Launches & Changes to Sky Channels - May 2018

Community Manager

 

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Here's where you can find the latest launches and changes to Sky channels. 

 

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Tuesday 1st

 

**EPG renumbering**

 

  • Documentary and Entertainment merged into a single number range
  • Documentary channels moved higher in the TV Guide
  • +1 tab introduced on Sky+HD and Sky Q boxes 
  • +1 channels listed at 201-299
  • Children’s range simplified in 600s 

For more information about the Sky TV Guide renumbering see sky.com/channelchanges 

ROI customers click here.

 

Channel Removals:

 

  • ITV Encore (EPG 123)

  • ITV Encore HD (EPG 263)

  • ITV Encore+1 (EPG 268)

  • Viceland HD (EPG 284)

  • Viceland (EPG 153) renames to Vice

 

 

Thursday 3rd 

 

  • Universal (EPG 113) renames to Universal TV

 

 

Monday 7th

 

  • SkySp Golf (EPG 405) renames to Sky Players. The Players will be a bespoke destination channel for the 2018 Players Championship offering 8 days of non-stop golf including Exclusive Live Coverage, Previews, Highlights and Archive of this high profile event.
  • SkySp Golf HD (EPG 859) renames to Sky Players HD.
  • Nollywood (EPG 327) renames to Retro Movies. A 24-hour nostalgia movie channel showing the best of British, American and World classic movies and TV series from the 1930’s onwards, with a variety of genres from Drama, Westerns, War and more.
  • Rocks & Co. (EPG 681) renames to Juwelo. Showcasing Juwelo’s high-quality gemstones and jewellery. Call us FREE on 0800 931 1111 for availability. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles.

 

Friday 11th

 

  • Channel i (EPG 752) has been temporarily removed from the EPG.

 

Monday 14th

 

  • Channel i (EPG 752) has been restored.

 

Tuesday 15th

 

  • Sky Players (EPG 859) renames to SkySp Golf. The Players will be a bespoke destination channel for the 2018 Players Championship offering 8 days of non-stop golf including Exclusive Live Coverage, Previews, Highlights and Archive of this high profile event.
  • Sky Players HD (EPG 405) renames to SkySp Golf HD
  • Rocks & Co. (EPG 681) renames to Juwelo. Showcasing Juwelo’s high-quality gemstones and jewellery. Call us FREE on 0800 931 1111 for availability. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles.

 

  • Islam TV launches on EPG 742

 

Wednesday 16th

 

  • ITV Box Office HD (EPG 493) has been temporarily removed.

 

 

Friday 18th

 

  • Sky Drama (EPG 850) renames to SkyWeddings. Don’t spare the confetti as we match-make you with the best wedding movies tying the knot on Sky Cinema.
  • Sky Drama HD (EPG 309) renames to SkyWeddingsHD

 

            

Monday 21st

 

  • SkyWeddings (EPG 850) renames to Sky Drama. Get caught up in the intrigue, absorbed in the plots and involved in the relationships.
  •  SkyWeddingsHD (EPG 309) renames to Sky Drama HD

 

New Channel Launch: 

 

  • UTV+1 (203) N.I Only UTV makes compelling high-quality programming that entertains and informs millions alongside UTV Live at Six and regional programmes like UTV Life. This channel is available to customers in Northern Ireland.
  • ITV Box Office HD (EPG 493) has been restored after a temporary removal.

 

Wednesday 23rd

 

  • MTV Dance (EPG 354) renames to Club MTV. Your ultimate party playlist, featuring the biggest club tunes and making sure that the weekend never stops.

 

Tuesday 29th

 

  • FAME TV (EPG 452) has been temporarily removed from the EPG. 
  • Sky Family (EPG 305) renames to Sky Animation
  • Sky Family HD (EPG 846) renames to Sky Animation HD
  • Sky Hits (EPG 302) renames to Sky Pirates
  • Sky Hits HD (EPG 843) renames to Sky Pirates HD
6 Comments
Oracle
Oracle

Oh Retro Movies, that got me excited, hadn’t heard anything about it but super glad it is here!

Community Manager

Smiley Happy What are you fave retro movies?

Community Manager

I always loved Zulu when I was a kid. Had it on VHS and watched it so often the tape stopped working!

Oracle
Oracle

I’ll basically watch anything in black and white my all time favourites though and unlikely to be shown I suspect are the Busby Berkeley Golddigger films 👍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Boom Operator

Not happy with 'New Channel List'...

After the joke sports channel upgrade were some times there are the same football game on the first 3 channels !

now if i want to view 'discovery channels' which start at channel 125.. then to 154, to 171, 225, 271 jump to 451 to 822 to 839 !!  really... REally.. Jeez, Amateur at best ..(only my opinion/feedback)

where as before Discovery started at channel 520 upwards.. Simple.

Now i have to hit the 'tv guide' button-then 'Select'.. click 3 to the right just to get to Discovery listings !

For me it makes tv viewing a pain, not a pleasant exsperience at all.. Sorry but i hope you do like the feedback

Regards Hixx.. Man Mad

Community Manager

Thanks for your feedback @hixx. We understand this change is having a big impact on our viewers, and we know it will take some to get used to the new structure.

 

We welcome any opinions our members share on the forum and for this reason, I've passed your feedback on to the relevant department.