Monday, 10 July 2017

Daily Mail: Sky Sports devote new channels to Premier League, football, cricket and golf in major shake-up as they reveal new cost structure for fans

Story from Daily Mail:

Sky Sports are to devote an entire channel to the Premier League in a major shake-up of their programming.

From July 18, Football, Cricket and Golf will also have their own designated channels on the Sky Sports platform as the broadcaster increases their roster to 10 channels in all.

Sky say the new 10-channel line-up will be available for the same subscription price of £27.50 per month and this will remain frozen for 12 months.

The Premier League channel will be the place to watch the 126 live matches to be screened by Sky in the season ahead, as well as a new nightly Premier League debate show.

The remainder of Sky's football output will now be found on the Sky Sports Football channel, including live matches from the English Football League, Carabao Cup, Scottish Premiership, La Liga and International Fixtures.

Sky's cricket coverage will also have its own channel, with all of England's home Test, One-day and Twenty20 matches shown live there as well as their package of domestic and other International Cricket.

The broadcaster has also announced that England legend Andrew Flintoff is to join their roster of cricket pundits.

There will also be a devoted Golf channel, with Sky's coverage of the Majors, the European and PGA Tours, and other tournaments from around the world.

Formula One on Sky already has its own channel, which will remain as it is with live coverage of every session from every Grand Prix.

The remainder of Sky's sports coverage will be split between two new channels - Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena.

A Sky Sports Main Event channel will be home to all the biggest sporting events being shown.

Sky Sports News HQ (will be rebrand back to Sky Sports News), while Sky Sports Mix continues to be available to all Sky customers regardless or whether they pay for the sports package.

The new channels replace the existing numbered ones and will appear on the Sky programme guide from July 18.

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