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List of channels on Sky (Ireland)

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Not to be confused with List of channels on Sky (United Kingdom)
See also List of channels on Sky (United Kingdom & Ireland)

Current Sky logo

Sky plc is the brand name for Sky UK Ltd's digital satellite television service platform, transmitted from the Astra satellites located at 28.2° East. The service is in the main available through subscription packs with additional pay-per-view channels. Sky Ireland is a subsidiary of Sky plc.

This list details the current channels available on Sky in Ireland.

Packs and keys

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

Pack name Provider Description
Free-to-air Channels that can be viewed without a subscription.
Free-to-view Free-to-air channels that require a Sky viewing card.
Sky Signature Sky Sky's basic pack to which other packs or subscription channels can be added. Known as Sky Entertainment for legacy packages but Sky Signature for new subscribers.
Sky HD Adds HD channels to all other packages, except Sky Cinema and Sky Sports packages.
Sky Cinema Additional subscription required for Sky Cinema channels. Subscribers with an HD box receive both HD & SD versions of the channels where available.
Sky Kids Available to which other packs or subscription channels can be added. Sky Signature package must be subscribed to in order to get Sky Kids package.
Sky Sports Additional subscription required for Sky Sports channels. Subscribers with an HD box receive both HD & SD versions of the channels where available.
Sports Extra Additional subscription required for BT Sport and Premier Sports channels (including BoxNation). Subscribers with an HD box receive both HD & SD versions, where available.
eir Sport eir Additional subscription required for eir Sport channels.
Premium External Channels require an additional subscription from an external provider.
Pay-per-view Requires a one-off payment to view an event or programme.
Television X subscription Subscription required to view adult channels provided by Portland/RHF Productions after the free-to-view period
Adult & XXX subscription Subscription required to view adult channels provided by MG Global Entertainment after the free-to-view period

Abbreviations

Abbreviation Description
4:3 Broadcasts in 4:3 aspect
AD Audio description available on this channel
IntSkyS Channel available by pressing the red button on Sky Sports channels (excluding Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Mix).
(Note: The number of Sky Sports Active channels that are accessible at any given point in time is determined by Sky.)
IntBT Channel available by pressing the red button on BT Sport 1-3 or BT Sport ESPN.
IreEnc Separate streams for UK and Ireland. Ireland version is encrypted at all times, while UK version is encrypted for events only.
HD box On this channel number on HD boxes only
SD box On this channel number on SD boxes only
SkyS Bonus Additional channel at no extra cost to customers of the Sky Sports package
Commercial On this channel number in commercial premises (e.g. pubs, bars, events) only.
+1 Timeshift channel. (All timeshift channels are broadcast 1 hour later after the HD and/or SD channel unless stated)
Sky Q Channel in broadcast in Ultra HD. Package is dependent on programming.

Adverts definition

Abbreviation Description
checkY Adverts are different in the UK and Ireland. (Note: if checked under (e.g.) "Ads HD", adverts are different in the UK & Ireland on the HD version).
Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg Secondary (UK HD) channels in Ireland. HD versions of channels with UK adverts where, in Ireland, the SD version in the 100 series has Irish adverts. As the SD version is, exceptionally, more prominent, the HD version is placed in a dedicated secondary channel list for Ireland rather than in the 800 series.
Pint glass.png On commercial boxes, a version with a pint glass on-screen replaces the residential version. Programming is identical to the residential version but adverts are targeted to pub-goers.

Additional information

Main article: Additional information for List of channels on Sky (UK and Ireland)

The HD swap and prominence of HD channels section explains how this article deals with SD and HD channels.

The Bonus channels in Ireland section describes channels that are defined in some Sky publications as "Bonus channels".

The Channel formats section explains the broadcasting formats of all channels.

The Sky’s genres and number ranges table sets out the channels in easy to read categories and explains the channel number ranges for these categories.

The Region mapping table shows which region of BBC One, BBC Two, ITV/STV/UTV (including +1s) and which advertising region of Channel 4 (and +1) is shown in each region of the UK and in Ireland (excluding regional channels in the 951-980 range). It also shows the regions for which audio description is available on these channels and the regions in which local TV and local radio are available.

The Manual tuning table sets out the frequencies for channels not listed on the Sky EPG that can be manually tuned, with details of the region(s) in which manual tuning is needed.

Channels on electronic programme guide (EPG)

Entertainment & Documentaries

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
101 801 201 RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature
102 802 RTÉ2 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Sky Signature
103 803 203 Virgin Media One Virgin Media Television
(Liberty Global)
24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
104 804 TG4 Teilifís na Gaeilge Irish language 24 hours Sky Signature
105 805 Virgin Media Two Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 08:15-06:30 Sky HD Sky Signature
106 806 206 Sky One Sky plc checkY 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
Pint glass.png
107 807 207 Sky Witness Sky plc checkY 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
108 808 208 Sky Atlantic Sky plc checkY 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
109 809 209 W UKTV (BBC Studios) checkY 06:00-03:00 07:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
340 110 210 Gold UKTV (BBC Studios) Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg 07:00-04:00 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
111 811 211 Dave
Dave ja vu (+1)
UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-04:00 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Free-to-air
341 112 212 Comedy Central Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc) Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg 09:00-06:00 10:00-07:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
342 113 Sky Comedy Sky plc Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
114 814 Sky Documentaries Sky plc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
116 Virgin Media Three Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 06:00-02:30 Sky Signature
121 819 221 Sky Crime Sky plc 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
122 820 Sky Arts Sky plc 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
123 825 223 Sky History A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 08:00-05:00 09:00-06:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
124 821 224 Fox Disney Channels Worldwide 08:00-05:00 09:00-06:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
343 125 225 Discovery Channel Discovery, Inc Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
344 126 MTV ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg 06:00-03:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
127 Comedy Central Extra Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc) 09:00-07:00 Sky Signature
129 824 229 National Geographic Channel NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) 08:00-05:00 09:00-06:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
130 893 Sky Nature Sky plc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
132 826 232 Alibi UKTV (BBC Studios) checkY 07:00-04:00 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
133 827 233 TLC Discovery, Inc checkY 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
135 235 Channel 4 Channel Four Television Corporation checkY 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature
345 136 236 E4 Channel Four Television Corporation Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg checkY 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
346 137 More4 Channel Four Television Corporation Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg 09:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
140 240 Food Network Discovery, Inc checkY 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
141 832 BBC One BBC Northern Ireland 24 hours Free-to-air
954 London
976 (Generic)
142 BBC Two BBC Northern Ireland 24 hours Free-to-air
347 969 (Network)
143 833 BBC Four BBC 19:00-05:30 Free-to-air
144 831 244 Quest Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
145 Sky Replay Sky plc checkY 24 hours Sky Signature
146 246 CBS Reality CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership checkY 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
147 CBS Drama CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership checkY 09:00-05:00 Free-to-air
148 CBS Justice CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership checkY 24 hours Free-to-air
149 249 Quest Red Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
348 151 E! Discovery, Inc Check-71-128-204-brightblue.svg 07:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
152 892 252 Syfy NBCUniversal International Networks 11:00-08:00 12:00-09:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
154 254 ID
(Investigation Discovery)
Discovery, Inc checkY 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature
155 Really Discovery, Inc checkY 04:00-02:00 Free-to-air
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 Signature
157 257 Sony Channel Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd checkY 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
158 Drama UKTV (BBC Studios) checkY 06:00-04:00 Free-to-air
159 259 Pick Sky plc checkY 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
160 Challenge Sky plc checkY 24 hours Free-to-air
161 261 Yesterday UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-03:00 07:00-04:00 Free-to-air
162 262 HGTV Discovery, Inc 07:00-04:00 08:00-05:00 Free-to-air
164 Blaze A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 24 hours Sky Signature
165 839 Nat Geo Wild NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
166 266 Eden UKTV (BBC Studios) 09:00-06:00 10:00-07:00 Sky Signature
167 267 Discovery Science Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature


168 894 Sky History2 A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Signature
170 Together TV Community Channel 24 hours Free-to-air
171 889 Smithsonian Channel SNI/SI Networks LLC 24 hours Free-to-air
172 272 DMAX Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
173 BET ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 24 hours Free-to-air
174 PBS America PBS UK LLC 24 hours Free-to-air
175 Live 360 Live Entertainment Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
177 277 Discovery History Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature
179 Court TV Sony Pictures Television
(on behalf of Katz Broadcasting, LLC
(E. W. Scripps Company))
24 hours Free-to-air
182 Channel 7 GN Media 24 hours Free-to-air
183 Vice Vice UK TV Ltd 24 hours Sky Signature
184 Hi-Impact TV Solution Media and Infotech UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
185 Travelxp Worldwide Media Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
186 Yanga! Chiswick Park Studios Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
187 Lifetime A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 24 hours Sky Signature
188 288 Discovery Turbo Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature
189 289 Animal Planet Discovery, Inc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature
190 NTD Universal Communications Network Inc. trading as New Tang Dynasty Television 24 hours Free-to-air
191 Showcase Information TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
193 Vox Africa Vox 24 hours Free-to-air
195 BEN Greener Technology Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Movies

Subscribers to the Sky Cinema package get both the SD and HD versions regardless if the subscriber has the HD pack or not.

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
301 842 312

Sky Cinema Premiere e

Sky plc 24 hours 24 hours Sky Cinema
302 (896)

Sky Cinema Musicals e
(Sky Cinema Select)

Sky plc SD version incorrectly marked as being on channel 896 on some Sky apps 24 hours Sky Cinema
303 (897)

Sky Cinema Hits e

Sky plc SD version incorrectly marked as being on channel 897 on some Sky apps 24 hours Sky Cinema
304 845

Sky Cinema Greats e

Sky plc 24 hours Sky Cinema
305

Sky Cinema Animation e

Sky plc 24 hours Sky Cinema
306 846

Sky Cinema Family e

Sky plc 24 hours Sky Cinema
307 847

Sky Cinema Action e

Sky plc 24 hours Sky Cinema
308 848

Sky Cinema Comedy e

Sky plc 24 hours Sky Cinema
309 849

Sky Cinema Thriller e

Sky plc 24 hours Sky Cinema
310 850

Sky Cinema Drama e

Sky plc 24 hours Sky Cinema
311 (898)

Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror e

Sky plc SD version incorrectly marked as being on channel 898 on some Sky apps 24 hours Sky Cinema
313 853 314 Film4 Channel Four Television Corporation checkY 11:00-03:00 12:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Signature (SD)
Free-to-air (+1)
315 316 TCM Movies Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature
317 318 Horror Channel CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
319 320

Sony Movies Classic e

Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
321 322 Sony Movies Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
323 324 Sony Movies Action Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
325 326

Movies 24 e

NBCUniversal International Networks 24 hours 24 hours Sky Signature
328 Talking Pictures TV Talking Pictures TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
329 ROK Iroko Partners Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Music

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
350 MTV Music ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00 Sky Signature
351 MTV Hits ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00 Sky Signature
352 MTV Base ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00 Sky Signature
353

MTV Classic e

ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00 Sky Signature
365 Spotlight TV KeepItCountry.TV.Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Sports

Subscribers to the Sky Sports and/or Sports Extra packages get both the SD and HD versions regardless if the subscriber has the HD pack or not.

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
401 855

Sky Sports Main Event e

Sky plc SkyS Bonus 24 hours Sky Sports
checkY
Pint glass.png
402 856

Sky Sports Premier League e

Sky plc checkY 24 hours Sky Sports
Pint glass.png
403 857

Sky Sports Football e

Sky plc checkY 24 hours Sky Sports
Pint glass.png
404 858

Sky Sports Cricket e

Sky plc Pint glass.png 24 hours Sky Sports
405 859

Sky Sports Golf e

Sky plc checkY 24 hours Sky Sports
407
(Commercial)
Pint glass.png
406 860

Sky Sports F1 e

Sky plc Pint glass.png 24 hours Sky Sports
407 861

Sky Sports Action e

Sky plc Broadcasts February to September only 24 hours Sky Sports
Pint glass.png
408
(Commercial)

Sky Sports NFL e

Sky plc
(Branding licensed from the NFL)
Broadcasts September to February only
Pint glass.png
408 862

Sky Sports Arena e

Sky plc Pint glass.png 24 hours Sky Sports
409
(Commercial)
409 863

Sky Sports News e

Sky plc checkY 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
405
(Commercial)
Pint glass.png Sky Sports
(Commercial)
410 864 Eurosport 1 Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
411 865 Eurosport 2 Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
412 Premier Sports 1 Premier Media Pint glass.png 24 hours Sports Extra
413 867 BT Sport 1 BT Group plc
(Provided by eir)
Pint glass.png 24 hours Sports Extra
414 868 BT Sport 2 BT Group plc
(Provided by eir)
Pint glass.png 24 hours Sports Extra
415 888

Sky Sports Racing e

Sky plc/Arena Racing Company Pint glass.png 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
416 895

Sky Sports Mix e

Sky plc Pint glass.png 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
417 869 BT Sport 3 BT Group plc
(Provided by eir)
Pint glass.png 24 hours Sports Extra
418 870 MUTV Manchester United 10:45-00:00 Premium
421 eir Sport 1 eir 24 hours eir Sport
422 eir Sport 2 eir 24 hours eir Sport
423 872 BT Sport ESPN BT Group plc
(branding licensed from ESPN Inc.)(Provided by eir)
Pint glass.png 24 hours Sports Extra
425 LFCTV Liverpool FC 24 hours Premium
426 874 Racing TV Racing TV 24 hours Premium
427 BoxNation Boxing Channel Media Ltd
(Provided by eir)
24 hours Sports Extra
429 Premier Sports 2 Premier Media Pint glass.png 24 hours Sports Extra
433 GINX ESPORTS TV GINX TV Ltd
(Sky plc/ITV plc)
24 hours Sky Signature
435 La Liga TV Premier Media 24 hours Sports Extra
437 SportyStuff TV Greyhound TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
Interactive
Red button Red button Sky Sports Active 1 Sky plc IntSkyS Occasional Sky Sports
Sky Sports Active 2
Sky Sports Active 3
Sky Sports Active 4
Sky Sports Active 5
Sky Sports Active 6
Sky Sports Active 7
Sky Sports Active 8
Sky Sports Active 9
BT Sport Extra 1 BT Group plc
(Provided by eir)
IntBT Sports Extra
Red button (Commercial) BT Sport Extra 2
BT Sport Extra 3
BT Sport Extra 4
BT Sport Extra 5
BT Sport Extra 6
BT Sport Mosaic 1
BT Sport Mosaic 2
Pay Per View
490 BT Sport Box Office BT Group plc IreEnc Occasional Pay-per-view
492 491 Sky Sports Box Office Sky plc Occasional Pay-per-view
494 BT Sport Box Office 2 BT Group plc Occasional Pay-per-view

News

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
501 875 Sky News Sky plc checkY 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
502 Bloomberg Television Bloomberg L.P. 24 hours Free-to-air
505 890 CNBC Europe NBCUniversal 24 hours Free-to-air
506 878 CNN International EMEA Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours Free-to-air
507 NHK World NHK 24 hours Free-to-air
508 Euronews Media Globe Networks/NBC News International 24 hours Free-to-air
510 NDTV 24x7 New Delhi Television Ltd 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
512 France 24 English France Médias Monde 24 hours Free-to-air
513 880 Al Jazeera English Al Jazeera 24 hours Free-to-air
515 TVC News Continental Broadcasting Service (Nigeria) 24 hours Free-to-air
516 881 TRT World Turkish Radio & Television Corporation (TRT) 24 hours Free-to-air
517 Oireachtas TV Oireachtas Commission 24 hours Sky Signature
518 Channels 24 Channels Television Incorporated 24 hours Free-to-air
519 Arise News Arise Media UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
521 RTÉ News Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Sky Signature
522 Arirang TV Arirang TV Network 24 hours Free-to-air

Religion

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
580 GOD Channel The Angel Foundation 24 hours Free-to-air
581 Revelation Revelation TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
582 TBN UK Trinity Broadcasting Network 24 hours Free-to-air
583 Daystar Daystar Television Network 24 hours Free-to-air
584 Inspiration TV The Inspiration Network 24 hours Free-to-air
587 Word Network Adell Broadcasting 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
588 EWTN Catholic Adell Broadcasting 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
589 Faith World TV World Evangelism Bible Church 24 hours Free-to-air
590 KICC TV Kingsway International Christian Centre 24 hours Free-to-air
593 SonLife Broadcasting Network Jimmy Swaggart Ministries 24 hours Free-to-air
594 Faith UK Flow TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
595 Hillsong Trinity Broadcasting Network 24 hours Free-to-air
596 Good News TV Uebert Angel 24 hours Free-to-air
597 Dunamis TV Dunamis TV 24 hours Free-to-air

Kids

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
601 640 602 Cartoon Network Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Kids
603 641 611 Boomerang Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours 24 hours Sky HD Sky Kids
623 604 616 Nickelodeon Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) checkY 03:00-00:00 04:00-01:00 Sky HD Sky Kids
605 Nicktoons Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) checkY 24 hours Sky Kids
625 606 622 Nick Jr. Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) checkY 03:00-00:00 04:00-01:00 Sky HD Sky Kids
607 643 CBBC BBC 07:00-21:00 Free-to-air
608 644 CBeebies BBC 06:00-19:00 Free-to-air
609 BabyTV Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours Sky Kids
610 Cartoonito Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 04:00-21:00 Sky Kids
613

Nick Jr. Too e

Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) checkY 03:00-00:00 Sky Kids
614 619 Pop Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 03:00-00:00 04:00-01:00 Free-to-air
615 618 Tiny Pop Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 03:00-00:00 04:00-01:00 Free-to-air
617 RTÉjr Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00-18:45 Sky Signature
620 621 Pop Max Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air

Shopping

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
660 QVC QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours Free-to-air
662 TJC The Jewellery Channel Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
663 QVC Beauty QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours Free-to-air
664 Ideal World Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
665 Gems TV Gemporia Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
666 667
(+½)
High Street TV HSTV Media Ltd (High Street TV 1-5 respectively) 24 hours 24 hours Free-to-air
668
(+1)
672
(+1½)
675
(+2)
669 Best Direct Best Direct (International) Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
670 Gemporia Craft Primal Cure Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
671 Ideal Extra Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
674 Jewellery Maker JewelleryMaker Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
676 TV Warehouse Canis 107 Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
677 QVC Style QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours Free-to-air
679 Thane Thane Direct UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
680 Psychic Today Majestic TV Ltd 10:00-23:00 Free-to-air
682 QVC Extra QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours Free-to-air
683 Create & Craft Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
684 Craft Extra Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

International

This genre is subdivided into sub-genres according to the main language broadcast on each channel. Where additional languages are also broadcast they are shown in the Other languages/notes column.

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes / Other languages Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
Hindi language
701 B4U Movies B4U Network Ltd 24 hours Sky Signature
702 B4U Music B4U Network Ltd Hindi, Arabic, English 24 hours Sky Signature
703 882 Sony Entertainment TV Sony Pictures Television 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
704 Utsav Bharat Star India (Walt Disney Company India) 24 hours Sky Signature
705 883 Utsav Plus Star India (Walt Disney Company India) 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
706 884 Colors Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Viacom/TV18) 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
707 Zee Cinema Zee Entertainment Enterprises 24 hours Sky Signature
708 Republic Bharat Worldview Media Network Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
709 Zee TV Zee Entertainment Enterprises 24 hours Sky Signature
711 MATV National Middlesex Broadcasting Corporation Ltd 4:3, Gujarati, Punjabi, English 24 hours Free-to-air
712 Foodxp Worldwide Media Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
713 Colors Rishtey Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Viacom/TV18) 24 hours Sky Signature
714 Colors Cineplex Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Viacom/TV18) 24 hours Sky Signature
715 886 Sony Max Sony Pictures Television 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
716 Venus TV Venus TV Ltd 4:3, English 24 hours Free-to-air
717 887 Utsav Gold Star India (Walt Disney Company India) 24 hours Sky HD Sky Signature
718 Sony SAB TV Sony Pictures Television 24 hours Sky Signature
720 Sony Max 2 Sony Pictures Television 24 hours Sky Signature
724 Aastha TV Acharya Balkrishna (Vedic Broadcasting Ltd) 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
725 Sanskar TV Sanskar Information TV UK Ltd 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
Urdu language
731 MTA International Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Arabic, Bengali, English, French, German, Hausa, Indonesian, Malayalam, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish 24 hours Free-to-air
732 Hum Masala Hum Network Ltd 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
733 Hidayat TV Hidayat Television Ltd 4:3, English 24 hours Free-to-air
734 GEO News Independent Media Corporation 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
735 PTV Global Pakistan Television Corporation 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
736 New Vision TV New Vision TV Ltd Swahili 24 hours Free-to-air
737 Islam Channel Mohamed Ali Harrath 4:3, English 24 hours Free-to-air
738 GEO TV Independent Media Corporation 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
739 Noor TV Al Ehya Digital Television Ltd 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
742 IQRA TV Arab Radio and Television Network Punjabi 24 hours Free-to-air
743 92 News Galaxy Broadcasting Network Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
744 Islam TV Vision247 24 hours Free-to-air
745 Ahlebait TV Ahlebait TV Network Ltd English 24 hours Free-to-air
746 Madani Channel Dawat-e-Islami Arabic, Bengali 24 hours Free-to-air
748 Samaa TV Jaag Broadcasting Systems (Pvt.) Ltd 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
749 Takbeer TV Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust Arabic, English 24 hours Free-to-air
751 Hum Europe Hum Network Ltd Arabic, English 24 hours Free-to-air
754 Dunya News Mian Amer Mehmood 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
755 Islam Channel (Urdu) Islam Channel (Urdu) Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
756 Channel 44 City News Network (SMC) Pvt. Ltd 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
757 Eman Channel Eman Channel Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
758 ARY Digital ARY Digital Network (ARY Group) 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
759 A1TV Anil Lodha 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
760 Hum News Hum Network Ltd 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
Punjabi language
766 PTC Punjabi PTC Network 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
767 Brit Asia TV Britasia TV Ltd English 24 hours Free-to-air
768 Sikh Channel TV Legal Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
769 Sangat Television Sangat Trust 24 hours Free-to-air
770 Akaal Channel Akaal Channel Ltd English 24 hours Free-to-air
771 KTV Sun TV Network Europe Ltd Tamil 24 hours Free-to-air
772 Kanshi TV Kanshi TV Ltd Hindi 24 hours Free-to-air
Bengali language
777 Channel S Chs.Tv Ltd 4:3, Sylheti, English 24 hours Free-to-air
778 IQRA Bangla Arab Radio and Television Network English 24 hours Free-to-air
779 ATN Bangla Asian Television Network 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
780 NTV International Television Channel Ltd 4:3 24 hours Free-to-air
781 TV One Light Upon Light Media Ltd English 24 hours Free-to-air
782 Ion Television Ion Media 24 hours Free-to-air
783 Deen TV Deen TV Limited 24 hours Free-to-air
Arabic language
788 Sky News Arabia Sky plc/Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation 24 hours Free-to-air
Other languages
791 Phoenix CNE Channel Phoenix Chinese News & Entertainment Ltd Chinese 24 hours Free-to-air
793 Iran International Global Media Circulating Ltd Persian 24 hours Free-to-air

Adult

Adult channels can be hidden in the Parental Controls settings on Sky boxes. The subscription channels in this genre have a freeview period before the channels becomes encrypted - the freeview and encrypted times are shown in the table.

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
900 Television X Portland Broadcasting Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30 Free-to-view Television X
901 Adult Channel MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30 Free-to-view Adult & XXX
902 Xpanded TV Txt Me TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
903 Babes & Brazzers MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:00 22:00-05:30 Free-to-view Adult & XXX
906 Babenation Vintana plc 24 hours Free-to-air
908 Get Lucky TV Grandiose Ltd 22:00-08:00 Free-to-air
910 XXX Public Pickups MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30 Free-to-view Adult & XXX
914 Xpanded TV 2 Txt Me TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
915 TVX 40+ RHF Productions Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30 Free-to-view Television X
916 XXX Girl Girl MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30 Free-to-view Adult & XXX
917 XXX College MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30 Free-to-view Adult & XXX
918 XXX Mums MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30 Free-to-view Adult & XXX
924 Studio 66 3 965 TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Sky Help

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
899 Sky Intro Sky plc Channels 899 and 950 are channel buffers for the Adult section 24 hours Free-to-air
950
998
(HD box)
998
(SD box)
996 Channel Line-up Sky plc Audio channel 24 hours Free-to-air
999 Sky Sky plc 24 hours Free-to-air

Radio

Radio channels are audio channels.

HD SD +1 Channel name Owner or parent company Notes Broadcast hours (HD/SD) Broadcast hours (+1) Encryption / Pack (HD) Encryption / Pack (SD/+1)
Ads HD Ads SD Ads +1
0130 Panjab Radio Panjab Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0147 EWTN Catholic Eternal Word Television Network 24 hours Free-to-air
0151 Khushkhabri Asian Gold Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0160 RTÉ Radio 1 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Free-to-air
0164 RTÉ 2FM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Free-to-air
0165 RTÉ Lyric FM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Free-to-air
0166 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Raidió Teilifís Éireann Irish language 24 hours Free-to-air
0210 Newstalk Communicorp 24 hours Free-to-air

On-demand

Where the Sky HD pack is required for HD channels in the EPG, the same is for HD and UHD content here.

Service name Content from Owner or parent company Encryption / Pack (HD/UHD) Encryption / Pack (SD)
All4 Channel 4,
E4,
More4,
Film4
Channel Four Television Corporation Sky HD Sky Signature
Boomerang Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) Sky HD Sky Kids
BSL Zone Together TV British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust Free-to-air
BT Sport BT Sport 1,
BT Sport 2,
BT Sport 3,
BT Sport ESPN
BT Group plc
(Provided by eir)
Sports Extra
Cartoon Network Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) Sky HD Sky Kids
Challenge Sky plc Free-to-air
Comedy Central Comedy Central,
Comedy Central Extra
Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd Sky HD Sky Signature
Crime + Investigation A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) Sky HD Sky Signature
Discovery Discovery Channel,
Investigation Discovery,
Animal Planet
Discovery, Inc Sky HD Sky Signature
E! NBCUniversal International Networks Sky HD Sky Signature
Eurosport Eurosport 1,
Eurosport 2
Discovery, Inc Sky HD Sky Signature
Fox Disney Channels Worldwide Sky HD Sky Signature
Lifetime A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) Sky HD Sky Signature
MTV ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia Sky HD Sky Signature
National Geographic National Geographic Channel,
Nat Geo Wild
NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) Sky HD Sky Signature
Nick Jr. Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS International Media Networks Europe/Sky UK Ltd) Sky HD Sky Kids
Nickelodeon Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS International Media Networks Europe/Sky UK Ltd) Sky HD Sky Kids
Nicktoons Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS International Media Networks Europe/Sky UK Ltd) Sky HD Sky Kids
Pick Sky plc Free-to-air
Quest,
Really,
Quest Red,
Food Network,
DMAX,
HGTV
Quest,
Really,
Quest Red,
Food Network,
DMAX,
HGTV
Discovery, Inc Free-to-air
RTÉ Player RTÉ One,
RTÉ2
Raidió Teilifís Éireann Sky Signature
Sky Box Sets All4,
Sky channels,
UKTV,
Comedy Central,
E!,
Syfy,
Fox,
Discovery,
MTV,
National Geographic,
TLC,
Quest,
Quest Red,
Food Network,
DMAX,
HGTV,
Pick,
Challenge,
Yesterday,
Crime + Investigation,
Lifetime,
Eden,
Vice,
BET,
BSL Zone
Various
(Provided by Sky plc)
Premium for individual box sets/programmes or dependant on individual channel subscription.
Sky Channels Sky One,
Sky Atlantic,
Sky Witness,
Sky Comedy,
Sky Documentaries,
Sky Crime,
Sky Arts,
Sky History,
Sky History2,
Sky Nature,

Sky Sports Main Event e ,
Sky Sports Premier League e ,
Sky Sports Football e ,
Sky Sports Cricket e ,
Sky Sports Golf e ,
Sky Sports F1 e ,
Sky Sports Action e ,
Sky Sports NFL e ,
Sky Sports Arena e ,
Sky Sports Racing e ,
Sky Sports Mix e ,
Sky News

Sky plc Sky HD
(Sky One,
Sky Atlantic,
Sky Witness,
Sky Comedy,
Sky Documentaries,
Sky Crime,
Sky Arts,
Sky History,
Sky History2,
Sky Nature,

Sky Sports Racing e ,
Sky Sports Mix e )

Sky Signature
(Sky One,
Sky Atlantic,
Sky Witness,
Sky Comedy,
Sky Documentaries,
Sky Crime,
Sky Arts,
Sky History,
Sky History2,
Sky Nature,

Sky Sports Racing e ,
Sky Sports Mix e )

Sky Sports
(

Sky Sports Main Event e ,
Sky Sports Premier League e ,
Sky Sports Football e ,
Sky Sports Cricket e ,
Sky Sports Golf e ,
Sky Sports F1 e ,
Sky Sports Action e ,
Sky Sports NFL e ,
Sky Sports Arena e )

Sky HD
(Sky News)
Free-to-air
(Sky News)
Sky Cinema

Sky Cinema Premiere e ,
Sky Cinema Musicals e
(Sky Cinema Select) ,
Sky Cinema Hits e ,
Sky Cinema Greats e ,
Sky Cinema Animation e ,
Sky Cinema Family e
,
Sky Cinema Action e ,
Sky Cinema Comedy e ,
Sky Cinema Thriller e ,
Sky Cinema Drama e ,
Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror e
, Sky Store

Sky plc Sky Cinema
(All except Sky Store)
Premium
(Sky Store)
Sony LIV Sony Entertainment Television,
Sony Max,
Sony SAB
Sony Pictures Television Sky HD Sky Signature
Syfy NBCUniversal International Networks Sky HD Sky Signature
TLC Discovery, Inc. Sky HD Sky Signature
UKTV W,
Gold,
Alibi,
Dave
UKTV (BBC Studios) Sky HD Sky Signature
(W, Gold, Alibi)
Free-to-air
(Dave)
Utsav Play Utsav Plus,
Utsav Bharat
Star India (The Walt Disney Company India) Sky HD Sky Signature
Vice Vice TV UK Ltd Sky Signature
Virgin Media Player Virgin Media One,
Virgin Media Two,
Virgin Media Three
Virgin Media Television Sky HD Sky Signature
Zee TV Zee Entertainment Enterprises Sky Signature

Streaming

Service name Content from Owner or parent company Encryption / Pack
Discovery+ Discovery Channel,
TLC,
Animal Planet,
Investigation Discovery,
Discovery Science,
Discovery Turbo,
Discovery History,
Quest,
Really,
Quest Red,
Food Network,
DMAX,
HGTV,
Eurosport 1,
Eurosport 2

Also shows independant programmes
Discovery, Inc Free-to-air
(12 months free)
Premium
Netflix Netflix Inc Premium
Prime Video Amazon, Inc Premium
Red Bull TV Red Bull Free-to-air
Roku Roku, Inc. Premium
ROXi Magic Media Works Ltd Premium
Spotify Spotify Technology S.A. Free-to-air
Premium
VEVO VEVO UK Ltd Free-to-air
XITE Derk Nijssen Free-to-air
Premium
YouTube Google LLC Free-to-air
YouTube Kids Google LLC Free-to-air

EPG changes

Edit EPG section

Launches, removals and moves already made (2011 onwards)

2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021

Expected future programme guide changes (UK & Ireland)

This table contains future changes to the programme guide that have either been announced, deduced from data from the programme guide or tests of channels that are not on the programme guide, or are obvious reversions of temporarily renamed channels

Date Channel No. HD boxes Channel No. SD boxes Channel name Type of change New channel number HD boxes New channel number SD boxes New channel name Region (UK & Ireland unless stated) Notes
01/03/21 149 149 Quest Red Removal Ireland UK adverts.
01/03/21 162 162 HGTV Removal Ireland UK adverts.
01/03/21 172 172 DMAX Removal Ireland UK adverts.
01/03/21 149 149 Quest Red Launch Ireland Ireland adverts. Testing as 52450.
01/03/21 162 162 HGTV Launch Ireland Ireland adverts. Testing as 52420.
01/03/21 172 172 DMAX Launch Ireland Ireland adverts. Testing as 52440.
01/03/21 187 187 Lifetime Removal Lifetime closing on all platforms.
Ref
01/03/21 189 189 Animal Planet Move 178 178 NI, Ireland
01/03/21 289 289 Animal Planet +1 Move 278 278 NI, Ireland
01/03/21 306 846 Sky Cinema Family HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Kids Books HD For World Book Day 2021
01/03/21 846 306 Sky Cinema Family Temporary rename Sky Cinema Kids Books For World Book Day 2021
01/03/21 310 850 Sky Cinema Drama HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Women in Film HD For International Women's Day 2021
01/03/21 850 310 Sky Cinema Drama Temporary rename Sky Cinema Women in Film For International Women's Day 2021
01/03/21 760 760 HUM News Removal
05/03/21 311 311 Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Divergent HD
08/03/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Musicals HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema Race Against Time HD
08/03/21 306 846 Sky Cinema Kids Books HD Reversion Sky Cinema Family HD
08/03/21 846 306 Sky Cinema Kids Books Reversion Sky Cinema Family
08/03/21 311 311 Sky Cinema Divergent HD Reversion Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror HD
09/03/21 310 850 Sky Cinema Women in Film HD Reversion Sky Cinema Drama HD
09/03/21 850 310 Sky Cinema Women in Film Reversion Sky Cinema Drama
??/03/21 5xx 8xx GB News HD Launch Testing as 7105?
??/03/21 8xx 5xx GB News Launch Testing as 53395?
??/??/21 302 302 Sky Cinema Race Against Time HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema ? HD
??/??/21 5xx 5xx News UK TV Launch Rupert Murdoch's News UK TV channel given approval to launch
??/??/21 5xx 5xx WION (World Is One News) HD Launch Testing as 55274
??/??/21 662 8xx TJC HD Launch Testing as 55315
??/??/21 662 662 TJC Move 8xx No change HD swap applied (unless it becomes HD only channel)
??/??/21 707 707 Zee Cinema Removal ZEE TV & ZEE Cinema closure in UK
??/??/21 709 709 Zee TV Removal
??/??/21 7xx 7xx Colors Gujurati Launch Testing as 52012?
Colors Gujarati eyeing UK launch on Sky
??/??/21 7xx 7xx Pitaara Launch UK’s first all-Punjabi film channel set for launch

See also

External Links