on 28-08-2017 07:53 PM
on 26-04-2018 11:38 AM
FreeSports is carried on multiplex COM 8 which does not reach the whole of the UK. Other channels on this mux include: Rocks & Co C40, Forces TV C96 and BBC Four HD C106 in the evenings, are you able to get any of these?
You can check your transmitter and coverage here: http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/operations/about_the_coverage_checker
on 11-09-2017 10:42 AM
Yeah Saturday night wasn't the best they did ave live rugby league at 9.30 though. Friday night was good 2 football games from Portugal and Sunday lunch time was a game from the Spanish La Liga 2nd division plus Sunday night had a live game from Belgium. They are still trying to tie up the rights to the Argentina Superliga I think those games will be on Saturday or Sunday nights if they can get it sorted.
on 11-09-2017 10:04 AM
Swings and roundabouts.
Tried this channel on Saturday night. The picture quality was perfectly ok, the big problem was the programs. Prime time Saturday night - highlight of a forestry rally from Cork, not exactly top ranked motor sport.
But I guess you get what you pay for.
on 11-09-2017 08:26 AM
I disagree the quality of FreeSports is better than ITV4. People get obsessed about HD and picture quality and seem to forget how bad it was years ago but we still enjoyed watching telly. FreeSports is a fantastic channel and offers all different types of sports to cater for everyone plus its free what's not to like emoticon.cooldude.title
09-09-2017 12:07 AM - edited 09-09-2017 12:10 AM
Hi fegeson. As far as I'm aware I cannot pick up com8. My father in law ( Central Aberdeen ) and a relative ( North Aberdeen) both pick up c95. I'm Aberdeen south.
COM8 is available to 75% of the UK. Unfortunately it looks like your not.
Believe me, your not missing much.
I tried to watch an England U21 match on it. I'd have been better off watching it on the radio. The picture quality is awful. Its only 'broadcasting' at an average bitrate of 1.8Mbps but can go as low as 0.6 up to a max of 5.1.
5.1Mbps sounds decent but its not, as its resolution is awful at only 544x576.
Its generally accepted there are 3 quality layers of SD channels - The PSB channels (the best), the secondarys, such as ITV4 and the awful budget channels such as CBS (which don't even use Accurate Recording). I believe this new channel has created a forth. Its future doesn't look good.