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Additional and defunct channels on Sky (UK & Ireland)

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This page describes channels that are not on the EPG in any region but are using a satellite frequency. These can be manually tuned with a Sky set top box (Sky Digibox, Sky+, Sky+HD or Sky Q boxes) or are related to Sky.

Key

Example Description
Encrypted Channel is encrypted
HD Channel is broadcast in HD
UHD Channel is broadcast in ultra HD (UHD) or full ultra HD (FUHD).
For Ideal World HD New channel name
Upgrade screen On-screen message from Sky.
Upgrade screen: If 28 is shown beside this message, it means the broadcaster has not provided a description of the channel and is blank. Only the default message of "Find out how to upgrade your subscription to get this channel at skyviewinghelp.com" is shown.
Blank screen Showing blue screen on Sky+HD boxes or a black screen on Sky Q boxes
Transponder move from 11306 H Label set up in preparation for a transponder move, where the old frequency is known.
Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 330) A label which was on public EPGs in the past but has since been removed, either temporarily or permanently.
Left over from transponder move (Gems TV) Leftover label from a transponder move.
For unknown channel For unknown channels that may start test broadcasts in the near-future
Yes EPG data is available on this channel
No EPG data is not available on this channel

Future new channels

New channels currently testing before launching or at pre-testing stage.

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
62 11038 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 52420 52420 SD Clear HGTV Ireland Yes Unknown HGTV Ireland First appeared 08/02/21
52440 52440 SD Clear DMAX Ireland Yes Entertainment DMAX Ireland First appeared 08/02/21
52450 52450 SD Clear Quest Red Ireland Yes Entertainment Quest Red Ireland First appeared 08/02/21
108 11265 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 52119 52119 HD Clear "WION", no audio No News "WION" (World Is One News) First appeared 11/01/21, moved here on 10/02/21. MPEG-4 HD, no HD flag. "WION" is an Indian based English language news channel.
110 11307 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 53395 53395 SD Clear No signal No News For GB News First appeared 09/12/20
97 11582 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 52012 52012 SD No signal No International For Colours Gujarati or Pitaara Movies First appeared 18/02/21
101 11641 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 7105 7105 HD Clear No signal No News For GB News HD First appeared 01/12/20
104 11686 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 55315 55315 HD Clear TJC Yes Shopping TJC HD First appeared 18/01/21
11 11914 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 5493 5493 SD Encrypted RTE2 +1 No RTE2 +1 First appeared 24/02/21, English, Irish and Narrative audio.
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5224 5224 HD Encrypted Upgrade screen No Sports For unknown channel First appeared 16/12/20
34 12363 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5829 5829 HD No signal No Entertainment For unknown channel First appeared 06/11/20

Broadcasting

These channels are broadcasting and are not shown on the EPG in any region (including on commercial EPGs) and are only available via manual tuning (apart from the UHD channels which are added to the EPG as hidden channels on Sky Q boxes). This section excludes the future new channels above.

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
41 10714 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 c4 l 9281 SD Clear Channel 4 (London) (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment
45 10773 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV1 6306 SD Clear BBC One (London) (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment For Enhanced TV content (HbbTV data attached). Linked to Freesat.
46 10788 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV5 10321 SD Clear BBC One (West Midlands) (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment For Enhanced TV content. Linked to Freesat.
47 10803 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV2 6407 Audio Clear BBC Radio 1 (same stream as main channel) No News For Enhanced TV content, HbbTV data attached. Linked to Freesat.
48 10818 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV6 10371 SD Clear BBC One (South) (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment For Enhanced TV content. Linked to Freesat.
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 6945 6945 HD Clear BBC One HD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment Linked to Freesat
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55251 55251 SD Encrypted BT Sport 1 (same stream as main channel) No Sports
50368 55252
50342 55261 BT Sport 3 (same stream as main channel)
50343 55262
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50662 50662 HD Encrypted BT Sport 1 HD (same stream as main channel) No Sports
50663 50663
50682 50682 BT Sport 3 HD (same stream as main channel) No
50683 50683
115 11426 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 D1 DAB 10585 Data Clear Digital One DAB multiplex (Arqiva) No Not Sky txp ETI distribution for the two commercial DAB Muxes Freesat transponder. Also on Astra 4A, 12303 H & Eutelsat 9B, 12092 H
SDL nATL 10590 SDL national DAB multiplex No
talkSPORT Dist 10595 Audio talkSPORT No Talksport AM distribution
TRP 1 10600 HD Encrypted The Racing Partnership No Channel for Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs) in UK/Ireland Only broadcasts occasionally.
3 11758 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Ultra HD 9000 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 1)
Yes Sports Sky Ultra HD channel 1, SID is turned on for general Sky Sports UHD broadcasts On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes. (Returns "No Signal" message)

(DVB Type 31 (&1F))

US1MON 9006 No UHD 1 monitor: 24/7 view of the stream. Does not switch off but not used for public viewing
Ultra HD 9051 Yes (when SID in use) Sky Ultra HD channel 1, SID is typically turned on for non-Sky Sports programmes / Eurosport UHD On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV
9501 9501 Yes (when SID in use) Additional SID for Sky Ultra HD channel 1
Ultra HD 9813 No Additional SIDs for Sky Ultra HD channel 1. First appeared 18/01/21 (currently all at no signal)
Ultra HD s 9821 No
Ultra HD 9822 No Entertainment
Ultra HD 9823 No Sports
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 (no label) (no SID) HD Clear Sky AdSmart No N/A Sky AdSmart download feed H264 mode, PIDs: 2553/2552 AC3 (need to be entered manually, hidden channel)
14 11973 V DVB-S2 8PSK 31 9/10 VVC Test Transmission 7249 VVC/UHD 4K Clear The Explorers promo No N/A For Versatile Video Coding (VVC) (MPEG-I Part 3) H.266 tests Future video compression standard
16 12012 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 H1Test 9008 HD Encrypted Sky Sports News (UK) (same stream as main channel) No Sports Interactive Red Button test channel Configured as HD TV, last used to test Sky Sports Recap.
19 12070 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 SNR 5006 Audio Clear Sky News Radio
(on top of the hour)
No Sky Help Sky News Radio feed
(160kbps)
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 S2Test 5308 SD Encrypted Sky Sports Football (UK) (same stream as main channel) No Sports Configured as interactive data channel (0x82). Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes due to DVB type. (Returns "No Signal" message)
S1Test 5309 Sky Sports News (UK) (same stream as main channel) Interactive Red Button test channel Configured as SD TV, last used to test Sky Sports Recap.
25 12188 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 5/6 6155 6155 HD Encrypted Sky One (UK) No Sports First appeared 20/10/2020
6156 6156 Sky One (UK) (same stream as main channel)
6157 6157 First appeared 14/12/2020
6158 6158
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 SNR 5259 Radio Clear Sky News Radio
(on top of the hour)
No Sky Help Transponder move from 12070 H DVB type 2
UH1MON 9701 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD (channel 3) Yes Sports UHD 3 monitor: 24/7 view of the stream. Does not switch off but not used for public viewing

First appeared 16/12/20

For live HLR broadcasts, configured HDR, HEVC/UHD DVB Type & 1F. Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes.
Ultra HD h 9801 Yes Sports Additional SID for Sky Ultra HD channel 3. EPG data reads 'UHD (HDR/SDR) Test Title'. First appeared 18/01/21
Ultra HD 9802 Entertainment Additional SIDs for Sky Ultra HD channel 3. First appeared 18/01/21
Ultra HD 9803 Sports
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 SkySp PL HD 5203 HD Encrypted Sky Sports Premier League UK (same stream as main channel) No Sports
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 4567 4567 HD Clear Sky Intro HD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment
Ultra HD 9002 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 2)
Yes when SID in use Sports Sky Ultra HD channel 2, SID is turned on for Formula 1 coverage On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes (returns "No Signal" message)
US2MON 9009 No UHD 2 monitor: 24/7 view of the stream. Does not switch off but not used for public viewing
Ultra HD 9012 Yes On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV
Ultra HD 9833 No Additional SID for Sky Ultra HD channel 2. First appeared 18/01/21 (curr. no signal)
38 12441 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 Astra UHD Demo 7400 UHD Clear SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop No Not Sky txp UHD Demo channels with Freesat data attached Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes (returns "No Signal" message) (Type 31)
Astra UHD Demo 7401 SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop (same stream as main channel)
SES UHD Demo 7402 SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop (different stream)

Not broadcasting

These channels are not broadcasting and are not shown on the EPG in any region. This channels occupy a channel space in a frequency.

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
56 10936 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 e4 9208 SD No signal No Entertainment Was previously showing E4 (UK)
57 10964 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 5Spike 7730 SD Clear Technical fault No Entertainment Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 150 UK) Removed 07/01/20. Was showing Paramount Network after 5Spike closed before terminating.
109 11306 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 53296 52205 Data No signal No Sky Help Data-only label, previously used for BT Sport 3 L-bar removal Same data streams as Mosaic 2 and SD Extra channels. Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes.
89 11464 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Notts TV 54214 SD No signal No Entertainment Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 117 in Nottingham) Removed 26/09/17
101 11641 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 7100 7100 HD Clear Blank screen No Sports Leftover test label previously showing Smithsonian Channel tests First appeared 11/01/19
3 11758 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 3100 3100 HD No signal No Documentaries SID previously used for Sky Ocean Rescue popup channel on 12324V; closed, relabelled and moved First noticed/appeared 03/11/17
(No label) 3801 HD No signal No Movies Formerly used for Sky Anytime HD 1
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 1051 1051 Data Data-only label No Sky Help Home transponder
11 11914 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 Premier Sports 6226 SD No signal No Sports Created when they added several Premier Sports services before Christmas but it appears this one is not being used First appeared 03/12/2020
12 11934 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 (No label) 3895 SD No signal Yes Movies Formerly used for Sky Anytime SD 2 Comes on at 06:05h every morning for ONE MINUTE. EPG reads 'Push Vod Generic'
___4109 47000 SD No signal No Sky Info Test EPG markers
___4110 48000
(sub b+1000) 49000
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1008 1008 SD No signal No Entertainment Used to test Sky Atlantic VIP before launch First appeared 29/11/18.
5503 5503 No Leftover label? Used to carry colour bars followed by Sky Sports Golf Ireland for one day before being turned off. First appeared 20/06/18.
25 12188 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 BT PPV 2 ROI VCID 8016 HD No signal No Sky Help DVB type 0x82. Not tunable with a Sky box
BT PPV 1 ROI VCID 8018 No signal No
26 12207 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1007 1007 SD No signal No Entertainment First appeared 29/11/18
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 PrimeVideo HD 5231 HD No signal No Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 437 on commercial boxes) Removed 08/12/20
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 (No label) 3898 HD No signal Yes Movies Formerly used for Sky Anytime HD 3, Time-Sharing w/ Sky Sports Box Office Comes on for 3 minutes at 06:05h on Wednesdays. EPG reads 'Push Vod Generic'

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