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    Sky Sports to show first tee shot at The Open live for the first time

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      Sky Sports to show first tee shot at The Open live for the first time

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      The opening tee shot of The Open will be shown live for the first time as part of Sky Sports’ round-the-clock coverage of golf’s pre-eminent Major.

      Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to the Championship, offering ten days of programming including live coverage of all four days’ play and practice rounds, evening highlights of each day’s play plus a host of documentaries and shows exploring the unique allure of The Open.

      The channel launches on 11 July, when Sky Sports 1 becomes ‘Sky Sports The Open’. Sky’s live coverage of The 145th Open at Royal Troon will begin on 14 July ahead of the opening tee shot at 6.35am which will be shown live for the first time on television in the UK and Ireland. The Championship continues until 17 July.

      Sky Sports Managing Director, Barney Francis, said: “The Open is the pre-eminent golf Major and Sky Sports will offer the Championship the coverage it deserves. With a dedicated channel, we will offer viewers the complete story live from Royal Troon, from the opening tee shot to the final putt. We’re excited and honoured to be covering the event and can’t wait for it to begin.”

      Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said: “The Open is a true celebration of world-class sport. We are delighted with the comprehensive and innovative coverage that Sky Sports will deliver from the build-up to the Championship at Royal Troon through to the crowning of the Champion Golfer of the Year.

      "The Open holds a special place in the hearts of sports fans who appreciate the unrelenting challenge that is presented to the world's best players and we know that Sky Sports will broadcast the Championship with great insight and expertise."

      Coverage will feature commentary and analysis from some of the biggest names in golf including Paul McGinley, Butch Harmon and Colin Montgomerie. Sky Sports’ award-winning golf production team will utilise some of the latest broadcast technology including virtual analysis of the course and selected player swings.

      Sky’s coverage of The Open will be a highlight of another unmissable summer of sport on Sky Sports which includes live England Test cricket against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, every Formula 1® Grand Prix including Silverstone and England’s rugby union tour of Australia. Then in August there will be 126 live Premier League games with more top picks and Friday night matches for the first time,

      This year Sky Sports is the only place to watch all four Majors and the Ryder Cup. The full schedule is available to those that subscribe to Sky Sports and to non-subscribers through online streaming service NOW TV, which is available on 60 devices and offers access to seven Sky Sports channels for £6.99 a day or through a week pass at £10.99.

      On the same day that ‘Sky Sports The Open’ launches, Sky Sports’ channel numbers will change with Sky Sports News HQ moving to Sky electronic programme guide (EPG) number 406, with Sky Sports 1 becoming 401.

      Sky Sports Channel listings 11 July

      401 Sky Sports 1 (Sky Sports The Open)
      402Sky Sports 2
      403Sky Sports 3
      404Sky Sports 4
      405Sky Sports 5
      406Sky Sports News HQ
      407Sky Sports F1®


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      Re: Sky Sports to show first tee shot at The Open live for the first time

      The right order restored.
      No idea who made that daft decision to jumble the sports channels up with sky news on 401.
      They should just rename sky sports news hq back to just sky sports news too. The presenters mostly just call it that now, instead of the hq mouthful.

      The Open golf on 401, BT TV customers will be happy as they will get to see golf on sports 1.

      So will 408 be sky sports mix then, as its been mentioned elsewhere sky sports mix will be aligned closer on the epg with with sky sports news.

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      Re: Sky Sports to show first tee shot at The Open live for the first time

      On the same day that ‘Sky Sports The Open’ launches, Sky Sports’ channel numbers will change with Sky Sports News HQ moving to Sky electronic programme guide (EPG) number 406, with Sky Sports 1 becoming 401.

      Sky Sports Channel listings 11 July

      401 Sky Sports 1 (Sky Sports The Open)
      402 Sky Sports 2
      403 Sky Sports 3
      404 Sky Sports 4
      405 Sky Sports 5
      406 Sky Sports News HQ
      407 Sky Sports F1®
      Praise the lord, sing hallelujah!

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      The right order restored.
      No idea who made that daft decision to jumble the sports channels up with sky news on 401.
      They should just rename sky sports news hq back to just sky sports news too. The presenters mostly just call it that now, instead of the hq mouthful.
      Agreed.

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      Re: Sky Sports to show first tee shot at The Open live for the first time

      Thank god for that!!!! SS1 on 402..... who ever thought that was a good idea!!!!

     

     

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