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List of line-up changes on Sky (UK and Ireland) in 2020

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Contents

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Date EPG No. HD boxes EPG No. SD boxes Channel name Type of change New EPG number HD boxes New EPG number SD boxes New channel name Region (UK & Ireland unless stated) Notes
January
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03/01/20 408 862 Sky Sports Darts HD Reversion Sky Sports Arena HD
03/01/20 862 408 Sky Sports Darts Reversion Sky Sports Arena
04/01/20 303 844 Sky Cinema Hits HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Megahits HD
04/01/20 844 303 Sky Cinema Hits Temporary rename Sky Cinema Megahits
04/01/20 308 849 Sky Cinema Musicals HD Reversion Sky Cinema Greats HD
04/01/20 849 308 Sky Cinema Musicals Reversion Sky Cinema Greats
04/01/20 325 325 Christmas 24 Reversion Movies 24
04/01/20 326 326 Christmas 24+ Reversion Movies 24+
06/01/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Harry Potter HD Reversion Sky Cinema Family HD
06/01/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Harry Potter Reversion Sky Cinema Family
06/01/20 357 357 VH1 Christmas Reversion MTV Rocks
06/01/20 620 620 Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Reversion Nick Jr. Too
07/01/20 150 150 5Spike Removal UK Merged with Paramount Network, in a similar move to the US version in 2018
07/01/20 250 250 5Spike +1 Removal UK Merged with Paramount Network, in a similar move to the US version in 2018
07/01/20 153 153 Paramount Network Move 150 150 UK
07/01/20 160 160 VH1 Removal
07/01/20 159 159 5SELECT Move 153 153 UK
07/01/20 308 849 Sky Cinema Greats HD Move 304 845
07/01/20 849 308 Sky Cinema Greats Move 845 304
07/01/20 310 851 Sky Cinema Comedy HD Move 308 849
07/01/20 851 310 Sky Cinema Comedy Move 849 308
07/01/20 304 845 Sky Cinema Drama HD Move 310 851
07/01/20 845 304 Sky Cinema Drama Move 851 310
07/01/20 319 319 Sony Movies Christmas Rename Sony Movies Classic
07/01/20 320 320 Sony Movies Christmas +1 Rename Sony Movies Classic +1
07/01/20 369 369 Christmas Starz Reversion Starz TV
07/01/20 490 490 BT Sport Box Office HD Restoration to EPG Residential boxes only
07/01/20 687 687 Sewing Quarter Temporary removal
08/01/20 687 687 Sewing Quarter Restoration to EPG
08/01/20 782 782 iON TV Temporary removal
08/01/20 0221 0221 LBC News Launch
08/01/20 435 435 FreeSports Removal Ireland Channel removed to launch La Liga TV HD on 13/01
09/01/20 358 358 BoXmas Move 363 363 UK Also known as Box Upfront before temporary name change
09/01/20 360 360 Box Hits Move 358 358 UK
09/01/20 361 361 Kiss Move 360 360 UK
09/01/20 362 362 Magic Move 361 361 UK
09/01/20 363 363 Kerrang! Move 362 362 UK
09/01/20 363 363 BoXmas Removal UK Also known as Box Upfront before temporary name change
13/01/20 435 435 La Liga TV HD Launch
13/01/20 598 598 Celebration TV Launch
14/01/20 250 250 Paramount Network +1 Launch
15/01/20 687 687 Sewing Quarter Removal
16/01/20 250 250 Paramount Network +1 Removal Ireland Accidentally broadcast to Ireland
17/01/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Superheroes HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Will Smith HD For the release of Bad Boys for Life
17/01/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Superheroes Temporary rename Sky Cinema Will Smith For the release of Bad Boys for Life
20/01/20 494 494 BT Sport Box Office 2 HD Rename BT Sport Box Office WWE HD
21/01/20 158 158 Home Rename HGTV UK
21/01/20 162 162 Home Rename HGTV Ireland
21/01/20 258 258 Home +1 Rename HGTV +1 UK
21/01/20 262 262 Home +1 Rename HGTV +1 Ireland
21/01/20 327 327 Retro Movies Removal
21/01/20 756 756 Channel 44 Temporary removal
21/01/20 759 759 A1TV Temporary removal
21/01/20 490 490 BT Sport Box Office HD Temporary removal Ireland
22/01/20 490 490 BT Sport Box Office HD Restoration to EPG Ireland
24/01/20 493 493 ITV Box Office HD Removal
27/01/20 113 813 Universal TV HD Removal UK Replaced with Sky Comedy HD
27/01/20 813 113 Universal TV Removal UK Replaced with Sky Comedy
27/01/20 213 213 Universal TV +1 Removal
27/01/20 342 813 Universal TV HD Removal Ireland Replaced with Sky Comedy HD.
Channel opted out of HD swap in Ireland.
27/01/20 113 113 Universal TV Removal Ireland Replaced with Sky Comedy.
Channel opted out of HD swap in Ireland.
27/01/20 113 813 Sky Comedy HD Launch UK
27/01/20 813 113 Sky Comedy Launch UK
27/01/20 342 813 Sky Comedy HD Launch Ireland Channel opted out of HD swap in Ireland.
27/01/20 113 113 Sky Comedy Launch Ireland Channel opted out of HD swap in Ireland.
27/01/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Will Smith HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Oscars HD For the 2020 Academy Awards
27/01/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Will Smith Temporary rename Sky Cinema Oscars For the 2020 Academy Awards
31/01/20 184 184 Horse & Country TV Removal
31/01/20 431 431 Front Runner TV Removal
February
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01/02/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Family HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Adventure HD
01/02/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Family Temporary rename Sky Cinema Adventure
01/02/20 910 910 XXX Amateurs Rename XXX Public Pickups
03/02/20 303 844 Sky Cinema Megahits HD Reversion Sky Cinema Hits HD
03/02/20 844 303 Sky Cinema Megahits Reversion Sky Cinema Hits
03/02/20 182 182 GN TV Rename Channel 7
03/02/20 192 192 Showcase Temporary removal
03/02/20 458 458 BEN Temporary removal
06/02/20 192 192 Showcase Restoration to EPG
07/02/20 308 849 Sky Cinema Comedy HD Temporary move 310 851
07/02/20 849 308 Sky Cinema Comedy Temporary move 851 310
07/02/20 310 851 Sky Cinema Drama HD Temporary move 308 849
07/02/20 851 310 Sky Cinema Drama Temporary move 849 308
08/02/20 308 849 Sky Cinema Drama HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Valentine HD
08/02/20 849 308 Sky Cinema Drama Temporary rename Sky Cinema Valentine
11/02/20 739 739 Noor TV Temporary removal
12/02/20 458 458 BEN Restoration to EPG
12/02/20 739 739 Noor TV Restoration to EPG
13/02/20 759 759 A1TV Restoration to EPG
14/02/20 749 749 Takbeer TV Temporary removal
15/02/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Oscars HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Animation HD
15/02/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Oscars Temporary rename Sky Cinema Animation
15/02/20 311 852 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Star Wars HD
15/02/20 852 311 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror Temporary rename Sky Cinema Star Wars
17/02/20 308 849 Sky Cinema Valentine HD Reversion and move 310 851 Sky Cinema Drama HD
17/02/20 849 308 Sky Cinema Valentine Reversion and move 851 310 Sky Cinema Drama
17/02/20 310 851 Sky Cinema Comedy HD Move 308 849
17/02/20 851 310 Sky Cinema Comedy Move 849 308
18/02/20 749 749 Takbeer TV Restoration to EPG
24/02/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Animation HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes HD
24/02/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Animation Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes
24/02/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Adventure HD Reversion Sky Cinema Family HD
24/02/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Adventure Reversion Sky Cinema Family
24/02/20 311 852 Sky Cinema Star Wars HD Reversion Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD
24/02/20 852 311 Sky Cinema Star Wars Reversion Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror
25/02/20 782 782 iON TV Restoration to EPG
25/02/20 907 907 Dirty Talk Removal
28/02/20 355 355 MTV Classic Temporary rename MTV 80s
March
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02/03/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Family HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Kids Books HD For World Book Day 2020
02/03/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Family Temporary rename Sky Cinema Kids Books For World Book Day 2020
02/03/20 310 851 Sky Cinema Drama HD Temporary rename & move 308 849 Sky Cinema Women In Film HD For International Women's Day 2020
02/03/20 851 310 Sky Cinema Drama Temporary rename & move 849 308 Sky Cinema Women In Film For International Women's Day 2020
02/03/20 308 849 Sky Cinema Comedy HD Move 310 851
02/03/20 849 308 Sky Cinema Comedy Move 851 310
04/03/20 831 144 Quest
(Ireland adverts)
Replacement Quest
(UK adverts)
Ireland
05/03/20 912 912 Studio 66 Removal
06/03/20 152 152 Pick Move 159 159 Channel Islands
06/03/20 307 848 Sky Cinema Action HD Temporary move 311 852
06/03/20 848 307 Sky Cinema Action Temporary move 852 311
06/03/20 311 852 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD Temporary move 307 848
06/03/20 852 311 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror Temporary move 848 307
07/03/20 307 848 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Monsters HD
07/03/20 848 307 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror Temporary rename Sky Cinema Monsters
09/03/20 195 889 Smithsonian Channel HD Move 160 No change
09/03/20 889 195 Smithsonian Channel Move No change 160
09/03/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Kids Books HD Reversion Sky Cinema Family HD
09/03/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Kids Books Reversion Sky Cinema Family
09/03/20 308 849 Sky Cinema Women in Film HD Reversion & move 310 851 Sky Cinema Drama HD
09/03/20 849 308 Sky Cinema Women in Film Reversion & move 851 310 Sky Cinema Drama
09/03/20 310 851 Sky Cinema Comedy HD Move 308 849
09/03/20 851 310 Sky Cinema Comedy Move 849 308
09/03/20 405 859 Sky Sports Golf HD Temporary rename Sky Sports The Players HD For the 2020 Players Championship
09/03/20 859 405 Sky Sports Golf Temporary rename Sky Sports The Players For the 2020 Players Championship
10/03/20 140 140 Food Network
(Irish adverts)
Launch Ireland
14/03/20 405 859 Sky Sports The Players HD Reversion Sky Sports Golf HD Originally planned to revert on 17 March, but pushed three days earlier due to the championship itself being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
14/03/20 859 405 Sky Sports The Players Reversion Sky Sports Golf Originally planned to revert on 17 March, but pushed three days earlier due to the championship itself being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
17/03/20 686 686 Smart Shop Removal
20/03/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Superheroes HD Reversion Sky Cinema Animation HD
20/03/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Superheroes Reversion Sky Cinema Animation
23/03/20 311 852 Sky Cinema Action HD Move 307 848
23/03/20 852 311 Sky Cinema Action Move 848 307
23/03/20 307 848 Sky Cinema Monsters HD Reversion & move 311 852 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD
23/03/20 848 307 Sky Cinema Monsters Reversion & move 852 311 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror
23/03/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Animation HD Reversion Sky Cinema Superheroes HD
23/03/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Animation Reversion Sky Cinema Superheroes
23/03/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Family HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Animation HD
23/03/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Family Temporary rename Sky Cinema Animation
24/03/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Animation HD Reversion Sky Cinema Family HD
24/03/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Animation Reversion Sky Cinema Family
24/03/20 330 330 OUTtv Launch Ahead of official launch on 01/04/20
25/03/20 756 756 Channel 44 Restoration to EPG
27/03/20 304 845 Sky Cinema Greats HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Musicals HD
27/03/20 845 304 Sky Cinema Greats Temporary rename Sky Cinema Musicals
28/03/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Superheroes HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Adventure HD
28/03/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Superheroes Temporary rename Sky Cinema Adventure
28/03/20 307 848 Sky Cinema Action HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Star Wars HD
28/03/20 848 307 Sky Cinema Action Temporary rename Sky Cinema Star Wars
April
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01/04/20 355 355 MTV 80s Reversion MTV Classic
01/04/20 620 620 Nick Jr. Too Temporary rename Nick Jr. Peppa
04/04/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Family HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Harry Potter HD
04/04/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Family Temporary rename Sky Cinema Harry Potter
10/04/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Adventure HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Animation HD
10/04/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Adventure Temporary rename Sky Cinema Animation
13/04/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Animation HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Feel Good HD
13/04/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Animation Temporary rename Sky Cinema Feel Good
14/04/20 160 889 Smithsonian Channel HD Move 173 No change
14/04/20 889 160 Smithsonian Channel Move No change 173
14/04/20 173 173 BET Move 195 195
14/04/20 304 845 Sky Cinema Musicals HD Reversion Sky Cinema Greats HD
14/04/20 845 304 Sky Cinema Musicals Reversion Sky Cinema Greats
14/04/20 307 848 Sky Cinema Star Wars HD Reversion Sky Cinema Action HD
14/04/20 848 307 Sky Cinema Star Wars Reversion Sky Cinema Action
15/04/20 909 909 Meet the Babes Removal
20/04/20 184 184 Hi Impact TV Launch
20/04/20 306 847 Sky Cinema Harry Potter HD Reversion Sky Cinema Family HD
20/04/20 847 306 Sky Cinema Harry Potter Reversion Sky Cinema Family
20/04/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Feel Good HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes HD
20/04/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Feel Good Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes
30/04/20 612 612 Disney XD +1 Removal Closed alongside other Disney channels in Europe and Australia due to the popularisation of Disney+
30/04/20 678 678 PaversShoes.tv Removal
May
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01/05/20 620 620 Nick Jr. Peppa Temporary rename Nick Jr. Paw Patrol
02/05/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Superheroes HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Twilight HD
02/05/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Superheroes Temporary rename Sky Cinema Twilight
04/05/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Twilight HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Star Wars HD
04/05/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Twilight Temporary rename Sky Cinema Star Wars
08/05/20 303 844 Sky Cinema Hits HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Men In Black HD
08/05/20 844 303 Sky Cinema Hits Temporary rename Sky Cinema Men in Black
11/05/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Star Wars HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes HD
11/05/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Star Wars Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes
11/05/20 303 844 Sky Cinema Men In Black HD Reversion Sky Cinema Hits HD
11/05/20 844 303 Sky Cinema Men In Black Reversion Sky Cinema Hits
12/05/20 622 622 BabyTV Move 612 612
18/05/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Superheroes HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Fast & Furious HD
18/05/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Superheroes Temporary rename Sky Cinema Fast & Furious
22/05/20 304 845 Sky Cinema Greats HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema M:I HD
(Mission:Impossible)
22/05/20 845 304 Sky Cinema Greats Temporary rename Sky Cinema M:I
(Mission:Impossible)
26/05/20 114 814 Syfy HD Move 152 892
26/05/20 814 114 Syfy Move 892 152
26/05/20 123 834 E! HD Move 151 No change UK
26/05/20 834 123 E! Move No change 151 UK
26/05/20 123 123 E! Move 151 151 Ireland
26/05/20 130 825 History HD Move 123 No change
26/05/20 825 130 History Move No change 123
26/05/20 151 151 Challenge Move 160 160
26/05/20 152 152 Pick Move 159 159 UK & Ireland but not Channel Islands Already on 159 in Channel Islands
26/05/20 214 214 Syfy +1 Move 252 252
26/05/20 230 230 History +1 Move 223 223
26/05/20 251 251 Challenge +1 Move 260 260
26/05/20 252 252 Pick +1 Move 259 259
26/05/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Fast & Furious HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes HD
26/05/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Fast & Furious Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes
26/05/20 304 845 Sky Cinema M:I HD
(Mission:Impossible)
Reversion Sky Cinema Greats HD
26/05/20 845 304 Sky Cinema M:I
(Mission:Impossible)
Reversion Sky Cinema Greats
26/05/20 663 663 QVC Style Move 677 677
26/05/20 677 677 QVC Beauty Move 663 663
27/05/20 114 814 Sky Documentaries HD Launch
27/05/20 814 114 Sky Documentaries Launch
27/05/20 123 825 History HD Rename Sky History HD
27/05/20 825 123 History Rename Sky History
27/05/20 130 893 Sky Nature HD Launch
27/05/20 893 130 Sky Nature Launch
27/05/20 163 894 Sky History2 HD Launch Great Britain
27/05/20 196 894 Sky History2 HD Launch NI & Ireland
27/05/20 163 163 History 2 Rename & move 894 No change Sky History2 Great Britain
27/05/20 196 196 History 2 Rename & move 894 No change Sky History2 NI & Ireland
27/05/20 223 223 History +1 Rename Sky History +1
28/05/20 0185 0185 GN Radio Removal
29/05/20 352 352 MTV OMG Temporary rename MTV 00s
June
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01/06/20 207 207 Sky Witness +1
(Irish adverts)
Replacement Sky Witness +1
(UK adverts)
Ireland
01/06/20 260 260 Challenge +1 Removal
01/06/20 366 366 Trace Latina Removal Merged with Trace Urban
01/06/20 369 369 Starz TV Removal
01/06/20 862 408 Sky Sports Arena
(Irish adverts)
Replacement & move 408 No change Sky Sports Arena
(UK adverts)
Ireland HD swap not applied
01/06/20 408 862 Sky Sports Arena HD Move 862 No change Ireland HD swap not applied
01/06/20 620 620 Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Reversion Nick Jr. Too
01/06/20 741 741 GEO Kahani Removal
02/06/20 923 923 Studio 66 2 Removal
09/06/20 179 179 Sony Crime Removal
15/06/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Superheroes HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Will Smith HD
15/06/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Superheroes Temporary rename Sky Cinema Will Smith
16/06/20 159 895 Pick HD Launch UK Labelled "Pick" not "Pick HD" on EPG.
16/06/20 159 159 Pick Move 895 No change UK
22/06/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Will Smith HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Tom Hanks HD
22/06/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Will Smith Temporary rename Sky Cinema Tom Hanks
22/06/20 352 352 MTV 00s Temporary rename MTV Pride For Pride in London
29/06/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Tom Hanks HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Star Wars HD
29/06/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Tom Hanks Temporary rename Sky Cinema Star Wars
29/06/20 352 352 MTV Pride Reversion MTV OMG
30/06/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Star Wars Removal
30/06/20 302 842 Sky Cinema Star Wars HD Move No change 302 HD swap no longer applicable
30/06/20 844 303 Sky Cinema Hits Removal
30/06/20 303 844 Sky Cinema Hits HD Move No change 303 HD swap no longer applicable
30/06/20 852 311 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror Removal
30/06/20 311 852 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD Move No change 311 HD swap no longer applicable
30/06/20 719 719 ABP News Removal
30/06/20 330 330 OUTtv Removal
30/06/20 178 178 Travel Channel Removal
30/06/20 171 171 Discovery History Move 177 177
30/06/20 177 177 Discovery Home & Health Move 178 178
30/06/20 271 271 Discovery History +1 Move 277 277
30/06/20 277 277 Discovery Home & Health +1 Move 278 278
30/06/20 490 490 BT Sport Box Office HD Temporary removal UK residential boxes only Remained on UK commercial boxes showing Amazon's Premier League matches during July 2020. ROI feed is separate and was not affected.
July
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01/07/20 162 836 Animal Planet HD Removal Great Britain
01/07/20 190 841 Animal Planet HD Removal Ireland & NI
01/07/20 836 162 Animal Planet Move 162 No change Great Britain HD swap no longer applicable
01/07/20 841 190 Animal Planet Move 190 No change Ireland & NI HD swap no longer applicable
01/07/20 713 713 News 18 Removal
 
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