Sky Sports News HD launches
January 3, 2012

Sky Deutschland has launched its news sports news channel. Sky Sports News HD went live on New Year’s Day at 12:00.

Brian Sullivan, CEO of Sky Deutschland, said: “The launch of Sky Sport News HD is a landmark in the history of Sky. A 24-hour live sport news channel signals something completely new in the German-speaking TV landscape. With the new channel, Sky is once again adding to its unique portfolio of new products and innovations.”

Sky Sports News HD, with 200 employees including anchors Kate Abdo and Thomas Fleischmann, will air sports news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sky Sport News HD is available in HD via satellite and through cable networks Kabel BW, Tele Columbus and NetCologne. The channel can also be received in SD via satellite and through all digital cable networks. Sky Sport News HD will be broadcasted unencrypted for the first month to all digital satellite and cable households in Germany and Austria. The channel will be part of the Sky Welt package and is available in Germany and Austria through TV, internet, iPad, iPhone, and soon through Xbox 360 as well as sports bars and hotels.