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Channels testing & channels not on Sky's EPG (UK & Ireland)

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Main articles:
List of channels on Sky Q (United Kingdom & Ireland),
List of channels on Sky Glass & Sky Stream (United Kingdom & Ireland)


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This page describes channels that use a satellite frequency but are not on Sky's EPG throughout the UK & Ireland. These channels can be manually tuned on a satellite receiver. Some channels may be encrypted and require a Sky Viewing Card and may be region locked to a specific region within the UK and/or Ireland.

Key

Example Description
Broadcasting details
SD HD UHD 4K (etc.) The definition the channel is broadcasting
+1 +2 +24 (etc.) Time shift channel
4:3 Channel is broadcast in 4:3 SDTV and stretched to 16:9 SDTV.
HDR Channel is broadcast with HDR.
Data Data channel. Not viewable on Sky devices.
RedButton Red Button/Interactive channel (generally SD)
πŸ”Š Audio/Radio channel
Upgrade.png On-screen message on Sky devices saying an upgrade to a subscription is required.
NoSignal.png Showing blue screen or black screen (depending on accessibility settings) on Sky Q and a black screen on Sky+HD boxes.
TestCard.png Channel is broadcasting a test card or colour bars.
Lock.png Channel is encrypted
Yes check.svg Yes EPG data is being broadcast
X mark.svg No EPG data is not being broadcast
Additional details
For Ideal World HD New channel name
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
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 / Launch details
111 11344 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 53215 SD 53215 Clear Christmas themed ident animation Yes check.svg Yes Music For Chart Show Retro SD First appeared 05/02/24
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 4002 HD 4002 Lock.png NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Sports For Sky Sports Tennis (time-sharing with other Pub feeds) HD First appeared 04/01/24

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.

Note: Temporary satellite feeds for the likes of raw news and sport feeds that are not in the standard feed frequencies on Astra 28.2Β°E are excluded from this list. Data channels are not viewable on Sky receivers.

Transponder moves

Txp Moving to
(Frequency)
Label SID Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Moving from
(Frequency)
Date first appeared Date moving
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55240 SD 55240 Clear Babestation SD X mark.svg No Adult 11582 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6, SID 52112 13/02/24, started broadcasting 19/02/24 26/02/24
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50600 HD 50600 Clear EarthxTV HD X mark.svg No Entertainment 11671 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3, SID 50260 21/02/24 28/02/24
50605 HD 50605 Lock.png Viaplay Sports 2 HD Sports 11671 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3, SID 50251
34 12363 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 6034 HD 6034 Lock.png TG 4 HD X mark.svg No Entertainment 12110 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3, SID 3276 19/02/24 26/02/24
6074 HD 6074 Sky Sci-Fi HD Movies 12110 H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3, SID 3884

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
28 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 Ultra HD UHDR 9002 Lock.png Sky Ultra HD (channel 2) UHDR Yes check.svg Yes Sports On EPG channel 3051 (hidden) on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. First appeared 09/05/23. Primarily used for F1 coverage
U2MON UHDR 9009 X mark.svg No UHD 2 monitor: 24/7 view of the stream. Does not switch off but not used for public viewing First appeared 09/05/23
Ultra HD UHDR 9012 Yes check.svg Yes Entertainment On EPG channel 3048 (hidden) on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. First appeared 09/05/23. Used for Eurosport 4K
U1MON UHDR 9701 Sky Ultra HD (Channel 1) UHDR X mark.svg 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
Ultra HD UHD 9821 Sky Ultra HD (Channel 1) UHD Yes check.svg Yes On EPG channel 3050 (hidden) on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. First appeared 18/01/21, moved 12/01/22. Primarily used for football & cricket coverage
Ultra HD UHDR 9822 Sky Ultra HD (Channel 1) UHDR Yes check.svg Yes Entertainment On EPG channel 3047 (hidden) on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV. First appeared 12/01/22
9823 Yes check.svg Yes Sports First appeared 18/01/21, moved 12/01/22.
9833 Sky Ultra HD (Channel 2) UHDR Yes check.svg Yes First appeared 09/05/23

Other

Txp Frequency Label SID Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Purpose Remarks
41 10714 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 c4 l SD 9281 Clear Channel 4 (London) SD (same stream as main channel) X mark.svg No Entertainment
46 10788 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 ETV5 HD 10321 Clear BBC One (West) HD (same stream as main channel) X mark.svg No Entertainment For Enhanced TV content. Linked to Freesat.
46 10803 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 BBC ALBA SD 6446 Clear [BBC info card with downtime music] SD X mark.svg No Entertainment Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 169) Removed 25/01/24, used to have English audio
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 ETV4 HD 6945 Clear BBC Two HD (same stream as main channel) Yes check.svg Yes Entertainment Linked to Freesat, previously used for Red Button tests
11023 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 BBC ALBA HD HD 8927 Clear BBC Alba (no audio) HD X mark.svg No Entertainment Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 169) Removed 25/01/24, used to have English audio
112 11344 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 55251 SD 55251 Lock.png TNT Sports 1 SD (same stream as main channel) X mark.svg No Sports
50368 SD 55252
50342 SD 55261 TNT Sports 3 SD (same stream as main channel)
50343 SD 55262
55265 SD 55265 TNT Sports Mosaic SD (occasionally) For Amazon Prime On commercial bouquets without channel number
114 11386 V DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 50662 HD 50662 Lock.png TNT Sports 1 HD (same stream as main channel) X mark.svg No Sports
50663 HD 50663
TNT Sports 5 HD 50666 TNT Sports 5 HD (occasionally) Yes check.svg Yes DVB Type &89 First appeared 10-11/11/21
TNT Sports 6 HD 50670 TNT Sports 6 HD (occasionally) First appeared 21/09/22
TNT Sports 7 HD 59675 TNT Sports 7 HD (occasionally)
50682 HD 50682 TNT Sports 3 HD (same stream as main channel) X mark.svg No
50683 HD 50683
115 11426 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 BBC NDRA πŸ”Š 10580 Clear BBC National DAB multiplex, 12B πŸ”Š X mark.svg No Not Sky txp ETI distribution for the BBC DAB Mux Freesat transponder. Also on Eutelsat 9B, 12092 H
D1 DAB πŸ”Š 10585 Digital One National DAB multiplex πŸ”Š (Arqiva, 11D) X mark.svg No ETI distribution for the two commercial DAB Muxes
SDL nATL πŸ”Š 10590 SDL National DAB multiplex, 11A πŸ”Š X mark.svg No
talkSPORT Dist πŸ”Š 10595 talkSPORT πŸ”Š X mark.svg No Talksport AM distribution
TRP 1 HD 10600 Lock.png The Racing Partnership HD X mark.svg No Channel for Licensed Betting Offices (LBOs) in UK/Ireland Broadcasts occasionally
98 11597 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 TNT Sports 8 HD 53580 Lock.png TNT Sports 8 HD (occasionally) Yes check.svg Yes Sports DVB Type &89 First appeared 21/09/22
TNT Sports 9 HD 53585 TNT Sports 9 HD (occasionally)
TNT Sports 10 HD 53590 TNT Sports 10 HD (occasionally) First appeared 10-11/11/21
16 12012 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 H1test HD RedButton 9008 Lock.png Sky Sports News (UK) HD RedButton (same stream as main channel) X mark.svg 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 27.5 5/6 SNR πŸ”Š 5006 Clear Sky News Radio πŸ”Š
(Broadcasts news headlines at the top of every hour, then silent with periodic beeps for the rest of the hour)
X mark.svg No Sky Help Sky News Radio feed
(160kbps, also on 12246 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3)
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 S2Test SD 5308 Lock.png Sky Sports Football (UK) SD (same stream as main channel) X mark.svg 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 SNR πŸ”Š 5259 Clear Sky News Radio πŸ”Š
(Broadcasts news headlines at the top of every hour, then silent with periodic beeps for the rest of the hour)
X mark.svg No Radio Sky News Radio feed (DVB type 2, also on 12070 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6) First appeared 12/02/21
32 12324 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 RB HD 1641 Clear Sky Intro HD (same stream as main channel) Yes check.svg Yes ('This is HD Test') Sports Storage over Internet Protocol (SoIP) PPV test First appeared 05/05/21
BDL HD 1050 Clear Sky AdSmart HD X mark.svg No N/A Sky AdSmart download feed H264 mode, PIDs: 2553/2552 AC3 (need to be entered manually, hidden channel)

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
46 10788 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 10332 πŸ”Š Clear NoSignal.png X mark.svg No πŸ”Š Left over from transponder move (BBC Radio Cymru) Moved 07/01/24
10336 πŸ”Š Left over from transponder move (BBC Radio 6 Music)
10339 πŸ”Š Left over from transponder move (BBC Radio 4 Extra)
10340 πŸ”Š Left over from transponder move (BBC World Service)
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 6997 HD 6997 Clear NoSignal.png X mark.svg No unknown DVB Type &82, Hbb data only First appeared 30/05/22
53 10891 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 CITV SD 10161 Clear NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Kids Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 612) Sky version. Closed as a linear channel on 01/09/23, removed 04/09/23, stopped broadcasting 04/09/23 at 21:00
56 10936 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 e4 SD 9208 Clear NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Entertainment Was previously showing E4 (UK)
115 11426 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 SlateB Data Data SlateB Data X mark.svg No Freesat txp BBC Information Channel on channel 799 on Freesat.
Information on BBC One HD regions available on Freeview and removal of BBC SD slates on 31 March 2024.
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 BBC Channel moved slate 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". SlateC is still there but no longer in use. It was used for the "Channel Removed" screen on LCN 106 on Freesat but this was deleted.

91 11494 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 Channel 7 SD 22311 Clear TestCard.png (Black screen) Yes check.svg Yes Entertainment Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 181) Removed 13/02/24
103 11671 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 2/3 Iran Int'l HD 50250 Clear NoSignal.png X mark.svg No International Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 793) Full name: Iran International. Removed 06/02/23
3 11758H DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 PrimeVideo1HD HD 5042 Lock.png NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 496 on commercial EPGs) Removed 30/08/23
PrimeVideo2HD HD 6048 NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 497 on commercial EPGs)
4 11778 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 1051 Data 1051 Data NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Sky Help Home transponder
12 11934 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 ___4109 Data 47000 Data NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Sky Info Test EPG markers
___4110 Data 48000
(sub b+1000) Data 49000
22 12129 V DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 25120 SD 50320 Lock.png NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Entertainment Left over from transponder move (Gold Ireland) Moved 16/01/24
25121 SD 50341 NoSignal.png Left over from transponder move (Alibi Ireland)
25122 SD 50355 Clear NoSignal.png Left over from transponder move (W Ireland)
23 12148 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 5/6 5503 SD 5503 ? NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Entertainment Carried 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 ? NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Sky Help DVB type 0x82. Not tunable with a Sky box
BT PPV 1 ROI VCID RedButton 8018 ? X mark.svg No
26 12207 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 555 Data 555 Data NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Unknown DVB-Type &64 First appeared 21/03/23
928 UHD 928 Lock.png NoSignal.png X mark.svg No First appeared 27/07/22
931 UHD 931 NoSignal.png X mark.svg No
29 12266 H DVB-S2 8PSK.5 2/3 5047 HD 5047 Lock.png NoSignal.png X mark.svg No Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 438 on commercial EPGs) Was Prime Video HD. Removed 22/11/21, relabelled 06/12/21

See also

UK & Ireland

UK only

Ireland only

Radio

External Links