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Sky Crime launch & channel changes 1st October

Virgin Media Staff

From Tuesday 1st October 2019, we’ll be giving our channel order a little refresh. Some of your favourite channels will be moving to new homes, along with a fresh new channel number. We've got all the changes below, so that you can see for yourself what's different.

We’re also adding a brand new channel, Sky Crime, to our line-up. This means you can enjoy the very best in US true crime shows on this channel for no extra charge. This is replacing Real Lives and can be found on channel 135 in HD, and 136 in SD. You'll find more information on Sky Crime here.

You can see all of the channel changes below:

Channel Name Current Number New Number
Universal HD 164 121
Universal SD 137 122
Sky Arts SD 122 123
Sky Crime HD (formerly Real Lives HD) 230 135
Sky Crime SD (formerly Real Lives SD) 160 136
Syfy HD 165 137
Syfy SD 135 138
E! HD 229 139
E! SD 156 140
Sky Arts HD 206 156
Sky Two SD 121 160
Challenge SD 139 164
Pick SD 123 165
Investigation Discovery 170 168
Quest HD 172 169
Quest Red 215 170
DMAX 213 171
TLC +1 169 172
Investigation Discovery +1 171 173
Sky Witness +1 140 180
Universal +1 138 206
Quest +1 173 213
Syfy +1 136 229
Challenge +1 180 230
Animal Planet HD 256 251
Discovery Science 259 252
Discovery Turbo 261 256
Discovery History 262 257
Discovery Channel +1 252 258
Animal Planet +1 258 259
Discovery History +1 263 261
Food Network 291 278
Home 281 279
Discovery Home & Health 284 280
Discovery Shed 286 281
Travel Channel 292 282
Home +1 282 283
Discovery Home & Health +1 285 284
Sky News HD 603 602
Sky News SD 602 603
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