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starman73
Expert 3

Live football on Sky Showcase

Saturday 11th September 
West Ham United Women v Aston Villa Women
FA Women's Super League
11:30
Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Showcase 

Chelsea v Aston Villa
Premier League
17:30
Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Showcase
 
Sunday 12th September
Man City Women v Tottenham Hotspur Women
FA Women's Super League
18:45
Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football / Sky Showcase
12 Replies
SweetBlitz
Expert 3

Wonder if this sort of thing will happen for first games this season…

Martin_14
Scholar 2

The answer is yes , the opening match from Premier League is on Sky Showcase on Friday 5th August

BeepBeepYeah
Scholar

Fab!   Cmon you rip roaring Gunners!!!

redchiz1
Elite 2

They must be desperate, keep an eye out for Sky Sports offers. 

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

Palace v Arsenal - Sky Showcase - Friday 5 August KO 8pm

Free with an entertainment membership trial.  In HD with 50fps if you get the boost trial as well.

Or just part of your entertainment membership if you already have it.  Or on Sky Sports with Sports membership. In HD with 50fps if you have boost. 

Not to be missed whatever way you choose to view 🙂

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5


@SweetBlitz wrote:

Palace v Arsenal - Sky Showcase - Friday 5 August KO 8pm

Free with an entertainment membership trial.  In HD with 50fps if you get the boost trial as well.

Hi @SweetBlitz 

From my experience, even if you have Boost with NOW Entertainment and watch Sports on the live Sky Showcase channel it will still be 25fps 😡.

When you compare a football match with Boost on live Sky Showcase compared to live Sky Sports with Boost it should look much better on the Sky Sports channels.

If you have both NOW Entertainment and NOW Sports with Boost and a 50fps supported NOW playback device, then maybe do a test on Friday during the match if you can see a noticeable difference or not.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

@schnapps Ah I thought all live channels were 50fps nowadays.  So all I get with Boost on Cinema/Entertainment for live channels are a couple of extra streams and HD.  Are the on demand movies/shows 50fps?
Anyway, I signed up with Virgin for Sky Sports until mid November so will record and watch tonight’s game at my leisure in HD. 

redchiz1
Elite 2

Ah, the joys of live sport, recorded.  😉

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @SweetBlitz 

When I did a comparison between the football on live Sky One in the past and the same match on Sky Sports channels with my Boost Membership the Sky One live channel when streaming live sports was definitely 25fps and the same sports event on Sky Sports channels was definitely 50fps a noticeable difference to my eyes.

I am going to test both Sky Showcase and Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with tonight's football match but I doubt nothing has changed.

My understanding is that NOW Cinema and Entertainment is 25fps and 1080p with Boost where the content has the HD icon symbol for both live and on Demand stuff.

I have never seen NOW on either BT or Virgin Media so not sure of the frame rate (I have a sneaky feeling BT via their live EPG might be 50fps).

I might be wrong, because I find it more difficult to differentiate between 25fps and 50fps with regards to Cinema and Entertainment, where fast moving Sports such has for example football I can easily see the difference and improvement with 50fps on Sports.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

No ident or square box on Sky Showcase.  Just the football 😀

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @SweetBlitz 

As I thought Sky Showcase with Boost when you subscribe directly to NOW themselves when watching the live football is definitely 25fps on Sky Showcase 😡.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

I have had to watch in back room (wife and daughter have commandeered front room) and even with 25fps it’s good enough.  Especially as it costs nowt on the 7 day trial.