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BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra logo
Broadcast area United Kingdom - Nationally via Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
Slogan More live sport. Pure live sport. Five Live Sports Extra
Frequency DAB: 12B
Freeview: 706
Freesat: 706
Sky: 0144
Virgin Media: 908
TalkTalk TV: 607
UPC Ireland: 928
Live Stream Real/WM
First air date February 2002
Format Sport
Audience share 0.4% (September 2009, [1])
Owner BBC

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra is an additional digital radio service provided by the BBC via DAB Digital Radio and the digital satellite, digital terrestrial, IPTV and digital cable television services in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. It is not available via analogue radio. It is also streamed online; however due to rights restrictions coverage of some events is not available online.

It is used to provide an additional sports commentary service alongside the main radio channel BBC Radio 5 Live.

It has transmitted coverage of Major League Baseball's World Series since 2004. It is also the digital radio home for Test Match Special, which provides full commentary without the shipping forecast included on the Radio 4 long wave coverage.

Each year during Wimbledon the station provides extra court commentary for the first week of the tournament. In addition, the station provides live coverage of the non-final rounds of the other Grand Slam tournaments.

Starting 2009, it now also broadcasts one of the NFL late games on Sunday evening with coverage taken from Westwood One.

History

Original sports extra logo 2002-07

Broadcasts began at 2.30pm on 2 February 2002. Juliette Ferrington introduced the first programme – commentary of Manchester United against Sunderland.

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BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
Broadcast area UK - National
FrequencyDAB: 12B
Freeview: 706
Freesat: 706
Sky: 0144
Virgin Media: 908
Tiscali TV: 607
UPC Ireland: 928
Live Stream Real/WM
First air dateFebruary 2002
Format Sport
Audience share0.3%[1] (September 2008)
Owner BBC

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra is a digital radio station from the BBC. It is broadcast on digital radio services and digital TV in the UK and Republic of Ireland. It is not available on normal analogue radio. It is also streamed online, however, some events are not available online, or outside the UK.

It is used to provide an additional sports commentary service when the BBC's main sports channel, BBC Radio 5 Live, is already being used.

It has given coverage of Major League Baseball's World Series since 2004. It is also the digital radio home for Test Match Special - the station provides full commentary without the shipping forecast given by the Radio 4 long wave coverage.

Each year during Wimbledon Sports Extra provides extra court commentary for the first week of the tournament. The station also provides live coverage of the non-final rounds of the other Grand Slam tournaments.

The station first broadcast at 2.30pm on 2 February 2002. Juliette Ferrington introduced the first programme - commentary of a Manchester United against Sunderland football match.

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