Freeview channel reshuffle

On the 3rd September several channels moved to new channel numbers on Freeview.

The changes affected children’s and news channels, and have been necessary to allow future entertainment services to launch.

You’ll need to retune your Freeview box for the new channel positions to take effect. If you don’t retune the channels will still appear on their old numbers.

See below for full details of where to find your favourite channels after the retune:


CBS Action coming to Freeview this October

CBS Action will be available on Freeview for the first time from the 1st October. It will launch on Freeview channel 90.

Chief Business Development Officer Tanya Gugenheim said “following the successful launch of CBS Reality on DTT in April, we are excited that CBS Action is now also going to be available to Freeview homes. CBS Action showcases the best in action dramas and sci-fi, so a really great fit with the Freeview audience”.

CBS Action launched on Sky and Virgin Media back in 2009.

CBS Action


Channel changes for Sky this summer

Sky will be making several changes to way channels are listed on the EPG this month:

“During the summer we’ll be changing the way we list the channels currently included in the Lifestyle genre. As the Sky TV Guide on your Sky box is updated, the Entertainment and Lifestyle genres will be merged and channels that were a part of the Lifestyle genre will now be listed in the Entertainment tab”.

Changes will be coming on Tuesday 19th August with channel numbers changing in the entertainment, lifestyle, religion, shopping and international sections.

Sky explain the Lifestyle section will be removed from your Sky Guide “over the summer as your TV Guide is updated” and “for viewers with a standard definition Sky box or an older Sky+HD box, the Lifestyle genre will remain but channels will be removed from the Lifestyle genre and listed in the Entertainment genre at a later date, likely to be in September”.

Speaking of the channel number changes, Sky say:

“The genres affected are full or getting close to full, so we’re changing the listings to ensure that channels are placed within the correct genre, so you can find the channels you love more easily”.

The following changes will take place:

Click here for more details.


Sky Sports News to rebrand as Sky Sports News HQ

Sky Sports News will undergo a rebrand on the 12th August to become Sky Sports News HQ it has been announced.

“Launched for the new football season, Sky Sports News HQ will put the viewer at the heart of sports news with a new schedule, upgraded studio and improved digital services including redesigned apps and integrated social media coverage.

Sky Sports News HQ will launch on Sky channel 401, providing viewers with an unrivalled sports news service plus a showcase of other content on the Sky Sports channels. Other Sky Sports channels will move one slot up the Sky digital EPG”.

In addition to the new channel name and number, Sky Sports News HQ will have a new schedule, new studio and other improvements.

The new channel numbers on Sky will be:

Sky Sports News HQ – 401
Sky Sports 1 – 402
Sky Sports 2 – 403
Sky Sports 3 – 404
Sky Sports 4 – 405
Sky Sports 5 – 406
Sky Sports F1 – 407