Sky Sports

Sky Sports revamps offering

Sky Sports is to expand its service to offer 10 channels and is introducing new ways to consume the service. The revamped service will include dedicated channels for the English Premier League, football, cricket, golf and Formula 1. Two channels, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena, will offer a mix of rugby union, rugby […]

Sky Sports streams deadline day news via Twitter

Sky Sports is partnering with Twitter to deliver a global live stream of coverage of the English Premier League transfer deadline. Sky is broadcasting live coverage from the Sky Sports Newsroom via Twitter at two points during the day and in the final hour before the transfer window for players to change teams closes. Sky, which is […]

Sky Sports adds English netball to sports rights

Sky Sports has signed a four-year deal with England Netball to secure rights to live Netball matches, including both domestic and international games. Every netball match shown on Sky this season will be available on Sky Sports Mix, beginning with England’s series against Jamaica later this month. The channel, which Sky recently launched with the […]

Sky adds new sports-focused features to Sky Q

Sky has added new features to its advanced Sky Q offering, designed to make it easier for users to catch up on sports content. The updates include ‘Sports Split Screen’ for both live streams and video clips, allowing viewers to: watch two live sports events side-by-side; access two different camera angles for Formula 1 racing; […]

Twitter strikes deal to broadcast Premier League clips

Twitter has struck a deal with Sky Sports to broadcast real-time video clips of Premier League football to mobile devices in the UK and Ireland. Twitter users will be able to access a “selection of the key goals and moments” from every Premier League game broadcast during the 2016/17 season, as well as post-match analysis. […]

Sky releases VR interview with David Beckham

Sky on Friday released a five-minute virtual reality (VR) interview with footballer David Beckham exclusively on Facebook 360. The interview is part of a wider plan by Sky’s newly created VR Studio to produce more than 20 individual VR films this year – covering “major cultural events in news to some of the biggest sporting […]

Sky Sports takes exclusive Formula 1 rights

Sky has taken exclusive UK and Ireland rights to Forumla 1 racing for five years from 2019 to 2024. The deal, agreed with Formula One Mangament, sees Sky strengthen its sports rights portfolio, with F1 to leave terrestrial television. Currently Sky shares F1 rights with Channel 4 after the BBC ended its contract to broadcast […]

Sky raises prices

Sky is raising the price of its TV packages. The price hikes kick in at start-June and apply to new and current customers as well as those existing subs wishing to upgrade. The top premium package will have the single largest monthly increase, with the cost rising £4.25, taking the total to £80. The Sky […]

Sky makes basic tier sports move

Sky is launching Sky Sports Mix, a new basic tier channel that will have some Premier League football among its line-up.  The channel will be available to all of Sky’s 12 million customers in the UK. Traditionally Premier League football has been the preserve of the premium Sky Sports channels.  The pay TV operator  is […]

Sky Sports celebrates digital gains in 2015

Online video views to Sky Sports’ digital and on-demand services increased by roughly 175% in 2015, totalling just under 300 million by December, according to Sky. The UK pay TV provider said that a total of 20 million downloads of highlights, magazine and short-form programmes were consumed in a “record breaking 2015” – up from just over […]