Sky have today announced that they will be offering their full suite of Sky Sports programming through their Now TV online streaming service, allowing sports fans to watch key fixtures without the need for a Sky sports subscription or installation of a satellite dish.
Costing £9.99 for 24 hours access to all six Sky Sports channels, it’s priced a bit on the steep side (particularly considering a month’s worth of Sky Sports through Sky TV’s regular subscriptions costs £21), though it’s a nice option if you only want to watch the odd sporting event with a few mates around once in a blue moon.
It’s pretty simple to get on with too, seeing as you don’t even have to sign up for the standard £15 a month Now TV movie pass that the service usually requires. Add to that the fact that Now TV works across laptop and desktop computers, iOS and Android devices and the Xbox 360 gaming console and it’s quite a flexible offering. Still no PS3 app though.
Plenty of top-notch sporting events coming to Sky Sports over the next few months too, with the Now TV offering giving access to all live Premier League and Champions League football matches broadcast on Sky Sports, as well as all 19 F1 Grand Prix, all 10 Ashes Test matches, three of the four major golfing tournaments and exclusive coverage of the ATP Tennis tournament.