Product Type: Sky TV channels
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Sky Sports News
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Sky Sports News
Advantages: Sports results, news and gossip
Disadvantages: Repeats itself after a while, not great if you are not a sports fan.
The sports news channel from Sky is found on channel 405 but is also available to view for free with some providers. It's round the clock broadcasting means that you can catch up with all the latest results, interviews and transfer gossip at any time of day or night.
Often along with the BBC website this is one of the best places to see breaking news or press conferences from the world of sport, particularly football.
Without doubt one of the best features of this channel though is Soccer Saturday presented by Countdown host Jeff Stelling. It starts at 12pm on Saturday lunchtime and Jeff is joined by four former professional footballers to discuss the day's action. In my experience these are normally Southampton legend Matthew LeTissier, Paul Merson, Charlie Nicholas and ex Liverpool defender Phil Thompson. They start the show by talking about previous results, the form of players and other issues tied up with the fixtures of that day. Then at 3pm the four studio guests watch their screens and report to Jeff about any action that may be occurring, it's really funny to hear them get excited and shout things out like "chance" or "goal". Sky also have reporters at a lot of the days matches to let everyone know of any significant events, Chris Kamara is well known for often using the word unbelievable when describing what has been happening. During the week if there are league and cup matches or European games this format is used as well but often Ed Chamberlain fronts the coverage. The BBC offer a similar programme to this on the red button called Score.
You can only maybe watch this channel for about an hour before you start to see the same stories again but that is the trouble with 24 hour news coverage and is the same as general news channels. The coverage on the night the football transfer window closes can be quite epic with reports from different clubs and two of the female presenters Millie Clode and Charlotte Jacskon are incredibly beautiful, nice one.
Summary: Lots of sports news