Sky Sports to show Republic of Ireland’s full journey towards Euro 2016
Plus dedicated coverage of all 20 Premier League Clubs available On Demand as part of Sky’s biggest ever season
Sky Sports will show the complete journey of qualifying for UEFA Euro 2016, featuring all 53 nations that are bidding to be a part of the showpiece event.
For the first time all of the nations will be televised in more than 250 matches, with every Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland qualifier exclusively live on Sky Sports.
The first Ireland qualifier from Georgia will kick off at 5pm on 7 September, getting the action in Group D under way.
FIFA World Cup 2014 champions Germany, also in Ireland’s group, kick off their campaign against Scotland later that evening.
Up to nine matches from European Qualifiers will be shown live on any one night, with the majority available to view on Sky Sports 5, which launches on 12 August.
More football from more competitions than ever before will be shown live on Sky Sports, with the new channel set to be home to more than 600 live matches from around Europe in the coming season.
“We can’t wait to bring our viewers every player, every country and every match from the European Qualifiers,” said Sky Sports head of football, Gary Hughes.
The coverage will include analysis from Sky Sports’ panel, including Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness, Niall Quinn, Jamie Redknapp and Neil McCann.
Presenters David Jones and Kate Abdo will host the coverage, which will be shown across the Sky Sports channels and interactively via the red button.
Sky Sports 5 will also feature Champions League football, La Liga and action from the Dutch Eredivisie - for the very first time in the case of the latter.
Sky Sports 5 is available to Sky Sports customers at no extra cost as part of their sports package
Dedicated On Demand club services unveiled
The digital TV provider has also announced it will provide a dedicated section in Sky Sports On Demand to every single Barclays Premier League Club.
Viewers will be able to choose from 20 different clubs in the On Demand section on the Sky+HD box, providing a selection of programming featuring their favourite teams.
Action from matches that were shown live on Sky Sports will be available, as will a number of interviews and documentaries, featuring players and managers from both the past and the present day.
“For the first time, Sky Sports viewers can download and enjoy some of the best content dedicated to their team, whenever they want,” added Hughes.
Sky Sports will offer 116 live Premier League fixtures as part of coverage for the coming season, as well as analysis and opinion from some of the legends of the game.