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Sky today announces good news for millions of its customers ahead of the new football season with confirmation that Sky Sports is to launch the first-ever television channel dedicated to European Football.

Last Updated: 13/06/14 at 14:20

Over 600 live European football matches next season on Sky Sports 5

Over 600 live European football matches next season on Sky Sports 5

Sky customers with Sky Sports can activate Sky Sports 5 and register for two years’ free Sky Broadband Unlimited now - visit www.skysports.com/5 for  more information.

Customers with Sky Sports will be able to receive the new channel - Sky Sports 5 - as part of their sports package, at no extra cost, and as a further bonus they can also get two years’ free Sky Broadband Unlimited. Sky Sports 5 will screen over 600 live European football matches next season featuring some of the best players, the best teams and the best competitions. Sky Sports 5 will be the seventh channel from Sky Sports and will be the home of European Qualifiers, UEFA Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey for Sky Sports viewers, plus a host of other European football programming including Revista De La Liga and Champions League Weekly.  

For the first time Sky Sports will also offer exclusively live coverage of Holland’s top division Eredivisie. The new 4-year deal announced today will bring live matches each week to Sky Sports 5, enabling viewers to follow the domestic campaigns of the Netherlands’ top teams including Ajax, Feyenoord, FC Twente and PSV Eindhoven.

Sky customers will be able to register for Sky Sports 5 from June 12 via red button, online and by calling Sky. In a further bonus, Sky Sports customers can also get two years’ free Sky Broadband Unlimited worth £7.50 a month. This, Sky’s best ever broadband offer, means people could save up to £330 – and get the great value of Sky’s totally unlimited broadband with no usage limits and no extra download charges.

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports said: "Sky Sports 5 takes our unrivalled live football coverage to the next level offering more European football than ever before.  There’s never been a better time to be a Sky Sports customer and with two years’ free totally unlimited broadband, we offer the ultimate package for sports fans."

Sky ambassador David Beckham added: "Some of my greatest playing moments were on the European stage with Manchester United, playing in El Clasico for Real Madrid and captaining England in Euro qualifiers.  Sky Sports 5 will offer all the drama and excitement that European football has to offer and I’ll certainly be gripped."

Sky customers with Sky Sports can activate Sky Sports 5 and register for two years’ free Sky Broadband Unlimited now - visit www.skysports.com/5 for  more information.

The two years’ free broadband offer is available to UK customers only (excludes Republic of Ireland). Sky Line Rental is required at £15.40 a month. Opt-in not required by Sky Sports customers to access Sky Sports 5.

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