Sky TV viewers warned after two channels suddenly 'axed' overnight

Sky TV viewers have woken up to find two channels AXED from their boxes. The shake up for Sky viewers on Monday (July 8) marks the end for DAZN 1 HD and DAZN PPV HD -after DAZN 1 HD only landed on Sky in March last year.

There is the newly launched DAZN app on Sky boxes that will allow viewers to fill their boots there instead. The app is available on Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream. Existing DAZN customers who subscribed through Sky started receiving emails informing them of the upcoming change.

They will need to access DAZN content through the app on their Sky devices. The closure of DAZN’s linear TV channel on Sky spells bad news for customers with older set-top boxes, such as Sky+ HD, viewers have been warned.

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Older Sky boxes do not support the newly launched DAZN app, which means that once the linear channel is shut down, subscribers with these older devices will no longer have any way to access DAZN’s content directly through their Sky setup.

Shortly after the app’s launch, DAZN decided to shut down the linear channel. The email sent to existing subscribers this week states: "The way you watch DAZN on Sky is changing. From 6 July 2024, DAZN channel 429 will no longer be available as a standalone channel within your Sky TV guide, so you’ll need to access the DAZN app on your Sky device.”

According to DAZN’s official support pages, “the subscription will continue as normal” for existing DAZN 1HD subscribers, who will have to switch to using the app. “If you’re on our Annual upfront or 12-Month Contract subscription your subscription will continue to run up to the anniversary date whereby you will receive a renewal notification," it says.

“If you’re subscribed to our Monthly Pass subscription then normal rules apply and you can cancel by providing 30 days’ notice, a pro rata charge may apply.”