As pinpointed on Digital Spy's Sky forums, transponder 11.973 V PID 7450 is now carrying EPG information for the one-hour timeshift of the main ITV1 channel which was revealed earlier in the month.
There are currently no transmissions on the channel, apart from a screen which says: "There is a technical fault with this channel."
Despite this development, ITV has not confirmed any plans as yet for the channel's official launch. A spokesman for the broadcaster said: "We continue to explore options with regard to launching ITV1+1.
"ITV has begun preliminary planning in order that, should the launch of a timeshifted channel be an economically viable option, we would be ready to do so."