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Free Sky Sports this weekend 20/07/12 - 22/7/12

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Sample all the Sky Sports channels on the weekend of July 20-22.

With the free weekend, Sky Sports are giving non-Sky Sports customers a whole weekend of world-class sport for free.

From 6am on Friday July 20 to just before midnight on Sunday 22, even if you don't have a Sky Sports subscription you could watch all the sporting action on all six Sky Sports channels including Sky Sports F1*

And for those of you who have a Sky + HD box and a HD Ready TV, you can feast your eyes on all the weekend's action by sampling in stunning HD on Sky Sports HD1, HD2, HD3 & HD4 as well as Sky Sports News HD and Sky Sports F1 HD*.

So how will it work?

If you are a Sky or Virgin Media customer, all you have to do is simply turn to the Sky Sports Channel of your choice and enjoy! For any other platform, please contact your provider.

So what's on?

There's lots of world class sport packed across all six Sky Sports channels

Leading the billing is the Santander German Prix from Hockenheim, showing on Sky Sports F1 HD* (Sky Channel 408) or Sky Sports F1* (Sky Channel 440). We'll be showing live coverage of all the practice sessions, qualifying as well as uninterrupted coverage of the race live, including Martin Brundle's gridwalk. Coverage starts with Practice 1 at 0845am on Friday 20 July and culminating with the red lights going off at 1300pm on Sunday 22.

If you're a cricket fan, to catch live coverage of the 1st Test between England and South Africa, just tune in to Sky Sports HD 1 (Sky Channel 401) or Sky Sports 1 (Sky Channel 408) and with the press of a button you'll be taken to The Oval to watch action from day 2, 3 and 4 .

Other great events on Sky Sports 1 and HD 1 include live Stobart Super League with Catalan Dragons taking on St. Helens (1930pm), and World Matchplay Darts from Blackpool.

If you're more of a rugby union fan, we'll be showing a top class Super 15 game on Sky Sports HD 2 (Sky Channel 402) and Sky Sports 2 (Sky Channel 409) starting at 0830am on Saturday July 21. On the same channel between July 20 - 22 there's a treat for any equestrian fan with the Royal International Horse Show from Hickstead.

If you follow golf then you'll want to relax and immerse yourself in US PGA Tour Golf with the True South Classic on Sky Sports HD 3 (Sky Channel 403) and Sky Sports 3 (Sky Channel 418), showing every day during the Sky Sports Free Weekend.

If the Santander German Prix isn't enough to get your fix of motorsport then we've got Indy Racing League from the 'States on July 22 on Sky Sports HD 4 (Sky Channel 404) and Sky Sports 4 (Sky Channel 454) from the Streets of Edmonton race.

Sky Go

Don't worry if you've already made plans for that weekend; there's no need to pass up this opportunity.

All Sky TV customers can get the free Sky Go app and make this sporting feast truly mobile. You can watch on your iPad, iPhone, laptop, Xbox 360 or on selected Android smartphones. Just sign in with your Sky ID and you can enjoy all of the Sky Sports Channels wherever you like. Now that's sporting!

For more information visit [url=http://www.sky.com/shop/tv/sky-go/]Sky Go

* Sky Sports F1 channel only available to Sky TV customers and Virgin Media customers in the UK

* Sky Sports in high definition: Sky Sports on Sky includes Sky Sports HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4, Sky Sports News HD and Sky Sports F1 HD. HD pack is not required to sample in HD. Non-HD pack customers can watch HD variants on channel 408 (Sky Sports HD1), 409 (Sky Sports HD2), 418 (Sky Sports HD3), 454 (Sky Sports HD4) and 455 (Sky Sports News HD). Sky Sports on Virgin Media only includes Sky Sports HD1 and HD2.

* Available to Sky TV and Virgin Media customers. Other platforms contact your provider.

* Free Sky Sports on Sky Go for Sky TV customers with an entertainment package on 20-22 July. Sky Go in standard definition only and compatible wifi/3G device and registration required.

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These free weekends are not uncommon, I'd say it was more to do with a lack of numbers watching cricket, golf, egg chasing and darts as they are all **** than the F1 having low viewer count.

Sky F1 are getting around 1m viewers per race, whilst it's down on what they were on the BBC it's still pretty high compared to the other so called sports that are on that weekend.

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