Third party platforms including Top Up TV will be able to distribute the Sky Sports channels without the use of a set-top box following an Ofcom decision.
Top Up TV has joined the battle for the premium sports viewer with the announcement that it will add Sky Sports 1 and 2 to its terrestrial platform from August 2. The statement follows similar announcements from BT, whose terrestrial capacity will be used by the premium service. At £22.99 (€27) per month for one […]
11.00 Update: BT has unveiled what it is describing as “the UK’s best value deal” for Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2, pricing a single channel at £11.99 (€14.68) and the two channel bundle at a monthly £16.99.
Sky Sports subscribers will be able to access the channel pack free of charge on Sky’s online and mobile platforms until the end of the year.
Assuming that the great British public have forgiven the Premier League stars for Sunday’s premature exit from the World Cup, they will at least be able to watch them via Sky Sports on BT Vision from the start of next season.
12.00 Update – Ofcom Approval: Sky has announced plans to turn the Sky Sports News channel into a pay-TV service, at the same time launching a high definition version of the channel, and pulling out of the Freeview DTT platform.
Virgin Media, which once said it lost money on every Sky premium subscription it sold, has announced plans to reduce the cost of the Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels.
ESPN has been awarded the exclusive UK mobile highlights rights to all 380 Premier League matches for the next three seasons, from the start of the 2010/11 campaign.