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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 <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.pressgazette.co.uk link icon"> link iconPress 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.

Update

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



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Comments
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
D
dale
1:40 PM

please bring back sky3

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D
dale
1:43 PM

P l e a s e b r i n g b a c k sky3

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dale's 9 posts GB
D
dale
1:46 PM

p l e a s e itv1 kill of dull street

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dale's 9 posts GB
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Briantist
7:45 AM

dale: Sky3 has simply changed its name to PickTV.

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