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Past EPG changes

These are list of past EPG changes for both the UK & Ireland for the respective year shown:
1982 to 1999 - 2000
2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010
2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020
2021

Near-future EPG changes (UK & Ireland)

Key

Example Description
Launch Channel due to be launched or temporarily launched on the EPG
Removal Channel due to be removed or temporarily removed from the EPG
Rename Channel due to be renamed or temporarily renamed on the EPG
Reversion Channel is currently using a temporary name that is due to revert to its previous name
Restoration to EPG Channel due to be relaunched or restored to the EPG after being removed.
Move Channel due to be moved to another EPG number.

Confirmed changes

This list consists of confirmed changes that are due to occur within the next 12 months.

Date Channel No. HD boxes Channel No. SD boxes Channel name Type of change New channel number HD boxes New channel number SD boxes New channel name Region (UK & Ireland unless stated) Testing info References/Notes
01/08/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Magic HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Road Movies HD Sky EPG changes August
01/08/21 303 303 Sky Cinema Megahits HD Reversion Sky Cinema Hits HD
11/08/21 407 861 Sky Sports The Lions HD Reversion Sky Sports Action HD Lions pop up channel
11/08/21 861 407 Sky Sports The Lions Reversion Sky Sports Action
01/09/21 106 806 Sky One HD Removal Sky entertainment channel changes from 1 September.
806 106 Sky One Removal
106 806 Sky Showcase HD Launch
806 106 Sky Showcase Launch
113 813 Sky Comedy HD Move 114 814 UK excluding Wales
114 115 Wales
342 No change Ireland
813 113 Sky Comedy Move 814 114 UK excluding Wales
114 115 Wales
113 113 114 114 Ireland
113 813 Sky Max HD Launch UK excluding Wales; Ireland
114 Wales
813 113 Sky Max Launch UK excluding Wales; Ireland
114 Wales
114 814 Sky Documentaries HD Move 121 819 UK excluding Wales; Ireland
115 Wales
814 114 Sky Documentaries Move 819 121 UK excluding Wales; Ireland
115 Wales
121 819 Sky Crime HD Move 122 820
819 121 Sky Crime Move 820 122
122 820 Sky Arts HD Move 130 821
820 122 Sky Arts Move 821 130
206 206 Sky One +1 Removal
206 206 Sky Showcase +1 Launch
221 221 Sky Crime +1 Move 222 222
??/??/21 421 421 eir Sport 1 HD Removal Ireland eir Sport channels to cease broadcasting later this year
??/??/21 5xx 5xx CGTN Restoration to EPG Testing:
Freq: 11306 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3
Label: 52275
CGTN to return within weeks | RXTV info
??/??/21 707 707 Zee Cinema Removal ZEE TV & ZEE Cinema closure in UK
??/??/21 709 709 Zee TV Removal
??/01/22 1xx 8xx BBC Three HD Relaunch UK BBC Three to return to TV
Launch Ireland
??/01/22 8xx 1xx BBC Three Relaunch
??/??/?? 7xx 7xx Politics Punjab TV Launch Testing:
Freq: 11538 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6
Label: 22604
New channel Politics Punjab TV obtains Ofcom licence (sic)

Unconfirmed changes

This list consists of changes that will occur within the next 12 months but where the dates are unconfirmed.

Date Channel No. HD boxes Channel No. SD boxes Channel name Type of change New channel number HD boxes New channel number SD boxes New channel name Region (UK & Ireland unless stated) Testing info Notes
02/08/21 307 847 Sky Cinema Misfits HD Reversion Sky Cinema Action HD
02/08/21 847 307 Sky Cinema Misfits Reversion Sky Cinema Action
02/08/21 613 613 Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Temporary rename Nick Jr. Peppa
09/08/21 983 983 Eurosport 3 HD Removal Estimated to occur on 9 August 2021 (day after the closing ceremony of 2020 Summer Olympics) or shortly afterwards.
09/08/21 984 984 Eurosport 4 HD
09/08/21 985 985 Eurosport 5 HD
09/08/21 986 986 Eurosport 6 HD
09/08/21 987 987 Eurosport 7 HD
09/08/21 988 988 Eurosport 8 HD
09/08/21 989 989 Eurosport 9 HD
10/08/21 981 982 BBC Red Button HD
(BBC Red Button 1 HD)
UK
10/08/21 982 981 BBC Red Button 1 Move 981 No change UK
23/08/21 404 858 Sky Sports The Hundred HD Reversion Sky Sports Cricket HD
23/08/21 858 404 Sky Sports The Hundred Reversion Sky Sports Cricket
??/08/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Road Movies HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema ? HD
01/09/21 613 613 Nick Jr. Peppa Temporary rename Nick Jr. Paw Patrol
01/10/21 613 613 Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Reversion Nick Jr. Too