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Sky Sports
Sky Sports logo 2017.svg
Launched 25 March 1990; 30 years ago (25 March 1990)
Owned by Sky
Picture format 2160p UHDTV
(downscaled to 1080i and 16:9 576i for the HDTV and SDTV feeds, respectively)
Audience share 0.96% (Main Event)
0.07% (Premier League)
0.02% (Football)
0.77% (Cricket)
0.43% (Golf)
0.25% (F1)
0.1% (Action)
0.1% (Arena)
0.51% (News)
0.1% (Mix)
0.08% (Racing)
~0.00% (all Active feeds) (July 2019, [1])
Slogan Feel it all
Formerly called The Sports Channel (1990–1991)
Sister channel(s) Challenge
Pick
Sky One
Sky Two
Sky Arts
Sky Atlantic
Sky Cinema
Sky Crime
Sky News
Sky Sports Box Office
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports News
Sky Sports Racing
Sky Witness
Sky Comedy
Website Sky Sports Website
Availability
Satellite
Sky Channels 145, 401–409, 415 (HD)
Channels 838, 855–863, 888 (SD)
Cable
Virgin Media Channels 501–510 (HD)
Channels 511–520, 535
Virgin Media
(Ireland)
Channels 401–409, 418 (SD)
Channels 431–439 (HD)
IPTV
TalkTalk TV Channels 401–407, 417–418
BT TV Channel 402 (Main Event)
Channel 416 (Extra)
Channel 437 (Main Event HD)
Channel 438 (Extra HD)
Eir Vision Channels 401–405, 415–418
Internet television
Sky Go Watch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Now TV Watch live (UK and Ireland only)
Virgin TV Go Watch live (UK only)

Sky Sports is a group of 10 channels - Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4, Sky Sports News, Sky Sports HD 1, Sky Sports HD 2, Sky Sports HD 3, Sky Sports HD 4, Sky Sports News HD and At the Races. The channels are owned by a major company named British Sky Broadcasting. It is the most powerful sports television company in the United Kingdom.

Sky Sports is known for its major football coverage and help launched the FA Premier League.

Sky Sports has a series of well known shows such as Soccer AM, which is a morning chat show with jokes, Gillette Soccer Saturday and You're on Sky Sports.

On August 22, 1999 Sky Sports launched Sky Sports Active. The first game was Arsenal vs Manchester United. It gave the viewer to focus on one player, or look at different camera angles. It soon proved to be successful, and Sky decided to continue it. It can be accessed by pressing the Red Button on your Sky Digital Remote.

On November 24, 2002, Sky Sports won the rights to air the UEFA Champions League, with ITV. They had beaten channels such as the BBC and Channel 4 to win it. Part of the deal had stated that ITV would air two games on a Tuesday and Sky Sports would air 2 games on a Wednesday. Sky soon launched an 8-screen 'Champions League Interactive' channel which showed 8 live games.


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