Launches & Changes to Sky Channels - December 2018

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Here's where you can find the latest launches and changes to Sky channels. Subscribe to What's On to receive regular updates.



Saturday 1st


  • GOLD/ GOLD HD (EPG 110 / 810 / 340 - ROI) renames to ChristmasGOLD/ Xmas GOLDHD. The home of Christmas Comedy Classics, guaranteed to get you laughing. Brought to you by UKTV.
  • GOLD+1 (EPG 210) renames to Xmas GOLD+1
  • Good Food/ Good Food HD (EPG 133/ 827) renames to Christmas Food / Xmas Food HD. Christmas Food is dedicated to food entertainment. This Christmas it is packed with all your festive favourites, with fabulous recipes from top chefs.
  • Good Food+1  (EPG 233) renames to Xmas Food +1


Tuesday 4th


  • GN TV (EPG 182) has been temporarily removed from the EPG. 


Wednesday 5th


New Channel Launch:


  • ROK+1 (EPG 330). An English language channel broadcasting "Nollywood" films 24/7. Made by Africans for an African audience.


  • CBS Action  (EPG 148) renames to CBS Justice. Arresting drama. Complex characters, compelling crime stories and contemporary classics. Trust the teams to balance the scales of justice.
  • Believe TV (EPG 591) has been temporarily removed from the EPG.


Thursday 6th


  • Channel 4+1 regionalisation changes - On 6 December 2018, you may notice that future recordings and series links you’ve set from 13 December 2018 onwards, won’t record. To keep recording all of your favourite programmes on Channel 4 +1 follow these simple steps.


Monday 10th


  • 5SELECT (EPG 153) swaps with Paramount (EPG 159)


Thursday 13th


  • Bloomberg is permanently closing its SD channel and will be in HD only. The HD channel will continue to be at 502 and customers with an HD box should see no changes. 
  • SkySp Arena / SkySp ArenaHD (EPG 408) renames to SkySp Darts / SkySp Darts HD.  Sky Sports Darts will be a bespoke destination for the 2018/19 World Darts Championship showcasing 21 days of non-stop Darts Programming, primarily focussing on Live Coverage, ‘Specials’ Highlights and Archive.
  • ABN (EPG 195) moves to (EPG 456)


New Channel Launch:


  • Grace TV (EPG 784). Grace TV Global a Christian Channel spreading Gospel in Urdu, Hindi Punjabi and English this channel is about great commission.


Monday 17th


  • Racing UK HD/ Racing UK HD (EPG 874) renames to Racing UK/ Racing TV (426) Live horseracing from over 60 British and Irish racecourses, plus exclusive features & replays. To join visit or call 0844 855 1881 (UK) or 0818 776 700 (ROI) or 0844 241 1111 (Commercial).


Friday 21st


  • Sky Select / Sky Select HD (EPG 311) swaps with Sky Thriller/ Sky Thriller HD (EPG 308) 
  • Sky Select/ Sky Select HD (EPG 311) renames to Sky Musicals/ SkyMusicalsHD. With Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman on Sky Cinema, we give up the stage - and an entire channel - for a selection of Hollywood's best-loved song'n'dance extravaganzas.


Wednesday 26th


  • VH1 Christmas (EPG 355) renames to MTV Rocks. MTV Rocks is the channel for young, engaged, passionate gig-going fans.


  • MTV XMAS (EPG 356) renames to MTV Classics. Best of MTV programming, playing all the tracks which have stood the test of time.


Thursday 27th


  • NOW XMAS (EPG 371) renames to NOW 80s. Your eighties party channel - 24/7. Expect synth pop, soft rock, leg warmers, lycra and lots of big hair! Classic pop that has stood the test of time.
  • ChristmasGOLD/ Xmas GOLDHD (EPG 110 / 810 / 340 - ROI) renames to GOLD / GOLD HD. The home of Comedy Classics, guaranteed to get you laughing. Brought to you by UKTV. 
  • Xmas GOLD+1 (EPG 210) renames to GOLD+1 
  • Christmas Food / Xmas Food HD  (EPG 133 / 827) renames to Good Food/ Good Food HD. Good Food is dedicated to food entertainment. It is packed with all your favourite chefs and fabulous recipes. We have fun with food.
  • Xmas Food +1  (EPG 233) renames to Good Food+1  


Friday 28th


  • Christmas Hits (EPG 370) renames to Chartshow Hits. Chartshow Hits brings you uninterrupted hits, all day, every day.


Monday 31st


  • Sky DC Heroes/ Sky DC Heros HD (EPG 302) renames to Sky Hits/ Sky Hits HD. Sky Cinema presents the biggest and the best movies - the hits you missed and the blockbusters you want to watch again.