Sky Sports 1 and 2 have ceased broadcasting on Top Up TV.
ESPN will also stop broadcasting on the service at the end of July.
It was hoped a deal could be reached with BT to carry their new BT Sport channels but this didn’t happen.
Top Up TV state on their website they “have negotiated some exceptional deals with Sky on your behalf” and that customers should contact Sky to find out more about those deals.
Sky Sports 1 will be broadcast on Pick TV this August for one day only it has been announced. This will be the first time Sky Sports has been on Freeview.
Pick TV will transform into Sky Sports 1 on Saturday 17th August and will show a Premier League match for free.
It’s likely this will only be the case for Freeview and not Sky or Virgin Media viewers. However Sky and Virgin Media customers who don’t subscribe to Sky Sports will instead have the option of seeing the Sky Sports 1 content on Sky 2.
In related news, Sky Sports will no longer be available on BT Vision from August as that space will be used for the new BT Sport channels.
Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 4 will be free for all Sky customers all day on the 26th September.