Sky Movies will be free to all Sky customers for the last weekend of October.
The channels will be free from 6pm on the 29th October through to 6am on the 1st November.
Sky Movies HD channels will also be available free on that weekend if you’re a Sky+ HD customer.
As previously announced, Sky Sports is free to all Sky customers today (Sunday 26th September).
Also, if you are a Sky+ HD subscriber you will get access to the Sky Sports HD channels for the whole day as well.
The Sky Sports channels are also free for all Virgin Media customers.
ITV2 HD will launch on Sky on the 7th October. Click here for more information.
Bravo and Channel One will cease broadcasting on all platforms soon as Sky want to concentrate on their other channels.
Sky recently acquired Bravo, Virgin1, Living and the other channels in the Virgin Media TV group from Virgin Media. The group of channels is now known as the Living TV Group. Sky quickly renamed Virgin1 to Channel One as they didn’t buy the Virgin branding rights.
The Guardian reports “it was decided that Channel One [snip] was too similar to Sky3… BSkyB intends to “redeploy” the channels’ programming, with pay-TV shows moving to other Sky channels and free-to-air fare mostly moving to Sky3″.
Channel One will be replaced by Challenge on the Freeview platform.
Sky’s acquisition of the Virgin Media TV group of channels was cleared by The Office Of Fair Trading this week.
A precise date for the closure of Bravo and Channel One is yet to be announced.
Virgin1 has rebranded as Channel One.
The name change has taken place following Sky’s recent buyout of the Virgin-owned Living TV Group.
Channel One programming remains largely the same as Virgin1.
The new website for Channel One is www.mychannelone.co.uk.
Hallmark Channel will rebrand as Universal Channel on the 18th October as part of Universal Networks International’s global rebranding plan. The HD version of Hallmark will also rebrand as Universal Channel HD.
Living HD is now available on Sky channel 224. The channel has been available on Virgin Media’s cable platform for some time.
Vintage TV launches on Sky in a few hours. It’s available on channel 369.
See their official website for further details.
Comedy Central HD is now available on Virgin Media channel 133.
Some Comedy Central HD content will be available On Demand as well.
The channel launched on Sky last month.
oMusic has been removed from Sky channel 369 and Teachers TV has been removed from Sky channel 880. Teachers TV has also ceased broadcasting on Virgin Media.