Product Type: Sky TV channels
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A fantastic sports news series.
Sky Sports News
Member Name: LillyMan
Sky Sports News
Advantages: Excellent coverage and unrivaled.
Disadvantages: Lots of intervals.
Sky Sports News is a sports news channel available to users of Sky TV packages but also people with Freeview too, like myself.
The channel runs 24/7 and is divided into hourly segments. The top headlines will be told at the start of each hour and the rest of the time will be spent discussing them and other less important bits of news. The show is broadcast live, which means you do see the presenters mess up their lines every now and again and various technical hitches, especially when they try to talk to someone out of the studio.
This format means that if you have it on thorughout the day, you do hear the same news over and over again which is a bit annoying, but the channel would be no good if it didn't have the latest news would it?!
Each match day/evening has special guests (usually ex-footballers) such as Paul Merson and Matt Le Tissier watching the live games and telling viewers what has been happening, along with their personal opinions on it. As I don't have access to live games, this service is very good to follow, especially on Saturday afternoons, where you follow lots of games, without having to listen to only one game.
Aside from the short lived Setanta Sports News, Sky Sports News has no competition but this hasn't really hindered it, as I think it is a very good service.
Summary: I love Sky Sports News and it is a fantastic channel to have, especially as it's on Freeview.