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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

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
48 10818 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 10373 SD 10373 Clear BBC Three Promo (from 19:00-04:30) Yes Entertainment For BBC Three SD
(Ireland)
First appeared 15/11/21, launches on or before 01/02/22
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 6971 HD 6971 Clear BBC Three Promo (from 19:00-04:30) Yes For BBC Three HD
(Ireland)
First appeared 15/11/21, launches on or before 01/02/22
113 11386 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 53710 HD 53710 Clear Colour bars & tone No News For talktv HD First appeared 14/01/22, launches ??/04/22
116 11426V DVB-S2 8PSK 29.5 8/9 52590 HD 52590 Clear Colour bars and tone, showing the time at the bottom of the screen No News For unknown channel HD First appeared 17/01/22
21 12110 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5250 HD 5250 Clear No signal No Entertainment For Channel 4 region HD First appeared 16/08/21
24 12168 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 2854 HD 2854 Encrypted Eurosport 3 Yes Sports For Winter Olympics coverage HD First appeared 06/01/22, launches 02/02/22-22/02/22 (982)
5213 HD 5213 Clear No signal No Entertainment For Channel 4 region HD First appeared 16/08/21
5249 HD 5249 No signal No For Channel 4 region HD
27 12226 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 2855 HD 2855 Encrypted Eurosport 4 Yes Sports For Winter Olympics coverage HD First appeared 06/01/22, launches 02/02/22-22/02/22 (983)
5246 HD 5246 Clear No signal No Entertainment For Channel 4 region HD First appeared 16/08/21
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5047 HD 5047 Encrypted No signal No Sports For unknown channel HD Was Prime Video HD (Sky channel 438 on commercial EPGs), removed 22/11/21, relabelled 06/12/21
34 12363 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 2856 HD 2856 Encrypted Eurosport 5 Yes Sports For Winter Olympics coverage HD First appeared 06/01/22, launches 02/02/22-22/02/22 (984)
5202 HD 5202 Clear No signal No Entertainment For Channel 4 region HD First appeared 16/08/21
5248 HD 5248 No signal No For Channel 4 region HD

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
56 10936 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 8360 SD 8360 Clear 4Music No Entertainment 11264H 25/01/22

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
3 11758 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Ultra HD UHD 9000 Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(channel 2) UHD
Yes Sports On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. Channel 1012 on Sky Glass. Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes. (Returns "No Signal" message)

DVB Type 31 (&1F)

28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 UH1MON UHD 9701 Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(channel 1 with HDR) UHD
No Sports UHD 3 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, configured HDR, HEVC/UHD DVB Type & 1F. Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes.
Ultra HD UHD 9821 Yes On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. SID 9821 is channel 1010 on Sky Glass (monitor version). First appeared 18/01/21, moved 12/01/22
9822 Entertainment
9823 Yes (when SID is in use) Sports
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Ultra HD UHD 9002 Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 3) UHD
Yes Sports Sky Ultra HD channel 2, SID is turned on for Formula 1 coverage. On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. SID 9002 is channel 1014 on Sky Glass (monitor version). Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes (returns "No Signal" message)
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
9833 Yes Sports 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 Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes (returns "No Signal" message) (Type 31)
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 SD (London) (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment
45 10773 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV1 SD 6306 Clear BBC One SD (London) (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 SD (West Midlands) (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 SD (South) (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) No Entertainment Linked to Freesat
65 11082 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Hillsong SD 50345 Clear Hillsong Channel HD Yes Religion Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 595) Removed 20/01/22
109 11306 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 ITV SD 8274 Clear ITV Tyne Tees SD Yes Feed of D3&D4 Freeview services for relay transmitters in the North East, following the Bilsdale mast fire First appeared 14/08/21
ITV3 SD 8294 ITV3 SD
ITV2 SD 8325 ITV2 SD
ITV4 SD 8330 ITV4 SD
ITV SD 8274 ITV SD
(Tyne Tees)
ITV +1 SD 8374 ITV +1 SD
(Tyne Tees)
Channel 4 SD 8384 Channel 4 SD
(North)
Film4 SD 8385 Film4 SD
(UK)
More 4 SD 8442 More4 SD
(UK)
E4 SD 8448 E4 SD
(UK)
Channel 4 +1 SD 8452 Channel 4 +1 SD
(North)
E4+1 SD 8458 E4 +1 SD
(UK)
Channel 5 SD 8500 Channel 5 SD
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
55296 SD 55296 Clear S4C SD(same stream as main channel) Entertainment First appeared 05/08/21
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50662 HD 50662 Encrypted BT Sport 1 HD (same stream as main channel) No Sports
50663 HD 50663
50682 HD 50682 BT Sport 3 HD (same stream as main channel) No
50683 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.
116 11426 V DVB-S2 8PSK 29.5 8/9 52566 HD 52566 Clear S4C HD (same stream as main channel) No
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 (no label) 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)
16 12012 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 H1Test HD RedButton 9008 Encrypted Sky Sports News HD RedButton (UK) (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 SD (UK) (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 SD (UK) (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 Max HD Yes Sports For Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) PPV First appeared 05/05/21, Now/Next channel data shows 'SOIP PPV Test'
1224 HD HDR 5224 Encrypted Sky Sports Premier League UK HD HDR Yes Sports HDR Broadcast First appeared 16/12/20
SNR 🔊 5259 Clear Sky News Radio 🔊
(on top of the hour)
No Radio Transponder move from 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.
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 SkySp News HD HD 4036 Encrypted Sky Sports News HD (Pub feed) Yes Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 409 on commercial EPGs) Removed 23/11/21
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 4567 HD 4567 Clear Sky Intro HD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment

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
56 10936 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 e4 SD 9208 No signal No Entertainment Was previously showing E4 (UK)
113 11386 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 BTSptBoxOffHD HD 53797 Encrypted No signal No Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 490 in UK) Removed 20/01/22
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 SD 47000 No signal No Sky Info Test EPG markers
___4110 SD 48000
(sub b+1000) SD 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
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 PPV HD 1640 No signal No News For Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) PPV Former SN Floyd Trial, renamed 22/04/21, added to 1012 in test region. Previously had Sky One EPG data.
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 10/01/22, remains in channel table
BTSptBoxOffHD HD 1036 Encrypted No signal No Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 490 in Ireland) Removed 20/01/22

See also

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