Sky Sports is a group of television sports channels owned by the satellite pay-tv company Sky. Sky Sports is frequently referred to as the dominant sports brand in the United Kingdom and Ireland, mainly because it has played a major role in commercializing British sport since 1991. One of the most notable examples is their influence to create the Premier League in 1992. The first Sky Sports channel was launched on April 20, 1991.
In the past, Sky Sports used to number its channels to facilitate access to their users, but this approach was dropped in 2017, when the company decided to brand its channels with the sport they are dedicated to cover in most cases.
Sky Sports Main Event is one of Sky Sports’ channels to be rebranded, with its focus being the top events being covered by the network from those sports they have acquired broadcasting rights. In the past, Sky Sports Main Event has aired competitions for the following sports: football, rugby, cricket, Formula 1, wrestling events, football, golf, and more. When there are no live events being aired by Sky Sports Main Event, the channel simulcasts the content of Sky Sports News, one of its sister channels. Sky Sports Main Event is often referred to as Sky Sports’ flagship channel.
Sky Sports Main Event its content in HD, as most of Sky Sports’ channels. Sky Sports Main Event is one of eight premium channels available over the basic Sky package, along with Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports F1, and Sky Sports Action.
All of Sky Sports’ premium channels, such as Sky Sports Main Event, may also be available on other pay-tv carriers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Check local listings for further details.
Sky Sports Main Event on Satellite
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Sky Sports Main Event
UEFA Nations League (2018-2021)Sky owns the rights to the England Men's National Team matches of the UEFA Nations League in the UK as well as all national team matches of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The agreement is in place until November 2021 and will involve the first two editions of the Nations League Final Four taking place in June 2019 and June 2021.
England - Premier League (2019-2022)Sky Sports has acquired multi-platform EPL rights in the UK. Though Sky’s package in the 2019/20 season consisted of 128 live Premier League games, their match offering was to 140 games ahead of the 2020/21 season after their coverage was extended by 12 additional fixtures. The network will carry out matches on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on Mondays or Fridays.
England - League Cup (2017-2024)
England - Championship (2017-2024)
England - EFL Trophy (2017-2024)
England - League One (2017-2024)
England - League Two (2017-2024)
England - Women's Super League (2021-2024)
UEFA Euro U-21 (2017-2021)
Scotland - Scottish Premiership (2020-2025)British pay-Sky Sports has secured an exclusive deal to air the Scottish Premiership in the UK, from 2020 through 2025. Sky Sports will show 48 matches from the Scottish top division every season, in addition to playoffs involving both Premiership and Championship teams. The five-year deal also allows Sky Sports viewers in the UK to enjoy in-game clips and highlights of every Premiership match.
United States - Major League Soccer (2019-2021)Sky owns the exclusive multi-platform rights for the Major League Soccer matches in the UK. Sky airs two live MLS games per matchday on its platform and sports channels.