Another terrestrial EPG reshuffle will take place this September.
DTT Multiplex Operators Limited (DMOL) have confirmed significant changes to channel numbers on the digital terrestrial platform taking place on the 19th September.
The changes will allow for:
– Provision for up to 100 General Entertainment channels
– Reserved channel numbers for new public service local TV channels
– Twenty spaces for HD services
– A dedicated section for the development of internet delivered TV services
– An information page at channel 100 for viewers with Freeview HD
Click here for the official PDF from DMOL explaining the changes – flick to page 79 to view the new EPG listings in full.
Channel 5’s on demand service Demand 5 will be available on Sky Anytime+ later this year.
It will join the existing channels on the service along with BBC iPlayer which also launches on Sky later in the year.
Anytime+ is the expanded service from Sky which requires your Sky box to be connected to a broadband connection for further content.
The 24 Olympics channels from the BBC have been added to the Sky EPG ahead of the Games opening ceremony this Friday. They are available in HD and non-HD.
HD customers will find the HD channels from 450 through to 473 and their non-HD equivalents from 474 through to 497.
Non-HD customers will have the non-HD channels show up first (450-473) and the HD placeholders further down the EPG (474-497).
The channels are also available on Virgin Media – channels 550 through to 597 – for the duration of the Games.
BBC Three also extends its hours to run 24/7 throughout London 2012.
Food Network UK will broadcast 24/7 on Freeview from the 20th July.
At present the channel is only available 4 hours a day on Freeview and has been available on the platform since July 2011.
Food Network UK is available on Freeview channel 49.
Click here for more details on the official Freeview website.
Sky Sports will be available for free this coming weekend.
All Sky Sports channels will be free from 6am on Friday 20th July through to just before midnight on Sunday 22nd July.
All HD customers will be able to watch Sky Sports HD1, HD2, HD3, HD4, Sky Sports News HD and Sky Sports F1 HD.
Non-HD customers will get the non-HD equivalents.
This free weekend will be available to all Sky and Virgin Media customers.
Click here for more information on the Sky Sports website.
Channel 4 have confirmed the channel numbers for their new service 4seven which launches tomorrow (4th July).
4seven will be available on Freeview channel 47, Freesat channel 127, Sky channel 140 and Virgin Media channel 195.
The new channel “features programmes that have created a buzz over the last 7 days on Channel 4”.
Crime HD has become a 24 hour channel and now simulcasts the same programming as the non-HD channel.
It’s now available on Sky channel 553 for HD customers (with the non-HD channel moving to 555).
To make way for the Crime HD changes Bio HD has ceased broadcasting.
Global Radio have confirmed they will be launching two new TV channels this year.
Capital TV and Heart TV – spinoff channels of the popular radio networks – will be available on Sky this September.
British Eurosport 1 HD and 2 HD are to launch soon. The international channel Eurosport HD will be removed.
British Eurosport 1 HD will be available from the 25th July on Sky and Virgin Media.
The second channel British Eurosport 2 HD will launch on the 3rd September but will only be available on Sky at first.
Alibi HD has launched on Sky and Virgin Media today.
The channel is a simulcast of the main Alibi channel from UKTV.
Alibi HD is available on Sky channel 132 for HD customers (with the non-HD channel moving to 229) and on Virgin Media channel 131.