Sky announces Premiership HD menu

It’s amazing how an England defeat in the World Cup makes the domestic season feel like going back to school, but Sky has promised to lift the autumn

It’s amazing how an England defeat in the World Cup makes the domestic season feel like going back to school, but Sky has promised to lift the autumn gloom by broadcasting all of its 138 Premiership matches in high-def.

You’ll be able to get 88 of these games by subscribing to Sky Sports HD, which costs £10 per month on top of your existing subscription. A further 50 games will then be available on PremPlus, which costs £50 for a season ticket.

Which delightful contests can you expect on England’s muddy autumnal fields? The first match is Sheffield United’s return to the Premiership at home to Liverpool on Saturday 19th August, and Sky has promised that every club will get the high-def, surround-sound treatment by mid-October.

The pick of the early clashes includes Chelsea vs Liverpool and Manchester United vs Arsenal on Sunday 17th September and Man United vs Chelsea on Sunday 26th November.

It won’t just be the usual squabbles between a red-faced Scotsman, French professor, po-faced Portuguese and Spanish mastermind either – the Coca-Cola League, UEFA Champions League and, ahem, Carling Cup will all also make their way onto Sky Sports HD.

An updated list of matches is available on Sky Sports’ site, and on Sky Text page 220.