Now TV Gets New Sky Sport Channels And Sports Passes

Untangling the cord why Sky Sports is switching to single-sport channels

Sky unveils Sports channels shake-up

According to an FAQ on BT's help pages its customers will only be able to watch two of the channels - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Extra. Sky pledged to keep the price unchanged for 12 months, and existing customers will automatically receive the new plan.

Golf will have its own dedicated Sky Sports channel and, if golf is the only sport you'd consider watching, you can purchase it for just £18 per month - more than 60% cheaper than a current Sky Original & Sports package.

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".

Sky Sports Cricket promises every England home match across all formats, while live coverage and highlights from ICC and domestic competitions will be available.

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.

From July 18th, the normal Sky Sports bundle will include dedicated channels for the Premier League, football (EFL, La Liga, SPFL and UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers), cricket, golf and Formula 1 (which already exists).

But the new deal allows for customers to buy individual channels from £18.

Meanwhile a new channel, Sky Sports Arena, will host a range of other content including rugby and tennis.

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 United States events, and a host of new documentaries. Our experts, including Gary Neville, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp, will continue to deliver cutting-edge analysis and we'll discuss the hottest topics with a new nightly Premier League debate show.

Sky says the new line-up is created to grow their customer base and "offers flexibility to subscribe to individual channel packages at a new price".

Sky Sports F1 is the same, it features the very, very fast cars.

But for now the official word is that BT TV customers will only get one full-time Sky Sports channel.

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