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Sky Channel Changes – August 2021

What’s happening?
  • 2nd August - Sky Movies Vintage comes off air - content that was on this channel will be moved to Sky Movies Classics
  • 5th August - Sky Movies Collect launches - this channel will be showing content much like the Sky Movies Pop-up channel used to, with collections of Movies in a certain theme - with that theme changing through the month.
  • 9th August - Sky Movies Extra becomes Sky Movies Comedy
  • 9th August - Rebrand of the Movies logos

Sky Channel Changes – February 2021

What’s happening?
  • 1 March New channel Investigation Discovery (ID) (Sky channel 018) will launch – available to customers with the Sky Entertainment package 
  • 1 March - Discovery Channel will be available to Sky customers who subscribe to the Sky Starter package 
  • 1 March - Selected Food Network shows will find a new home on Living channel, creating a supersized lifestyle channel (Sky channel 017), available to customers with the Sky Entertainment package
  • 16 March - Soho2 will close, all the content will be moved over to the Soho channel (Sky channel 10) which means no content will be lost
Why are you making changes?
  • Discovery to starter; we think it’s a great way to add more value to our customers, with pretty much every Sky subscriber now able to access Discovery content. Our customers tell us that they love Discovery, so we wanted to make it available to as many as possible 
  • Launch of ID - customers also have the option of a brand-new channel in our Entertainment package with the launch of ID. We are always looking for ways to improve our offer and bring new, exciting content to our customers.
  • Food network changes - we know there is a considerable crossover of people watching both Living and Food Network.  By bringing the best of Food Network content to Living, we can make Living a supersized lifestyle channel. 
  • Removal of Soho2 -our huge Sky Nation customer feedback panel has been super clear – “too many repeats”.  We’ve listened, so we’re moving all the awesome shows from Soho 2 to SoHo.  It’ll all be in one place. 
Are you losing some Food Network content?
A selection of Food Network shows will broadcast throughout the week on Living and Thursday nights will see a food takeover from 8.30pm. 
What is Investigation Discovery and what content does it have?
Investigation Discovery (ID) is US #1 true crime network. ID uncovers the truth behind incredible real crime stories with world-class and, gripping programming that explores the dark side of human nature. 

From shocking crimes to salacious scandals, ID is the home of real-life mystery, suspense, and addictive storytelling. Investigation Discovery’s line-up of compelling programs for March set to premiere during the launch month include JonBenét Ramsey: What Really Happened?, O.J. & Nicole: An American Tragedy, Doomsday: The Missing Children, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up, In Pursuit with John Walsh, Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, and Atlanta Justice. More new titles to come this year include various instalments of the acclaimed An ID Murder Mystery series which explores headline cases, Breaking Homicide, Twisted Sisters (Executive Produced by Khloe Kardashian), The Murder Tapes, The Crimes That Changed Us, and more.

What content is on Discovery?
Great content such as Aussie Gold Hunters, Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch, and, of course, Shark Week. Appointment viewing for March includes Naked and Afraid XL, The Vaccine: Conquering Covid, and Alaskan Bush People.

What sort of content will be on the Living channel?
The Living channel becomes the ultimate destination for all foodies and lovers of lifestyle programming. The new supersized channel includes new series from Martha Stewart, Gok Wan, and David Baddiel in March, as well as returning favourites Inside The Factory, Every Family Has A Secret, and Thursday Night Food which serves up the world’s culinary giants – Nigella, Mary, Jamie and more – every Thursday evening from 8.30pm.


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