/12/2016

06:00 – 06:05 ITV4 General Snooker v Darts Compilation
  22:00 – 22:30 BBC2 Football The Premier League Show
  22:40 – 00:10 ITV Football Champions League Highlights
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport
Thursday 

08/12/2016

14:15 – 16:30 BBC Red

Button

Rugby

Union

Varsity Match Oxford v

Cambridge

  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Football The Hand of God

– 30 Years On

Documentary
  22:40 – 23:55 ITV Football Europa League Highlights
Friday 

09/12/2016

11:25 – 13:30 BBC Red

Button

Rugby

Union

Varsity Match Women’s

Rugby – Oxford

v Cambridge

  12:40 – 15:00 Channel

Four

Horse

Racing

LIVE Racing From Cheltenham

BT Showcase Page – Updated

Hello all,

Please find the updated spreadsheet for transmissions on BT Showcase, don’t forget the full page is at the top of the site.

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Spread the word!  BT Showcase is on Freeview Channel 59.

BT Showcase show BT Sport Score – a football results service on Saturday afternoons, occasional UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches and occasional Rugby Union Aviva Premiership games too.

Chris

BT Showcase Schedule Updated

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Hello all, please find above the link to the latest BT Showcase schedule, showing all of the programming that’s appeared on the channel since its launch – spread the word!

Good news – looks like BT Sport Score will be a regular fixture on Saturday afternoons – make sure you give it a try today from 2:30pm, on BT Showcase, Freeview Channel 59.

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Looks like BT Sport Score was shown on BT Showcase two weeks ago (Nov 5th), can anyone confirm this?

If it was, I missed it but see link to BT Sport article here – http://sport.bt.com/football/bt-sport-to-show-free-to-air-uefa-champions-league-and-uefa-europa-league-matches-S11364002870161

 

Sport on Freeview W/C Nov 16th

Welcome to this week’s edition.  

Note that BT Showcase has programming on Saturday afternoon and Tuesday evening 

(BT Sport Score and live Champions League football with Sporting CP v Real Madrid) – 

Real Madrid already performing well in their group

For me it’s a disappointing pick for Freeview viewers).  

Southampton will be live on BT Showcase on Thursday teatime in their Europa League game.

There’s also the Northern Ireland Snooker on Quest –

Some TV listings appear to have incorrect times, so keep an eye on the blog for transmission times.

 

Wed 16/11/2016 12:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE  
  14:00 – 16:45 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE  
Thurs 17/11/2016 10:45 – 11:45 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open Highlights from Wednesday.
  11:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE  
  14:00 – 16:45 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE  
Fri

18/11/2016

10:45 – 11:45 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open Highlights from Thursday.
  11:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE  
  14:00 – 16:45 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE  
Sat 19/11/2016 06:00 – 06:50 ITV4 General Motorsport UK  
  06:35 – 07:35 Channel 4 General Motorbike Racing Sunflower Trophy
  06:50 – 08:40 ITV4 General British Touring Car Championship Highlights
  09:00 – 10:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line Racing preview.
  11:45 – 12:45 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open Highlights from Friday.
  12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker.
  12:45 – 16:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE First Semi Final.
  13:30 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Haydock and Ascot.
  14:00 – 16:30 BBC1 Rugby Union Wales v Japan LIVE Live Autumn International.
  14:00 – 16:30 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE  
  14:30 – 17:30 BT Showcase Football BT Sport Score Football updates.
  14:30 – 17:25 BBC Red Button Football Final Score Football Updates.
  16:30 – 17:25 BBC1 Football Final Score Football Updates.
  16:30 – 19:10 BBC2 Rugby Union Scotland v Argentina LIVE Autumn International.
  18:45 – 22:00 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE Second Semi Final.
  19:10 – 20:10 BBC2 Rugby Union England v Fiji Highlights.
  21:00 – 22:00 Channel 5 Football The Championship  
  22:00 – 22:30 Channel 5 Football League One and Two Goal Rush.
  22:00 – 00:00 Spike General Spike Fight Night PBC Boxing.
  22:30 – 00:00 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Man Utd v Arsenal.
Sun 20/11/2016 06:40 – 07:05 Channel 4 General Snowdonia Triathlon Festival  
  11:45 – 12:45 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open Semi Final Highlights
  12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman
  12:45 – 16:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE The Final.
  14:05 – 16:45 BBC1 Rugby League Four Nations LIVE The Final.
  18:00 – 21:00 BBC2 Tennis ATP World Tour Finals LIVE The Final from the O2.
  19:15 – 22:30 Quest Snooker Northern Ireland Open LIVE The Final.
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Rugby Union Premiership Highlights Round 8.
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wrestling  
  22:30 – 23:15 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Middlesborough v Chelsea.
  23:20 – 00:15 ITV Rugby Union Premiership Highlights Repeat from earlier on ITV4.
Mon 21/11/2016 18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League  
  19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 General FIA World Rally Championship Highlights from Austria.
  23:20 – 00:25 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights.
Tue 22/11/2016 16:45 – 18:30 BBC Red Button General Sailing America’s Cup Highlights
  18:30 – 22:30 BBC Red Button Football Midweek Final Score Football updates.
  19:00 – 19:30 BT Showcase Football Champions League Magazine  
  19:30 – 21:45 BT Showcase Football Champions League LIVE Sporting CP v Real Madrid.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 General NFL This Week  
Wed 23/11/2016 02:00 – 02:25 Channel 4 Boxing KOTV Boxing Weekly  
  18:30 – 22:30 BBC Red Button Football Midweek Final Score Football updates.
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General Macau Grand Prix  
  22:00 – 22:30 BBC2 Football The Premier League Show  
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport  
  22:45 – 00:15 ITV General Champions League Highlights
Thurs 24/11/2016 17:00 – 21:00 Pick General NFL Live Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings.
  17:30 – 20:15 BT Showcase Football Europa League LIVE Sparta Prague v Southampton
  22:45 – 00:00 ITV Football Europa League Highlights
Fri 25/11/2016 08:55 – 10:35 Channel 4 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE Practice 1
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts Players Championship LIVE From Butlins Minehead
  12:55 – 15:00 Channel 4 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE Practice 2
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League  
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts Players Championship LIVE From Butlins Minehead

Sport on Freeview W/C October 29th

Hello everyone – this is the Sport for Freeview this week.  Please note – listings typed up to Wednesday night, Thursday and Friday will be added over this weekend!  Darts on ITV4 to look out for, as well as live sport on BT Showcase (See my separate post for more detailed information).  Chris

Saturday 29/10/2016 12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts European Championships LIVE
  13:10 – 15:55 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Ascot and Wetherby
  13:15 – 16:30 BBC1 Rugby League Four Nations LIVE England v New Zealand
  14:30 – 17:15 BT Showcase Rugby Union Aviva Premiership LIVE Saracens v Leicester
  14:30 – 16:30 BBC Red Button Football Final Score Football Updates
  15:55 – 17:30 Channel 4 Formula 1 Mexico Grand Prix LIVE Third practice session.
  16:30 – 17:10 BBC1 Football Final Score Football Updates
  16:30 – 17:00 BBC Red Button Rugby League Four Nations LIVE Post Match forum.
  18:00 – 21:00 Channel 4 Formula 1 Mexico Grand Prix LIVE Qualifying session.
  18:00 – 19:00 ITV4 Cricket Bangladesh v England 2nd Test highlights.  Repeated at 11pm.
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts European Championships LIVE
  21:00 – 22:00 Channel 5 Football Football on 5 – The Championship Highlights of today’s matches.
  22:00 – 22:25 Channel 5 Football Football on 5 – Goal Rush League One and Two action.
  22:20 – 23:45 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Tottenham v Leicester.
Sunday 30/10/2016 06:15 – 06:45 Channel 4 General Motorsport Caterham highlights
  06:45 – 07:10 Channel 4 General The Grid
  11:50 – 13:10 Channel 5 General Rallying Wales Rally GB highlights plus LIVE coverage of the final stage.
  12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman.
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts European Championships LIVE
  13:20 – 17:00 BBC Red Button General American Football LIVE Washington Redskins v Cincinatti Bengals
  18:00 – 21:00 Channel 4 Formula 1 Mexico Grand Prix LIVE
  18:00 – 19:00 ITV4 Cricket Bangladesh v England 2nd Test highlights.  Repeated at 11pm.
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts European Championships LIVE
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wrestling
  22:30 – 23:30 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Including Southampton v Chelsea
  23:15 – 00:15 ITV Rugby Union Premiership Highlights
  23:30 – 00:00 BBC1 Football The Women’s Football Show
Monday 31/10/2016 06:00 – 06:10 ITV General Sporting Funnies
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League
  19:00 – 20:00 ITV4 Cricket Bangladesh v England 2nd Test highlights.
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General Moto GP Highlights from the Malaysian Grand Prix.
  23:00 – 00:00 ITV4 Football German Football Recent highlights.
Tuesday 01/11/2016 18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League
  18:30 – 22:30 BBC Red Button Football Final Score Football Updates
  19:00 – 20:00 ITV4 Cricket Bangladesh v England 2nd Test highlights.
  19:00 – 22:00 BT Showcase Football Champions League LIVE Mönchengladbach v Celtic
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General Motorcycling World Superbike Highlights
Wednesday 02/11/2016 06:00 – 06:10 ITV4 Football Football Rivalries
  18:00 – 22:30 BBC Red Button Football 5 Live Final Score
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport With Alex Scott.
  22:45 – 00:10 ITV Football Champions League Highlights

BT Showcase This Week!

Hello all!  Three live sports events to look out for on BT Showcase over the next week – tell your friends and family!  Also, check out my BT Showcase page at the top of this site, detailing everything that’s been on the channel so far.

Saturday October 29th 2016
2:30pm – 5:15pm Live Aviva Premiership Rugby 
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 
Kick-off 3:00pm, BT Showcase had 9 live Aviva games last season.

Tuesday November 1st 2016
7:00pm – 10:00pm Live Champions League 
Mönchengladbach v Celtic
Kick-off 7:45pm

Celtic are in last place in Group C, and with three games to go – only a win will do.

Spread the word!  This means that only Arsenal have to be screened in the group stages on BT Showcase with two matchdays remaining.

Thursday Novmber 3rd 2016
8:00pm – 10:00pm Live Europa League 
Sparta Prague v H.Beer-Sheva
Kick-off 8:05pm, Southampton are yet to be shown on BT Showcase this season.

Spread the word!

Chris

Sport on Freeview W/C Oct 15th 2016

Hello all, welcome to this week’s blog.  Highlight for me has to be the two live European games on BT Showcase (Man City on Wednesday and Man Utd on Thursday – check out Freeview Channel 59, details below).  Don’t forget to check out my BT Showcase page (see link at the top of the site).

There’s also the Snooker English Open final live on Quest, in full on Sunday.  (The first semi final is live on Quest, highlights of the second semi final will be shown tomorrow lunchtime).  I’ve enjoyed the Quest coverage of the Snooker – and I hope we’ll see the rest of the Home Nations Series on there.  Although, I’ll be avoiding the result on Sunday – with three kids, watching sport isn’t always easy!  So, i’ve recorded all of the Quest Snooker, and the plan is it will keep me going until the Champion of Champions on ITV4 and hopefully the Northern Irish Open on Quest, both in November.  I’ve just been taking my time with the English Open, and really getting into the matches, something I’ve not done for a while.

Chris

Saturday 15/10/2016 06:40 – 07:30 Channel 4 General Yorkshire Marathon
  07:45 – 08:40 ITV4 General Motorsport UK
  09:00 – 10:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line Racing preview.
  10:35 – 14:45 BBC Red Button Cycling World Road Championships Live Women’s Road Race
  11:45 – 12:45 Quest Snooker English Open Quarter Final highlights.
  12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker.
  12:45 – 16:30 Quest Snooker English Open LIVE First semi final.
  13:00 – 16:45 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Ascot.
  14:30 – 16:30 BBC1 Cycling World Road Championships Live from Qatar.
  14:45 – 17:30 BBC Red Button Football Final Score Football updates.
  16:30 – 17:20 BBC1 Football Final Score Football updates.
  21:00 – 22:00 Channel 5 Football The Championship Including Newcastle v Brentford
  22:00 – 22:30 Channel 5 Football Goal Rush League One and Two goals.
  22:25 – 23:50 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Man City v Everton.
Sunday 16/10/2016 06:00 – 06:15 ITV4 Football Football’s Greatest Bobby Charlton
  08:20 – 14:30 BBC Red Button Cycling World Road Championships Men’s Road Race LIVE
  10:00 – 12:00 Channel 5 General The Great Birmingham Run Live coverage.
  12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman
  12:45 – 13:45 Quest Snooker English Open Semi Final Highlights.
  13:45 – 17:30 Quest Snooker English Open Final Live coverage.
  14:30 – 17:00 BBC2 Cycling World Road Championships Live from Qatar.
  17:00 – 18:00 BBC2 Rugby League Super League Grand Final highlights.
  17:30 – 18:30 Quest General FIA World Rallycross
  19:15 – 22:30 Quest Snooker English Open Final Live coverage.
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wrestling
Monday 17/10/2016 06:00 – 06:05 ITV4 General Nijinsky’s Triple Crown
  16:00 – 18:30 Channel 4 Olympics Rio 2016 – The Superhumans Parade Live from Manchester
  16:15 – 18:30 BBC1 Olympics Rio 2016 – Parade of Heroes Live from Manchester
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Norway. Coverage continues tomorrow.
  19:00 – 19:30 BBC2 Football FA Cup First Round Draw.
  19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 General FIA World Rally Championship Highlights
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General Moto GP Highlights from Japan.
  20:30 – 21:00 BBC1 Olympics Rio 2016 – Parade of Heroes Highlights from earlier.
  22:45 – 23:45 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Liverpool v Man Utd highlights.
  23:50 – 00:50 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights.
Tuesday 18/10/2016 06:00 – 06:15 ITV4 Football World Cup Top Goalscorers
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Germany.
  18:00 – 19:00 ITV4 General Moto GP Highlights from Japan.
  18:30 – 22:30 BBC Red Button Football 5 Live Final Score Football updates.
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General World Superbikes Highlights from Spain.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 General NFL This Week
Wednesday 19/10/2016 06:00 – 06:15 ITV4 Football Hat Trick Heroes II
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from the Netherlands.
  18:30 – 22:30 BBC Red Button Football 5 Live Final Score Football updates.
  19:00 – 22:00 BT Showcase Football Champions League LIVE Barcelona v Manchester City.
  19:25 – 21:00 ITV4 General British Superbikes Highlights from the Brands Hatch GP.
  22:00 – 22:30 BBC2 Football The Premier League Show
  22:40 – 00:10 ITV Football Champions League Highlights from this week’s games.
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport With Sue Barker.
Thursday 20/10/2016 10:00 – 17:30 ITV4 Bowls England Men v Scotland Men Live action
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Finland
  19:30 – 22:15 BT Showcase Football Manchester United v Fenerbache LIVE Europa League action.
  22:40 – 23:55 ITV Football Europa League Highlights
Friday 21/10/2016 00:30 – 01:00 Quest General FIA World Endurance Championship
  06:00 – 06:05 ITV General Snooker v Darts Compilation
  10:00 – 17:30 ITV4 Bowls England Men v Scotland Men Live action
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Bulgaria
  19:00 – 21:00 Spike Boxing Spike Fight Night Undercard bouts.
  19:45 – 22:00 BBC Red Button Football Women’s Football LIVE France v England
  22:00 – 00:00 Channel 5 Boxing Josh Taylor v Dave Ryan LIVE
  23:55 – 00:30 BBC1 General The NFL Show