Sky Sports channel changes

Sky Sports HD 1-4 have been renamed as Sky Sports 1-4 HD this week, and Sky Sports F1 has been added to the EPG on channel 408.

The version of the channel you see on 408 depends on your subscription – if you’d an HD customer it’s Sky Sports F1 HD on channel 408 with the SD version on channel 459, and if you’d not an HD customer then you get the SD version on channel 408 instead.

Sky Sports F1 is currently showing a placeholder video until the channel launches later this month.

If you’re a Virgin Media customer you will find Sky Sports F1 on channel 516.

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Sky Sports HD and Sky Movies HD now available

Sky Sports HD and Sky Movies HD channels are now available to Virgin Media customers for the first time. The launch comes after Ofcom told Sky they needed to offer their channels more fairly.

Sky Sports HD 1 is on channel 517 and Sky Sports HD 2 is on channel 518.

Sky Movies HD Premiere is on channel 431, Sky Movies HD Showcase is on channel 433, Sky Movies HD Comedy is on channel 434, Sky Movies HD Action & Adventure is on channel 435, Sky Movies HD Family is on channel 436, Sky Movies HD Crime & Thriller is on channel 437, Sky Movies HD Drama & Romance is on channel 438, Sky Movies HD Sci-Fi & Horror is on channel 439, Sky Movies HD Modern Greats is on channel 440 and Sky Movies HD Indie is on channel 442.

The Sky Premium HD bundle is available which costs £7 a month (per set top box) for all of the above channels.

Click here to see the Virgin Media channel lineup in full.
Click here for more details about Sky Sports & Sky Movies on Virgin Media.

Sky Sports HD coming to Virgin

Two of the Sky Sports HD channels will be launching on Virgin Media soon, due to the outcome of the Ofcom ruling saying Sky must offer their channels more freely. The two HD channels will be Sky Sports HD 1 and HD 2. In Virgin’s new ad campaign they simply state the Sky Sports HD channels are coming “soon”. It’s not known if red button content will be included in the deal or just Sky Sports HD 1 and HD 2.