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Sky Sports News is moving channel and it has a new name

It’s a whole new world, people.

Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher on the new set.
Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher on the new set.
Image: Sky

SKY SPORTS NEWS is dead. Long live Sky Sports News HQ.

The station will relaunch on 12 August with a new name and a new home — Jim White and co will move up the dial from channel 405 to 401.

Other Sky Sports channels will move one number up the Sky digital system.

A new schedule will put a “greater emphasis on reporting stories under investigation, delivered by a team of over 200 staff, 32 reporters and 20 presenters.”

An impressive set, which is twice the size of the current one, will be the backdrop for the new production.

“Sky Sports News has always been authoritative, innovative, fun and relevant,” Sky Sports News HQ executive editor Andy Cairns, says.

“These changes reflect how we’re staying ahead of the curve and anticipating the needs of our viewers. Sports fans want to get even further into the heart of sports news, and we’ll take them there with the best resources: 11 presentation points in a fantastic new studio, new ways of reflecting stories under investigation and those driving social conversations, and revamped apps and digital services.”

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This is how those of you with Sky boxes with see the world from mid August:  

Channel                                                              EPG number

Sky Sports News HQ                                     401

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Sky Sports 1                                                     402

Sky Sports 2                                                      403

Sky Sports 3                                                      404

Sky Sports 4                                                      405

Sky Sports 5                                                      406

Sky Sports F1                                                     407

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