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HD Channel Swap on Sky

Sky have announced changes to their EPG (electronic programme guide) which reflect the rise in popularity of HD TV by swapping the regular versions of 40 channels with the HD equivalents for all HD subscribers. For example, if you have Sky HD you’ll find Sky 1 HD will move to channel 106 and the SD version of the channel will be at 170 – customers who don’t have the HD Pack will not be affected.

Here are the top 30 channels in the Sky EPG as they will appear for HD customers after Feb 1st 2011 -

  • 101 – BBC1
  • 102 – BBC2
  • 103 – ITV1
  • 104 – C4/S4C
  • 105 – Five
  • 106 – Sky 1 HD
  • 107 – Sky Living HD
  • 108 – Sky Atlantic HD
  • 109 – Watch
  • 110 – GOLD
  • 111 – Dave
  • 112 – ComedyCentral HD
  • 113 – Universal HD
  • 114 – Syfy HD
  • 115 – BBC3
  • 116 – BBC4
  • 117 – C4 (Wales only)
  • 118 – ITV2 HD
  • 119 – ITV3 HD
  • 120 – ITV4 HD
  • 121 – Sky Living+1
  • 122 – Sky Livingit
  • 123 – Sky Livingit+1
  • 124 – FX HD
  • 125 – Challenge
  • 126 – MTV
  • 127 – ComedyCentral+1
  • 128 – ComedyCentralX
  • 129 – Sky2
  • 130 – Sky Living Loves

Note the inclusion of the new Sky Atlantic channel which will launch on Feb 1st – this will feature the best of HBO content and lots more TV in that high quality US niche, from Mad Men to the new Martin Scorcese drama Boardwalk Empire and lots more. Sky Atlantic will be free with the Variety Pack and free to all other Sky TV customers until August 31st 2011. The HD version of the channel is included in the HD Pack which costs £10.25 a month.

Here are the 40 HD channels which will swap with their SD equivalents for HD subscribers from 1st Feb (just to stress if you don’t have HD your channels will not be affected) -

  • Comedy Central HD
  • Disney Cinemagic HD
  • Disney XD HD
  • E4 HD
  • Eden HD
  • ESPN America HD
  • ESPN HD
  • FX HD
  • Good Food HD
  • History HD
  • ITV2 HD
  • ITV3 HD
  • ITV4 HD
  • Luxury Life HD
  • Nat Geo HD
  • Nat Geo Wild HD
  • Nickelodeon HD
  • Sky Arts 1 HD
  • Sky Arts 2 HD
  • Sky Living HD
  • Sky Movies Action HD
  • Sky Movies Classics HD
  • Sky Movies Comedy HD
  • Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD
  • Sky Movies Family HD
  • Sky Movies Indie HD
  • Sky Movies Modern Greats HD
  • Sky Movies Premiere HD
  • Sky Movies ScFi &Horror HD
  • Sky Movies Showcase HD
  • Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD
  • Sky News HD
  • Sky Sports HD1
  • Sky Sports HD2
  • Sky Sports HD3
  • Sky Sports HD4
  • Sky Sports News HD
  • Sky1 HD
  • Syfy HD
  • Universal HD
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