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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
103 11671 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 50240 50240 HD Clear Ideal World (without logo) Yes For Ideal World HD
50245 50245 Create & Craft (without logo) Yes For Create & Craft HD Previously showing blank screen, still images and was broadcasting Ideal World (without logo).
27 12226 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 1213 1213 HD Encrypted Upgrade screen No For Sky Crime HD? Previously showing Sky Sports News
35 12382 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 2908 2908 SD Clear Travel Channel +1 Yes For QUEST Ireland

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 SD Encrypted No signal No For BT Sport related channel Configured as red button - DVB type 133
52221 52221 For BT Sport related channel Configured as red button - DVB type 133
52231 52231 For BT Sport related channel Configured as red button - DVB type 133
52240 52240 For BT Sport related channel Configured as red button - DVB type 133
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55265 55265 SD Clear Test card for BT Sport Extra 1 No For BT Sport related channel 8 audio streams, but only one active. Configured as red button - DVB type 133
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50666 50666 HD Encrypted No signal No For BT Sport related channel Configured as red button - DVB type 133
50685 50685 For BT Sport related channel
50686 50686 For BT Sport related channel Configured as red button - DVB type 133
27 11657 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 54058 54058 SD No signal No For unknown channel

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 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 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ITV Encore 10135 SD Encrypted ITV3 No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 263)
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)
111 11344 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 53221 53221 SD Clear Home No Transponder moves from 12129 V Freesat data attached
53225 53221 SD Really No
53331 53331 SD Encrypted Home +1 No Transponder move from 11523 H
53335 53335 SD Clear Really Ireland No Transponder move from 12129 V Freesat data attached
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 D1 DAB No ETI distribution for the two commercial DAB Muxes Also on Astra 4A, 12303 H and Eutelsat 9B, 11727 V
SDL nATL 10590 SDL nATL No
talkSPORT Dist 10595 SD (audio) 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 BEN 54223 SD Clear BEN Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 175)
95 11553 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ROK +1 55150 SD Clear ROK +1 Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 330)
100 11627 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 6720 6720 SD Encrypted MTV UK No Transponder moves from 11895 V
6721 6721 SD VH1 No
6722 6722 SD MTV ROCKS No
6723 6723 SD MTV +1 No
6724 6724 SD MTV Hits No
6725 6725 SD MTV Base No
6726 6726 SD MTV Classic No
6727 6727 SD MTV OMG No
6728 6728 SD MTV Ireland No
6729 6729 SD MTV Music No
6730 6730 SD MTV Music +1 No
6731 6731 SD Club MTV No
6732 6732 SD Comedy Central Extra UK No
2 11739 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 SES UHD Demo 7403 UHD Clear SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop No Copy of the service on 12441 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 No Freesat data attached
3 11758 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 Ultra HD 9000 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 1)
Yes when SID in use 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 service 1 - hybrid dtt 1 Full UHD Clear service 1 - hybrid dtt No For Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV & Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP Demonstrations at IBC 2019
service 2 - hybrid dtt 2 service 2 - hybrid dtt
service 3 - DASH only 3 service 3 - DASH only
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 S2Test 5308 SD Encrypted Sky Sports News No Configured as interactive data channel (0x82). Not manually storable with standard HD Digibox or Sky Q
S1Test 5309 Configured as SD TV


26 12207 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 SNR 4754 SD (audio) 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 when SID in use
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 Main Event (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 screen No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 268)
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
67 11112 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 50411 52520 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Gems TV)
V Channel 50425 No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 680) Programming now part of TV Warehouse (EPG 676)
Chat Box 50485 Clear Technical fault No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 940)
69 11141 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 51085 7202 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Nickelodeon +1)
107 11264 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 7200 5536 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Nicktoons UK)
7201 6116 No Left over from transponder move (Nick Junior UK)
7203 6112 No Left over from transponder move (Nickelodeon UK)
109 11306 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 53296 52295 SD No signal No For BT Sport 3 Interactive L Removal
110 11306 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 True Crime 53305 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 180)
53390 53271 No Left over from transponder move (Sony Crime Ch +1)
111 11344 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 53211 52285 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Chart Show Hits)
53270 52505 No Left over from transponder move (PBS America)
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55213 52515 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Starz TV)
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)
TVC News +1 54218 Clear Blank screen Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 572)
AIT 54220 Clear Black screen Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 454)
Bible TV 54227 No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 784) Might return on Sky channel 761
93 11523 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Good Food +1 7626 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 298)
94 11538 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Liberty 22656 SD (audio) Clear Silent Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 0186)
95 11553 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Heart TV 8888 SD Technical fault No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 374) Old SID 55111 now used by Dunamis TV
CAPITAL TV 55112 No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 375)
96 11568 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Retail TV 5005 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 667) Old SID 54103 now used by High St TV 5
98 11597 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 53505 53200 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Studio 66 TV 1)
53575 53215 No Left over from transponder move (Get Lucky TV)
53676 53216 No Left over from transponder move (Psychic Today)
101 11641 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 7100 7100 HD Clear Blank screen No Leftover test label Previously showing Smithsonian Channel tests
102 11656 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 54062 6700 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (Abu Dhabi TV)
54063 6703 No signal No Left over from transponder move (FreeSports (Ireland))
Channel 44 54050 Clear Blank screen Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 756)
3 11758 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 3100 3100 HD No signal No Transponder move from 12324 V SID previously used for Sky Ocean Rescue popup channel; closed, relabelled and moved.
Sky Insider HD 3801 HD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 993)
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 1051 1051 Data Empty label No Home transponder, no transmissions
7 11836 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 2400 52280 SD No signal No Left over from transponder move (SyFy +1)
2450 52250 No Left over from transponder move (SyFy)
21 12110 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1007 1007 SD No signal No
22 12129 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 Good Food 6508 SD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 866)
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1008 1008 SD No signal No
4015 4021 No Left over from transponder move (XXX Girl Girl)
4016 4023 No Left over from transponder move (XXX Big&Bouncy)
5503 5503 Blank screen No Leftover label?
26 12207 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 1126 1126 SD (audio) Clear No signal No Previously Sky News Radio feed
4575 4575 Silent Previously Sky News Radio (was separate feed at 160kbps)
27 12226 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Good Food 3867 HD No signal No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 198)
14 11973 V DVB-S2 8PSK 31 9/10 SES 8K demo Channel 7249 Full UHD Clear Blank screen No For SES loop with video running at ~72Mbps average, up to 81.7Mbps max (Off Air) Overall data ≈ 82Mbps, 128kbps AAC mono audio

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]"