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Sky Showcase and Sky Max

With the announcement this morning that Sky are closing Sky One to replace it with two new channels, Sky Showcase and Sky Max, what are the implications of this for us? Will we get both new channels at no extra charge?

None of the articles I’ve seen refer to the change’s impact on Virgin customers and I haven’t seen anything on this website discussing this. 

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Sky Showcase at least, looks like just a rebrand of Sky One.

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Taken from https://www.skygroup.sky/en-gb/article/sky-makes-changes-to-entertainment-portfolio-unveiling-sky-sh... 

"The channels will be available to Sky customers at no extra charge. They will also launch on streaming service NOW and on Virgin and BT. "

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Thanks for that, I had read that article but hadn’t spotted the mention of Virgin.

Be a pain having to change the relevant series links! 

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Be a pain having to change the relevant series links! 


Shouldn't have to on the TiVo/V6 platform. Just make sure all your Sky One SL's are set to "all channels" - that will work now and after the channels have launched/changed.

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Does anyone know what channel numbers in the EPG will they be on VM?

Will there also be HD and +1 variants for Sky Showcase and Sky Max on VM?

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Does anyone know what channel numbers in the EPG will they be on VM?

Will there also be HD and +1 variants for Sky Showcase and Sky Max on VM?


Sky Showcase will directly replace Sky One. Sky Max will replace Sky Replay. That's all we know so far.

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@nodrogd wrote:

@VMViewer wrote:

Does anyone know what channel numbers in the EPG will they be on VM?

Will there also be HD and +1 variants for Sky Showcase and Sky Max on VM?


Sky Showcase will directly replace Sky One. Sky Max will replace Sky Replay. That's all we know so far.


Sky Replay is not being replaced. It will be continuing alongside these new channels.

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Re: Sky Showcase and Sky Max

There seems to be quite a significant shakeup of Sky channels if Radio Times next week is correct.

Sky Showcase - 110 (HD 109) 

Sky Max - 122 (HD 121)

Sky Comedy - 135 (HD 123)

Sky Crime - 137 (HD 136)

SyFy - 139 (HD 138)

Sky Arts - 165 (HD 140) presumably signalling the final demise of Pick

Sky Replay - 180

Sky Witness +1 - 206.

No idea where E! is off to 

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@VMViewer wrote:

@nodrogd wrote:

@VMViewer wrote:

Does anyone know what channel numbers in the EPG will they be on VM?

Will there also be HD and +1 variants for Sky Showcase and Sky Max on VM?


Sky Showcase will directly replace Sky One. Sky Max will replace Sky Replay. That's all we know so far.


Sky Replay is not being replaced. It will be continuing alongside these new channels.


This has never been confirmed. All of Sky’s press releases with the new EPG numbers no longer list the channel.

https://www.skygroup.sky/en-gb/article/sky-makes-changes-to-entertainment-portfolio-unveiling-sky-sh... 

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