New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels at the same price and individual channel packs for the first time

New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels at the same price and individual channel packs for the first time
Sky Sports is expanding its service with 10 sports channels, giving customers more choice, at no extra cost. 

The line-up will include new channels dedicated to some of the biggest sports and opens up new ways for customers to join Sky Sports, from as little as 60p a day. It will also offer a better digital experience on one Sky Sports app.

From 18th July, the Sky Sports package will include:

10 sports channels – more than ever before, including:

Dedicated channels for the Premier League, football, cricket, golf and F1®

Two channels, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena, offering rugby union, rugby league, boxing, netball, darts, NFL, tennis, WWE, GAA & much more

Sky Sports Main Event channel hosting the biggest events in one place

Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix for all Sky customers

The new package of ten channels and an unrivalled schedule of live sport is available for the same price (£27.50 per month), which will remain frozen for 12 months.  Existing customers will receive the new Sky Sports package automatically and the new channels will replace the existing line-up.

For the first time, Sky Sports will also offer something for fans not looking for the full breadth of sports, but are interested in specific sports.  The new line-up is designed to grow this customer base and offers flexibility to subscribe to individual channel packages at a new price.  One channel pack will be available for just £18 per month, two for £22 and three for £26. 

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports said: “We're dedicating channels to some of our biggest sports, launching a new way to watch the best live action and offering even better digital products too.  Sky Sports is giving customers even more choice and channels at the same price for another 12 months, while opening up new ways for sports fans to join.  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.”

Stephen van Rooyen, Sky UK and Ireland Chief Executive added: “Sport has been a major part of Sky for 26 years and we're improving our service even further, super-serving existing customers and providing flexibility to a whole new generation of sports fans. We are making sport more accessible and offering even more choice; all part of our continued investment in offering Sky customers an unrivalled service.”

Viewers will enjoy a host of new programmes, including: a nightly Premier League debate show on Sky Sports Premier League; masterclasses and coaching clinics from some of the biggest names in sport including Shane Warne, Butch Harmon and Rob Key; live golf previews ahead of selected European and US events; and a host of new documentaries. 

The full range of digital platforms are also being brought together onto one Sky Sports app to make it easier for customers to enjoy all of their sports on the go.

About the new Sky Sports
Five channels will be dedicated to sports viewers love. Sky Sports Main Event will show the biggest live sports events in one place, while Sky Sports Action and Arena will show all the other incredible sport Sky offers. All Sky customers will continue to enjoy Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix. NOW TV customers will be able to purchase the new Sky Sports line-up at no additional cost. Virgin Media and TalkTalk customers will also benefit from the channel changes.

The new line-up of channels* and Sky EPG channel numbers are:
401   Sky Sports Main Event 
402   Sky Sports Premier League 
403   Sky Sports Football 
404   Sky Sports Cricket 
405   Sky Sports Golf 
406   Sky Sports F1 
407   Sky Sports Action
408   Sky Sports Arena 
409   Sky Sports News
121      Sky Sports Mix 

* See appendix for channel content line-up.

* CHANNEL SCHEDULES 

401 – Sky Sports Main Event
The destination for the biggest live events
Live Premier League football plus international qualifiers and the biggest games from EFL and La Liga, F1®, Ryder Cup and Major golf, England Test cricket, international Rugby Union, World Darts Championship and more 

402 – Sky Sports Premier League 
The home of the Premier League
126 live Premier League matches per season. Brand new shows including a new nightly debate show. Dedicated On Demand sections for every Premier League club, including match highlights, interviews and documentaries.  

403 – Sky Sports Football 
The home of over 900 live games per season
127 Sky Bet EFL matches per season, EFL Cup including semi-finals and final, SPFL Premiership & Scottish Cup, 300 La Liga matches a season, MLS, Eredivisie and more.

404 – Sky Sports Cricket
The only place to see every home England match live
Exclusive live coverage of every home England Test, ODI and T20 match. The widest range of domestic cricket including County Championship, T20 Blast and more. The ICC Champions Trophy, Cricket World Cup, World Twenty20 and Women’s World Cup live.

405 - Sky Sports Golf
The must-have channel for all golf fans
The only place to see every day of The Open Championship and US Open live. Home of the European Tour, PGA Tour, Ladies European and Ladies PGA Tour. This year’s Solheim Cup and The 2018 Ryder Cup.  
406 – Sky Sports F1®
Every Formula 1® practice, qualifying hour and race live
Exclusive coverage of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, GP3, Porsche Supercup and Goodwood Festival of Speed.

407 – Sky Sports Action
408 – Sky Sports Arena
The home of rugby union (England, European and domestic rugby union, the British & Irish Lions), rugby Super League, ATP tennis, PDC darts (including World Championship), world championship boxing, NFL, WWE, GAA, netball and more

409 – Sky Sports News
The home of breaking sports news, 24 hours a day.
Regular news and feature programmes where studio guests provide an in depth look at upcoming sporting events, combined with the latest stories as they happen from around the world. Cameras and reporters stretch across the country, and the globe, taking viewers to the heart of sport.

121 – Sky Sports Mix 
A window into the world of Sky Sports, bringing a selection of sports entertainment to all Sky customers. 
Regular live football including La Liga, MLS and international qualifiers as well as a select number of Premier League and EFL matches. As well as support programming that will appeal to kids and family audiences, viewers can also enjoy live golf from Europe and the US, international cricket and much more.

About Sky Sports
Sky Sports offers over 65,000 hours of sport every year, with an unrivalled schedule including the best matches from the Premier League, international and EFL football, every F1 race, England Test cricket, British & Irish Lions and England rugby union plus golf’s Majors.
Sky Sports viewers can enjoy commentary from some of the biggest names in sport. For football fans that means Thierry Henry, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness. Meanwhile, Sir Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and, new for this year, Andrew Flintoff, are part of the award-winning cricket coverage while in F1, viewers can enjoy the thoughts of Martin Brundle, Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert.
Analysing golf’s biggest events on Sky are Paul McGinley, Butch Harmon and Nick Dougherty while ringside for the biggest head to heads in boxing are Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson. International rugby union coverage includes analysis from Will Greenwood, Scott Quinnell and Sean Fitzpatrick and for the latest breaking news in sport, Kirsty Gallacher and Jim White lead the team on Sky Sports News.