BBC News HD makes switch to Sky 503

BBC News HD launched just before Christmas along with BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, CBBC HD and CBeebies HD.

However, when it launched it was added on Sky channel 570 instead of directly replacing the SD version which usually happens.

The decision was made by the BBC to launch it on channel 570 just in case there were any issues with the launch just before Christmas throwing BBC News off-air during a breaking news story.

BBC NewsNow it’s January the HD swap has been made – BBC News HD is now on Sky channel 503 and the SD version is now on Sky channel 570.

This is only the case for HD customers of course – non-HD customers will still have the SD channel on Sky 503 and the placeholder for the HD channel on Sky 570.