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Channels testing on Sky (UK and Ireland)

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Key

Example Description
Encrypted Channel is encrypted
HD Channel is broadcast in HD
UHD Channel is broadcast in ultra HD or full ultra HD.
For Ideal World HD New channel name
Upgrade screen On-screen upgrade message from Sky.
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
116 11426 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 52585 52585 HD Encrypted Upgrade screen No For La Liga TV January 2020
95 11553 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 55180 55180 SD Clear Arise 360 Yes For Arise 360 Will be on Sky channel 175

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
109 11306 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 52210 52210 HD No signal No For Amazon Premier League Pass 1 Available for pub and bar operators on 3, 4 & 5 December, Boxing Day & 27 December via Red Button from PPV channel 490 (will air Goals Show)
52221 52221 No signal For Amazon Premier League Pass 2
52231 52231 No signal For Amazon Premier League Pass 3
52240 52240 No signal For Amazon Premier League Pass 4
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55265 55265 SD No signal No For BT Sport Extra Mosaic 2 (while HD versions are active) 8 audio streams, all active. Configured as red button - DVB type 133
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50666 50666 HD No signal No For Amazon Premier League Pass 5 Available for pub and bar operators on 3, 4 & 5 December, Boxing Day & 27 December via Red Button from PPV channel 490 (will air Goals Show)
50686 No signal No For Amazon Premier League Pass 6

Broadcasting

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) No
44 10758 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ITVi Stream44 10079 SD Clear CITV No For interactive TV content?
45 10773 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV1 6306 SD Clear BBC One (London) No Linked to Freesat. Formerly used for Enhanced TV content
6391 6391 No Audio PID is 5051 (silent)
46 10788 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV5 10321 SD Clear BBC One (West Midlands) No Linked to Freesat. Formerly used for Enhanced TV content
47 10803 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV2 6407 SD Clear BBC One (Scotland) No Linked to Freesat. Formerly used for Enhanced TV content
BBC ALBA 6424 BBC Alba No For English audio
48 10818 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV6 10371 SD Clear BBC One (South) No Linked to Freesat. Formerly used for Enhanced TV content
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 6945 6945 HD Clear BBC One HD No Linked to Freesat
53 10891 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ITV Encore 10135 SD Encrypted ITV3 No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 263, UK) Removed 01/05/18
64 11068 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 ITV Encore HD 20820 HD Encrypted ITV3 HD No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 123, UK) Removed 01/05/18
110 11306 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 Sony Crime+1 53390 SD Clear Sony Crime+1 Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 279) Removed 30/10/19
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55251 55251 SD Encrypted BT Sport 1 No
50368 55252
50342 55261 BT Sport 3 No
50343 55262
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50662 50662 HD Encrypted BT Sport 1 HD No
50663 50663
50682 50682 BT Sport 3 HD 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 and Eutelsat 9B, 11727 V
SDL nATL 10590 SDL national DAB multiplex No
talkSPORT Dist 10595 SD (radio channel) talkSPORT No Talksport AM distribution
TRP 1 10600 SD Encrypted The Racing Partnership No Channel for Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs) in UK/Ireland Only broadcasts occasionally.


89 11464 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 FAME TV 54211 SD Clear FAME TV Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 452) Removed 23/10/19
95 11553 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ROK+1 55150 SD Clear ROK +1 Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 330) Removed 31/05/19
3 11758 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 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 Not manually storable with standard HD Digibox or Sky Q
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
14 11973 V DVB-S2 8PSK 31 9/10 SES 8K demo Channel 7249 Full UHD Clear SES 8K demo No For SES loop with video running at ~72Mbps average, up to 81.7Mbps max Overall data ≈ 82Mbps, 128kbps AAC mono audio
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 S2Test 5308 SD Encrypted Sky Sports Football (UK) No Configured as interactive data channel (0x82). Not manually storable with standard HD Digibox or Sky Q
S1Test 5309 Sky Sports News (UK) Configured as SD TV
26 12207 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 SNR 4754 SD (radio channel) Clear Sky News Radio
(on top of the hour)
No Sky News Radio feed
(160kbps)
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 4567 4567 HD Clear Sky Intro HD No
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 Not manually storable with standard HD Digibox or Sky Q
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
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 Not manually storable with standard HD Digibox or Sky Q (Type 31)
Astra UHD Demo 7401 SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop
SES UHD Demo 7402 SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop (different stream)
39 12460 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 H1Test 9008 HD Encrypted Sky Sports News (UK) No

Not broadcasting

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Purpose Remarks / Launch details
49 10832 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 10001 10001 HD Encrypted Upgrade screen No Switched off but still in NIT
10002 10002 No
54 10906 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ITV Encore +1 10265 SD Clear (encryption flag set) Blank/blue screen No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 268, UK) Removed 01/05/18
56 10936 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 e4 9208 SD No signal No Was previously showing E4 (UK)
64 11068 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 20826 20826 HD No signal No Previously used for ITV Box Office in Pubs First appeared 15/06/17
67 11112 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 V Channel 50425 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 680) Removed 05/11/18, programming now part of TV Warehouse (EPG 676)
109 11306 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 53296 52205 SD No signal No Data-only label, previously used for BT Sport 3 L-bar removal
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 AMC from BT 55207 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 840, UK) Removed 02/10/19
YourTV 55270 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 168) Removed 27/09/19
114 11386 V DVB-S2 8PSK 29.5 8/9 AMC from BTHD 50665 HD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 186, UK) Removed 02/10/19
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
Bible TV 54227 No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 784) Removed 23/05/19, might return on Sky channel 761
94 11538 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 B4U Plus 22613 SD Blank/blue screen Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 721) Removed 11/11/19
Liberty 22656 SD (radio channel) No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 0186) Removed 26/04/19
95 11553 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Heart TV 8888 SD Technical fault No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 374) Removed 11/10/18, old SID 55111 was taken over by Dunamis TV until it moved transponder
Prime TV 55108 Clear Black screen with tone No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 762) Removed 08/11/19
CAPITAL TV 55112 Technical fault No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 375) Removed 11/10/18
96 11568 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Retail TV 5005 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 667) Removed 31/01/19, old SID 54103 now used by High St TV 5
97 11582 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Safeer TV SD Clear Black screen and tone Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 753) Removed 15/11/19
101 11641 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 7100 7100 HD Clear Blank/blue screen No Leftover test label First appeared 11/01/19, previously showing Smithsonian Channel tests
3 11758 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 3100 3100 HD No signal No (First noticed/appeared 03/11/17) SID previously used for Sky Ocean Rescue popup channel on 12324V; closed, relabelled and moved
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 1051 1051 Data Data-only label No Home transponder, no transmissions
21 12110 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1007 1007 SD No signal No First appeared 29/11/18
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1008 1008 SD No signal No First appeared 29/11/18
5503 5503 No Leftover label? First appeared 20/06/18
26 12207 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1126 1126 SD (radio channel) No signal No Previously Sky News Radio feed First appeared 14/05/18
27 12226 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Sky News Brexit-Free 1640 HD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 523) Removed 04/11/19

See also

External Links

  • Changes to the TV Guide (Sky)
    Note: This is a forum where staff from Sky post what's new to Sky. For changes to the EPG in a particular month, look for the title "Changes to the TV Guide - [MONTH, YEAR]"