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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. 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 Provider Where pack is available Description
Free-to-air Flag-gb.png Flag-ie.png 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.
OUTtv Additional subscription required for OUTtv.
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.
BT Sport Flag-gb.png Additional subscription required for BT Sport channels. Subscribers with an HD box receive both HD & SD versions of the channels where available.
Sports Extra Flag-ie.png Additional subscription required for BT Sport and Premier Sports channels (including BoxNation). Subscribers with an HD box receive both HD & SD versions, where available.
Premier Sports Premier Sports Flag-gb.png Additional subscription required for Premier Sports channels (including BoxNation).
eir Sport eir Flag-ie.png Additional subscription required for eir Sport channels (including Virgin Media Sport).
Premium External Flag-gb.png Flag-ie.png 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
Regions
CI Channel Islands
Eng England (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man unless stated)
GB Great Britain (England (including Isle of Man), Wales and Scotland)
NI Northern Ireland
Scot Scotland (including Scottish Border unless stated)
ScotNotSB Scotland (excluding Scottish Border)
UK United Kingdom
Other abbreviations and notes to channel list tables
4:3 Broadcasts in 4:3 aspect
AD Audio description available on this channel
Ad340s 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.
Ad+1 These are +1 versions that contain different adverts for the UK & Ireland
AdHDSD Both the HD and SD versions broadcast the same content in all regions but with different adverts for the UK & Ireland
AdPub 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.
AdSD SD versions broadcast the same content in all regions but with different adverts for the UK & Ireland; the HD versions (where available) broadcast UK adverts for both the UK & Ireland
EPG Electronic programme guide
ex. Excluding
HD High Definition (1080i on Sky+ HD boxes, 1080p on Sky Q boxes)
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.
LCN / LCNs Logical channel numbers
SD Standard definition (576i)
SS Bonus Additional channel at no extra cost to customers of the Sky Sports package
+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.
Streaming Streaming service available on SkyQ boxes. Additional subscription may be required (e.g. Netflix).

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 Broadcast hours section explains how the tables below set out the broadcast hours for all 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

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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Entertainment and Documentaries - Channel number ranges
101 (Scot, Wales, NI) 801 (Scot, Wales, NI) 141 832 BBC One 4 HD and 18 SD regions BBC 24 hours
115 (Eng) 101 (Eng)
161 (NI) 101 801 201 RTÉ One Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours
102 (Eng, Scot, Wales) 802 (Eng, Scot, Wales) 347 142 BBC Two 2 HD, 3 SD regions BBC 24 hours
115 (NI) 102 (NI)
162 (NI) 836 (NI) 102 802 RTÉ2 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours
103 (Wales, parts Eng) 803 (Wales, parts Eng) 203 (Eng (not CI), Wales, ScotB) ITV 12 HD, 18 SD & 10 +1 regions ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours
176 (parts Eng; ScotB) 103 (parts Eng; ScotB)
103 (Scot: Central West) 803 (ScotNotSB) STV 4 HD & SD regions STV Group 24 hours
103 (Scot: Central East, North (Dundee/Tayside), North (Aberdeen))
103 (NI) 803 (NI) 203 (NI) UTV ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours
103 803 203 Virgin Media One Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 24 hours
104 (London) 804 (London) 204 (Eng, Scot, NI) 135 235 Channel 4 AdSD, Ad+1
6 UK & 1 Irish (& 4 UK +1) advertising regions

Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours
138 (ex. London) 104 (Eng (outside London), Scot, NI)
117 (Wales) 217 (Wales)
104 (Wales) 804 (Wales) S4C Welsh language (English audio via red button) S4C Authority 24 hours
134 (Eng, Scot, NI) 828 (Eng, Scot, NI)
163 (NI) 837 (NI) 104 804 TG4 Irish language Teilifís na Gaeilge 24 hours
105 805 205 Channel 5 ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 24 hours
105 805 Virgin Media Two Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 08:15-06:30
106 806 206 106 806 206 Sky One AdHDSD, AdPub Sky plc 24 hours
107 807 207 107 807 207 Sky Witness AdSD, AD+1 Sky plc 24 hours
108 808 208 108 808 208 Sky Atlantic AdSD Sky plc 24 hours
109 809 209 109 809 209 W AdSD UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-03:00
110 810 210 340 110 210 Gold Ad340s UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-04:00
111 811 211 111 811 211 Dave
Dave ja vu (+1)
AdSD UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-03:00
112 812 212 341 112 212 Comedy Central Ad340s Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc) 09:00-06:00
113 813 342 113 Sky Comedy Ad340s Sky plc 08:00-05:00
114 814 114 814 Sky Documentaries Sky plc 24 hours
115 (Scot) 876 BBC Scotland BBC 10:00 - 11:40
(Mon - Fri)
457 (Eng, Wales, NI) 19:00 - 00:00
116 815 143 833 BBC Four BBC 19:00-05:30
116 Virgin Media Three Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global) 06:00-02:30
117 (London, Essex, Kent, Thames Valley, Henley) London Live ESTV Ltd 24 hours
117 (HTV West) Bristol TV Generic version Local Television Ltd
117 (NW Yorkshire) Leeds TV
117 (Tyne, Tees) Tyne & Wear TV
117 (Merseyside) Liverpool TV
117 (C Mids) Birmingham TV
118 816 218 ITV2 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours
119 817 219 ITV3 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours
120 818 220 ITV4 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours
121 819 221 121 819 221 Sky Crime Sky plc 24 hours
122 820 122 820 Sky Arts Sky plc 24 hours
123 825 223 123 825 223 Sky History A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 08:00-05:00
124 821 224 124 821 224 Fox Disney Channels Worldwide 08:00-05:00
125 822 225 343 125 225 Discovery Channel Ad340s Discovery, Inc 24 hours
126 823 226 344 126 226 MTV Ad340s ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-03:00
127 227 127 227 Comedy Central Extra AdSD Paramount UK Partnership (Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc) 09:00-07:00
128 228 5STAR ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 09:00-04:00
129 824 229 129 824 229 National Geographic Channel NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) 08:00-05:00
130 893 130 893 Sky Nature Sky plc 24 hours
131 231 ITVBe ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours
132 826 232 132 826 232 Alibi AdSD UKTV (BBC Studios) 07:00-04:00
133 827 233 133 827 233 TLC AdSD Discovery, Inc 24 hours
134 (Wales, HTV Wales) Cardiff TV Generic version Local Television Ltd 24 hours
135 829 235 345 136 236 E4 Ad+1, Ad340s Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours
136 830 236 346 137 More4 Ad340s Channel Four Television Corporation 09:00-04:00
137 4seven Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours
139 4Music Channel Four Television Corporation 07:00-03:00
140 240 140 240 Food Network AdSD Discovery, Inc 24 hours
141 (Scot) BBC Alba Scottish Gàidhlig language (English audio via red button) BBC/MG Alba 17:00-00:00 (Mon-Fri)
16:00-01:00 (Sat)
16:00-00:00 (Sun)
169 (Eng, Wales, NI)
141 (Eng, Wales, NI) 241 (Eng, Wales, NI) 5 USA ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 09:00-02:00
169 (Scot) 269 (Scot)
142 155 Really AdSD Discovery, Inc 04:00-02:00
143 243 158 Drama AdSD UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-04:00
144 831 244 144 831 244 Quest Discovery, Inc 24 hours
145 838 145 838 Sky Sports Mix AdPub Sky plc 24 hours
146 246 146 246 CBS Reality AdSD CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours
147 147 CBS Drama CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 09:00-05:00
148 148 CBS Justice AdSD CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 24 hours
149 249 149 249 Quest Red Discovery, Inc 24 hours
150 250 Paramount Network ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 24 hours
151 834 348 151 E! Ad340s NBCUniversal International Networks 07:00-05:00
152 892 252 152 892 252 Syfy NBCUniversal International Networks 11:00-08:00
153 5SELECT ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 24 hours
154 254 154 254 Investigation Discovery AdSD Discovery, Inc 24 hours
155 255 161 261 Yesterday UKTV (BBC Studios) 06:00-03:00
156 835 256 156 835 256 Crime + Investigation A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 07:00-04:00
157 257 157 257 Sony Channel Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours
158 258 162 262 HGTV Discovery, Inc 07:00-04:00
159 259 159 259 Pick AdSD Sky plc 24 hours
160 260 160 260 Challenge AdSD Sky plc 24 hours
161 (GB) 261 (GB) 188 288 Discovery Turbo Discovery, Inc 24 hours
188 (NI) 288 (NI)
162 (GB) 836 (GB) 262 (GB) 190 841 290 Animal Planet Discovery, Inc 24 hours
190 (NI) 841 (NI) 290 (NI)
163 (GB) 894 196 894 Sky History2 A&E Networks UK(A&E Networks/Sky plc) 08:00-05:00
196 (NI)
164 164 Blaze A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 24 hours
165 839 165 839 Nat Geo Wild NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) 08:00-05:00
166 266 166 266 Eden UKTV (BBC Studios) 09:00-06:00
167 267 167 267 Discovery Science Discovery, Inc 24 hours
168 168 Sky Two AdSD Sky plc 24 hours
170 170 Together TV Community Channel 24 hours
171 271 171 271 Discovery History Discovery, Inc 24 hours
172 272 172 272 DMAX Discovery, Inc 24 hours
173 889 173 889 Smithsonian Channel SNI/SI Networks LLC 24 hours
174 174 PBS America PBS UK LLC 24 hours
175 175 Live 360 Live Entertainment Ltd 24 hours
177 277 177 277 Discovery Home & Health Discovery, Inc 24 hours
178 178 Travel Channel Discovery, Inc 24 hours
179 179 Sony Crime Channel Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 07:00 - 04:00
181 181 Forces TV Services Sound & Vision Corporation 24 hours
182 182 Channel 7 GN Media 24 hours
183 183 Vice Vice UK TV Ltd 24 hours
184 184 Hi-Impact TV Solution Media and Infotech UK Ltd 24 hours
185 185 Travelxp Worldwide Media Ltd 24 hours
186 186 Yanga! Chiswick Park Studios Ltd 24 hours
187 187 Lifetime A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 24 hours
191 191 mytv Record Group 07:00-00:00
192 192 Showcase Information TV Ltd 24 hours
193 193 Vox Africa Vox 24 hours
195 195 BET ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 24 hours
197 197 Discovery Shed Discovery, Inc 24 hours
199 199 Cruise Channel Jan Media Ltd 06:00-22:00
458 458 BEN Greener Technology Ltd 24 hours
Sky Q Sky Ultra HD 1 (Channel blocked from searching on Sky boxes) Sky plc Various
Sky Ultra HD 2
Sky Q Disney+ Disney Channels Worldwide Streaming
Sky Q YouTube Google LLC. Streaming

Movies

Subscribers to the Sky Cinema package get both the SD and HD versions regardless of whether the subscriber has the HD pack or not.
Editors: Click e to edit.

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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Movies - Channel number ranges
301 842 312 301 842

Sky Cinema Premiere e

Sky plc 24 hours
302 843 302 843

Sky Cinema Superheroes e
(Sky Cinema Select)

Sky plc 24 hours
303 844 303 844

Sky Cinema Hits e

Sky plc 24 hours
304 845 304 845

Sky Cinema Greats e

Sky plc 24 hours
305 846 305 846

Sky Cinema Disney e

Sky plc 24 hours
306 847 306 847

Sky Cinema Family e

Sky plc 24 hours
307 848 307 848

Sky Cinema Action e

Sky plc 24 hours
308 849 308 849

Sky Cinema Comedy e

Sky plc 24 hours
309 850 309 850

Sky Cinema Thriller e

Sky plc 24 hours
310 851 310 851

Sky Cinema Drama e

Sky plc 24 hours
311 852 311 852

Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror e

Sky plc 24 hours
313 853 314 313 853 Film4 AdSD Channel Four Television Corporation 11:00-03:00
315 316 315 TCM Movies Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours
317 318 317 Horror Channel CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership 08:00-05:00
319 320 319 Sony Movies Classic Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours
321 322 321 Sony Movies Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours
323 324 323 Sony Movies Action Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours
325 326 325 Movies 24 NBCUniversal International Networks 24 hours
328 328 Talking Pictures TV Talking Pictures TV Ltd 24 hours
329 329 Rok TV Iroko Partners Ltd 24 hours
330 330 OUTtv 5 minutes of freeview periodically on the hour OUTtv Media 06:00-22:00
Sky Q Netflix Netflix Inc. Streaming
Sky Q Roku Roku, Inc. Streaming

Music

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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Music - Channel number ranges
350 356 350 MTV Music ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00
351 351 MTV Hits ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00
352 352 MTV 00s
(MTV OMG)
ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 09:00-07:00
353 353 MTV Base ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00
354 354 Club MTV ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00
355 355 MTV Classic ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00
357 357 MTV Rocks ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia 06:00-04:00
358 Box Hits Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours
359 The Box Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours
360 Kiss Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours
361 Magic Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours
362 Kerrang! Box Plus Network (Channel Four Television Corporation) 24 hours
364 364 Trace Urban TRACE Group 24 hours
365 365 Trace Vault TRACE Group 24 hours
366 366 Trace Latina TRACE Group 24 hours
368 368 Now 90s All Around the World Productions 24 hours
369 369 Starz TV TRACE Group 24 hours
371 371 Now 80s All Around the World Productions 24 hours
372 372 Clubland TV All Around the World Productions 24 hours
373 373 Now 70s All Around the World Productions 24 hours
376 376 Spotlight TV KeepItCountry.TV.Ltd 24 hours
Sky Q Vevo VEVO LLC Streaming
Sky Q Spotify Spotify Technology S.A. Streaming
Sky Q Xite Derk Nijssen Streaming

Sports

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

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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Sports (subscription/free) - Channel number ranges
401 855 401 855 Sky Sports Main Event AdPub, AdHDSD, SS Bonus Sky plc 24 hours
402 856 402 856 Sky Sports Premier League AdPub, AdHDSD, AdSD Sky plc 24 hours
403 857 403 857 Sky Sports Football AdPub, AdSD Sky plc 24 hours
404 858 404 858 Sky Sports Cricket AdPub Sky plc 24 hours
405 859 405 859 Sky Sports Golf AdPub, AdSD Sky plc 24 hours
406 860 406 860 Sky Sports F1 AdPub Sky plc 24 hours
407 861 407 861 Sky Sports Action AdPub Sky plc 24 hours
408 862 408 862 Sky Sports Arena AdPub, AdSD Sky plc 24 hours
409 863 409 863 Sky Sports News AdPub, AdHDSD Sky plc 24 hours
410 864 410 864 Eurosport 1 Discovery, Inc 24 hours
411 865 411 865 Eurosport 2 Discovery, Inc 24 hours
412 412 Premier Sports 1 AdPub Premier Media 24 hours
413 867 413 867 BT Sport 1 AdPub BT Group plc 24 hours
414 868 414 868 BT Sport 2 AdPub BT Group plc 24 hours
415 888 415 888 Sky Sports Racing AdPub Sky plc 24 hours
417 869 417 869 BT Sport 3 AdPub BT Group plc 24 hours
418 870 418 870 MUTV Manchester United 10:45-00:00
421 (NI) 421 eir Sport 1 eir 24 hours
422 Virgin Media Sport AdPub Virgin Media Television (Liberty Global)
(Provided by eir)
24 hours
422 FreeSports Premier Media 24 hours
423 872 423 872 BT Sport ESPN AdPub BT Group plc
(branding licensed from ESPN Inc.)
24 hours
425 425 LFCTV Liverpool FC 24 hours
426 874 426 874 Racing TV Racing TV 24 hours
427 427 BoxNation Boxing Channel Media Ltd Occasional
429 429 Premier Sports 2 AdPub Premier Media 24 hours
433 433 GINX ESPORTS TV GINX TV Ltd 24 hours
435 435 La Liga TV Premier Media 24 hours
Sky Q Sky HDR
(Sky Ultra HD 3)
(Channel blocked from searching on Sky boxes) Sky plc Various
Interactive
Red button Red button BT Sport Extra 1 IntBT BT Group plc Occasional
Red button Red button BT Sport Extra 2 IntBT BT Group plc Occasional
Red button Red button BT Sport Extra 3 IntBT BT Group plc Occasional
Red button Red button BT Sport Extra 4 IntBT BT Group plc Occasional
Red button Red button BT Sport Extra 5 IntBT BT Group plc Occasional
Red button Red button BT Sport Extra 6 IntBT BT Group plc Occasional
Red button Red button BT Sport Mosaic 1 IntBT BT Group plc 24 hours
Red button Red button BT Sport Mosaic 2 IntBT BT Group plc 24 hours
Sky Q Red Bull TV Red Bull Streaming
Sports (Pay Per View) - Channel number ranges
490 490 BT Sport Box Office IreEnc BT Group plc Occasional
492 491 492 491 Sky Sports Box Office Sky plc Occasional
494 494 BT Sport Box Office WWE BT Group plc Occasional

News

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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News - Channel number ranges
501 875 501 875 Sky News AdHDSD Sky plc 24 hours
502 502 Bloomberg Television Bloomberg L.P. 24 hours
503 877 BBC News BBC 24 hours
504 BBC Parliament BBC 24 hours
505 890 505 890 CNBC Europe NBC Universal 24 hours
506 878 506 878 CNN International EMEA Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours
507 507 NHK World NHK 24 hours
508 508 Euronews Media Globe Networks/NBC News International 24 hours
509 891 509 891 CGTN 4:3 China Central Television 24 hours
510 510 NDTV 24x7 4:3 New Delhi Television Ltd 24 hours
511 879 511 879 RT Information TV (for RIA Novosti) 24 hours
512 512 France 24 English France Médias Monde 24 hours
513 880 513 880 Al Jazeera English Al Jazeera 24 hours
515 515 TVC News Continental Broadcasting Service (Nigeria) 24 hours
516 881 516 881 TRT World Turkish Radio & Television Corporation (TRT) 24 hours
517 Oireachtas TV Oireachtas Commission 24 hours
518 518 Channels 24 Channels Television Incorporated 24 hours
519 519 Arise News Arise Media UK Ltd 24 hours
521 RTÉ News Now Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours
522 522 Arirang TV Arirang TV Network 24 hours

Religion

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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Religion - Channel number ranges
580 GOD Channel The Angel Foundation 24 hours
581 Revelation Revelation TV Ltd 24 hours
582 TBN UK Trinity Broadcasting Network 24 hours
583 Daystar Daystar Television Network 24 hours
584 Inspiration TV The Inspiration Network 24 hours
585 Loveworld TV Loveworld Ltd 24 hours
587 Word Network 4:3 Adell Broadcasting 24 hours
588 EWTN Catholic 4:3 Adell Broadcasting 24 hours
589 Faith World TV World Evangelism Bible Church 24 hours
590 KICC TV Kingsway International Christian Centre 24 hours
593 SonLife Broadcasting Network Jimmy Swaggart Ministries 24 hours
594 Faith UK Flow TV Ltd 24 hours
595 Hillsong Trinity Broadcasting Network 24 hours
596 Good News TV Uebert Angel 24 hours
597 Dunamis TV Dunamis TV 24 hours
598 Celebration TV Celebration TV Ltd 24 hours

Kids

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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601 640 602 601 640 Cartoon Network Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours
603 641 618 603 641 Boomerang Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 24 hours
604 642 605 629 604 Nickelodeon AdSDHD Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) 03:00-00:00
606 606 Nicktoons AdSD Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) 24 hours
607 643 608 607 643 Disney Junior Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours
609 644 610 609 644 Disney Channel Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours
611 645 611 645 Disney XD Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours
612 612 BabyTV Disney Channels Worldwide 24 hours
613 646 613 646 CBBC BBC 07:00-21:00
614 647 614 647 CBeebies BBC 06:00-18:57
615 648 628 631 615 Nick Jr. AdSDHD Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) 03:00-00:00
616 625 616 Pop Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours
617 624 617 Tiny Pop Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours
619 619 Cartoonito Turner Broadcasting System Europe (WarnerMedia) 04:00-21:00
620 620

Nick Jr. Paw Patrol e
(Nick Jr. Too)

AdSD Nickelodeon UK (ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia/Sky plc) 03:00-00:00
621 CITV ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 06:00-21:00
630 (NI) 623 RTÉjr Raidió Teilifís Éireann 07:00-18:45
626 627 626 Pop Max Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd 24 hours
Sky Q YouTube Kids Google LLC. Streaming

Shopping

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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Shopping - Channel number ranges
660 QVC QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours
661 JML Direct JML Direct Ltd 24 hours
662 TJC The Jewellery Channel Ltd 24 hours
663 QVC Beauty QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours
664 Ideal World Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours
665 Gems TV Gemporia Ltd 24 hours
666 High Street TV 1 HSTV Media Ltd 24 hours
667 (+½) High Street TV 2 ½ hour timeshift of High Street TV 1
668 (+1) High Street TV 3 1 hour timeshift of High Street TV 1
669 Best Direct Best Direct (International) Ltd 24 hours
670 Primal Living Primal Cure Ltd 24 hours
671 Ideal Extra Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours
672 (+1½) High Street TV 4 1½ hour timeshift of High Street TV 1 HSTV Media Ltd 24 hours
673 Hochanda Hochanda Ltd 24 hours
674 Jewellery Maker JewelleryMaker Ltd 24 hours
675 (+2) High Street TV 5 2 hour timeshift of High Street TV 1 HSTV Media Ltd 24 hours
676 TV Warehouse Canis 107 Ltd 24 hours
677 QVC Style QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours
679 Thane Thane Direct UK Ltd 24 hours
680 Psychic Today Majestic TV Ltd 10.00-23.00
682 QVC Extra QVC (Liberty Interactive) 24 hours
683 Create & Craft Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours
684 Craft Extra Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd 24 hours
688 Cruise1st.TV Sunshine Cruise Holidays Ltd 24 hours

International

This genre is sub-divided 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.

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours
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Hindi language - Channel number ranges
701 B4U Movies B4U Network Ltd 24 hours
702 B4U Music Hindi, Arabic English B4U Network Ltd 24 hours
703 882 Sony Entertainment TV Sony Pictures Television 24 hours
704 Star Bharat Star India (Walt Disney Company India) 24 hours
705 883 Star Plus Star India (Walt Disney Company India) 24 hours
706 884 Colors Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Viacom/TV18) 24 hours
707 Zee Cinema Zee Entertainment Enterprises 24 hours
708 Republic Bharat Worldview Media Network Ltd 24 hours
709 Zee TV Zee Entertainment Enterprises 24 hours
710 Aaj Tak 4:3 Living Media 24 hours
711 MATV National 4:3, Gujarati, Punjabi, English Middlesex Broadcasting Corporation Ltd 24 hours
712 Foodxp Worldwide Media Ltd 24 hours
713 News 18 English TV18 (Network18 Group) 24 hours
714 Colors Cineplex Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Viacom/TV18) 24 hours
715 886 Sony Max Sony Pictures Television 24 hours
716 Venus TV 4:3, English Venus TV Ltd 24 hours
717 887 Star Gold Star India (Walt Disney Company India) 24 hours
718 Sony SAB TV Sony Pictures Television 24 hours
719 ABP News 4:3 ABP Group 24 hours
720 Sony Max 2 Sony Pictures Television 24 hours
722 Colors Rishtey Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Viacom/TV18) 24 hours
724 Aastha TV 4:3 Acharya Balkrishna (Vedic Broadcasting Ltd) 24 hours
725 Sanskar TV 4:3 Sanskar Information TV UK Ltd 24 hours
Urdu language - Channel number ranges
731 MTA International Arabic, Bengali, English, French, German, Hausa, Indonesian, Malayalam, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 24 hours
732 Hum Masala 4:3 Hum Network Ltd 24 hours
733 Hidayat TV 4:3, English Hidayat Television Ltd 24 hours
734 GEO News 4:3 Independent Media Corporation 24 hours
735 PTV Global 4:3 Pakistan Television Corporation 24 hours
736 New Vision TV Swahili New Vision TV Ltd 24 hours
737 Islam Channel 4:3, English Mohamed Ali Harrath 24 hours
738 GEO TV 4:3 Independent Media Corporation 24 hours
739 Noor TV 4:3 Al Ehya Digital Television Ltd 24 hours
741 GEO Kahani 4:3 Independent Media Corporation 24 hours
742 IQRA TV Punjabi Arab Radio and Television Network 24 hours
743 92 News Galaxy Broadcasting Network Ltd 24 hours
744 Islam TV Vision247 24 hours
745 Ahlebait TV English Ahlebait TV Network Ltd 24 hours
746 Madani Channel Arabic, Bengali Dawat-e-Islami 24 hours
748 Samaa TV 4:3 Jaag Broadcasting Systems (Pvt.) Ltd 24 hours
749 Takbeer TV Arabic, English Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust 24 hours
751 Hum Europe 4:3, English Hum Network Ltd 24 hours
752 British Muslim TV English Vision TV Network 24 hours
754 Dunya News 4:3 Mian Amer Mehmood 24 hours
755 Islam Channel Urdu Islam Channel (Urdu) Ltd 24 hours
756 Channel 44 4:3 City News Network (SMC) Pvt. Ltd 24 hours
757 Eman Channel Eman Channel Ltd 24 hours
758 ARY Digital 4:3 ARY Digital Network (ARY Group) 24 hours
759 A1TV 4:3 Anil Lodha 24 hours
760 Hum News 4:3 Hum Network Ltd 24 hours
Punjabi language - Channel number ranges
766 PTC Punjabi 4:3 PTC Network 24 hours
767 Brit Asia TV English Britasia TV Ltd 24 hours
768 Sikh Channel TV Legal Ltd 24 hours
769 Sangat Television Sangat Trust 24 hours
770 Akaal Channel English Akaal Channel Ltd 24 hours
771 KTV Tamil Sun TV Network Europe Ltd 24 hours
772 Kanshi TV Hindi Kanshi TV Ltd 24 hours
Bengali language - Channel number ranges
777 Channel S 4:3, Sylheti, English Chs.Tv Ltd 24 hours
778 IQRA Bangla English Arab Radio and Television Network 24 hours
779 ATN Bangla 4:3 Asian Television Network 24 hours
780 NTV 4:3 International Television Channel Ltd 24 hours
781 TV One English Light Upon Light Media Ltd 24 hours
782 Ion Television Ion Media 24 hours
Arabic language - Channel number ranges
786 Abu Dhabi TV Abu Dhabi Media 24 hours
787 Ahlulbayt TV 4:3, Urdu, English Ahlulbayt TV Ltd 24 hours
788 Sky News Arabia Sky plc/Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation 24 hours
Other languages - Channel number ranges
791 Phoenix CNE Channel Chinese Phoenix Chinese News & Entertainment Ltd 24 hours
792 Record TV Brazilian Portuguese Grupo Record 24 hours
793 Iran International Persian Global Media Circulating Ltd 24 hours

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.

(Packs and keys) Channel name (Abbreviations) Owner or parent company Broadcast hours (free-to air or free-to-view) Broadcast hours (subscription)
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900 Television X Portland Broadcasting Ltd 06:00-22:10 22:10-05:30
901 Adult Channel MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30
902 Xpanded TV Txt Me TV Ltd 24 hours
903 TVX Bangers RHF Productions Ltd 22:10-05:30
904 TVX 40+ RHF Productions Ltd 22:00-05:30
906 Babenation Vintana plc 24 hours
908 Get Lucky TV Grandiose Ltd 22:00-08:00
910 XXX Public Pickups MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 20:00-22:10 22:10-05:30
913 Babes & Brazzers MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:00 22:00-05:30
914 Xpanded TV 2 Txt Me TV Ltd 24 hours
915 XXX Big & Bouncy MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 20:00-22:10 22:10-05:30
916 XXX Girl Girl MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 20:00-22:10 22:10-05:30
917 XXX College MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 20:00-22:10 22:10-05:30
918 XXX Mums MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 20:00-22:10 22:10-05:30
922 Climax MG Global Entertainment (Europe) Ltd 05:30-22:10 22:10-05:30
923 Studio 66 2 965 TV Ltd 24 hours
924 Studio 66 3 965 TV Ltd 24 hours

Entertainment (regional/audio description etc.)

Where a regional version of BBC One, BBC Two, ITV or regional advertising version of Channel 4 appears on 101 to 104 (see regions) that version is not duplicated in the 950-980 series in that region.

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Regional/Audio Description - Channel number ranges
951 (ex. Scot) 977 (ex. Scot) BBC One (Scotland) BBC 24 hours
952 (ex. Wales) 978 (ex. Wales) BBC One (Wales) BBC 24 hours
953 (ex. NI) 979 (ex. NI) BBC One (Northern Ireland) BBC 24 hours
954* 954 BBC One (London) AD, *ex. 101 region BBC 24 hours
955* BBC One (North East & Cumbria) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
956* BBC One (Yorkshire) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
957* BBC One (East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire) *ex. 101 region BBC 24 hours
958* BBC One (North West) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
959* BBC One (West Midlands) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
960* BBC One (East Midlands) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
961* BBC One (East (East)) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
962* BBC One (East (West)) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
963* BBC One (South East) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
964* BBC One (South) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
965* BBC One (Oxfordshire) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
966* BBC One (West) *ex. 101 regions BBC 24 hours
967* BBC One (South West) *ex. 101 region BBC 24 hours
968* BBC One (Channel Islands) *ex. 101 region BBC 24 hours
980 (Wales) 969 (Wales, NI) 969 BBC Two (Network - Eng & Scot) AD BBC 24 hours
971 (Eng, Scot, NI) 980 (Eng, Scot, NI) BBC Two (Wales) BBC 24 hours
972 (Eng, Scot, Wales) BBC Two (Northern Ireland) BBC 24 hours
973 (*ex. London & ScotNotSB) ITV (London) AD, *ex. regions 1, 18, 35, 37, 38, 39, 64, 66 & 70 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 24 hours
974 (*ex. London) 975 (*ex. London) Channel 4 (London ad region) AD, *ex. regions 1, 18, 64, 66, 70 Channel Four Television Corporation 24 hours
976 (ex. Eng) 976 BBC One (Generic HD version) Simulcasts BBC One London without regional news BBC 24 hours
Interactive - Channel number ranges
981 BBC Red Button 1 Also viewable via red/text button on main BBC channels BBC 24 hours

Information

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899 Sky Intro Channel Sky plc 24 hours
950
998
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998
(SD box)
996 Channel Line-up Audio channel Sky plc 24 hours
999 Sky Sky plc 24 hours

Radio

Radio channels are audio channels.

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0101 BBC Radio 1 BBC 24 hours
0102 BBC Radio 2 BBC 24 hours
0103 BBC Radio 3 BBC 24 hours
0104 BBC Radio 4 FM BBC 24 hours
0105 BBC Radio 5 Live BBC 24 hours
0106 0106 Classic FM Global Radio 24 hours
0107 0107 Absolute Radio Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0108 0108 Talksport Wireless Group 24 hours
0109 0109 Capital London region Global Radio 24 hours
0110 0110 Planet Rock Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0111 0111 Heart London region Global Radio 24 hours
0112 0112 Heart 80s Global Radio 24 hours
0113 0113 Radio X Global Radio 24 hours
0114 0114 Capital XTRA Global Radio 24 hours
0115 BBC World Service BBC 24 hours
0116 BBC Radio Scotland BBC Scotland 24 hours
0117 BBC Radio Wales BBC Wales 24 hours
0118 BBC Radio Ulster English, Irish, Ulster Scots languages BBC Northern Ireland 24 hours
0119 BBC Asian Network BBC 24 hours
0120 BBC Radio 6 Music BBC 24 hours
0121 0121 Gold Global Radio 24 hours
0122 0122 WRN Europe WRN Broadcast 24 hours
0124 0124 LBC Global Radio 24 hours
0128 0128 Smooth Radio Global Radio 24 hours
0130 0130 Panjab Radio Panjab Radio 24 hours
0131 BBC Radio 4 Extra BBC 24 hours
0137 BBC Radio 1Xtra BBC 24 hours
0138 0138 TWR Trans World Radio 24 hours
0139 BBC Radio nan Gàidheal Scottish Gàidhlig language BBC Alba 24 hours
0143 BBC Radio 4 LW BBC 24 hours
0144 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra BBC 24 hours
0146 0146 Heart Dance Global Radio 24 hours
0147 0147 EWTN Catholic Eternal Word Television Network 24 hours
0150 0150 Sukh Sagar Sukh Sagar Radio 24 hours
0151 0151 Khushkhabri Asian Gold Radio Ltd 24 hours
0152 (*London, Essex) BBC Radio London *Regions 1, 18 BBC Local Radio 24 hours
0152 (NI) BBC Radio Foyle BBC Local Radio 24 hours
0220 (Eng, Scot, Wales)
0152 (Wales) BBC Radio Cymru Welsh language BBC Wales 24 hours
0154 (Eng, Scot, NI)
0154 (Wales) BBC Radio Cymru 2 Welsh language BBC Wales 24 hours
0219 (Eng, Scot, NI)
0160 0160 RTÉ Radio 1 Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours
0164 0164 RTÉ 2FM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours
0165 0165 RTÉ Lyric FM Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours
0166 0166 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Irish language Raidió Teilifís Éireann 24 hours
0169 0169 Desi Radio The Panjabi Centre Ltd 24 hours
0178 0178 Kiss Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0180 0180 Magic 105.4 FM Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0188 0188 Hits Radio Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0200 0200 Absolute 80s Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0201 0201 Absolute 90s Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0202 0202 Jazz FM Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0203 0203 Absolute Classic Rock Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0210 0210 Newstalk Communicorp 24 hours
0211 0211 BFBS Radio British Forces Broadcasting Service 24 hours
0214 0214 UCB Ireland United Christian Broadcasters 24 hours
0215 0215 Virgin Radio UK Wireless Group 24 hours
0216 0216 Scala Radio Bauer Radio Ltd 24 hours
0217 0217 Heart 90s Global Radio 24 hours
0221 0221 LBC News Global Radio 24 hours

EPG changes

Launches, removals and moves already made (2011 onwards)

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

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 & Ireland unless stated) Notes
Future EPG channels WITH a known timescale
01/06/20 260 260 Challenge +1 Removal
01/06/20 366 366 Trace Latina Removal Merging with Trace Urban
01/06/20 369 369 Starz TV Removal Merging with Trace Urban
01/06/20 620 620 Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Reversion Nick Jr. Too
01/06/20 741 741 GEO Kahani Removal
10/06/20 179 179 Sony Crime Removal
22/06/20 352 352 MTV 00s Temporary rename MTV Pride For Pride in London
29/06/20 352 352 MTV Pride Reversion MTV OMG
??/06/20 302 843 Sky Cinema Superheroes HD Temporary rename Sky Cinema ? HD
??/06/20 843 302 Sky Cinema Superheroes Temporary rename Sky Cinema ?
??/??/20 117 117 Channel 4 Move Between 106-108 Between 106-108 Wales Ofcom requests

Ofcom requests these changes by 4 January 2021. Due to Sky freezing channel launches and moves during the Christmas period, these moves will need to take place by mid-December 2020, provided Sky agrees with Ofcom and is willing to implement these changes.
??/??/20 141 141 BBC Alba Move Between 106-124 Between 106-124 Scotland
??/??/20 613 646 CBBC HD Move Between 601-608 No change UK
??/??/20 646 613 CBBC Move No change Between 601-608 UK
??/??/20 614 647 CBeebies HD Move Between 601-608 No change UK
??/??/20 647 614 CBeebies Move No change Between 601-608 UK
??/??/20 217 217 Channel 4 +1 Move Between 206-208 Between 206-208 Wales To keep in line with the above Ofcom requests and Sky's rules for placement of +1 channels.
Future EPG channels WITHOUT a known timescale

See also

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