- BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
Infobox Radio Station
name = BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
area = flagicon|United Kingdom UK - National
airdate = February 2002
share = 0.1%
share as of = March 2008
share source = [http://www.rajar.co.uk/listening/quarterly_listening.php]
frequency = DAB: 12B
Virgin Media: 908 Tiscali TV: 607 UPC Ireland: 928
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/fivesportsextra.shtml?listen Live Stream] Real/WM
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra is an additional digital radio service provided by the
BBCvia DAB Digital Radio and the digital satellite, digital terrestrial, IPTVand digital cabletelevision services in the UK and Republic of Ireland. It is not available via normal analogue radio. It is also streamed online; however due to rights restrictions coverage of some events is not available online. Some content is available online but restricted to UK users, however this restriction can be circumvented by using an open proxyserver.
It is used to provide an additional sports commentary service when the main radio channel
BBC Radio 5 Liveis already being used.
It has transmitted coverage of Major League Baseball's
World Seriessince 2004.It is also the digital radio home for Test Match Specialwhich provides full commentary without the shipping forecastprovided by the Radio 4 long wavecoverage.
Each year during Wimbledon Sports Extra 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.
BBC Radio 5 Live
*bbc.co.uk|id=5livesportsextra/|title=BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
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