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      New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

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

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      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.


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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      The FAQ

      When are the new channels launching?
      Our new dedicated channels launch 18 July.

      Do I need to take any action to get the new channels?
      No. For existing Sports customers the new channels will be available automatically.

      When can I change to the new Sports packs?
      Our new Sky Sports packs launch in 18 July.

      I've heard the packaging will be more flexible, what does this mean?
      You will be able to only pay for the sports you love with our new dedicated channels, so if you just love cricket you'll be able to buy the cricket channel.

      Why can't I buy the new pack now?

      We wanted to give our customers notice of the change in advance. New Sky Sports will be coming soon - you can buy the new packs from 18 July.

      Why are the Sports packages changing?

      We want to give our customers more choice, flexibility and value. You will still be able to get all Sports on the new Complete Sports Pack and this is the best way to enjoy all of the great sporting events coming up this summer.

      Can I buy the new packs before the channels launch?
      No, the new packs and our new dedicated channels will both launch 18 July. You can access the great sporting events coming up before then with your current Sports subscription.

      What are the channel numbers for the new channels?
      The channel numbers for our new range of channels are:
      Sky Sports Main Event – Channel 401
      Sky Sports Premier League – Channel 402
      Sky Sports Football - Channel 403
      Sky Sports Cricket - Channel 404
      Sky Sports Golf – Channel 405
      Sky Sports F1 – Channel 406
      Sky Sports Action - Channel 407
      Sky Sports Arena - Channel 408
      Sky Sports News - Channel 409

      Will the changes impact the content I can currently view?
      No, at launch existing Sports customers will be able to view all Sky Sports content and all new channels. This will only change should you decide to downgrade from the full pack.

      New Sky Sports - FAQs
      Sky Sports Terms and Conditions
      Main Event channel: is a bonus channel showing live content from the other Sky Sports channels at the same time as it is available on such channels. Only available with the Sky Sports Complete Pack.
      Sky Sports App: Requires compatible device and 3G/Wifi. See sky.com/shop/tv/sky-apps/ for full details.
      UHD: Ultra High Definition available only to Sky Q customers with a 2TB box and Sky Boxsets bundle.

      Sky Sports | Introducing the new Sky Sports
      BT TV customer Changes;

      Sky have notified their customers of some upcoming changes to the structure of their sports channels. These changes also impact our BT TV customers who have a Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 bolt-on.
      So what's changing?
      On 18 July, Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 will be replaced with Sky Sports Main Event. BT TV customers subscribing to Sky Sports Main Event will also have access to Sky Sports Extra.

      What will Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Extra show?
      Sky Sports Main Event will be home to the best and biggest sporting events from across Sky Sports, in one place. This includes action from the Premier League, England Cricket, England Rugby Union Internationals, the ATP Tennis Finals, The Open, and much more
      Sky Sports Extra will only show Premier League football when there's a clash between content on Sky Sports Main Event and a Premier League match

      What will I get access to?
      If you currently subscribe to Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2 or both, you'll have full access to Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Extra without having to re-scan. Your recordings won't be affected for as long as you stay as a subscriber to Sky Sports Main Event.

      We'll be writing to all our existing customers from 17 July to let you know all about the changes.

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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      Will legacy Variety HD Bundle customers who still get F1 still carry on getting it after these changes?

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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      Will legacy Variety HD Bundle customers who still get F1 still carry on getting it after these changes?
      The question has been asked, but no response as yet.

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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      Testing at the moment under Add Channels is the split screen for the new sports channels.
      This allows you to watch any two of the ten new sky sports channels side by side and choose which audio.
      Works the same as the Sky F1 race control and the cricket that we have on Sky Q.

      If you want to give it a try, go to add channels and add the following;
      Txp# 5 - 11.798 H, DVB-S2, SR 29.500 FEC 8/9 QPSK
      The two channels you want to add are;
      3939
      H1 Test

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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      To get UHD you need the Box Sets package and Sports. Question is can I just take the football channels and retain my 40% discount and UHD?

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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      Will legacy Variety HD Bundle customers who still get F1 still carry on getting it after these changes?
      Yes, they will continue to get F1HD.
      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of Sky

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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      Quote Originally Posted by mikelane View Post
      To get UHD you need the Box Sets package and Sports. Question is can I just take the football channels and retain my 40% discount and UHD?
      To get UHD you will continue to require the Sky Q Multiscreen subscription with Sky Q 2Tb box.
      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of Sky

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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      Yes, they will continue to get F1HD.
      But another question arises, could they now take just say one other of the sports channels, say the Cricket or Golf channels or the combined Arena/Action channel for the £18 and not lose/change their Variety HD Bundle entitlement and free F1 channel?
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      Re: New Sky Sports line-up gives customers more choice and channels...

      An update on the above that I have seen today.
      Someone who previously had the Variety HD Bundle entitlement and had no other sports package (except the free F1) has just added the Golf Channel for £12.
      As they already had the £6 hd paid for because of their Variety HD Bundle entitlement they were not charged the £6 to have the channels in HD.
      So they now have F1 and Golf channel for just £12 extra total and all their channels in HD.

     

     
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