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Uh - Sky TV Makes A Big Change To RTÉ Channels On Its Service

By Darragh Berry

May 1, 2018 at 8:58pm


We don't like change.

When everything is going nice and swimmingly, why bother changing. Every so often, Sky TV likes to keep its viewers on its toes by changing the numbers of some of their favourite channels.

Like someone else coming in and cleaning your room for you - it's tidier, you'll get used to it but when it was the other way, you knew where everything was yourself.

They have rolled out the changes which sees various changes to its TV guide here in Ireland. 

The changes came into affect on May 1st and will affect all Sky customers with Sky+ HD or Sky Q set-top boxes.

Don't worry though, it won't affect any shows that you have on series link, so Westworld and Can't Cope Won't Cope are in safe hands.

“We’re making some changes to the way we list the channels in the TV Guide to help improve your viewing experience,” Sky announced on their website.

“This will make it even easier to find the programmes you love.

“You don’t need to do anything to your Sky box, as the changes below will happen automatically on the morning of 1 May.”

Here's the changes that have been made to just the Irish channels:

  • RTE One +1 – 201
  • RTE One HD – 801
  • RTE2 HD – 802
  • RTE News Now – 521
  • RTE Jnr – 630

Also, those with HD boxes will have their HD channels near the top of the TV guide numbers wise while those without HD will have the HD channels near the end.

"Our HD Channel Swap feature ensures you always receive the best quality version of a channel at the higher position in the TV Guide − if you have access to the HD version, we give you the HD version first by default,” says Sky.

“Where a channel is unable to present HD first due to regionalised programming, we’ll continue to present the standard definition version first and list the HD version in the main section of the TV Guide.

“In regions where we’re able to list the HD versions of these channels at the top of the TV Guide, we’ll move the duplicate standard definition channel to the 800s.”

You can find Sky’s complete TV guide here and you can also see more information on the change here.

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