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U.K. Sports Fans Get ESPN For Free This Weekend On TVCatchup & TV

ESPN free weekend

TVCatchup is a website that every smartphone and tablet user should have at the top of their bookmarks. I’m sure many of you have already discovered the service, but if you haven’t, it allows you to watch live television on mobile devices, or through a web browser on your computer. It offers a great selection of Freeview channels, and best of all, it’s completely free to use; there’s no sign up fee or subscription charge.

And there’s no better time to discover the service than this weekend, when TVCatchup will be offering the ESPN channel for free, allowing viewers to tune into live soccer games from the English Premier League, Serie A, and the Bundesliga; in addition to live basketball from the NBA. Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to:

Friday 3rd February

from 12.00pm Open Sud de France – Quarter finals ATP 250 World Tour
7.30pm Nuremberg v Dortmund German Bundesliga
1.00am (Saturday early morning) New York Knicks at Boston Celtics NBA

Saturday 4th February

4.30pm Manchester City v Fulham Barclays Premier League
1.00pm Open Sud de France – Semi finals ATP 250 World Tour
8.00pm Roma v Inter Milan (delayed) Italian Serie A
3.00am (Sunday early morning) UFC 143 Nick Diaz v Carlos Condi Ultimate Fighting Championship

Sunday 5th February

11.30am Genoa v Lazio Italian Serie A
1.45pm AC Milan v Napoli Italian Serie A
4.45pm Kaiserslautern v Cologne German Bundesliga
6.45pm Talk of the Terrace ESPN’s studio show
7.15pm Fiorentina v Udinese (delayed) Italian Serie A
9.30pm Pardon the Interruption ESPN’s studio show
10.00pm Open Sud de France – Final (as live) ATP 250 World Tour

Saturday’s Premier League game, which will see league leaders Manchester City take on Fulham at the Etihad Stadium, will be the first Premier League fixture ever to be made available for free, according to ESPN. The broadcaster will be making its channel available to all from 6 AM GMT today, Friday, February 3; and it will remain free until 6 AM GMT on Monday, February 6.

So how do you tune in? Well, there are a number of ways: If you want to watch on an Android device, just visit m.tvcatchup.com in your web browser. If you’re using an iPhone, it’s iphone.tvcatchup.com; and for the iPad, it’s ipad.tvcatchup.com. Alternatively, you can use the free TVCatchup app for the iOS available in the App Store.

You can also tune in on your television: Sky customers can visit channel 417; while BT Vision, TopUpTV, and Freeview customers can use channel 34.

The deal is sponsored by the Nokia Lumia 800, so you have the Finnish company to thank for this terrific offer.

Will you be taking advantage of free ESPN this weekend?


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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