Revamped Zone Thriller to move up EPG

Chello Zone has announced a series of changes to its bouquet of digital satellite channels.

On July 1 Zone Thriller, currently at 322 in the movie section of the Sky EPG, will get a schedule "revamp" and be moved to 148, under entertainment.

Zone Reality Extra, presently at 148, will be closed, and a one-hour timeshift of Zone Horror will be introduced at 322.

Separately, on August 4, Horror and Horror +1 will move to channels 319 and 320 respectively as part of an ongoing reorganisation of the Sky EPG.

Chello said it "hopes to broaden [Zone Thriller's] appeal by featuring more spine-tingling series during daytime, with intrigue and murder mystery films anchoring the primetime schedule".

Paranormal-themed series Ghost Stories, Nightmare Café and The Visitor will be introduced to the schedule and in August the channel will air cult 1990s drama Profit.

"The UK boasts the most exciting and evolved multichannel environment in the world," said Steve Cole, Chello Zone senior vice president of channels. "We believe the repositioning of Zone Thriller and the launch of Zone Horror +1 will bring more viewers to these fantastic channels and protect us from viewing pattern changes."