German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland will convert Sky Sport News into a pay-TV channel at the end of July 2021.
The 24-hour sports news channel will then only be accessible to subscribers of the Entertainment package or Sky Ticket streaming service customers.
Sky Sport News launched as a pay TV channel on December 1, 2011, and switched to free TV in December 2016 after five years. The return to pay-TV comes at the start of the new Bundesliga football season and the opening of the Tokyo Olympics.
“Thanks to the free TV showcase, all sports fans in Germany have been able to peek into the world of Sky Sport in recent years and see for themselves the quality of our sports offering. With the return to the Sky subscription, our customers can expect even more exclusive news, contextual information and, most importantly, live windows on current Sky broadcasts, in addition to the new exclusivity ”, said Charly Classen, Executive Vice President of Sport at Ciel Deutschland.
[UPDATE July 20, 2021] Sky Sport News will return to the pay-TV line-up on July 21, 2021. The channel will be available to all Sky Deutschland subscribers via the basic package. Sky entertainment and the Sky Ticket streaming service.