A busy Wednesday has seen Barcelona sign Frenkie de Jong for a fee of 75 million euros, plus 11m euros in add ons. Rumours over the future of Paulo Dybala and Nicholas Otamendi swirled, with the former reportedly the subject of a m euro bid from Real Madrid. And the latter unhappy at Manchester City because of lack of playing time, and may listen to other offers. Finally, Marcelo has been again linked with Juventus, with Tuttosport reporting a potential move. Arsenal are on the lookout for a new goalkeeper following the announcement that Petr Cech will retire at the end of the season.
PremPlus launched on 18 August , showing 40 pay-per-view Premier League matches. The channel was called Premiership Plus from to , before being shortened to the later PremPlus for the beginning of the —05 season.
PremPlus closed down after the last match of the —07 season after Setanta Sports obtained a third of the Premier League rights for —10 This left Sky with only 92 live matches, meaning a Pay-Per-View service was unsustainable.
An internet television service named Now TV was launched in offering a non-contract subscription to Sky Sports thus making the service a part spiritual successor to PremPlus.
The station was launched in June and broadcasts online and via digital platforms from the Teamtalk studios in Leeds. It originally broadcast from to only, expanding to a full hour schedule in August to coincide with the start of the —11 football season.
The station was initially only available to Sky Sports subscribers, but became free to all listeners when its sister TV channel was removed from Freeview. The station's managing editor was Mark Chesworth.
The station closed in September The Ryder Cup was also screened in HD. HD broadcasts of rugby league's Super League began from the start of the season in February The channel broadcasts a large quantity of WWE and golf.
Sky Sports HD4 launched on 29 April This marked the first time that Sky's HD programming was shown via a rival service.
The first sports broadcast on Sky 3D was the Manchester United vs. Chelsea Premier League game on 3 April But as of 25 September future of Sky 3D looked in serious doubt as Sky announced they will not be airing a Premier League game for the —15 season.
In the "Sky Views Blog", Barney Francis, managing director Sky Sports stated that, although it was only viewed internally, the test has been key in helping Sky evaluate whether it will start broadcasting in 4K.
The broadcast also demonstrated the capability of our satellite platform, which is ideally placed to continue supporting high-bandwidth video.
They also transmit a large range of other sports. On select games, an "in-game analyst" is used as well as the co-commentator and this role is usually fulfilled by either Jamie Carragher or Jamie Redknapp. Viewers on the Sky Digital and Virgin Media platforms can choose extended highlights of up to eight games.
Viewers who do not use the interactive service will see 30 minutes of highlights from one match. This means that whilst one game is being shown on the main channel, Sky Sports Football, alternative channel, Sky Sports Action, the red button and the Sky Sports app shows coverage of numerous other games on at the same time, with commentary.
Occasionally, Tony Gale features as a co-commentator on these games. Laura Woods hosts the games with punditry provided by select guests associated with the clubs involved, and in the latter stages of the competition, pundits from Sky's Premier League output are used on coverage too.
Both broadcasters show 30 games per season, with Sky having first pick of matches including all Old Firm games shown live on Sky. The lead commentator on coverage is Ian Crocker , or very occasionally, Bill Leslie. The co-commentator is Andy Walker or very occasionally, Davie Provan.
Luke Shanley is the main match reporter or occasionally, Soccer Saturday reporter, Charles Paterson also reports. Presentation comes from Graham Little who hosts at the ground. Major League Soccer[ edit ] In , Sky Sports secured rights to broadcast Major League Soccer on a four-year contract starting from March up until and including the season.
Commentary is taken from the World Feed.
International football[ edit ] Sky Sports holds the rights to every home and away match featuring Scotland , Northern Ireland , Republic of Ireland and Wales and cover every other match in the European Qualifiers except the England match which is on ITV , under this Sky Sports have highlights of England matches.
For highlights of England matches in the European Qualifiers , there is no studio presentation and Martin Tyler and Alan Smith provide commentary. These games are commentary only broadcasts with no studio presentation.
Soccer Saturday[ edit ] Launched in , Soccer Saturday is a live updates show, broadcast on Saturdays during the football season.
The programme updates viewers on the progress of association football games in the United Kingdom on Saturday afternoons. A midweek programme with the same format fronted by Julian Warren, is also broadcast when there are a number of major games taking place, such as on UEFA Champions League nights, and is called Soccer Special.
Sunday Supplement[ edit ] Launched in , Sunday Supplement is a Sunday morning magazine style pundit show, presented by Neil Ashton since Goals on Sunday[ edit ].