Category: Sky Sports

NBCSN adds Sky Sports News on weekdays for sports fans in United States

Beginning March 1, NBCSN will simulcast Sky Sports News on weekdays from 11am to Noon ET, providing sports fans in the United States with a daily update on the latest news from the Premier League, cricket, golf, rugby and other sports. For many soccer fans in the United States, this will be welcome news. In the days of FOX Soccer Channel, many soccer fans were hooked on watching Sky Sports News every day to stay up-to-date on the latest transfer stories as well as breaking news from the world of sport. “We look forward to sharing Sky Sports News’ best-in-class ... Read more

Sky Sports News returns to US TV this Thursday on NBCSN

NBC Sports has agreed a deal with Sky Sports to simulcast the Sky Sports coverage of Transfer Deadline Day to viewers in the United States on NBCSN this Thursday. During previous transfer deadline days, NBCSN televised a Deadline Day broadcast featuring Rebecca Lowe and the NBCSN Premier League analysts sharing their takes on the underwhelming transfer moves of the day. But this Thursday, thanks to Comcast’s $39 billion acquisition of Sky Television in 2018, NBCSN will strengthen the close working relationship between the two companies to include live coverage of Sky Sports’ Transfer Deadline Day from 2-5PM ET on NBCSN ... Read more

Sky Sports gambles on Premier League after losing LaLiga rights in UK and Ireland

This week, English premium sports channel Sky Sports lost out to Eleven Sports to show Spanish LaLiga football. The news feels like a bombshell to its subscribers. Sky Sports has been losing ground for a few years now when it comes to showing soccer. The corporation looks to be finally admitting that enough is enough when it comes to spending billions of dollars on soccer TV rights. However, LaLiga was costing Sky just $30m dollars a season. Compare this with the billion dollars they spend on the Premier League, and it becomes apparent that purse strings are being tightly closed ... Read more

Ranking the best soccer broadcasters on television

World Soccer Talk has ranked the best commentators, co-commentators, studio analysts and presenters from world soccer. Up until now, each of the categories was separated, but we’ve decided to combine the best presenters and soccer analysts in order to compile a list of the best soccer broadcasters on television. With the ranking being based on presenters and soccer analysts, it gives us the best idea of which broadcasters have the best studio talent available in world soccer. We didn’t factor in the commentators and co-commentators because so many of them work for several different broadcasters. To compile the list of ... Read more

Top 10 soccer analysts on television from around the world

After watching thousands of soccer games and listening to soccer analysts in studios around the world, we’ve compiled our list of our top 10 favorite soccer studio analysts. When you think of soccer, who are the personalities in the studio that you tune in early to listen to, or to stick around for during half-time or post-match? Who are the men or women who add insight to the game? To compile the list, both Kartik Krishnaiyer and I completed our lists of our top 10 favorites. For a more detailed explanation of why we picked the talent we did, listen ... Read more

Review of Friday Night Football, Sky Sports’ new night for Premier League TV coverage

Premier League soccer on a Friday Night will take a bit of getting used to for watchers of the English game’s top flight. Opinion is split on the new slot on the weekend schedule. For some, mainly home supporters, the prospect of a live game to round off the working week is an enamoring one, while those sat at home have something to tune into on a night when the TV guide otherwise leaves much to be desired. Naturally, the timing of the fixtures has raised criticism as well. Supporters of Southampton and Liverpool, who have made long away trips ... Read more

Sky ‘suspend’ Di Canio over Mussolini tattoo

Rome (AFP) – Paolo Di Canio was removed on Wednesday from his role as a Sky Italia presenter after one of his tattoos alluding to Benito Mussolini stirred up a flurry of protest on social media. The maverick Italian former Sunderland manager fronted Sky Italia’s coverage of the English Premier League on Sunday wearing a short-sleeved shirt revealing the controversial body art “DUX” written on his arm in capital letters. Dux is the latin word from which the Italian Duce (leader, general) is derived — Il Duce was the name adopted by Mussolini, the Italian dictator. “We made a mistake, ... Read more

Why Britain’s 3pm TV blackout for soccer needs to be eradicated

The last day of the Premier League season sees all 10 games played at 10am ET / 3pm UK time. This is so that no team knows what’s happening at any other ground – which is useful for close title fights and relegation scraps, a fine idea, even if this season all that was decided weeks ago. Luckily these games are on a Sunday, for if they were on a Saturday nobody would be able to watch any of it on British television. Shortly after World War II, when soccer was on its way to becoming Britain’s favorite sport amidst the ... Read more