In Brief | Test transmissions on satellite suggest satellite broadcaster Sky is planning to launch another Sky Sports channel.
a516digital has been informed by various contributors that a test stream for a future Sky Sports 5 channel has appeared on satellite (Astra 2E, 11914 H). Other test data reveals that Sky Sports 5 will be the "new home of European football".
There has been no official statement from Sky about their future plans for Sky Sports and whether any new Sky Sports channel will be a Sky exclusive.
In addition to satellite carriage, Sky currently offers all of its sports channels to non-satellite subscribers through internet service Now TV, via a daily sports pass. Sky Sports 1-4, F1 and Sky Sports News are also available from Virgin Media or through TalkTalk's YouView service.
Sky Sports 5 to launch 12th August ►