BT TV reshuffles channels on 2nd June

BT has confirmed a major channel reshuffle on the 2nd June 2015, making use of an expanded channel number range.

Most channels on BT TV will change, with the changes listed below.

Services based on YouView, including BT TV, share their channel numbering system with Freeview. Last year, Digital UK, who oversees the allocation of Freeview channel numbers agreed that YouView should be given an extended channel range to give more space to providers such as BT and TalkTalk to expand their TV offerings delivered via broadband internet to customers.

Currently running from channels 400-599, Digital UK extended the range available for internet delivered channels to start from channel 300.

In preparation for the change, BBC Red Button was moved from channel 301 to 601 in September 2014.

BT TV customers
BT says that its customers do not need to do anything. It says the new channel numbers will update automatically "as long as your box is connected to the internet through your BT Home Hub." Scheduled recordings will not be affected, according to BT.

Other YouView providers
Plusnet and TalkTalk are also scheduled to move to the new channel number range on the morning of 2nd June. TalkTalk details can be found here. Plusnet details here.


Current channel number
New channel number from 2 June
Channel name
407
311
Watch
408
310
Gold
409
312
Alibi
413
323
TLC
414
322
Discovery
415
325
Animal Planet
417
307
Comedy Central
418
308
Comedy Central Extra
419
319
SyFy
420
320
Universal
421
321
E!
422
316
Fox
423
317
Nat Geo
424
318
Nat Geo WILD
425
309
MTV
431
536
MTV Music
432
327
History
433
328
Crime & Investigation
446
370
Comedy Central HD
447
371
MTV HD
448
375
SyFy HD
449
372
FOX HD
450
373
Nat Geo HD
451
374
Nat Geo WILD HD
452
379
History HD
453
380
Crime and Investigation HD
454
331
Sony Entertainment
471
324
Investigation Discovery
472
377
TLC HD
473
376
Discovery HD
474
378
Animal Planet HD
490
329
Lifetime
491
330
H2



501
402
Sky Sports 1
502
403
Sky Sports 2
507
408
BT Sport 1
529
409
BT Preview
508
410
BT Sport 2
509
411
ESPN
510
430
BT Sport 1 HD
511
432
BT Sport 2 HD
512
433
ESPN HD
513
412
Eurosport 1
514
413
Eurosport 2
521
435
Eurosport 1 HD
511
436
Eurosport 2 HD
523
406
Sky Sports 5 (Vision box only)
527
450
BT Sport Extra



530
501
Sky Movies Premiere
531
502
Sky Movies Action & Adventure
532
503
Sky Movies Disney
533
504
Sky Movies Showcase
534
505
Sky Movies Family
535
506
Sky Movies Comedy
536
507
Sky Movies Sci Fi & Horror
537
508
Sky Movies Greats
538
509
Sky Movies Crime & Thriller
539
510
Sky Movies Select
540
511
Sky Movies Drama & Romance
542
513
Movies 24
555
480
Disney Channel
556
481
Disney Junior
557
482
Disney XD
558
483
Nickelodeon
559
484
Nick Jr
560
485
Nick Toons
561
487
Boomerang
562
486
Cartoon Network
563
488
Cartoonito







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3 comments:

  1. Do BT and TalkTalk coordinate channel numbers so that the same channel is on the same EPG slot on both platforms?

    I ask because they've picked some rather odd numbers for the new list. At first I assumed BT were matching Sky's EPG (where possible), but it's not that, either.

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    1. Yes, all YouView partners co-operate. See the current YouView channel list at http://www.a516digital.com/p/freeview-youview-channel-listing.html and scroll down to the 400s to see this co-operation in action!

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  2. All they're doing is spreading out their channels over more numbers - hardly showing they need those extra 100 spaces. Still don't get why they couldn't have the 600s rather than 300s.

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