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Forthcoming changes to digital platforms (UK & Ireland)

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

2019

September

  • 10th - Sony channels rebrand (most channels are on all UK platforms):
    • True Entertainment (& +1) > Sony Channel
    • Sony Movie Channel (& +1) > Sony Movies
    • Movies4Men (& +1) > Sony Movies Action
    • True Movies (& +1) > Sony Movies Christmas (temporary name for Sony Movies Classic)
  • 10th - True Entertainment/Sony Channel (& +1) swap places with Sony Crime (& +1) (Sky)
  • 10th - numerous temporary rebrands start for Christmas, continuing over autumn/winter (all platforms)
  • 16th - Sky Sports The Ashes HD & SD revert to Sky Sports Cricket HD & SD (Sky, Virgin Media UK, Virgin Media Ireland)
  • Sky Cinema DC Heroes HD & SD revert to Sky Cinema Select HD & SD (Sky and Virgin Media Ireland for both, Virgin Media UK for HD only and YouView (BT/TalkTalk) and eir Vision for SD only)
  • Sky Cinema Westerns HD & SD revert to Sky Cinema Greats HD/SD (Sky and Virgin Media Ireland for both, Virgin Media UK for HD only and YouView (BT/TalkTalk) and eir Vision for SD only)

October

[1]

Autumn/winter

2020

January

  • By 15th - reversion of the numerous temporary Christmas rebrands completed (all platforms)

February

[2]

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 75 6 - 24 Scotland

* SD or HD depending on package

No confirmed timescale

  • Home & Home +1 rebrand as HGTV & HGTV +1 (Freeview, Freesat, Sky & Virgin Media UK and Sky & Virgin Media UK for +1)
  • Drama +1 (Sky)
  • RTÉ2 +1 (Sky, 202 Ireland)
  • Fame TV may be restored to EPG (Sky 452)
  • BT Sport Box Office HD (separate feed launches for Ireland) (Sky 490, Ireland)
  • Nickelodeon +1 (Irish adverts) (Sky Ireland, 605)
  • Ideal World HD (Sky 664)
  • Create & Craft HD (Sky 683)

See also