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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

New channels

New channels currently testing before launching.

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Purpose Remarks / Launch details
There are no channels in this section.

Future new channels

These channels have recently been added, but are at the pre-testing stage.

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Purpose Remarks / Launch details
12 11934 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 5823 5823 SD No signal No For unknown channel Started 01/10/2020

Broadcasting

These channels are broadcasting and are not shown on the EPG in any region and are only available via manual tuning. This section excludes the new channels above.

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data 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
44 10758 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ITVi Stream44 10079 SD Clear CITV 06:00-21:00
(same stream as main channel)
Shows a black screen with the CITV DOG during CITV's downtime
45 10773 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV1 6306 SD Clear BBC One (London) (same stream as main channel) No 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 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 For Enhanced TV content, HbbTV data attached. Linked to Freesat.
BBC ALBA 6424 BBC Alba (same stream as main channel) No For English audio via Red Button
48 10818 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV6 10371 SD Clear BBC One (South) (same stream as main channel) No 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 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
50368 55252
50342 55261 BT Sport 3 (same stream as main channel) No
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
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 ETI distribution for the two commercial DAB Muxes 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.
98 11597 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 53595 53595 SD Encrypted Eir Sport 1 No Transponder move from 11509 V Appeared on 15/10/2020, started broadcasting on 22/10/2020, likely moves on 29/10/2020
53596 53596 Eir Sport 1 (same stream as main channel)
3 11758 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Ultra HD 9000 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 1)
Yes Sky Ultra HD channel 1, SID is turned on for general Sky Sports UHD broadcasts Blocked from searching on Sky boxes. (Returns "No Signal" message)

(DVB Type 31 (&1F))

U1MON 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
9501 9501 No Additional SID for Sky Ultra HD channel 1 (Sports genre)
14 11973 V DVB-S2 8PSK 31 9/10 VVC Test Transmission 7249 VVC/UHD 4K Clear The Explorers promo No For Versatile Video Coding (VVC) (MPEG-I Part 3) H.266 tests Future video compression standard


16 12012 V DVB-S2 8PSK SR 27.5 2/3 H1Test 9008 HD Encrypted Sky Sports News (UK) (same stream as main channel) No 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 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 Configured as interactive data channel (0x82). Blocked from searching 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 First appeared 20/10/2020
6156 6156 Sky One (UK) (same stream as main channel)
27 12226 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Various Various HD Encrypted Various Yes Complete transponder move from 12246 V TSID is 2028, started on 15/10/2020
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 1086 1086 HD Encrypted Discovery UK (same stream as main channel) No
SkySp PL HD 5203 HD Encrypted Sky Sports Premier League UK (same stream as main channel) No
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 Sky Ultra HD channel 2, SID is turned on for Formula 1 coverage Blocked from searching on Sky boxes. (Returns "No Signal" message)
U2MON 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
35 12382 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 6203 6203 SD Encrypted Discovery UK (same stream as main channel) No
38 12441 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 Astra UHD Demo 7400 UHD Clear SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop No UHD Demo channels with Freesat data attached Blocked from searching 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 Purpose Remarks / Launch details
45 10773 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 6391 6391 SD No signal No Formerly used for BBC One (London) Also known as "BBC ONE 2ndAUD" on Freesat. Audio PID was 5051 (silent)
56 10936 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 e4 9208 SD No signal No Was previously showing E4 (UK)
57 10964 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 5Spike 7730 SD Clear Technical fault No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 150 UK) Removed 07/01/20
67 11112 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Studio 66 2 50440 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 923) Removed 02/06/20
71 11171 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 51112 51112 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Nick Jr UK) Moved 12/10/20
51113 51113 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (NickToons UK) Moved 12/10/20
51117 51117 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Nickelodeon UK) Moved 12/10/20
109 11306 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 53296 52205 Data No signal No Data-only label, previously used for BT Sport 3 L-bar removal Same data streams as Mosaic 2 and SD Extra channels. Not tuneable with a Sky box
110 11307 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 Sony Crime 53385 SD Clear Black screen Yes "This is Sony Channel" Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 179) Removed 09/06/20
111 11344 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 Trace Latina 53211 SD Clear Technical fault No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 366) Removed 01/06/20
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 Starz TV 55213 SD Clear Technical fault No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 369) Removed 01/06/20
89 11464 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Notts TV 54214 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 117 in Nottingham) Removed 26/09/17
94 11538 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 GN Radio 22659 Audio No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 0185) Removed 29/05/20
97 11582 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Front Runner TV 52111 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 431) Removed 31/01/20
98 11597 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Studio 66 53505 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 912) Removed 05/03/20
Gospel Channel 53535 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 586) Removed 27/11/19
101 11641 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 7100 7100 HD Clear Blank screen No Leftover test label previously showing Smithsonian Channel tests First appeared 11/01/19
102 11656 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 SmartShop 54057 SD No signal| No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 686) Removed 17/03/20, was on air 06-22
3 11758 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 3100 3100 HD No signal No SID previously used for Sky Ocean Rescue popup channel on 12324V; closed, relabelled and moved First noticed/appeared 03/11/17
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 1051 1051 Data Data-only label No Home transponder, no transmissions
12 11934 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 ___4109 47000 SD No signal No 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 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 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 First appeared 29/11/18
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 4567 4567 HD No signal No Previously Sky Intro HD (same stream as main channel)

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