UK broadcaster BSkyB has started inviting people to take part in beta trials to watch Sky Sports channels on its new over-the-top (OTT) video service ‘Now TV’, launched this summer.
During the trial period, access to the service will be free for all six Sky Sports channels, offering live coverage of some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including English Premiership football, England T20 and Test cricket, Heineken Cup rugby, Ladbrokes World Darts Championships, boxing, European Tour golf and NFL.
The registration window is very small however – it only runs from December 7th to 10th, with BSkyB saying that it only has a few spaces available (registrations here).
Now TV already offers access to all 11 Sky Movies channels and a video-on-demand library, with up to 20 new premieres added every month, and costs GB£ 8.99 (US$ 14.50) per month.
Once it has fully launched the Sky Sports channels on Now TV, BSkyB also plans to add other channels from its stable in 2013, including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living.