Sky Sports 4

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Post by me » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:27 pm

Just wondering when Sky Sports 4 starts next month, supposedly, what do u think they will show on the channel if it has not been decided yet

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Post by guvnorgaz » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:54 pm


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Post by xxx » Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:06 pm

How specific

I didn't even know such a channel was being launched. There is already enough in the way of sports channels.

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Post by del » Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:57 pm

Quote from DigitalSpy;

Sky plans new Sky Sports channel

Sunday, June 11 2006, 05:42 UTC - by Neil Wilkes

Sky is intending to launch a sixth Sky Sports-branded channel after securing a licence for 'Sky Sports 4' from TV regulator Ofcom.

The broadcaster already operates Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and Xtra for live coverage, plus Sky Sports News for rolling news, but is thought to need another outlet for its ever-expanding portfolio of live rights.

A Sky spokesperson confirmed that "the relevant procedures" were being followed in order to launch a new channel but refused to be drawn on when it would launch or what content it would house.

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Post by bouncebackability » Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:37 am

I'd imagine it would show magazine show repeats most of the time and live events when all over SS channels are doing so; used instead of putting live stuff on the red button such as WI cricket and ten pin bowling for example.

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Post by guvnorgaz » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:05 am

I think I saw they were going to use it to show some of the less popular sports like NFL and bowling so they can use the other 3 for the live main sports such as footy, rugby and cricket

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Post by stephen king » Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:53 pm

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Post by dan_mase » Tue May 22, 2007 3:03 am

The need for a sixth channel has been demonstrated today. With all four sports channels showing live sport, the tennis was via the red button on ss2 and the conference final was shown on SSN (in widescreen with new dog). what with the increased number of live football matches next season with no ppv, this situation will arise even more often.

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Post by guvnorgaz » Tue May 22, 2007 6:58 am

So what will they do with the old Prem Plus channel? And where is SS4?

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