Talksport

Talksport (styled as talkSPORT), owned by Wireless Group, is a sports radio station and the Global Audio Partner of the Premier League.

Talksport
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
Global (Premier League games only)
FrequencyMW: 1053, 1071, 1089, 1107 kHz
DAB: 11D/12A Digital One
Freeview: 723
Sky (UK only): 0108
Virgin Media: 927
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatSports commentary
Sports discussion
Sports phone-in
Sports news
Ownership
OwnerWireless Group
(News Corp)
Talksport 2
TalkRadio
Virgin Radio UK
Times Radio
History
First air date
14 February 1995 (as Talk Radio UK)
17 January 2000 (as Talksport)
Links
Websitetalksport.com

The station was originally launched as Talk Radio UK in 1995. Broadcast from London to the UK, Talksport is the only UK radio station broadcasting sporting discussions and commentaries 24 hours a day, having dropped 39 hours of weekly non-sports content on 2 April 2012.

Talksport's content includes live coverage of sporting events, interviews with the leading names in sport and entertainment, phone-ins and discussion. Since June 2020 it has also produced sports bulletins for Times Radio.

Talksport, alongside sister station Talksport 2, is an official broadcaster for several sporting contests, including the Premier League.

In the UK, Talksport is available on its primary frequency in London, 1089 kHz, as well as 1053 kHz, 1071 kHz, and 1107 kHz, DAB, Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview, on mobile, and online at talksport.com. Talksport has been available on Freesat since April 2016.

Outside the UK and Ireland, Talksport broadcasts live commentary of every Premier League match around the world in multiple languages including English, Spanish and Mandarin.

On 25 June 2016, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp announced that it was acquiring the parent Wireless Group company for $296 million.[1]


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