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The two main reasons I love all of the Sky Sports channels are that I love Football and Wrestling. I'll start off by telling you that wrestling is never shown on Sky Sports 2, so already I have a reason not to like it as much as other sports channels. Sky Sports 2 doesn't get many live Premiership games either, which is definitely another bad point, but what it does have is lots of midweek FA Cup and Worthington Cup games as well as most of the top International matches and Sky Sports 2 also shows repeats of all the Live Premiership matches that have been shown on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports Extra. This is very useful if you've missed a match and want to see the action. As far as 'extreme' sports such as snowboarding, skiing etc go, as well as the new Extreme Sports channel, Sky Sports 2 is a great place to view all sorts of dangerous sports, which is a good point if you like that sort of thing. Sky Sports 2 clearly doesn't compare to Sky Sports 1 or Sky Sports Extra in my opinion, but that's just because I love football and wrestling. However this channel is quite useful at times so I think it deserves three out of five.
If you're a sports fan then you need Sky Sports. Sky Sports 2 is not as essential as Sky Sports 1 but you'll find the odd event that you really want to watch on 2 rather than 1. For example the England football matches tend to be on 2, the US Open tennis (in all it's interactive glory), odd FA Cup replays etc. It's quite a clever ploy of Sky to make you buy both channels. Having said this the coverage on 2 is up to Sky Sports 1's high standards, footy is usually in widescreen and Dolby Surround as is their cricket coverage. Like I said before, if you're serious about your sports, subscribe to Sky Sports 2. While the Premiership is usually shown on Sky Sports 1, the Nationwide and England matches tend to be on 2. I'm not 100% sure how much the sports package is on it's own as I buy the full package for £32 a month. Whatever, it's worth it.
With the US Open having just finished I really feel that I have to write and say how incredibly pleased I was with the coverage which was given to this Grand Slam event by Sky Sports 2. Their coverage was extremely comprehensive and was even interactive, giving viewers the opportunity to choose which tennis match they wanted to watch, with a maximum choice of three. In addition they also had available, interactively, the latest scores from the matches being played at the time. Although, unfortunately you could not find out the results of matches already played. I thought that the commentators where excellent and the analysis' given both before and after matches where superb. Their coverage of this tournament was a tennis lovers delight and my only criticism is that they did not show the Ladies Doubles final, something I found personally rather disappointing as there was a Zimbabwean tennis player involved in this match. On the whole though a huge thumbs up to Sky Sports 2 for their US Open coverage and I hope they will repeat it for over Grand Slam, and ATP, events.
This channel has a lot more variety of sports, and the football is based around the league cup and first/second and third division. My dad likes this channel because it has the golf on, and most of the Open's from America and Europe. But, most of the time there is sports on which don't really interest me like Motor Racing, and Rugby Union. However, at the moment the US OPEN is on and i have been watching that, which is excellently presented from Flushing Meadows.
One good thing about Sky is its coverage of Sporting events and Sky Sports 2 is a channel I like to watch. The Picture quality is quite good on digital apart from some of the American events covered, which the picture seems slightly poor quality. Sound is generally good and I like the range of programming. This channel seems to have extensive coverage of Golf, which is a good thing as I like golf, sailing, Speedway, Wrestling and Gaelic games are also covered. There are also some good Motor racing magazine programmes on this channel its just catching them they seem to change time each week and clash with other programmes I want to watch. If you like sports you will like this channel.
If you missed your favourite sports action on sky sports one, turn to sky sports two. For the same action but that little bit later sky sports two is brill!! Not only does it have first class action all the way, but when their is too much sport to go around the overspill is passed to sky sports two. for pool, ten pin bowling, super;eague and football and numerous other sports sky sports two is exceptional. It is part of the regular sports package on sky but is an excellent addition to any sports fans library.