News18 India has moved back to the ‘News’ category on the Sky Digital EPG today.
The channel, which initially launched on Sky channel 573 in July 2013, moved to 848 in February this year. The reason behind the move was to capture the audiences that were locating Asian channels in the 700 and 800 EPG bands. However, the move did not witness any significant change for the channel in UK ratings.
It now has returned back to the ‘News’ category on channel number 577. Incidentally, it is now placed directly next to India’s leading English news channel, Times Now, which launched on Sky EPG 576 last week. NDTV 24×7 is located lower down than ‘News’ EPG on channel 511.
News18 India is available free-to-air on Sky channel 577.