As of the 18th July, Sky has unveiled their new lineup of channels that are designed to give you even more choice and allow you to watch sports you actually like.
The full list of channels is as follow:
Sky Sports Main Event: Shows the biggest live event occurring at the present moment across all Sky Sports channels.
- Sky Sports Premier League: Provides you with action from the English Premier League throughout the season. Sky customers get 126 live matches, more than any other channel in Ireland and the UK.
- Sky Sports Football: This channel shows football matches from different leagues in England, Scotland, Europe, and the World. This is the place to be if you’re a hardcore football fan as they’ll have over 900 matches each season.
- Sky Sports Cricket: The home of all things cricket. You’re provided with coverage of all of England’s matches across various cricket formats. As well as this there’s domestic cricket from England and a whole host of cricket from around the globe.
- Sky Sports Golf: Provides you with live coverage of golf throughout the season including the majors and the Ryder Cup
- Sky Sports F1: Remains the same as before, shows all the live F1 races throughout the year and extra coverage of other motorsports.
- Sky Sports Action: Shows all the incredible GAA action with exclusive live GAA Football and Hurling matches in the summer. Also shows other sports such as rugby, ATP tennis, boxing, NFL, netball, and much more.
- Sky Sports Arena: Shows the same mixture of sports as Sky Sports Action
- Sky Sports News: Provides live news 24-hours a day covering all sports.
- Sky Sports Mix: A channel for non-Sky Sports customers that lets you see select events throughout the year for free.
- All channels have their own on-demand features too with shows and highlights relating to the sports they show.
What Does This Mean For Sky Sports Customers?
Nothing, you don’t have to pay any extra if you’re already a Sky Sports customer. If anything, you get benefited with extra channels for free!
What Does This Mean For Non-Sky Sports Customers?
Existing Sky TV customers now have the chance to add Sky Sports to their bundle for a reduced fee. Instead of €40 a month you pay €20 a month for the first six months, leading to a saving of €120.
If you’re not a Sky TV customer at all, you can get the Sky Sports package for €34.75 a month for 6 months, then it goes back to the original price of €69.50.
But, here’s where things get interesting as you can also choose to pay for one, two, or three channels at a reduced rate. For example, if you’re not interested in F1 or Golf, you don’t have to pay for these channels if you don’t want to.
Of course, you can also add Sky Broadband into your bundle and get Superfast Fibre with up to 100mb download speeds. Again, Sky currently has half-price deals on their TV and Broadband packages so it’s wise to make the most of this while you can.