Sky Sports to revamp channels and price structures
Sky Sports is to drop the numbering system it has used for its channels for more than two decades, replacing them with a thematic offer around individual sports.
New channels centred on football, cricket and golf will replace the existing line-up of Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The numbering of its sports channels will be removed in favour of creating specific channels for specific sports, following the example of Sky Sports F1. So far, leaked details published in the press, confirm two channels for football, one for golf, one for cricket and a channel called Sky Sports Arena showing rugby and tennis. Sky Sports Mix, launched last year with a daily pick of coverage from across Sky Sport’s portfolio of channels, and Sky Sports News will continue to broadcast.