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Sky Sports revamp to get rid of numbered channels and cut prices

Sky Sports revamp to get rid of numbered channels and cut prices

Like, for example, Sky Sports F1 - the broadcaster's channel dedicated to Formula One. Football will have two dedicated channels, while golf and cricket will each get their own home.

According to The Guardian, Sky Sports Arena will host other sports such as rugby and tennis.

LIONS PRIDE When is England U21 v Germany U21, and what TV channel is Euro Championship semi-final on? The top Sky package costs £80, but there are also supplements of £6 to pay per month to watch Sky Sports in HD, and additional fees for Sky Go and Sky Q.

Sky will continue to see out all of its current TV broadcasting deals under the changes.

Sky Sports' viewing figures have dropped significantly over the a year ago, with some analysts ascribing the dip to an increase in popularity of cheaper streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.




Nor did BBC's live Rio Olympics coverage last summer.

Sources indicate that Sky's Now TV internet service broke the company's monthly sports subscription model by offering sports channels on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time.

But a one-off monthly pass at £34 remains a big outlay for those reluctant to sign up for traditional pay-TV packages.

Ahead of the start of the 2017/18 English Premier League season (12 August), main broadcaster Sky will move to scrap its individual sports channels, with a view of streamlining its content and viewer paid subscription packages.


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