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Forthcoming changes to digital platforms (UK & Ireland)

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This is a list of known forthcoming changes to digital platforms in the UK and Ireland. Channel availability is dependent on service provider.

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.


Expected changes

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

Date Channel name (SD) Channel name (HD) Channel name (+1) Type of change New channel name (SD) New channel name (HD) New channel name (+1) Provider Region (UK & Ireland unless stated) References/Notes
22/09/21 Trace Hits Temporary rename Trace Xmas Sky UK Sky channel changes in September 2021
23/09/21 GREAT! movies classic GREAT! movies classic +1 Temporary rename GREAT! movies Christmas GREAT! movies Christmas +1 Sky; Freesat; Freeview & YouView; Virgin Media UK (not +1) For Christmas 2021
27/09/21 Sky Cinema Music Sky Cinema Music HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Spies Sky Cinema Spies HD Sky (HD); Virgin Media UK (HD); Virgin Media Ireland; YouView (BT); YouView (TalkTalk) (SD); eir TV (SD)
28/09/21 Sky Sports Ryder Cup Sky Sports Ryder Cup HD Reversion Sky Sports Golf Sky Sports Golf HD Sky; Virgin Media UK; Virgin Media Ireland; YouView (BT); YouView (TalkTalk) (SD)
01/10/21 Movies 24 Movies 24+ Temporary rename Christmas 24 Christmas 24+ Sky; Virgin Media UK Movies 24 > Christmas 24
01/10/21 Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Reversion Nick Jr. Too Sky; Virgin Media UK; YouView (BT & PlusNet)
11/10/21 eir Sport 1 eir Sport 1 HD Removal eir TV Ireland eir sport Update
28/10/21 eir Sport 1 HD Removal Sky Ireland Ireland
??/10/21 Sky Cinema Spies Sky Cinema Spies HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema ? Sky Cinema ? HD Sky (HD); Virgin Media UK (HD); Virgin Media Ireland; YouView (BT); YouView (TalkTalk) (SD); eir TV (SD)
20/11/21 Now 80s Temporary rename Now Christmas Sky; Virgin Media UK; YouView UK For Christmas 2021
27/12/21 Now Christmas Reversion Now 80s Sky; Virgin Media UK; YouView UK
??/??/21 Zee Cinema Zee Cinema HD Removal Sky (SD); Virgin Media UK (HD); YouView (TalkTalk) (SD) ZEE TV & ZEE Cinema closure in UK
??/??/21 Zee TV Removal Sky; Virgin Media UK; Virgin Media Ireland; YouView (TalkTalk)
??/??/21 Phoenix CNE Removal Sky
??/??/21 Phoenix CNE HD Launch Sky
??/??/21 Yanga! HD Launch Sky
04/01/22 GREAT! movies Christmas GREAT! movies Christmas +1 Reversion GREAT! movies classic GREAT! movies classic +1 Sky; Freesat; Freeview & YouView; Virgin Media UK (not +1) Christmas channels return for 2021
??/01/22 Christmas 24 Christmas 24+ Reversion Movies 24 Movies 24+ Sky; Virgin Media UK
??/01/22 Trace Xmas Reversion Trace Hits Sky UK
??/01/22 BBC Three BBC Three HD Relaunch Sky; Virgin Media UK; Freesat; Freeview BBC Three to return to TV
??/02/22 Sky Sports NFL Sky Sports NFL HD Temporary removal Sky; Virgin Media UK; Virgin Media Ireland; YouView (BT); YouView (TalkTalk) (SD) Sky EPG changes (August 2021)
??/02/22 Sky Sports Action Sky Sports Action HD Restoration to EPG Sky; Virgin Media UK; Virgin Media Ireland; YouView (BT); YouView (TalkTalk) (SD)


See also