LATICS’ opening game with Chelsea will be the first live Sky Sports match of the season.
Both Sky and ESPN have announced their chosen fixtures for the first four months of the season.
The meeting with the European Champions has now been moved to Sunday, August 19.
The only other Latics game selected for television coverage between August and November is the visit of Champions Manchester City.
That game will now be played at the DW Stadium on Wednesday, November 28, with an 8pm kick off.
ESPN will not show any Wigan games.