Free-to-air sports channel FreeSports has finally arrived on the Freesat platform.
Viewers can now find the channel on Freesat channel 252. The channel features live and recorded coverage of sports including Ice Hockey, Football, Motorsports, Tennis and Rugby League.
FreeSports has also indicated that it may offer an HD simulcast on satellite, though not on Freeview, where carriage fees are much higher and bandwidth is limited.
FreeSports launched on Sky and Freeview on 31st August, on Freeview the channel only reaches around 75% of households, due to it being carried on a lower coverage multiplex.

FreeSports coverage includes football, rugby league and ice hockey. Here’s the already impressive list of confirmed upcoming global sports coverage that will swing you into the action:


– Portuguese Primeira Liga- 2 games a week
– Belgian Pro League – 3 games a week
– Spanish La Liga 2 – 1 game a week
– Superliga Argentina – 2 games a week
– Barca TV – full game from La Liga and Champions League
– Dortmund TV – 1 hour weekly game highlights
– Bayern TV – full game from the Bundesliga and Champions League
– AC Milan TV full game from Serie A and Europa League


– Australian V8 Supercars live
– NASCAR Cup Highlights
– NASCAR Xfinity series live
– NASCAR Truck series live
– Swedish Speedway live in 2018
– Monster Jam highlights
– Arena Cross highlights
– Formula Drift highlights
– FIA World Rallycross Championships highlights
– On the Limit Sport magazine show

Ice Hockey

– National Hockey League – 3 games a week that can’t go live on Premier
– 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

– 50% of NRL live until the end of 2017
– Select games from the Rugby League World Cup live
– Championship Rugby League – Toronto matches in England live
– NRL Full-Time
– The NRL Footy Show
– Rugby League Back Chat

Other Sports

– ATP 250 – 25 events mostly live
– New York, Berlin and Melbourne Marathons
– IAAF Athletix
– Spanish Basketball League and Copa Del Rey final stages
– FEI Nations Cup
– One Championship
– World Series of Fighting
– FIS Magazine show
– Transworld Sport
– Drone Champions League
– Weight Lifting World Championships
– Pro Bull Riding
– Golfing World
– Crankworx World Tour

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By Expat