Apr 122014

The television schedules for this summer’s World Cup have been announced, with the BBC showing England’s opening match against Italy.

ITV will then have live coverage of England’s remaining Group D clashes against Uruguay and Costa Rica.

The BBC will be hoping that Roy Hodgson’s side make it out of the group stage, as they will have first pick on the last-16 stage and have already said they will select England.

Any quarter-final appearance for England will be broadcast on ITV, leaving the BBC with first choice at the semi-final stage, before both channels show the final on 13th July.


Full World Cup 2014 group stage TV schedule:

12 June

Brazil v Croatia 9pm ITV

13 June

Mexico v Cameroon 5pm ITV

Spain v Netherlands 8pm BBC

Chile v Australia 11pm ITV

14 June

Columbia v Greece 5pm BBC

Uruguay v Costa Rica 8pm ITV

England v Italy 11pm BBC

Ivory Coast v Japan 2am ITV

15 June

Switzerland v Ecuador 5pm ITV

France v Honduras 8pm BBC

Argentina v Bosnia 11pm BBC

16 June

Germany v Portugal 5pm ITV

Iran v Nigeria 8pm BBC

Ghana v USA 11pm BBC

17 June

Brazil v Mexico 8pm BBC

Belgium v Algeria 5pm ITV

Russia v South Korea 11pm BBC

18 June

Cameroon v Croatia 11pm ITV

Australia v Holland 5pm ITV

Spain v Chile 8pm BBC

19 June

Columbia v Ivory Coast 5pm BBC

Japan v Greece 11pm BBC

England v Uruguay 8pm ITV

20 June

France v Switzerland 8pm ITV

Italy v Costa Rica 5pm BBC

Honduras v Ecuador 11pm ITV

21 June

Germany v Ghana 8pm BBC

Argentina v Iran 5pm ITV

Nigeria v Bosnia 11pm BBC

22 June

Belgium v Russia 5pm BBC

USA v Portugal 11pm BBC

South Korea v Algeria 8pm ITV

23 June

Cameroon v Brazil 9pm ITV

Croatia v Mexico 9pm ITV

Australia v Spain 5pm ITV

Holland v Chile 5pm ITV

24 June

Japan v Columbia 9pm BBC

Greece v Ivory Coast 9pm BBC

England v Costa Rica 5pm ITV

25 June

Ecuador v France 9pm BBC

Honduras v Switzerland 9pm BBC

Nigeria v Argentina 5pm ITV

Bosnia v Iran 5pm ITV

26 June

South Korea v Belgium 9pm ITV

Algeria v Russia 9pm ITV

USA V Germany 5pm BBC

Portugal v Ghana 5pm BBC


More on the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil on TV and Satellite TV :

Sep 092013

EPG data for UTV HD, the Northern Ireland ITV variation, has appeared on satellite, in anticipation that the high definition simulcast of Northern Irish Channel 3 licence holder UTV will be launched soon.

For several months, there has been a duplicated version of ITV HD for the Granada region on the Astra 2F satellite. Now, the service tagged as “20780” on transponder 63 on Astra 2F, has started to transmit electronic programme guide (EPG) data associated with UTV HD, although the video continues to simulcast the main itv HD schedule.

UTV HD first launched on Virgin Media in Northern Ireland on the 5th October 2010 before joining Freeview HD following digital switchover on the 24th October 2012. UTV HD was originally expected to go onto satellite by the end of last year. At one point UTV indicated that it would be launching UTV HD on satellite by the end of the second quarter of 2013, but then stated that “commercial reasons” were holding back the launch.

In recent weeks, UTV’s official line has been that “plans are underway to provide UTV HD on Sky and Freesat in Northern Ireland by the end of 2013.” UTV has so far not commented on the most recent developments.

Satellite – Astra 2F
(transponder 63)
Frequency – 11053
Polarisation – Horizontal
Symbol Rate – 22000
FEC – 5/6
Currently tagged as “20780”