Thursday, 14 May 2009


Freesat, the free-to-air digital satellite TV service, today announced the launch of the commercial sports and speech radio station talkSPORT onto the platform from Tuesday 19 May.

talkSPORT is the UK’s largest commercial radio station, broadcasting sports phone-ins and discussions, live sports commentary, and lively phone-in discussions. talkSPORT is the UK’s only national commericial speech radio station and is home to talent that includes former international footballers Ian Wright, Andy Townsend, Stan Collymore and Alan Brazil, TV talk show host Jeremy Kyle and politician George Galloway.

Emma Scott, Managing Director of Freesat commented, “talkSPORT is a respected name in sports broadcasting and its launch onto Freesat is a big plus for our radio portfolio. With the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals on ITV HD this month, and Wimbledon coverage on BBC HD next month, the addition of talkSPORT builds on Freesat’s first class and free sports coverage.”

Piers Collins, talkSPORT, business development manager added, "The launch of talkSPORT on Freesat is a fantastic opportunity to grow talkSPORT reach new audiences."

All channels will automatically be added via viewers’ Freesat digital boxes or integrated TVs, so viewers will not need to take any action to access the services.

This is an official press release.

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