Jun 012016

Sky Sports Channel Number Changes

Sky is to undo its unpopular decision to promote Sky Sports News HQ ahead of other Sky Sports channels on its platform.

Sky Sports News HQ moves to channel 406, allowing Sky Sports 1 – 5 to move back to channels 401-405. Sky Sports F1 will be on 407.

The Sky SPorts channel number changes will take place on 11th July, which also coincides with Sky Sports temporary renaming Sky Sports 1 as “Sky Sports The Open”.
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Apr 072016

Sky Sports will broadcast live coverage of all four days of this year’s golf Masters from Thursday 7 April to Sunday 10 April 2016.

The BBC will show coverage of the final two days from Augusta National in Georgia.

Last year Jordan Speith won his first Major, establishing a new Masters record for the lowest 54-hole score.

While Spieth hasn’t been quite at his best in the early part of this year, the American is still among the favourites, with the European charge led by former world number one Rory McIlroy.

The Masters 2016: TV Schedule
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Mar 232016

Sky will have exclusive Formula 1 rights from 2019 until the deal ends in 2024.

This ends the current share set-up between terrestrial broadcasters and the pay TV giant, where Channel Four current show 10 races live with highlight of all other races.

Sky Sports will be the home of Formula 1 in the UK and Ireland from 2019 to 2024, offering live coverage of every Grand Prix.

Coverage of the British Grand Prix will continue to be available on a free-to-air basis, although Sky hasn’t specified where the free-to-air access will be.

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Mar 222016

It hailed its surprise capture of the Champions League as “the real game-changer” but as BT Sport prepares to broadcast the last 16 of the competition,Inside Sport can expose the shocking viewing figures from the first season of its £897 million deal.

UK television ratings for the Champions League have, with the play-off round and group stages attracting a fraction of the audience – including those games made available free-to-air. While a significant drop-off was inevitable, the scale of it has provoked a Uefa rethink about how the competition rights will be sold at the next auction this year.

A key element of BT’s triumphant bid for the Champions League and Europa League 2½ years ago was its pledge to show some matches – at least 12 in the former competition – free-to-air to reach the widest possible audience. But its BT Showcase channel has proven a complete flop, attracting an average peak audience of less than 200,000 for its Champions League coverage, compared to the average peak of 4.4 million who watched the play‑off round and group stages on ITV last year.

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Mar 182016

Sky Sports Mix is a new sports channels from Sky, which will be available to all Sky subscribers, regardless of their subscription package.

Sky Sports Mix will bring some of the world’s biggest sporting events to all Sky TV customers in the UK and Ireland at no extra cost.

Sky Sports Mix will show a mix of live sport including football, golf from Europe and the US, international cricket and more, and will including Premier League matches to non-sports subscribers for the first time.

Sky said the new channel will offer a “select number” of live Premier League and Football League matches, as well as regular live football from competitions including Italy’s La Liga, the US’s MLS and the Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Sky Sports Mix’s launch comes as part of Sky’s annual package changes and price increases, scheduled for the 1st June 2016. This new channel may help soften the blow with the annual price increase of Skys packages – details of which are expected within the next week.

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Jan 182016

Channel 4 has announced details of which Formula One Grand Prix races it will broadcast live.

Channel 4 recently took over Formula 1’s UK terrestrial television rights from the BBC, who was forced to pull out with immediate effect in a bid to make significant savings.

Its live broadcasts begin with round two in Bahrain, and also include Azerbaijan’s first GP, the British event at Silverstone and the finale in Abu Dhabi.

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Nov 092015

Sky Sports to replace F1 channel in a temporary rebrand

Sky Sports is to replace its F1 channel over Christmas and the New Year with a service dedicated to Darts.


Sky Sports Darts will provide coverage of the 2016 PDC World Darts Championship from Alexandra Palace, although all live sessions will also be simulcast on either Sky Sports 1, 2 or 3.

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Aug 202015

The 2015 Belgium Grand Prix at Spa is this weekend, after the summer break.

And after the summer break, we now see nine races over the next fifteen weeks, with two double headers.


The 2015 Belgian Grand Prix will be covered live on BBC TV, Sky Sports, BeIN Sport and Antenna 3.

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Jul 192015

Formula 1 returns from its brief break due to the cancellation of the German Grand Prix, with the Hungarian Grand Prix from the Hungaroring.

And with the tragic news on Friday of the death of Jules Bianchi several months after his horrific crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, the weekend will have a sombre mood.

The Hungarian Grand Prix is on the weekend of the 24th to 26th July 2015.

The race weekend will be live on BBC TV, Sky Sports F1, BeIN Sports and Antenna 3.

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Jul 142015

Sky Sports will kick off its biggest ever season of Sky Bet Football League with three live matches across the opening weekend, beginning with Brighton and Hove Albion’s home match against Nottingham Forest on Friday 7 August.

Sky will show 19 of the Sky Bet Championship clubs by the start of October, and as part of the initial selection of 16 matches to be shown live, there are also matches from League One and League Two.

Sky Sports’ coverage of the Football League will include the analysis and expert views of Don Goodman, Peter Beagrie and Andy Hinchcliffe, and hosted by Simon Thomas.

Sky Sports live Football League fixtures:
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Jul 032015

Sky Sports announce first batch of live Premier League matches for the new season


Sky Sports will show every team live by the end of September 2015.

The two broadcasters (Sky and BT) will pay an average of £6.5m per game: an average that will rise next season to more than £10m per game following the landmark £5.14bn TV deal that was announced in February.

Sat 8: Chelsea v Swansea City (5.30pm)
Sun, Aug 9: Arsenal v West Ham United (1.30pm)
Sun, Aug 9: Stoke City v Liverpool (4pm)
Aug 10: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City (8pm)

Sky Sports’ live Premier League fixtures:


Sat 8: Chelsea v Swansea City (5.30pm)

Sun 9: Arsenal v West Ham United (1.30pm)

Sun 9: Stoke City v Liverpool (4pm)

Mon 10: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City (8pm)

Fri 14: Aston Villa v Manchester United (7.45pm)

Sun 16: Crystal Palace v Arsenal (1.30pm)

Sun 16: Manchester City v Chelsea (4pm)

Mon 17: Liverpool v Bournemouth (8pm)

Sun 23: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea (1.30pm)

Sun 23: Everton v Manchester City (4pm)

Mon 24: Arsenal v Liverpool (8pm)

Sat 29: Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (5.30pm)

Sun 30: Southampton v Norwich City (1.30pm)

Sun 30: Swansea City v Manchester United (4pm)


Sat 12: Manchester United v Liverpool (5.30pm)

Sun 13: Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur (1.30pm)

Sun 13: Leicester City v Aston Villa (4pm)

Mon 14: West Ham United v Newcastle United (8pm)

Sat 19: Manchester City v West Ham United (5.30pm)

Sun 20: Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace (1.30pm)

Sun 20: Southampton v Manchester United (4pm)

Sat 26: Newcastle United v Chelsea (5.30pm)

Sun 27: Watford v Crystal Palace (4pm)

Mon 28: West Bromwich Albion v Everton (8pm)

Jun 162015

2015 Austrian Grand Prix – UK TV Coverage on Sky Sports and BBC Sport

Formula 1 heads back to Europe to the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Grand Prix!

Sky Sports F1 will be screening the weekend’s action live.
And in addition both qualifying and the race will be simulcast live on Sky Sports 1.

The Austrian Grand Prix is a BBC highlights race

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2015 Austrian Grand Prix – UK TV Coverage TV Times

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Jun 102015

Sky Sports 2015 US Open Promo

The 2015 United States Open Championship will be the 115th U.S. Open, scheduled to be played June 18–21 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, southwest of Tacoma on the shore of Puget Sound.

Full coverage live and in HD on Sky Sports