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I'm not a customer, but I was made aware of this earlier tonight, so I'll post it.
Smithsonian Channel is moving from 195 to 160 on the Sky EPG from this Monday (9th).
A quick search suggests this was the former VH1 slot, so this is ViacomCBS shuffling their own services again, like they did recently with Smithsonian and 5Spike on Freeview.
- 114 - Sky Documentaries
- 123 - Sky History
- 130 - Sky Nature
- 151 - E!
- 152 - SyFy
- 159 - Pick
- 160 - Challenge
Apparently these are the new Sky EPG numbers after the new Sky factual channels launch on 27th May. Sky History 2 isn't changing.
For more details, including where they moved from, please read this article on RXTVlog. https://www.rxtvlog.com/2020/0…th-may-your-guide-to.html
The long awaited HDR feature will now be rolled out on the latest Sky Q boxes tomorrow (Wednesday) it is anticipated. It will be available on some on demand services, not on live tv.
Sky is expected to launch content in High Dynamic Range from this Wednesday.
According to ISPReview, the HDR launch will coincide with the debut of the broadcaster’s new channels, Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature.
Sky is expected to introduce HDR using the HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) standard. The vast majority of HDR TVs in use already support HLG, which has been trialled by the BBC on iPlayer, alongside HDR10.
However, the HDR content is not expected to be available for all of Sky’s customers. According to Forbes, the new 1TB and 2TV Sky Q boxes will support HDR, but older Sky Q boxes will not.
It’s also thought HDR will only be available on VoD downloads, not as part of any linear live transmission.
Sky hasn’t officially confirmed the launch, but it also hasn’t denied it.
Sky has agreed a new carriage deal with Discovery which includes video on demand and DTC services. Clearly, Sky accepts that streaming services are acquring increasing importance to their subscribers.
I wonder if that includes the new Dplay streamer which is still missing from the firesticks?
Paramount+1 has closed on satellite. I can't see it on my Ye Old Ancient (tm) Sky box EPG, so it must be true.
Six more Viacom channels will be closing on 20/7/20.
I'm getting ahead here, but I just saw the Sky Forum post for changes coming up in August.
NOW 90s (368) moves to EPG number (372)
Clubland (372) moves to EPG number (373)
NOW 70s (373) moves to EPG number (368)
So now the NOW channels will be in ascending year order...though not all next to each other, yet.
The main ones were MTV OMG, MTV Dance & MTV Rocks, the rest were +1's eg Paramount +1.
Pick HD is closing on Sky tomorrow (4th) , so they aren't even keeping it on their own.
Source: Sky Changes for August thread on official Sky Forums