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Forthcoming changes to digital platforms (UK & Ireland)

From TVCL – TV Channel Lists

This is a list of known forthcoming changes to digital platforms in the UK and Ireland.

2019

December

2020

January

Winter

  • By early 2020 - BT and Sky agreement on cross supply of TV channels comes into force in UK:
    • NOW TV service added to YouView BT boxes - subscribers to NOW TV have access to shows on Sky Atlantic and Sky original productions plus over 250 box sets, 1000 movies and a new premiere every day; plus access BT Sport on NOW TV boxes
    • Sky customers can include BT Sport as part of their overall Sky subscription and access BT Sport through Sky Go. Pricing and packs for the UK to be announced.

February

Spring

By end of year

Provider Channel Current EPG number New EPG number (between) Region affected
Sky Channel 4 117 106 - 108 Wales
Channel 4 +1 217 206 - 208 Wales
BBC Alba 141 106 - 124 Scotland
CBBC 613* 601 - 608 UK
CBeebies 614* 601 - 608 UK
Freesat Channel 4 120 106 - 108 Wales
Virgin Media BBC Alba 161 106 - 124 UK
S4C HD 166 106 - 124 UK
Freeview BBC Four 68 6 - 24 Scotland

* SD or HD depending on package

No confirmed timescale

Possible restorations to Sky EPG

  • Gospel Channel (586)
  • B4U Plus (721)
  • Safeer (753)
  • Prime TV (762)
  • iON TV (782)

Other

See also