Sky Sports

Landmark deal for FA WSL as Sky Sports and BBC secure record-breaking rights deal

The FA Women’s Super League has signed a “landmark” distribution deal with Sky Sports and the BBC. The three-year deal, believed to be valued at around £8 million per year, is set to be the largest broadcast agreement of any professional women’s football league in the world.  The FA said that the rights deal will […]

Sky Sports pledges support for Women’s Sport Collective

Sky Sports has announced a partnership with the Women’s Sport Collective. The partnership will see the broadcaster support the not-for-profit organisation’s ambition to provide a range of opportunities for women in the sports industry from playing to broadcasting. Sky’s involvement will mean that the group, which was set up in September 2019 and has more […]

Premier League to continue blanket coverage until fans return

The English Premier League will continue to be broadcast in its entirety until fans return, the league has confirmed. While the league has continued to show all matches – albeit with a short-lived experiment with pay-per-view in the Autumn – the league has re-evaluated broadcast arrangements each month. However, going forward the league has said […]

Sky Sports agrees multi-year deal with England Netball for live Superleague coverage

Sky Sports has announced a new multi-year deal with England Netball, the governing body for the sport. The bumper deal will see every match of the Vitality Netball Superleague (VNSL) 2021 season broadcast live across Sky Sports, either via its Mix and Arena channels or for free on YouTube. The broadcaster will also air highlights […]

EPL confirms continuation of blanket broadcasting

Despite fans being allowed to return to grounds, the English Premier League will continue its blanket coverage of the league through to at least the end of January.  The UK government announced changes to restrictions on spectator access to sports events at the end of the country’s second lockdown, with clubs in tier 2 areas […]

Record day for Sky Sports

For the second time this year, Sky Sports has recorded its largest day in its history. According to numbers from Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), the Sky-operated broadcaster recorded an average audience of 1.17 million viewers tuning into Sky Sports channels on Sunday, November 29. This compares to the previous record day on October 7, […]

BT to return to true crowd noises as spectators re-enter Premier League grounds

The English Premier League will start to look like its old self this weekend when fans start returning to grounds this weekend, and viewers on BT Sport will hear them as well as the broadcaster ditches artificial crowd noises. According to The Athletic, the broadcaster will return to true stadium sound as the default. Viewers […]

EPL scraps pay per view

With the UK in lockdown until at least the beginning of December, the English Premier League has scrapped its controversial pay per view model until at least the new year. The announcement confirms a previous report which claimed that the league would remove the £14.95 fee to watch matches that had not been selected for […]

UK Basketball bounces back to Sky Sports in BBL deal

Sky Sports has announced a deal with the British Basketball League (BBL), bringing coverage of domestic basketball back to the broadcaster. The two-year deal will see Sky Sports broadcast 30 live BBL matches a season, along with both the men’s and women’s finals including BBL Trophy Final, BBL Cup Final, BBL Playoffs. Coverage will begin […]

Sky Sports makes landmark women’s boxing event free-to-view

Sky Sports has announced it is making this coming weekend’s triple-header of women’s world title boxing fights available to UK viewers for free.  The women’s boxing-oriented Matchroom Boxing event taking place on Saturday will be available to watch on YouTube, Facebook and the Sky Sports website, in addition to the Sky Sports Arena channel. The […]

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