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Master list of HD channels (UK and Ireland)

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This is a Master List of current high-definition channels that are available in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii) the Republic of Ireland. All HD channels in the UK broadcast at 1080i, except on Freeview, where HD channels can dynamically switch between 1080i50 and 1080p25.

HD swap and prominence of HD channels: Sky & Freesat only

On Sky and Freesat, in genres with HD channels, channel numbers sometimes differ between HD boxes and standard boxes.

Sky

For subscription channels, for subscribers to the Family Bundle (in the UK) or Variety Bundle (in Ireland) some HD channels on the HD box are "HD swapped" with the SD counterpart, giving the HD version of the channel greater prominence in the EPG.

Subscribers to the Sky Cinema Bundle get both the SD and HD versions of the Sky Cinema channels and the HD versions are given greater prominence on the EPG. This is regardless of whether the subscriber also subscribes to the Family Bundle (UK) or Variety Bundle (Ireland).

For free-to-air channels the HD channel is generally in the more prominent position in the EPG guide on HD boxes than the SD version of the same channel (though in the case of a small number of channels with regional variations in their programming, such as BBC One and BBC Two, the HD version is not more prominent in all areas of the UK). On an SD box the SD version is always more prominent than the HD version. Apart from in the case of BBC One and BBC Two in the Republic of Ireland, the more prominent HD channel is always a direct simulcast of the SD channel.

The number shown in the Sky column in the tables below is the most prominent number for the HD version of the channel. For certain premium channels (BT Sport Channels and AMC; and eir Sports), the HD swap applies only for subscribers to those channels so both numbers are shown.

Freesat

On HD boxes the HD channels are given prominence over the standard definition counterpart. The HD channel does not appear on the EPG of SD boxes. The number shown in the Freesat column in the tables below is the most prominent HD number.

Abbreviations used on this page

The following abbreviations are used on this page:

  • AD = audio description
  • BT = YouView BT
  • DTT = digital terrestrial television
  • EPG = electronic programme guide
  • HD = high definition
  • LCNs- logical channel numbers
  • PN = YouView Plusnet
  • SD = standard definition
  • UK = United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Entertainment

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView(BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
4Seven HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2014/07/01 110 110 203
Alibi HD HD/SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2012/07/03 382 (BT, PN) 132 200
AMC from BT HD HD/SD mix Simulcast AMC Networks International Channel Ltd/BT Group plc 2015/08/28 381 (BT) 276/192
BBC One HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2010/11/03 England 101 101 106 115 108
Rest of UK 972 976
BBC One Northern Ireland HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2012/10/24 Northern Ireland 101 101 101 101 108
Rest of UK 978 953
BBC One Scotland HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/01/14 Scotland 101 101 101 101 108
Rest of UK 973 951
BBC One Wales HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/01/29 Wales 101 101 101 101 108
Rest of UK 976 952
BBC Two HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/03/26 102 102 102 (England) 102 (England) 162
108 (outside England) 115 (outside England)
BBC Four HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/12/10 106 106 107 116 164
Channel 4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2007/12/10 104 104 126 227 141
Channel 4 +1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2014/07/01 109 109
Channel 5 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2010/07/13 105 105 105 105 150
Comedy Central HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc 2010/08/09 370 (BT, PN) 112 181
Dave HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2011/10/10 387 (BT, PN) 111 194
E! HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NBCUniversal 2012/10/08 386 (BT, PN) 151
E4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2009/12/14 136 145
Fox HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Fox Networks Group 2008/04/28 124 199
Good Food HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2010/08/31 388 (BT) 133 280
ITV HD Anglia East (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/03/31 Anglia 111* 178*
ITV HD Border England (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/11/24 Border 111* 178*
ITV HD Central West (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2008/06/07 Central (& Westcountry on Virgin, Freeview & YouView) 103 103 111* 178* 113
ITV HD Cymru Wales (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2015/08/25 Wales 103 103 111* 103* 113
ITV HD Granada (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2008/06/07 Granada (& Border, Yorkshire & Tyne Tees on Virgin, Freeview & YouView) 103 103 111* 178* 113
ITV HD London (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2008/06/07 London 103 103 111* 178* 113
ITV HD Meridian South East (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2008/06/07 Meridian (& Anglia on Virgin, Freeview & YouView) 103 103 111* 178* 113
ITV HD Tyne Tees (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/03/31 Tyne Tees 111* 178*
ITV HD Westcountry East (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/11/24 Westcountry East 111* 178*
ITV HD Westcountry West (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/11/24 Westcountry West 111* 178*
ITV HD Yorkshire West (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/03/31 Yorkshire 111* 178*
ITV2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2010/10/07 118 176
ITV3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2010/11/15 119 177
ITV4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2010/11/15 120 178
ITV Be HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2014/11/19 179
ITV Encore HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2014/06/10 123
Lifetime HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 2013/11/04 384 (BT, PN) 156 209
More4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2013/02/04 138 195
MTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2012/02/13 371 (BT, PN) 126 183
RTÉ2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2012/05/16 Northern Ireland 162
S4C HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Welsh Fourth Channel Authority 2016/06/06 104 (Wales) 104 (Wales)
120 (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland) 134 (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
Sky1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 106 109
Sky Arts HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 121 206
Sky Atlantic HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2011/02/01 108
Sky Living HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2009/10/06 107 111
STV (Central West) HD (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast STV Group plc 2010/06/06 Scotland 103 103 111* 103* (Central West Scotland) 113
178* (other Scotland)
Syfy HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NBCUniversal International Networks 2009/01/26 375 (BT, PN) 114 165
TG4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Teilifís na Gaeilge 2016/08/03 Northern Ireland 163
TLC HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2013/04/30 377 (BT, PN) 125 168
Universal Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NBCUniversal International Networks 2010/06/28 385 (BT, PN) 113 164
UTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2010/10/05 Northern Ireland 103 103 111* 103* 113
Viceland HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Vice UK TV Ltd 2016/09/19 153
W HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2011/10/12 383 (BT, PN) 109 191
  • *Manual tune outside region

Movies

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
Film4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2010/07/20 315 429
Sky Cinema Action & Adventure HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08 307 407
Sky Cinema Comedy HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15 308 408
Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 309 409
Sky Cinema Disney HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2013/03/28 305 405
Sky Cinema Drama & Romance HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08 310 410
Sky Cinema Family HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15 306 406
Sky Cinema Greats HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08 304 404
Sky Cinema Premiere HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/03/20 301 401
Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15 311 411
Sky Cinema Select HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2013/03/28 312 412
Sky Cinema Hits HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 303 403
TCM HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2012/09/04 317 416

Note 1 - Sky Cinema channels are mainly HD. However, there is the occasional upscaled SD broadcast where an HD source is not available

Music

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
MTV Live HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2008/12/16 311

Sports

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
BoxNation HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent Boxing Channel Media Limited 2014/02/07 439 (BT, PN) 490
BT Showcase HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2017/05/08 115 115
BT Sport 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2013/08/01 430 (BT, PN) 427/413 527
BT Sport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2013/08/01 431 (BT, PN) 433/414 528
BT Sport 3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2015/05/18 432 (BT, PN) 457/417 529
BT Sport ESPN HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2009/08/03 434 (BT, PN) 458/426 530
BT Sport Extra 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Red button service BT Group 2015/07/29 465 (BT)
BT Sport Extra 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Red button service BT Group 2015/07/29 466 (BT)
BT Sport Extra 3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Red button service BT Group 2015/07/29 467 (BT)
BT Sport Extra 4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Red button service BT Group 2015/07/29 468 (BT)
BT Sport Extra 5 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Red button service BT Group 2015/07/29 469 (BT)
BT Sport Extra 6 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Red button service BT Group 2015/07/29 470 (BT)
Chelsea TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Chelsea FC 2015/05/21 421
Eurosport 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2012/07/25 435 (BT, PN) 410 521
Eurosport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2012/09/03 436 (BT, PN) 411 522
ITV Box Office HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2017/01/17 493 On demand
LFCTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Liverpool FC 2014/11/04 429
MUTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Manchester United FC 2014/07/14 418
Premier Sports HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Premier Media 2015/07/20 428
Racing UK HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Racing UK Ltd 2015/03/07 432
Sky Sports 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 437 (BT) 401 501
Sky Sports 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/07/31 438 (BT) 402 502
Sky Sports 3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2008/03/17 403 503
Sky Sports 4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2010/04/29 404 504
Sky Sports 5 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2014/06/12 405 505
Sky Sports News HQ HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2010/08/23 406 506
Sky Sports Mix HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2016/08/18 407 507
Sky Sports F1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2012/03/09 408 508
Sky Sports Box Office HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2015/04/02 492

News

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
Al Jazeera HD HD/SD mix Simulcast Al Jazeera 2013/12/?? 108 108 Manual 514
Arirang TV HD 100% HD Independent Arirang TV Network 2016/09/26 214 690
BBC News HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/12/10 107 107 200 503 604
Bloomberg Television HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Bloomberg L.P. 2017/03/01 Manual 502
CNN International HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2016/06/27 Manual 506
NHK World HD 100% HD Independent NHK 2011/05/09 209 507 625
RT HD HD /upscaled SD mix Simulcast Russia Today 2013/01/19 206 512
Sky News HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2010/05/06 501 603
TRT World HD HD /upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) 2017/05/02 Manual 519

Documentaries

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
Animal Planet HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2012/02/27 378 (BT, PN) 523 257
Crime + Investigation HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 2008/11/05 380 (BT, PN) 553
Discovery HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2006/05/22 376 (BT, PN) 520 251
Eden HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2010/10/04 389 (BT) 532 249
History HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 2006/10/26 379 (BT, PN) 529
H2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 2015/12/01 390 (BT) 274
Insight HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN) 2016/04/05 564
National Geographic Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group) 2006/05/22 373 (BT, PN) 526 268
Nat Geo Wild HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group) 2009/04/01 374 (BT, PN) 528 265

Religion

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
Daystar HD HD/SD mix Independent Daystar Television Network 2015/11/23 691 583

Kids

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
Boomerang HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2015/06/24 603
Cartoon Network HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2011/09/14 601 732
CBBC HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/12/10 123 123 600 613 710
CBeebies HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/12/10 124 124 601 614 711
Disney Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2011/09/15 609
Disney Junior HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2013/04/09 611
Disney XD HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2010/10/18 607
Nickelodeon HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc) 2010/10/05 604 714
Nick Jr. HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc) 2016/07/05 615

Shopping

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
QVC HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent QVC (Liberty Interactive) 2015/04/21 111 111
QVC Beauty HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast QVC (Liberty Interactive) 2015/04/21 112 112

International

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
&TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2015/07/06 Manual 795
Colors HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom 18 2017/02/14 114 114 786
Record TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent Record TV Network 2015/10/20 Manual 801
Star Plus HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast STAR TV (News Corporation) 2012/07/05 784

Specialist

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
Sky Insider HD 100% HD Independent Sky plc 2011/05/05 889

Information

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions (whole of UK unless stated) UK DTT (incl. Freeview) YouView (BT, TalkTalk & Plusnet) Freesat Sky (UK LCNs only) Virgin Media
Sky Intro Channel (in HD) 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2016/05/09 Manual 998

Ireland

Entertainment

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
3e HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 2017/01/09 149
Alibi HD HD/SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2012/07/03 132
BBC One HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2010/11/03 141 (swap with BBC One Northern Ireland)
BBC One Northern Ireland HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2012/10/24 139 Manual
BBC One Scotland HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/01/14 Manual
BBC One Wales HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/01/29 Manual
BBC Two HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/03/26 140 142 (swap with BBC Two Northern Ireland)
BBC Four HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/12/10 Manual
be3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 2017/01/09 148
Channel 4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2007/12/10 142 Manual
Channel 5 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2010/07/13 Manual
Comedy Central HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Paramount British Pictures/Sky plc) 2010/08/09 177 205
Dave HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2011/10/10 111
E! HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NBCUniversal 2012/10/08 239
E4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2009/12/14 202
Fox HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Fox Networks Group 2008/04/28 176 124
Good Food HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2010/08/31 133
ITV HD Anglia East (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/03/31 Manual
ITV HD Border England (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/11/24 Manual
ITV HD Central West (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2008/06/07 Manual
ITV HD Cymru Wales (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2015/08/25 Manual
ITV HD Granada (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2008/06/07 Manual
ITV HD London (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2008/06/07 Manual
ITV HD Meridian South East (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2008/06/07 Manual
ITV HD Tyne Tees (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/03/31 Manual
ITV HD Westcountry East (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/11/24 Manual
ITV HD Westcountry West (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/11/24 Manual
ITV HD Yorkshire West (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2016/03/31 Manual
Lifetime HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 2013/11/04 156
More4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2013/02/04 231
MTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom International Media Networks Europe 2012/02/13 220
RTÉ One HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2013/12/16 1 1 135 101
RTÉ2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Raidió Teilifís Éireann 2012/05/16 2 2 136 102
S4C HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Welsh Fourth Channel Authority 2016/06/06 134
Sky1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 143 106
Sky Arts HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 145 121
Sky Atlantic HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2011/02/01 108
Sky Living HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2009/10/06 144 107
STV (Central West) HD (AD) HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast STV Group plc 2010/06/06 Manual
Syfy HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NBCUniversal International Networks 2009/01/26 114
TG4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Teilifís na Gaeilge 2012/10/02 137 104
TLC HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2013/04/30 125
TV3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast TV3 Group (Virgin Media Ireland) 2015/08/11 150 103
Universal Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NBCUniversal International Networks 2010/06/28 204
UTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2010/10/05 Manual
Viceland HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Vice UK TV Ltd 2016/09/19 153
W HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2011/10/12 109

Movies

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
Film4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Channel Four Television Corporation 2010/07/20 315
Sky Cinema Action & Adventure HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08 332 307
Sky Cinema Comedy HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15 331 308
Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 339 309
Sky Cinema Disney HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2013/03/28 335 305
Sky Cinema Drama & Romance HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08 338 310
Sky Cinema Family HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15 333 306
Sky Cinema Greats HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/08 337 304
Sky Cinema Premiere HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/03/20 341 301
Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2008/10/15 334 311
Sky Cinema Select HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2013/03/28 336 312
Sky Cinema Hits HD 100% HD [Note 1] Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 340 303
TCM HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2012/09/04 317

Note 1 - Sky Cinema channels are mainly HD.However, there is the occasional upscaled SD broadcast where an HD source is not available.

Sports

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
BoxNation HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent Boxing Channel Media Limited 2014/02/07 490
BT Sport 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2013/08/01 427/413
BT Sport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2013/08/01 433/414
BT Sport 3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2015/05/01 457/417
BT Sport ESPN HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BT Group 2009/08/03 458/426
Chelsea TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Chelsea FC 2015/05/08 421
eir Sport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast eir 2010/11/23 460/424
Eurosport 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2012/07/25 424 410
Eurosport 2 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Northern Europe 2012/09/03 426 411
ITV Box Office HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) 2017/01/17 493
LFCTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Liverpool FC 2014/11/04 429
MUTV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Manchester United FC 2014/07/14 418
Racing UK HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Racing UK Ltd 2015/03/07 432
Sky Sports 1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/05/22 432 401
Sky Sports 2 HD HD/upDcaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2006/07/31 433 402
Sky Sports 3 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2008/03/17 434 403
Sky Sports 4 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2010/04/29 435 404
Sky Sports 5 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2014/06/12 436 405
Sky Sports News HQ HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2010/08/23 438 406
Sky Sports Mix HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2016/08/18 430 407
Sky Sports F1 HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2012/03/09 408
Sky Sports Box Office HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Sky plc 2015/04/02 492

News

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
Al Jazeera HD HD/SD mix Simulcast Al Jazeera 2013/12/?? 514
Arirang TV HD 100% HD Independent Arirang TV Network 2016/09/26 690
BBC News HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/12/10 Manual
Bloomberg Television HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Bloomberg L.P. 2017/03/01 502
CNN International HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2016/06/27 506
NHK World HD 100% HD Independent NHK 2011/05/09 507
RT HD HD /upscaled SD mix Simulcast Russia Today 2013/01/19 512
Sky News HD 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2010/05/06 232 501
TRT World HD HD /upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) 2017/05/02 519

Documentaries

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
Animal Planet HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Western Europe 2012/02/27 523
Crime + Investigation HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 2008/11/05 225 553
Discovery HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Discovery Networks Western Europe 2006/05/22 219 561
Eden HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast UKTV (BBC Worldwide/Scripps Networks Interactive) 2010/10/04 532
History HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky plc) 2006/10/26 220 529
Insight HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent TV Entertainment Reality Network (TERN) 2016/04/05 564
National Geographic Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group) 2006/05/22 221 526
Nat Geo Wild HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Fox Networks Group) 2009/04/01 222 528

Religion

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
Daystar HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent Daystar Television Network 2015/11/23 583

Kids

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
Boomerang HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2015/06/24 603
Cartoon Network HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner) 2011/09/14 601
CBBC HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/12/10 Manual
CBeebies HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast BBC 2013/12/10 Manual
Disney Channel HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2011/09/15 633 609
Disney Junior HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2013/04/09 611
Disney XD HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Disney–ABC Television Group 2010/10/18 607
Nickelodeon HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc) 2010/10/05 634 632
Nick Jr. HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Nickelodeon UK (Viacom International Media Networks Europe/Sky plc) 2016/07/05 637

International

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
&TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Zee Entertainment Enterprises 2015/07/06 795
Colors HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast Viacom 18 2017/02/14 786
Record TV HD HD/upscaled SD mix Independent Record TV Network 2015/10/20 801
Star Plus HD HD/upscaled SD mix Simulcast STAR TV (News Corporation) 2012/07/05 784

Specialist

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
Sky Insider HD 100% HD Independent Sky plc 2011/05/05 889

Information

Channel name Content Type Owner/parent company Launch date Regions Soarview Saorsat Virgin Media Sky (Ireland LCNs only)
Sky Intro Channel (in HD) 100% HD Simulcast Sky plc 2016/05/09 998

See also