Sky Sports

Virgin Media launches Sky Sports ‘Season Ticket’ offer

UK cable operator Virgin Media has launched a ‘Season Ticket’ offer that will give customers 10 months of access to Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 5 for a one-off upfront cost of £150. Virgin said the offer will save customers “hundreds of pounds on the […]

Sky Sports secures women’s golf

BSkyB’s Sky Sports unit has secured rights to women’s golf for a further two years after renewing a deal with the Ladies Professional Golf Association. According to Sky, the deal offers Sky Sports viewers exclusive live coverage of three women’s Majors played in the US, plus at least four LPGA Tour events each summer. Tournaments […]

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 […]

Sky claims 2013 sports milestone

UK satellite operator BSkyB said that Sky Sports delivered a record 55,000 hours of sport last year across its six channels and Sky 3D.  Sky said that the sports output represented a 12% year-on-year increase, with its football coverage in particular attracting record viewing figures. Sky added that it reached a record 30 million plus […]

Sky Sports to share Champions League clips on Twitter

Sky Sports is working with the real-time TV clip-sharing platform Grabyo to publish clips of live Champions League games on Twitter and the Sky Sports site.  Now TV, Sky’s OTT service, will promote the clips on Twitter by using Twitter’s Promoted Tweets ad platform. The deal is designed to increase awareness and engagement of live Champions League […]

BT and Sky square up against each other ahead of football season

BT Sport and Sky Sports are squaring up to take each other on with English Premier League coverage ahead of the new football season getting underway.  BT Sport has secured the London derby match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea and the Merseyside clash between Everton and Liverpool as well as games featuring Manchester United against […]

BT demands ‘parity’ in Sky Sports spat

The head of BT’s TV division Marc Watson has renewed the company’s calls for Sky to allow it to air Sky Sports 1 and 2 on its YouView platform, after Ofcom agreed to look into the matter earlier this month. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event at the BT Tower today, Watson said that […]

Sky revamps sports app

BSkyB has revamped its Sky Sports app for the iPad with a new multi-camera highlights feature.  Launching ahead of the UEFA Champions League final this weekend, Sports 360 will let users select and replay action during the game from over 20 different camera angles. Live multi-camera technology from EVS will also makes feeds from around […]

Sky and ITV sign new international football deals

BSkyB’s Sky Sports has signed a new agreement with UEFA to air Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 football qualifier coverage for the England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland teams. The UK sports network has taken rights to up to 500 international matches over three years as part of the deal – including […]

Sky adds sport to Now TV

Sky in the UK has added pay-as-you go sports content to its over-the-top service Now TV.  From today, viewers can buy 24-hour unlimited access to all six of the Sky Sports channels for £9.99 (€11.68) – giving them access to content such as Barclays Premier League football, Formula 1 racing and The Masters golf without a […]

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