Barney Francis

Champions League accounts for just 2.5% of Sky Sports viewing

Sky has said that Champions League football accounted for just 2.5% of Sky Sports viewing, with fans showing an “overwhelming preference for our Premier League coverage.” In a company blog post, Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said that the Premier League is “seven times bigger” that its Champions League coverage and that 49 of […]

Sky Sports launches new football channel

UK pay TV operator Sky is set to launch a new channel, called Sky Sports 5, dedicated to European football. The new channel will be available to Sky Sports subscribers as part of their sports package and will be the seventh Sky Sports channel, joining Sky Sports 1 to 4, Sky Sports F1 and Sky […]

Sky secures Indian Premier League cricket

BSkyB has secured exclusive rights to Indian Premier League cricket for the first time. Under the terms of its deal, Sky Sports will air 60 live matches each year for at least three years from 2015. The agreement gives Sky rights to four of the leading domestic cricket competitions – the Indian Premier League, T20 […]