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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 on the EPG
Relaunch Channel due to relaunch to the EPG after being removed.
Temporary launch Channel due to be temporarily launched on the EPG
Removal Channel due to be removed from the EPG
Temporary removal Channel due to be temporarily removed from the EPG
Rename Channel due to be renamed on the EPG
Temporary rename Channel due to be 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 restored to the EPG after being removed.
Move Channel due to be moved to another EPG number.
Temporary move Channel due to be moved temporarily to another EPG number.


Expected changes

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

Notes:

  • Virgin Media V+ Set Top Boxes no longer supported after 30 November 2021.
  • "Sky Q" refers to channels on Sky Digiboxes, Sky+, Sky+ HD and Sky Q satellite receivers.
  • "Sky Glass" refers to channels on Sky Glass and Sky Puck (multiroom and standalone) devices.
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
Before 01/08/23 BBC Three BBC Three HD Move Sky Q
Virgin Media UK (HD)
Sky (Q) (UK):
Scotland (From 141 to 1xx),

London, Essex, Kent, Thames Valley, Henley (From 173 to 1xx)

Virgin Media UK:
Scotland & Wales (From 157 to 1xx)
Must be moved before this date within the top 24 channel slots as per Ofcom rules.

(Secondary version in 800s unaffected - Sky (Q) (UK) only)

See also