Sky today announces good news for millions of its customers ahead of the new football season with confirmation that Sky Sports is to launch the first ever television channel dedicated to European football. Customers with Sky Sports will be able to receive the new channel Sky Sports 5 as part of their sports package, and as a further bonus they can also get two years’ free Sky Broadband Unlimited.
Sky Sports 5 will screen up to 600 live European football matches next season featuring some of the best players, the best teams and the best competitions. Sky Sports 5 will be the seventh channel from Sky Sports and will be the home of European Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016, UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Coppa Italia and Copa del Rey for Sky Sports viewers, plus a host of other European football programming including Revista De La Liga and Champions League Weekly.
For the first time Sky Sports will also offer exclusively live coverage of Holland’s top division Eredivisie. The new 4-year deal announced today will bring live matches from each round to Sky Sports 5, enabling viewers to follow the domestic campaigns of the Netherlands’ top teams including Ajax, Feyenoord, FC Twente and PSV Eindhoven.
Launched this week with a nationwide marketing campaign starring David Beckham, Sky Sports viewers can activate the channel from 12 June ahead of the channel going live on 12 August. As an added bonus, Sky TV customers with Sky Sports can also get two years’ free totally unlimited Sky Broadband Unlimited.
“Sky Sports 5 takes our unrivalled live football coverage to the next level offering more European football than ever before,” says Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports. “There’s never been a better time to be a Sky Sports customer and with two years’ free totally unlimited broadband, we offer the ultimate package for sports fans.”