The Home of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games - Sky
The countdown to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is on!
With 283 events across 26 sports, Sky is proud to be the official broadcaster of this global event which runs from 29 July - 9 August 2022.
Don’t miss your favourite New Zealand athletes as they go for gold in Athletics, Hockey, Rugby Sevens, Netball, Para Swimming, Athletics to Weightlifting and more!
Watch all the action LIVE, or catch up on highlights, daily recaps and key moments across our six Birmingham 2022 channels.
Plus, you’ll never miss a moment as all Sky Box customers can watch the games from anywhere in NZ with Sky Go, it’s Sky that goes with you.
Or stream all the action on Sky Sport Now. Free to air coverage of Kiwi events and delayed coverage of other events will be available on Prime .
Frequently Asked Questions
The Games are taking place from July 29 (NZT) until August 9 (NZT), 2022.
Who is hosting The Games?
The Games are being held in Birmingham, England.
How can I watch the The Games?
Sky will offer six Commonwealth Games channels with live content from NZT 7:30pm through to 8am. You can catch ALL the action on Sky Sport on your Sky Box and can also stream Commonwealth Games coverage on Sky Go and Sky Sport Now. Highlights and best moments will be available on Sky Sport Now and free to access on Sky Sport’s YouTube channel. Free-to-air coverage including Kiwi athletes competing at the Games and other awesome events and highlights will also be available on Prime.
Do I need Sky Sport to watch The Games?
Yes, you do need to subscribe to Sky Sport if you want to catch every moment. Sky is the official broadcaster for Birmingham 2022 here in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have six channels featuring the The Games on your Sky Box which you can also stream on Sky Go. Sky Go is free to all Sky Box customers. You can also watch all the same content on Sky Sport Now, our sport streaming service. Free-to-air coverage will be available through Prime. This will include coverage of Kiwi athletes competing at The Games and other awesome events and highlights.
How do I upgrade to Sky Sport to watch The Games?
That’s super easy – just head to www.sky.co.nz/myaccount and go to ‘Manage Package’ or call us on 0800 759 759. Or you can head to www.skysportnow.co.nz and sign up to stream all the sport you need to your smart TV, mobile, computer or tablet. Sky Sport Now offers week, month and annual passes to suit and also has a special Commonwealth Games Pass which is valid for the period of the event, July 29 – August 9 2022.
What time does coverage start each day for The Games?
Birmingham is 11 hours behind us which means live action each day will start around 7:30pm and continue through to around 8 am. This does mean some competitions will be late at night for New Zealand viewers which is why Sky Go, My Sky, our highlights and Sky Sport Now will be super handy. They all give you the ability to go back to watch key events, record the events you want to watch but just can’t stay awake for, and to catch up on the best bits of the action. Here at Sky, we’re doing our best to make sure you don’t miss the magic moments – especially when it comes to the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team.
Why are The Games on Sky?
Sky is honoured to be the official NZ broadcaster for Birmingham 2022 and an official partner to the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team. This means we have the rights to share all the action from The Games and tell the stories of our home-grown stars. Free-to-air coverage will be available through Prime and you can also find highlights and interviews on Sky Sport’s YouTube channel.
Which sports are in The Games?
Aquatics, Athletics and Para Athletics, Badminton, Basketball 3 x 3 and Para x 3, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cricket T20, Cycling, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls, Netball, Para Powerlifting, Rugby Sevens, Squash, Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis, Triathlon and Para Triathlon, Wheelchair Basketball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.
Which sports are New Zealanders competing in?
Diving, Swimming, Athletics and Para Athletics, Basketball 3 x 3 and Para 3 x 3, Cricket T20 (women), Road Cycling, Track Cycling, Para Track Cycling, Artistic Gymnastics, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Para Lawn Bowls, Netball, Para Powerlifting, Rugby Sevens, Squash, Para Table Tennis, Triathlon and Para Triathlon and Weightlifting.
When did New Zealand start competing in The Games?
New Zealand first attended The Games in 1930, sending a team of 22 athletes to Ontario, Canada. The 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia saw New Zealand take home 46 medals including 15 gold, our third highest medal haul.
Who is presenting The Games on Sky?
We have a fantastic team in Birmingham and here on the ground in Aotearoa New Zealand. At home you’ll have news, views and coverage delivered by Andrew Mulligan, Laura McGoldrick, Jeff McTainsh, Kirstie Stanway, Goran Paladin and Stephen McIvor. Our crew in Birmingham includes Rikki Swannell, Storm Purvis , Karl Te Nana, Courtney Tairi, Ravinder Hunia and Kristina Eddy.