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Split-screen sport for SkyQ

Split screen sport is one of the new features being made available to users of the new SkyQ box - with viewers to be able to watch two live streams side-by-side.

With the option, it will soon be possible to watch live F1 coverage and a Premier League match at the same time.

To access the function, customers can press the red button and open the Sky Sports app on Sky Q and choose to customise their streams with Match Choice or Race Choice, or select Highlights and watch video clips alongside the main event.

Other features introduced as part of the update include the recently launched Box Sets to Buy & Keep through Sky Store, plus the addition of live channels to Top Picks, playing a preview of the channel in the EPG, to make sure customers don’t miss the big live TV moments.

The update follows recent new features like Auto Download Next Episode, Auto Play and Series Record, making it easier for customers to binge-watch addictively good box sets from The Night Of to Billions and The Walking Dead. As well as a re-designed Top Picks and Sports Featured homepage, combining the best of live and On Demand TV, and the widest range of Ultra HD programming for customers with the Sky Q 2TB box.

The new features include:
  • Sports Split Screen: Live Streams: You can watch two live streams side-by-side. Customise your Match Choice and watch two football matches or tennis games side-by-side when on at the same time. Or choose Race Choice and experience two different camera angles with Formula 1.
  • Sports Split Screen: Video Clips: Catch up on highlight video clips from the Premier League or Formula 1 without taking your eye off the live event. 

Upcoming events with the new feature:

 Date Event Option
Thurs 6 Oct – Tues 11 Oct 
World Cup Qualifiers 
Split Screen: Live Streams (Match Choice)  
Fri 7 Oct – Sun 9 Oct 
F1 Japan Grand Prix 
Split Screen: Live Streams (Race Choice) 
Split Screen: Video Clips 
Tues 11 – Fri 14 Oct 
ATP Shanghai 
Split Screen: Live Streams (Tennis Match Choice)  

  • Split Screen video clips are editorially chosen, and will focus on key moments in the live event. When watching in Split Screen, audio from the live match or race will mute while the highlight video clip is playing. When customers pause the clip, audio will return to the live action. To watch the clip full screen, press Select on the video again. 
  • Split Screen functionality is available on Sky Q 2TB and 1TB boxes.

Information from Sky

Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director of TV and Content Products, commented: 
“We know our customers absolutely love watching live sports and the new Sky Q features will give them the flexibility to choose how they watch. Whether it’s a Premier League match or Formula 1 race, customers can simply choose split screen viewing and watch the most talked about goal again and again, or two live races side by side.”