Sky Sports, a pay-television based out of UK is going to stream all the netball matches on its Youtube channel. It will be airing more than 250 hours of footage from the international tournament.
Beside that Sky Sports is launching an exclusive channel to dedicate itself fully to the sport. This is the first time fans are going to experience something like that in UK.
Sky sports will be telecasting additional original content, including masterclasses from top players, throughout the tournament.
The announcement comes as part of a deal between Sky Sports and BBC. The deal was signed in November of 2018 to become the broadcast partner for Netball World Cup. The network was named Netball’s host broadcaster, with BBC providing live free-to-air from the fourth day of the competition.
Beside this netball tournament, the channel holds the rights to the Netball Super League.
The managing director of the Sky commented on the deal, “All eyes will be on the Netball World Cup this summer. Since our first Netball broadcast 2004, we have 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.
“Our decision to live stream every game means everyone, across all platforms and devices can follow England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the 13 other teams competing in the Liverpool for the biggest prize. We can’t for it to start.” He adds.