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Sky Sport is a group of sports-oriented television channels operated by New Zealand's satellite pay-TV company, Sky Network Television.

Sky Sport
Sky Sport logo
Launched18 May 1990
NetworkSky Television
Picture format1080i (HDTV) 16:9
SloganThe Home of Sport
Life Needs More Sport
CountryNew Zealand
Pacific Islands
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.skysport.co.nz
Availability
Satellite
Sky TV050 Sky Sport News
051 Sky Sport 1
052 Sky Sport 2
053 Sky Sport 3
054 Sky Sport 4
055 Sky Sport 5
056 Sky Sport 6
057 Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports
058 Sky Sport 8
059 Sky Sport 9
IPTV
Vodafone TV050 Sky Sport News
051 Sky Sport 1
052 Sky Sport 2
053 Sky Sport 3
054 Sky Sport 4
055 Sky Sport 5
056 Sky Sport 6
057 Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports
058 Sky Sport 8
059 Sky Sport 9

HistoryEdit

Sky Sport 1 is the original Sky Television sport channel in New Zealand. It was first introduced in 1990 as Sky Sport on the Sky UHF service.

A sister channel, Sky Sport 2 was launched in 1997 when Sky introduced a nationwide analogue direct broadcasting via satellite (DBS) service, followed by a third channel, Sky Sport 3 in 2003 and Sky Sport 4 in 2013.

On 1 August 2019, Sky launched five more Sky Sport channels, numbered from 5 to 9. Additionally all the channels were be re-aligned to be sport-specific, and a Sky Sport News channel was be launched providing the latest news and updates from across all sports.

ChannelsEdit

Ten main channels comprise the Sky Sport service[1]

Channel Name Content
050 Sky Sport News Provides the latest sport news and updates.
051 Sky Sport 1 24/7 rugby union coverage.
052 Sky Sport 2 24/7 cricket coverage.
053 Sky Sport 3 Netball coverage and a mix of other sports.
054 Sky Sport 4 Rugby league coverage and a mix of other sports.
055 Sky Sport 5 Motorsport coverage and a mix of other sports.
056 Sky Sport 6 24/7 golf coverage.
057 Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports 24/7 association football coverage.
058 Sky Sport 8 General sport coverage.
059 Sky Sport 9 General sport coverage.

All Sky Sport channels are broadcast in 1080i high-definition.

Pop-up channelsEdit

Additional Sky Sport channels are launched in order to broadcast major events such as the Australian Tennis Open and Olympics Games.

Former LogosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Life needs more sport! SKY supercharges sport offering with 12 sport channels". Sky Network Television. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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