Changes in digital technology and viewer behaviour are throwing up new trials but — speaking ahead of his appearance at the SportsPro OTT Summit in November — managing sky sports mix channel gone Barney Francis insists the broadcaster will continue to set the agenda. The concept of subscription-based television took some time to gain traction with British consumers in the late s and early 90s and when it did, it was premium sport — at least as much as exclusive first-run movies and niche entertainment — that had convinced people to stump up the additional cash. Of course, getting the pay-TV model to pay its way is not always as simple as it looks. Both Sky Sports and the broader Sky TV platform it both sustains and is supported by have seen off their share of contenders. Now, though, after a generation in command of the high-end content market, a whole new set of rivals is emerging from different sectors in a rapidly changing environment.
Share via Email Sky Sports coverage of Premier League matches such as this Arsenal v Leicester City clash will be available on one of its two new football-themed channels.
A new channel, Sky Sports Arena, will host other content including rugby and tennis.
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There is also a demographic shift where people, especially younger groups, are reluctant to spend so much. Get reluctant to spend groups, such as millennials, in on cheap packages and look to up-sell at a later date. The move also ties into the aim of Jeremy Darroch, the Sky chief executive, to entice the 10m budget-conscious Freeview households to try pay-TV.
Having played and watched football all my life I find it infuriating that the camera zooms into the players feet the last 20 yards when he receives the ball on the wing.
For example, tennis is not thought to have its own dedicated sports channel in the new set-up. The new strategy could signal that Sky, which last year dropped its coverage of the US Open tennis tournament after 25 years , may have determined it will not look to offer a huge bid to renew the ATP Tennis Tour rights.
The Sky Sports Mix channel, which Sky uses to showcase sport to its wider subscriber base by offering it free to basic package holders, will be continued.
The overhaul of the sports strategy marks the latest move by the pay-TV giant to make its service as accessible and flexible as possible for viewers. In January, the company said it is to make its full TV service of hundreds of channels available without the need for a satellite dish for the first time.
Sky said that it will launch a broadband-delivered TV service next year which will enable it to compete for 6m households of potential customers across Europe who cannot, or will not, have a satellite dish.