Sky has announced that it is giving its residential customers the option to freeze their sports subscriptions in the absence of live action due the coronavirus pandemic, and has stopped billing commercial clients as of 14th March, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.
The Comcast-owned network said that it will allow home Sky Sports subscriptions to be 'paused' in response to the suspension of the global sports calendar.
Sky is the main broadcast rights partner for the Premier League and the lower professional tiers of the English Football League (EFL). Both organisations announced last week that all games are suspended until 3rd April at the earliest.
Sky also holds UK rights to the Formula One motor racing series, which was forced to postpone its season-opening Australian Grand Prix as well as races in Bahrain, Vietnam and China, and the upcoming England national cricket team tour of Sri Lanka, which has also been suspended.