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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
109 11306 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 52275 52275 HD Clear No signal No News Sky News Weather First appeared 21/06/21 (UK beam)
97 11582 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 52139 52139 SD Clear No signal No Entertainment That's TV Gold First appeared 04/06/21, will be on Sky channel 187
24 12168 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 3/4 8603 8603 HD Encrypted No signal No Sports Eurosport Olympics 3 First appeared 26/05/21, EPG data from 27 June. Launch on July 22.
27 12226 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 3/4 8604 8604 No signal Eurosport Olympics 4
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 3/4 8606 8606 Upgrade screen Eurosport Olympics 6
8607 8607 Upgrade screen Eurosport Olympics 7
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 3/4 8601 8601 No signal Eurosport Olympics 1
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 3/4 8602 8602 No signal Eurosport Olympics 2
34 12363 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 3/4 8605 8605 Upgrade screen Eurosport Olympics 5
37 12422 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 6802 6802 SD Clear Colour bars with text:

"BBC Salford QH
MR CAAC
1080i/25-----18dBFS
MediaCityUK"
.

There is also a spinning circle with "Hitomi Matchbox" in it. Similar to this image. When the spinning part reaches the 12 o'clock position, a black cross appears in the centre of the screen. Audio tones on a loop.
Yes
("This is BBC Red Button")
Entertainment BBC Red Button 2 Launching on 24/06/21 for summer events.
6803 6803 BBC Red Button 3
6804 6804 BBC Red Button 4
6805 6805 BBC Red Button 5
6806 6806 BBC Red Button 6
6811 6811 HD BBC Red Button HD
(HD version of BBC Red Button 1)
Yes BBC Red Button HD
(HD version of BBC Red Button 1)

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.

Transponder moves

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Moving from Date first appeared Date moving

UHD channels

Note: On non-Sky/Freesat HD satellite receivers, UHD channels may appear as an audio channel with audio only.

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
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 signal No Additional SID for Sky Ultra HD channel 1. First appeared 18/01/21
Ultra HD 9821 Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 1)
Yes HDR broadcast. EPG matching to SID 5224 (HD). First appeared 18/01/21
Ultra HD 9822 No Entertainment Additional SIDs for Sky Ultra HD channel 1. First appeared 18/01/21
Ultra HD 9823 No signal No Sports
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 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 Sky HDR, 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
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 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)

Other

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 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.
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)
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.
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK RB 1641 HD Encrypted Upgrade screen Yes Sports Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) PPV Test First appeared 05/05/21
Sky Sports HD 5224 HD Encrypted Sky UHD1 (HD simulcast) Yes Sports HDR Broadcast, EPG matching to Sky UHD1 (SID 9821) First appeared 16/12/20
SNR 5259 Audio Clear Sky News Radio
(on top of the hour)
No Radio Transponder move from 12070 H? DVB type 2, First appeared 12/02/21
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 4567 4567 HD Clear Sky Intro HD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment

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)
109 11306 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 52210 52210 HD No signal No Sports Used for BT Sport Extra 5 HD
52221 52221 Used for BT Sport Extra 2 HD
52231 52231 Used for BT Sport Extra 3 HD
52240 52240 Used for BT Sport Extra 4 HD
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55265 55265 HD No signal No Sports Used for BT Sport Mosaic HD
113 11386 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 53797 50686 HD No signal No Sports Used for BT Sport Extra 6 HD
96 11568 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Republic Bharat 54146 SD Clear Black Screen with Test Tone Yes International Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 708) Removed 05/05/21
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
Anytime 3801 HD No signal No Movies Formerly used for Sky Anytime HD 1 Spare label
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 1051 1051 Data Data-only label No Sky Help Home transponder
12 11934 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 Anytime 3895 SD No signal No Movies Formerly used for Sky Anytime SD 2 Spare label
___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 5503 5503 SD No signal No Entertainment 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 Data Red Button No signal No Sky Help DVB type 0x82. Not tunable with a Sky box
BT PPV 1 ROI VCID 8018 No signal No
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 PPV 1640 HD No signal Yes News For Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) PPV Former SN Floyd Trial, renamed 22/04/21, added to 1012 in test region. Sky One EPG data.
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 Anytime 3898 HD No signal No Movies Formerly used for Sky Anytime HD 3 Spare label; was time-sharing w/ Sky Sports Box Office

See also

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