sky updates



New Simply TV channel announced

Simply TV are set to launch a brand new channel next month. Simply London is a unique service for anyone living in, or interested in, London. It will broadcast nationally, free to all Sky subscribers. The new channel will provide viewers with a unique source of information about every imaginable category of interest including upcoming events, concerts, movies, where to find a good a local plumber, the Harrods sale and property for sale or rent.

Simply Nostalgia to broadcast 24 hours

Simply Nostalgia will be relaunched as a classic entertainment channel and moved to EPG 262 next Monday. It will feature classic films, game shows, and general entertainment aswell as occasional shopping slots. The new look channel will broadcast 24 hours a day.

Teachers TV channel on the cards

The Department for Education is set to launch its own TV station aimed at winning the hearts and minds of teachers and students. It will announce later this week it is about to ask broadcasters and independent TV producers to pitch for a new teachers' television channel. A month-long pilot is planned for the service, which it is understood will consist of four or five hours of programming, providing training advice and other work-related information for teachers. BSkyB is said to have agreed to broadcast the pilot for the new channel on its digital satellite service. The decision to launch and operate a TV channel out of a government department is bound to raise questions about the use of taxpayers money when the public are already coughing up for the BBC, a public service that is duty bound to offer educational services as part of its remit. More details later on in the week.

Capital FM makes official Sky launch

The much awaited launch of Capital Radio Group's "number one hit music station" Capital FM has taken place on Sky Digital this morning. The radio station which is aired on analogue 95.8FM around London has launched on EPG 925. The news comes days after Century FM was introduced to the Sky line up last Monday on EPG 924.