Sky will next week start contacting Sky+ HD customers with set top boxes manufactured by Samsung about them getting the new electronic programme guide. A Sky spokesperson said that the firm is now ready to start contacting 30,000 customers with Samsung boxes about them upgrading to the new EPG.

"The EPG migration is still on track and we're delighted with the feedback we've received from those with the new Sky+ HD guide, which now includes those customers with Thomson and Pace boxes," he said.

"We thank all other customers for their patience while we roll out with controlled phasing to all other boxes. We will continue to contact customers with more information prior to migrating them to the new guide, including 30,000 customers with Samsung boxes just next week."

The new EPG started rolling out to Sky+ HD boxes on March 10, with receivers manufactured by Thomson first to get the update, followed by customers with boxes manufactured by Pace in April.