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Ashes highlights available on free-to-air TV

Sky have announced that they will make highlights of this winter’s Ashes series available on free-to-air television for the first time.

Graeme Swann, left, is interviewed by Sky Sports during the summer's Ashes series. The broadcaster's coverage this winter will include a free-to-air highlight's package on PickAction from the day will be available throughout the winter on the channel Pick, accessible on Sky channel 152, Freeview, Virgin Media and Freesat.

England are aiming for a fourth consecutive Ashes success and viewers will be able to catch a comprehensive one-hour highlight package aired at 10pm following each day's play.

This service will also extend to the one-day international and T20 series Down Under.

Pick channel director Stephen Ladlow said: "We are delighted to be able to showcase such a huge sporting event on Pick for our viewers. The Ashes is always compelling viewing and making the highlights available on Pick will give many more homes the opportunity to get a daily dose of Sky's outstanding cricket coverage."

Sky's Ashes coverage will include commentary from David Gower, Michael Atherton, Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, David Lloyd and Shane Warne.