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Sky to showcase Netball on new sports channel

Sky's new sports channel is to showcase the first ever Netball Quad Series, with four of the six games broadcast to be broadcast on Sky Sports Mix.

Sky Sports Mix launches on Wednesday 24th August at 12:30pm, and will be available to non-Sky Sports subscribers with Sky and selected Virgin Media viewers. The Netball Quad Series features England, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

The Quad Series is a new tournament bringing together the top four netballing nations. It was designed to give the countries involved a chance to compete at the very highest level outside of the World Championships or Commonwealth Games. The England Roses begin their campaign on Saturday 27 August against New Zealand. They will be hoping to better their performance from the 2015 World Cup where they narrowly lost out to the Silver Ferns. 

The two live games not shown on Sky Sports Mix will be broadcast on Sky Sports 3.

Head of Sky Sports Multi-Sport, Georgina Faulkner, said:
“The Quad Series is a great addition to our Sky Sports Mix schedule. It will enable millions more people to experience first class netball and hopefully inspire viewers to go out and play the sport. In partnership with England Netball, this agreement sees Sky continuing to broadcast world class netball and take the sport to more households than ever before on Sky Sports Mix.”

England Netball Head Coach, Tracy Neville, said:
"The fact that our fan base has access to the England team on Sky Sports while we’re overseas is absolutely fantastic. All the support is needed and so appreciated on our journey to the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool.”

In addition to netball and regular coverage of women’ sport, Sky Sports Mix will broadcast 16 other sports in the first month of the channel. Sky subscribers will be able to watch football, F1, cricket, golf and rugby union among other sports. 

More about Sky Sports Mix...

Sky Sports LIVE Netball Schedule:
Saturday 27 August
04:00-06:00 Live Australia v South Africa (Sky Sports 3)
06:00-08:00 Live England v New Zealand (Sky Sports 3)

Wednesday 31 August
08:00-10:30 Live South Africa v New Zealand (Sky Sports Mix)
11:00-13:00 Live England v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)

Sunday 4 September
04:30-06:30 Live England v South Africa (Sky Sports Mix)
06:30-08:30 Live New Zealand v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)