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 Premier League is one of Sky Sports’ most channels, with its focus being the top football events taking place in the United Kingdom. As its name states, Sky Sports Premier League has been in charge of covering all events surrounding the English Premier League, from live games, pre-match and post-match shows, documentaries and more. Sky Sports Premier League has also been used as an overflow channels when International breaks are taking place, helping Sky Sports Football to cover UEFA European Qualifier games, international friendlies, and UEFA Nations League matches. Some of the games included in this channel have featured France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, or Portugal.
Sky Sports Premier League its content in HD, as most of Sky Sports’ channels. Sky Sports Premier League is one of eight premium channels available over the basic Sky package, along with Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event, 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 Premier League, may also be available on other pay-tv carriers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Check local listings for further details.
Sky Sports Premier League on Satellite
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Sky Sports Premier League
UEFA Nations League (2018-2021)Sky owns the 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 broadcast rights in the UK. Though Sky’s package in the 2019/20 season consisted of 128 live Premier League games, their match offering was boosted 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.