Sky unveils Sports channels shake-up

Mandy Carr
July 11, 2017

"We're improving our service even further, super-serving existing customers and providing flexibility to a whole new generation of sports fans", he noted.

"It's about making sure we continue to offer an outstanding live sport experience for sports fans, helping landlords to make money through live sport by encouraging even more customers through the door", David Rey, managing director of Sky Business said.

Sky Sports Main Event - for big live events across multiple sports, including Premier League and Football League footy, Test cricket and more.

From 18th July, the numbered Sky Sports channels that have defined its linear offering since the 1994 launch of Sky Sports 2 will disappear, while its pricing structure will also change significantly in a move which reflects the pressures on traditional operators from changing viewer habits.

"We are making sport more accessible and offering even more choice; all part of our continued investment in offering Sky customers an unrivalled service".

Boxing, rugby union, rugby league, tennis, darts and NFL will be televised on the new Sky Sports Action and Arena channels.

"With new dedicated sports channels including Sky Sports Premier League and a Main Event channel, it's never been simpler for licensees to find and show the sports that matter most to pubgoers".

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There will be 10 newly branded in channels in total, up from the current seven.

You can subscribe to just one of these for £18 a month, two for £22 or three for £26.

And a new Premier League weeknight debate show will also be added, including interviews, documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage.

Existing customers will receive the new Sky Sports package automatically and the new channels will replace the existing line-up.

A monthly rolling NowTV subscription to Sky Sports is now UK£33.99, with daily and weekly passes also available.

"If you love Premier League, you can enjoy it for as little as 60p a day or you can have the full Sky Sports package for less than £1".

In a related announcement, Sky said the updated channels will come to Now TV and that the prices of the passes will remain the same.

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