Where to get Sky Sports

Sky Sports is available from a range of pay TV providers on both monthly rolling and longer-term contract plans.

It's possible to add Sky Sports to:

  • Sky TV
  • Virgin Media
  • NOW TV
  • BT TV
  • TalkTalk TV

All the above listed providers offer access to all 11 Sky Sports channels, so customers won't miss out on anything based on who they choose to sign up with.

Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk providing the channels in full 1080p HD, while NOW and BT TV offer the channels in 720p HD as standard with customers able to pay more for full HD.

Sky Sports prices

Sky Sports varies in price quite a bit between each pay TV provider, with special offers often bringing the price down for new customers.

The standard monthly price for Sky Sports is around £35, but offers can bring this down as low as £16.88 with some of the cheapest deals on Sky Sports.

It's also possible to sign up to Sky Sports with a day pass from NOW for just under £12, which gives customers access for 24 hours to watch specific matches or events.

Best deals on Sky Sports

The best deals on Sky Sports can be found in the comparison table above, with many special offers available for new customers taking pay TV and bundled broadband services for the first time.

Special offers on Sky Sports usually include money-off for an introductory period, which can bring the cost of Sky Sports down considerably.

Other deals include bill credit offers and free upgrades to full HD within the monthly price of the service.

Virgin Media Stream offers a unique deal whereby customers subscribing to Sky Sports get a 10% bill credit every month.

Read more on the best Sky Sports offers in this guide.

Channels included in the Sky Sports pack

Sky Sports offers a total of 11 dedicated sports channels, with most pay TV providers offering access to all channels.

The main Sky Sports channels include:

  • Sky Sports Premier League
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports NFL (previously Sky Sports Action)
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports News

Sky Sports Mix, Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Racing are all included in the base package for dedicated Sky TV customers.

Virgin Media customers taking the Bigger Bundle and up also get Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix included as well.

NOW Sports Memberships, offered by NOW TV, BT and TalkTalk all include those extra Sky Sports channels in the premium pack.

Leagues and match rights on Sky Sports

Sky Sports offers a range of sporting events and fixtures from across the UK as well as international games.

  • Football - including the Premier League, Championship, Scottish Premiership, Champions League and UEFA Nations League.
  • Formula 1 - exclusive rights to the entire season.
  • Cricket - including County Championship, The Hundred and Vitality Blast in England, the Indian Premier League and the Caribbean Premier League. Also international cricket including The Ashes and ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Rugby Union - including the Gallagher Premiership, Super Rugby, Championship, Six Nations and Rugby World Cup.
  • Rugby League - the vast majority of the Super League matches.
  • Golf - including The Open, PGA Tour, The Masters and the Ryder Cup.
  • Boxing - a range of UK and international boxing matches.
  • NFL - American Football including the Super Bowl.
  • Tennis - including Wimbledon, Australian Open, French Open and US Open.
  • Racing - horse racing from across the UK and Ireland.
  • Darts - including World Matchplay, Women's Matchplay and Darts Premier League.
  • NBA - American basketball league.
  • Netball - UK and international netball games.
  • GAA - Gaelic Athletic Association, covering traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football and Gaelic handball.
  • MMA - Mixed Martial Arts matches.

Sky Sports Premium League

Sky Sports have 128 Premier League games out of 200 in the 2023/24 season, with the other 52 shown on TNT Sports and 20 on Amazon Prime.

Sky Sports also have exclusive rights to show games from the Championship with over 100 matches during the 2023/24 campaign.

They also have games from League One, League Two, Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Scottish Football, Scottish Premiership and Women's Super League. As well as European and International football leagues, including UEFA and the World Cup.

Sky Sports F1

Sky Sports has exclusive rights to Formula 1 in the UK, and shows every race of the season on their dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel.

In 2022, Sky announced they would be showing all Formula 1 races in Ultra HD HDR for the first time - note that customers will need a HDR compatible TV as well as any applicable UHD packs from the Sky Sports provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Sky Sports cheapest?

The price of Sky Sports varies between providers, it's possible to see how much the Sky Sports pack will cost by using the comparison table above.

You can filter deals by area availability by entering your postcode, as well as refine the deals by any other channels, and then sort by price or by special offer.

Sometimes providers offer additional discounts for taking Sky Sports with TNT Sports, or with Sky Cinema. It's also worth looking out for special offers that include Sky Sports at a discounted price for an initial period.

For more information on choosing the best Sky Sports deal, see our full guide to where to watch Sky Sports the cheapest.

Is Sky Sports in HD?

Sky offer their Sky Sports pack in full 1080p HD by standard, and customers can choose to upgrade to Ultra HD for an extra cost if they have a compatible TV, although note only selected sports events will then be shown in 4K.

Virgin Media also offer Sky Sports in full HD whether it's taken in the Bigger bundle + Sports HD or the Mega Volt bundle.

TalkTalk offers Sky Sports through NOW, which is 720p HD as standard, however they also include the NOW Boost free, which upgrades the viewing quality of NOW Memberships to full 1080p HD.

NOW and BT offer Sky Sports in 720p, but customers can choose to upgrade to full HD at 1080p but they'll have to pay for the NOW Boost add-on.

Where can I watch Sky Sports Ultra HD?

Sky and Virgin Media both offer access to Sky Sports Ultra HD for an extra cost, which includes various sporting events in 4K resolution.

Sky customers need to add the Ultra HD pack to their subscription, while Virgin Media customers need to add the Sky Sports Ultra HD channel specifically.

Can I get Sky Sports without a contract?

It's possible to sign up to watch Sky Sports on a monthly basis with Sky Stream, Virgin Media Stream, TalkTalk TV, BT TV or NOW.

Sky Stream customers can opt for a 31-day rolling monthly contract for an extra fee, while Virgin Stream offers Sky Sports on a 30-day term as standard.

While BT has a minimum term for their TV package, they allow customers to upgrade or downgrade the exact channels on a monthly basis.

People who sign up to Sky Sports with Virgin Media as part of a bundle will be subject to the same minimum term as the overall package, as will Sky Q customers.

What Sky Sports deals are available for existing customers?

Sky TV customers can access a number of deals on Sky Sports, including discounts on either the complete Sky Sports pack, or individual channels, like Sky Sports Cricket.

Find out more in our guide to the cheapest ways to get Sky Sports.

How can I sign up for Sky Sports online?

The Sky Sports comparison table above displays all the TV bundle options that include the Sky Sports channel pack.

It's possible to filter the deals further by what's available to your specific postcode, as well as adding any additional channels like TNT Sports or Sky Cinema.

Providers including Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT require new customers to also take their home broadband, and bundling Sky Sports with TV and broadband can offer savings over taking each service separately. While Sky TV and NOW are available as standalone services or bundled with broadband.

By sorting the deals by price or special offer you can find the right way to watch Sky Sports, then simply click the 'Get deal' button and sign up with the provider directly through their online checkout process.

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