Jun 022015

Sky channel shuffle – some channels get new numbers from the 9th June


With the merger of Sky Arts 1 and 2 to form a single channel, Sky Arts, there will also be some channel number changes.

These channel number are on the Sky platform and will take place on the 9th June 2015.

These are the key confirmed changes taking place on 9th June:

Continue reading »

Aug 192014

During the summer Sky will be changing some of their Channel numbers on their Sky TV Guide.

The main changes will be to the channels currently included in the Lifestyle genre.

The Entertainment and Lifestyle genres in the Sky Guide will be merged.

Channel number changes will also take place in these genres:



On the Sky Guide the Lifestyle tab will be removed from your Sky box ,and channel merged into the Entertainment tab.

Series links you’ve set should continue to record as normal.

The updated Sky+HD Guide will be automatically sent to your Sky box.


A list of some of the Sky TV channels that will be changing Sky Channel Numbers on the 19th August 2014



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

Mar 142014

Sky has announced to all broadcasters thatthey intend to have slight changes to the Sky Guide EPG channel listings .

This will involve changes to the channel lineup to squeeze out the gaps between channels, and the eventual removal of the Lifestyle genre altogether.

It is thought that the proposed changes will include:

Entertainment will become 101-299

Lifestyle will initially be reduced to 240-259, but the genre will be removed altogether in Autumn 2014.

Sports will become 401 – 489 for free and subscription channels, with Pay-per-View in 490-499. .

Kids will become 601-649.

Shopping will become 650-699

News will continue to have an overspill area in 570-579

Sky plan to make the changes and channel number changes in July 2014 with the Lifestyle genre itself will close “in Autumn 2014”.