Sky Sport Update: Coming Soon

As Sky Sport comms notes in its latest update of how programmers are filling the gaping holes in their schedules, “It probably comes as no surprise to you that our content team has a lot of balls in the air right now.”

Here’s what they’ve pulled out of the hat to try to stop subscribers from deserting:


Supercars Eseries and IndyCar and NASCAR iRacing

If it’s virtual, we have it. April 8 sees the inaugural Supercars All Stars Eseries start their engines – all racers are taking part and ain’t no-one leaving anything in the tank. By all accounts SVG is the one to beat, but who knows?!  See here for a quick update on the commentary team:

Then we are BEYOND EXCITED to announce we have both IndyCars and NASCAR iRacing revving up later in April – we’ll update you on the schedule as soon as we can.  Scott McLaughlin has already shown he has what it takes; earning himself a virtual ring.  Can he repeat his success!?

 Netball ISO-Zone: Weds 8:30pm on SS3 and NETFIT NZ: Tues, Thurs, Sat – 1- 3pm

Netball ISO-Zone will bring you your weekly netball fix.  We’ll be catching up with players around the country and delving into our archives to bring you highlights of the best matches and thoughts from the people that played in them.  Plus, we’ll be travelling around the globe to check in with our netball family overseas. This week we catch up with Tactix coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek, Stars captain Grace Kara and head to England to hear from England netball star, Ama Agbeze.

Coming up too is NETFIT: a fantastic new partnership with Netball New Zealand and ANZ New Zealand who have joined with global Netball fitness, skills and wellbeing organisation NETFIT to launch NETFIT NZ. The partnership will give the New Zealand netball community free access to live online work-outs delivered by elite netball players during New Zealand’s COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown. The NETFIT NZ programme will be live on Sky Sport 3 from 1-3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and also available through The sessions will be led by former Silver Fern Courtney Tairi and current Silver Fern Laura Langman. This will be announced by media release tomorrow morning.

US Masters – living with the ‘other’ Tiger king

Long before *that* Tiger King there was the one who changed golf forever.  We are so delighted to bring the best of the best to your screens with the King of golf – Tiger Woods.  He roared back with a vengeance in last year’s Masters and we’re reliving that victory again, along with some other classic Tiger rounds. We have three fantastic wins from 1997, 2005 and 2019 on Sky Sport 6, from Thursday 9 April.

Crowd Goes Wild – Lockdown edition

The team is now ‘WFH’ like many others in Aotearoa and managing to bring sports news with a twist as they always have. New shows every Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm on Prime and 8.30pm on Sky Sport 6, with lookbacks on Mon and Wed with favourite sports and CGW moments.  Ric Salizzo, the boss, has challenged everyone to become legends of the lockdown by re-enacting their favourite sporting moments from the comfort of home. That will definitely be interesting!


NBA champs take each other on playing a virtual game in lieu of the real thing!  Check this out on ESPN on Sky Sport – times and dates below, through to April 12.

Other great content and the details

 Isolation Nation – inside the lives of players from Super Rugby, All Blacks Sevens and Black Ferns. This is gold – it’s like sitting in your favourite clubrooms listening to banter over a bevvie or two. Wednesdays and Sundays at 7.30 on SS1, on Sky Sport Now and Sky Go.  

The Breakdown – the experts get together and talk the detail on rugby; the state of the game, memorable matches, law changes and where we are all headed.  Notable folk will also join the crew – this week it’s Warren Gatland!Wednesdays, 7.30, SS1

Tour de France – Mon-Fri @ 7am on SS3 We have started this week with the 2019 tour which will run for three weeks and then we’ll move on to 2018 through to 2015, each running three weeks. Jump on your trainers and watch this at the same time or record to ride at your own pace.

Warriors Fan Choice slot – Sat @ 3pm on SS4 Re-live one of the great clashes between the Warriors and the team they were scheduled to play that weekend. Customers will be given the choice of three games to vote on via Vodafone Warriors social media.

Fox’s League Content – (times are NZT and all on SS4)

  • Fox League LIVE will air 7-10pm 6 nights, Saturdays 5-7pm
  • The Fan premiere remains on Tuesday, 10pm
  • The Late Show with Matty Johns will air LIVE Thursday at 10pm
  • Archive games from Fox League Classics – will be called LIVE by the Fox team airing Friday at 10pm, with two games Saturday from 7pm and Sunday at 5pm

IPL – Sky Sport will be airing a selection of the best IPL matches since the tournament began.

Sky Sport Quiz

A dedicated Sky Sport Quiz channel brought to you by quizmasters Believe It Or Not. Available on Sky Sport Ch 50 and Sky Sport Now. This is proving HUGELY popular with our customers – we reckon there are all sorts of virtual pub quiz nights going on around the country right now. If you think you have a question that can stump the nation head here and tell us all about it:!

Vodafone Warriors’ 25 Greatest Games

We go deep into the archives to bring you the Vodafone Warriors’ 25 greatest games of all time, Monday-Friday starting 8.00pm on Sky Sport 4. 

All Blacks/Black Ferns

Legends – all of them. Some of the best All Blacks and Black Ferns games against the likes of Australia, South Africa, B&I Lions & inbound tests. Monday-Thursday on Sky Sport 1.


Inside Line

Behind the scenes documentary series on Erebus Motorsport from the 2019 Supercars season from 2019. Available on Sky Sport 5 and Sky Sport Now, every Wednesday and Sunday 8.00 pm.

All-Star Eseries

A 10-week live virtual racing series featuring all of the Supercars drivers! Every Wednesday starting 8 April, 8.30pm, on Sky Sport 5

Red Bull

Extreme sport blocks brought to you by Red Bull on Sky Sport 5 and Sky Sport Now. Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 7.00 pm.

Customer Request Block

You ask, we play. Wednesday & Friday, 7.00pm on Sky Sport 9.  If there’s something special you want to see, head to our SkySport Facebook page and let us know.

Olympic Channel

A 24hr channel dedicated to all things Olympics, live now, Sky Sport 8. 

Sky Sport Next

We draw from more than 100 hours of New Zealanders going hard out with Sky Sport Next. With more than 50 sports to choose from there will be something for everyone. Tuesdays 7.00pm on Sky Sport 9.

Combat Sports Block

Don’t try this at home.  A combination of Boxing, Kick Boxing and MMA from New Zealand and abroad, Thursdays, 7.00pm, Sky Sport 9.

HBO Documentaries

A top-notch selection of Sport documentaries on Sky Sport 9 and Sky Sport Now, Sunday and Monday

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