‘Project Shuffle’ channel named as 4seven

4sevenThe new catchup channel being launched by Channel 4 as part of ‘Project Shuffle’ will be called 4seven. Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham announced the channel name at the FT Digital Media Conference. This will be the first new channel to be launched by Channel 4 since 2005.

An official press release on the Channel 4 website says “launching across all major TV platforms later this year, the channel will give viewers another chance to catch up with the most popular and talked about Channel 4 content from the last 7 days with the ease of a remote control rather than going online”.

David Abraham goes on to say “with so much choice out there, viewers are increasingly saying they sometimes just miss the best stuff, despite their PVR and VOD. 4seven will give viewers more chances to catch the most popular and talked about Channel 4 shows from the last seven days”.

BuzMuzik looks set to launch soon

A new music channel from CSC Media looks set to launch on Sky soon as a replacement for the recently closed down NME TV.

When NME TV ceased broadcasting a temporary channel (a +1 version of Chart Show TV) was added temporarily as a placeholder.

Ofcom shows NME TV’s old license has been renamed as BuzMuzik so it would seem that is what the replacement channel will be called, although no launch details have been announced yet.

UTV HD to launch on Sky this year

It’s been confirmed that UTV HD will launch on Sky by the end of 2012.

The managing director of UTV Television Michael Wilson has said in a press release “UTV is by far the most watched channel in Northern Ireland, delivering the best of ITV network programming with high quality news, current affairs and diverse regional programmes which reflect a modern Northern Ireland which is core to the channel’s success. We are especially pleased to plan the launch of UTV HD on both Sky and DTT by the end of this year, to complement the existing UTV HD service available to Virgin customers in Northern Ireland”.

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Sky Sports channel changes

Sky Sports HD 1-4 have been renamed as Sky Sports 1-4 HD this week, and Sky Sports F1 has been added to the EPG on channel 408.

The version of the channel you see on 408 depends on your subscription – if you’d an HD customer it’s Sky Sports F1 HD on channel 408 with the SD version on channel 459, and if you’d not an HD customer then you get the SD version on channel 408 instead.

Sky Sports F1 is currently showing a placeholder video until the channel launches later this month.

If you’re a Virgin Media customer you will find Sky Sports F1 on channel 516.

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