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Sky Sports has launched a second-screen cricket app, which provides the match analysis technology used by the Sky commentary team.

The new Ashes Event Centre allows Sky Sports viewers to watch live ball-by-ball coverage at home or on the move - starting from Day One of the First Test at Trent Bridge today (Wednesday July 10th).

Users can relive all the key moments via the session’s timeline, and access the same match statistics used in the commentary box.

Other features include an integrated Hawk-Eye app, giving fans the ability to review every ball virtually from their PC, laptop or mobile device.

David Gibbs, Director of Sky Sports Digital Media, said the Ashes series is "a key part" of the firm's "biggest-ever summer of live sport".

"We are giving Sky Sports customers the ultimate Ashes experience. The Ashes Event Centre is the UK’s most advanced second-screen cricket app and allows Sky Sports subscribers to keep up with the defining moments of each and every Test match," he stated.

"It’s the first time we’ve offered a dedicated second-screen experience for our cricket coverage and it’s another example of our investment in the Sky Sports viewer’s experience."

The Ashes Event Centre complements Sky’s TV coverage of the England v Australia Test series, which includes a channel takeover of Sky Sports 2.

Between June 30th and August 31st 2013, the channel has been rebranded Sky Sports Ashes HD.

The Ashes app features in the Sky Sports for iPad, which is available at no extra cost to Sky TV customers who take Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2.

It is also available to non-Sky customers on a standalone basis for £4.99 per month through In-App Purchase.

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