Test Match Special commentary - where's it gone?

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I assume there are one or two cricket lovers out there who have grown greyer with Test Match Special commentary over the years, but I don't seem to be able to access it via the BBC website or satellite radio this year. Anyone know why?

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girondin-99341 1402993429

It may be that the English have become so useless as a cricket side that the BBC has given Test Match Special up as a bad job. On the other hand it would appear that the cricket commentary is scheduled for Radio 4 Long Wave which is available via a Freesat receiver.

deemscox 1402993939

You can find it on 5LiveSports Extra Via free sat. It is channel 706. You can't get it on the web, I believe if you have a French IP address as BBC can't broadcast to you but I think if you change your IP address you can but that is tooo techie for me. Other, wiser heads, on the forum can probably advise on that.

Patricke-98645 1402995048

thanks, but i tried both and they are not working. Internet probably is the IP address although I have listened to it for years up until this summer.  And I have Sky so maybe they blocked the 5 sports extra commentary to make you watch their live tv feed?

But nothing beats TMS. Any other ideas?

Pippa1979 1402996011


we have listened to TMS for the last five days during the recent Text match versus Sri Lanka. If you have Sky, TMS is broadcast through BBC Radio 5 Live Sprots Extra On your TV. If you go to the TV guide on your handset press 0 which takes you to the radio lists, then scroll down through the pages to find 5 Sports extra. Hope you find it. 


deemscox 1403001736

On sky, it is channel 0144. ........ 

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