On 10 June 2014, Sky announced that they would be launching Sky Sports 5. The channel will be the seventh Sky Sports channel to launch and will specialise in broadcasting European football, including UEFA European Championship qualifiers, La Liga and the Eredivisie. Sky Sports 5 appeared on the Sky EPG as channel 407 on 12 June 2014. Sky Sports 5 launched on 12 August 2014.
To co-incide with the new channel, new on-screen idents were introduced across all the Sky Sports channels.