• TV Schedule
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  • FreeSports is now on Virgin TV
  • Elite League and FreeSports announce live games for 2018/2019

TV Schedule

Listings subject to change

Our Content

Basketball

  • 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

Football

  • Portuguese Primeira Liga 
  • National League Highlights each Monday
  • Copa do Brasil — live games from every round
  • Centenary Shield
  • LIVE International Friendlies

Motorsport

  • FIA World Rallycross Championship
  • Australian V8 Supercars 
  • NASCAR Xfinity series 
  • Swedish Speedway live/delayed
  • Polish Speedway live/delayed
  • 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

  • Elite Ice Hockey League — LIVE games every 2 weeks & highlights
  • 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
  • KHL 
  • Spengler Cup live semi's and final
  • GB u18s World Championship

Rugby League

  • Rugby AM
  • Rugby League Backchat
  • Live Rugby League NCL each week

MMA

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

Rugby Union

  • PRO14, 1 game LIVE each round as well as weekly highlights
  • BUCS Super Rugby

Boxing

  • FreeSports Fight Nights — Monthly live British Boxing

Other Sports

  • IPA — Live Pool FreeSports Champions Cup every Monday
  • 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 422, Virgin TV 130/553, FreeSat 252, TalkTalk 95, BT Vision channel 95 & via TVPlayer.

For those living in Ireland, Sky users can manually tune in FreeSports using the following co ordinates:

  • Frequency: 11.426
  • Polarisation: V
  • 27.5
  • FEC: 5/6

 

FreeSports is now on Virgin TV

Virgin TV boosts its sports selection with FreeSports

Virgin TV has extended its roster of sports channels for all TV customers with the addition of FreeSports.

The sports channel, which aims to broadcast up to 1000 events a year, specialises in airing a mix of domestic and international programming from the world’s most loved sports.

This vast selection includes highlights and live football, cricket, tennis, rugby, athletics and motorsport action as well as basketball, ice hockey and even drone racing.

Some of the top action on offer includes live International football friendlies, Premier League teams’ pre-season friendlies, Guinness PRO14 Rugby, ATP World Tour 250 tennis series, grassroots rugby league, British Basketball League, Global T20 Canada cricket as well as Red Bull Air Races.

All Virgin TV customers will be able to access FreeSports on channel 553 from Saturday 21 July.

It has been a sports-rich summer for Virgin TV customers who have been able to watch some of the biggest events in the highest picture quality available. This included the Champions League Final and Roland Garros in 4K Ultra HD as well as some of the matches at the World Cup in Russia.

Recently Virgin Media gave its customers the opportunity to watch the Wimbledon Championships in Ultra HD.  This included the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s finals through Eurosport and the option to watch all Centre Court Wimbledon matches in Ultra HD and in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) through the fully integrated BBC iPlayer app on Virgin TV’s V6 box. 

Showing these sporting spectacles in 4K UHD has been made possible through Virgin TV’s smallest and smartest set-top box – the V6 - and powered by Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband, which provides speeds of up to 350Mbps for customers.

David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “It has been an incredible summer of sport so far and our customers have had everything they need to experience it from the comfort of their homes. Bringing FreeSports to Virgin TV further boosts our roster of sports channels and our customers can expect more to come.”

Richard Sweeney, CEO at FreeSports, said: “We are delighted that our ever growing dedicated free sports channel is joining the Virgin Media platform. FreeSports boasts a large portfolio of global and domestic free, live sport that we believe will be a huge hit with Virgin Media customers.”

Elite League and FreeSports announce live games for 2018/2019

The Elite Ice Hockey League and FreeSports have announced the games which will be televised live in the 2018/19 season.

After discussions, the list was finally agreed upon that will see cameras across all Elite League venues in the coming campaign, bringing live action from 17 games to television screens, including a game in late March.

Plus FreeSports will screen a preview show on the 4th September at 8pm in the build-up to the new campaign.

Starting the coverage off will be champions Cardiff Devils hosting Milton Keynes Lightning on Sunday 16th September – the night of their championship banner unfurling.

From there, FreeSports’ cameras will move to Nottingham on Wednesday 26th September, where Rich Chernomaz’s Panthers host the Devils.

Also included is a Challenge Cup semi-final, two play-off quarter finals and the play-off final, live from Nottingham on Sunday 14th April.

As well as showing a live game every second week, FreeSports will broadcast a highlights show every week as either a standalone programme or as part of the live game coverage, keeping fans in the picture throughout the season.

Presenting the coverage is Aaron Murphy, a man no stranger to UK audiences with his previous EIHL work, the NHL and World Championships and he’s looking forward to touring the country.

“Now that we know where we’re going to be this season, it adds an extra excitement for everyone on the FreeSports team,” he said.

“There are venues I’ve yet to visit, such as Guildford and Milton Keynes and I’m looking forward to revisiting places I haven’t been to in some time.

“The fans can also start to look ahead to what’s going to happen now as a thrilling Elite League season gets ready to play out in front of our eyes.

“There’s a lot to look forward to and I’m delighted to be able to bring EIHL action to the viewers of FreeSports.”

Elite League chairman Tony Smith spoke of his pleasure at revealing the games that will be shown and he admits getting the list together had its difficulties.

He added: “We’re finally over the line as you can see from the list, there are going to be some exciting games to watch on FreeSports in the coming season.

“To get to this point, there were a lot of logistical considerations to take into account when it came to deciding which games would be shown.

“There had to be suitability from the venues and the teams, not to mention from FreeSports themselves and a number of factors came into play before agreement was reached.

“Nevertheless, I’m thrilled we’ve got there and I want to thank Richard Webb and everyone at FreeSports for their support and I’m looking forward to working with them this season.”

 

LIST OF TELEVISED GAMES FOR 2018/19

(Please note list is subject to change at a later date, TBC game to be added for March)

DATE

FIXTURE

TIME

Sun, 16th Sept

Cardiff Devils vs Milton Keynes Lightning

6:00pm

Wed, 26th Sept

Nottingham Panthers vs Cardiff Devils

7:30pm

Wed, 10th Oct

Belfast Giants vs Guildford Flames

7:30pm

Wed, 31st Oct

Glasgow Clan vs Cardiff Devils

7:30pm

Wed, 14th Nov

Milton Keynes Lightning vs Glasgow Clan

7:30pm

Wed, 21st Nov

Cardiff Devils vs Fife Flyers

7:30pm

Wed, 5th Dec

Dundee Stars vs Belfast Giants

7:30pm

Thurs, 27th Dec

Sheffield Steelers vs Nottingham Panthers

TBC

Wed, 16th Jan

Manchester Storm vs Guildford Flames

7:30pm

Wed, 30th Jan

Guildford Flames vs Sheffield Steelers

7:30pm

Wed, 13th Feb

Challenge Cup Semi Final

TBC

Wed, 27th Feb

Fife Flyers vs Belfast Giants

7:30pm

Wed, 20th Mar

Glasgow Clan vs Cardiff Devils

7:30pm

Sat, 6th Apr

Play-off Quarter Final

TBC

Sun, 14th Apr

Play-off Final

TBC