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

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

Sport on Freeview W/C May 13th 2017

Hello – welcome to this week’s blog.  The Giro D’ Italia highlights continue on Quest and there’s plenty of Horse Racing on ITV4.  Don’t forget, BT Showcase is now on Channel 115.  If your TV isn’t Freeview HD compatiable, then sadly, you won’t be able to view the channel anymore.

Saturday May 13th 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:30 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing Live
From Ascot and Haydock Park

13:45 – 16:30
BBC One
Rugby League – Challenge Cup
Castleford v St Helens LIVE

14:30 – 17:30

BT Showcase – BT Sport Score (now on Freeview Channel 115)

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

Sunday May 14th 2017:
12:15 – 13:00
BBC Two
MOTD2 Extra

13:00 – 14:30
BBC Two
Triathlon World Series
Yokohama Highlights

14:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
Rugby League – Challenge Cup
Warrington v Widnes LIVE

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Athletics – Diamond League Highlights
From Shanghai

18:45 – 21:00
Channel 4
Formula 1 – Spanish Grand Prix Highlights

20:00 – 22:00

BT Showcase

WTA Tennis – The Final of the Mutua Madrid Open.

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

22:30 – 23:45
BBC One
Match of the Day 2
Including Tottenham v Man Utd

Monday May 15th 2017:
13:00 – 14:00
BBC Two
Athletics – Diamond League Highlights
From Shanghai

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series Highlights
From Cheshire.

22:45 – 23:15
BBC One
Match of the Day
Including Chelsea v Watford

23:25 – 00:30
ITV4
German Football Highlights

Tuesday May 16th 2017:
19:00 – 22:30
BBC Red Button
Final Score
Football Updates

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
World Superbike Highlights
From Italy.

Wednesday May 17th 2017:
14:00 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing LIVE
From York, the Dante Festival.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series Highlights

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

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

23:30 – 00:50
ITV4
British Touring Car Championship Highlights

Thursday May 18th 2017:
14:00 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing LIVE
From York, the Dante Festival.

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

23:05 – 00:00
Channel 5
Football on 5 – We’re On Our Way to Wembley
Play Off highlights.

Friday May 19th 2017:
14:00 – 16:30
ITV4
ITV Racing LIVE
From York, the Dante Festival.

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Cycling – Tour Series Highlights

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

 

Front Runner Highlights This Week (Freeview Channel 91)

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Saturday 13 May
7pm. Born to Fight. New series where novice fighters get thrown into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, the most extreme fighting art in the world.
8pm onwards. UCMMA Fighting. 
 
Monday 15 May
1pm. Britcar. Highlights of the ever-popular MSA Britcar Endurance Championship, which brings together a broad range of machinery for a combination of 90-minute and two-hour races across the UK. Rd.1: Silverstone.
3pm. 50 years of British Rallycross.
5.30pm. The Indoor League. The Indoor League, presented by the great Fred Trueman, is the classic TV series which found the true champions of British pub games. Also Tuesday and Wednesday.
6.30pm. GT Cup UK. Exclusive highlights of the UK’s premier national GT series that caters for a multitude of stunning sportscar machinery. Rd 1 : Donington Park (National)
7.30pm. World Poker Tour. Top pros, exotic locations and huge pots make the WPT compelling viewing. Anyone who pays the buy-in can enter, but with strong players to compete against, final tables are notoriously hard to reach. Also Wednesday and Thursday.
10pm. Poker Night in America. Journey across the states with some of the country’s best poker players. Also Wednesday and Thursday. 
 
Tuesday 16 May
7pm Live Greyhound Racing. Catch the action live from the track across the country. 
 
Wednesday 17 May
3pm. BSMA MX. Watch as the dirt track stars of tomorrow scramble around the UK looking to take the next step in the world of motocross.
4pm. Tour European Rally. Top rallying of the European circuit.
4.30pm Arm Wars. Pro-Armwrestling super series.

Thursday 18 May
9.30pm. Gillette World Sport. A feature driven program with a brand new perspective on the world of sport. Covering technology, training, sporting techniques, cutting edge science and much more.

 

Live Sports FM fixtures – listen live at http://www.livesportsfm.co.uk

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12/05/2017 Kingstone Press League 1
Newcastle Thunder vs Toronto Wolfpack
19:00

 

13/05/2017 Barclays U18 Premier League
Man City vs Liverpool
10:30

 

14/05/2017 The Cricketer Village Cup – Round 2
Sessay CC vs Cayton CC
13:30

 

Live Sport on S4C This Week

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SATURDAY 13 MAY

17.00 SGORIO: BANGOR CITY v CARDIFF MET, kick off 17.15, live from the Bangor University Stadium.
Join Dylan Ebenezer, Osian Roberts, Owain Tudur Jones and the red-button-boys for the Europa League play-off final between Bangor and Cardiff Met. The last live Sgorio of the season will reveal who joins The New Saints, gap Connah’s Quay and Bala Town as Wales’ European representatives for the 2017-18 season, with the winners receiving a substantial financial boost for grabbing Wales’ last European spot. English sound-track available via the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option. Kick-off 5.15. (EC) (S)

 

SUNDAY 14 MAY

 

15.15 RYGBI – ABERAVON v BEDWAS, kick off 15.30, live from the Talbot Athletic Ground.
As the Principality Premiership reaches a climax, Owain Gwynedd, Catrin Heledd and Jamie Robinson will be at the Talbot Athletic Ground to bring you all the action from the play-off semi-final between Aberavon and Bedwas. The winner of the tie will face either Merthyr or RGC 1404 in next week’s final. English sound-track available via the red button on Sky, Freeview or Virgin Media. Freesat viewers should use the audio selection option. Kick off 15.30. (EC) (S)

 


PLUS
catch highlights from the famous Liege-Bastogne-Liege cycling race on Seiclo, at 22.00 on Thursday, 11 May.

 

AND Morgan Jones brings highlights from the Dafabet Welsh Premier League play-off final between Bangor City and Cardiff Met, as well as a round-up of La Liga action on Sgorio, at 18.30 on Monday 15 May.

 


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(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.com, tvplayer.com, YouView and via the Facebook app.

BT Showcase This Week

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Saturday May 13th:
2:30pm-5:30pm LIVE  BT Sport Score
Football score updates.

Sunday May 14th:
8:00pm-10:00pm WTA Tennis – Madrid Open highlights from the Final.

Sport on Freeview W/C April 1st 2017

Saturday April 1st 2017:
07:00 – 11:00
Quest
Live Snooker – China Open

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

12:30 – 15:30
Quest
Live Snooker – China Open
Semi Final action.

16:00 – 17:15
BBC One
Final Score
Football Updates

21:00 – 22:00
Channel Five
Football on 5 – The Championship

22:00 – 22:30
Channel Five
Football on 5 – Goal Rush

22:30 – 00:15
Channel Five
Formula E Live
Mexico City – Round 4 of the season.

22:30 – 00:00
BBC One
Match of the Day
Liverpool v Everton

Sunday April 2nd 2017:
15:00 – 15:30
BBC Two
Golf – When Danny Won the Masters
Documentary

22:30 – 23:35
BBC One
Match of the Day 2
Including Arsenal v Man City

Monday April 3rd 2017:
19:30 – 22:00
ITV4
Live FA Youth Cup Football
Stoke v Man City
Semi Final action.

22:00 – 23:05
ITV4
German Football highlights.

Tuesday April 4th 2017:
13:00 – 13:45
BBC Two
The Super League Show
Rugby highlights.

13:45 – 14:45
Golf – The Masters
2016 Highlights

Wednesday April 5th 2017:
20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
British Superbike Championship Highlights

Friday April 7th 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Live Davis Cup
France v Great Britain

14:00 – 17:00
ITV
ITV Racing Live
Ladies Day at Aintree

Snooker China Open on Quest – This Week

In case you missed Day 1, the China Open is on Quest this week – the penultimate tournament of the season.  Mark Selby and Judd Trump were on Freeview during Day 1 – check out of the rest of the daytime coverage this week… Chris

 

Tuesday 28 March
0700-1000 LIVE day two day session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE day two evening session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
Wednesday 29 March
0700-1000 LIVE day three day session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE day three evening session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest

Thursday 30 March
0700-1000 LIVE day four day session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE day four evening session on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
Friday 31 March
0700-1000 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE quarter-finals on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
Saturday 1 April
0700-1030 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
1230-1600 LIVE semi-finals on Eurosport 1 HD & Quest
Sunday 2 April
0700-1000 LIVE final 1st session on Eurosport 2 HD & Quest
1230-1530 LIVE final 2nd session on Quest
1800-2000 Final Highlights on Eurosport 2 HD

Quest – Snooker Scottish Open (Updated)

 

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Quest to Show Scottish Open

From December 12th, Quest will be showing the Scottish Open, the third tournament in

the Snooker Home Nations Series.  Live coverage will continue through the week, with the

final on December 18th.  Full evening coverage will be on Eurosport.  Spread the word!  Chris

 

Monday December 12th 2016:

12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 1.
Tuesday December 13th 2016:

11:45 – 12:45

Highlights from the Day 1 evening session.
12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 2.
Wednesday December 14th 2016:

11:45 – 12:45

Highlights from the Day 2 evening session.
12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 3.

 

Thursday December 15th 2016:

10:45 – 11:45

Highlights from the Day 3 evening session.
11:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 4.

 

Friday December 16th 2016:

10:45 – 11:45

Highlights from the Day 4 evening session.
11:45 – 17:30

Live coverage from Day 5.

 

 

Saturday December 17th 2016:

11:45 – 12:45

Highlights from the Day 5 evening session.
12:45 – 16:30

Live coverage from the 1st Semi Final.

 

18:45 – 22:00

Live coverage of the 2nd Semi Final.

 

Sunday December 18th 2016:

11:45 – 12:45

Highlights from the 2nd Semi Final.
12:45 – 16:30

Live coverage from the Final.

 

18:45 – 22:00

Live coverage of the Final – the tournament comes to an end here.

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

Quest – Northern Ireland Open (Updated)

Starting on Monday November 14th, Quest will be showing the 2nd in the new Snooker Home Nations series.  Liang Wenbo is the only player still with a chance of winning a £1 million bonus, but he still has three tournaments to win if he wants to get the hands on the money!  Wenbo beat Judd Trump in the final of the English Open last month, great final.  As soon as I have transmission times for the end of the tournament, I will add these to this article. 

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Three live broadcasts from Quest’s English Open got in Quest’s Top 10 programmes for that week (according to website Barb) – great news. The conclusion to the final attracted 183,000 viewers – the 2nd most watched show on Quest that week (Oct 10-16 2016).  Let’s get the ratings even higher for the Northern Ireland Open!  Spread the word! 

Info from Quest below – many thanks to QUEST for sending this to us:

‘Live from the 14th -20th November Quest is the only place, free to air, to see the three NEW events added to the World Snooker Home Nations calendar; the English Open, the Northern Ireland Open and the Scottish Open. Snooker’s top stars are expected to compete including Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White, Mark Selby, Neil Robertson, Shaun Murphy and Judd Trump. Quest will be airing the daytime sessions, hosted by Colin Murray. The highlights from the previous evening’s play will air from Tuesday 15th November, and you can watch the whole final on Sunday 20th November. The Home Nations Series is a new series of events adding to the established, Welsh Open. The grand prize for winning all four tournaments is a massive £1 million bonus.’

For this tournament, the timings will be the same as last time, however we will be showing the evening sessions as well on Saturday and Sunday.’

No mention of the Welsh Open in Quest’s comments above – this could be because BBC Wales/BBC Red Button have coverage and maybe Quest can’t show this one.  I’ll report back once I have clarification.  Chris

Monday November 14th:

12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 1.

 

Tuesday November 15th:

11:45 – 12:45

Evening highlights from Day 1.

 

12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 2.

 

Wednesday November 16th:

11:45 – 12:45

Evening highlights from Day 2.

 

12:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 3.

 

Thursday November 17th:

10:45 – 11:45

Evening highlights from Day 3.

 

11:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 4.

 

Friday November 18th:

10:45 – 11:45

Evening highlights from Day 4.

 

11:45 – 17:30

Live coverage of Day 5.

 

Saturday November 19th:

11:45 – 12:45

Evening highlights from Day 5.

 

12:45 – 16:30

Live coverage of the 1st Semi Final.

 

18:45 – 22:00

Quest didn’t show the English Open 2nd Semi Final live – but this time the 2nd semi final will be shown live – great news!

 

Sunday November 20th:

12:45 – 13:45

Semi Final highlights

 

13:45 – 17:30

The final begins!  Live coverage.

 

19:15 – 22:30

Conclusion of the final – LIVE

 

 

 

Midweek Sport Update – BT Showcase and Quest (Updated)

Hello all – welcome to a Midweek Sports Update!

BT Showcase

Few bits lined up in the next week on Freeview Channel 59, some of them not sports related, but programming on BT Showcase is quite rare, so thought I’d make you aware of them.

Saturday – 2:30pm.  Live Aviva Premiership Rugby with Harlequins v Northampton, coverage continues till 5:15pm.

Monday – 9pm.  Into The Badlands. Pilot for a new American series, I’m guessing the remainder of the series will be on BT channel AMC for subscribers.

Tuesday – 9pm.  Another series that will probably feature in full on AMC, this is the pilot for Feed The Beast and stars David Schwimmer from Friends.  May well be worth a look.

Quest – Snooker English Open

Timings confirmed for Quest’s English Open Snooker coverage next week.

For more information on the tournament including the draw and format visit http://www.worldsnooker.com/english-open-draw-and-format/

Monday October 10th

12:45pm – Live coverage of Day 1 at the English Open (till 5:30pm).  Don’t forget Quest + 1 is on Freeview Channel 38, so you can watch coverage till 6:30pm when you get in from work, if you can’t record it.

Tuesday October 11th

11:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Monday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

12:45pm – Live coverage of Day 2 at the English Open (till 5:30pm)

Wednesday October 12th

11:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Tuesday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

12:45pm – Live coverage of Day 3 at the English Open (till 5:30pm)

Thursday October 14th

10:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Wednesday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

11:45pm – Live coverage of Day 4 at the English Open (till 5:30pm)

Friday October 15th

10:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Thursday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

11:45pm – Live coverage of Day 5 at the English Open (till 5:30pm).  Quarter Final time.

Saturday October 16th

11:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Friday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

12:45pm – Live coverage of the first semi final at the English Open (till 4:30pm).  The second semi final will be exclusively live on Eurosport.

Sunday October 17th

12:45pm – Semi Final highlights (from last night on Eurosport)

1:45pm – Live coverage of the Final at the English Open (till 5:30pm).

7:15pm – The final concludes (coverage live on Quest until 10:30pm)

 

Chris

 

Quest to show Live Snooker – English Open (Times now added)

Hello all,

Snooker has arrived on Quest -from October!  Great news!  The Home Nations Snooker Series is a new feature to the Snooker calendar and looks like we will see some coverage for free!  Quest is owned by Discovery, who also own Eurosport – this is why sports such as Cricket and British Superbikes have been appearing on Quest lately.

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Well, Quest have some more info which I detail below –

English Open:

Monday October 10th is when the coverage starts and Quest says “…the TX times so far are 12.45 pm, and the main play will start from 1pm.”

Coverage continues during the week.  On Thursdays and Fridays, coverage starts a bit earlier at 11.45 am. Quest also says “We will showing highlights of the evening sessions from Tuesday, and these will be aired from 12 noon… before the live coverage at 1pm… so if you want to catch those, tune in earlier.”

As for weekend coverage Quest say “…the transmissions on the weekend are the same, apart from the final, during which we will show the evening session from 7.15 pm.”. Great that we will see even more Snooker on Freeview.

Quest will be showing the Home Nations Snooker Series,  starting with the English Open on the 14th October at Event City in Manchester.  Quest will only be showing the morning sessions from Monday to Saturday, however we will be broadcasting highlights from the evening sessions next day, and will be showing the complete final on the 16th October.

Andy Goldstein will be presenting the tournament, whilst Ronnie O’Sullivan, Jimmy White and Neal Foulds will play pundits.

David Hendon, Phil Studd and Mike Hallett will be the main commentators with guest appearances from Neal, Ronnie, Jimmy and other players onsite.

 

Full transmission times on Quest:

Monday October 10th

12:45pm – Live coverage of Day 1 at the English Open (till 5:30pm).  Don’t forget Quest + 1 is on Freeview Channel 38, so you can watch coverage till 6:30pm when you get in from work, if you can’t record it.

Tuesday October 11th

11:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Monday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

12:45pm – Live coverage of Day 2 at the English Open (till 5:30pm)

Wednesday October 12th

11:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Tuesday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

12:45pm – Live coverage of Day 3 at the English Open (till 5:30pm)

Thursday October 14th

10:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Wednesday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

11:45pm – Live coverage of Day 4 at the English Open (till 5:30pm)

Friday October 15th

10:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Thursday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

11:45pm – Live coverage of Day 5 at the English Open (till 5:30pm).  Quarter Final time.

Saturday October 16th

11:45am – Snooker Highlights (from Friday’s evening session which was live on Eurosport)

12:45pm – Live coverage of the first semi final at the English Open (till 4:30pm).  The second semi final will be exclusively live on Eurosport.

Sunday October 17th

12:45pm – Semi Final highlights (from last night on Eurosport)

1:45pm – Live coverage of the Final at the English Open (till 5:30pm).

7:15pm – The final concludes (coverage live on Quest until 10:30pm)

 

Other tournaments to come?

Hopefully Quest will show the Irish, Scottish and Welsh Open in the Home Nations Series too.

For me, this is a good result – Eurosport subscribers get full coverage, but at least the Home Nations series gets the chance to attract a wider audience also.  The Irish Open will follow in November, with the Scottish Open and Welsh Open to come too.  Hopefully Quest will show coverage of these as well!  BBC Red Button and BBC Wales have shown free-to-air coverage of the Welsh Open historically, but if the coverage attracts good audiences – maybe we’ll see more of Eurosport’s Snooker tournaments appearing on Quest…  I for one, certainly hope so.  Chris