New channel to offer live Cricket, Golf, Football and some F1 for non-Sky Sports subscribers



UPDATE | Sky's newest sports channel goes live on 24th August with live coverage of the opening day of the International Cricket one-day series between England and Pakistan.

Launching at 12:30pm on the 24th, the new Sky Sports Mix channel will offer a selection of programmes and live coverage from across Sky's sport channel portfolio, including Live European Tour Golf from Denmark on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th and live EFL coverage of Burton Albion v Derby County from 7pm on Friday 26th.

Available on Sky and Virgin, the channel is designed for existing pay TV users that don't have an additional subscription to watch the Sky Sports channels. Sky has promised that the new channel will be offered to subscribers at no extra cost. On Virgin, the channel will be available on "selected packages."

Sky Sports Mix will be available on Sky channel 407, available in either HD or SD, depending on subscription type, as well as on Virgin channel 507 (SD) and 517 (HD)

Ahead of the channel's launch, to make room for the channel, Sky Sports F1 moves to channel 408.

As a knock-on effect, Sky HD users will see the standard definition versions of the other Sky Sports channels shuffle down the EPG: Sky Sports 1 SD from 408 to 409, Sky Sports 2 SD from 409 to 435, Sky Sports 3 SD from 435 to 436, Sky Sports 4 SD from 436 to 439, Sky Sports 5 from 439 to 440. (Update: If you're an HD user, you'll find Sky Sports Mix in SD on 488, moving to 472 after the BBC Olympic service is removed.)

Crucially, the main versions of the channels, appropriate to the subscription type remain on channels 401-408. All the live sports coverage on Sky Sports Mix will also be shown on the relevant existing Sky Sports channel, and whereas Sky Sports Mix will over time pick and choose what it shows, the main Sky Sports channels will continue to have full coverage of a particular sport.


UPDATE: Full list of live events during the channel's first five days on air:

Wednesday 24 August
12.30pm Live Sky Sports Mix launch
1.30pm Live England v Pakistan ODI

Thursday 25 August
10.30am Live European Tour Golf – Made In Denmark

Friday 26 August
10.30am Live European Tour Golf – Made In Denmark
6.30pm Live EFL Championship – Burton Albion v Derby County

Saturday 27 August
8.00am Live Rugby Championship – New Zealand v Australia
12noon Live F1® Belgian GP qualifying
7.15pm Live La Liga – Real Madrid v Celta Vigo

Sunday 28 August
12.30am Live MLS – Toronto v Montreal Impact
12.30pm Live F1® Belgian GP


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