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Monday, 3 February 2014

Winter Olympics: Where, when and how to find coverage

The BBC is offering the most comprehensive coverage of the Winter Olympics to date, with over 200 hours of coverage on BBC TV, plus 650 hours of coverage on the BBC's Connected Red Button service and BBC Sport App - now available via Freesat Freetime boxes.

British Eurosport will provide highlights from the events in Sochi. BBC Radio 5 Live will provide coverage of key moments, plus Team GB medal moments.

Here's your guide to where and how to find coverage across TV, radio and online:

On Television
BBC Two & BBC Two HD
BBC Connected Red Button
Live coverage from Sochi from early morning through until evening on BBC Two (on BBC One where indicated with *)

Games Today brings the day’s coverage to a close with highlights from Sochi during the last hour of coverage:

Coverage starts Friday 7th February at 15:30 with the Opening Ceremony.

Saturday 08/02/2014:
08:00-11:00;
14:30-16:30;
17:10-20:00

Sunday 09/02/2014:
06:00-11:00;
14:30-16:30;
17:10-19:30

Monday 10/02/2014:
05:00-12:00;
12:00-13:00*;
13:00-20:00

Tuesday 11/02/2014:
07:00-12:00;
12:00-13:00*;
13:00-20:00

Wednesday 12/02/2014:
06:45-11:30;
11:30-13:00*;
13:00-20:00

Thursday 13/02/2014:
05:00-12:00;
11:30-13:00*;
13:00-20:00

Friday 14/02/2014:
06:45-12:00;
11:30-13:00*;
13:00-20:00

Saturday 15/02/2014:
05:00-20:00

Sunday 16/02/2014
05:00-20:00

Monday 17/02/2014:
05:00-20:00

Tuesday 18/02/2014:
06:45-20:00

Wednesday 19/02/2014:
06:45-20:30

Thursday 20/02/2014:
08:30-20:30

Friday 21/02/2014:
08:30-20:00

Saturday 22/02/2014:
09:00-11:30;
12:30-17:35;
18:00-20:00

Sunday 23/02/2014:
09:10-16:00 
Closing Ceremony: 
16:00-19:00
Six HD streams of coverage available via your broadband connection to supported devices:

The service is available via Virgin TiVo and supported Sony & Samsung Freeview HD smart TVs.

The six streams are available on Freesat via the BBC Sport App on Freetime receivers. (Press Home button and select On Demand).
BBC Red Button
Up to two streams (standard definition) with extra coverage. Coverage will run from 03:00 to 00:00 (21 hours a day).
Red Button Schedule 

Freeview and YouView  
channels 301 and 302*

Freesat
channels 981 and 982^

Sky 
977 and 978 (updated 07/02/14)
.
Virgin Media:
channels 991 and 992
.
Digital satellite - manual tuning:
Astra 28.2°E:

BBC RB1: 10773 H
Symbol rate: 22000
FEC: 5/6

BBC RB2: 12.552 V
Symbol rate: 22000
FEC: 5/6

* Freeview and YouView: A retune may be required if you still see a black screen and caption on channel 302.

BBC RB302 is available wherever channels such as Dave and Sky News are available on Freeview, as it is being broadcast on the same multiplex (and frequency).

^ Freesat: channel 982 coming soon.
British Eurosport 1
Daily highlights from Sochi.

Usually around 7pm, 9:30pm and midnight UK time.

British Eurosport is available on
Sky 410,
Virgin Media 521 / 522 (HD)
BT YouView channel 513





On Radio
Online
BBC Radio 5 Live
bbc.co.uk
Coverage of the key events of the Winter Olympics, plus Team GB medal moments.

Highlights programme from Monday 10th February at 10pm.

Digital radio:
BBC National DAB  
(VHF Block 12B)
Sky 0105
Virgin 905
Freeview 705
Freesat 705

Online (UK):
bbc.co.uk/5live

Analogue radio:
AM (MW): 693, 909 kHz
990 kHz in West Wales (Tywyn transmitter).
Live coverage via the BBC Sport Website on PC, tablet and mobile


Mobile version: m.bbc.co.uk/sport

Daily highlights via BBC iPlayer.

BBC Sport App
Access coverage on smartphones and tablets via the BBC Sport App.

The app is available for Android, iPhone, iPad and Kindle Fire.

Users with the current App do not need to upgrade.




4 comments:

  1. A) BBC Red Button Channels are on Virgin Channels 991 and 992.
    B) Ofcom has given Discovery an Television services license for Quest +1 to launch on Freeview (January 2014 update)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A) Thank you.
      B) is covered on the Freeview Channel Updates: February 2014 page. It first appears on February's page because the licence was announced after the deadline for updating the January page had already passed.

      Delete
  2. Smallworld (Acquired by Virgin Media Feb 3rd 2014):
    Channel Numbers taken from http://smallworldcable.com/SMALLWORLD/media/Documents/sw_channel_list_2014.pdf
    Eurosport 1 is on 425
    BBC One HD is on 106
    BBC Two HD is on 120

    Smallworld customers previously have the option TV wise of Youview (http://smallworldcable.com/YouView) and Cable Platforms.

    ReplyDelete
  3. well bbc rb 2 is now on sky plus sevices on a random channel number on a back up to bbc1 in north east and cumbria

    ReplyDelete

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