Sky Sports updates schedules with archive, docs and a series of new shows

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Archive material, new shows and documentaries to be unveiled by Sky Sports over the coming weeks and months.

Sky Sports is launching a weekday mid-morning football show and adding a range of content across its 11 channels, digital and social platforms in an attempt to “give viewers their sporting fix during these times of national lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.”

The content includes documentaries, classic matches, podcasts and social media content with sporting stars.

The highlights:
• A celebration of the 2019 cricketing summer as England stars including Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Joe Root will watch-along to the dramatic ICC Cricket World Cup final as well as that fourth day at Headingley in The Ashes
• A look back at the 2020 Netball Nations Cup between England, South Africa, New Zealand and Jamaica
• A special documentary on one of golf’s all-time greats, Tiger Woods
• Live Instagram commentary and interviews with some of golf’s biggest stars as we look back at some classic events including The Ryder Cup, The Open and 2018 Women’s British Open
• Extensive digital output featuring interviews, podcasts, highlights and more

The new mid-morning football show – The Football Show – will be hosted by David Jones and Kelly Cates and feature Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp. It will TX on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports News at 9am and feature topical football news, discussion and nostalgia.

New series Premier League Retro will continue on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, screening 11 further classic matches over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Matches include the 1996 meeting between Newcastle United and Manchester United, a fixture which saw a 5-0 victory for Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle, and the infamous “Battle of the Bridge” as Chelsea drew 2-2 with bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur, a night which handed the 2016 Premier League title to Leicester City.

Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event re-visits the Summer of Cricket in 2019 this weekend. On Sunday at 8am it will rerun England’s Cricket World Cup super-over win against New Zealand. The Ashes will then be shown in full, from 12pm on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event on Saturday.

England stars including Ben Stokes, Jack Leach, Jos Buttler, Joe Root and Jofra Archer will join the watch-along, talking to Rob Key about their memories and thoughts as the games progress during the final hours of coverage on both days.

Sticking with the archives, Sky Sports Golf will showcase a range of tournaments from years past. Nick Dougherty will conduct live Instagram commentary and interviews with some of the sport’s biggest stars as Sky Sports Golf re-visits some classic events of yesteryear. Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Jon Rahm, Georgia Hall and Danny Willett will all give their view on their famous victories.

From Thursday to Sunday there will be a full final-day repeat from previous years – Thursday: 2016; Friday: 2017; Saturday: 2018; and Sunday: 2019.

On Easter Monday there will be a full replay of the 2018 Women’s British Open won by Georgia Hall, preceded by a review of 2018, called Hall or nothing: Georgia’s Story.

In May, Sky will also air a new doc on 2019’s Masters winner Tiger Woods.

Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Martin Brundle and the rest of the Sky Sports F1 team will continue to offer their thoughts in a Vodcast every weekday on the Sky Sports F1 YouTube channel, hosted by Simon Lazenby. The team will be joined by many of the top drivers as well as key figures off the track including F1’s Ross Brawn and McLaren Team Principal Zak Brown, as they discuss the latest happenings from around the sport.

More F1 content comes in the form of At Home with Sky F1 where each member of the team will go through their favourite features from the extensive Sky Sports F1 archive. Again, this is available on the Sky Sports F1 YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, live F1 e-Sports Virtual Grand Prix will continue on Sky Sports F1.

Easter Saturday on Sky Sports Mix there will be classic contests from the Netball Superleague. On Easter Sunday on Sky Sports Arena there’s a full rerun of the 2020 Netball Nations Cup between England, South Africa, New Zealand and Jamaica.

Weekly netball round-up show Off the Court will continue on the Sky Sports YouTube channel. There will also be a brand new interview feature on the channel called ‘Check in’ which features chats with prominent athletes.

Upcoming boxing coverage on Sky Sports includes classic fights from the Matchroom archive of the early ‘90s, including Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank.

On 18 April Sky Sports Action has a Pound 4 Pound day with highlights of Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields fights featuring throughout the day.

There will also be a new documenary, Usyk Bellew: A Glimpse at Greatness.

Daily workouts
Sky Sports is unveiling a new fitness show called Fighting Fit, developed with Matchroom. It’s aimed at families at home, to help people keep fit with an “innovative, interactive and fun daily workout in the company of celebrities.”

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