Virgin TV updates

18th July 2017

Changes to Sky Sports

Sky Sports has been re-launched. Sky Sports channels 1-5 have changed to become dedicated channels for individual sports and two new channels, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena, have joined the team. All channels are available in HD and SD.

Because of these changes some of your favourite channels may have a new name and channel number, and have moved in the TV Guide. The changes won’t affect your WishLists or your Favourites list, so there’s nothing you need to do.

Press the Guide button on your Virgin TV remote to quickly find the channels, or have a look below to see a list of the new channel names and numbers:

Channel number/name

New channel number/name

501 Sky Sports 1 HD

501 Sky Sports Main Event HD

502 Sky Sports 2 HD

504 Sky Sports Cricket HD

503 Sky Sports 3 HD

507 Sky Sports Action HD

504 Sky Sports 4 HD

505 Sky Sports Golf HD

505 Sky Sports 5 HD

502 Sky Sports Premier League HD

506 Sky Sports News HQ HD

509 Sky Sports News HD

507 Sky Sports Mix HD

510 Sky Sports Mix HD

508 Sky Sports F1 HD

506 Sky Sports F1 HD

New channel

503 Sky Sports Football HD

New channel

508 Sky Sports Arena HD

511 Sky Sports 1

511 Sky Sports Main Event

512 Sky Sports 2

514 Sky Sports Cricket

513 Sky Sports 3

517 Sky Sports Action

514 Sky Sports 4

515 Sky Sports Golf

515 Sky Sports 5

512 Sky Sports Premier League

516 Sky Sports News HQ

519 Sky Sports News

517 Sky Sports Mix

520 Sky Sports Mix

518 Sky Sports F1

516 Sky Sports F1

New channel

513 Sky Sports Football

New channel

518 Sky Sports Arena

Here’s a summary of what each channel now offers:

Sky Sports Main Event - The new destination for the biggest live events

Sky Sports - The new home of the Premier League

Sky Sports Football - The home of EFL, SPFL, La Liga, internationals and other football

Sky Sports Cricket - More live games this summer than ever before

Sky Sports Golf - The new must have channel for all golf fans

Sky Sports F1 - The only place to see every F1 race live

Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena - The new home of Rugby Union, Super League, ATP Tennis, darts, boxing, NFL, GAA and WWE

Sky Sports News - The home of sports news, 24 hours a day

Sky Sport Mix - Sport for everyone