Sky Sport
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CountryGermany
Broadcast areaGermany
Austria
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Programming
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
2160p (UHDTV)
Ownership
OwnerSky Deutschland
History
Launched1993
Former namesPremiere Sport
Links
Websitewww.sky.de/sport

Sky Sport is a group of sports satellite TV channels in the German language produced and broadcast by Sky Deutschland.

History

Digitales Sport Fernsehen (Digital Sport Television)

Sky Sport can trace its roots back to the sports channels on the DF1 platform launched in 1996: DSF Plus, DSF Action and DSF Golf. It also has origins in the analogue Premiere channel, launched in 1993, which was also sports-focused.

Premiere Sport

On 1 October 1999, DF1 was turned into Premiere World and sport channels were rebrand on the platforms, to Premiere Sport 1 and 2. When more than two simultaneous events were available, the service could be increased to up to thirteen parallel channels.[1]

On 26 October 2002, a service for Austria, called Premiere Austria, was launched.[2]

Sky Sport

When Premiere became Sky Deutschland on 4 July 2009, the channels were then further rebranded to Premiere Sport 1 and 2 became Sky Sport 1 and 2, while Premiere Austria became Sky Sport Austria and Premiere HD was divided into Sky Sports HD and Sky Cinema HD. Sky Sport News HD, a sports news channel, launched on 1 December 2011 in a basic package (Sky Welt).

Original Sky Sport logo
Original Sky Sport logo
Previous Sky Sport logo
Previous Sky Sport logo
Logo since 2016 until 2020
Logo since 2016 until 2020

Channels

The channels that make up the Sky package broadcast from the Astra 19.2°E satellite position, using the Astra 1H, Astra 1L, and Astra 1M satellites. Channels are uplinked by Sky Italia. Between 2004 and 2016, they were uplinked by SES Platform Services (later MX1, now part of SES Video).

Programming

Events broadcast on the channels include German Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Austrian Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League (until 2021 (for GER) and 2024 (for AUT)), English Premier league, golf and professional wrestling like AEW.

References

  1. ^ "PREMIERE WORLD setzt mit Programm und Präsentation neue Maßstäbe für das digitale Fernsehen". Premiere World. 20 August 1999. Archived from the original on 17 July 2001.
  2. ^ "Premiere verstärkt seine Präsenz in Österreich" (Press release). Premiere. 25 September 2002.