Sky Sports News HQ, formerly Sky Sports News, available in UK, Ireland, and Nordic regions was launched in October 1998 by Sky plc. The channel largely has a focus on football particularly during the league and football season. However the sports covered by the channel are various and make a wide range supported by a team of reporters and presenters and analysts that really have some good sporting sense. The News channel also has on rare occasions broadcasted the live sport, for instance, the Espanyol –Barcelona fixture of La liga that finally made a tie in December 2007. The Sports fans can also follow the channel and live updates by connecting to the famous social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The audience share estimated in April 2015 was 0.60%.