The Sun to launch online entertainment service

News International Group-owned UK newspaper The Sun is set to roll out a new online entertainment package, including football highlights, on August 1.

Sun+ will cost subscribers £2 per-week, will include English Premier League Football clips, as well as exclusive offers and promotions, and will be accessible from smartphones, tablets and web browsers.

News Corp’s News International division announced a three-year deal with the Premier League in January, which gives NI Group exclusive rights to show clips of all 380 Premier League football matches per season on The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers’ digital platforms.

Commenting on Sun+, Mike Darcey, CEO of NI Group, said: “This move ensures we will be offering a compelling paid-for package across all our titles, delivering great value for news that is worth paying for.”