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List of channels on Sky (UK and Ireland)

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Current Sky logo

Sky 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 also provide a 'Freesat-from-Sky' option (not to be confused with Freesat from the BBC and ITV) for a one off payment which has the free-to-air channels plus a small number of free-to-view ones (which require a Sky viewing card).

This list details the current channels available on Sky in the United Kingdom (UK) & Ireland (Ire). Some channels are not available in all regions.

Freesat-from-Sky

More info: Freesat from Sky on Wikipedia

Freesat-from-Sky (FsfS) is a service available in the UK from Sky UK. FsfS contains all the free-to-air channels available on Sky UK and Freesat, but also transmits free-to-view channels that are not available on the BBC's and ITV's Freesat platform. FsfS contains the free-to-air and free-to-view channels shown on this page. A "Freesat-from-Sky" viewing card is required. Even though Sky UK provides this platform, it does not advertise it. FsfS is available for one-off payments covering the equipment and viewing card.

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 / Key Description
Free-to-air Channels that can be viewed without a subscription.
Free-to-air (Bonus) In Ireland, these channels are free-to-air but defined as Bonus channels.
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.
Bonus In Ireland, these channels are defined as Bonus channels. These channels are free-to-air, but added to the Sky Entertainment package due to licensing restrictions.
Sky Kids Additional pack available to which other packs or subscription channels can be added.
Sky HD Adds HD channels to other subscription packs such as Sky Entertainment pack.
Sky Cinema Additional subscription required for Sky Cinema channels. Subscribers with an HD box receive both HD & SD versions of the channels.
Sky Sports Additional subscription required for Sky Sports channels. Subscribers with an HD box receive both HD & SD versions of the channels.
Sports Extra Additional subscription required for BT Sport and Premier Sports channels in Ireland. Subscribers with an HD box receive both HD & SD versions of the channels.
Premium Requires an additional subscription from the provider.
Pay-per-view Requires a one-off payment to view an event or programme.
Premium pay-per-view Premium channel that has content available for a selected time, e.g. monthly or pay-per-night.
HD channel Channel is broadcast in high definition on this EPG number.

HD swap and prominence of HD channels

For channels with identical SD & HD versions, channel numbers sometimes differ between HD & SD boxes. Where a channel has both an SD & an HD version, subscribers with an SD box always see the SD version of a channel in a more prominent position than the HD version. Subscribers with an HD box generally see the HD channel listed in the more prominent position.

The lists below assume that the HD version is always shown in the more prominent position (e.g. because a customer has the Sky HD packages). In reality viewers this will not always be the case (see rest of this section) in which case the HD & SD channels should be swapped when looking at the lists.

For subscribers to Sky HD, non-premium subscription HD channels and Sky's premium subscription HD channels (Sky Sports) on an HD box are "HD swapped" with the SD counterpart, giving the HD version of the channel greater prominence in the EPG. This also occurs for some premium subscription channels e.g. Racing TV.

Subscribers to Sky Cinema and Sky Sports packages get both the SD & HD versions of the Sky Cinema and/or Sky Sports channels respectively and the HD versions are given greater prominence on the EPG.

For free-to-air channels the HD channel is generally in the more prominent position on all HD boxes, regardless of subscription. However, in the case of a small number of channels with regional variations in their programming or advertising (BBC One, BBC Two, ITV & Channel 4) the HD version is only in the more prominent position in areas of the UK that receive identical HD & SD versions. In Ireland, BBC One HD is more prominent because the SD & HD versions are both BBC One NI but BBC Two SD is more prominent because the HD & SD versions show different regions (England & NI respectively).

For certain premium channels (BT Sport Channels & AMC), the HD swap applies only for subscribers to those channels.

Broadcast hours

Broadcast hours shown in the tables below are for the HD and SD channels. Where the HD and/or SD channel broadcats for 24 hours a day and there is a +1, the +1 will do likewise. Where the HD and/or SD channel broadcast for under 24 hours, an hour should be added to the start and closing times of the HD/SD channel to establish the +1 channel's hours.

Channel formats

HD channels are in 1080p (Sky Q boxes) or 1080i (Sky+HD boxes). SD and +1 channels are generally in 16:9 aspect except those marked with a footnote of "4:3" in the channel tables below.

Abbreviations

The following abbreviations are used in the channel number columns: Eng=England; GB=Great Britain; Ire=Ireland; NI=Northern Ireland; Scot=Scotland; ScotB=Scottish Border, ScotNotSB=Scotland excluding Scottish Border, UK=United Kingdom.

Some other key abbreviations used on this page: AD=audio description; Enc. - encryption; EPG - electronic programme guide; HD=high definition (1080i on Sky HD boxes & 1080p on Sky Q); LCNs - logical channel numbers; SD - standard definition (576i).

Sky’s genres and number ranges

This table shows the different genres/sub genres and their number ranges.

More info: Sky 2018 reshuffle - Sky regulatory information - Sky 2019 changes to international genre

Genre Sub-categories (if appropriate) Main channel number range Secondary channel2 number range Notes
Entertainment & Documentaries1 101-199
450-499
801-841, 866, 876, 889 The 450-499 range is an overspill for channels that do not fit into the 101-199 range
+1s 201-299
UK HD channels in Ireland 340-349 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.
Entertainment Regional/audio description 951-980 977-979, 980 (Wales only) Main range include secondary channels
Interactive 981-992
Other 993-995
Information 100, 899, 950, 996-999
Movies 301-339 842-854 Main range includes +1 channels (see Movies table)
Music 350-399 Main range includes +1 channel (see Music table)
Sports Subscription/free 401-449 855-865, 867-874, 888
Pay per view 490-499 492 Main range includes secondary channel
News 501-539 875, 877-881, 890-891
Religion 580-599
Kids 601-639 640-659 Main range includes +1 channels (see Kids table)
Shopping 660-699 Main range includes timeshift channels (see Shopping table)
International Hindi language 701-730 882-887
Urdu language 731-765
Punjabi language 766-776
Bengali language 777-785
Arabic language 786-790
Other languages 791-799
Adult 900-939
Dating 940-949
Radio 0101-0249
Unassigned numbers 200, 300, 400, 500, 540-579, 600, 700, 800, 0100, 0250-9999 These numbers are not assigned to the EPG on Sky in any region, but may be assigned in the future.

Footnotes to Sky’s genres and number ranges table

  • 1 - Separate genres but have shared number ranges in the 101-299, 340-349, 450-489 and 800 series.
  • 2 - Generally SD duplicates on HD boxes (or SD duplicates on HD boxes). There is a dedicated secondary channel number range (801-898) covering the Entertainment, Documentaries, Movies, Music, Sports (subscription/free only), News, Religion, Shopping and International genres; and dedicated secondary channel number ranges for the Kids genre (640-659) and the Entertainment (UK HD in Ireland) sub-genre (340-349). Sports (pay per view) and some entertainment channels in the 970s & 980s have secondary channels within the main number range for the genre. On occasion, Sky may reshuffle dedicated secondary channel lists to align the order with that of the main channels.

Region mapping, audio description and manual tuning

Main article: Sky (UK & Ireland)'s region mapping and manual tuning

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 chanmels 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

The list of channels in these genres differs considerably between the UK & Ireland so in addition to the combined list two separate lists are also available.

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
Entertainment and Documentaries - Channel number ranges
101 (Scot, Wales & NI) 801 (Scot, Wales & NI) BBC One 4 HD and 18 SD regions BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus) Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus)
115 (Eng) 101 (Eng)
141 (Ire) 832 (Ire)
101 (Ire) 801 (Ire) 201 (Ire) RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Bonus Sky Entertainment Bonus
161 (NI)
102 (Eng, Scot, Wales) 802 (Eng, Scot, Wales) BBC Two 2 HD and 3 SD regions BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus) Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus)
115 (NI) 102 (NI)
347 (Ire) 142 (Ire)
102 (Ire) 802 (Ire) RTÉ2 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Sky HD Bonus Sky Entertainment Bonus
162 (NI) 836 (NI)
103 (Wales & parts Eng) 803 (Wales & 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 Free-to-air
176 (parts Eng; ScotB) 103 (parts Eng; ScotB)
103 (ScotNotSB) 803 (ScotNotSB) 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 Free-to-air
103 (Ire) 803 (Ire) 203 (Ire) Virgin Media One Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 24 hours Sky HD Bonus
104 (London) 804 (London) 204 (Eng, Scot, NI) Channel 4 6 UK & 1 Irish advertising regions (4 UK regions for the +1 version) AdSD, Ad+1 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air Bonus
138 (Eng (outside London), Scot, Wales, NI) 104 (Eng (outside London), Scot, NI)
117 (Wales) 217 (Wales)
135 (Ire) 235 (Ire)
104 (Wales) 804 (Wales) S4C Programmes in Welsh. ED1 S4C Authority 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air
134 (Eng, Scot, NI) 828 (Eng, Scot, NI)
104 (Ire) 804 (Ire) TG4 Programmes in Irish Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours Sky HD Bonus Sky Entertainment Bonus
163 (NI) 837 (NI)
105 (UK) 805 (UK) 205 (UK) Channel 5 Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air
105 (Ire) 805 (Ire) Virgin Media Two Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 08:15-06:30 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
106 806 206 Sky One AdHDSD, AdPub Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
107 807 207 Sky Witness AdSD, AD+1 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
108 808 208 Sky Atlantic AdSD Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
109 809 209 W AdSD UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-03:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
110 (UK) 810 (UK) 210 Gold Ad340s UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
340 (Ire) 110 (Ire)
111 811 211 Dave
Dave ja vu (+1)
AdSD UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-03:00 Sky HD Free-to-air Free-to-view
Sky Entertainment (+1)
112 (UK) 812 (UK) 212 Comedy Central Ad340s Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd) 09:00-06:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
341 (Ire) 112 (Ire)
113 (UK) 813 (UK) 213 Universal Ad340s NBCUniversal International Networks 09:00-08:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
342 (Ire) 113 (Ire)
114 814 214 Syfy NBCUniversal International Networks 11:00-08:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
115 (Scot) 876 (UK) BBC Scotland ED2 BBC 12:00 - 00:00 Free-to-air Free-to-air
457 (Eng, Wales, NI)
116 (UK) 815 (UK) BBC Four BBC 19:00-04:00 Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus) Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus)
143 (Ire) 833 (Ire)
116 (Ire) Virgin Media Three Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 06:00-02:30 Bonus
117
(London, Essex, Kent, Thames Valley, Henley on Thames)
London Live ESTV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-view
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 (UK) 816 (UK) 218 (UK) ITV2 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
119 (UK) 817 (UK) 219 (UK) ITV3 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
120 (UK) 818 (UK) 220 (UK) ITV4 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
121 819 Sky Sports Mix AdPub Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
122 820 Sky Arts Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
123 (UK) 834 (UK) E! Ad340s NBCUniversal International Networks 07:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
348 (Ire) 123 (Ire)
124 821 224 Fox Disney Channels Worldwide 08:00-05:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
125 (UK) 822 (UK) 225 Discovery Channel Ad340s Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
343 (Ire) 125 (Ire)
126 (UK) 823 (UK) 226 MTV Ad340s Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-03:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
344 (Ire) 126 (Ire)
127 227 Comedy Central Extra AdSD Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd) 09:00-07:00 Sky Entertainment
128 (UK) 228 (UK) 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 (UK) 231 (UK) ITVBe ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Free-to-air
132 826 232 Alibi AdSD UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-04:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
133 827 233 TLC AdSD Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
134 (Wales, HTV Wales) Cardiff TV ED3 Local Television Ltd 24 hours Free-to-view
135 (UK) 829 (UK) 235 (UK) E4 Ad+1, Ad340s Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air Bonus
345 (Ire) 136 (Ire) 236 (Ire)
136 (UK) 830 (UK) 236 (UK) More4 Ad340s Channel Four Television Corporation 09:00-04:00 Sky HD Free-to-air Bonus
346 (Ire) 137 (Ire)
137 (UK) 4seven Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Free-to-air
139 (UK) 4Music Channel Four Television Corporation 07:00-03:00 Free-to-view
140 240 Food Network Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
141 (Scot) BBC Alba Programmes in Scottish Gaelic. ED1 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 (UK) Really AdSD Discovery, Inc 04:00-02:00 Free-to-air
155 (Ire)
143 (UK) Drama AdSD UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-04:00 Free-to-air
158 (Ire)
144 831 244 Quest Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
145 245 Challenge AdSD Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
146 246 CBS Reality AdSD 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 AdSD CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours Free-to-air
149 249 Quest Red Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
150 (UK) 250 (UK) 5Spike Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air
151 Sky Two AdSD Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Entertainment
152 252 Pick AdSD Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
153 (UK) Paramount Network Viacom International Media Networks Europe 24 hours Free-to-air
154 254 Investigation Discovery AdSD Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky Entertainment
155 (UK) 255 (UK) Yesterday UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-03:00 Free-to-air
161 (Ire) 261 (Ire) 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 Crime Channel Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
158 (UK) 258 (UK) Home Discovery, Inc 07:00-04:00 Free-to-air
162 (Ire) 262 (Ire) Sky Entertainment (+1)
159 (UK) 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 Sky Entertainment
188 (NI, Ire) 288 (NI, Ire)
162 (GB) 836 (GB) 262 (GB) Animal Planet Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
190 (NI, Ire) 841 (NI, Ire) 290 (NI, Ire)
163 (GB) History 2 A&E Networks UK(A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 08:00-05:00 Sky Entertainment
196 (NI, Ire)
164 Lifetime A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 24 hours Sky Entertainment
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
170 270 Real Lives 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
178 278 Travel Channel Discovery, Inc 24 hours Free-to-air
179 279 True Entertainment Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 06:00-03:00 Free-to-air
181 Forces TV Services Sound & Vision Corporation 24 hours 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
186 (UK) 840 (UK) AMC AMC Networks International Channel Ltd/BT Group plc 19:00-05:30 Premium Premium
187 Blaze A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) 24 hours Free-to-air
189 Fascination TV Information TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
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 TV 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
198 866 298 Good Food Discovery, Inc 05:00-02:00 Sky HD Sky Entertainment
199 Cruise Channel Jan Media Ltd 06:00-22:00 Free-to-air
453 Yanga! Viacom International Media Networks Europe 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
Regional/Audio Description - Channel number ranges
951 (UK ex. Scot) 977 (UK ex. Scot) BBC One Scotland BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air
952 (UK ex. Wales) 978 (UK ex. Wales) BBC One Wales BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air
953 (UK ex. NI) 979 (UK ex. NI) BBC One Northern Ireland BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air
954 (UK* & Ire) BBC One London AD, *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus)
955 (UK*) BBC One North East & Cumbria *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
956 (UK*) BBC One Yorkshire *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
957 (UK*) BBC One East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
958 (UK*) BBC One North West *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
959 (UK*) BBC One West Midlands *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
960 (UK*) BBC One East Midlands *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
961 (UK*) BBC One East (East) *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
962 (UK*) BBC One East (West) *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
963 (UK*) BBC One South East *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
964 (UK*) BBC One South *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
965 (UK*) BBC One Oxfordshire *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
966 (UK*) BBC One West *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
967 (UK*) BBC One South West *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
968 (UK*) BBC One Channel Islands *R1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
980 (Wales) 969 (Wales, NI & Ire) BBC Two England & Scotland AD BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus)
971 (Eng, Scot & NI) 980 (Eng, Scot & NI) BBC Two Wales BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air
972 (Eng, Scot & Wales) BBC Two Northern Ireland BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
973 (*UK ex. London; & parts Scot) ITV London AD, *R2 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours Free-to-air
974 (*UK ex. London) 975 (*UK ex. London) Channel 4 London AD, *R3 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours Free-to-air
976 (Ire & UK ex. Eng) BBC One Generic HD version R4 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus)
Interactive - Channel number ranges
981 (UK) BBC Red Button 1 Inter1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
Other - Channel number ranges
993 Sky Insider Available to specific Sky viewing cards (i.e. Sky staff) Sky UK Ltd Occasional Free-to-view
Information - Channel number ranges
899 Sky Intro Channel Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
950
998 998 Inf1
996 Channel Line-up Audio channel Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
999 Sky Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Footnotes to Entertainment & Documentaries table

  • Main channel list (including +1s and secondary channels)
    • AdSD - SD versions contain different adverts for the UK and Ireland; the HD versions (where available) contain UK adverts for both the UK & Ireland.
    • Ad+1 - +1 versions that contain different adverts for the UK & Ireland.
    • AdHDSD - Both the HD and SD versions contain different adverts for the UK and Ireland.
    • Ad340s - Secondary (UK HD) channels in Ireland. See Channel number ranges
    • AdPub - On non-residential boxes, a version with adverts targeted at pub goers, identifiable by a pint glass on-screen, replaces the residential version.
    • ED1 - Alternative language selection via the Red Button.
    • ED2 - Simulcasts BBC Two (England & Scotland) from 12:00-19:00 and then is independent from 19:00-00:00
    • ED3 - Generic service on satellite.
  • Regional/Audio Description
    • AD - Audio description available
    • R1 - On 101 instead in the appropriate English region.
    • R2 - UK apart from regions 1, 18, 35, 37, 38, 39, 64, 66 & 70.
    • R3 - UK apart from regions 1, 18, 64, 66, 70.
    • R4 - Simulcasts BBC One London, but without regional news broadcasts.
  • Interactive
    • Inter1 - Also viewable in the UK by pressing the red button or text button on the main BBC channels (e.g. BBC One).
  • Information
    • Inf1 - HD version appears on HD boxes and SD version on SD boxes.

Movies

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
Movies - Channel number ranges
301 842 312 Sky Cinema Premiere M1 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
302 843 Sky Cinema DC Heroes
(Sky Cinema Select)
Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
303 844 Sky Cinema Hits Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
304 845 Sky Cinema Greats Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
305 846 Sky Cinema Disney M2 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
306 847 Sky Cinema Family Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
307 848 Sky Cinema Action Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
308 849 Sky Cinema Comedy Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
309 850 Sky Cinema Thriller Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
310 851 Sky Cinema Drama Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
311 852 Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Cinema
313 853 314 Film4 M3 Channel Four Television Corporation 11:00-03:00 Sky HD Free-to-air Sky Entertainment
Free-to-air (+1)
315 316 TCM Movies Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours Sky Entertainment
317 318 Horror Channel CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 08:00-05:00 Free-to-air
319 320 True Movies Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
321 322 Sony Movie Channel Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
323 324 Movies4Men Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
325 326 Movies 24 NBCUniversal International Networks 24 hours Sky Entertainment
327 Retro Movies Nollywood Movies Ltd Free-to-air
328 Talking Pictures TV Talking Pictures TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
329 Rok TV Iroko Partners Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Footnotes to Movies table

  • M1 - Premium bonus channels with the Sky Cinema package.
  • M2 - Additional channel at no extra cost for customers of the Sky Cinema package.
  • M3 - SD version broadcast the same content in all regions but with different adverts for the UK & Ireland

Music

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
Music - Channel number ranges
350 356 MTV Music Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-04:00 Sky Entertainment
351 MTV Hits Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-04:00 Sky Entertainment
352 MTV OMG Viacom International Media Networks Europe 09:00-07:00 Sky Entertainment
353 MTV Base Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-04:00 Sky Entertainment
354 Club MTV Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-04:00 Sky Entertainment
355 MTV Classic Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-04:00 Sky Entertainment
357 MTV Rocks Viacom International Media Networks Europe 06:00-04:00 Sky Entertainment
358 (UK) Box Upfront Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours Free-to-air
359 (UK) The Box Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours Free-to-air
360 (UK) Box Hits Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours Free-to-air
361 (UK) Kiss Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours Free-to-air
362 (UK) Magic Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours Free-to-air
363 (UK) Kerrang! Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours Free-to-air
364 Chart Show TV TRACE Group 24 hours Free-to-air
365 The Vault TRACE Group 24 hours Free-to-air
366 Chart Show Hits TRACE Group 24 hours Free-to-air
368 Now 90s All Around the World Productions 24 hours Free-to-air
369 Starz TV TRACE Group 24 hours Free-to-air
371 Now 80s All Around the World Productions 24 hours Free-to-air
372 Clubland TV All Around the World Productions 24 hours Free-to-air
373 Total Country All Around the World Productions 24 hours Free-to-air
376 Spotlight TV KeepItCountry.TV.Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Sports

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
Sports (subscription/free) - Channel number ranges
401 855 Sky Sports Main Event S1, S2, S3 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports
402 856 Sky Sports Premier League S1, S2, S4 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports
403 857 Sky Sports Football S1, S4 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports
404 858 Sky Sports The Ashes
(Sky Sports Cricket)
S1 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports
405 859 Sky Sports Golf S1, S4 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports
406 860 Sky Sports F1 S1 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports
407 861 Sky Sports Action S1 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports
408 862 Sky Sports Arena S1, S4 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky Sports
409 863 Sky Sports News S1, S2 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
410 864 Eurosport 1 Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
411 865 Eurosport 2 Discovery, Inc 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
412 Premier Sports 1 Premier Media 24 hours Premium Sports Extra
413 867 BT Sport 1 S1 BT Group plc 24 hours Premium Sports Extra Premium Sports Extra
414 868 BT Sport 2 S1 BT Group plc 24 hours Premium Sports Extra Premium Sports Extra
415 888 Sky Sports Racing S1, S4 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Sky Entertainment
417 869 BT Sport 3 S1 BT Group plc 24 hours Premium Sports Extra Premium Sports Extra
418 870 MUTV Manchester United 10:45-00:00 Premium
421 (NI, Ire) eir Sport 1 S1 eir 24 hours Premium
422 (Ire) eir Sport 2 S1 eir 24 hours Premium
422 (UK) 435 (Ire) FreeSports S5 Premier Media 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-view
423 BT Sport ESPN S1 BT Group plc
(branding licensed from ESPN Inc.)
24 hours Premium Sports Extra Premium Sports Extra
425 LFCTV Liverpool FC 24 hours Premium
426 874 Racing TV Racing TV 24 hours Premium
427 BoxNation Boxing Channel Media Ltd Occasional Premium
429 Premier Sports 2 Premier Media 24 hours Premium Sports Extra
431 Front Runner TV Front Runner TV 24 hours Free-to-air
433 GINXeSports TV Ginx TV Ltd 24 hours Sky Entertainment
Sports (Pay Per View) - Channel number ranges
490 BT Sport Box Office BT Group plc Occasional Pay-per-view
492 491 Sky Sports Box Office Sky UK Ltd Occasional Pay-per-view
493 ITV Box Office ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) Occasional Pay-per-view

Footnotes to Sports table

  • S1 - On non-residential boxes, a version with a pint glass on-screen replaces the residential version. Programming is generally identical to the residential version although in some cases (e.g. Sky Sports Main Event HD, Sky Sports News HD & BT Sport 1 HD) adverts are targeted at pub goers.
  • S2 - HD and SD versions broadcast the same content in all regions but with different adverts for the UK & Ireland.
  • S3 - Additional channel at no extra cost to customers of the Sky Sports package.
  • S4 - SD version broadcast the same content in all regions but with different adverts for the UK & Ireland.
  • S5 - Some programmes are blocked in Ireland due to licensing restrictions. Different adverts are broadcast for the UK (HD) & Ireland (SD).

News

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
News - Channel number ranges
501 875 Sky News N1 Sky UK Ltd 24 hours Sky HD Free-to-air
502 Bloomberg Television Bloomberg L.P. 24 hours Free-to-air
503 (UK) 877 (UK) BBC News BBC 24 hours Free-to-air Free-to-air
504 (UK) BBC Parliament BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
505 890 CNBC Europe NBC Universal 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
509 891 CGTN 4:3 China Central Television 24 hours Free-to-air
510 NDTV 24x7 4:3 New Delhi Television Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
511 879 RT Information TV (for RIA Novosti) 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 (Ire) Oireachtas TV Oireachtas Commission 24 hours Bonus
518 Channels 24 Channels Television Incorporated 24 hours Free-to-air
519 Arise News Arise Media UK Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
520 News 18 TV18 (Network18 Group) 24 hours Free-to-air
521 (Ire) RTÉ News Now Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Bonus
522 Arirang TV Arirang TV Network 24 hours Free-to-air

Footnotes to News table

  • N1 - HD and SD version broadcast the same content in all regions but with different adverts for the UK & Ireland.
  • 4:3 - Broadcasts in 4:3 aspect

Religion

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
Religion - Channel number ranges
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
585 Loveworld TV Loveworld Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
586 Gospel Channel Gospel Channel 24 hours Free-to-air
587 Word Network 4:3 Adell Broadcasting 24 hours Free-to-air
588 EWTN Catholic 4:3 Adell Broadcasting 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

Footnotes to Religion table

  • 4:3 - Broadcasts in 4:3 aspect

Kids

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
Kids - Channel number ranges
601 640 602 Cartoon Network Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours Sky HD Sky Kids
603 641 618 Boomerang Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours Sky HD Sky Kids
604 (UK) 642 (UK) 605 Nickelodeon K1 Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky UK Ltd) 03:00-00:00 Sky HD Sky Kids
629 (Ire) 604 (Ire)
606 Nicktoons K2 Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky UK Ltd) 24 hours Sky Kids
607 643 608 Disney Junior Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours Sky HD Sky Kids
609 644 610 Disney Channel Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours Sky HD Sky Kids
611 645 612 Disney XD Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours Sky HD Sky Kids
613 646 CBBC BBC 07:00-21:00 Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus) Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus)
614 647 CBeebies BBC 06:00-18:57 Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus) Free-to-air Free-to-air (Bonus)
615 (UK) 648 (UK) 628 Nick Jr. K1 Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky UK Ltd) 03:00-00:00 Sky HD Sky Kids
631 (Ire) 615 (Ire)
616 625 Pop Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
617 624 Tiny Pop Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
619 Cartoonito Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 04:00-21:00 Sky Kids
620 Nick Jr. Too K2 Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky UK Ltd) 03:00-00:00 Sky Kids
621 (UK) CITV ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 06:00-21:00 Free-to-air
622 BabyTV Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours Sky Kids
623 (Ire) RTÉjr Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00-18:45 Sky Kids Bonus
630 (NI)
626 627 Pop Max Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Footnotes to Kids table

  • K1 - SD versions carry identical programming in the UK and Ireland but different adverts. The HD equivalents of these channels have UK adverts in both the UK & Ireland so the HD swap does not therefore take place in Ireland.
  • K2 - Contain different adverts for the UK & Ireland.

Shopping

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
Shopping - Channel number ranges
660 QVC QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours Free-to-air
661 JML Direct JML Direct Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
662 TJC The Jewellery Channel Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
663 QVC Style QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours Free-to-air
664 Ideal World Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
665 Gems TV The Genuine Gemstone Company Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
666 High Street TV 1 HSTV Media Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
667
(+1)
High Street TV 2
668
(+1½)
High Street TV 3
672
(+2)
High Street TV 4
675
(+2½)
High Street TV 5
669 Best Direct Best Direct (International) Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
670 Primal Living Primal Cure Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
671 Ideal Extra Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
673 Hochanda Hochanda Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
674 Jewellery Maker The Genuine Gemstone Company Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
676 TV Warehouse Canis 107 Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
677 QVC Beauty QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours Free-to-air
678 PaversShoes.tv Pavers Shoes 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
686 Smart Shop On Air Media Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
687 Sewing Quarter Immediate Media TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
688 Cruise1st.TV Sunshine Cruise Holidays Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

International

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

Footnotes to International table

  • 4:3 - Broadcasts in 4:3 aspect

Adult

Adult channels can be hidden in the Parental Controls settings on Sky boxes.

HD SD +1 Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Enc. (HD) UK Enc. (HD) Ire Enc. (SD) UK Enc. (SD) Ire
Adult - Channel number ranges
900 Television X Portland TV 20:00-05:30 Premium
901 Adult Channel Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 05:00 - 22:10 Free-to-air
22:10 - 05:00 Premium pay-per-view
902 Xpanded TV Txt Me TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
903 TVX Bangers Portland TV 22:00-05:30 Premium
904 TVX 40+ Portland TV 22:00-05:30 Premium pay-per-view
906 Babenation Cellcast Group 24 hours Free-to-air
907 Dirty Talk Portland TV 24 hours Free-to-air
908 Get Lucky TV Grandiose Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
909 Meet the Babes Escape Channel Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
910 XXX Brits Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 22:00-05:30 Pay-per-view
912 Studio 66 TV 965 TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
913 Babes & Brazzers Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 05:30 - 22:00 Free-to-air
22:00 - 05:30 Premium pay-per-view
914 Xpanded TV 2 Txt Me TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
915 XXX Big & Bouncy Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 22:00-05:30 Pay-per-view
916 XXX Girl Girl Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 22:00-05:30 Pay-per-view
917 XXX Cougars Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 22:00-05:30 Pay-per-view
918 XXX Amateurs Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 22:00-05:30 Pay-per-view
919 XXX 18 & Dirty Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 22:00-05:30 Pay-per-view
920 XXX Swingers Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 22:00-05:30 Pay-per-view
921 XXX Mums Playboy TV UK/Benelux Ltd 22:00-05:30 Pay-per-view
922 Climax Playboy Enterprises 05:30 - 22:10 Free-to-air
22:10 - 05:30 Premium pay-per-view
923 Studio 66 2 965 TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
924 Studio 66 3 965 TV Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

Radio

Radio channels are audio channels.

EPG No. Channel name Notes Footnotes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Encryption (UK) Encryption (Ire)
Radio - Channel number ranges
0101
(UK)
BBC Radio 1 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0102
(UK)
BBC Radio 2 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0103
(UK)
BBC Radio 3 BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0104
(UK)
BBC Radio 4 FM BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0105
(UK)
BBC Radio 5 Live BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0106 Classic FM Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0107 Absolute Radio Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0108 Talksport Wireless Group 24 hours Free-to-air
0109 Capital London region Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0110 Planet Rock Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0111 Heart London region Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0112 Heart 80s Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0113 Radio X Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0114 Capital XTRA Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0115
(UK)
BBC World Service BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0116
(UK)
BBC Radio Scotland BBC Scotland 24 hours Free-to-air
0117
(UK)
BBC Radio Wales BBC Wales 24 hours Free-to-air
0118
(UK)
BBC Radio Ulster Programmes mainly in English, but also in Irish & in Ulster Scots BBC Northern Ireland 24 hours Free-to-air
0119
(UK)
BBC Asian Network BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0120
(UK)
BBC Radio 6 Music BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0121 Gold Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0122 WRN Europe WRN Broadcast 24 hours Free-to-air
0124 LBC Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0128 Smooth Radio Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0130 Panjab Radio Panjab Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0131
(UK)
BBC Radio 4 Extra BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0137
(UK)
BBC Radio 1Xtra BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0138 TWR Trans World Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0139
(UK)
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal Programmes in Scottish Gaelic BBC Alba 24 hours Free-to-air
0143
(UK)
BBC Radio 4 LW BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0144
(UK)
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra BBC 24 hours Free-to-air
0146 Smooth Extra Global Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0147 EWTN Catholic Eternal Word Television Network 24 hours Free-to-air
0150 Sukh Sagar Sukh Sagar Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0151 Khushkhabri Asian Gold Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0152
(London, Essex)
BBC Radio London BBC Local Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0152
(NI)
BBC Radio Foyle BBC Local Radio 24 hours Free-to-air
0152
(Wales)
BBC Radio Cymru Programmes in Welsh BBC Wales 24 hours Free-to-air
0154
(Eng, Scot, NI)
0154
(Wales)
BBC Radio Cymru 2 Programmes in Welsh BBC Wales 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 Programmes in Irish Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours Free-to-air
0169 Desi Radio The Panjabi Centre Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0178 Kiss Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0180 Magic 105.4 FM Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0185 GN Radio Spectrum Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0188 Hits Radio Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0200 Absolute 80s Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0201 Absolute 90s Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0202 Jazz FM Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0203 Absolute Classic Rock Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air
0210 Newstalk Communicorp 24 hours Free-to-air
0211 BFBS Radio British Forces Broadcasting Service 24 hours Free-to-air
0214 UCB Ireland United Christian Broadcasters 24 hours Free-to-air
0215 Virgin Radio UK Wireless Group 24 hours Free-to-air
0216 Scala Radio Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours Free-to-air

EPG changes

Launches, removals and moves already made (2011 onwards)

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

Expected future EPG changes

Date EPG No. HD boxes EPG No. SD boxes Channel name Type of change New EPG number HD boxes New EPG number SD boxes New channel name Region (UK & Ire unless stated) Notes
Future EPG channels WITH a known timescale
10/09/19 179 179 True Entertainment Rename Sony Channel Sony rebrand and Christmas rebrands from September
10/09/19 279 279 True Entertainment +1 Rename Sony Channel +1
10/09/19 319 319 True Movies Temporary rename Sony Movies Christmas
10/09/19 320 320 True Movies +1 Temporary rename Sony Movies Christmas +1
10/09/19 321 321 Sony Movie Channel Rename Sony Movies
10/09/19 322 322 Sony Movie Channel +1 Rename Sony Movies +1
10/09/19 323 323 Movies4Men Rename Sony Movies Action
10/09/19 324 324 Movies4Men +1 Rename Sony Movies Action +1
16/09/19 404 858 Sky Sports The Ashes HD Reversion Sky Sports Cricket HD
16/09/19 858 404 Sky Sports The Ashes Reversion Sky Sports Cricket
??/09/19 302 843 Sky Cinema DC Heroes HD Reversion Sky Cinema Select HD
??/09/19 843 302 Sky Cinema DC Heroes Reversion Sky Cinema Select
??/10/19 325 325 Movies 24 Temporary rename Christmas 24 Christmas rebrands from September
??/10/19 326 326 Movies 24+ Temporary rename Christmas 24+
??/10/19 TBC TBC Sky Crime Launch
20/11/19 371 371 Now 80s Temporary rename Now Christmas Now Christmas rebrand
27/12/19 371 371 Now Christmas Reversion Now 80s Now Christmas rebrand
??/01/20 319 319 Sony Movies Christmas Rename Sony Movies Classic Christmas rebrands from September
??/01/20 320 320 Sony Movies Christmas +1 Rename Sony Movies Classic +1
??/01/20 325 325 Christmas 24 Reversion Movies 24
??/01/20 326 326 Christmas 24+ Reversion Movies 24+
??/02/20 TBC TBC Sky Comedy Launch
By 04/01/21 117 117 Channel 4 Move Between 106-108 Between 106-108 Wales Ofcom require these changes by this date
By 04/01/21 141 141 BBC Alba Move Between 106-124 Between 106-124 Scotland
By 04/01/21 613 646 CBBC HD Move Between 601-608 No change UK
By 04/01/21 646 613 CBBC Move No change Between 601-608 UK
By 04/01/21 614 647 CBeebies HD Move Between 601-608 No change UK
By 04/01/21 647 614 CBeebies Move No change Between 601-608 UK
By 04/01/21 217 217 Channel 4 +1 Move Between 206-208 Between 206-208 Wales To keep in line with the requirements from Ofcom.
Future EPG channels WITHOUT a known timescale
158 158 Home Rename HGTV UK
162 162 Home Rename HGTV Ireland
202 202 RTÉ2 +1 Launch Ireland Testing as 5493
243 243 Drama +1 Launch UK Testing as 25113
258 258 Drama +1 Launch Ireland Testing as 25113
258 258 Home +1 Rename HGTV +1 UK
262 262 Home +1 Rename HGTV +1 Ireland
452 452 Fame TV Restoration to EPG
490 490 BT Sport Box Office HD Launch Ireland Replaces the UK version in Ireland. Testing as PPV ROI
605 605 Nickelodeon +1 (Irish adverts) Launch Ireland Testing as 51085

See also

External Links

  • Changes to the TV Guide (Sky)
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