Sky Sports launches new European football channel
The newly announced service, Sky Sports 5, is billed as the first-ever television channel dedicated to European football. Customers with Sky Sports will be able to receive the new channel as part of their sports package, at no extra cost, and as a further bonus they can also get two years’ free Sky Broadband Unlimited.
Sky Sports 5 will screen over 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, UEFA Champions League, La Liga 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 four-year deal will bring live matches each week to Sky Sports 5, enabling viewers to follow the domestic campaigns of the Netherlands’ top teams including Ajax, Feyenoord, FC Twente and PSV Eindhoven.
“Sky Sports 5 takes our unrivalled live football coverage to the next level offering more European football than ever before. 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,” says Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports.