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NBA season to resume on Sky Sports

The NBA returns to Sky Sports this month with 16 straight days of live action as the 2019-20 season resumes at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida on July 30th. Opening night will see the Utah Jazz take on rookie star Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans at 11pm, before Kawhi Leonard and […]

July 13, 2020

Sky Q upgrade as Disney+ goes HDR

Sky Q is adding a raft of new features in the biggest change to the set-top-box since launch. A new expanded view UI, new show and sports centres, intuitive smart buttons and improved voice discovery will make it easier for users to browse, find and watch content. It’s HDR content is also growing, with Disney+ […]

July 8, 2020

4m watch first live Premier League on BBC

The first ever live Premier League match to air on terrestrial television attracted a peak audience of nearly 4 million on June 20th. The game between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace on BBC One pulled in 3.9 million viewers, making up almost a quarter of the UK’s TV audience. In addition to its live TV audience, […]

June 22, 2020

Premier League return draws big for Sky Sports

The return of the Premier League predictably drew a big TV audience for Sky Sports on June 17th, as top flight football returned following a 100 day hiatus enforced by the Coronavirus pandemic. Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Arsenal proved the most-watched Premier League match in more than three years with a peak audience of […]

June 19, 2020

Illegal streaming warning as EPL returns

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) and UK intellectual property protection body FACT are warning sports fans to use legitimate sources to watch the return of the Premier League as football comes back to our screens. In 2019, three individuals from the UK Midlands city of Coventry were jailed for 17 […]

June 17, 2020By Colin Mann

Sky unveils Premier League viewing innovations

To mark the return of the Premier League next week, Sky Sports will launch a series of innovations and features to give fans a more immersive experience and the opportunity to share the big moments live with family and friends on virtual platforms. With an additional 25 matches to be screened ‘free to air’ on […]

June 8, 2020

Championship: All games online for season-ticket holders

Season-ticket holders at Championship football clubs will be able to watch their team’s remaining regular-season games online via the iFollow service, the EFL has announced. Access will be determined by the club with which the supporter holds the season ticket. It “may be in lieu of a refund or part of a wider package as […]

June 8, 2020

First Premier League TV games scheduled

The Premier League broadcasters have reached an agreement over which fixtures each will air from June 17th up to July 2nd, with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United set to kickstart the resumption of the season immediately followed by Manchester City vs Arsenal – with both games on Sky Sports. Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United will […]

June 5, 2020

Scottish Premiership to return with ‘virtual season tickets’

The 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season is set to start in August as part of a new deal with Sky Sports that will include ‘virtual season tickets’ for the country’s top-flight football clubs. The Scottish Professional Football League [SPFL] and Sky Sports have agreed terms that provide a framework for the top flight of Scottish football […]

June 3, 2020