Following on from our report earlier this year about Sky planning to overhaul its EPG structure, it is now learnt that the Asian TV channels will be switching to the 700+ EPG band.

Currently, Asian TV channels start from 780+ but these will shift to 700+ if proposals are given the green-light. Not only will the change make space for new “International” channels, it will also give the platform to fill-up vacant slots where channels have ceased broadcasting.

The eight-week consultation period with broadcasters is now complete, with concrete plans soon to be announced by Sky.

The changes are expected to take place from 1st May 2018.