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Sky to launch free live sports channel

Friday, March 18th 2016 by Hannah Langston

Sky has announced a new channel that will make live sports programming available to all Sky TV customers.

Sky Sports Mix will show a combination of live sport including football, golf from Europe and the US and international cricket, at no extra cost to Sky TV subscribers.

Previously customers had to subscribe to the Sky Sports bundle to watch live sports content.

Sky Sports Mix will show live football competitions such as La Liga, MLS, FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers, as well as selected Premier League and Football League matches.

Launching this summer, the Sky Sports Mix channel line-up will also include documentaries, sports entertainment shows and other sports content.

Commenting on the new channel, Sky Sports’ managing director Barney Francis said: “With Sky Sports Mix, we are giving millions more people access to great moments from some of the world’s biggest sporting events at no extra cost.

"It is a fantastic way for all Sky customers to be able to enjoy some of the great content that has made Sky Sports the first choice for sport.

“Sky Sports Mix will bring sport to more people and provide many different ways of enjoying our coverage, from high-profile live events and fascinating documentaries to clips of incredible moments.

"Our aim is to offer sport in a way that can engage, encourage and excite everyone even further.”

33% off TV bundles

Subscribing to the Sky Sports bundle remains the only way to watch the Ryder Cup and all four golf majors, live England Test cricket and every race from Formula 1.

The bundle includes all seven channels: Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, 4, Sky Sports News, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Xtra.

Sky is offering 33% off selected TV bundles to new customers who order online before Thursday 24 March. This means you can get Sky TV from £13.40 per month. Subscribers will also receive a £25 choice of reward (either a Tesco or M&S gift card or prepaid Mastercard).

The provider announced it is opening up its next-generation TV service, Sky Q, to non-Sky broadband customers earlier this week.

Sky Q was previously only available to existing Sky broadband customers or new customers signing up to a Sky Q bundle that included Sky broadband.

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