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This message was authored by KevNewMedia This message was authored by: KevNewMedia

Changes to the Sky TV Guide - May 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.

 

Wednesday 1st

 

  • Nick SpongeBob (Satellite 605 - Glass/Stream 205) renames to NickToons
  • Talk TV HD (Satellite 522 - Glass/Stream 508) closes permanently

Thursday 2nd

               

  • BBC R4 FM (0104) renames to BBC R4 
  • BBC Radio 4 LW (0130) closes permanently

 Friday 3rd

               

  • Sky Megahits (Satellite 303 - Glass/Stream 303) changes name to Sky Hits / Sky Hits HD (reverting from temporary change)
  • Sky The Mummy (Satellite 302 - Glass/Stream 302) changes name to Sky Stunt / Sky Stunt HD (temporary change)

Saturday 4th

 

  • Sky Hits (Satellite 303 - Glass/Stream 303) changes name to BankHoliday /BankHolidayHD (temporary change)

 

Monday 6th

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  • ​Sky Vengeance (Satellite 307/851 - Glass/Stream 307) changes back to Sky Action / Sky Action HD (reverting from a temporary change)

 

Tuesday 7th

 

Sky Bank Holiday (Satellite 303 - Glass/Stream 303) renames to Sky Hits / Sky Hits HD (reverting from temporary change)

 

Monday 13th

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  • ​Sky Cinema Action (Satellite 307/851 - Sky Glass/Stream 307) changes name to SkyMadAction / MadActionHD (temporary change)
  • ​Sky Stunts (Satellite 302 - Sky Glass/Stream 302) renames to CultClassics / CultClassicsHD (temporary change)

Saturday 18th

               

  • ​Cult Classics (Satellite 302 - Sky Glass/Stream 302) renames to Sky Comics/Sky Comics HD (temporary change)

Thursday 23rd

 

  • Rewind TV launches to 190 on satellite in the UK only.

Friday 24th 

               

  • ​Sky Greats (Satellite 304/849 - Sky Glass/Stream 304) changes name to BankHoliday / BankHolidayHD (temporary change)

Tuesday 28th

 

  • ​Sky Mad Action (Satellite 307/851 - Sky Glass/Stream 307) changes back to Sky Action / Sky Action HD (reverting from a temporary change)
  • Sky Bank Holiday (Satellite 304/849 - Sky Glass/Stream 304) renames to Sky Greats / Sky Greats HD (reverting from a temporary change)

Wednesday 29th

 

  • Sky Cinema Premiere SD (Satellite 301/848) closes permanently - HD service remains at 301 in the UK and ROI
  • Sky Cinema Greats SD (Satellite 304/849) closes permanently - HD service remains at 304 in the UK and ROI
  • Sky Cinema Family SD (Satellite 306/850) closes permanently - HD service remains at 306 in the UK and ROI
  • Sky Cinema Action SD (Satellite 307/851) closes permanently - HD service remains at 307 in the UK and ROI
  • Sky Sports Box Office SD (Satellite 491) closes permanently in the UK and ROI
  • Sky Sports Box Office HD (Satellite 492) moves to 491 in the UK and ROI
  • Sky Sports Football ROI SD launches on satellite at 861 in ROI only - swapping with the existing HD ROI service at 403
  • Sky Sports Main Event SD (Satellite 401/859) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 401 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports Premier League SD (Satellite 402/860) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 402 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports Football SD (Satellite 403/861) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 403 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports Cricket SD (Satellite 404/862) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 404 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports Golf SD (Satellite 405/863) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 405 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports F1 SD (Satellite 406/864) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 406 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports Action SD (Satellite 408/865) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 408 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports News SD (Satellite 409/866) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 409 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports Arena SD (Satellite 412/867) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 412 - no changes to ROI
  • Sky Sports Mix SD (Satellite 416/873) closes permanently in the UK only - HD remains at 416 - no changes to ROI
  • ​MUTV SD (Satellite 418/875) closes permanently - HD remains at 418

 

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 

Thanks
Kev
Community Manager
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This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - May 2024

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@KevNewMedia wrote:

 

Wednesday 1st

 

  • Talk TV HD (Satellite 522 - Glass/Stream 508) closes permanently

And just to get ahead of the inevitable " why is Sky censoring our viewing  " posts:

 

Scott Taunton, Talk TV's president of broadcasting, said in a briefing to staff: "Two years ago, we would not have been brave enough to launch a channel without a linear presence.

 

"But audiences of all ages have moved fast and smartphones are now the primary device where news is consumed. We need to adapt to this as a priority."

 

He added: "We are therefore intending that Talk comes off linear television from early summer and our focus will be on streaming."

 

Taunton said clips would continue to be shared through social media, while the company hoped to grow the number of viewers who watched the service via live streaming on televisions.

 

He said there was "no doubt" over the channel's future, adding: "It just won't be distributed on linear."

 

 

"Talk TV: Rupert Murdoch network to be taken off air and moved online" BBC News 05/03/24 

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This message was authored by Super+Anthony This message was authored by: Super+Anthony

Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - May 2024

Rewind TV 23rd May launching

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Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - May 2024

Great news about Sky sports +

Not surprised though, as streaming is the future

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Re: Changes to the Sky TV Guide - May 2024

hey @KevNewMedia what changes are happening on sky next week?

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@MaccyD221 wrote:

hey @KevNewMedia what changes are happening on sky next week?


I believe Kev's on annual leave this week.

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@MaccyD221  As per @rscott reply it's not likely to be updated again until next week at the very earliest as it's been updated today.

Like you I'm a customer here, Sky Employees are clearly identified as such.
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@MaccyD221 

It has been updated. 


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

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I predict that Sky Cinema Something changes name to Sky Cinema Something Else (temporary change), for no good reason whatsoever.

 

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@TimmyBGood wrote:

Sky Cinema Something will change to Sky Cinema Something Else, for no good reason whatsoever.


I wonder how much money its costs Sky on a annual basis with all these pointless weekly renames of the Cinema channels



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@TimmyBGood wrote:

Sky Cinema Something will change to Sky Cinema Something Else, for no good reason whatsoever.


I always thought that was stupid as I bet most people search for a movie regardless of the channel name, I personally never use the movie channels neither does my 79yo mother, we use On Demand

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@MarkGoldsmith 

 

Presumably keeps a team employed with coming up with the temporary names and 'curating the schedule' (or rather shuffling existing assets) to match.

 

Sky Cinema Films You've Seen Loads of Times Before could rename to Sky Cinema Films You Never Wanted to Watch Anyway.

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@TimmyBGood wrote:

@MarkGoldsmith 

 

Presumably keeps a team employed with coming up with the temporary names and curating the lineup (or rather shuffling existing assets) to match.

 

Sky Cinema Films You've Seen Before could rename to Sky Cinema Films You Never Wanted to Watch Anyway.


Heres a great suggestion they can have for free, that will fit into pointless and confusing themes:

 

Sky Cinema Sports -> only showing sports related films

Sky Sports Cinema -> for all those really dramatic sporting events 



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

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@MarkGoldsmith 

 

And Sky Sports Sports instead of Sky Sports+

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@MarkGoldsmith wrote:

@TimmyBGood wrote:

Sky Cinema Something will change to Sky Cinema Something Else, for no good reason whatsoever.


I wonder how much money its costs Sky on a annual basis with all these pointless weekly renames of the Cinema channels


Interestingly I noted that this year SKy Sports Golf did not get renamed for the Masters as in previous years & I thought some common sense may have prevailed at last 

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