Which of Sky's new sports channels will BT TV customers get?

Phillip Butler
July 11, 2017

"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".

Existing customers will receive the new Sky Sports package automatically and the new channels will replace the existing line-up.

A marquee channel for all the very best stuff has been birthed too, it's called Sky Sports Main Event and honestly, it's hard to come up with a worse name for a TV channel.

Sky's official announcement says Main Event will offer "Live Premier League football plus global qualifiers and the biggest games from EFL and La Liga, F1, Ryder Cup and Major golf, England Test cricket, worldwide Rugby Union, World Darts Championship and more".

From 18th July, the numbered Sky Sports channels that have defined its linear offering since the 1994 launch of Sky Sports 2 will disappear, while its pricing structure will also change significantly in a move which reflects the pressures on traditional operators from changing viewer habits.

Sky Sports Cricket - every home England match and domestic cricket coverage will appear here.


All 10 will be available as part of a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99, Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99 or Sky Sports Month Pass for £33.99.

For example, the Sky Sports Premier League channel, sports the dark violet lion icon in a small white box to the far right of the logo. So sports-are-go over at Sky.

For the first time, Sky Sports will also offer something for fans not looking for the full breadth of sports, but are still interested in specific ones.

Gidon Katz, Director of Now TV said: "We're delighted to be adding the all new Sky Sports channels to NOW TV, even more sporting action on the same flexible and affordable passes".

One channel is available for £18, two for £22 and three for £26.

The complete line-up includes - Sky Sports Main Event (Channel 401), (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), and Sky Sports News (Channel 409).

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