Advanced Television

Sky Sports kicks off Heineken Cup

July 22, 2013

Sky Sports will show all 24 teams and almost 24 hours of exclusively live European rugby union coverage in one weekend during the first round of the Heineken Cup.

Viewers can watch 45 live televised fixtures from the first four rounds of the 2013/2014 Heineken Cup beginning October 11th including every British and Irish team exclusively live at least three times in the first four rounds. Each of the first four rounds will see up to twelve live ties across Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Sky Sports HD channels and on the red button.

Gus Williamson, executive producer, Sky Sports rugby union said: “The opening weekend is going to be immense with all twenty four teams shown live. Add this to an unprecedented schedule from the international and domestic game and it’s going to be an incredible rugby season for Sky Sports viewers.”

Sky Sports subscribers can watch all of Sky’s Heineken Cup matches online through the Event Centre. Available from, all Sky’s live matches are available simultaneously and all tries can be viewed as they happen with Try Alert. With Match Centre, any single moment from any game can be accessed and users can pause, replay and watch the action in slow-motion whilst keeping up to date with stats and information as the matches happen. Viewers can also keep up-to-date live across mobile devices with Sky Go.

Categories: Articles, Content