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Where can I watch the Ryder Cup 2014? BBC Two and Sky Sports 4

The 2014 Ryder Cup is shaping up to be nothing short of momentous with the USA out to exact revenge on Europe’s dramatic win in 2013. 

It will also be the first time Sky will film the tournament in 4K Ultra HD, although as tests are still ongoing, you won’t be able to watch it in 4K. 

If you’ve not been able to get a ticket to the Ryder Cup – and don’t show up on the day, it’s sold out – you can still tune into the action from the comfort of your home.

The BBC and Sky will be providing coverage of the tournament. BBC Two will show highlights of all three days, while Sky has secured exclusive live TV broadcast rights for the Ryder Cup and is even rechristening Sky Sports 4 as ‘Sky Sports Ryder Cup’ for the duration of the tournament. 

You can find our complete guide to BBC Two and Sky Sports Ryder Cup coverage below.

Win a 5-night golf holiday in Portugal & £250 cash with digital-tv.co.ukHere’s how to get all of the Ryder Cup 2014 action on your screen. If you want to find out quickly, follow these links to our guides:

Freeview and YouView, Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media, BT TV, TalkTalk TV and Now TV.

Where can I watch the Ryder Cup 2014 on…

Freeview and YouView

You’ll be able to tune into BBC Two’s Ryder Cup highlights on Freeview and YouView. 

There’s no way to subscribe to Sky Sports on Freeview so you won’t be able to watch any of the tournament live. 

BBC Two is available in SD on channel 2 and in HD on channel 102. 

Freesat

You’ll be able to tune into BBC Two’s Ryder Cup highlights on Freesat. As there’s no way to get Sky’s TV channels or Now TV through your Freesat box, you won’t be able to get Sky Sports on your TV, unless you buy a Now TV Box and get a Sky Sports subscription. 

You can get BBC Two in standard definition on channel 102 in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and on channel 109 in England. 

BBC Two HD is available on channel 109 in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and channel 102 in England. 

Sky

Sky will broadcast all of the Ryder Cup action live and exclusive on Sky Sports 4. From September 18 to October 2, Sky will change the name of Sky Sports 4 to ‘Sky Sports Ryder Cup’ to reflect this. 

Sky will broadcast all the action live in both standard definition (Sky channel 439) and HD (Sky channel 405) .

Virgin Media

Virgin TV subscribers with Sky Sports 4 will be able to tune into all three days of the Ryder Cup in standard definition (Virgin TV channel 505) and in high definition (Virgin TV channel 515) if they’ve got the HD subscription. 

BT TV

While you can get Sky Sports 1, 2 and 5 on BT Vision+, you can’t get Sky Sports 4 on BT TV and therefore you can’t get any of the live Ryder Cup action on BT TV. 

BBC Two highlights will be broadcast on the same digital terrestrial channels as Freeview and YouView. 

TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk TV customers can sign up for Sky Sports and watch all of the Ryder Cup action live on TalkTalk channel 504. You can’t currently get Sky Sports on TalkTalk TV in HD. 

Now TV with a Sky Sports pass

Now TV is selling daily and weekly passes to Sky Sports for £6.99 and £10.99 respectively during the Ryder Cup. 

This way if you don’t have a pay TV subscription and you just want to tune in for the duration of the tournament, you can pay £10.99 to get covered for the entire duration of the tournament. 

Now TV is available on a number of platforms including iOS and Android. Now it’s Chromecast-compatible, you could start streaming the Ryder Cup action on your phone or tablet before casting it to your TV. 

Games consoles including Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 give you access to Now TV, as do LG smart TV’s from the 2012-onward ranges

If you’ve not got any of the above then you can shell out for a Now TV Box for just £10. This connects to a spare HDMI slot in your TV and lets you stream Now TV content over your broadband connection. You’ll need a speed of at least 2Mbps to stream content in SD and 5Mbps to stream in HD (720p HD only). 

The Ryder Cup 2014 on Sky Sports vs BBC: who’s showing what

BBC Two and BBC Two HD

The BBC has daily highlights from September 26-28 showing key moments from the day’s play, with Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Mark James.

  • Friday (September 26): 8.30pm-10pm
  • Saturday (September 27): 8.30pm-10.30pm
  • Sunday (September 28): 7.30pm-9.30pm

Sky Sports Ryder Cup (Sky Sports 4)

There’s more than 300 hours of live Ryder Cup coverage on Sky Sports this year, and for the first time, Sky Sports will screen the Exhibition Match live on YouTube.

Sky’s live coverage is presented by David Livingstone, who will be joined in the studio overlooking the first tee by seven-time player Darren Clarke, winning European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie and coach to US Ryder Cup stars Butch Harmon.

Commentary comes from Ewen Murray and Bruce Critchley as well as Rob Lee and Mark Roe, with on-course reporting comes from Howard Clark, Richard Boxall and Tim Barter. Sarah Stirk presents daily studio highlights supported by Andrew Coltart and Nick Dougherty.

There’s build-up from Monday to Wednesday, with the first live coverage on Thursday, September 25. Once the tournament’s over, there’s analysis and replays until Wednesday, October 1.

Thursday (September 25)

  • 11:30am-2:30pm Live Ryder Cup Celebrity Challenge
  • 2:30pm-5:30pm Live Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony

Friday (September 26)

  • 7am-1pm Live Fourballs matches
  • 1pm-7pm Live Foursomes matches
  • 7pm-7:30pm Day 1 The Verdict
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Day 1 Highlights
  • 9:30pm-10pm Day 2 Predictions

Saturday (September 27)

  • 7am-1pm Live Fourballs matches
  • 1pm-7pm Live Foursomes matches
  • 7pm-7:30pm Day 2 The Verdict
  • 7:30pm-9:30pm Day 2 Review
  • 9:30pm-10pm Day 3 Prediction
  • 10pm-11pm Ryder Cup Concert

Sunday (September 28)

  • 10am-7pm Live Singles matches
  • 10pm-10:30pm Day 3 Review

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