Freesport confirms Freesat channel details



FreeSports, the new free-to-air sports channel launching soon, has confirmed further details about its service.

The channel, being launched by the people behind Premier Sports and the former Setanta UK service, has confirmed it will appear to viewers on Freesat channel 252, in addition to the previously announced slots on Sky 424 and Freeview / YouView (BT/TalkTalk) channel 95. The channel expects to reach 22 million homes from September.

Further information on sports types to be screened on the channel have also been provided: FreeSports will feature Football, Rugby League, Tennis, Ice Hockey, MMA, Basketball, Cricket, Speedway, Nascar, Athletics and Wrestling, essentially beccoming a free-to-air version of Premier Sports, which already provides coverage of these sports on a pay TV basis.

Freesports will thus become the first comprehensive multi-discipline sports channel on Freesat; the free-to-air satellite service already has cycling channel BIKE and Greyhound Racing / Casino channel Front Runner 2 on channels 250 and 251.


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