During July 32016, Sky Sports 1 will become “Sky Sports The Open”, with live coverage of the Open Golf Championship event from Royal Troon.

In addition, Sky Sports will also be revising its Sports channel number.

A year or so ago, they took the bizarre option to change Sky Sports 1 from channel 401 and move it to 402. Meaning Sky Sports 2 moved from 402 to 403.

All this was because they wanted to place Sky Sports News HQ on 401.

Viewers and fans hated the move.

So in July 2016 , Sky is set to undo this unpopular decision.

Sky Sports News HQ moves to channel 406, allowing Sky Sports 1 – 5 to move back to channels 401-405. Sky Sports F1 will be on 407.


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