Sky Sport (Germany)

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Sky Sport
Sky Sport DE Logo 2016.png
Launched 1993
Owned by Sky Deutschland
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Germany
Broadcast area Germany
Austria
Formerly called Premiere Sport
Website www.sky.de/sport
Availability
Satellite
Sky Channel 201
(Fanzone HD)
Channel 211–220
(Bundesliga 1–10 HD)
Channel 221–231 (1–11 HD)
Channel 232 (Austria HD)
Channel 251–260
(Bundesliga 1–10)
Channel 261–271 (1–11)
Channel 280 (Austria)

Sky Sport is a group of sports satellite TV channels in the German language produced and broadcast by Sky Deutschland

History[edit]

When Premiere became Sky Deutschland on 4 July 2009, the channels were renamed. Premiere Sport 1 and 2 became Sky Sport 1 and 2, while Premiere Austria became Sky Sport Austria and Premiere HD was divided into Sky Sports HD and Sky Cinema HD. Sky Sport News HD, a sports news channel, started broadcasting on 1 December 2011 in basic package (Sky Welt).

Channels[edit]

The channels that make up the Sky package broadcast from the Astra 19.2°E satellite position, using the Astra 1H, Astra 1L, and Astra 1M satellites. Channels are uplinked by Sky Italia. Between 2004 and 2016, they were uplinked by SES Platform Services (now MX1).

  • Sky Sport News HD: Germany's only 24-hour LIVE sports news channel. Alongside news bulletins every 15 minutes, it broadcasts highlights, magazines, press conferences and trainings from Bundesliga's teams.
  • Sky Sport 1: Live coverage of DFB-Pokal, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Tennis.
  • Sky Sport 2: Live coverage of DFB-Pokal, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Tennis, Golf and Boxing.
  • Sky Sport 3-11: Feed channel, only broadcast special sports events if necessary, or parallel sports events are happening at the same time.
  • Sky Sport UHD: Better sports experience in Ultra HD.

Programming[edit]

Events broadcast on the channels include UEFA Champions League, DFB-Pokal (German cup), UEFA Europa League, golf and professional wrestling like WWE and TNA.

Sky Sport can trace its roots back to the sports channels on the DF1 platform launched in 1996: DSF Plus, DSF Action and DSF Golf. It also has origins in the analogue Premiere channel, launched in 1993, which also used to include lots of sports.

On 1 October 1999, DF1 was turned into Premiere World and the sports channels Premiere Sport 1 and 2 were launched on the platform. When more than two simultaneous events were available, the service could be increased to up to thirteen parallel channels.[1]

On 26 October 2002, a special service for Austria, Premiere Austria, was launched.[2]

Previous Sky Sport logo
Original Sky Sport logo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PREMIERE WORLD setzt mit Programm und Präsentation neue Maßstäbe für das digitale Fernsehen". Premiere World. 20 August 1999. Archived from the original on 17 July 2001. 
  2. ^ "Premiere verstärkt seine Präsenz in Österreich" (Press release). Premiere. 25 September 2002. 

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