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Sky to launch new EPG in 2018

Sky to launch new EPG in 2018

16 August 2017

Following a consultation exercise with broadcasters and other stakeholders Sky have announcedthat in the early part of 2018 they will revamp electronic programme guide (EPG) to bring it more upto date and make it easier to navigate betweed SD and HD channels.

Currently Sky viewer have to negotiate through a jumble of SD and HD channels with +1 versions seemingly thrown randomly into the mix making it difficult to easily find a desired channel.

In the new revamp +1 channels will be grouped togeth and given their own section. Entertainment and documentary channels will also be grouped together into one genre seeing channels such as Discovery, National Geographic, Blaze and PBS America move uyp the EPG listing to be alongside the entertainment channels.

BBC1 BBC2 ITV Channel 4 and Channel 5 HD channels will be foreced to the tope 5 slots providing the correct regional version is available and childrens channels will start at channel 250 although the BBC argues that CBBC and CBeebies should be listed first as public service broadcasting channels.

Providing there aren't any major objections, the new channel listing would come into force on 1st March 2018.