Sky Sports 5, the self
proclaimed home of European football, will launch on the 12th
August with a UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Sevilla.
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are expected to feature
prominently in the match, which takes place at the Cardiff City
The game is just the first of up to 600 live European football
matches available on the channel next season, with many of the
stars and teams from the 2014 FIFA World Cup making an appearance.
In fact, viewers can catch the world cup winners Germany in the
European Qualifiers for the UEFA EURO 2016 finals in France,
starting with their first fixture against Scotland on Sunday 7th
In the opening five weeks, the channel will be broadcasting 24
European Qualifiers, 18 UEFA Champions League fixtures, a number of
weekend triple-headers from La Liga and up to three games a week
from Holland's top division, Eredivisie.
Barney Francis, Sky Sports managing director,
We promised the ultimate European football channel and this
opening schedule shows we're delivering from day one. Only on Sky
Sports 5 can viewers enjoy Messi, Bale and Ronaldo week in, week
out in some of the best European competitions. We'll tell the
complete story from the European Qualifiers campaign, offer 129
UEFA Champions League matches and so much more, including weekly
live coverage of the biggest teams and players in Spanish and Dutch
football. There's no better place for fans of European
Sky Sports 5 is available to all Sky Sports customers at no
extra cost as part of their package. As an added incentive, anyone
signing up for the new channel, including new and existing
customers, will also get two years free Sky Broadband
For more information on Sky's TV and Sports packages,
as well as the networks latest deals, why not head over to our
dedicated Sky page?