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UK Play Channels Change Again.

Plenty of discussion on confusing changes to BBC Channel numbers and BT Sport only in HD.

Now annoncements (in advance!) that UK Play Channels mix up Entertainment &  Factual channels "To make it easier to find them" from 10th December!!

So any real/technical reason to move long established, and remembered, channel numbers?

Oh, and why are such announcements never in a printer friendly or downloadable format?

https://www.virginmedia.com/virgin-tv-edit/tips-and-tricks/channel-number-changes.html

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Rather it removes some of the dis-organisation.

More channels being grouped in EPG order SD channel, +1 channel further down then HD channel at the bottom.

Yesterday moving in with the Entertainment section seems sensible.

Expect to see more of this going on as some parts of the EPG are chaotic to say the least.

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Really?
Can I have some of what you're smoking if you can see those patterns in the 9 random changes?
Did VM slide you that explanation?
Even Eden keeps the same SD, +1, HD whereas Good Food goes SD, HD, +1 !
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Well it seems to have happened overnight.

EPG updated and YAHOO Favorites have been retained.
PDF eventual issued.

That confirms - not - what Nodrogd said.  There is no obvious consistency in layout of SD, +1, HD or even +24.

Grouped by channel, but different orders.
Grouped by +1 or HD but random channels.

Maybe Nodrogd is right and eventually a consistent philosophy of channel arrangement will emerge, because there certainly isn't one here, nor does it make channels easier to find as Virgin Media claim.

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@pdfbt40 wrote:

Well it seems to have happened overnight.

EPG updated and YAHOO Favorites have been retained.
PDF eventual issued.

That confirms - not - what Nodrogd said.  There is no obvious consistency in layout of SD, +1, HD or even +24.

Grouped by channel, but different orders.
Grouped by +1 or HD but random channels.

Maybe Nodrogd is right and eventually a consistent philosophy of channel arrangement will emerge, because there certainly isn't one here, nor does it make channels easier to find as Virgin Media claim.


There is some speculation in various quarters about UKTV being split up and the various channels/assets etc being distributed between their joint shareholders. The rearrange may be related. On the otherhand, this may be utter rubbish and it's just a Virgin-initiated change.

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Further reports.

Series Links seem OK

Virgin TV GO doen'tseem to have changed channel order, but as it takes nearly 10 minutes to boot on my android device, and then works only 50% off the time I'm not fussed.

However I did notice a change I hadn't seen last week 5 Dec of CBS Action to CBS Justice.

EPG has changed, but the PDF Channel Guide issued today with BBC, BTSport & UKTV Play changes still has CBS Action !

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Now annoncements (in advance!) that UK Play Channels mix up Entertainment &  Factual channels "To make it easier to find them" from 10th December!!



Crime and Investigation is in "Entertainment" on 223
Crime and Investigation HD is in "Factual" on 272
Crime and Investigation +1  is in "Lifestyle" on 295

History is in "Factual" on 270
History+1  is in "Factual" on 271
History HD is in "Lifestyle" on 299

VM couldn't organise the proverbial in a brewery!