Apr 292015
 

Sky is to consolidate its two arts channels into one from June.

The new combined Sky Arts channel will be moving to a new, higher position on Sky’s channel list.

Sky Arts has confirmed that the changes will happen on 9th June 2015.

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May 092014
 

Further to our previous post http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/04/sky-hd-channels-lost-cardsharing-systems/ which mentioned the first batch of Sky HD channels to be lost from cardshare systems, another batch of Sky HD channels has now been affected.

The current list of Sky HD channels no longer available on cardshare systems is:
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky Arts 1 HD
Sky Arts 2 HD
Sky Living HD
CI Crime HD
NatGeoWild HD
History HD
Nat Geo HD

These changes by Sky are in an attempt to reduce piracy of their channels via cardsharing.

If you are not using an official Sky card, Sky digibox, or paying a Sky monthly subscription, but are getting your Sky channels from the internet, using satellite receivers like the Iberosat and Ariva, then you will find the amount of channels you are receiving will be reducing over the coming weeks.

Apr 262014
 

If you are using an illegal card sharing system to receive your Sky channels, then you ,may have noticed you have this week lost a few HD channels.

Channels gone so far..

Sky Arts 1 HD
Sky Arts 2 HD
National Geographic UK
History HD
Crime HD

This is due to new encryption being deployed by Sky and their encryption service to try and combat the illegal sharing of their channels on these card sharing systems.

For people receiving their Sky TV using cardsharing, the lost of these HD channels will be just the start. You can expect further Sky HD channels to be lost in the coming weeks.

Just one of the “problems” that the providers and installers of these systems may not have mentioned to you when you got the system.

The channels are still available in Standard Definition (SD).

Channels continue to work fine with an official Sky card in an official Sky box.

 

Update:

 

This is taken from a post on another forum

A good friend of mine works for Sly technical department has just confirmed that Sky have issued a statement this week
advising that “Starting from Today Thursday April 24th 2014 all HD subscription channels will begin changing codec and broadcasting streams to allow for thier new Mpeg 5 EPG system to be launched and added to all HD paired boxes via software upgrades ”

“This new feature similar to that of digital Saorview interactive text and features will take effect from today and will allow users in the immediate future to fully enjoy the new interactive teletext functions to become a main feature going forward into 2015 and beyond ”