Sky News and an unnamed adult channel have lost their appeals against plans to move their EPG positions, known as Logical Channel Numbers (LCNs).
In a statement DMOL which manages the LCNs on behalf of the users of the terrestrial platform Freeview, said the chair of DMOL had independently reviewed the appeals but did does not consider that either party has presented a sufficiently compelling case that the moves should not go ahead.
Previously announced changes to the HD and Adult LCN positions will go ahead on October 17, 2012. HD channels will start at 101 (currently 50); the Adult section will start at 171 (currently 91).
The News genre and Children’s genre moves will occur when the General Entertainment genre nears full capacity.