View Full Version : BBC showing RG on interactive on from 2nd week

May 19th, 2005, 04:48 PM
BBC Sport at Roland Garros

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/shared/img/o.gifBBC SPORT: ROLAND GARROS
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Tennis fans will be able to watch the key games at this year's French Open unfold live on BBC Sport.

We'll have coverage from all the major games during the second week at Roland Garros.

Chris Bailey :o will be joined by John Lloyd :zzz: and Sam Smith to bring you all the action from Paris.

Viewers with Freeview, digital, cable or satellite should press their red button and follow the on-screen instructions.

You'll also be able to catch up with all the first week's play on Grandstand, BBC One, Saturday 28 May from 1300 BST.


Jonathan Overend will bring you regular updates from Paris throughout the two weeks of the tournament.

Five Live and Sports Extra will also provide commentaries on the men's and women's quarter and semi-finals.

There will be women's final updates during Saturday's coverage of the Epsom Derby on 4 June, and on the Sunday there will be live coverage of the men's final.


From the middle Sunday onwards, viewers will be able to watch uninterrupted coverage from one of the courts by pushing the red button. :bounce:

Broadband On the website, we will have five minutes of highlights available every day from 7pm BST. In the second week of the tournament there will be live commentary of selected matches from Five Live Sports Extra which will be available worldwide.

May 19th, 2005, 04:49 PM
good thing as on middle sunday Eurosport only show about 1 hr :rolleyes:
just hope Farmer Timmy is long gone by then :devil:

May 19th, 2005, 04:50 PM
Ew, bloody great, good old BBC!

May 19th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Excellent :)

Although considering they have had rights to coverage of RG for years, it is overdue. Better late then never I guess. You can't fault the Wimbledon coverage though.

May 19th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Cool. :)

May 19th, 2005, 05:00 PM
dont BBC normally have Womens final on BBC2 ?
it should be on interactive though. ( I'll be in Birmingham then ;) )

May 19th, 2005, 05:17 PM
ooooooh im gonna go out and buy a freeview box this weekend.
theyre only 30 in asda! :p

May 19th, 2005, 05:19 PM
I wanna buy a freeview box. What do u have to do when you buy it?? Do you have to register it or something. If I have a freeview box then I don't have to fight with my dad over the Sky digital!

May 19th, 2005, 11:04 PM
If you have sky, then you can get BBC interactive on that. You just have to plug it in, and it should work, for some channels, but you have to pay to get things like E4 and UKTV.
Great work though by the Beeb to bring us some coverage though.

Melly Flew Us
May 19th, 2005, 11:41 PM
that's great news.
and just in time coz i can't find my analogue remote.

May 28th, 2005, 07:55 PM
bought my freeview box today, works like a dream. :woohoo: looking forward to tomorrow now, and using interactive for wimbledon :D

May 28th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Great! I hope its similar to the wimbledon coverage where you had the choice of 4 courts or something like that.

May 28th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Where's the red button?

May 28th, 2005, 11:04 PM
Works on Sky Digital but the only thing I get on freeview is Chelsea Flower Show...

May 28th, 2005, 11:04 PM
And I bought a 50 box just to watch this...

May 28th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Well they change what's on depending on when it's on. So when they have matches on, they will show them, but at night they won't, just like during the snooker and darts they showed when they were playing, but not when play had finished.

May 28th, 2005, 11:48 PM

I have to turn my sat-dish then.
btw. it's FTA (Free To Air) and should be aviable in most parts of Europe.

coverage area map is here: http://www.ses-astra.com/satellites/footprints.php?sat=13
(south beam)