3 Major Sporting Events Available for Online Streaming This Summer
Sports fans are always happiest when summertime rolls around, often spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to watch. From Wimbledon to the World Cup, there are numerous high-profile events to follow. It isn’t always possible to spend endless hours on the sofa, but with online streaming services, sports fans can now keep across their favourite tournaments at work, on the bus or even whilst sunbathing in the garden. We look at three events which will be heavily streamed throughout the summer months.
The British Open – Golf
It’s been sixty years since The Open was last staged in Northern Ireland, but this year’s event will be held in the seaside town of Portrush. Golf’s oldest tournament is always one of the most-watched events of the summer, and Sky Sports will be streaming every single second of the competition via their Sky Go App. This is extremely handy for golf aficionados, making it easier for them to follow the progress of every single player throughout the four days.
Over 1.1 million golf fans tuned in to watch Italy’s Francesco Molinari triumph at the tournament twelve months ago, and Sky Sports will be expecting similar numbers once again. There will be plenty of interest in the reigning champion, whilst Rory McIlroy’s recent form coupled with Tiger Woods’ remarkable comeback is likely to attract plenty of interest from part-time golf fans.
Streaming services now allow golf obsessives to tune into any of the four majors whilst on the move, and the British Open is likely to be one of the most-watched events of July 2019. The first time that The Open had been held outside Scotland or England was in 1951 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. It wouldn’t return until 2019.
Tour de France – Cycling
Cycling fans are a dedicated bunch, and they will always find a way of following their favourite events throughout the year. Luckily, ITV Hub are streaming the entirity of this year’s Tour de France, and this service will come in extremely handy for those who want to catch up with the latest stage on their lunch break.
Viewers from the UK will be particularly keen to follow the progress of Welshman Geraint Thomas, who goes into this year’s event as the defending champion. The 33-year old is second favourite in the Tour de France winner odds, behind 9/4 shot Egan Bernal, and the Cardiff-born competitor will be expected to challenge once again.
It is the 106th staging of the iconic cycling event, and with the action spread across 22 days, it is the perfect event to dip into whenever you find yourself with a spare hour or two.
There will be comprehensive coverage available on the channel’s streaming service, and it’s the ideal way to keep across every one of the 21 gruelling stages this summer.
The Ashes – Cricket
The Ashes returns to our screens in August, with one of the oldest sporting rivalries renewed across five fascinating test matches. Millions of fans are likely to be tuning in to see if England get their revenge on home soil.
With each test potentially lasting up to five days, it is always difficult for cricket fans to shed all responsibilities during this period, but there will be a number of online streaming services which will be broadcasting ball-by-ball coverage this summer.
The Sky Go App and Now TV will both be streaming this historic match-up in 2019 and this will allow fans to absorb all of the live action wherever they go.
There are more than enough sporting events to keep fans satisfied this summer, and online streaming is the perfect way to ensure you don’t miss a single moment, whilst still making the most of the sunshine. With smartphones and tablets now able to keep you updated of the latest developments twenty-four hours a day, it’s no longer a case of waiting for the end-of-day highlights, but one of deciding which sport to choose!