Posted 23rd October 2013 by Paul
NOW Music has launched on Sky channel 378.
The music video channel takes its name and brand from the popular compilation album series Now That’s What I Call Music.
Also, from the 22nd November, NOW Music will temporarily change its name to NOW Christmas playing seasonal music.
On the 27th December it will then revert back to its normal NOW Music name.
Tags: now music, Satellite (Sky Digital)
Posted 8th October 2013 by Paul
The BBC are planning to launch a timeshift version of BBC One according to Director General Tony Hall.
He said the new channel, airing programmes 1 hour later than BBC One, will offer people “more of what they’ve already paid for… BBC One needs to be on top form. It has to be the nation’s favourite channel, and also its bravest”.
This plan along with new features for iPlayer amongst other things will be run past the BBC Trust for approval.
Click here to read more about the plans announced by the BBC.
Tags: bbc one, bbc one +1, Cable (Virgin Media), Satellite (Sky Digital), Terrestrial (Freeview and Top Up TV)
Posted 1st October 2013 by Paul
The children’s channel Kix Power has been replaced with a timeshift version of the main Kix channel as of the 1st October.
Kix +1 can be found on Sky channel 629.
Tags: kix, kix +1, kix power, Satellite (Sky Digital)
Posted 1st October 2013 by Paul
ITV’s new 24-hour shopping channel (in partnership with JML Direct) has launched.
The Store – based on the name of ITV’s late night shopping strand – is available on Sky channel 642.
The new channel is also available part-time on Freeview channel 39 between 6pm and 1am.
Tags: itv, Satellite (Sky Digital), Terrestrial (Freeview and Top Up TV), the store
Posted 16th September 2013 by Paul
The timeshift version of Bio has ceased broadcasting on Sky channel 197.
Tags: bio, bio +1, Satellite (Sky Digital)
Posted 2nd September 2013 by Paul
Film4 HD is now available on Sky for the first time. The HD channel has been available on Virgin Media since it launched exclusively on the platform in July 2010.
You can find Film4 HD on Sky channel 315.
Watch the advert on Film4′s official website.
Tags: film4, film4 hd, hd
Posted 17th August 2013 by Paul
Sky Movies Greats has been temporarily rebranded as Sky Movies Superheroes for the rest of the summer.
From the 17th August to the 1st September the channel will air nothing but superhero movies.
Sky Movies calls this rebrand “a pop-up channel”.
Click here for more information.
Tags: Cable (Virgin Media), hd, Satellite (Sky Digital), sky movies, sky movies greats, sky movies greats hd, sky movies superheroes, sky movies superheroes hd
Posted 4th August 2013 by Paul
BT Sport launched this week, on Thursday 1st August.
On Sky the two new channels BT Sport 1 & BT Sport 2 can be found on channels 413 and 414 respectively. These channels are in HD on those channel numbers if you are an HD customer with standard definition simulcasts on 426 and 427. If you don’t have HD then the standard definition channels appear on 413 and 414 with placeholders for the HD simulcasts on 426 and 427.
BT Sport 1 and 2 are also available on digital terrestrial via BT Vision on channels 58 and 59, and also on BT Vision’s IPTV service.
Due to the launch of BT Sport, Sky Sports 1 & 2 are no longer available on digital terrestrial service Top Up TV, and ESPN America & ESPN Classic have closed down on all platforms.
Tags: bt sport, bt sport 1, bt sport 1 hd, bt sport 2, bt sport 2 hd, BT Vision, espn, espn america, espn classic, hd, Satellite (Sky Digital), Terrestrial (Freeview and Top Up TV)
Posted 30th July 2013 by Paul
TCM 2 will cease broadcasting at the end of the day on the 12th August to be replaced with a new 1-hour timeshift of TCM.
TCM +1 should be a direct replacement for TCM 2 so will be on the same channel numbers as its predecessor – Sky channel 318 and Virgin Media channel 417.
Tags: Cable (Virgin Media), Satellite (Sky Digital), tcm, tcm +1, tcm 2