Sky Sports News to become Pay – Removed from Freeview
Sky have announced that their Sports News channel, which is currently available for free on Freeview will become a pay for channel. They have said this will take place later this year, at which point the channel will only be available on Sky, Virgin Media or TalkTalk TV.
On Freeview, the channel will be replaced by Sky 3 + 1, which personally seems a waste of available airspace.
Sky has said as part of a subscription service, customers will be able to look forward to expanded coverage and the launch of Europe’s first HD sports news service. This suggests that they will be upgrading to a HD channel as well.