BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
|BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra|
|Broadcast area||UK - National|
Virgin Media: 908
Tiscali TV: 607
UPC Ireland: 928
Live Stream Real/WM
|First air date||February 2002|
|Audience share||0.3% (September 2008)|
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.