Ziggo Sport

Summary

Ziggo Sport is a free-to-cable sports television channel in the Netherlands, operated by Ziggo owned by VodafoneZiggo.[1] It is only available for Ziggo subscribers and broadcasts a variety of sports with a focus on major sporting events, a weekly talk show called "Peptalk", and sports related films and documentaries. It also has a paid counterpart, Ziggo Sport Totaal, which can also be received by non-Ziggo subscribers. The channel started with a repeating promotional film on 2 November 2015 and officially launched on 12 November 2015.

Ziggo Sport
Ziggo Sport Logo.jpg
CountryNetherlands
Broadcast areaNetherlands
NetworkZiggo
HeadquartersHilversum, Netherlands
Programming
Language(s)Dutch
Picture format4K UHD
1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerLiberty Global (50%)
Vodafone (50%)
Sister channelsZiggo Sport Select
Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Ziggo Sport Golf
Ziggo Sport Racing
Ziggo Sport Docu
Ziggo Sport Tennis
History
Launched12 November 2015; 6 years ago (2015-11-12)
Availability
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

HistoryEdit

In November 2014, Liberty Global took over Dutch cable company Ziggo, including the Sport1 premium sports channels.[2] On 12 November 2015, the Sport1 premium sports channels were rebranded as Ziggo Sport Totaal. During this rebranding, Liberty Global also launched a new Ziggo Sport channel, available for all digital TV subscribers of Ziggo.[3]

Ziggo Sport is available in UHD from March 2021.[4]

In May 2021, Ziggo Sport officially lost the broadcasts rights for Formula One for 2022 and beyond. During 2016 and 2021, the Dutch sports channel attracted a large audience by broadcasting Formula One due to the rise of Formula One driver Max Verstappen.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VodafoneZiggo-owned Ziggo Sports included in EU media raids". Financial Times. Retrieved 2018-07-05.(subscription required)
  2. ^ Ziggo completes delisting and converts to a Dutch private limited company
  3. ^ "Ziggo launches sports channel on November 12". BroadbandTVNews.com. 2015-11-02.
  4. ^ Jarco Kriek (24 February 2021). "Niet alleen Formule 1 maar meer sport in 4K Ultra HD bij Ziggo" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.nl.
  5. ^ "AD, Ziggo Sport baas over verlies F1-rechten". myprivacy.dpgmedia.nl. Retrieved 2022-01-30.