Discover something new in March

There are some exciting channel changes happening in March that will affect Sky Starter, Sky Entertainment and SoHo.

So what’s changing?

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Investigation Discovery (ID) at a glance

The #1 true crime channel in the US* - Investigation Discovery, is launching in NZ for the first time and is available to everyone who subscribes to Sky Entertainment.
Investigation Discovery (ID) will be on Sky channel 18 (formerly Food Network).

In March on Investigation Discovery

1 March - Discovery Channel at a glance

Shark Week to Aussie Gold Hunters - and every other wild Discovery adventure in between – will be available to more Sky customers as part of Sky Starter.
Discovery (Sky channel 70) will now be available to all Sky customers who subscribe to Sky Starter.

1 March - Living at a glance

We’ve had the final course of the Food Network channel on Sky Starter. A selection of Food Network shows will be moving to the existing lifestyle line-up on Living – just perfect for the designer who’s after something delish!
Living (Sky channel 17) is available to Sky customers who subscribe to Sky Entertainment.

16 March - SoHo at a glance

We're streamlining SoHo, by closing our SoHo2 channel. All your favourite SoHo shows will be in one place (Sky channel 10). Just the ticket for some of the best shows in town.

If you don’t already subscribe to Sky Entertainment and you’d like to, then head to sky.co.nz/MyAccount or call us on 0800 759 759.

*Amongst P25-54 & W25-54. Source: Nielsen via StarMedia Multitrak, 12/30/19-12/27/20, Total Day M-Su 6a-6a, L+3 Day data, Impressions/Delivery (000), ¼ Hr Program Based data.

FAQ's

What’s happening?
  • 1 March New channel Investigation Discovery (ID) (Sky channel 018) will launch – available to customers with the Sky Entertainment package 
  • 1 March - Discovery Channel will be available to Sky customers who subscribe to the Sky Starter package 
  • 1 March - Selected Food Network shows will find a new home on Living channel, creating a supersized lifestyle channel (Sky channel 017), available to customers with the Sky Entertainment package
  • 16 March - Soho2 will close, all the content will be moved over to the Soho channel (Sky channel 10) which means no content will be lost
Why are you making changes?
  • Discovery to starter; we think it’s a great way to add more value to our customers, with pretty much every Sky subscriber now able to access Discovery content. Our customers tell us that they love Discovery, so we wanted to make it available to as many as possible 
  • Launch of ID - customers also have the option of a brand-new channel in our Entertainment package with the launch of ID. We are always looking for ways to improve our offer and bring new, exciting content to our customers.
  • Food network changes - we know there is a considerable crossover of people watching both Living and Food Network.  By bringing the best of Food Network content to Living, we can make Living a supersized lifestyle channel. 
  • Removal of Soho2 -our huge Sky Nation customer feedback panel has been super clear – “too many repeats”.  We’ve listened, so we’re moving all the awesome shows from Soho 2 to SoHo.  It’ll all be in one place. 
Are you losing some Food Network content?
A selection of Food Network shows will broadcast throughout the week on Living and Thursday nights will see a food takeover from 8.30pm. 
Will the Living Channel be available on Sky Go and Sky On Demand?
Living’s content has always been available on Sky Go and Sky On Demand and that won’t change.
Will my Food Network recordings still be on my planner?
Yes
Will Investigation Discovery content be available on Neon?
Yes, there will be select titles from ID appearing on Neon later in 2021.  
Will Investigation Discovery be on Sky Go and Sky On Demand?
Yes
Will I lose my series link on Soho2?    
No, your series link will continue. All the content is also available on Sky Go.
What is Investigation Discovery and what content does it have?
Investigation Discovery (ID) is US #1 true crime network. ID uncovers the truth behind incredible real crime stories with world-class and, gripping programming that explores the dark side of human nature. 

From shocking crimes to salacious scandals, ID is the home of real-life mystery, suspense, and addictive storytelling. Investigation Discovery’s line-up of compelling programs for March set to premiere during the launch month include JonBenét Ramsey: What Really Happened?, O.J. & Nicole: An American Tragedy, Doomsday: The Missing Children, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-Up, In Pursuit with John Walsh, Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, and Atlanta Justice. More new titles to come this year include various instalments of the acclaimed An ID Murder Mystery series which explores headline cases, Breaking Homicide, Twisted Sisters (Executive Produced by Khloe Kardashian), The Murder Tapes, The Crimes That Changed Us, and more.
What content is on Discovery?
Great content such as Aussie Gold Hunters, Gold Rush, Deadliest Catch, and, of course, Shark Week. Appointment viewing for March includes Naked and Afraid XL, The Vaccine: Conquering Covid, and Alaskan Bush People.
What sort of content will be on the Living channel?
The Living channel becomes the ultimate destination for all foodies and lovers of lifestyle programming. The new supersized channel includes new series from Martha Stewart, Gok Wan, and David Baddiel in March, as well as returning favourites Inside The Factory, Every Family Has A Secret, and Thursday Night Food which serves up the world’s culinary giants – Nigella, Mary, Jamie and more – every Thursday evening from 8.30pm.