Sky will show Premier League highlights on-demand next season

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Sky will show Premier League highlights on-demand next season

It might have lost the Champions League and Europa League to BT, but Sky still dominates when it comes to the Premier League. Along with live coverage for 126 matches, the broadcaster has announced that it'll be offering "extended highlights" for every game on-demand starting next season. While Sky has offered these condensed replays before, they've been limited to its traditional TV channels. Now, starting with the 2016/17 season, football fans will be able to watch abridged matches whenever they like. Almost whenever they like, that is. Sky will release one full match -- with no edits whatsoever -- at 8pm each Saturday, followed by "extensive highlights" from the remaining fixtures at 10:30pm. Similarly, highlights from weekday fixtures will be available after 10pm.

The broadcaster is also planning team "box sets" which will be accessible via Sky on demand. So whether you're a fan of Manchester City or Chelsea (that's assuming Mourinho's men are still in the Premier League next season) you'll have a single place to quickly catch up on their performances. Sky will also continue to show extended highlights on TV, just in case you want to tune in for some spontaneous Premier League action.

The extended highlights will be available to football fans on TV, the web and mobile through Sky Go. It's worth noting that users will also have access to shorter "near-live" highlights on mobile and the Web starting next season. Both replay types are particularly important given that the broadcaster's deal with the Sun, giving customers access to the Sun Goals mobile app, seems to have already expired. While its short lifespan is disappointing, it's hard to dismiss the broadcaster's claim to Premier League superiority -- if you're interested in British football, Sky Sports is still the subscription to own.

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