Foxtel Emphasising HD With A Channel Swap

Sadly, Foxtel’s decision to swap the channel numbers of its HD channels and SD channels won’t have the same classy entertainment value as classic Foxtel show Wife Swap, but it will be more convenient for HD lovers.

The Pay TV company has today swapped the channel numbers of its 21 HD channels to place more emphasis on the high definition offerings. So where Fox8 used to run at Channel 108 and the HD version ran at 208, they are now running in reverse.

The swap essentially makes it easier for HD customers to find the higher quality broadcast as they cycle through channels, rather than having to go out of their way to find HD broadcasts.

The change will only effect iQHD customers though, so standard SD customers need not worry that they won’t be able to access the Lifestyle Channel in a hurry. Huzzah!