Sky will commit one channel – Sky Sports Ashes HD – to cricket offering 63 days of action between June 30th and August 31st, including exclusively live ball-by-ball coverage of the Investec Ashes.
The channel will also screen live county fixtures, highlights and various support shows as Sky Sports 2 HD is transformed and dedicated to cricket with no extra cost to customers.
Viewers will be able to enjoy the following on Sky Sports Ashes HD:
The Investec Ashes: Every session from cricket’s most eagerly awaited Test series, beginning with the first Test from Trent Bridge on 10 July.
The Women’s Ashes: Live coverage of all three Twenty20 internationals between England and Australia from this summer’s Women’s Ashes series.
Other cricket: Live YB40, Friend’s Life t20 and England v Pakistan under-19 international, plus archive shows, Cricket Am, Cricket Writers on TV and highlights.
England cricket legend and Sky Sports commentator Sir Ian Botham said: “This is wall to wall cricket, on one channel, for the key months of the summer. The Ashes is the pinnacle of Test cricket and when it comes to television, cricket fans have never had it so good. Bring it on.”
Cricket coverage on Sky Sports is available on TV, PC and on the move via mobile and tablet devices, thanks to Sky Go. Sky Sports will also launch an enhanced Ashes experience within the Sky Sports for iPad and via the Ashes Event Centre on skysports.com, providing users with even more viewing options, data and insight throughout the series.