BBC ITV Sky Satellite TV changes in 2024. Act now or lose channels.
BBC and ITV viewers on Freesat and Sky need to take note, as the era of Standard Definition (SD) broadcasting is coming to a close.
On the 8th and 9th of January 2024 a change on satellite tv will see the shutdown of all BBC channels on older SD-only boxes, along with three ITV SD channels.
And later in 2024, Sky will also be making some changes, again impacting users with older SD-only boxes.
This means that households who are still using very old, SD-Only boxes on either Freesat or Sky, will have to replace their boxes by those dates, otherwise, they won’t be able to watch the BBC’s live channels, and some of ITV’s channels.