Sky has announced its channels will be reordered, with the changes coming into effect in September.

The move allows room for further channels to be added across Sky's portfolio, a statement from the company said today.

"We don't take the decision to make these types of changes lightly, however as our business evolves this move allows us more flexibility to add further entertainment offerings for our customers, including new channels and pop-up events," said Sky CEO John Fellet.

Fifteen channels are set to move, with those of the same genre moved closer together.


Customers will be advised of the changes in Skywatch magazine, through Sky's social media channels, on Sky's website and through messages on the channels themselves.

Channels affected include Jones, The Zone, Comedy Central, E!, MTV, TLC, Living Channel, Food TV, Maori TV, Sky Arts, Choice, Shopping Channel, Yes Shop, TVSN and Animal Planet.

The changes come into effect on September 1.