Jun 072014

With the launch of ITV Encore on Monday 9th June, some numbers on the Sky Channel list will change:

For HD subscribers-

122 Sky Living+1
123 ITV Encore HD
193 ITV Encore+1
217 Sky1
221 Sky Arts 1
222 Sky Livingit
223 Sky Livingit+1
297 Sky Arts 2
298 ITV Encore
For SD subscribers-

122 Sky Living+1
123 ITV Encore
193 ITV Encore+1
217 Sky1 HD
221 Sky Arts 1 HD
222 Sky Livingit
223 Sky Livingit+1
297 Sky Arts 2 HD
298 ITV Encore HD

Jun 032014

ITV Encore, a new Sky subscription channel to be launched on the 9th June, and recently started test transmissions will launch with shows including Broadchurch and Lucan.

ITV Encore launches exclusively on Sky channel 123 on 9 June.

The centrepiece of the launch of the channel will be the airing of Broadchurch for the first time since its original transmission more than a year ago. ITV has scheduled the award-winning eight part drama in double bills from Monday through Thursday.

Later this year ITV intends to launch a a new female-focused, free-to-air channel, called ITVBe, which will become the home of shows including The Only Way is Essex.

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May 202014

As we reported on ITV will be launching a new channel on the Sky pay service.

ITV Encore will launch on the 9th June 2014.

ITV Encore will be available to Sky customers on Sky channel 123.

In the last few days test transmission have started for ITV Encore on Astra 2E.

ITV Encore test transmission frequency :





The channels is currently tagged as 10135.

A “+1” service is also anticipated, but no mention of a HD service.

Jan 292014

ITV is to launch a pay-TV channel on Sky showcasing the “best of British drama”.

ITV Encore, will be a home to some of the broadcaster’s recent successful dramas, such as Vera and Lucan.

From next year ITV will also populate the channel with original commissions.

ITV Encore will be made available on Sky for an undisclosed “period of exclusivity”.

ITV Encore will launch this summer and will be available to existing Sky customers at no extra cost.

ITV Encore will be available as part of Sky’s 35-strong entertainment channel package – which includes Sky1 and Sky Atlantic – which costs £21.50 a month.

ITV has also announced the launch of ITV catch-up and archive VOD and simulcast of ITV channels on Sky Go.

ITV has also announced a renewal of the carriage deal for ITV2, 3 and 4 HD and ITV catch up and archive VOD on the Sky+ HD platform.