Sky Sports announces new programme line-up across 10 channels

By Helen Gilbert

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New channels: Sky Sports adds two extra stations for commercial customers
New channels: Sky Sports adds two extra stations for commercial customers

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Sky Sports is expanding its service with two extra sports channels for its commercial customers.

From Tuesday 18 July, subscribed pubs will receive 10 stations dedicated to the biggest sports, the company said.

The line-up includes 126 exclusively live Premier League games, 127 matches from the 2017-18 Sky Bet EFL season and 30 matches from the SPFL Premiership including every Old Firm derby.

In addition to football, 360 top-flight rugby union matches, up to 100 live rugby league games, 20 live GAA games and every practice, qualifying and race live from all 20 F1 Grand Prix races will be shown.

“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.

“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."

The new line-up of channels and Sky channel numbers are:

401 – Sky Sports Main Event​ ​ The new destination for the biggest live events, bringing venues the very best of what’s on Sky Sports at that time, all in one place.

Live Premier League football plus international qualifiers and the biggest games from the EFL and La Liga, every F1® race, Ryder Cup and major golf tournaments, England Test cricket, international rugby union, World Darts Championship and more.

402 – Sky Sports Premier League –​ The new home of the Premier League, bringing venues 126 live Premier League matches per season. 

403 – Sky Sports Football ​ The home of more than 900 live games per season.

127 Sky Bet EFL matches per season, EFL Cup including semi-finals and final, SPFL Premiership & William Hill 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, IPL and more. The ICC Champions Trophy, Cricket World Cup, World Twenty20 and Women’s World Cup live.

405 – Sky Sports News

The home of sports news, with news, views, scores and special guests, 24 hours a day.

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 Golf​ The only place to see every day of the Open Championship, Masters and US Open live. Home of the European Tour, PGA Tour, Ladies European and Ladies PGA Tour.

Also available will be the 2018 Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup. 

408 – Sky Sports Action

409 – Sky Sports Arena

Both Action and Arena are the new 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, Netball and more.

121 – Sky Sports Mix

A selection of sports and entertainment from across Sky Sports.

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