Mar 232017

F1 2017 – where to watch F1 on TV

The 2017 Formula One season starts again this weekend, in Australia – early morning start and dont forget the clocks go forward also this weekend

20 race weekends, from March to November.

F1 2017 Race Calendar

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May 072016

Amir Khan v Canelo Alvarez on TV


Amir Khan faces the biggest fight of his life when he challenges Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez. Khan steps up two weight classes to face Canelo Alvarez in a fight billed as speed vs. power – Khan has the quickest hands in boxing, Canelo is one of the sport’s most powerful punchers.

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Aug 112015

With many people and installers getting confused with terminology used for TV, hopefully this guide will help people understand what is and is not available in Spain.

It should also help people to determine what equipment they require to receive UK TV in Spain.

Many times I have been contacted by people who have read incorrect information on the internet, or given bad advice by people. Most have Freeview boxes, and were attempting to connect them to a satellite dish, or expecting UK TV when connecting them to a TV aerial in Spain – both of which is not possible, despite what they may have been told.

Channel Types:
Channels can be broken down into four categories:

Free to air – channels that are transmitted “in the clear”, with no encryption, or subscription. Examples include BBC, ITV, Channel Four.

Free to view – channels that are transmitted with encryption, so require a viewing card, but do not require a subscription.Examples include Motors TV, LFCTV.

Pay channels – channels that are transmitted with encryption, so require a viewing card, and a subscription. Examples include Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Sky Sports

Pay per view – channels that are transmitted with encryption, so require a viewing card, and one off payment. Usually boxing and WWE Wrestling

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Apr 212015

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will have what is being called “The Fight of the Century” on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, United States.

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Manny Pacquiao (WBC & WBO world welterweight title, WBA super-world welterweight title) with undercard including: Vasyl Lomachenko v Gamalier Rodriguez (WBO featherweight title), Leo Santa Cruz v TBC (WBC World super-bantamweight title).

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Feb 182015


Saturday 7 March – Bradford City v Reading – 12.45pm kick-off – Live on BT Sport 1

Saturday 7 March – Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion – 5.30pm kick-off – Live on BBC1

Sunday 8 March – Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers – 4.00pm kick-off – Live on BT Sport 1

Monday 9 March – Manchester United v Arsenal – 7.45pm kick-off – Live on BBC1


In addition, BT Sport has announced it will be making the Bradford v Reading clash free to all on and on the Sky platform.  BT TV customers will be able to enjoy the game as normal.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “The excitement of the FA Cup continues on BT Sport and we have two fantastic quarter-finals on the channel.

“This will be the second time that BT Sport have shown Bradford City in this year’s FA Cup and because Bradford City Football Club have been very passionate about the UK seeing their amazing club run, BT Sport have decided to make the game against Reading available to everyone to watch, online, via BT TV and Sky.”

Aug 312014

Live Ryder Cup on Sky Sports and BBC Sport – September 2014

The 2014 Ryder Cup

The 2014 Ryder Cup will be at Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland.

After Europe’s dramatic fightback to win in Medinah two years ago, Tom Watson will be looking to inspire the USA to victory at Gleneagles


Sky Sports Ryder Cup Coverage

Thu 25th September

Ryder Cup
Day 1, Sky Sports 4 (15:00), Sky Sports 4 HD (15:00)
Fri 26th September

Ryder Cup
Day 2, Sky Sports 4 (07:00)
Sat 27th September

Ryder Cup
Day 3, Sky Sports 4 (07:00)
Sun 28th September

Ryder Cup
Day 4, Sky Sports 4 (10:00)



BBC Sport Ryder Cup Coverage :

BBC TV will show highlights of the days play.

John Inverdale hosts live coverage of all the action on BBC Radio 5 live, with Clare Balding bringing you the build-up.

BBC Sport broadcast schedule:

Thursday, 25 September
12:00 – 14:00, BBC Radio 5 live – Clare Balding hosts all the build-up
19:00 – 22:00, BBC Radio 5 live – John Inverdale previews all the action

Friday, 26 September
06:00 – 08:30, BBC Radio 5 live – Ryder Cup Breakfast with Nicky Campbell
08:30 – 19:00, BBC Radio 5 live – John Inverdale brings you all the action throughout the day
20:30 – 22:00, BBC Two – Highlights from day one

Saturday, 27 September
06:00 – 08:30, BBC Radio 5 live – Ryder Cup Breakfast with Nicky Campbell
08:30 – 19:00, BBC Radio 5 live – John Inverdale brings you all the action from day two
20:30 – 22:30, BBC Two – Highlights from day two

Sunday, 28 September
11:00 – 18:00, BBC Radio 5 live – John Inverdale brings you all the action from the final day singles live
19:30 – 21:30, BBC Two – Highlights from the final day singles



Live Ryder Cup Golf on Sky Sports and BBC Sport : TV schedule –

Aug 152014

The Premier League starts this weekend

Watch it Live and in FULL In HD

Only Sky, BT Sport, BeIN Sport, Canal+ Spain

Or watch it from some dodgy internet need that is probably less than Standard TV definition, and play “spot the ball”, “spot the player” and “find a working stream”….

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Jul 262014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill which will introduce a law banning advertising on pay-television broadcasters, a development which could have implications for the sports rights market in the country.

The law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015, bans advertising on all subscription channels as well as on channels that can only be viewed with a decoding device. Excluded from the ban are all “national, compulsory, universally accessible” channels and those provided by terrestrial broadcasting.

Earlier this month, NTV Plus commentator Michael Mossakovskii said the ban would have dire consequences for the broadcaster’s coverage of football’s Uefa Champions League. “If there is a ban on advertising on pay-television… (NTV Plus) will not be able to fulfil its contract of showing the Champions League,” Mossakovskii said on social networking website Twitter. “Advertising is part of the coverage.”

NTV Plus, which operates basic-tier and premium pay-television channels as well as a pay-television satellite platform, shows live coverage of at least five matches per week from the Champions League. The broadcaster is about to enter the final year of a three-year rights deal, from 2012-13 to 2014-15, with sister free-to-air channel NTV also showing coverage.

Igor Zotov, a Duma deputy and leader of the marginal Russian Pensioners for Justice party, said the bill is supposed to level the playing field for free-to-air and subscription-based channels, according to the Moscow Times newspaper.


Nov 192013

Sky is to show highlights of the Ashes series through its free-to-air channel Pick.

During the Ashes series a one-hour highlights programme will be shown at 10pm (UK time) every day during the Test action, ODI and T20 matches.

Sky says its coverage will include commentary from David Gower, Michael Atherton, Sir Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, David Lloyd and Shane Warne.

Pick is available on Sky channel 152, Freeview, Virgin Media and Freesat

This may be because no broadcasters such as BBC ITV C4 or Five bought a highlights package to show on their channels…?

Oct 292013

Channel 5 HD

It now looks like this channel is no longer “free to view”.

It has now joined the Sky pay service, and requires a Sky subscription to the “Entertainment Extra+” package.

“Channel 5’s twitter account says they have now joined the HD pack ”

Also “Channel 5’s Customer Service have confirmed that Channel 5 HD changed it’s encryption package from Noon today”

Apr 202013

F1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
Live Coverage 19 -21st April

(Times in GMT / BST)

Practice 1 08:00
Practice 2 12:00

Practice 3 09:00

Grand Prix 13:00 ( race start time).

Live Coverage on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD (Sky UK) (Pay TV)
Live Coverage on Setanta Ireland (Pay TV)
Live Coverage on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD (Sky Italia) (Pay TV)

Live Coverage on Spanish TV – Antena 3 and Antena 3 HD (Free on TDT Spanish TV)
Live coverage on RTL (Free on German TV on Astra 1 (at 19 degrees east)

Highlights of the Bahrain Grand Prix will be on BBC One, and BBC One HD

Dec 222012

The 2013 World Darts Championship from the PDC starts on 14 December 2012 and will finish on 1 January 2013.

It it being held at the Alexandra Palace, London, England.

PDC 2013 Darts World Chamionship

PDC 2013 Darts World Chamionship

In the UK, the 2013 World Darts Championship will be shown live on Sky Sports, and in high definition on Sky Sports HD.

Additionally, the semi-finals and final will be broadcast in 3D on Sky Sports 3D.

Sky Sports requries a Sky Sports subscription.

However, the 2013 World Darts Championship is available to be watched for free on satellite TV.

Sport1 is showing the 2013 World Darts Championship live and for free.

Sport1 is available for free on Astra 1M satellite, located at 19.2 east.

Sport 1 frequency is 12480.00 V 27500 3/4.

Sport1 programme listing is at :