As all sports fans probably already know, Sky Sports News is no longer going to be available on Freeview from the 23rd of August. This is something I felt the need to blog about considering I'm currently living in a house that doesn't have Sky Sports.
In my opinion, I think Sky Sports News moving off Freeview is a bad idea and I don't think half as many people are going to watch it as they do now. For a lot of people, including myself, who don't have access to the main Sky Sports channels, this is their way of keeping up to date with the latest scores of the games that they are unable to watch as they don't have these TV packages.
I'm pretty sure one of the reason they have decided to move it is because I can imagine that Gillette Soccer Saturday which is presented by Jeff Stelling is probably incredibly popular due to the humour and witty comments that are produced by Jeff and all the other football pundits, week in, week out. I understand that Sky is a business at the end of the day and that they want to make as much profit as possible but come on, seriously?
I was pretty gutted when I found out I would no longer be able to watch Sky Sports News on Freeview as it's one of few programmes that I actually watch due to having a Freeview box in my bedroom. However, I think there is now a chance for someone to make a similar free version of the channel which I think would pick up major profits.
What do you all think about this change?