Sky Sports

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 […]

TalkTalk launches 90% discount on Sky channels promo

UK telco TalkTalk TV is making pay TV operator Sky’s Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels available for just £4 (€5.40) a month for three months, representing a discount of 90%. The package, which usually costs £40, is available between May 14 and May 20.  Subscribers that only want the movies channels can meanwhile get […]

Sky to up price of Sports, Family bundles

Sky is set to increase the price of its Sports and Family channel bundles this summer, announcing the move just five weeks after paying record fees to keep its live Premier League football rights. The cost of Sky’s Sports Bundle – which includes all seven Sky Sports channels – will increase by £1 (€1.39) per-month to […]

Virgin Media launches Sky Sports on Android

Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator Virgin Media has made the Sky Sports app for Android devices available to its subscribers who take Sky Sports services.  The app, which was previously only available for iOS devices, enables Sky Sports subscribers to stream the Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1 and […]

Sky News and Sky Sports launch on Snapchat

Sky has launched two content channels on the new Snapchat Discover platform for Sky News and Sky Sports. Sky will use the Snapchat service to publish daily editions of content featuring six to 10 ‘snaps’, using a combination of images, video and text – including long form articles. With the rollout, Sky becomes one of […]

Sky Sports snatches golf Open from BBC

Pay TV operator Sky’s Sky Sports arm has confirmed that it has secured exclusive live coverage rights to the The Open golf tournament, taking the competition from the BBC, which has held the rights for the last 59 years.  Sky said it would extend and enhance coverage of The Open, including live coverage of all […]

Sky to create dedicated Cricket World Cup channel

UK pay TV operator Sky is to create a dedicated channel for the ICC Cricket World Cup, transforming its existing Sky Sports 2 channel to Sky Sports World Cup for the six weeks duration of the tournament.  Sky Sports will broadcast over 1,000 hours of round the clock cricket coverage, including all 49 matches live, […]

Sky Sports extends cricket deal

Sky Sports has extended its broadcast partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board by two years, until 2019. The new deal will extend Sky’s cricket partnership into its 14th year and covers England Test matches, all one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches, some women’s and England Lions matches, as well as at least 60 days […]

BT TV begins offering Sky Sports on YouView

BT TV is to offer Sky’s Sky Sports 1 and 2 premium channels on its YouView boxes from today after securing an interim rulling from the Competition Appeals Tribunal. Sky’s two premium channels will be added to the existing BT Sport, ESPN and Eurosport services on YouView, giving BT viewers to option to watch an […]

TalkTalk launches cut-price sport and entertainment offer

UK service provider TalkTalk is offering customers three months of half price Sky Sports and Sky Movies in time for Christmas. The Sky Sports Boost offer will give customers access to six Sky Sports channels for £15 (€12) a month, while Sky Movies Boost includes 11 Sky Movies channels and hundreds of on-demand titles for £7.50 […]