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Sky is shaking up the way you pay for and watch sport

Sky is shaking up the way you pay for and watch sport
From Engadget - July 10, 2017

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). Two channels -- Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena -- will focus on rugby union, rugby league, boxing, netball, darts, NFL, tennis and WWE, while the Sky Sports Main Event channel will host "the biggest events in one place." Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix will remain available for all Sky customers.

The 10-channel package will stay the same price at 27.50 a month (although this can rise to 49.50 per month as a complete bundle) and Sky says that will stay frozen for at least one year. For existing subscribers, the new package will update automatically and the new channels will replace the ones already listed on EPGs across the UK.

The revamp means that from next week, sports fans can decide whether they want unfettered access to various sports or fancy something a little more focused. For the first time, supporters of a Premier League team, for example, can ditch the overall package and pay 18 per month for access to the Premier League channel. The two-channel bundle costs 22, while a third increases the monthly subscription to 26.

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