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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

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 VIP Must be a continuous customer of Sky for more than 3 years and have the Sky Entertainment package.
Sky HD Adds HD channels to Sky Entertainment and Sky VIP..

Entertainment & Documentaries

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Hours Hours (+1) Encryption (HD) Encryption (SD) Format (HD) Format (SD)
101
(Scot, Wales & NI)
801
(Scot, Wales & NI)
BBC One 18 different regional SD and 4 different regional HD variations - see regions. Audio Description where shown BBC 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
115
(Eng)
101
(Eng)
102
(Eng, Wales)
802
(Eng, Wales)
BBC Two 4 different national SD variations and 2 HD versions - see See regions.Audio Description where shown BBC 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
115
(Scot & NI)
102
(Scot & NI)
103
(Wales and parts Eng)
803
(Wales and parts Eng)
203
(Eng, Wales & ScotB)
ITV 12 ITV HD, 18 ITV & 10 ITV +1 regions. See region mapping. Audio Description where shown ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
176
(parts Eng; ScotB)
103
(parts Eng; ScotB)
103
(Scot: Central West)
803
(Scot: Central West)
STV 4 STV regions & 1 STV HD region. All Audio Description See region mapping. STV Group 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
176
(Scot: other than Central West & Border)
103
(Scot: other than Central West & Border)
103
(NI)
803
(NI)
203
(NI)
UTV Audio description. See region mapping. ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
104
(London)
804
(London)
204
(Eng, Scot, NI)
Channel 4 6 UK advertising regions (4 for the +1 version). London region is Audio Description. See regions. Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
138
(Eng (outside London), Scot, Wales NI)
104
(Eng (outside London), Scot, NI)
117
(Wales)
217
(Wales)
104
(Wales)
804
(Wales)
S4C Programmes in Welsh. ED1 S4C Authority 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
134
(Eng, Scot, NI)
828
(Eng, Scot, NI)
105 805 205 Channel 5 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
106 806 206 Sky One ED2 Sky plc 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
107 807 207 Sky Witness Sky plc 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
108 808 208 Sky Atlantic Sky plc 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
109 809 209 W UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 06:00-03:00 07:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
110 810 210 GOLD UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 07:00-04:00 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
111 811 211 Dave Dave ja vu is Dave +1 UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 07:00-03:00 08:00-04:00 Sky HD Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
Sky Entertainment (+1)
112 812 212 Comedy Central Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc) 09:00-06:00 10:00-07:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
113 813 213 Universal NBCUniversal International Networks 09:00-08:00 10:00-09:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
114 814 214 Syfy NBCUniversal International Networks 11:00-08:00 12:00-09:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
116 815 BBC Four BBC 19:00-04:00 Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
117
(London, Essex, Kent, Thames Valley, Henley on Thames)
London Live ESTV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-view 16:9 SDTV
117
(HTV West)
Bristol TV ED3 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 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
119 817 219 ITV3 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
120 818 220 ITV4 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
121 819 Sky Sports Mix ED2 Sky plc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
122 820 Sky Arts Sky plc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
123 834 E! NBCUniversal International Networks 07:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
124 821 224 Fox Fox Networks Group 08:00-05:00 09:00-06:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
125 822 225 Discovery Channel Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
126 823 226 MTV Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-03:00 07:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
127 227 Comedy Central Extra Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc) 09:00-07:00 10:00-08:00 Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
128 228 5STAR Viacom International Media Networks Europe 09:00-04:00 10:00-05:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
129 824 229 National Geographic Channel NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group) 08:00-05:00 09:00-06:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
130 825 230 History A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 08:00-05:00 09:00-06:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
131 231 ITVBe ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
132 826 232 Alibi UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 07:00-04:00 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
133 827 233 Good Food UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 05:00-02:00 06:00-03:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
134
(Wales, HTV Wales)
Cardiff TV ED3 Local Television Ltd 24 hours Free-to-view 16:9 SDTV
135 829 235 E4 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
136 830 236 More4 Channel Four Television Corporation 09:00-04:00 10:00-05:00 Sky HD Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
137 4seven Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
139 4Music Channel Four Television Corporation 07:00-03:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV


140 831 240 TLC Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
141
(Scot)
BBC Alba Programmes in Scottish Gaelic. ED1, ED4 BBC/MG Alba 17:00-00:00 (Mon-Fri)
16:00-01:00 (Sat)
16:00-00:00 (Sun)
Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
169
(Eng, Wales, NI)
141
(Eng, Wales, NI)
241
(Eng, Wales, NI)
5 USA Viacom International Media Networks Europe 09:00-02:00 10:00-03:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
169
(Scot)
269
(Scot)
142 Really UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 04:00-02:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
143 Drama UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 06:00-04:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
144 866 244 Quest Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
145 245 Challenge Sky plc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
146 246 CBS Reality CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
147 CBS Drama CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 09:00-05:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
148 CBS Justice CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
149 249 Quest Red Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
150 250 5Spike Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
151 Sky Two Sky plc 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
152 252 Pick Sky plc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
153 Paramount Network Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
154 Investigation Discovery Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
155 255 Yesterday UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 06:00-03:00 07:00-04:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
Free-to-view (+1)
156 835 256 Crime + Investigation A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 07:00-04:00 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
157 257 Sony Crime Channel Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
158 258 Home UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 07:00-04:00 08:00-05:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
Sky Entertainment (+1)
159 5SELECT Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
160 PBS America PBS UK LLC 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
161
(GB)
261
(GB)
Discovery Turbo Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
188
(NI)
288
(NI)
161
(NI)
RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
162
(NI)
836
(NI)
RTÉ2 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
162
(GB)
836
(GB)
262
(GB)
Animal Planet Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
190
(NI)
841
(NI)
290
(NI)
163
(NI)
837
(NI)
TG4 Programmes in Irish & English Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
163
(GB)
H2 A&E Networks UK(A&E Networks/Sky plc) 08:00-05:00 Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
196
(NI)
164 838 264 Lifetime A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
165 839 Nat Geo Wild NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group) 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
166 266 Eden UKTV (BBC Studios/Discovery, Inc) 09:00-06:00 10:00-07:00 Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
167 267 Discovery Science Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
168 YourTV Fox Networks Group 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
170 270 Real Lives Sky plc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
171 271 Discovery History Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
172 272 Food Network Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
173 Together Community Channel 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
174 VH1 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-03:00 Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
175 BEN Greener Technology Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
177 277 Discovery Home & Health Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
178 278 DMAX Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
179 279 True Entertainment Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 06:00-03:00 07:00-04:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
180 280 TruTV Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
182 GN TV GN Media 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
183 Vice Vice UK TV Ltd 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
184 Horse & Country TV Horse & Country TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
185 Propeller TV Xiking Group 07:00-01:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
186 840 AMC from BT ED5 AMC Networks International Channel Ltd/BT Group plc 19:00-05:30 Sky HD Premium 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV
187 Blaze A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
189 Property Show Information TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
191 mytv Record Group 07:00-00:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
192 Showcase Information TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
193 Vox Africa Vox 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
194 BET Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
197 Discovery Shed Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky Entertainment 16:9 SDTV
198 298 Travel Channel Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
199 Cruise Channel Jan Media Ltd 06:00-22:00 Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
450 Forces TV Services Sound & Vision Corporation 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
451 Insight TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN) 24 hours Free-to-view 1080 HDTV
452 Fame TV Open Heavens Media Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
453 Yanga! Chiswick Park Studios Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
454 AIT International Daar Communications PLC 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
456 ABN TV ABN 24 hours Free-to-air 16:9 SDTV
995 994 Sky Atlantic VIP Sky plc Occasional Sky HD Sky VIP 1080 HDTV 16:9 SDTV

Footnotes to Entertainment and Documentaries table

  • ED1 - Alternative language selection via the Red Button.
  • ED2 - On commercial EPGs the residential versions of these channels are replaced by pub versions, identifiable by a pint glass visible on screen. Programming is identical to the residential version.
  • ED3 - Generic service on satellite.
  • ED4 - When BBC Alba is off-air, BBC Radio Scotland (audio) is broadcast with channel graphics.
  • ED5 - HD swap applies for subscribers to BT Sport only.