Sky Sports to screen 2016 Netball Quad Series


Sky Sports will show all six matches in the first ever Netball Quad Series featuring England, South Africa and tournament hosts New Zealand and Australia from August 27 to September 4.

Four of the six games will be broadcast on the brand new Sky Sports Mix channel which launches on 24 August, with netball featuring prominently as part of its schedule of programming available to non-sports package subscribers on Sky and Virgin Media.

The Quad Series is a new tournament bringing together the top four netballing nations and is designed to give the countries involved a chance to compete at the very highest level outside of the World Championships or Commonwealth Games.

England begin their campaign on Saturday, August 27 against New Zealand and they will be hoping to better their performance from the 2015 World Cup where they narrowly lost out to the Silver Ferns.

Georgina Faulkner, Sky Sports’ head of multi-sport, said: “The Quad Series is a great addition to our Sky Sports Mix schedule.

“It will enable millions more people to experience first-class netball and hopefully inspire viewers to go out and play the sport.

“In partnership with England Netball, this agreement sees Sky continuing to broadcast world class netball and take the sport to more households than ever before on Sky Sports Mix.”

In addition to netball and regular coverage of women’s sport, Sky Sports Mix will broadcast 16 other sports in the first month of the channel. 

England netball head coach, Tracy Neville, added: “The fact that our fan-base has access to the England team on Sky Sports while we’re overseas is absolutely fantastic.

“All the support is needed and so appreciated on our journey to the 2019 World Cup in Liverpool.”

This new netball agreement is part of Sky Sports’ schedule of women’s sport, featuring live LPGA golf, action from England’s rugby sevens team and the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup in England, as well as its weekly Sportswomen show on Sky Sports News HQ.

Saturday 27th August

04:00-06:00 – LIVE Australia v South Africa (Sky Sports 3)
06:00-08:00 – LIVE England v New Zealand (Sky Sports 3)

Monday 29th August

16:00 – Repeat Australia v South Africa (Sky Sports 4)
19:30 – Repeat New Zealand v England (Sky Sports 3)

Wednesday 31th August

08:00-10:30 – LIVE South Africa v New Zealand (Sky Sports Mix)
11:00-13:00 – LIVE England v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)
18:00 – Repeat England v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)
23:00 – Repeat New Zealand v South Africa (Sky Sports Mix)

Sunday 4th September

04:30-06:30 – LIVE England v South Africa (Sky Sports Mix)
06:30-08:30 – LIVE New Zealand v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)
18:00 – Repeat England v South Africa (Sky Sports Mix)

Monday 5th September

12:30 – Repeat New Zealand v Australia (Sky Sports Mix)

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