If you want to watch every medal of Tokyo 2020, Sky Q users can unlock full coverage for free
If you’ve been following the Tokyo Olympics on the BBC, you’ve probably struggled to find coverage of your favorite sport. Anyone who has watched the Olympic Games at the Beeb during London 2012 and Rio 2016 will be used to dozens of digital streams with live coverage of almost every discipline. That’s not the case with Tokyo 2020 though… and fans aren’t happy.
BBC insists they can still broadcast the “must see moments” from the Olympics, which are also available on their radio stations. However, the broadcaster, which is funded by the license fee, is currently limited to two live events at a time. This has led to a number of disastrous missteps – including the BBC Sport account on Twitter sharing news that silver medal winner Bradly Sinden had made it to the taekwondo final… before the semi-final fight footage was out. shown on BBC1.
BBC presenter Dan Walker has spoken out to defend his employer, stating: “I know we are used to being able to see every sport – on different streams – at the Olympics, but this time the BBC is only allowed to show two. sports at the same time. It’s about TV rights and not an editorial choice.”
Yes, the reason the Beeb is so limited in its coverage of the Olympics is that Discovery acquired the European rights in 2016 for £920 million. TV and multi-platform broadcasting rights in Europe” of the four Olympic Games to be held between 2018 and 2024.
However, if you’re a Sky Q customer, don’t miss out. And most importantly, you don’t have to pay.
Sky Q customers can claim one year of free access to Discovery+. For those who don’t know, Discovery’s new Netflix rival offers access to live channels and on-demand box sets of some of its biggest shows, such as The World’s Best Cars, 90 Day Fiancé and Say yes to the dress, to name a few. There are also new exclusive shows, including Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover Up, Salvage Hunters: Design Classics, and Prince Andrew, Maxwell & Epstein.
The new promotion, which is not available on Virgin Media, Roku, Apple TV or other set-top box kits, is an exclusive partnership to spark interest in the new streaming service. Of course Discovery channels are all available to watch on Sky Q through the TV guide, but if you’re not paying for the right bundle, the latest promotion can be a great way to get all the previously aired shows without the cost of your monthly Sky TV. increase your account.
Like Disney+ and Netflix, discovery+ will have its own dedicated app for Sky Q.
Discovery is available as a standalone app on Sky Q and the first year is available for free
Yes, if you own a Sky Q box with a voice control remote, pick it up and say “get discovery+” (pronounced discovery plus) and you’ll unlock the new streaming service to watch on your set-top box at no extra cost .
If you don’t subscribe to Sky Q, don’t worry. Anyone can take advantage of a new 14-day free trial to test what’s on discovery+. After that, you’ll have to pay £4.99 per month to continue watching. There’s a discount available if you decide to pay annually, similar to a similar deal from Netflix earlier this year, costing £49.99.
To celebrate the launch – in addition to handing out a free annual subscription to Sky Q viewers with a voice remote – Discovery is also offering a discounted subscription of £29.99 per year to anyone who signs up for the new streaming service on-the-go. block before February 1, 2021. Beyond Sky Q and the player in your web browser, Discovery has launched a dedicated discovery+ app for iOS and Android, and the company promises to roll out additional devices later this year and 2021.
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