May 182017

Sky Movies / Cinema and Nat Geo channels removed from Sky Cardsharing today

Three more frequencies have had their encryption upgraded and channel on those frequencies are now no longer available on Sky UK card sharing systems.

This morning all Sky Cinema channels, and National Geographic channels ceased on card sharing systems.

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Feb 042014


Further to our previous post ( ) regarding channels moving from Astra 2A to the new UK TV satellite, Astra 2E, we think we now know which channels and frequencies have moved:

11.720 H : MTV Live HD, Sky Sports 2 HD, Lifetime HD

11.758 H : Disney XD HD, Animal Planet HD, ITV 2 HD, ITV 3 HD, ITV 4 HD

11.778 v : Sky Guide / EPG

11.798 H : Sky Sports HD 1, Sky Sports News HD, Sky Living HD, Sky Sports 1 HD, Sky Sp NewsHD, Channel 5 HD

11.836 H : Sky Action, Sky Comedy, Sky SciFi / Horror, Sky Select, Sky Disney, Sky Family, Sky Movies Premier, Sky Movies Premier +1, Sky Thriller, Sky Valentine, Sky Modern Greats

11.856 H : Eurosport HD, Fox HD U.K., E4 HD, Eurosport 2 HD

11.914 H : Sky Atlantic +1

11.934 V : Sky intro, Sky Box Office

12.012 H : Sky Family HD, Sky Movies Premiere HD, Sky Thriller HD, Sky Select HD UK

12.344 H : Sky Sports HD 4, Sky Atlantic HD, Sky1 HD, Sky Sports 2 HD,

12.383 H : Sky Insider HD, Universal HD UK, Dave HD, E! HD, Alibi HD

12.460 H : Sky 3D, Sky News HD, Sky Arts 1 HD, Sky Showcase HD

Jan 092014

MGM HD will cease broadcasting on Sky Channel 313 at midnight on the night of January 16, 2014.

Rumours of MGM HD closure on the UK Sky TV platform have been circulating for a few days, but it has now been confirmed by MGM HD via their Facebook page.

“It goes without saying that we at MGM HD are very sad to confirm this news, and we would like to send out our heartfelt thanks to all of our (very passionate!) fans for all your comments, praise, and support over these last four years – we hope you’ve enjoyed watching our channel as much as we’ve loved programming it for you!”

Sky have signed an exclusive library deal with MGM to include their movies as part of the Sky Movies subscription, available on our channels and On Demand.

Dec 042013

Sky is to open its movie rental service to non-subscribers for the first time, looking to compete more directly with video-on-demand services including Netflix, Amazon’s LoveFilm and Tesco’s Blinkbox.

The pay-TV broadcaster intends to make an initial 1,200 titles, including Man of Steel and The Hangover 3, available via an app on Youview and Roku set-top boxes.

Archive titles such as Top Gun and Austin Powers will also be available on Sky’s own budget £9.99 Now TV set-top box and the website for computer, tablet and mobile users.

In a dig at rivals such as LoveFilm, which offers a DVD-by-post service as well as film streaming, Sky Store director Nicola Bamford said: “With Sky Store there are no late fees and no waiting for the post.

The move marks a second significant move by Sky to look to expand customers and revenues beyond its traditional core of pay-TV subscribers.

In January the company launched a £9.99 day pass to offer sports including Premier League football to non-Sky TV subscribers for the first time in its 20-year history.

Sky Store, which charges £3.49 for a new release and up to £1.99 for a classic, has proved to be popular with Sky customers.



Feb 022013

Disney Cinemagic to close in March 2013

The Disney Cinemagic channel will be closing in late March, so it’ll no longer appear on your Sky TV Guide from this time.

If you don’t have the Sky Movies Pack but pay for Disney Cinemagic as a standalone channel, you’ll no longer see this channel on your bill.

Frequently Asked Questions
1.I have the Sky Movies Pack. Will my bill be affected when Disney Cinemagic closes?
No. Your bill will remain exactly the same as you receive Disney Cinemagic as a bonus channel with your Sky Movies Pack.

2.I don’t have the Sky Movies Pack (Sky Movies 1&2) but I pay for Disney Cinemagic as a standalone channel. How can I keep watching Disney movies when Disney Cinemagic closes?
You’ll have received a letter about the changes and how they affect you. There are dozens of Disney and other family movies available on the Sky Movies channels, to help keep everyone entertained.