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NOW 80s undergoes seasonal format flip

Music channel NOW80s has brought forward its seasonal rebrand, providing cable, satellite & terrestrial viewers with 24/7 festive music.

Until 27th December 2018, NOW80s is NOW XMAS - part of a regular annual format flip, playing back-to-back Christmas-related music and plugging the gap in the market left by the now defunct Heart Xmas and Blissmas TV channels.

The format flip was originally advertised as taking place on 26th November 2018.

NOW XMAS is broadcast on Sky channel 371, Virgin Media UK channel 346, online via, the TVPlayer app and, as well as in some areas on Freeview channel 88.

On satellite, the channel can be manually tuned in on the Astra 2 frequency 11597, vertical polarisation, Symbol Rate: 22000, FEC: 5/6.