Sky Sports Mix to launch on Wednesday

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has confirmed that its new Sky Sports Mix channel will launch on Wednesday.

The channel, which Sky first announced details of in March, is being made available to non-sports subscribers at no extra cost and will be free for customers in the UK and Ireland with a basic Sky subscription.

Sky Sports Mix will be accessible on channel number 407 and will show an average of five hours of live action each day during its first month of broadcasting.

England’s first one-day international cricket match against Pakistan on Wednesday will be the first live action to be broadcast. The channel goes live at 12.30pm, with cricket coverage beginning an hour later.

Other live action will include select games from football's English Premier League and Championship, the Spanish Liga, North America’s Major League Soccer and Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

In total, nine sports will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Mix, including rugby union, rugby league, Formula One motor-racing and golf, with a further seven sports being made available on a non-live basis. A selection of Sky’s documentaries and sports entertainment shows will also be offered.