Sky channel changes now planned for February

The changes announced by Sky in November will not come into effect tomorrow as originally planned.

It’s thought the channel moves and changes will now take place on Tuesday 21st February instead.

For more information on the planned changes to Sky’s channels please click here.


Sky Sports F1 confirmed for Virgin Media

Sky Sports F1 will be coming to Virgin Media, it has been confirmed. The new channel will be the dedicated home for Formula 1.

Virgin Media’s official press release says “the channel will be added to the complete Sky Sports package available through Virgin Media, alongside Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 4. Subscribers to this package will have the channel added automatically at launch. Sky Sports News is separately included in all pay TV tiers”.

Virgin Media also reveal “Sky is working to develop interactive services for Sky Sports F1 viewers on the Virgin Media platform”.

Sky Sports F1 launches on Virgin Media and Sky in March.

Sky Sports F1

Channel 4 planning a repeats channel

Channel 4 are looking to launch a new channel consisting of repeats of popular programmes from the past seven days.

The idea is being slated as Project Shuffle.

Broadcast Now say “the main channel’s content would be made available for the next seven days in a linear broadcast fashion”.

For example “an episode of Location, Location, Location premiering on a Wednesday would be played out in the same slot on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday”.

It’s not known what the channel would be called, when it will launch or which TV platforms it will be available on.

Channel 4