Sky Sports release statement over coronavirus and major changes to TV coverage

Sky Sports have released a statement with regards to how they are approaching rescheduling their broadcasting schedules following several postponements to the sporting calendar amid coronavirus fears.

The Premier League, along with the EFL and the FA, announced they would be pushing all fixtures back until April 3 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

The England cricket team’s tour to Sri Lanka has also been called off, as well as next month’s Masters, the opening Formula 1 Grand Prix, the NBA season and many more.

The postponements will cause many gaps in Sky’s scheduling for live events and subsequent highlights packages.

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And the broadcasting giants have released a statement to explain how they will cover the events when they go ahead in the future.

It read: “Sky Sports is working closely with all our partners to ensure we continue to deliver for all our customers as the threat of coronavirus continues to affect the sporting calendar.

“Sky Sports expects to be able to show sporting events which have been postponed, not cancelled, when they are rescheduled.

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“We will continue to provide updates to all of our customers as more information becomes available.”

Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster added: “Sky Sports is working closely with all our partners to better understand the impact on the annual sporting calendar.

“We recognise that it is a fast-moving situation and we are working at speed to ensure we continue to deliver for all of our customers.

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“A number of sporting events have been postponed, but not cancelled, so we expect to be able to show these when they are rescheduled.

“Therefore, our live schedule is likely to look different for a period of time. As more information becomes available, we will continue to provide updates to all of our customers.”

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