Bigger and better!

What you can expect now we've launched in HD

Last updated: 24th August 2010  

Bigger and better!

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Sky Sports News has left Freeview - and launched in HD!

This will enable Sky to develop your favourite sports news channel through increased editorial investment and the launch of Sky Sports News HD.

Sky TV customers with any Sports Pack or the News & Events Pack will be unaffected by the switch, while all other Sky TV customers will receive Sky Sports News as a six-month bonus channel until 23 February 2011.

How to set your Sky system to widescreen

Sky Sports News has always been sports fans' number one choice for breaking news but it just got even better, with a whole host of new features...

Brand-new look - a fresher feel and a new widescreen format
Faster reaction - to breaking news, thanks to more reporters and production trucks out on the road
More live reports - covering an even wider range of major sporting events
Soccer Saturday - Jeff and the boys will now be turning out exclusively for Sky Sports News
New programmes - including Sports Sunday and First, Fast and Now
New apps - Dedicated Sky Sports News apps for the iPhone and iPad, available to download free from iTunes now

Sky Sports News is also launching in stunning high definition on Sky channel 455, so viewers can enjoy the new widescreen format with sharper picture quality and HD highlights.

It now completes the line up of five Sky Sports HD channels, only available with Sky and includes several fantastic new features...

Sharper detail - HD viewers can make the most of the new widescreen format and on-screen graphics
New HD video panels - enriching the key stories of the day with video content
Sky Sport HD highlights - the best of the action deserves high definition
Sky Sports News HD completes the line up of 5 Sky Sports HD channels, only available with Sky.

All five channels can also be enjoyed live on laptops and iPhones, so you'll never have to miss a moment.

Click here to find out more about Sky Sports with Sky

Having trouble viewing?

Sky Sports News has not only launched in HD but is also now in widescreen.

This might mean your picture disappearing off your screen and the graphic bar down the right-hand side not being in full view.

Whether you are watching on and HD box or on a standard Sky Plus box, this can be easily rectified by following these simple instructions...

FOR HD VIEWERS (CHANNEL 455)
Press Services on your handset
Scroll along the top bar to Settings (spanner icon)
Select picture in the lower menu
Click on Scart/RF1 Picture format
Scroll to the right and select 16:9
Click on RF2 Picture format
Scroll to the right and select 16:9
Press the Sky button to return to TV viewing

FOR SD VIEWERS (CHANNEL 405)
Press Services' on your handset
Select System Settings (Option 4)
Select Picture Settings (Option 1)
Scroll right and select 16:9
Scroll right to change the picture format to 16:9
Scroll down to second location picture format
Scroll right to change this to 16:9
Scroll down to Save New Settings
Press the Sky button to return to TV viewing

If you are still experience problems, call 08442 411 411

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Comments (6)

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Mark Lemon says...

I want to get NFL on my freeview HD box - I live in a listed building in a conservation area so do not want and cannot have a nasty satellite dish. When will this be available?

Posted 12:55 15th January 2011

Max Baker says...

Great. Now the "breaking news" will be even more yellow!

Posted 04:32 24th August 2010

Simon Walker says...

Vast improvement compared to channel 405. Millie looked even more gorgeous this morning too, so can''t wait for Charlotte & Georgie! Yes, call me a male chauvenist if you need to......

Posted 17:38 23rd August 2010

Lakh Baddhan says...

Love the new Sky Sports HD - looks fantastic! I think the channel needs to focus more on breaking news and make it like Sky News with more indepth coverage on breaking news stories. I''d like to have a news bulleting round-up like a ITV News at Ten programme on the channel. A complete round-up in one half an hour bulletin. Really does look fab in HD! Well done.

Posted 13:12 23rd August 2010

Simon Norris says...

Sky Sports News no longer on freeview :( What am i supposed to do today now? Pack for Leeds festival? Go on then...

Posted 12:08 23rd August 2010

Richard Cunliffe says...

I''m liking the fact Sky Sports News has gone HD but the graphics need to fill more of the screen. I have a 40" TV and struggle reading the text contained around the screen. Just use an extra few pixels and you''d have the perfect channel!

Posted 10:27 23rd August 2010

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