Sky reveal World Cup plans
Sky Sports Netball and Sky Sports YouTube to cover every game of Vitality World Cup
Watch live coverage of the Vitality Roses World Cup squad announcement on Thursday, live across Sky Sports News platforms and YouTube channel
Sky Sports is launching a dedicated channel, Sky Sports Netball, as part of this summer’s coverage of the Vitality Netball World Cup and will stream all 60 games on our YouTube channel.
Sky Sports is the only place to watch all 10 days of this summer’s action in Liverpool and your home for the tournament will be Sky Sports Netball, a first-of-its-kind channel dedicated solely to coverage of women’s sport.
More than 250 hours of coverage from the tournament will be available across Sky Sports platforms to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action as Tracey Neville’s Vitality Roses aim to follow last April’s Commonwealth Games gold medal with success in the sport’s premier event.
In a UK first, as well as Sky Sports Netball, fans can follow the journey on the Sky Sports YouTube channel with every game from every session streamed live so that even those without a subscription will be able to follow the action and get behind the Roses.
From the opening ceremony and opening round of games at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on July 12, right through until the final and place matches on Sunday July 21, our team of experts including former Roses internationals Pamela Cookey and Tamsin Greenway will ensure you are covered throughout the competition.
A first of it’s kind
Sky Sports Netball is the first channel to solely dedicate every minute of coverage to women’s sport and will show over 250 hours of coverage, original content and masterclasses throughout the tournament.
Di Dougherty, our host through the Superleague season, will lead our coverage alongside ex-England stars Greenway and Cookey.
Another former Rose and current Saracens Mavericks coach Camilla Buchanan joins Surrey Storm director of netball Mikki Austin and Northern Ireland Head Coach and Manchester Thunder assistant coach Dan Ryan on duty.
Expert commentary comes from Caroline Barker, Katharine Merry, Jenny Woods and Rupert Cox while reporters Gail Davis and Hannah Wilkes complete the line-up.
The support of Sky Sports over the years has been paramount in growing the game.
I’m pleased the World Cup has a great home on Sky’s channels and I’m even more pleased that the younger fans can access every game through their online platforms.
Tracey Neville, Vitality Roses Head Coach
Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster said: “All eyes will be on the Netball World Cup this summer. Since our first netball broadcast in 2004, we’ve 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.
!We’re so excited to see the sport continue to grow and attract new fans and look forward to bringing the drama and excitement to life on screen and online.
“Our decision to live stream every game means everyone, across all different platforms and devices can follow England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the other 13 teams competing in Liverpool for the biggest prize. We can’t wait for it to start.”
How to watch the Netball World Cup with Sky Sports
Sky Sports Mix is available to all Sky TV customers, as well as on selected Virgin Media packages, providing a significant reach for a selection of the live sport available on Sky Sports at no extra cost.
As well as our dedicated Sky Sports Netball channel, Sky subscribers will also be able to tune in to watch the channel’s coverage on Sky Go and also the action will be available On Demand while every session will also be available to watch our YouTube streams via the Sky Sports website and App.