About Premier Sports 1
Premier Sports is pay-TV sports network available in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. It launched back in 2009 after the termination of Setanta Sports GB. It is owned by Premier Media Broadcasting Ltd., who also run the FreeSports channel in the UK. Over the years, it has moved away from its strong reliance of Setanta Sports in Ireland—now eir Sport—to become an independent with access to major football tournaments.
Its history of comprehensive football coverage includes the live telecast of matches from competitions all over the world, including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the United States’ Major League Soccer. It has also been successful in securing deals in South America over the years to air games from the Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, as well as the Copa America.
Its collection of TV in Europe has been shuffled continually with live transmission catering to the needs of viewers with a taste in Dutch, Italian, Scottish and Spanish football. Whereas much of Premier Sports’ coverage comes in the form 90-minute matches, the network has also been providing coverage of competitions and friendlies in the form of highlights and magazine shows.
Events from other sports are also on the network. Some of the popular disciplines constituting its programming include motorsports and rugby, though Premier Sports has also signed contracts with major entities in the world of boxing and mixed martial arts in the past.
Premier Sports 1 is available in high definition to Sky customers in the UK via satellite on Channel 412. It is also available via cable on Virgin Media in HD on Channel 551. Its content is additionally simulcast live in HD and made available on demand on Premier Player–Premier Sports’ official 24/7 service–which is also available on Android and iOS. Access is equally granted to subscribers of the Virgin TV Anywhere service.
Premier Sports 1 on Satellite
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Premier Sports 1
England - Premier League (2019-2022)Premier Sport 1 one England Premier League match in Ireland only.
Spain - La Liga (2019-2021)Premier Sports and La Liga have agreed a deal that will see Premier Sports 1 and Premier Sports 2 telecasting live La Liga matches on UK TV during the 2019/2020 season in high definition. Match highlights will also be shown on both channels.
Italy - Serie A (2018-2021)Premier Sports has acquired the to air the Italian Serie A in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland until the end of the 2020-21 season. The digital TV network will show at least six matches every match day, with available on its OTT platform Premier Player. The deal was sealed after subscription service Eleven Sports decided to sell its Serie A in the aforementioned territories.
Portugal - Primeira Liga (2020-2023)British free-to-air network FreeSports has secured to the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The , which operates under pay-TV operator Premier Sports, will air live Liga NOS matches in the UK and Ireland in full HD. Coverage of Portugal’s top tier football division on FreeSports is expected to be available to stream live on the network’s official service FreeSports Player, which is available to users on both Android and iOS devices, and smart TVs.
France - Coupe de France (2018-2021)
Copa América (2021)
Netherlands - Eredivisie (2018-2021)
Poland - Ekstraklasa (2019-2021)
Scotland - Scottish League Cup (2020-2025)Pay television network Premier Sports has acquired British rights to the Scottish League Cup. Starting from the 2020/21 season through 2025, Premier Sports will show a dozen matches live, every season. Scottish League Cup match highlights will also be available on Premier Sports’ TV channels in the UK.
United States - Major League Soccer (2019-2022)