Drama launches and other UKTV changes

DramaNew channel Drama has launched this week.

Drama, a new channel from UKTV, can be found on Sky channel 291 and Freeview channel 20. Carriage on Virgin Media is still pending negotiations.

Due to the new launch, Gold on the terrestrial subscription service Top Up TV moves from channel 20 to 26, Blighty has ceased broadcasting and Eden’s standard definition channel has moved to Sky channel 534.

UKTV HD channel launches

Watch HD and Dave HD have launched on Sky and Virgin Media.

If you’re an HD customer, Dave HD is available on Sky channel 111 and Virgin Media channel 129, and Watch HD is available on Sky channel 109 and Virgin Media channel 125.

Also, Eden HD and Good Food HD were both added to Virgin Media’s channel lineup on the 7th October.

Eden HD is available on channel 209 and Good Food HD is available on channel 249.

This is the first time Eden HD and Good Food HD have been available outside of Sky’s platform, where they exclusively launched a year ago.

Due to the recent channel launches on Virgin Media’s TV platform, some channels have changed their numbers:

125 – Watch HD
129 – Dave HD
190 – Watch +1
191 – Dave Ja Vu
204 – Yesterday +1
209 – Eden HD
210 – Eden +1
261 – Good Food HD
262 – Good Food +1

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UKTV Documentary to become Eden in January

As reported a while back, UKTV Documentary is rebranding as Eden in 2009. The exact date of the name change is the 26th January. The rebrand was originally announced earlier this year. Also in 2009, UKTV People will become called Blighty (Q1 2009) and UKTV History will become Yesterday (Q1 2009).