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Sports Channels Network promises an exciting new way to watch sport

From eSports to tennis, the new Sports Channel Network promises to offer viewers a new way of catching up with their favourite sport.

The service, also known as "SCN", is available on internet connected televisions on Freeview channel 273 and quietly launched late 2017. Now the team behind the channel have told a516digital more about what the service has to offer, and what they have planned for the future:

The channel offers a host of shows on demand, airing everything from eSports, to motorsports, to tennis, to combat and even basketball. The service is completely free for users to watch.

Launched by the team who created Ketchup TV, a free on-demand service for kids TV shows (Freeview channel 211), the dedicated sports channel brings fans the very best highlights, news and features from the sporting world. With a wide range of well-known shows and specialist shows only available to SCN viewers.

Paul Coster, SCN’s CEO, explained: 
“We wanted to give access to some of the nation’s favourite sports shows to more people. Television viewing has changed significantly in recent years. People no longer just want their television on demand, they need it on demand. This is also coupled with the fact that non-mainstream sports have taken off at a speed that few were expecting.”

Shows include The Inside Line, an F1 show, which is a favourite of many motorsports fans, which was previously only available on Sky 1. Fans can also watch the World Sailing Show, which was previously only available on BT Sport and Front Runner, as well as Golfing World, InCycle and Mobil 1 The Grid, which have been shown on FreeSports and Sky Sports.

SCN is the only place to watch popular shows such as Arena eSports, Total Combat (covering all disciplines of combat sports), FIFA Basketball (a weekly series from basketball’s world governing body, FIBA), Deuce (a weekly tennis series), and Life’s a Pitch (a weekly football series from the fans point of view).

Paul added: 
“SCN allows fans to watch their favourite sports shows such as The Inside Line, on their internet connected TV when they want and completely free. Best of all, it gives sports fans the opportunity to explore and discover a host of other sports.”
In the coming months, the sports channel is due to announce more sports shows and partnerships as well as launch the app version of the on-demand service. The channel operators say this will mean it’ll be even easier for fans to watch sports on demand.