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List of Entertainment and Documentary channels on Sky in the UK

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Main article: List of channels on Sky (UK and Ireland)
See also: List of Entertainment and Documentary channels on Sky in Ireland

Key (packages)

This table shows the colour coding used to show what type of subscription (if any) is needed to view a channel.

UK pack name Description
Free-to-air Channels that can be viewed without a subscription.
Free-to-view Channels that can be viewed without a subscription but require a Sky viewing card.
Sky Entertainment The basic pack available to which other packs or subscription channels can be added.
Sky HD Adds HD channels to Sky Entertainment.

Key (other)

HD channel Channels is broadcast in high definition.

Entertainment & Documentaries

HD SD +1 Channel name Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Encryption (HD) Encryption (SD)
Entertainment & Documentaries - Channel number ranges
101 (Scot, Wales & NI) 801 (Scot, Wales & NI) BBC One
4 HD & 18 SD regions
BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
115 (Eng) 101 (Eng)
102 (Eng, Scot, Wales) 802 (Eng, Scot, Wales) BBC Two
2 HD & 3 SD regions
BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
115 (NI) 102 (NI)
103 (Wales and parts Eng) 803 (Wales and parts Eng) 203
(Eng, Wales & ScotB)
ITV
12 HD, 18 SD & 10 +1 regions
ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Free-to-air
176 (parts Eng; ScotB) 103 (parts Eng; ScotB)
103 (Scot) 803 (Scot) STV
4 HD & SD regions
STV Group 24 hours Free-to-air (STV HD CW region) Free-to-air
Free-to-view (other STV HD regions)
103
(NI)
803 (NI) 203 (NI) UTV ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Free-to-air
104 (London) 804 (London) 204
(Eng, Scot, NI)
Channel 4
6 UK SD advertising regions (4 for the +1 version)
Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Free-to-air
138 (Eng (outside London), Scot, Wales NI) 104 (Eng (outside London), Scot, NI)
117 (Wales) 217 (Wales)
104 (Wales) 804 (Wales) S4C Welsh, AltLang S4C Authority 24 hours Free-to-air
134 (Eng, Scot, NI) 828 (Eng, Scot, NI)
105 805 205 Channel 5 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air
106 806 206 Sky One AdPub Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
107 807 207 Sky Witness Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
108 808 208 Sky Atlantic Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
109 809 209 W UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-03:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
110 810 210 GOLD UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
111 811 211 Dave
Dave ja vu (+1)
UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-03:00 Sky HD Free-to-air
Sky Entertainment (+1)
112 812 212 Comedy Central Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd) 09:00-06:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
113 813 213 Universal NBCUniversal International Networks 09:00-08:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
114 814 214 Syfy NBCUniversal International Networks 11:00-08:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
115 (Scot) 876 (UK) BBC Scotland BBC 12:00 - 00:00 Free-to-air
457 (Eng, Wales, NI)
116 815 BBC Four BBC 19:00-04:00 Free-to-air
117 (London, Essex, Kent, Thames Valley, Henley on Thames) London Live ESTV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-view
117 (HTV West) Bristol TV Generic Local Television Ltd
117 (North West Yorkshire) Leeds TV
117 (Tyne, Tees) Tyne & Wear TV
117 (Merseyside) Liverpool TV
117 (Central Midlands) Birmingham TV
118 816 218 ITV2 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
119 817 219 ITV3 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
120 818 220 ITV4 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
121 819 221 Sky Crime Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
122 820 Sky Arts Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
123 834 E! NBCUniversal International Networks 07:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
124 821 224 Fox Disney Channels Worldwide 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
125 822 225 Discovery Channel Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
126 823 226 MTV Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-03:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
127 227 Comedy Central Extra Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd) 09:00-07:00 Sky Entertainment
128 228 5STAR Viacom International Media Networks Europe 09:00-04:00 Free-to-air
129 824 229 National Geographic Channel NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
130 825 230 History A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
131 231 ITVBe ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Free-to-air
132 826 232 Alibi UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
133 827 233 TLC Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
134 (Wales, HTV Wales) Cardiff TV Generic Local Television Ltd 24 hours Free-to-view
135 829 235 E4 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
136 830 236 More4 Channel Four Television Corporation 09:00-04:00 Sky HD Free-to-air
137 4seven Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Free-to-air
139 4Music Channel Four Television Corporation 07:00-03:00 Free-to-air
140 240 Food Network Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
141 (Scot) BBC Alba ScotG, AltLang BBC/MG Alba 17:00-00:00 (Mon-Fri)
16:00-01:00 (Sat)
16:00-00:00 (Sun)
Free-to-air
169 (Eng, Wales, NI)
141 (Eng, Wales, NI) 241 (Eng, Wales, NI) 5 USA Viacom International Media Networks Europe 09:00-02:00 Free-to-air
169 (Scot) 269 (Scot)
142 Really Discovery, Inc 04:00-02:00 Free-to-air
143 243 Drama UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-04:00 Free-to-air
144 831 244 Quest Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
145 838 Sky Sports Mix AdPub Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
146 246 CBS Reality CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours Free-to-air
147 CBS Drama CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 09:00-05:00 Free-to-air
148 CBS Justice CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours Free-to-air
149 249 Quest Red Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
150 250 5Spike Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air
151 251 Challenge Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
152 252 Pick Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
153 Paramount Network Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air
154 Investigation Discovery Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky Entertainment
155 255 Yesterday UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-03:00 Free-to-air
Free-to-view (+1)
156 835 256 Crime + Investigation A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 07:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
157 257 Sony Channel Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
158 258 Home Discovery, Inc 07:00-04:00 Free-to-air
Sky Entertainment (+1)
159 5SELECT Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air
160 VH1 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-03:00 Sky Entertainment
161 (GB) 261 (GB) Discovery Turbo Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
188 (NI) 288 (NI)
161
(NI)
RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Sky Entertainment
162 (NI) 836 (NI) RTÉ2 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
162 (GB) 836 (GB) 262 (GB) Animal Planet Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
190 (NI) 841 (NI) 290 (NI)
163 (NI) 837 (NI) TG4 Irish Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
163 (GB) History 2 A&E Networks UK(A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 08:00-05:00 Sky Entertainment
196 (NI)
164 Blaze A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 24 hours Free-to-air
165 839 Nat Geo Wild NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
166 266 Eden UKTV (BBC Studios) 09:00-06:00 Sky Entertainment
167 267 Discovery Science Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky Entertainment
168 YourTV Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours Free-to-air
170 Sky Two Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Entertainment
171 271 Discovery History Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky Entertainment
172 272 DMAX Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
173 BET Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air
174 PBS America PBS UK LLC 24 hours Free-to-air
175 BEN Greener Technology Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
177 277 Discovery Home & Health Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky Entertainment
178 Travel Channel Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
179 279 Sony Crime Channel Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
181 Forces TV Services Sound & Vision Corporation Free-to-air
182 GN TV GN Media 24 hours Free-to-air
183 Vice Vice UK TV Ltd 24 hours Sky Entertainment
184 Horse & Country TV Horse & Country TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
185 Travelxp Worldwide Media Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
187 Lifetime A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 24 hours Sky Entertainment
191 mytv Record Group 07:00-00:00 Free-to-air
192 Showcase Information TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
193 Vox Africa Vox 24 hours Free-to-air
194 Together Community Channel 24 hours Free-to-air
195 889 Smithsonian Channel SNI/SI Networks LLC 24 hours Free-to-air
197 Discovery Shed Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky Entertainment
199 Cruise Channel Jan Media Ltd 06:00-22:00 Free-to-air
452 Fame TV Open Heavens Media Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
453 Yanga! Chiswick Park Studios Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
454 AIT International Daar Communications PLC 24 hours Free-to-air
456 ABN TV ABN 24 hours Free-to-air

Footnotes to Entertainment and Documentaries table

  • Welsh, Irish or ScotG - Programmes in Welsh, Irish or Scottish Gaelic, as indicated
  • AltLang - Alternative language selection via the Red Button
  • AdPub - On non-residential boxes, a version with adverts targeted at pub goers, identifiable by a pint glass on-screen, replaces the residential version
  • Generic - Generic service on satellite