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Sky to revamp sports offering – report

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky is set to revamp its sports offering this summer, with dedicated channels to be launched for football, cricket and golf, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper reported that football will have two dedicated channels – one for the English Premier League and one for other content.

Other sports such as rugby union will reportedly be bundled together under one variety package.

The new channels would run alongside an already-established dedicated channel for the Formula One motor-racing world championship.

According to the Daily Mail, Sky will introduce a cheaper entry price of £18 (€21/$22) a month for subscribers, although a significantly higher fee will be required to purchase the broadcaster’s full sports offering.

In the past, Sky has offered dedicated temporary channels to events such as golf’s Ryder Cup and cricket’s Ashes series, although F1 is the only sport to currently have its own permanent channel.