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List of additional channels and services on Sky (United Kingdom & Ireland)

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Current Sky logo

Sky is the brand name for Sky UK Ltd's digital satellite television service platform, transmitted from the Astra satellites located at 28.2° East. The service is in the main available through subscription packs with additional pay-per-view channels.

This page details the current channels on residential Sky satellite receivers and Sky Glass devices in the UK & Ireland that are not on the main Sky channel lists mentioned above.

Channel format, packs and services

This table shows the colour coding used to show what type of subscription (if any) is needed to view a channel or service.

Pack or service name Description
Free-to-air Free-to-air channels
Free-to-view Free-to-air channels that require a Sky viewing card. Free to view channels may be regionally locked (e.g. London Live is regionally locked to the UK and cannot be viewed in Ireland).
Sky Signature / Sky Ultimate TV Sky's basic pack
Sky HD Required for certain HD channels
(SD channel subscription required as well)
Sky Q Experience / Sky Ultra HDR and Dolby Atmos Sky Q: Required for certain ultra HD channels (SD and HD channel subscription required as well)
Sky Glass: Required for Ultra HD channels and Dolby Atmos
Sky Cinema Required for Sky Cinema channels in HD and SD.
Sky Kids Required for some kids' channels.
Sky Sports Required for Sky Sports channels in both HD and SD.
BT Sport UK only. Required for BT Sport channels in both HD and SD.
Sports Extra Ireland only. Required for BT Sport, Premier Sports channels and BoxNation in both HD and SD.
Premier Sports UK only. Required for Premier Sports channels (including BoxNation).
Premium Required for stand-alone premium channels
Pay-per-view Requires a one-off payment to view an event or programme.
Television X subscription Required for certain adult channels.
Adult & XXX subscription Required for certain adult channels.

Abbreviations

Abbreviation Description
Regions
CI Channel Islands
Eng England (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man unless stated)
GB Great Britain
NI Northern Ireland
Scot Scotland
ScotB ITV region in Scotland (Scotland Border)
ScotNotSB Scotland excluding the ITV region in Scotland (Scotland Border)
Wales Wales
UK /
Flag-gb.png
United Kingdom
Ire /
Flag-ie.png
Ireland (Republic of Ireland)
Other
Flag-gb-ie.png Channel contains different adverts per region or for the UK & Ireland.
340s In Ireland, the SD channel has adverts for Ireland and is put in the 100s.
The HD equivalent with adverts for the UK is put into the 340-349 range.
4:3 SD Channel is broadcast in 4:3 SDTV
SD Channel is broadcast in 16:9 SDTV
HD Channel is broadcast in 1080i/1080p HDTV
UHD Channel is broadcast in ultra high definition.
+1 Channel is a time shift channel of the HD/SD channel.
Time shift channels are broadcast one hour later unless stated.
All time shift channels are broadcast in 16:9 SDTV.
🔊 Audio channel
Sky+HD/Q Sky Q, Sky+ HD, Sky+ and Sky Digiboxes

Channels

Sports (Interactive)

Sky Sports Active channels are not always broadcasting and activated/deactivated as Sky's discretion. Sky Sports Active channels are available via the Red Button on Sky Sports channels. BT Sports Extra channels are available via the Red Button on BT Sport channels.

Sky+HD/Q EPG Sky Glass EPG Region
(UK & Ireland unless stated)
Channel logo Channel name Adverts Notes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Encryption
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 1 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 2 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 3 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 4 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 5 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 6 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 7 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 8 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 9 HD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 1 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 2 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 3 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 4 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 5 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 6 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 7 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 8 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
Sky Sports Active.png Sky Sports Active 9 SD Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Sports
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Extra 1.svg BT Sport Extra 1 HD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Extra 2.svg BT Sport Extra 2 SD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Extra 3.svg BT Sport Extra 3 SD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Extra 4.svg BT Sport Extra 4 SD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Extra 5.svg BT Sport Extra 5 SD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Extra 6.svg BT Sport Extra 6 SD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Mosaic 1.png BT Sport Mosaic 1 SD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Mosaic 2.svg BT Sport Mosaic 2 SD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)
🔴
Red Button
BT Sport Extra 1.svg BT Sport Extra 1 SD BT Group plc (UK) Occasional BT Sport (UK)
BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ire) Sports Extra (Ire)

Ultra HD

Notes:

  • Ultra HD channels may require a subscription based on the content it's broadcasting (e.g. Sports programmes require the Sports pack).
  • Ultra HD channels appear in EPG of subscribers with a detected ultra HD television connected to the Sky Q device and are omitted otherwise.
  • Ultra HD channel numbers cannot be entered into remote.
Sky+HD/Q EPG Sky Glass EPG Region
(UK & Ireland unless stated)
Channel logo Channel name Adverts Notes Owner or parent company Broadcast hours Encryption
Hidden channel number
(on Sky Q boxes that have detected a UHD TV)
UHD (Sky).png Ultra HD UHD SID 9822 Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Q Experience / Sky Ultra HDR and Dolby Atmos
3047 UHD (Sky).png Ultra HD UHD SID 9012 Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Q Experience / Sky Ultra HDR and Dolby Atmos
3051 Sky UHD.png Sky UHD1 UHD SID 9823 Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Q Experience / Sky Ultra HDR and Dolby Atmos
3050 Sky UHD.png Sky UHD1 UHD HDR
SID 9821
Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Q Experience / Sky Ultra HDR and Dolby Atmos
Sky UHD.png Sky UHD2 UHD SID 9002 Sky UK Ltd Occasional Sky Q Experience / Sky Ultra HDR and Dolby Atmos

Catch-up & on-demand

Catch-up and on-demand services are available on Sky+, Sky+ HD, Sky Q and Sky Glass devices. Some content may require an additional or standalone fee.

Region
(UK & Ireland unless stated)
Logo Name Content from Owner or parent company Encryption
Alibi.svg Alibi Alibi UKTV (BBC Studios) Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
UK All 4.svg All4 Channel 4
E4
More4
Film4
Channel Four Television Corporation Free-to-air
Ireland Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q)
UK BBC iPlayer.svg BBC iPlayer BBC One
BBC Two
BBC Three
BBC Four
BBC Scotland
BBC Alba
S4C
BBC News
BBC Parliament
CBBC
CBeebies
BBC (& S4C Authority) Free-to-air
Blaze.svg Blaze Blaze A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) Free-to-air
Boomerang.svg Boomerang Bommerang Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Warner Bros. Discovery) Sky Kids
BSL Zone.png BSL Zone Together TV British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust Free-to-air
UK BT Sport.svg BT Sport BT Sport 1
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 3
BT Sport ESPN
BT Group plc (UK) BT Sport
Ireland BT Group plc (Provided by eir) (Ireland) Sports Extra
Cartoon Network.svg Cartoon Network Cartoon Network Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Warner Bros. Discovery) Sky Kids
Challenge.png Challenge Challenge Sky UK Ltd Free-to-air
UK Channel 5.svg Channel 5 Channel 5
5Select
5Star
5USA
5Action
Paramount Global Free-to-air
Colors.svg Colors Colors Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Viacom/TV18) Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Comedy Central.svg Comedy Central Comedy Central Paramount British Pictures/Sky UK Ltd Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Crime+Investigation.svg Crime + Investigation Crime + Investigation A&E Networks UK (A&E Networks/Sky UK Ltd) Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Discovery Channel UK.svg Discovery Discovery Channel
Investigation Discovery
Animal Planet
Warner Bros. Discovery Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
E!.svg E! E! NBCUniversal International Networks Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Eurosport.svg Eurosport Eurosport 1
Eurosport 2
Discovery Inc Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
UK ITV Hub.svg ITV Hub ITV
UTV
ITV2
ITV3
ITV4
ITVBe
CITV
ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) Free-to-air
MTV.svg MTV MTV Paramount Global Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
National Geographic.svg
National Geographic Wild.svg
National Geographic National Geographic
Nat Geo Wild
NGC-UK Partnership (National Geographic Society/Disney Channels Worldwide) Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Nick Jr..svg Nick Jr. Nick Jr. Nickelodeon UK (Paramount Global/Sky UK Ltd) Sky Kids
Nickelodeon.svg Nickelodeon Nickelodeon Nickelodeon UK (Paramount Global/Sky UK Ltd) Sky Kids
Nicktoons.svg NickToons NickToons Nickelodeon UK (Paramount Global/Sky UK Ltd) Sky Kids
Peacock on Sky.png Peacock Peacock NBCUniversal Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises (NBCUniversal Television and Streaming) Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Pick.svg Pick Pick Sky UK Ltd Free-to-air
Quest.svg
Really.svg
Quest Red.svg
Food Network.svg
DMAX UK.svg
HGTV.svg
Quest
Really
Quest Red
Food Network
DMAX
HGTV
Quest
Really
Quest Red
Food Network
DMAX
HGTV
Warner Bros. Discovery Free-to-air
Ireland RTÉ Player.svg RTÉ Player RTÉ One
RTÉ2
Raidió Teilifís Éireann Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Sky Box Sets.png Sky Box Sets STV (UK)
All4
Channel 5
Sky Channels
UKTV
Comedy Central
E!
Syfy
Discovery
MTV
National Geographic
TLC
Quest
Really
Quest Red
Food Network
DMAX
HGTV
Pick
Challenge
Yesterday
Crime + Investigation
Eden
BSL Zone
Sky UK Ltd & various Free-to-air
(STV (UK),
All4 (UK),
UKTV (Dave)
Channel 5 (UK),
Sky Channels (Sky Arts),
Quest,
Really,
Quest Red,
Food Network,
DMAX,
HGTV,
Pick,
Challenge,
BSL Zone)
Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)

(All4 (Ireland),
Sky Channels (excl. Sky Arts),
UKTV (excl. Dave)
Comedy Central,
E!,
Syfy,
Discovery,
MTV,
National Geographic,
TLC,
Yesterday,
Crime + Investigation,
Eden)
Sky Cinema.svg Sky Cinema Sky Cinema Premiere
Sky Cinema Select
Sky Cinema Hits
Sky Cinema Greats
Sky Cinema Animation
Sky Cinema Family
Sky Cinema Action
Sky Cinema Comedy
Sky Cinema Thriller
Sky Cinema Drama
Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror
Sky UK Ltd Sky Cinema
Sky.svg Sky Channels Sky Showcase
Sky Atlantic
Sky Witness
Sky Max
Sky Comedy
Sky Documentaries
Sky Crime
Sky History
Sky History2
Sky Nature
Sky Arts
Sky Sports Main Event
Sky Sports Premier League
Sky Sports Football
Sky Sports Cricket
Sky Sports Golf
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports Action
Sky Sports NFL
Sky Sports Arena
Sky Sports News
Sky UK Ltd Free-to-air
(Sky Arts, Sky News)
Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)

(Sky Showcase,
Sky Atlantic,
Sky Witness,
Sky Max,
Sky Comedy,
Sky Documentaries,
Sky Crime,
Sky History,
Sky History2,
Sky Nature,
Sky Sports News)
Sky Sports
(Sky Sports Main Event,
Sky Sports Premier League,
Sky Sports Football,
Sky Sports Cricket,
Sky Sports Golf,
Sky Sports F1,
Sky Sports Action,
Sky Sports NFL,
Sky Sports Arena)
Sky Store.svg Sky Store Sky Store Premiere
Sky Store
Sky UK Ltd Premium
Sony Pictures Networks.svg Sony Pictures Networks (Asia) Sony Entertainment Television
Sony Max
Sony SAB
Sony Pictures Networks (Asia) Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Syfy.svg Syfy Syfy Sky UK Ltd Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Ireland TG4.svg TG4 TG4 Teilifís na Gaeilge Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q)
UKTV.png UKTV W
Gold
Alibi
Dave
UKTV (BBC Studios) Free-to-air
(Dave, W)
Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)

(Gold, Alibi)
Utsav Plus.svg
Utsav Bharat.svg
Utsav Utsav Plus
Utsav Bharat
Star India (The Walt Disney Company India) Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Ireland Virgin Media Player.svg Virgin Media Player Virgin Media One
Virgin Media Two
Virgin Media Three
Virgin Media Television Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q)
Zee TV.svg Zee TV Zee TV Zee Entertainment Enterprises Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)

Streaming Apps

Streaming apps are available on Sky Q and Sky Glass only. Some premium services such as Netflix and Disney+ can be included with a subscriber's bill or be standalone services. Apps differ between Sky Q and Sky Glass - for example, ITV Hub and All4 currently appear on Sky Glass only.

Region
(UK & Ireland unless stated)
Logo Name Content from Owner or parent company Encryption
Apple TV+.svg Apple TV+ Apple TV+ Apple, Inc. Premium
UK BBC iPlayer.svg BBC iPlayer BBC One
BBC Two
BBC Three
BBC Four
BBC Scotland
BBC Alba
S4C
BBC News
BBC Parliament
CBBC
CBeebies
BBC Red Button 1 (Sky Q)
BBC Red Button HD (Sky Q, when active)
BBC Red Button 2 (Sky Q, when active)
BBC Red Button 3 (Sky Q, when active)
BBC Red Button 4 (Sky Q, when active)
BBC Red Button 5 (Sky Q, when active)
BBC Red Button 6 (Sky Q, when active)
BBC (& S4C Authority) Free
UK BBC Sounds.svg BBC Sounds All BBC Radio stations BBC Free
Discovery+.svg Discovery+ Discovery Channel
Investigation Discovery
Animal Planet
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo
Discovery History
TLC
Quest
Really
Quest Red
Food Network
DMAX
HGTV
Motortrend
Eurosport 1 (Sky Q)
Eurosport 2 (Sky Q)
Eurosport 3 (Sky Q, when active)
Eurosport 4 (Sky Q, when active)
Eurosport 5 (Sky Q, when active)
Eurosport 6 (Sky Q, when active)
Eurosport UHD (Sky Glass, when active)
Warner Bros. Discovery Free
(for 12 months or 24 months with Sky VIP) (Sky Q)
Premium
(Sky+HD/Q after 12 or 24 months & Sky Glass)
Disney+.svg Disney+ Disney
Pixar
Marvel
Star Wars
National Geographic
Star
Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution Premium
UK
(Sky Glass only)
Global Player.png Global Player Capital
Capital Dance
Capital Xtra
Capital Xtra Reloaded
Classic FM
Gold
Heart
Heart 70s
Heart 80s
Heart 90s
Heart Dance
Heart Xmas
LBC
LBC News
Radio X
Smooth
Smooth Chill
Smooth Country
Numerous Podcasts
Global Free
UK
(Sky Glass only)
Radioplayer.png Radioplayer Over 500 commercial radio channels (excluding BBC radio stations available on other platforms) UK Radioplayer Ltd Free
Netflix.svg Netflix Netflix Netflix Inc. Premium
(Sky Q)
Sky Unlimited TV
(Sky Glass)
Peacock on Sky.png Peacock
(advertised as "Peacock on Sky")
Peacock NBCUniversal Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises (NBCUniversal Television and Streaming) Sky Signature (Sky+HD/Q) /
Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass)
Amazon Prime Video.svg Prime Video Amazon Premium
Red Bull TV.png Red Bull TV Red Bull TV Red Bull GmbH Free
UK
(Sky Q only)
Roku.png Roku Roku Roku, Inc. Premium
(Sky Q only) ROXi.png ROXi Music videos and related content Magic Media Works Ltd Premium
Spotify.png Spotify Audio songs, playlists, podcasts and related content. Spotify Technology S.A. Premium
(Subscription optional)
Free
YouTube.svg YouTube YouTube Google LLC Free
YouTube Kids.svg YouTube Kids YouTube but kid-friendly content Google LLC Free
VEVO.png VEVO Music videos VEVO UK Ltd Free
Xite.png XITE Music videos Derk Nijssen Premium

See also