BSkyB is adding a part-time service to its two existing high definition sports channels, Sky Sports HD1 and Sky Sports HD 2. The new channel, labelled Sky Sports HDX, will take the place of Prem Plus HD. The pay-per-view channel is being closed following the loss of part of Sky’s Premiership football coverage to rival Setanta – though in reality Sky Sports viewers will still get four extra matches next season.
Sky Sports HDX will only broadcast when there are three separate HD events available. For example, this Sunday, when Sky will simultaneously broadcast covering of Premiership Football, English domestic one day cricket and the rugby Super League.