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

Sport on Freeview Up To Feb 3rd

Hello all, welcome to the latest Sport on Freeview update, now including sub-sections for your favourite channels too – these will follow after the main listings, so please do check these out!  

Don’t miss Sutton v Leeds LIVE AND FREE ON BT SHOWCASE Sunday Afternoon!  Details below!

Please let me know what you think of the new style too.  Check out my radio show at http://www.livesportsfm.co.uk at 1pm on Saturday – previewing all the week’s sport on TV!  Chris

Listings up to and including Saturday January 28th.

BT Showcase (Freeview Channel 59) will be showing Big Bash Cricket highlights, ending on Saturday with highlights of the final.  Channel Five also have highlights of the final too.  Don’t forget to check out my BT Showcase page too – which has been updated with listings up to January 28th, download the spreadsheet to see what’s been on the channel so far.

Chris

Saturday January 28th 2017:

 

13:50 – 15:20

Channel Five

Big Bash Cricket – The Final

 

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14:45  – 17:30

BT Showcase

BT Sport Score

 

19:00 – 23:00

ITV4

Darts Live – Masters Day 2

 

20:00 – 22:00

Spike

Dominant Wrestling – Live from Dundee.

 

20:00 – 21:00

BT Showcase

Big Bash Cricket – The Final

 

21:00 – 21:30

Channel Five

Football – The Championship

 

21:30 – 22:00

Channel Five

Football on Five – Goal Rush

 

22:30 – 23:55

BBC One

Match of the Day

FA Cup Highlights from Today.

 

23:55 – 01:55

BBC One

The NFL Show

 

Sunday January 29th  2017:

11:50 – 14:00

BBC One

FA Cup Match of the Day LIVE

Millwall v Watford

 

12:45 – 17:00

ITV4

Darts Live – Masters Day 3

 

13:00 – 14:30

BBC Two

Australian Open Tennis

Men’s Singles Final Highlights

 

13:30 – 16:15

BT Showcase

FA Cup Live – Sutton United v Leeds

Live and free… for all to see!

 

14:30 – 17:15

BBC Two

Bowls – Live Men’s Singles Final

 

15:35 – 18:05

BBC One

FA Cup Match of the Day LIVE

Manchester United v Wigan Athletic

 

17:00 – 17:55

ITV4

The Darts Show

 

18:15 – 19:00

BBC Two

Ski Sunday

 

19:00 – 23:00

ITV4

Darts Live – Masters Day 3

 

22:30 – 23:20

BBC One

FA Cup Match of The Day – Highlights

 

23:15 – 00:15

ITV

Anglo Welsh Cup Rugby Highlights

 

Monday January 30th 2017:

18:00 – 19:00

Front Runner

Indoor League with Fred Trueman

 

23:05 – 00:05

ITV4

German Football Highlights

 

Wednesday February 1st 2017:

18:00 – 19:00

Front Runner

Indoor League with Fred Trueman

 

Thursday February 2nd 2017:

00:25 – 01:25

ITV4

Peter Shilton – Sports Life Stories

 

Friday February 3rd 2017:

20:00 – 03:00

BBC Red Button

Tennis – Davis Cup Live

 

23:05 – 01:00

BBC Two

Davis Cup Tennis Highlights – Canada v Great Britain

 

Saturday February 4th 2017:

14:30 – 17:30

BT Showcase

BT Sport Score.

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Check out http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk for more details!  NOTE – THIS OFFER ENDS ON JANUARY 31ST, DO NOT MISS OUT!  BUY IT NOW FOR JUST £19.99!
Over the next month, I’ll be reviewing Eurosport’s coverage.  First up to mention is the Australian Open Men’s Singles Final on Sunday – the only place you can see it live is on Eurosport.  During the week there’s ‘Live Winter Universiade’, the men’s cross-country classic.  And from Wednesday there’s the Snooker German Masters, with extensive coverage on Eurosport.
I’ve been watching Eurosport Player via Amazon Fire TV, and downloaded the official Eurosport app.  Great picture quality, was enjoying downhill skiing this weekend.  Comprehensive coverage, really good.  You may have seen the news that Discovery channels may leave Sky at the end of January – it’s a shame Sky cannot realise how good the Discovery channels are.  Eurosport 1 and 2 are Discovery channels, so maybe purchasing Eurosport Player is a solution for you – in order to keep watching their in-depth tennis, snooker, cycling, etc.

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I’ll be picking out some programmes you catch each week on TV Player Plus.  To subscribe, and for more information, visit http://tvplayer.com/plus – £5.99 a month for 30 premium channels; it’s great value.  Channels include GOLD, Alibi, Lifetime, W, Eurosport 1 and 2, Eden – and loads more.  There’s the option to watch the 30 premium channels (and loads of Freeview channels) all live, and a good selection of catch-up material too.

Saturday on GOLD there’s a night of ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ starting from 9pm, love this sitcom… I genuinely never tire of watching it.  Sunday on Comedy Central at 10pm you can see Lee Evans’s stand-up performance ‘Monsters’ from 2014.  On Monday at 9pm on History there’s brand new ‘American Pickers’ to look out for.

Tuesday at 9pm on Discovery there’s brand new ‘Gold Rush’ (remember Sky may lose Discovery channels at the end of the month, so subscribing to TV Player Plus would give you access to the Discovery channels, well worth remembering!).  Comedy Central on Wednesday at 10pm has brand new ‘The Chris Ramsey Show’, GOLD on Thursday at 8pm has the brilliant film ‘Groundhog Day’… and Eden on Friday at 9pm has ‘David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities’.  Plenty to look forward to.

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Sad news this weekend in the Racing world.  I’d just enjoyed watching Many Clouds on Racing UK, from ‘Westgate 23’ in Heckmondwike where they show Racing UK Live – a great win, and sadly passed away shortly after his victory.

http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/48755/tragic-outcome-to-cotswold-chase-as-winner-many-clouds-collapses-and-dies 

Today

12:30

Live Racing
Today’s live racing action from Cheltenham, Meydan and Kempton..

21:30

Racing Replay
A round up of today’s racing action from Cheltenham and Kempton..

Sunday January 29

01:30

Racing Replay
A round up of yesterday’s racing action from Cheltenham and Kempton..

10:00

Racing Breakfast
Another chance to see this weeks “The Verdict” and a special report from Barbados..

12:00

Racing Replay
A round up of yesterday’s racing action from Cheltenham and Kempton..

14:30

Live Racing: Vincennes
Today’s live racing action from the biggest trotting race on the French racing calendar..

15:30

Racing Replay
A round up of yesterday’s racing action from Cheltenham and Kempton..

Monday January 30

00:00

Racing Replay
A round up of Saturday’s racing action from Cheltenham and Kempton..

04:00

Live Racing
Today’s live racing action from Sha Tin..

10:00

Racing Replay
A round up of Saturday’s racing action from Cheltenham and Kempton..

13:30

Live Racing
Today’s live racing action from Ayr..

17:00

Racing Replay
A round up of today’s racing action from Ayr..

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The BT Showcase page has been updated with listings up to, and including Saturday February 4th 2017.  You can find BT Showcase on Freeview Channel 59.  Listings also appear in the guide above.  There’s highlights of the Big Bash Cricket final, BT Sport Score, and live FA Cup Football on Sunday with Sutton United v Leeds United – great that BT Sport are making this available for all to see.

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Front Runner Forthcoming Highlights:

  • Asian Le Mans Series are being shown on January 29th at 8pm.
  • From the Vault on Saturday at 11pm. 
    • Saturday: Highlight package of ICE 18 at the Macron Stadium in Bolton. Includes the light-heavyweight title fight between Andrew Clamp and Bakary El Anwar.
  • Bike World on Saturday at 4pm Saturday.
  • Top Speed Classic, Sunday from 6pm where the host Martin Utberg takes viewers to the Qatar Concours d’Elegance in Doha. Repeated at 6pm on Tuesday. 
  • Behind the Fighter with Danny Mitchell on Sunday at 9.30pm. 
  • FACING OFF, highlights from the Elite Ice Hockey League Thursday at 6pm.
  • The Indoor League (Series 1) continues. 

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Fixtures live at http://www.livesportsfm.co.uk

26/01/2017 FA Youth Cup – Fifth Round
Man City vs Southampton
18:30

 

28/01/2017 Barclays U18 Premier League
Man City vs Newcastle United
12:30

 

28/01/2017 Buildbase FA Vase – Fifth Round
Team Solent FC vs South Shields
14:30

Snooker On Freeview – A Guide (Updated)

Hello all – following the English Open on Quest, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a guide, detailing all of the ‘Free’ Snooker available this season.

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October 10th – 16th 2016 (7 days)

Quest – English Open

The 1st tournament in the new ‘Home Nations’ series.  Eurosport has full coverage for subscribers, but Quest had daytime coverage, plus highlights of the evening sessions and the final in full, live and for free.

 

November 7th – 12th 2016 (6 days)

ITV4 – Champion of Champions

ITV has the rights for this tournament until 2019.  Featuring the winners of the various tournaments throughout the year, it’s not a ranking event but ITV provide great coverage.

 

November 14th – 20th (7 days)

Quest – Northern Irish Open

The 2nd tournament in the new ‘Home Nations’ series.  Expect coverage to be similar to the ‘English Open’ (see above).

 

November 26th – December 4th (9 days)

BBC – UK Championships

Live on the BBC until 2019 – there is coverage on BBC One and Two, and extensive coverage on the BBC Red Button channel, of one table.  The BBC Sports App has two tables of live action.

 

December 12th – 18th  (7 days)

Quest – Scottish Open

The 3rd tournament in the new ‘Home Nations’ series.  Expect coverage to be similar to the ‘English Open’ (see above).

 

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January 15th – 22nd (8 days)

BBC – Masters

Live on the BBC until 2019 – it’s a one table tournament all week, with full coverage on BBC Red Button, and there’s live action on BBC One (usually on the Saturday) and BBC Two during the week.

 

February 6th – 12th (7 days)

ITV4 – World Grand Prix

Live on ITV until 2019 – this will be held in Preston in 2017.

 

February 13th – 19th  (7 days)

BBC Red Button – Welsh Open

The final tournament in the new ‘Home Nations’ series.  Quest don’t have the free-to-air rights to this tournament.  However, BBC Red Button broadcasts BBC Wales’s live coverage, with daytime live sessions and an hour of live coverage in the evenings.  Some coverage may not be on BBC Red Button if there is another event on (e.g Final Score) but full coverage will be on the BBC Sport App.

 

February 23rd – 26th (4 days)

ITV4 – Snooker Shoot Out

Live on ITV until 2018 – this will be held in Watford in 2017.  It will feature 128 players in 2017 – this is quick fire snooker!  Blink and you will miss!  Great format though.

 

March 6th – 12th (7 days)

ITV4 – Players Championship

Live on ITV, this will be held in Llandudno.

 

April 15th – May 1st (17 days)

BBC – World Snooker Championships

Live on the BBC until 2019 – this is the big finale to the season.  BBC Red Button has extensive coverage of one table, with two tables available via the BBC Sports App.

So, that’s 86 days of live snooker on Freeview in the 2016/17 season – great news!  Spread the word – and bookmark this article, it might just be useful!  Chris

Sport on Freeview W/C October 22nd

Hello all, welcome to this week’s blog.  Highlight for me has to be the Darts European Championship which starts on ITV4 at the end of the week.  There’s also England Cricket Highlights on ITV4, check out my separate post!

As for Red Button coverage this week, here’s a quick list (Freeview Channel 601)

Saturday – 1pm Final Score (till 5:20pm)

Saturday – 5:20pm Live Rugby League Friendly (England v France) (till 7:30pm)

Tuesday – 7:00pm 5 Live Final Score (till 10:30pm)

Wednesday – 7:00pm 5 Live Final Score (till 10:30pm)

Friday – 7:30pm Pro 12 Rugby Live (Cardiff v Scarlets) (till 9:30pm)

Chris

Saturday 22/10/2016 06:40 – 07:05 Channel 4 General FIA World Endurance
  07:45 – 08:40 ITV4 General Motorsport UK
  09:00 – 10:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line Racing preview.
  12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker.
  13:30 – 16:20 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Doncaster, Cheltenham and Newbury.
  16:00 – 17:25 BBC1 Football Final Score Football updates.
  21:00 – 22:00 Channel 5 Football The Championship Including Aston Villa v Fulham.
  22:00 – 22:30 Channel 5 Football Goal Rush League One and Two goals.
  22:20 – 23:50 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Liverpool v West Brom
Sunday 23/10/2016 06:00 – 06:15 ITV4 Football World Cup Top Goalscorers
  12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman
  14:00 – 18:00 BBC2 General NFL Live Los Angeles Rams v New York Giants
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wrestling
  22:30 – 23:30 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Including Chelsea v Man Utd
  23:00 – 01:00 Channel 4 Formula 1 USA Grand Prix Highlights
Monday 24/10/2016 06:00 – 06:10 ITV4 Football Football’s Greatest Johan Cruyff.
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Latvia. Coverage continues tomorrow.
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General Moto GP Highlights from Australia.
  23:40 – 00:45 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights.
Tuesday 25/10/2016 00:45 – 01:45 ITV4 General Motorsport UK
  06:00 – 06:10 ITV4 Football Football’s Greatest George Best
  17:55 – 19:00 ITV4 General Moto GP Highlights from Australia.
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Croatia.
  18:00 – 19:00 ITV4 General Moto GP Highlights from Japan.
  23:15 – 00:05 BBC2 General NFL This Week
Wednesday 26/10/2016 01:30 – 01:55 Channel 4 Boxing KOTV Boxing Weekly
  06:00 – 06:15 ITV4 Football Hat Trick Heroes II
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Poland.
  22:00 – 22:30 BBC2 Football The Premier League Show
  22:30 – 00:00 Channel 5 Football EFL Cup Highlights Round 4 including Liverpool v Tottenham.
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport With AP McCoy.
Thursday 27/10/2016 06:00 – 06:20 ITV4 Football World Cup Rivalries England v Argentina
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Austria.
Friday 28/10/2016 06:00 – 06:10 ITV Football Football’s Greatest Players Diego Maradona
  12:45 – 17:00 ITV4 Darts European Championship LIVE From Belgium.
  18:00 – 19:00 Dave General Strongest Man: Champions League Action from Romania.
  19:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Darts European Championship LIVE From Belgium.
  23:00 – 00:00 ITV4 Darts The Darts Mavericks
  23:50 – 00:20 BBC1 General The NFL Show

Sport on Freeview W/C Sept 30th

Hello all – welcome to this week’s Sport on Freeview listings.  Apologies there was only weekend listings for last week… normal service has been resumed this week.  No programming scheduled on BT Showcase over the next week – highlights on Freeview have to be the Malaysian Grand Prix live on Channel Four over the weekend, also good to see ITV4 pick up more Bowls coverage too.

Please note that the BT Showcase page has been updated with the latest spreadsheet to download, detailing all of the programming that has been on the channel. Chris

Friday 30/09/2016 19:30 – 20:00 BBC1 General A Question of Sport With Jade Jones.
  00:30 – 02:00 BBC2 Golf Ryder Cup Highlights Day 1
Saturday 01/10/2016 06:00 – 06:50 ITV4 General Motorsport UK
  06:55 – 08:05 Channel 4 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix Practice Three LIVE
  08:05 – 09:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing The Morning Line Racing preview.
  09:00 – 11:30 Channel 4 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying LIVE
  09:30 – 11:00 BBC2 Golf The Ryder Cup Highlights
  11:30 – 12:00 Channel 4 Formula 1 Murray Walker meets Jensen Button
  12:00 – 13:00 BBC1 Football Football Focus With Dan Walker.
  13:15 – 14:15 BBC1 Rugby League Super League Super 8 Highlights
  14:00 – 16:30 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Newmarket and Redcar.
  16:00 – 17:10 BBC1 Football Final Score Football updates.
  16:30 – 18:30 Channel 4 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying Replay.
  21:00 – 22:00 Channel 5 Football The Championship Today’s goals.
  22:00 – 22:25 Channel 5 Football Goal Rush League One and Two goals.
  22:00 – 00:00 Spike General Spike Fight Night
  22:25 – 23:45 BBC1 Football Match of the Day Including Swansea v Liverpool.
Sunday 02/10/2016 06:00 – 06:20 ITV4 Football World Cup Rivalries England v Argentina
  07:00 – 10:45 Channel 4 Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix Live coverage of today’s race.
  10:15 – 18:30 ITV4 General British Touring Car Championship Live action.
  12:15 – 13:00 BBC2 Football MOTD2 Extra With Mark Chapman.
  13:45 – 18:00 BBC2 General NFL Live Jacksonville Jaguars v Indianapolis Colts
  18:00 – 19:00 BBC2 Rugby League Super League Play off highlights
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 Rugby Union Premiership Rugby Union Highlights
  21:00 – 23:00 Challenge Wrestling TNA Wrestling
  22:30 – 23:50 BBC1 Football Match of the Day 2 Including Man U v Stoke
  23:00 – 01:00 BBC2 Golf Ryder Cup Highlights Day 3 action.
Monday 03/10/2016 06:10 – 06:20 ITV4 Football Football Rivalries
  19:00 – 20:00 Channel 5 General FIA World Rally Championship Highlights.
  23:25 – 00:25 ITV4 Football German Football Highlights
Tuesday 04/10/2016 00:25 – 01:25 ITV Rugby Union Premiership Rugby Union Highlights
  06:00 – 06:15 ITV4 Football World Cup Rivalries Brazil v Italy.
  20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General World Superbike Highlights from Round 11.
  23:45 – 00:35 BBC2 General NFL This Week
Wednesday 04/10/2016 20:00 – 21:00 ITV4 General British Superbikes Championship Highlights
  22:45 – 23:15 BBC1 General A Question of Sport With Eion Reddan.
Thursday 05/10/2016 10:00 – 17:30 ITV4 Bowls England v Wales Live action
  19:25 – 22:00 ITV4 Football World Cup Qualifier LIVE Italy v Spain
  22:00 – 23:00 ITV4 Football When Football Changed Forever Documentary about the 1991/92 season.
Friday 06/10/2016 10:00 – 17:30 ITV4 Bowls England v Wales Live action
  13:05 – 16:00 Channel 4 Horse Racing Channel 4 Racing LIVE From Newmarket
  19:30 – 20:00 BBC1 General A Question of Sport With Eion Reddan.

Champion of Champions Snooker – Starts Tuesday!

The Group Stage draw for this week’s 188BET Champion of Champions has been made, with World Champion Stuart Bingham opening proceedings against China’s World Cup winner Zhou Yuelong.

The tournament breaks off on Tuesday, November 10 at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and Bingham’s match will be followed by No. 6 seed Judd Trump against Kyren Wilson.

Broadcast live on ITV4 throughout, the competition sees 16 of the world’s best players, all tournament winners over the previous 12 months, competing to be crowned the 188BET Champion of Champions.

The players are split into four groups of four, with one group played on each day from Tuesday, November 10 until Friday, November 13.

There are eight seeded players in total and each seeded player will play an unseeded opponent in a best-of-seven group match in the afternoon session with the two winners clashing over 11 frames in the evening. The four group winners will proceed to the best-of-11 semi-finals on Saturday, November 14 before Sunday, November 15 sees a two-session final played over 19 frames.

Wednesday, November 11 sees action from Group 1 with John Higgins taking on Ali Carter before Joe Perry faces Michael White. Higgins has assumed the No.1 seeding having replaced Ronnie O’Sullivan as the highest ranked player already qualified.

On Thursday Neil Robertson will be up against Ruhr Open champion Rory McLeod with that match followed by Shaun Murphy against Zhou’s fellow World Cup winner Yan Bingtao.

The final group action comes from Group 2 on Friday, November 13 when World No.1 Mark Selby takes on Stephen Maguire and Barry Hawkins will play the winner of this weekend’s Bulgarian Open. Should the winner of the Bulgarian Open already be qualified, Ding Junhui, winner of last month’s Asian Tour event, will play Hawkins.

Tuesday November 10, Group 3 (first match at 1pm)
Stuart Bingham (3) v Zhou Yuelong
Judd Trump (6) v Kyren Wilson

Chris’s Prediction – A Bingham/Trump group final, with Trump to go through.

Wednesday, November 11, Group 1 (first match at 1pm)
John Higgins (1) v Ali Carter
Joe Perry (8) v Michael White

Chris’s Prediction – A Higgins/White group final, with White to go through.

Thursday, November 12, Group 4 (first match at 1pm)
Neil Robertson (4) v Rory McLeod
Shaun Murphy (5) v Yan Bingtao

Chris’s Prediction – A Robertson/Murphy group final, with Robertson to go through.

Friday, November 13, Group 2 (first match at 1pm)
Mark Selby (2) v Stephen Maguire
Barry Hawkins (7) v Mark Allen

Chris’s Prediction – A Maguire/Allen group final, with Allen to go through.

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ITV4 Schedule

The broadcast schedule is 12:45-17:15 and 18:45-23:15 every day from Tuesday to Sunday.

The event is presented by Jill Douglas, joined in the studio by Alan McManus and Neal Foulds, with commentary from Clive Everton.

Chris’s Verdict on the Champion of Champions:

This really is an enjoyable tournament in the Snooker calendar – and ITV4’s coverage is brilliant.  You have Clive Everton and Neal Foulds as part of the commentary team…  for me, I think the coverage is ahead of what we see on the BBC now.  Yes, there’s commercials, after all it’s on ITV4, but they’re not intrusive, a frame ends and there’s a short, simplistic break before the action continues.  Ronnie O’ Sullivan won the title last year, of course he will be missed – Ronnie just adds something to every tournament he takes part in.  But, tune in to this, it’s a good format, with each group decided in one day, with semis on Saturday and the final over two sessions on Sunday.

ITV4 also screens the World Grand Prix during the Snooker calendar and from early next year, they’ll screen the Snooker Shoot Out, which used to be broadcast on Sky Sports.  I love this tournament, I’ve been to Blackpool myself to watch it.  Great that more people will be able to tune in on Freeview.

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Tournament Sponsor:

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Taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from Tuesday to Sunday 10-15 November, the 188BET Champion of Champions will be broadcast live throughout on ITV4 in the UK.

The 188BET Champion of Champions features World Snooker tournament winners from the previous 12 months, including World Champion Stuart Bingham, Masters Champion Shaun Murphy as well as the likes of Grand Prix champion Judd Trump, German Masters victor Mark Selby and Welsh Open winner John Higgins.

The tournament begins with four groups, each featuring a semi-final and final on the same day with the group winners progressing to the tournament semi-finals on Saturday 14 November. Sunday’s final will be played over 19 frames with the winner taking home £100,000.

In addition to live coverage throughout in the UK, the 188BET Champion of Champions will also be aired on CCTV in China, Sky New Zealand, OSN throughout the Middle East, Nova in Czech and Slovakia and Setanta (Ireland).

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