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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)


Current Sky logo

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
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
45 10773 H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 6308 HD 6308 Clear No signal No Entertainment For BBC Parliament HD First appeared 09/01/23 (Freesat), start testing 14/02/23, launch 21/02/23
6311 HD 6311 For BBC One North East & Cumbria HD
6331 HD 6331 For BBC One North West HD
6371 HD 6331 For BBC One Yorkshire HD
46 10788 V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 10310 HD 10310 Clear No signal No Entertainment For BBC One Channel Islands HD First appeared 09/01/23 (Freesat), start testing 07/02/23, launch 14/02/23
10329 HD 10329 For BBC Red Button 1 HD
10331 HD 10331 For BBC One West HD
10341 HD 10341 For BBC One South West HD
48 10818 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 10373 HD 10373 Clear BBC One East Yes Entertainment BBC One East HD First appeared 09/01/23 (Freesat), started testing 26/01/23, launches 01/02/23
10374 HD 10374 BBC One East Midlands Yes BBC One East Midlands HD First appeared 09/01/23 (Freesat), started testing 25/01/23, launches 01/02/23
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 6911 HD 6911 Clear No signal No Entertainment For BBC One Yorks & Lincs HD First appeared 09/01/23 (Freesat), launches 07/02/23
6931 HD 6931 For BBC One South East HD First appeared 09/01/23 (Freesat), launches 23/02/23
61 11023 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 8926 HD 8926 Clear No signal No Entertainment For BBC Alba HD First appeared 09/01/23 (Freesat), launch 07/02/23
8927 HD 8927 For BBC Alba HD
(English audio)
8941 HD 8941 For BBC One West Midlands HD
71 11171H DVB-S QPSK DVB-S 22 5/6 51118 HD 51118 Clear WildEarth Yes Documentaries WildEarth HD First appeared 06/11/22, moved 08/12/22. 720p50, video running at about 5.3 mbps
113 11386 H DVB-S2 QPSK 29.5 8/9 53725 HD 53725 Encrypted No signal No Sports For BT Sport HD First appeared 16/01/23
53730 HD 53730 No signal For BT Sport HD
98 11597V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 53555 SD 53555 Clear QTV Religious promo Yes Entertainment For QTV Religious SD First appeared 06/12/22
8 11856V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 1009 HD 1009 Encrypted Upgrade screen Yes Kids For Sky Kids HD First appeared 31/10/22, launches 13/02/23 on Sky channel 609 (curr. Baby TV)
37 12422 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 10329 HD 10329 Clear No signal No Entertainment For BBC Red Button 1 HD First appeared 05/01/23, will move to 10788V, same SID

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 Moving to
(Frequency)
Label SID Encryption Broadcasting EPG data Sky genre Moving from
(Frequency)
Date first appeared Date moving
48 10818 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 10355 HD 10355 Clear BBC Scotland HD No Entertainment 11023 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 26/01/23
10364 HD 10364 BBC Two Wales HD 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4
10365 HD 10365 BBC Four HD 11023 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4
10366 HD 10366 CBeebies HD Kids
50 10847 V DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 6985 🔊 6985 Clear BBC Radio Scotland No Radio 10788V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 11/01/23
6986 🔊 6986 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal
6987 🔊 6987 BBC Radio Wales
61 11023 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23 3/4 8961 🔊 8961 BBC Radio 1 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6
8962 🔊 8962 BBC Radio 2
8963 🔊 8963 BBC Radio 3 10788V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6
8964 🔊 8964 BBC Radio 4 FM
8965 🔊 8965 BBC Radio 5 Live 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6
8966 🔊 8966 BBC Asian Network
37 12422 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 6412 SD 6412 Clear BBC Two No Entertainment 10773H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 05/01/23 14/02/23
6414 SD 6414 BBC Four 10773H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 07/02/23
6415 SD 6415 BBC Scotland 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 21/02/23
6416 SD 6416 BBC Alba 14/02/23
6418 SD 6418 BBC Parliament News 10788V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 01/02/23
6419 SD 6419 BBC Red Button 1 Entertainment 10773H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 14/02/23
6426 SD 6426 BBC One Nightlight (same stream as main channel) SD Entertainment For BBC One East and East Midlands Nightlight service 16/01/23 01/02/23
6427 SD 6427
6431 🔊 6431 BBC Radio 1 Radio 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 05/01/23 21/02/23
6432 🔊 6432 BBC Radio 2
6433 🔊 6433 BBC Radio 3 10788V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 07/02/23
6434 🔊 6434 BBC Radio 4 FM
6435 🔊 6435 BBC Radio 5 Live 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 21/02/23
6436 🔊 6436 BBC Radio 6 Music 10788V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 07/02/23
6437 🔊 6437 BBC Radio 4 LW
6438 🔊 6438 BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 21/02/23
6439 🔊 6439 BBC Radio 4 Extra 10788V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 07/02/23
6440 🔊 6440 BBC Radio 1Xtra 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 21/02/23
6444 SD 6444 CBeebies Kids 10773H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 /02/23
6446 SD 6446 BBC Alba (English audio) Entertainment 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 21/02/23
6480 🔊 6480 BBC World Service English Radio 10788V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 07/02/23
6481 🔊 6481 BBC Radio Wales
6482 🔊 6482 BBC Radio Cymru
6483 🔊 6483 BBC Radio Cymru 2 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 21/02/23
6484 🔊 6484 BBC Radio Scotland 10788V DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 07/02/23
6485 🔊 6485 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal
6486 🔊 6486 BBC Radio Ulster
6487 🔊 6487 BBC Radio Foyle
6488 🔊 6488 BBC Radio London 10803H DVB-S QPSK 22 5/6 21/02/23
6490 🔊 6490 BBC Asian Network

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
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 On EPG with hidden channel number on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV.
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.
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.
26 12207 V DVB-S2 8PSK 27.5 2/3 PrimeVideo1HD HD 1007 Encrypted You cannot order {programme name} as it has already started No Sports Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 495 on commercial EPGs) Removed 28/11/22.
Programme name depends on what the last programme is being watched on the EPG.
PrimeVideo2HD HD 1008 You cannot order {programme name} as it has already started Ex EPG label (was Sky channel 496 on commercial EPGs)
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 (test card?) 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
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)
115 11426 H DVB-S QPSK 27.5 2/3 SlateB Data Clear SlateB Data No Freesat txp BBC Information Channel on channel 799 on Freesat.
Information on 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 BBC Channel moved slate on Channel 106 on Freesat. 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 25/01/23

See also

UK & Ireland

UK only

Ireland only

Radio

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