Disney Channel HD launching in September

Disney Channel HD will launch on the 16th September. It will be available on Sky channel 609.

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Music channel WTF to become Massive R&B

Music channel WTF will be rebranded as Massive R&B on the 15th August.

WTF launched in November last year and proved popular with viewers.

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UKTV – New HD channels and Anytime+ deal

UKTV will be launching three new HD channels on Sky in the coming months.

Watch HD and Dave HD are due to be launched in October this year and Alibi HD will be available some time next year.

The new HD channels will join UKTV’s existing high definition offerings Eden HD and Good Food HD on Sky.

In addition to the new HD channels, UKTV have also announced a selection of their programme catalogue will be made available on demand for the first time as part of Sky’s Anytime+ service (available to Sky broadband customers through their set top box).

On demand content will start appearing on Sky Anytime+ this September.

The official UKTV press release says:

“Initially launching with hundreds of hours of programming throughout the year cherry picked from across its network, UKTV’s VoD service which will be refreshed on a monthly basis and nine box sets will be made available to Sky Anytime+ viewers every year. UKTV’s service will offer crown jewels from the BBC archive, well regarded third party acquisitions and high-profile UKTV commissions, such as: Fawlty Towers and Fry and Laurie: Reunited on Gold; Doctor Who and Total Wipeout USA on Watch; New Tricks and Murdoch Mysteries on Alibi; Top Gear and Argumental on Dave; Planet Earth and The Long Way Round on Eden; Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and My Flat Pack Home on Home; and Rick Stein’s French Odyssey and Rachel Allen: Bake! on Good Food”. Click here to read UKTV’s press release in full.
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Bid TV, Price-Drop TV and Speed Auction TV

The Sit-Up group of channels have been rebranded.

All three channels have removed their “TV” suffixes so the channels are now called Bid, Price Drop and Speed Auction.

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Food Network UK coming this week

Food Network UK will be available on Freeview for the first time this week.

The channel will launch on Freeview on Thursday and will be on air between 6pm and 10pm every day.

It will be available on Freeview channel 49.

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