BBC Radio 5 Live

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BBC Radio 5 Live
City of licenseLondon
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom United Kingdom - National
SloganLive news, live sport - this is Five Live
On DAB digital radio, digital TV, downloads and online, this is 5 Live
The Olympic station
FrequencyMW: 693 kHz, 909 kHz, and on selected BBC Local Radio stations' frequencies overnight.
DAB: 12B
Freeview: 705
Sky Digital: 0105
Tiscali TV: 606
Virgin Media: 905
UPC Ireland: 911
Live Stream Real/WM
Freesat: 706
First air date28 March 1994
Format News and sport
Audience share4.6%[1] (March 2010)
Owner BBC
BBC Radio
WebsiteBBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Radio 5 Live (formerly BBC Radio Five Live) is the BBC's radio station that gives live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports news. It is the main radio station for sport in the United Kingdom, covering nearly all big sports events in the UK or with British competitors in, including the Olympics and the football World Cup

It is transmitted via analogue radio on 693 and 909 kHz AM in the medium wave band. These frequencies belonged to BBC Radio 2 from November 23, 1978 to August 26, 1990. Before that they were used in some regions of the UK by the BBC Home Service and BBC Radio 4. The radio is also available on digital radio in the United Kingdom via DAB, digital satellite, IPTV, Freeview, and is also streamed online. However, because of rights restrictions, coverage of some events (especially live sporting events) is not available online. Also, some of the content available online is only for UK users.

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Note that Radio 5 Live operates International and UK feeds. International feeds aren't allowed to cover certain sports events because of local radio rights to those events.