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This message was authored by Kelsingra This message was authored by: Kelsingra

Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

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Keep up with the latest changes to the Sky TV Guide on Sky+, Sky Q and Sky Glass/Stream.

 

This list is updated weekly for the week ahead, but may still change.

 

Saturday 1st

 

  • ​Sky Greats (Satellite 304/849 - Sky Glass/Stream 304) renames to Sky 70s / Sky 70s HD (temporary Change)
  • ​Sky Cinema Drama (Satellite 310 - Sky Glass/Stream 310) renames to Sky Pride / Sky Pride HD (temp)

Monday 3rd

               

  • ​Sky Comics (Satellite 302 - Sky Glass/Stream 302) renames to Sky Monsters / SkyMonstersHD (temporary)
  • Premier Sports 2 HD moves to 420 in ROI only on satellite only

Wednesday 5th

               

  • ​Sky 70s (Satellite 304/849 - Sky Glass/Stream 304) renames to Sky 80s / Sky 80s HD (temporary Change)
  • Seen on TV HD launches to EPG number 682 in the UK only on satellite only

Saturday 8th

 

  • ​Sky Pride (Satellite 310 - Sky Glass/Stream 310) renames to Sky Drama/Sky Drama HD (reverting from a temporary change)
  • ​Sky Monsters (Satellite 302 - Sky Glass/Stream 302) renames to SkyStatham / SkyStathamHD (temporary change)
  • Sky Hits (Satellite 303 - Sky Glass/Stream 303) changes name to SkyWillSmith /SkyWillSmithHD (temporary change)

Monday 10th

               

  • ​Sky Will Smith (Satellite 303 - Sky Glass/Stream 303) renames to Sky Hits / Sky Hits HD (reverting from temporary change)

Thursday 13th

 

  • Sky 80s (Satellite 304/849 - Sky Glass/Stream 304) renames to Sky 90s / Sky 90s HD (temporary Change)
  • Earthx HD (Satellite 180) closed permanently

Friday 14th

   

  • ​Sky Statham (Satellite 302 - Sky Glass/Stream 302) renames to Sky Icons / Sky Icons HD (temporary change)

Thursday 20th

               

  • Sky 90s (Satellite 304/849 - Sky Glass/Stream 304) renames to Sky 00s / Sky 00s HD (temporary Change)

Monday 24th

               

  • Ideal World HD replaces the SD service at 668 on satellite
  • Chart Show Retro (Satellite 360) Rebrands to That's Dance

 

Wednesday 26th

 

  • ​Sky 00s (Satellite 304/849 - Sky Glass/Stream 304) renames to Sky 10s / Sky 10s HD (temporary Change)

 

Friday 28th

 

  • Sky Icons (Satellite 302 - Sky Glass/Stream 302) renames to Sky Pride / Sky Pride HD (temporary Change)
  • • British Muslim TV (Satellite 752) closes permanently

You can also keep up to date with what's coming up this month here 

 

Useful links

TV channel list on Sky Glass

Channels available on Sky Go

Sky TV channels on PlayStation and Xbox

Sky Glass Playlist explained 

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This message was authored by MaccyD221 This message was authored by: MaccyD221

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

hey @Kelsingra, do you know what changes are happening next week?

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This message was authored by GD1 This message was authored by: GD1

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

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@MaccyD221  All relevant changes are in the 1st post which was updated today.

Like you I'm a customer here, Sky Employees are clearly identified as such.
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This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

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For next month:

 

A spokesperson for Channel 4 confirmed to RXTV on Friday that the music channels 4Music, Kerrang, Kiss, Magic and The Box will no longer be available from Monday 1st July 2024.

 

At this point, the services will be delisted from Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media.

 

https://rxtvinfo.com/2024/channel-4-confirms-sky-virgin-and-freesat-music-channel-closure-date/ 

 

No doubt there will be the usual complaints about 'Sky removing channels', so this is relevant:

 

Channel 4’s spokesperson told RXTV "We will be closing our Box network of channels from 1st July across all platforms – as they are no longer of sufficient scale to deliver meaningful return on investment. Our strategy reflects the generational shift in TV viewing and involves reducing costs – particularly in linear activities – to allow us to invest in digital priorities and stay competitive in a world of global entertainment conglomerates and social media giants.”

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This message was authored by Trips+out This message was authored by: Trips+out

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

@Kelsingra does  the next stage of the SD switch off affect sky Q customers?.

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@Trips+out wrote:

@Kelsingra does  the next stage of the SD switch off affect sky Q customers?.


No, and they are not being "switched off" SD channels are moving from DVB-S mpeg2 to DVB-S2 mpeg4 which Sky+HD & Sky Q boxes can receive.

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This message was authored by Trips+out This message was authored by: Trips+out

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

@GD1  so why did sky sports and sky cinema channels close on sky Q?.

Ben Edgett
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This message was authored by SKY1992bf This message was authored by: SKY1992bf

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@Trips+out wrote:

@GD1  so why did sky sports and sky cinema channels close on sky Q?.


@Trips+out  Because all uk based customers get sky sports and cinema in hd as standard therefore it's not necessary to have sd versions in the uk


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This message was authored by nigea99 This message was authored by: nigea99

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@GD1 wrote:

@Trips+out wrote:

@Kelsingra does  the next stage of the SD switch off affect sky Q customers?.


No, and they are not being "switched off" SD channels are moving from DVB-S mpeg2 to DVB-S2 mpeg4 which Sky+HD & Sky Q boxes can receive.


@Trips+out 

 

We have tried to explain, as per your other queries,  that the move of the SD channels from DVB-S to DVB-S2   will have no impact on users with SKY HD & SKY Q  boxes. 

 

SD channel reply 

 

It is very similar  to changes of frequencies that happen over time that are totally transparent to viewers

This message was authored by Ray+Keenan This message was authored by: Ray+Keenan

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

Oh great. I have an adult son with autism and severe learning disabilities who just happens to love watching The Box, Kerrang,4Music, and Kiss  music channels on his Sky Q mini, he doesnt cope well with change and won't  be happy that  these channels are closing next month. Fingers and everything crossed no others will follow suit in the foreseeable future. Unfortunately this happens but he doesnt really understand that.  

This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

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@Ray+Keenan wrote:

 Fingers and everything crossed no others will follow suit in the foreseeable future. Unfortunately this happens but he doesnt really understand that.  


As the Channel 4 statement indicates, it's very difficult for any owner to justify continuing linear broadcast to an audience which largely isn't there any more, particularly with the added cost of satellite data transit.

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This message was authored by nolte This message was authored by: nolte

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

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To reword a popular song, music streaming services killed the video star.

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ROI sky Q Customer


This message was authored by UT393 This message was authored by: UT393

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

Channel 4 Music is set to close original channel 354-358, VEVO can replace them with closing EPG gaps and lose MTV since 2020.

 

https://rxtvinfo.com/2024/channel-4-confirms-sky-virgin-and-freesat-music-channel-closure-date/

 

Vevo Pop 
Vevo Country 
Vevo 2K - 
Vevo Hip-Hop 
Vevo R&B 
Vevo Latino 

This message was authored by nolte This message was authored by: nolte

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@UT393 wrote:

VEVO can replace them with closing EPG gaps


they won't. 

 

Why would they when the market has evaporated for linear music tv channels? 

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This message was authored by UT393 This message was authored by: UT393

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - June 2024

 

@nolte True, Sky would jump from 353 and 360 which includes 12 channels on Music Genre. 

 

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