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Sky Sports News campaign marks relaunch

BSkyB has marked the relaunch of Sky Sports News as a pay-TV channel with a press campaign trumpeting its “all new look”.

The channel will be available to Sky Sports subscribers only from today (23 August) It was previously part of the Freeview package of channels.

Advertisements push the “bigger and better” high definition channel’s new “widescreen format, more live reports and new iPad app”.

The 24-hour service provides updates on live sports events, football transfer news and highlights.

Sky has been marketing its sports channel heavily over the last month in advance of the new football season.

The pay-tv company launched an Eric Cantona fronted campaign last month highlighting the variety of its sports service.

Sky has also been running comparison ads attacking the football package offered by BT Vision.

The two recently signed a deal enabling BT Vision customers to watch Sky.

Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 at cheaper rates than Sky charges its customers following an Ofcom ruling.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Since the re-launch to "HD" the visual quality has taken a nose dive.

    The changes to on screen text & graphics make this channel unpleasent to view. Perhaps only those who are fortunate to have an HD feed will be the only people that will watch this with out severe eye strain.

    As a project too much marketing hype & not enough attention to broadcast quality

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