Sky is set to launch a new free TV channel, which will be available on Freesat, Sky and Freeview.
Sky Mix will be first free-to-air channel from Sky that is available in HD on satellite.
Sky Mix will launch on
Wednesday 18th October 2023.
Sky Mix itself will not be a new channels, but rather a rebrand of Sky’s free-to-air channel Pick, which itself has been rebranded a few times since it launched in 2005 as Sky 3. Sky Mix will continue to show with much of Pick’s current programming, along with recent Sky Originals.
On satellite Sky Mix will only be available in HD.
This means those people watching watching Pick in SD only will lose access to that channel and content. If they want to continue to receive Sky Mix HD (pick), then you will need to upgrade to a HD satellite receiver.
Users of Freesat HD and Sky HD receiver will not have to do anything as the changes to Pick will happen automatically. Users using “generic” satellite receivers, or TVs with built in satellite receivers will have to manually scan for the Sky Mix HD channel.
Symbol Rate: 27500
Service ID: 5831
Sky Mix (Pick) HD is set to transmit on a “tricky to receive” satellite frequency, so it may not be as easily available here in Spain as the current Pick SD service. Based on current test signals it looks like in my service area, Sky Mix HD will need the recommended 125x135cm satellite dish to receive on a stable basis. The slightly smaller 110x120cm satellite dish will be operating on the very limit of reception for this channel. Users with smaller satellite dishes in my service area will not be able to receive Sky Mix HD.