30 SEP 2022

Sky Sports renews rights to major sports competitions

Sky Sports signed new agreements to exclusively broadcast the Formula 1 in the UK and Ireland until 2029 and in Germany and Italy until 2027; the SPFL until 2029; and the NBA for the 2022-23 season.

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Sky Sports has signed new agreements to exclusively broadcast the Formula 1 in the UK and Ireland until 2029 and in Germany and Italy until 2027; the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) until 2029; and the NBA for the 2022-23 season.

In detail, Sky announced a new multi-year extension of its broadcast partnership with Formula 1, cementing its position as the official broadcaster of the sport in all Sky markets. Sky UK & Ireland will remain the exclusive home of F1 until 2029, having first entered partnership with the sport in 2012. Sky Germany and Italy will retain rights until 2027 with greater exclusivity – with all race weekends exclusively live and home nation races simultaneously live on free-to-air.

From 2023, Sky Sports F1 viewers will get even more innovative award-winning coverage and analysis from the likes of Martin Brundle, Jenson Button, Natalie Pinkham, and Simon Lazenby. Fans will be able to take control of how they follow all the action through an improved multi-screen and second-screen option, tracking their favourite driver’s position on the circuit or selecting a driver’s on-board camera.

Furthermore, Sky Sports will broadcast more Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) matches than ever before under a new agreement with the League. The four-year extension to the current deal means Sky Sports customers can continue to enjoy the biggest matches from the SPFL live every week of the season until 2029. In addition, and for the first time, football fans will be able to watch exclusively live fixtures from the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) on Sky Sports from this season. The broadcaster will become an official partner of the SWPL and the title sponsor of the SWPL League Cup for the next seven seasons.

Lastly, Sky Sports will remain the home of NBA in the UK and Ireland for the 2022-23 season with 135 Regular Season games, the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City (February 17-19), NBA 360 multiplex, the NBA Play-In Tournament, the best matchups from Rounds 1 and 2 of the NBA Playoffs, and every game of the Conference Finals and NBA Finals.