There’s no escaping the Champions League – or if you want to look at it more postively, there’s no reason to miss a goal, with Sky expanding their covering of this year’s Champions League to the internet and to mobile phones, not to mention HD.
From this week, the satellite giant will offer live coverage of games on two Sky Sports channels, with selected matches on Sky Sports HD. Manchester United and Arsenal’s opening matches on Wednesday will be the first Champions League games to be broadcast in HD. From tonight, you can also catch the action online, with live streaing through skysports.com. But bgefore you get too excited, it’s PPV – which means £3 per match.
You can also get some match action on your phone. Not live games – instead, you can receive in-game goal clips and post-match highlights from all the games. Which might be better value considering the number of dull 0-0 draws that the Champions League throws up in its early stages. Check your mobile operator for details.
It’s all a taste of things to come. In two weeks time, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September, The 2006 Ryder Cup will be the first single major event ever to be shown live across the range of new platforms – standard definition television, HD, broadband and via mobile.