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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

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

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) 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
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
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 11385 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50662 50662 HD Encrypted BT Sport 1 HD No
50663 50663
50682 50682 BT Sport 3 HD
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 service) 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.
1 11720 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Sky HDR 9701 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD channel 3 Yes For Sky HDR Sports genre, no audio.

Blocked from searching on Sky boxes. (Returns "No Signal" message)

(DVB Type 31 (&1F)). EPG info stating 'This is UHD Trial', along with DD and DD+ audio.
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)
5 11798 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 H1Test 9008 HD Encrypted Sky Sports News (UK) No
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
16 12012 V DVB-S2 8PSK SR 27.5 FEC 2/3 Various Various HD Encrypted Various No Left over from complete transponder move to 12285V, DVB-S2 8PSK SR 27.5 FEC 2/3 TSID is 2030
19 12070 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 SNR 5006 SD (radio service) 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) No Configured as interactive data channel (0x82).

Blocked from searching on Sky boxes. (Returns "No Signal" message)
S1 Test 5309 Sky Sports News (UK) Interactive test channel Configured as SD TV, red button prompt "Watch The Birdman".
26 12207 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 Sky News 4704 SD Clear Sky News (SD UK feed) No Left over from transponder move
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
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 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
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
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 Technical fault No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 150 UK) Removed 07/01/20
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
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 SD (radio service) Clear Silent Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 0185) Removed 29/05/20
96 11568 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Horse&Country TV 54140 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 184) Removed 31/01/20
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 TV 1 53505 SD Clear Yes 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 First appeared 11/01/19, previously showing Smithsonian Channel tests
102 11656 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 SmartShop 54057 SD Clear Yes 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 (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
11 11914 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 Disney XD+1 9104 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 612) Removed 30/04/20
12 11934 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 5198 5198 SD No signal No
___4109 47000 Clear Blank screen
___4110 48000
(sub b+1000) 49000
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
25 12188 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 BT PPV 2 ROI VCID 8016 SD No signal No DVB type 0x82
BT PPV 1 ROI VCID 8018 No signal No
26 12207 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1126 1126 SD (radio service) No signal No Previously Sky News Radio feed First appeared 14/05/18

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]"