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Additional and defunct channels on Sky (UK & Ireland)

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This page describes channels that are not on the EPG in any region but are using a satellite frequency. These can be manually tuned with a Sky set top box (Sky Digibox, Sky+, Sky+HD or Sky Q boxes) or are related to Sky.

Key

Example Description
Encrypted Channel is encrypted
HD Channel is broadcast in HD
UHD Channel is broadcast in ultra HD (UHD) or full ultra HD (FUHD).
For Ideal World HD New channel name
Upgrade screen On-screen message from Sky.
Upgrade screen: If 28 is shown beside this message, it means the broadcaster has not provided a description of the channel and is blank. Only the default message of "Find out how to upgrade your subscription to get this channel at skyviewinghelp.com" is shown.
No signal Showing blue screen on Sky+HD boxes or a black screen on Sky Q boxes with "This channel is not broadcasting" message.
Transponder move from 11306 H Label set up in preparation for a transponder move, where the old frequency is known.
Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 330) A label which was on public EPGs in the past but has since been removed, either temporarily or permanently.
Left over from transponder move (Gems TV) Leftover label from a transponder move.
For unknown channel For unknown channels that may start test broadcasts in the near-future
Yes EPG data is available on this channel
No EPG data is not available on this channel
12090 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 The Standard and the Modulation Scheme are different.
(DVB-S2 8PSK is used instead of DVB-S QPSK)
11385 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 3/4 Either the Standard or the Modulation Scheme is different.
(DVB-S2 is used instead of DVB-S or
8PSK is used instead of QPSK)

Future new channels

New channels currently testing before launching or at pre-testing stage.

Txp Frequency Label SID Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks
92 11509V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 55275 HD 55275 Encrypted No signal No Documentaries For WildEarth HD First appeared 06/11/22
8 11856V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 1009 HD 1009 Encrypted Upgrade screen No Kids For Sky Kids HD First appeared 31/10/22, launches in February 2023
24 12168 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 1199 HD 1199 Clear BBC Two NI Yes Entertainment BBC Two NI ROI version
(No Red Button) HD
First appeared 25/05/22, moved 29/09/22, launches before the end of March 2023
1200 HD 1200 BBC Two NI
(with Hbb data) HD
First appeared 10/05/22, added to Freesat Test EPG - LCN 974 on 23/06/22, moved 29/09/22, launches before the end of March 2023

Broadcasting

These channels are broadcasting and are not shown on the EPG in any region (including on commercial EPGs) and are only available via manual tuning (apart from the UHD channels which are added to the EPG as hidden channels on Sky Q boxes). This section excludes the future new channels above.

Transponder moves

Txp Frequency Label SID Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Moving from Date first appeared Date moving
71 11141H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 51081 SD 51081 Encrypted Nick Jr UK No Kids 11171H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 26/10/22
109 11307 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 2104 SD 2104 Clear 5 STAR
(UK)
No Entertainment 10964H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 29/09/22, reappeared 04/10/22 30/11/22
2105 SD 2105 5 SELECT
2106 SD 2106 5 STAR +1
100 11627V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 6733 SD 6733 Encrypted NickToons UK No Kids 11171H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 26/10/22

UHD channels

Note: UHD channels are blocked from searching on Sky and Freesat boxes.
On non-Sky/Freesat HD satellite receivers, UHD channels may appear as an audio channel with audio only.

Txp Frequency Label SID Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
26 12207 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Encrypted 5337 UHD 5337 BT Sport Ultimate UHD Yes Sports BT Sport Ultimate
(Pub dummy) UHD
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28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 UH1MON UHD HDR 9701 Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(channel 1) UHD HDR
No Sports UHD 1 monitor: 24/7 view of the stream. Does not switch off but not used for public viewing

First appeared 16/12/20

For live HLR broadcasts, mainly EPL, EFL etc, configured HDR, HEVC/UHD DVB Type & 1F
Ultra HD UHDHDR 9821 Yes On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. Channel 1010 on Sky Glass (monitor version) First appeared 18/01/21, moved 12/01/22
9822 No Entertainment Removed from all bouquets on 01/09/22
9823 No Sports
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Ultra HD UHD 9002 Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 2) UHD
Yes Sports SID is turned on for F1. On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. Channel 1014 on Sky Glass (monitor version)
US2MON UHD 9009 No UHD 2 monitor: 24/7 view of the stream. Does not switch off but not used for public viewing
Ultra HD UHD 9012 Yes (when SID in use) Entertainment On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV
9802 UHD 9802 First appeared 24/11/22
Ultra HD UHD 9833 Yes Sports On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV SID is turned on for Sat Fight Night. First appeared 18/01/21
38 12441 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 Astra UHD Demo UHD 7400 Clear SES 4K demo on a loop (same stream) UHD No Not Sky txp UHD Demo channels with Freesat data attached
7401
SES UHD Demo UHD 7402 SES 4K demo on a loop UHD (different stream)

Other

Txp Frequency Label SID Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
41 10714 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 c4 l SD 9281 Clear Channel 4 (London) SD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment
45 10773 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV1 SD 6306 Clear BBC One (London) SD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment For Enhanced TV content (HbbTV data attached). Linked to Freesat.
46 10788 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV5 SD 10321 Clear BBC One (West Midlands) SD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment For Enhanced TV content. Linked to Freesat.
47 10803 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV2 🔊 6407 Clear BBC Radio 1 🔊 (same stream as main channel) No News For Enhanced TV content, HbbTV data attached. Linked to Freesat.
48 10818 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV6 SD 10371 Clear BBC One (South) SD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment For Enhanced TV content. Linked to Freesat.
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 6945 HD 6945 Clear BBC One HD (same stream as main channel) Yes Entertainment Linked to Freesat, previously used for Red Button tests EPG data is for BBC One London. EPG first appeared 14/04/22
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55251 SD 55251 Encrypted BT Sport 1 SD (same stream as main channel) No Sports
50368 SD 55252
50342 SD 55261 BT Sport 3 SD (same stream as main channel)
50343 SD 55262
55265 SD 55265 BT Sport Mosaic SD (occasionally) For Amazon Prime On commercial bouquets without channel number
113 11386 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 BT Sport 8 HD 53715 Encrypted BT Sport 8 HD (occasionally) Yes Sports First appeared 21/09/22, DVB Type &89
BT Sport 9 HD 53720 BT Sport 9 HD (occasionally)
BT Sport 10 HD 53793 BT Sport 10 HD (occasionally) First appeared 10-11/11/21, DVB Type &89
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50662 HD 50662 Encrypted BT Sport 1 HD (same stream as main channel) Yes Sports
50663 HD 50663
BT Sport 5 HD 50666 BT Sport 5 HD (occasionally) First appeared 10-11/11/21, DVB Type &89
BT Sport 6 HD 50670 BT Sport 6 HD (occasionally) First appeared 21/09/22, DVB Type &89
BT Sport 7 HD 59675 BT Sport 7 HD (occasionally)
50682 HD 50682 BT Sport 3 HD (same stream as main channel) No
50683 HD 50683
115 11426 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 BBC NDRA 🔊 10580 Clear BBC National DAB multiplex, 12B 🔊 No Not Sky txp ETI distribution for the BBC DAB Mux Freesat transponder. Also on Eutelsat 9B, 12092 H
D1 DAB 🔊 10585 Digital One National DAB multiplex 🔊 (Arqiva, 11D) No ETI distribution for the two commercial DAB Muxes
SDL nATL 🔊 10590 SDL National DAB multiplex, 11A 🔊 No
talkSPORT Dist 🔊 10595 talkSPORT 🔊 No Talksport AM distribution
TRP 1 HD 10600 Encrypted The Racing Partnership HD No Channel for Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs) in UK/Ireland Only broadcasts occasionally
99 11611 H DVB-S QPSK 15.480 5/6 ITV1 SD 8274 Encrypted ITV1 Tyne Tees SD Yes Entertainment Feed of D3&D4 Freeview services for relay transmitters in the North East, following the Bilsdale mast fire, to be replaced in early spring 2023 First appeared 15/06/22
ITV3 SD 8294 ITV3 SD
ITV2 SD 8325 ITV2 SD
ITV4 SD 8330 ITV4 SD
ITV1 +1 SD 8374 ITV1 +1
(Tyne Tees) SD
Channel 4 SD 8384 Channel 4
(North) SD
Film4 SD 8385 Film4
(UK) SD
Movies
More 4 SD 8442 More4
(UK)

SD

Entertainment
E4 SD 8448 E4
(UK) SD
Channel 4 +1 SD 8452 Channel 4 +1 SD
(North)
E4+1 SD 8458 E4 +1
(UK)

SD

Channel 5 SD 8500 Channel 5 SD
Freeview Data 8600 Data No
Accessible TV Guide Data 8601 Data Yes
("Accessible TV Guide")
16 12012 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 H1Test HD RedButton 9008 Encrypted Sky Sports News RedButton (UK) HD (same stream as main channel) No Sports Interactive Red Button test channel Configured as HD TV, Red Button prompt launches Eurosport-branded app (error message saying content is currently unavailable).
19 12070 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 SNR 🔊 5006 Clear Sky News Radio 🔊
(on top of the hour)
No Sky Help Sky News Radio feed
(160kbps)
Broadcasts news headlines at the top of every hour, then silent with periodic beeps for the rest of the hour.
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 S2Test SD 5308 Encrypted Sky Sports Football (UK) SD (same stream as main channel) No Sports Configured as interactive data channel (0x82). Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes due to DVB type. (Returns "No Signal" message)
S1Test SD 5309 Sky Sports News (UK) SD (same stream as main channel) Interactive Red Button test channel Configured as SD TV, last used to test Sky Sports Recap.
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 RB HD 1641 Encrypted Sky Sports Premier League UK HD No Sports First appeared 05/05/21 Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) PPV test
4567 HD 4567 Clear Sky Intro HD (same stream as main channel) No Specialist
1224 HD HDR 5224 Encrypted Sky Sports Premier League UK HD HDR (same stream as RB) Yes Sports HDR Broadcast First appeared 16/12/20, Now/Next channel data shows 'This is a Test Channel'
SNR 🔊 5259 Clear Sky News Radio 🔊
(on top of the hour)
No Radio Also on 12070 H DVB type 2, First appeared 12/02/21

Broadcasts news headlines at the top of every hour, then silent with periodic beeps for the rest of the hour.
(no name) HD (no SID) Clear Sky AdSmart HD No N/A Sky AdSmart download feed H264 mode, PIDs: 2553/2552 AC3 (need to be entered manually, hidden channel)
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 1163 HD 1163 Encrypted Upgrade screen HD No Sports Pub Unknown channel (eir Sports1 logo) HD First appeared 10/03/22

Not broadcasting

These channels are not broadcasting and are not shown on the EPG in any region. This channels occupy a channel space in a frequency.

Txp Frequency Label SID Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 6997 HD 6997 Clear No signal No unknown DVB Type &82, Hbb data only First appeared 30/05/22
56 10936 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 e4 SD 9208 No signal No Entertainment Was previously showing E4 (UK)
109 11307 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 2102 SD 7710 Clear No signal No Entertainment Left over from transponder move (5 USA) Moved 29/11/22
2103 SD 7711 Left over from transponder move (5 USA +1) Moved 29/11/22
2107 SD 7720 Left over from transponder move (Channel 5 +1) Moved 28/11/22
2108 HD 7750 Left over from transponder move (Channel 5 HD) Moved 28/11/22
2109 SD 7760 Left over from transponder move (5 Action) Moved 29/11/22
112 11344V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55280 SD 55280 Clear No signal No Music Intended for TP move of Now 80s but never used First appeared 24/10/22
115 11426 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 SlateB Data Clear SlateB Data No Freesat txp For closure of BBC SD channels in late 2023. Displays text:

"Sorry, your satellite set-top box is not capable of receiving high definition services.

The BBC is making all of its services available on satellite. As a result, standard definition (SD) services will be closing.

From early 2023, the SD versions of BBC channels will not carry local programming from your area. And later in the year, SD versions of BBC channels on satellite will close entirely.

To continue to be able to view BBC services, you need to upgrade to high definition-capable equipment.

For more information, go to www.hdsatelliteupgrade.co.uk".

SlateA Data SlateA Data Displays text:

"Good news!

You do not need to make any changes to continue viewing BBC services on this equipment.

We would recommend separately checking all satellite reception equipment you use by tuning to channel 799".

SlateC Data SlateC Data Displays text:

"Good news, BBC One HD is now available in HD for your local news region. Please tune to channel 101 to watch BBC One HD".

3 11758 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 3100 HD 3100 No signal No Documentaries SID previously used for Sky Ocean Rescue popup channel on 12324V; closed, relabelled and moved First noticed/appeared 03/11/17
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 1051 Data 1051 No Sky Help Home transponder
12 11934 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 ___4109 Data 47000 No signal No Sky Info Test EPG markers
___4110 Data 48000
(sub b+1000) Data 49000
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 5503 SD 5503 No signal No Entertainment Leftover label? Used to carry colour bars followed by Sky Sports Golf Ireland for one day before being turned off. First appeared 20/06/18
25 12188 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 BT PPV 2 ROI VCID RedButton 8016 No signal No Sky Help DVB type 0x82. Not tunable with a Sky box
BT PPV 1 ROI VCID RedButton 8018 No
26 12207 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 928 UHD 928 Encrypted No signal No Unknown First appeared 27/07/22
931 UHD 931 No signal No
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5047 HD 5047 Encrypted No signal No Sports Was Prime Video HD (Sky channel 438 on commercial EPGs) Removed 22/11/21, relabelled 06/12/21
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 SkySpBoxOffHD HD 1035 Encrypted No signal No Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 492) Removed 21/11/22

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