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FreeSports now available on TVPlayer!

8th March 2018

TVPlayer are delighted to announce that FreeSports, the only dedicated free to air sports channel in the UK will be now available completely free to UK viewers on their streaming service.

A new TV channel launched in August 2017, FreeSports is dedicated to giving every home in the UK access to live, free sports. A channel which aims to be majority live with over 1000 events a year across a variety of global and British-oriented sports.

The FreeSports ever growing sports line-up includes; Football, Rugby League, British Wrestling, British Basketball, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Motorsports, MMA, Cricket, Speedway and lots more world class action.

Richard Webb, Director of Operations at FreeSports commented, “We are excited that our ever growing dedicated sports channel is joining TVPlayer. We are thrilled that we can bring live, free access to sports fans in the UK via mobile, tablets and PCs.”

The channel will be available to existing TVPlayer customers across a full range of devices - including desktops, mobiles, tablets, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV and various other set-top boxes.

TVPlayer COO Scott Kewsley, said, “‘We are really excited to be welcome FreeSports to the TVPlayer service. FreeSports complements our ever growing list of free to air channels and provides our customers with a way to access the only free dedicated sports channel in the UK on their favourite devices’

TVPlayer, with over one million viewers per month, is a popular online TV platform which streams live TV and catch-up across multiple devices from some of the UK's most notable free-to-air broadcasters and Pay-TV channels.


LIVE NCL on FreeSports

NCL games to shown on FreeSports!


The Kingstone Press National Conference League has secured a two year live broadcasting deal with RugbyAM and the UK’s only dedicated Free-to-Air sports channel FreeSports.

Over 30 games from the premier community rugby league competition will be broadcast live throughout the 2018 season, commencing with the Premier Division clash between Wigan St. Patricks and League Champions, Thatto Heath Crusaders of St. Helens, on Saturday March 3rd, kick off 4.30pm.

The Kingstone Press National Conference League , which boasts the cream of the Community game, will have live games broadcast  each Saturday on FreeSports channel 424 on Sky , as well as channel 95 on all Freeview and Free-sat boxes.

The Kingstone Press National Conference League will also stage two ‘War of the Roses’ games as preludes to the ‘RugbyAM Legends’ games, which will also be broadcast live.

RugbyAM was founded by Alex Simmons and is co-owned by Leeds Rhinos star Jamie Jones-Buchanan, and they have just signed signed a three-year broadcast deal with terrestrial dedicated sports channel Freesport Channel 424 on Sky. The Kingstone Press National Conference League games will add to the Rugby AM portfolio of programmes and events which also includes their highly popular RugbyAM Magazine show.

The Kingstone press National Conference League Chaiman, Trevor Hunt stated: “ This a terrific deal for the National Conference league, and gives us a thrilling opportunity to not only showcase the quality of rugby league played at this top community level, but also to showcase the clubs and facilities on offer for aspiring young rugby league players of the future.

“Alex (Simmons) and JJB (Jamie Jones-Buchanan) have worked extremely hard to establish their own brand for Rugby League through RugbyAM, and we are proud to be associated with them as broadcast partners.

“With over 30 games scheduled to be broadcast and the RugbyAM roadshow set to accompany the broadcast crews, this will not only bring much needed publicity to the grass roots of the sport, but also hopefully pack fans into the club houses both were the game is being played and in other League clubs to watch their rivals play.”

Rugby AM is committed as a brand to growing the game of Rugby league at grass roots level as well as globally and through their efforts, rugby league is now accessible to 18 million homes in the UK, free to view on terrestrial TV.

Rugby AM is much more than just a TV show; Rugby AM has an engaged social following of over 100k fans across the main social platforms, a YouTube channel with over 6 millions minutes of content watched and website RugbyAM.co.uk with over 50k fans signed up as members.

FreeSports and are delighted at the capture of NCL live games and rugby league’s only magazine TV show. Richard Webb, Chief Operating Officer commented,

“It is brillant to be able to get involved with the Rugby AM crew to bring not only their weekly show to 18 million homes but also live games every weekend from the Conference. We can’t wait to showcase the passion for Rugby League that exists in the lower leagues. Congratulations to Alex and Jamie for coming up with the idea and the NCL for working with us to make it a reality. Let’s hope the Rugby League community get behind it and enjoy watching the games for free.”

Rugby AM founder Alex Simmons comments:

‘Broadcasting the National Conference League live every week on FreeSports will for the first time give the community game the profile it truly deserves! Grass roots Rugby League is the foundation stone the game is built on, every professional player once upon a time turned out for their local club dreaming of stardom. The fact that we can now broadcast a live game every week will showcase the passion, spirit and talent of the National Conference League clubs. 

Rugby AM Co-Founder Jamie Jones-Buchanan comments:

The community game was the bedrock and seed from which my professional career sprouted.  Without the unsung hero’s of the community clubs we simply wouldn’t have the opportunities afforded to us by the professional game...

Its been my absolute privilege to stay involved with the amateur game  for well over a decade now, trying to give something back both previously as a coach in the NCL, and now as a father of 3 boys who have perpetually fallen in to the community Game..  

What a continued privilege it is to be able to beam the beating heart of Rugby league and the personalities within, to millions of UK homes through RugbyAM to invite the very nation into the rugby league family..

Rugby AM launched on FreeSports on Wednesday 7th February and received a wave of well wishes from some of the biggest names in worldwide Rugby including England star Sam Burgess who said “Good Luck to @AlexSimmonsTV , JJB and the legend @Waggataurus who take @RugbyAM onto national TV in the Uk tonight broadcasting on @FreeSportsUK Sky channel 424! The passion and commitment they give to the show and our great game of RL is inspiring. Tune in and enjoy”

Rugby AM Live launches on FreeSports on Saturday 3rd March, broadcasting Live from 4:15pm – with the Wigan St. Patrics versus Thato Heath Premier Division game of the Kingstone Press National Conference League on FreeSports channel 424 on Sky, and channel 95 on all Freeview and Free-sat boxes.

Our Content


  • British Basketball League — Weekly live coverage from the BBL including the Cup Final, Trophy Finals and Playoff Final from the O2
  • ACB Basketball — Copa Del Rey Finals series


  • Portuguese Primeira Liga - 2 games a week
  • Belgian Pro League - 3 games a week
  • Spanish La Liga 2 - 1 game a week
  • Spanish La Liga Highlights
  • Dortmund TV - 1 hour weekly game highlights
  • AC Milan TV - full game from Serie A and Europa League


  • Australian V8 Supercars live
  • NASCAR Xfinity series live
  • NASCAR Truck series live
  • Swedish Speedway live
  • Polish Speedway
  • Monster Jam highlights
  • Arena Cross highlights
  • Super Cross highlights
  • FIM Trial GP highlights
  • FIM Enduro GP highlights
  • Super Enduro World Championship highlights
  • Formula Drift highlights
  • On the Limit Sport magazine show

Ice Hockey

  • National Hockey League – 3 games a week that can’t be shown live on Premier Sports.
  • International Ice Hockey Federation – 20 live games from Championships and 5 GB games from Div1A
  • Champions Hockey League – 20 live games
  • Swedish Hockey League – 2 live games a week
  • Spengler Cup live semi's and final

Rugby League

  • Rugby AM
  • Rugby League Backchat
  • Live content TBC


  • Cage Warriors UK
  • One Championship ASIA
  • Glory Kickboxing
  • IMMAF MMA highlights


  • FreeSports Fight Nights — Monthly live British Boxing


  • 5 Star Championship with weekly live coverage from the UK's biggest Arenas.

Other Sports

  • ATP 250 Tennis events — coverage of semi-finals and finals of over 20 events throughout the year
  • Red Bull Air Races live and highlights 
  • New York, Berlin and Melbourne Marathons
  • Spanish Basketball League and Copa Del Rey final stages
  • FEI Nations Cup
  • FIS Magazine show
  • Transworld Sport
  • Drone Champions League
  • Weight Lifting World Championships
  • Pro Bull Riding
  • Golfing World
  • Crankworx World Tour

How to Watch

How do I view FreeSports?

FreeSports is available on Freeview HD channel 95, Sky channel 424, FreeSat 252, TalkTalk 95 and BT Vision channel 95.

Why is your channel not available on Virgin Media

Virgin Media are currently deciding if and when to carry the channel. FreeSports have noticed a petition started by a Virgin Media customer and it would be appreciated if you could sign this as every little helps.


You can also contact Virgin Media via their social media platforms or by email/phone to register your interest in having access to FreeSports.