Sky Sports explained: what you need to know about the UK’s biggest sports broadcaster
Sky Sports is the biggest sports broadcaster in the UK, and the only way to watch live Premier League football matches every week, as well as other sports including golf and tennis. But what exactly do you need to watch Sky Sports? And how much does it cost? This article explains everything you need to know about Sky Sports, including how much it costs, what channels there are, who owns it and when you can watch your favorite sports on the channel.
The purpose of this guide is to tell you exactly what Sky Sports is, how much it costs, and whether or not it’s right for your tastes. We’ll also break down some of its channels so you can get a better idea of what they have to offer. We’ll also be providing a full list of everything that Sky Sports offers—including on-demand content—so that by the time we’re done, there won’t be any question in your mind as to whether or not you should sign up for Sky (and if so, where). So without further ado…let’s dive in!
What does Sky Sports do?
Sky Sports delivers hundreds of live sporting events every year, including Premier League football, Formula One racing and international rugby. It also has four dedicated channels covering cricket, golf, horse racing and more. Here’s a quick breakdown of how Sky works and how much it will cost if you sign up for its £27-per-month Now TV bundle. And don’t forget to check out our Sky Sports channel list so that you can see what Sky’s shows are all about.
How much does it cost in the UK?
Sky Sports costs £45 per month, although there are ways to get it at a cheaper rate. A basic Sky package (Sky Movies and Sky Sport) will cost £40 per month on its own. You can get Sky Sports as part of an entertainment package for £39 a month, but those packages don’t give you any movies—you’ll have to pay extra for that. If you’re just after live football, however, Sky Go will set you back just £20 per month for all of their Premier League channels and NFL content. The catch? You’ll have to log in online before matches start to stream them on your laptop or mobile device—no TV required.
How many games are there?
Sky Sports is probably best known for showing every single match from three of Europe’s top leagues, including The Premiership in England, Ligue 1 in France and La Liga in Spain. On top of that, there are even more leagues that you can watch from across Europe. Sky Sports also has a dedicated cricket channel. So, how many games are shown? It depends on where you live. Sky Sports shows around 800 games per year (that’s 624 matches and 184 programmes). In total, Sky Sports broadcasts over 2,500 hours of sport each year.
That means Sky Sports shows up to five matches at once during busy periods like transfer windows or major tournaments! But don’t worry if you miss your favourite game – Sky Go allows subscribers to catch up on anything they’ve missed online. Title: How much does it cost?: To get all these channels through Sky TV costs £40 per month with no contract required – which means it’s easy to cancel your subscription if you don’t want any more football! Alternatively, if you just want access to Sky Sports online then it will set you back £20 per month.
When are live matches on?
When it comes to live action, Sky Sports is best for Premier League games. It has every single Premier League game on Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at either 1pm or 4pm depending on whether it’s a weekend or midweek fixture. You can also watch Thursday night fixtures if you miss them live.
On top of that, there are over 150 Scottish Premiership games per season and a handful of matches from other leagues in Europe including Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga and France’s Ligue 1. Plus there are regular matches from international tournaments such as World Cups (in 2018 Russia), European Championships (in 2020) and international friendlies during club-free periods across summer.
What sports are covered by SKY SPORTS?
The big factor behind all of these price differences is that, generally speaking, people are willing to pay more for something in their own country. Whether it’s higher-quality goods and services or simply a love of country over another, consumers are willing to pay more if they think they’re getting an added value (so called home bias).
There’s also less competition between providers when it comes to television so prices tend to be higher, and most of these markets don’t have pay-per-view. In Germany Sky Deutschland charges customers 59 euros per month for its basic subscription package that includes one Bundesliga game per week plus Champions League matches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, equating to £32 on current exchange rates.
Why is it so expensive in Germany/Italy/Australia etc.?
One of Sky’s most expensive offerings, its sky sports premier league package costs £49 a month. That makes it one of our cheapest ways to watch Premier League football. But, if we compare it with prices in other countries, for example Germany and Italy where Sky holds rights too, we find it more expensive than Dazn (£9.99) or DAZN (11.99). It also costs twice as much as streaming service TeleClub Sport Live (£14.99), which holds Serie A broadcasting rights in Italy.