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Sky Sports to launch dedicated netball channel for World Cup

Sky Sports to launch dedicated netball channel for World Cup
Staff Reporter
23 May 2019

For the Vitality Netball World Cup on 12th July in Liverpool, Sky Sports Mix will become Sky Sports Netball showing all 60 matches from the World Cup.
In a UK first, Sky Sports will broadcast and live stream every match from the tournament.
Ahead of the squad announcement today, England Netball Head Coach Tracey Neville said: ‘The support of Sky Sports over the years has been paramount in growing the game. I’m pleased the World Cup has a great home on Sky’s channels and I’m even more pleased that the younger fans can access every game through their online platforms.’
Sky Sports Netball is the first channel of its kind to solely dedicate every minute of coverage to women’s sport and will show over 250 hours of coverage, original content and masterclasses throughout the tournament.
Sky Sports Managing Director Rob Webster said: ‘All eyes will be on the Netball World Cup this summer. Since our first netball broadcast in 2004, we’ve seen the sport go from strength to strength, and now 15 years on, England are heading into a World Cup as one of the favourites.’
‘We’re so excited to see the sport continue to grow and attract new fans and look forward to bringing the drama and excitement to life on screen and online. Our decision to live stream every game means everyone, across all different platforms and devices can follow England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the other 13 teams competing in Liverpool for the biggest prize. We can’t wait for it to start.’
Sky Sports presentation team includes ex-England Captain Tamsin Greenway, Bronze Commonwealth Games champion Pamela Cookey, ex-England International Camilla Buchanan and Director of Surrey Storm Mikki Austin. Broadcasters Di Dougherty, Gail Davis and Hannah Wilkes also front the team, along with Northern Ireland Head Coach Dan Ryan. Expert commentary will come from Caroline Barker, Katharine Merry, Jenny Woods and Rupert Cox.
Sky Sports Mix is available to all Sky TV customers, as well as on selected Virgin Media packages, providing a significant reach for a selection of the live sport available on Sky Sports at no extra cost.

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