Sky Sports 11,000 hours of football in 2014
January 2, 2015
By Nik Roseveare
Over 59,000 hours of sport – more than ever before – were scheduled across seven channels during the last twelve months.
Sky Sports offered 29 per cent more football in 2014 than in 2013, including more games from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers and for the first time Holland’s Eredivisie. In August, Sky launched Sky Sports 5, a new channel showing up to 600 live European football matches this season, alongside the rebranding of Sky Sports News HQ.
Highlights of Sky’s record-breaking year include Europe’s historic Ryder Cup victory, every race of Lewis Hamilton’s second Formula 1 world championship, and Manchester City’s Premier League title win.
Women’s sport was scheduled on over 260 days, an increase of 30 per cent on 2013 and coverage included England women’s rugby union World Cup win, England’s Ashes victory Down Under and Charlotte Dujardin becoming the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year.
Barney Francis, Sky Sports Managing Director, commented: “It’s been a year to remember for Sky Sports viewers and 2015 will be even better. We’ve never offered such a choice of sport across our channels and the great sport keeps on coming over the next twelve months.”