2017 promises to be another great year for British sport. With the Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, a Lions tour, major championship golf, Formula 1 and England cricket – Sky Sports has it covered in 2017.
There is more live football than ever on Sky Sports, while the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand will be the highlight of the summer.
Sky Sports will also show every F1 race live in 2017, every ball from England’s summer of cricket, as well as major championship golf with The Masters, the US Open and The Open.
British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand
The British & Irish Lions will take on back-to-back world champions New Zealand in three Test matches, plus seven tour fixtures against the likes of the Maori All Blacks, the Crusaders and 2016 Super Rugby Champions the Hurricanes.
They face a formidable challenge as they head to a land where rugby is king. The All Blacks dominate the rugby world, and became the first team to win back-to-back World Cups after triumphs in 2011 and 2015, and also recently went on a world record 18-match unbeaten run.
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There is some hope for the Lions though, as Ireland were the team to end that run with a 40-29 win in Chicago and a resurgent England won 14 games on the spin following their defeat to Australia in the 2015 World Cup.
Sky Sports will take you to every tour match and all three Tests as Warren Gatland’s men look to create history this summer.
Formula 1 in 2017
Sky Sports will be the only place to watch every twist and turn of the eagerly-anticipated Formula 1 2017 season with every race, qualifying and practice session between March and November broadcast live on Sky F1.
For Sky Q users, there will be an extra treat, with all of the F1 2017 track action shown in stunning Ultra HD for the first time.
Sky F1’s all-star pundit and presentation line-up will provide expert analysis of all the drama on and off the track – and with Formula 1 undergoing a ‘rules reset’ for the new season to introduce faster and louder cars, you won’t want to miss any of the action.
After three successive title doubles, Mercedes, rocked by the retirement of world champion Nico Rosberg, are expected to face tough competition from the likes of Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari in F1’s new era with high hopes already for a mouthwatering clash between Lewis Hamilton and the sport’s new superstar, Max Verstappen.
Golf in 2017
2017 promises to be another great year for golf. Having captured the end-of-season FedEx Cup, Rory McIlroy will be looking to win that elusive green jacket at The Masters which starts on April 7, with all four days live only on Sky Sports.
The 146th Open Championship, live on only Sky Sports, heads to Royal Birkdale for the tenth time, while the US Open will be staged for the first time at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.
We will also show live coverage of the unofficial fifth major, the Players Championship, plus every event on both the PGA Tour and European Tour as well as Europe’s bid to regain the Solheim Cup in August.
With events on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour also live, there will be more action than ever live on Sky Sports 4 in 2017 – your home of golf.
Premier League in 2017
It is set to be an enthralling second half of the Premier League season – and you can see the key moments with us live.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have all taken turns at the top of the table in the opening half of the 2016/17 campaign.
Our coverage of what could prove to be one of the tightest title races in years will continue to its climax, and we kick off in style in the New Year when Tottenham host Chelsea on January 4.
Then on January 15, two cities collide on a Merseyside v Manchester Super Sunday as Everton play Manchester City, followed by Manchester United v Liverpool – live only on Sky Sports.
With games showcased on our Friday Night Football, Nissan Super Sunday and Monday Night Football programmes, Sky Sports is the place to watch live Premier League football in 2017.
Sky Bet EFL Championship in 2017
Fans can look forward to watching all the key moments from the second half of the Sky Bet EFL Championship campaign.
Aston Villa travel to Newcastle on February 18 in what is arguably the biggest fixture of the season, as both clubs look to secure promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Leeds United and Derby County are both in the hunt for a play-off spot and the two former Premier League clubs meet each other at Elland Road on January 13.
Meanwhile, two teams involved in the race for automatic promotion, Brighton and Sheffield Wednesday, face off at The Amex on January 20.
Every play-off match, including the most lucrative game in world football – the Sky Bet Championship play-off final, will also be shown live on Sky Sports as the season reaches its conclusion in May.
England International Cricket in 2017
Stand by for a bumper year of cricket in 2017. England’s focus will be firmly on white-ball cricket from the off as they take on India in three ODIs and as many T20 internationals before heading to the Caribbean for a three-match ODI series against West Indies.
Three home ODIs against South Africa in May are the prelude to the mouth-watering 2017 ICC Champions Trophy when hosts England will aim to go one better than in 2013 when they lost the final to India at Edgbaston by five runs.
It all begins on June 1 when England take on Bangladesh in Group A, which also includes Australia and New Zealand, with the final on June 18.
South Africa’s tour continues on June 21 with three T20s and four Tests before England’s extended, action-packed season powers on with three Tests, five ODIs and one T20 against West Indies from August 17 to September 29.
It’s a huge year for England Women too as they go for glory on home turf in the ICC Women’s World Cup in late June.
Sky Sports will also show the Kia Women’s Super League as well as games from a busy domestic programme, featuring the Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast.