Channels including GB News, TalkTV and Al Jazeera will be moving to new Sky satellite channel numbers on Monday 21st November, in the latest tidy-up of Sky’s Electronic Programme Guide.
During the morning of Monday 21st November 2022, GB News will move from channel 515 to 512, while TalkTV, the home of Piers Morgan, will move from 526 to Sky channel 522.
International news channels affected by the changes include Al Jazeera English, which moves to channel 511. NBC News Now, which launched earlier in 2022 on Sky, moves from 525 to 521. France 24 English meanwhile will move from 512 to 510 and NDTV 24×7 will move to 509.
Additionally, for Sky satellite users in the Republic of Ireland, RTÉ News moves from 521 to 517 and the parliamentary channel Oireachtas TV is moved from 517 to 514.
The reshuffle will fill long-standing gaps on Sky’s channel list that created by channels including Fox News and RT leaving the platform.
Not all news channels will be changing numbers: BBC News, BBC Parliament, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, Euronews, NHK World and Sky News remain on their current channel numbers. The changes do not affect viewers using Sky Glass/Sky Stream, which has its own channel numbering system.
Overview of Sky’s News Channel changes on Monday 21st November
Sky channel changes normally complete during the morning.
|512||510||France 24 HD|
|513||511||Al Jazeera Eng HD|
|515||512||GB News HD|
|516||513||TRT World HD|
|517||514||Oireachtas TV||Republic of Ireland only|
|521||517||RTÉ News||Republic of Ireland only|
|522||518||Arirang TV HD|
|525||521||NBC News Now HD||Not ROI|
|526||522||TalkTV HD||Not ROI|
On Thursday 17th November, Sky completed a similar tidy-up in the radio section, resulting in a number of radio stations moving to new channel numbers, including LBC, Smooth and BBC Radio 4 Extra.
by Iain Hatton