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Foxtel changing its channel numbers on October 13 – see the new channel list here

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Foxtel will be changing its channel numbers on October 13 to improve the viewing experience and make find new and favourite content to watch even easier.

Foxtel says changing the channel order will improve the flow when channel surfing so more similar channels are grouped together.

For example, drama and comedy, lifestyle and reality, documentaries and true crime will sit together as will the +2 timeshift channels and the news and free-to-air channels.

There will be no channels lost – it will just be the channel numbers changing.

The TV Guide may appear to have less channels on it but that’s only because Foxtel has decided to remove the alternate standard definition/high definition channel numbers to avoid confusion.

Downloaded and recorded shows will also be unaffected but there will be an expiry date for downloaded content due to licensing.

Series link should still work but if it is no longer available or you’ve never set it up before follow these steps if you have an iQ3 or an iQ4.

  1. Press Home on your Foxtel remote.
  2. Scroll across to TV Guide.
  3. Find the program you want to Series Link.
  4. Scroll to Record and press Select.
  5. Press Select Entire Series.

Here are the new channel numbers:

Channel name New channel number (after 13 October)
A&E 131
Animal Planet 141
BBC Earth 134
BBC First 119
BBC World News 606
Bloomberg Television 621
BoxSets 150
CNBC 620
CNN 609
Crime + Investigation 135
Discovery Channel 133
Discovery Turbo 143
E! 121
FOX ARENA 111
FOX Classics 117
FOX COMEDY 115
FOX CRIME 113
FOX Funny 114
FOX NEWS 608
FOX Sci Fi 116
FOX SHOWCASE 112
FOX Sleuth 118
Foxtel Arts 129
Foxtel Movies Action 405
Foxtel Movies Comedy 406
Foxtel Movies Drama 409
Foxtel Movies Family 403
Foxtel Movies Hits 402
Foxtel Movies Kids 404
Foxtel Movies Romance 408
Foxtel Movies Thriller 407
HISTORY 130
Investigation Discovery (ID) 136
LifeStyle Food 125
LifeStyle Home 126
MTV 122
Nat Geo WILD 140
National Geographic 139
Sky News Extra 603
Sky News UK 604
Sky News Weather 601
TLC 123
Universal TV 120

 

Timeshift (+2) channels

Channel name New channel number (after 13 October)
A&E +2 231
Discovery Channel +2 233
Discovery Turbo +2 243
E! +2 221
FOX8 +2 208
FOX ARENA +2 211
FOX Classics +2 217
FOX COMEDY +2 215
FOX CRIME +2 213
FOX FUNNY +2 214
FOX ONE +2 201
FOX Sci Fi +2 216
FOX SHOWCASE +2 212
FOX Sleuth +2 218
Foxtel Movies Action +2 422
Foxtel Movies Family +2 423
Foxtel Movies Premiere +2 421
LifeStyle +2 206
LifeStyle Food +2 225
National Geographic +2 239
TLC +2 223
UKTV +2 205

 

Free-to-air channels

Note: Free-to-air channels will vary based on location and not all channels are available in all areas. Some channels require a connected free-to-air cable.

Channel name New channel number (after 13 October)
ABC 102
ABC HD 202
ABC Kids/Comedy 152
ABC Me 723
ABC News 642
Channel 7 107
7HD 207
Channel 9 100
9HD 209
Channel 10 110
10 HD 210
NITV 172
SBS 104
SBS HD 204
7flix 158
7mate 157
7TWO 156
9Gem 164
9Gem HD 264
9Go! 162
9Life 163
10 Bold 166
10 Peach 167
SBS Food 171
SBS Viceland 170
SBS Viceland HD 270
SBS World Movies HD 432
SBS World Movies 433