Sky Launches Olympic Video Player

Sky TV will supplement its 12 Olympic Games channels with the Sky Olympic Video Player.

It will be on the Sky Sport Now platform and offer “every moment live and OD in HD quality” of all competition sessions as well as short-form highlights, 24/7 streaming of the Olympic News Channel, archive content, athlete interviews, daily features, English language commentary schedule, results and enhanced live data (including GPS for canoeing and rowing).

Subscribers will be able to pause, rewind and jump to live coverage, and there will be a time bar to instantly access key highlights with embedded video clips.

The player will work on Window and Mac webpages, iOS and Android apps, Chromecast and AirPlay, and be available to Sky Sport subscribers using Sky Go login​ and Sky Sport Now subscribers.

Sky is the official NZ broadcaster of the July 23 – August 8 Olympics in Japan but will partner with TVNZ for 12 hours’ daily coverage of live Kiwi events (TVNZ will also offer delayed content for other sports).

Sky’s two-month build-up to the games will include Sky Sport Presents Road to Tokyo. It will feature in-depth interviews with the likes of David Nyika, Ella Williams, Natalie Rooney, Hayden Wilde, Josh Junior and And Maloney, Dylan Schmidt and  David Liti.

The first of the these with, Ben Langton-Burnell, will air Sunday.

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4 Responses to “Sky Launches Olympic Video Player”

  1. Is TVNZ allowed to LIVE Stream the coverage along with dedicated streaming channels on its own platform or is it restricted to just linear broadcasts?

  2. Good point, Leo. TVNZ’s Olympics coverage will air on TVNZ 1 and TVNZ 1 will be live streamed as normal. But the broadcaster doesn’t have any catch-up/OnDemand rights on TVNZ OnDemand.

  3. All I want is to view this event in 4K. Clearly not happening in this country due to a decades-old technology and Sky’s refusal to upgrade in a timely manner. I’m jealous of Sky UK and Foxtel!

  4. 4K is going to be barely seen at this Olympics in those countries either FSmith. Channel Seven in Australia has signed a deal with niche providers to do 4K to customers of a certain telco, while BBC seems likely to provide it in some doses but not a huge deal from what I’ve seen. Might be wrong.

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