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      Sky Sports wins live rights to competitive England games

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      Sky Sports has won the exclusive live rights to show competitive England matches in the brand new UEFA Nations League, as part of a new deal for European national team football including qualifiers for UEFA Euro 2020 and FIFA World Cup 2022.

      The agreement offers up to 900 live matches between 2018 and 2022 and further strengthens Sky Sports as the unrivalled home of live football. It means that Sky Sports will be the best place for viewers to follow the qualification progress of all of the Home Nations for the next six years.

      Under the new deal, Sky Sports customers can enjoy:

      • UEFA Nations League for first time, with England exclusively live
      • Home Nations qualifiers for Euro 2020 and World Cup 2022 live, plus England highlights
      • Up to 900 live international games


      Sky Sports has won exclusive live rights to all Home Nations for the inaugural staging of the UEFA Nations League, which will be split into four leagues based on UEFA rankings with the best teams playing the best teams across September, October and November 2018. The four group winners will enter the knockout final four in June 2019, with semi-finals and final to determine the UEFA Nations League champion. The Nations League will determine the seedings for the qualifiers for UEFA Euro 2020 and FIFA World Cup 2022.

      Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports said: Showing England in competitive matches exclusively live for the first time in seven years is great news for our viewers with the UEFA Nations League putting the top nations against each other regularly. Added to the recent success of Wales and Northern Ireland in reaching major tournaments, there is even more reason to follow the Home Nations on Sky Sports.

      Sky Sports showed every UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier featuring Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with three of those nations taking their place at the tournament in France and Wales reaching a historic semi-final in their first ever UEFA European Championship finals appearance.

      Sky Sports is also the only place to watch those same teams try to reach Russia and the FIFA World Cup 2018. The live coverage of up to 250 matches across Europe leading up to the tournament next summer also includes highlights of every England qualifier.

      Extending the coverage of live international football further underlines the unrivalled breadth of coverage offered by Sky Sports across eight channels. Sky Sports has recently added The Open, even more Premier League matches and extended agreements with Formula 1 and La Liga as Sky continues to provide customers more choice than ever before.


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      Re: Sky Sports wins live rights to competitive England games

      "competitive England games"

      oxymoron right there


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      Re: Sky Sports wins live rights to competitive England games

      I wonder how much they paid for this ?

      "Sky continues to provide customers more choice than ever before".

      It is just more football, not more choice in my opinion. If they started covering a wider range of sports that would be more choice.

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      Re: Sky Sports wins live rights to competitive England games

      Quote Originally Posted by 146Kg View Post
      I wonder how much they paid for this ?
      Unfortunately the figure isn't in the press release.

      Quote Originally Posted by 146Kg View Post
      It is just more football, not more choice in my opinion. If they started covering a wider range of sports that would be more choice.
      What specific sports would you want them to cover?

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      Re: Sky Sports wins live rights to competitive England games

      I wasn't thinking of any sport in particular, just pointing out that more of the same is not more choice. There is already football, golf and F1 and more football and more golf isn't really more choice.

      Although since you asked, NASCAR and Indycar.

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      Re: Sky Sports wins live rights to competitive England games

      Quote Originally Posted by 146Kg View Post
      I wasn't thinking of any sport in particular, just pointing out that more of the same is not more choice. There is already football, golf and F1 and more football and more golf isn't really more choice.

      Although since you asked, NASCAR and Indycar.
      Indycar is on BT sport till 2022. That came out of and carried on from their original ESPN deal on BT sport launch.
      Nascar is on its last year with Premier Sports, so you never know. Well worth emailing Sky to let them know you'd like it on Sky.

      The full Indycar race is shown on the Wednesday after the race on their official youtube site.
      Nascar do the same, but its sometimes a week or so when the full race appears after highlights the day after the race.

      ABC and NBC are sharing the coverage again this year.
      The Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017 has been expanded to 17 races with a night race at Gateway Motorsports Park, St. Louis
      I'm lucky enough to have access to NBC online (work perks), so can see it all if I want to. But do tend to watch a lot of it the week after on youtube.

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