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List of line-up changes on Sky (UK and Ireland) in 2021

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Note: This list details the EPG changes on Sky+HD & Sky Q boxes in the UK & (Republic of) Ireland. Other channels that may be mentioned elsewhere are not included in this list.

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Key

Example Description
Launch Channel that has launched or temporarily launched on the EPG
Removal Channel that has been removed or temporarily removed from the EPG
Rename Channel that has been renamed or temporarily renamed on the EPG
Reversion Channel that was using a temporary name that has reverted to its previous name
Restoration Channel that was relaunched or restored to the EPG after being removed.
Move Channel that has been moved to another EPG number.

Contents

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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01/01/21 303 844 Sky Cinema Christmas HD Reversion Sky Cinema Drama HD
01/01/21 844 303 Sky Cinema Christmas Reversion Sky Cinema Drama
03/01/21 325 325 Christmas 24 Reversion Movies 24
03/01/21 326 326 Christmas 24 + Reversion Movies 24 +
04/01/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Harry Potter HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Feel Good HD
04/01/21 304 845 Sky Cinema Musicals HD Reversion Sky Cinema Greats HD
04/01/21 845 304 Sky Cinema Musicals Reversion Sky Cinema Greats
04/01/21 359 359 BoXmas Reversion The Box UK
05/01/21 190 190 mytv Removal Ceased broadcasting 1 January 2021
05/01/21 303 844 Sky Cinema Drama HD Move 311 851
05/01/21 844 303 Sky Cinema Drama Move 851 311
05/01/21 311 311 Sky Cinema Hits HD Move 303 303
05/01/21 319 319 Sony Movies Christmas Reversion Sony Movies Classic
05/01/21 320 320 Sony Movies Christmas +1 Reversion Sony Movies Classic +1
05/01/21 355 355 MTV Xmas Reversion MTV Classic Christmas programming and on-screen ident already reverted on 28 December 2020
05/01/21 364 364 Trace Xmas Rename Trace Hits UK
05/01/21 408 862 Sky Sports Darts HD Reversion Sky Sports Arena HD On commercial boxes, no HD swap applies and the primary channel is listed at 409 not 408.
05/01/21 862 408 Sky Sports Darts Reversion Sky Sports Arena On commercial boxes, no HD swap applies and the primary channel is listed at 409 not 408.
05/01/21 490 490 BT Sport Box Office HD Restoration to EPG UK residential boxes
05/01/21 786 786 Abu Dhabi TV Removal Ceased broadcasting 1 January 2021
05/01/21 792 792 Record TV HD Removal Ceased broadcasting on Astra 28.2°E
06/01/21 178 178 Discovery Home & Health Removal
06/01/21 192 192 Discovery Shed Removal
06/01/21 278 278 Discovery Home & Health +1 Removal
06/01/21 307 847 Sky Cinema Five Star Movies HD Removal
06/01/21 847 307 Sky Cinema Five Star Movies Removal
06/01/21 308 848 Sky Cinema Action HD Move 307 847
06/01/21 848 308 Sky Cinema Action Move 847 307
06/01/21 309 849 Sky Cinema Comedy HD Move 308 848
06/01/21 849 309 Sky Cinema Comedy Move 848 308
06/01/21 310 850 Sky Cinema Thriller HD Move 309 849
06/01/21 850 310 Sky Cinema Thriller Move 849 309
06/01/21 311 851 Sky Cinema Drama HD Move 310 850
06/01/21 851 311 Sky Cinema Drama Move 850 310
06/01/21 312 312 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD Move 311 311
06/01/21 312 312 Sky Cinema Premiere +1 Restoration to EPG
06/01/21 615 615 Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Reversion Nick Jr. Too EPG name has only been relabelled in the UK
06/01/21 0214 0214 UCB Ireland Removal
11/01/21 353 353 MTV Base Move 352 352
11/01/21 355 355 MTV Classic Move 353 353
11/01/21 358 358 Box Hits Move 354 354 UK
11/01/21 359 359 The Box Move 355 355 UK
11/01/21 360 360 Kiss Move 356 356 UK
11/01/21 361 361 Magic Move 357 357 UK
11/01/21 362 362 Kerrang! Move 358 358 UK
11/01/21 364 364 Trace Hits Move 359 359 UK
11/01/21 365 365 Trace Vault Move 360 360 UK
11/01/21 368 368 Now 70s Move 361 361 UK
11/01/21 371 371 Now 80s Move 362 362 UK
11/01/21 372 372 Now 90s Move 363 363 UK
11/01/21 373 373 Clubland TV Move 364 364 UK
11/01/21 376 376 Spotlight TV Move 365 365
11/01/21 615 615 Nick Jr. Too Move 613 613
11/01/21 616 616 Pop Move 614 614
11/01/21 617 617 Tiny Pop Move 615 615
11/01/21 620 620 Nickelodeon +1 Move 616 616
11/01/21 623 623 RTÉjr Move 617 617 Ireland
11/01/21 624 624 Tiny Pop +1 Move 618 618
11/01/21 625 625 Pop +1 Move 619 619
11/01/21 626 626 Pop Max Move 620 620
11/01/21 627 627 Pop Max +1 Move 621 621
11/01/21 628 628 Nick Jr. +1 Move 622 622
11/01/21 629 642 Nickelodeon HD Move 623 No change Ireland
11/01/21 630 630 RTÉjr Move 624 624 Northern Ireland
11/01/21 631 648 Nick Jr. HD Move 625 No change Ireland
11/01/21 648 606 Nick Jr. Move 645 645 UK
11/01/21 606 606 Nick Jr. Move No change 645 Ireland
12/01/21 645 645 Nick Jr. Move No change 606 UK
12/01/21 606 645 Nick Jr. Move No change 606 Ireland
12/01/21 606 648 Nick Jr. HD Move No change 645 UK
12/01/21 625 648 Nick Jr. HD Move No change 645 Ireland
14/01/21 585 585 Loveworld TV HD Removal Ireland Removed as, following Brexit, channel providers opted for UK only broadcasting licences not for obtaining an Irish/EU broadcasting licences.
14/01/21 673 673 Hochanda Removal Ireland
14/01/21 787 787 Ahlulbayt TV Removal Ireland
22/01/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Feel Good HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Must See Movies HD
22/01/21 704 704 Star Bharat Rename Utsav Bharat Star-branded channels renamed to avoid confusion with the Star hub that launched on Disney+ a month after the rename took place
22/01/21 705 883 Star Plus HD Rename Utsav Plus HD
22/01/21 883 705 Star Plus Rename Utsav Plus
22/01/21 717 887 Star Gold HD Rename Utsav Gold HD
22/01/21 887 717 Star Gold Rename Utsav Gold
28/01/21 181 181 Forces TV Removal Ireland Removed as, following Brexit, channel providers opted for UK only broadcasting licences not for obtaining an Irish/EU broadcasting licences.
28/01/21 0211 0211 BFBS Radio Removal Ireland
February
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01/02/21 437 437 SportyStuff TV HD Launch
04/02/21 509 891 CGTN HD Removal UK Licence revoked by Ofcom.
Official statement from Ofcom
04/02/21 891 509 CGTN Removal UK
09/02/21 772 772 Kanshi TV Temporary removal
10/02/21 772 772 Kanshi TV Restoration to EPG
12/02/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Must See Movies HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Harry Potter HD
16/02/21 598 598 Celebration TV Temporary removal UK
Removal Ireland Removed as, following Brexit, channel provider opted for a UK only broadcasting licence not for obtaining an Irish/EU broadcasting licence.
16/02/21 759 759 A1TV Temporary removal
17/02/21 759 759 A1TV Restoration to EPG
19/02/21 598 598 Celebration TV Restoration to EPG UK
22/02/21 190 190 NTD Launch
23/02/21 407 861 Sky Sports NFL HD Temporary removal Sky Sports Action expected to be replaced by Sky Sports NFL in September 2021. On commercial boxes, no HD swap applies and the primary channel (the SD channel) is listed at 408 not 407.
23/02/21 861 407 Sky Sports NFL Temporary removal
23/02/21 407 861 Sky Sports Action HD Restoration to EPG
23/02/21 861 407 Sky Sports Action Restoration to EPG
23/02/21 783 783 Deen TV Launch
28/02/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Harry Potter HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Musicals HD
March
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01/03/21 149 149 Quest Red Removal Ireland UK adverts.
01/03/21 162 162 HGTV Removal Ireland
01/03/21 172 172 DMAX Removal Ireland
01/03/21 149 149 Quest Red Launch Ireland Ireland adverts.
01/03/21 162 162 HGTV Launch Ireland
01/03/21 172 172 DMAX Launch Ireland
01/03/21 187 187 Lifetime Removal Lifetime closed on all platforms.
Ref
01/03/21 189 189 Animal Planet Move 178 178 NI, Ireland
01/03/21 289 289 Animal Planet +1 Move 278 278 NI, Ireland
01/03/21 306 846 Sky Cinema Family HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Kids Books HD For World Book Day 2021
01/03/21 846 306 Sky Cinema Family Temporary rename Sky Cinema Kids Books For World Book Day 2021
01/03/21 310 850 Sky Cinema Drama HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Women in Film HD For International Women's Day 2021
01/03/21 850 310 Sky Cinema Drama Temporary rename Sky Cinema Women in Film For International Women's Day 2021
01/03/21 760 760 HUM News Removal
05/03/21 311 311 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Divergent HD
08/03/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Musicals HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Race Against Time HD
08/03/21 306 846 Sky Cinema Kids Books HD Reversion Sky Cinema Family HD
08/03/21 846 306 Sky Cinema Kids Books Reversion Sky Cinema Family
08/03/21 311 311 Sky Cinema Divergent HD Reversion Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD
08/03/21 405 859 Sky Sports Golf HD Temporary rename Sky Sports Players HD For the 2021 Players Championship
08/03/21 859 405 Sky Sports Golf Temporary rename Sky Sports Players For the 2021 Players Championship
09/03/21 310 850 Sky Cinema Women in Film HD Reversion Sky Cinema Drama HD
09/03/21 850 310 Sky Cinema Women in Film Reversion Sky Cinema Drama
10/03/21 202 202 RTÉ2 +1 Launch Ireland
15/03/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Race Against Time HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Superheroes HD
15/03/21 523 523 WION HD
(World Is One News)
Launch
15/03/21 662 896 TJC HD Launch
15/03/21 662 662 TJC Move 896 No change
16/03/21 405 859 Sky Sports Players HD Reversion Sky Sports Golf HD
16/03/21 859 405 Sky Sports Players Reversion Sky Sports Golf
22/03/21 773 773 Pitaara Launch
25/03/21 814 114 Sky Documentaries Removal Ireland UK adverts.
25/03/21 814 114 Sky Documentaries Launch Ireland Irish adverts.
26/03/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Superheroes HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Adventure HD
29/03/21 524 524 Sky News Floyd Case HD Temporary launch To broadcast the trial of Derek Chauvin on charges of murdering George Floyd in 2020
April
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01/04/21 613 613 Nick Jr. Too Temporary rename Nick Jr. Paw Patrol
01/04/21 673 673 Hochanda Rename The Craft Store UK
01/04/21 974 974 Channel 4
(Audio description)
Removal UK outside London These channels were originally included on these numbers outside London to provide audio description (AD) services for Channel 4/+1. Channel 4 have now made AD available in all advertising regions on 104/204 (108/208 in Wales) so they were removed from 974/975. Channel 4 AD was already available in the London advertising region on 104/204/804 before the change (and therefore not included on 974/975 in that region).
01/04/21 975 975 Channel 4 +1
(Audio description)
Removal UK outside London
05/04/21 405 859 Sky Sports Golf HD Temporary rename Sky Sports Masters HD Sky Sports Masters
05/04/21 859 405 Sky Sports Golf Temporary rename Sky Sports Masters
08/04/21 820 122 Sky Arts Removal Ireland UK adverts.
08/04/21 820 122 Sky Arts Launch Ireland Irish adverts.
08/04/21 893 130 Sky Nature Removal Ireland UK adverts.
08/04/21 893 130 Sky Nature Launch Ireland Irish adverts.
08/04/21 173 173 BET Removal Closed due to content moving to My5 and Pluto TV
10/04/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Adventure HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Oscars HD
13/04/21 803 103 ITV Anglia East Removal Essex
Norfolk
West Anglia
Local SD versions of ITV and UTV +1 removed in noted regions.
ITV Central West SD, ITV Granada SD, ITV Meridian East SD or ITV +1 Granada replaced these regional versions, as shown. ITV HD channels unaffected.
ITV Central East East Midlands
ITV Tyne Tees Tyne
North Yorkshire
Tees
ITV Yorkshire West North West Yorkshire
Humber
Sheffield
Scarborough
North East Midlands
South Yorkshire
ITV West HTV West
Gloucester
ITV Westcountry Westcountry
West Dorset
ITV Meridian South Meridian South
Brighton
Meridian North
203 203 UTV +1 Northern Ireland
231 231 ITVBe +1 UK
803 103 ITV Granada Launch North West Yorkshire
Tyne
North Yorkshire
Humber
Sheffield
Scarborough
North East Midlands
Tees
South Yorkshire
ITV Central West HTV West
Westcountry
East Midlands
Gloucester
West Dorset
ITV Meridian East Essex
Meridian South
Norfolk
West Anglia
London/Thames Valley
Meridian North
203 203 ITV +1 Granada Northern Ireland
405 859 Sky Sports Masters HD Reversion Sky Sports Golf HD
859 405 Sky Sports Masters Sky Sports Golf
22/04/21 524 524 Sky News Floyd Case HD Removal
26/04/21 407 861 Sky Sports Action HD Temporary rename Sky Sports NFL HD
26/04/21 861 407 Sky Sports Action Temporary rename Sky Sports NFL
30/04/21 183 183 Vice Removal
30/04/21 164 164 Blaze Temporary move 187 187 Channel Islands To prevent the slot from no longer being available for usage after Lifetime's closure (which would eventually be bought for That's TV Gold)
May
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01/05/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Oscars HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Must See Movies HD
03/05/21 613 613 Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Temporary rename Nick Jr. Peppa
05/05/21 708 708 Republic Bharat Removal
06/05/21 195 195 BEN Removal
08/05/21 407 861 Sky Sports NFL HD Reversion Sky Sports Action HD
08/05/21 861 407 Sky Sports NFL Reversion Sky Sports Action
14/05/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Must See Movies HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Fast & Furious HD
17/05/21 184 184 Hi-Impact TV Temporary removal
17/05/21 674 674 Jewellery Maker Temporary rename Shopping Quarter
21/05/21 184 184 Hi-Impact TV Restoration to EPG
25/05/21 157 157 Sony Channel Rename GREAT! tv Sony-branded channel rebranding due to acquisition by Narrative Capital Partners LLC
25/05/21 257 257 Sony Channel +1 Rename GREAT! tv +1
25/05/21 319 319 Sony Movies Classic Rename GREAT! movies classic
25/05/21 320 320 Sony Movies Classic +1 Rename GREAT! movies classic +1
25/05/21 321 321 Sony Movies Rename GREAT! movies
25/05/21 322 322 Sony Movies +1 Rename GREAT! movies +1
25/05/21 323 323 Sony Movies Action Rename GREAT! movies action
25/05/21 324 324 Sony Movies Action +1 Rename GREAT! movies action +1
28/05/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Fast & Furious HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Musicals HD
31/05/21 613 613 Nick Jr. Peppa Reversion Nick Jr. Too
June
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01/06/21 515 515 GB News HD Launch Placeholder initially. Programming fully started on 13 June 2021
01/06/21 515 515 TVC News Move 524 524
01/06/21 518 518 Channels 24 Removal Ireland Channel provider opted for UK only broadcasting licence following Brexit rather than obtaining an Irish/EU licence.
01/06/21 794 794 Colors Gujarati Launch
03/06/21 674 674 Shopping Quarter Reversion Jewellery Maker
06/06/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Musicals HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Gangsters HD
19/06/21 307 847 Sky Cinema Action HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Jurassic HD
19/06/21 847 307 Sky Cinema Action Temporary rename Sky Cinema Jurassic
21/06/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Gangsters HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Feel Good HD
21/06/21 307 847 Sky Cinema Jurassic HD Reversion Sky Cinema Action HD
21/06/21 847 307 Sky Cinema Jurassic Reversion Sky Cinema Action
 
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