Pay-television broadcaster Sky has agreed a three-year deal to cover Winter Games NZ, New Zealand’s annual international winter sports event.
Sky’s deal covers the editions running from 2019 to 2021. It will be the official broadcaster partner of the Games in the lead up to the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic winter Games in Beijing.
The focus of the 2019 coverage will be on live broadcasts of the major ice and snow sports events and highlight shows of the 26 events being held across six venues over 17 days.
Sky will show the Winter Games via Sky Sport, Sky Sport Now and Sky Go. Highlights clips will also be offered on the Sky Sport Highlights app.
In addition, the Games will feature on the new Sky Sport News channel, which launched on Thursday. Special local shows will be provided on the channel from September 2.
The 2019 Games will take place from August 23 to September 7 across Naseby, Queenstown and Wanaka.