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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.
Blank screen 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 Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks
101 11641 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 7100 7100 HD Clear Phoenix CNE Yes International Phoenix CNE HD First appeared 05/08/21, tested on 20/08/21 and since 23/08/21
7101 7101 HD Encrypted Technical fault 14 No International Yanga! HD First appeared 12/08/21, added to test EPG
21 12110 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5250 5250 HD Clear No signal No Entertainment For Channel 4 HD region First appeared 16/08/21. Launch 10/21/21
24 12168 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5213 5213 No signal No For Channel 4 HD region
5249 5249 No signal No For Channel 4 HD region
27 12226 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5047 5047 HD Clear No signal No Sports For Freesports Ireland? First appeared 19/08/21
5248 5248 HD Clear No signal No Entertainment For Channel 4 HD region First appeared 16/08/21. Launch 10/21/21
34 12363 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 5202 5202 No signal No For Channel 4 HD region
5246 5246 No signal No For Channel 4 HD region

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 Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Moving from Date first appeared Date moving
65 11082 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 50365 50365 SD Clear Live 360 No Entertainment 11.553H 22/09/21 29/09/21
97 11582 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 52160 52160 SD Clear Celebration TV No Religion 11.553H 22/09/21 29/09/21

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 Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
3 11758 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Ultra HD 9000 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 1)
Yes Sports SID is turned on for general Sky Sports UHD broadcasts. On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes. (Returns "No Signal" message)

DVB Type 31 (&1F)

US1MON 9006 No UHD 1 monitor: 24/7 view of the stream. Does not switch off but not used for public viewing
Ultra HD 9051 Yes SID is typically turned on for non-Sky Sports programmes / Eurosport UHD. On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV
9501 9501 Yes (when SID in use) Additional SID for Sky Ultra HD channel 1
Ultra HD 9813 No signal No Additional SID for Sky Ultra HD channel 1 First appeared 18/01/21
Ultra HD 9821 Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 1).
Yes On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. 9821 used for HDR broadcasts. EPG matching to SID 5224 (HD). 9822 was used for UHD coverage of Tokyo 2020 Olympics. First appeared 18/01/21
9822 Entertainment
9823 Yes (when SID is in use) Sports
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 UH1MON 9701 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD (channel 3) 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 9801 Yes (when SID in use) Sports Sky HDR, On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. First appeared 18/01/21
9802 Entertainment
9803 Sports
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Ultra HD 9002 UHD Encrypted Sky Ultra HD
(Channel 2)
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 Cannot be manually tuned in on Sky boxes (returns "No Signal" message)
US2MON 9009 No UHD 2 monitor: 24/7 view of the stream. Does not switch off but not used for public viewing
Ultra HD 9012 Yes (when SID in use) On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV
9833 Yes First appeared 18/01/21
38 12441 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 Astra UHD Demo 7400 UHD Clear SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop 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)
Astra UHD Demo 7401 SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop (same stream as main channel)
SES UHD Demo 7402 SES 4K/UHD demo on a loop (different stream)

Other

Txp Frequency Label SID Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
41 10714 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 c4 l 9281 SD Clear Channel 4 (London) (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment
45 10773 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 ETV1 6306 SD Clear BBC One (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 10321 SD Clear BBC One (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 Radio 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 10371 SD Clear BBC One (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 6945 HD Clear BBC One HD (same stream as main channel) No Entertainment Linked to Freesat
71 11171 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 A1TV 51117 SD Clear A1 TV Yes Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 759) Removed 25/09/21
109 11306 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 ITV 8274 SD Clear ITV Tyne Tees Yes Feed for relay transmitters in the North East, following the Bilsdale mast fire First appeared 14/08/21
ITV3 8294 ITV 3
ITV2 8325 ITV 2
ITV4 8330 ITV 4
ITV 8274 ITV Tyne Tees
ITV +1 8374 ITV Tyne Tees +1
Channel 4 8384 Channel 4 North
Film4 8385 Film 4 UK
More 4 8442 More 4 UK
E4 8448 E4 UK
Channel 4+1 8452 Channel 4 North +1
E4+1 8458 E4 UK +1
Channel 5 8500 Channel 5
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55251 55251 SD Encrypted BT Sport 1 (same stream as main channel) No Sports
50368 55252
50342 55261 BT Sport 3 (same stream as main channel)
50343 55262
55296 55296 Clear S4C (same stream as main channel) Entertainment First appeared 05/08/21
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50662 50662 HD Encrypted BT Sport 1 HD (same stream as main channel) No Sports
50663 50663
50682 50682 BT Sport 3 HD (same stream as main channel) No
50683 50683
115 11426 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 D1 DAB 10585 Data Clear Digital One DAB multiplex (Arqiva) No Not Sky txp ETI distribution for the two commercial DAB Muxes Freesat transponder. Also on Eutelsat 9B, 12092 H
SDL nATL 10590 SDL national DAB multiplex No
talkSPORT Dist 10595 Radio talkSPORT No Talksport AM distribution
TRP 1 10600 HD Encrypted The Racing Partnership No Channel for Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs) in UK/Ireland Only broadcasts occasionally.
116 11426 V DVB-S2 8PSK 29.5 8/9 52566 52566 HD Clear S4C HD (same stream as main channel) Entertainment First appeared 05/08/21
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 (no label) (no SID) HD Clear Sky AdSmart 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 9008 HD Encrypted Sky Sports News (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 Radio Clear Sky News Radio
(on top of the hour)
No Sky Help Sky News Radio feed
(160kbps)
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 S2Test 5308 SD Encrypted Sky Sports Football (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 5309 Sky Sports News (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 1224 5224 HD Encrypted Sky UHD1 (HD simulcast) Yes Sports HDR Broadcast, EPG matching Sky UHD1 (SID 9821) First appeared 16/12/20
SNR 5259 Radio Clear Sky News Radio
(on top of the hour)
No Radio Transponder move from 12070 H? DVB type 2, First appeared 12/02/21
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 4567 4567 HD 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 Definition Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks / Launch details
56 10936 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 e4 9208 SD No signal No Entertainment Was previously showing E4 (UK)
3 11758 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 3100 3100 HD 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 1051 Data Data-only label No Sky Help Home transponder
12 11934 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 ___4109 47000 SD No signal No Sky Info Test EPG markers
___4110 48000
(sub b+1000) 49000
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 5503 5503 SD 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 8016 Data Red Button No signal No Sky Help DVB type 0x82. Not tunable with a Sky box
BT PPV 1 ROI VCID 8018 No signal No
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 PPV 1640 HD No signal Yes News For Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) PPV Former SN Floyd Trial, renamed 22/04/21, added to 1012 in test region. Sky One EPG data.
RB 1641 HD Encrypted No signal Yes Sports First appeared 05/05/21, Now/Next channel data shows 'SOIP PPV Test'
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 PrimeVideo HD 5231 HD No signal No Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 437 on commercial boxes) Removed 08/12/20

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