From today, Sky Sports 1 will be known as ‘Sky Sports The Open’ until the competition ends as well as moving to channel 401 on the Sky planner.
Sky Sports The Open will be home to 10 days worth of programming, including all four days play as well as evening highlights and documentaries about the competition.
Sky’s revolutionary coverage of the competition will see the opening tee shot broadcast live for the first time as part of the round-the-clock coverage.
This change will also see Sky Sports News HQ move from its original channel slot to 406 on the Sky electronic programme guide.
The Open will see players from around the world compete on the Royal Troon course in Scotland, with Sky owning exclusive broadcast rights.
Once the competition is over, Sky Sports The Open will revert back to Sky Sports 1 with the channels moving back to their original slots on the planner.
Sky Sports will, later on in the summer, launch its new Sky Sports Mix channel, which will offer a wide range of different sports at no extra cost to all Sky TV subscribers.
Sky Sports Mix gives viewers the chance to catch a mixture of exciting sport, including football, golf and international cricket.
The Open starts on Thursday the 14th of July and runs until Sunday the 17th.
Source: Sky Sports