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Sky Sports news to be replaced by Sky3+1 on Freeview

When Sky Sports News HD launches, the Freeview channel will close.

When Sky Sports News HD launches,  the Freeview channel will cl
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Update: changes happen on 23 August 2010

Today, the Press Gazette reports that Sky Sports News is to be removed from Freeview.

The channel will be replaced with a one hour timeshift of the Sky3 channel.

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "Sky Sports News has been a great success over the last 12 years and we have big ambitions to make it even better. As part of a subscription service, customers can look forward to expanded coverage and the launch of Europe's first HD sports news service."

Sky hopes that people will switch from Freeview to a pay service to watch the channel.


Sky 3+1 is now on Freeview channel 44. If you can't see the channel (and you could see Sky Sports News before), you need to scan for channels. See below.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011
1:40 PM

please bring back sky3

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dale's 20 posts GB flag
1:46 PM

p l e a s e itv1 kill of dull street

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

7:45 AM

dale: Sky3 has simply changed its name to PickTV.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

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