ONLINE: Sky Sports channels made available on pay-as-you-go basis via NOW TV

March 19, 2013

BSkyB has made its sports channels available on a pay-as-you go basis to non-Sky TV subscribers for the first time, providing access to all six Sky Sports channels for £9.99 a day.

Millions of people can enjoy a great selection of live sport on a simple pay-as-you-go basis after the launch of Sky Sports on NOW TV, Sky’s new internet TV service.

With no contract, set-up costs or installation, NOW TV offers a new and flexible way to access great live sport, as for just £9.99, customers can get unlimited 24-hour access to all six Sky Sports channels – Sky Sports 1-4, Sky Sports News and Sky Sports F1.

Read the rest of this entry »

TECHNOLOGY: BBC launches Connected Red Button service

December 4, 2012

The BBC has launched Connected Red Button, reinventing the corporation’s popular red button service for the future by effortlessly bringing TV, radio and online content together in the simplest possible way.

The new service is available now in around 1.2 million homes with Virgin Media’s TiVo boxes, and will be rolled out to other internet-connected TVs over the coming months.

The move comes shortly after the BBC scaled back its Red Button video streams on Freesat, Sky and Virgin from five to just one, with the aim of replacing these linear channels with internet streams that can be accessed via web-connected TVs.

Read the rest of this entry »

TECHNOLOGY: BBC Sport launches live streaming app for Facebook‎

June 29, 2012

BBC Sport has launched a Facebook application offering users live streams from the Wimbledon tennis championships and up to 24 streams of Olympics coverage.

This is the first time the BBC has streamed live sporting events via the social networking website.

The new app promises to deliver a rich social viewing experience, plugging online audiences into the communal excitement of some of the biggest sporting moments of the year.

Read the rest of this entry »

COMPETITION: WIN 3 tickets to iPAY2PLAY charity football tournament at Wembley

May 10, 2012

Sport On The Box is giving one of our followers the chance to win 3 tickets to attend the inaugural iPay2Play, a one-off charity football event featuring many famous faces, at Wembley on Monday 21st May.

It is the brainchild of former Ghanaian U-21 international Papa Agyemang and Peterborough United’s Gabriel Zakuani, and aims to raise money for Tackle Africa, a charity that uses football coaching to educate young Africans about sexual health, relationships and HIV.

You will get the chance to sees a host of professional athletes and celebrities battle it out for glory on the Powerleague pitch located in the shadows of Wembley Stadium, the home of English football.

Read the rest of this entry »


March 9, 2012

To celebrate the start of the brand new Formula 1 season, Sport On The Box is offering you the opportunity to win one of two copies of the BAFTA award-winning Senna movie on Blu-ray in our first ever Twitter competition.

Read the rest of this entry »

NEW: Sport On The Box joins Facebook!

December 10, 2011

You can now receive the latest news and updates from Sport On The Box direct to your Facebook account.

Visit and press ‘Like’ at the top of the page.

We will post links to various articles, features, interviews and videos, and you will have the chance to interact with us and fellow users via the comments section.

Alternatively, you can type ‘Sport On The Box’ into the search bar at the top of your Facebook page to access our profile. 

More features will be added over the coming weeks.

You can also follow us via Twitter – @SportOnTheBox – where you will receive news updates and programming reminders for live televised sport.