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

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.

Note to editors

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.