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Saturday, March 15th 2014

Sky is the top choice for pay TV in the UK, offering more channels than any other provider you care to name, widespread availability and competitive pricing.

From entertainment and kids, to news, documentaries, sports and much, much more, Sky really has got every genre covered. So exactly what channels do you get? Check out the full line up below and find out if Sky TV is available in your area.

Free-to-air Sky channels

A good majority of the channels on offer from Sky (around 240) are free-to-air. These channels are included as standard, and are available across all the Sky bundles, from Sky Entertainment through to the largest Sky TV bundle. If you’re interested in learning more about all the Sky television packs on offer, and what you get with each one, take a look below. We’ve included short reviews of each of the three core TV packages, along with links to more extensive reviews.

Sky Entertainment

As the starter level TV pack, this has the smallest number of channels out of the three television packages. Currently, there are 309 TV channels available (including the free-to-air options) and 13 high definition channels. Our review can tell you more about the Sky Entertainment pack.

Sky Entertainment Extra

The middle child of the Sky television packages, Sky Entertainment Extra comes with 372 TV channels and an extra 11 high definition channels. It’s more expensive than the standard Sky Entertainment pack, but the extra channels can make all the difference, especially when those extra channels are some of your favourites. Our review can tell you much more about the Sky Entertainment Extra pack.

Sky Entertainment Extra+

If you want the largest range of channels that Sky has to offer (without the Sky Sports and Sky Movies options), you should take a look at the Sky Entertainment Extra+ pack. It comes with a huge 406 channels, and even better, it also boasts over 50 high definition channels and even a 3D channel for those with the latest in television technology. This package is the most expensive of the three packs, but has the largest range of channels. If you want to increase this pack even further, you can add Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels.

Conclusion

Sky has one of the largest selections of channels from any UK TV provider. Its satellite distribution means that the majority of people can get its TV service too – you don’t need to rely on the rollout of underground cables. Our comparison page can tell you what Sky TV packs are on offer, along with what deals are currently underway on the provider’s plans.

Complete channel list

Use the dropdown menus below to check what channels Sky offers across each genre. You’ll get some entertainment channels as standard when joining Sky (including Sky Atlantic) and you can personalise the line up by choosing a Sky Bundle or adding extras like Sky Movies, Sky Sports or BT Sport.

 Original BundleFamily BundleComplete Bundle
Entertainment
4seven
BBC One
BBC Two
ITV
Channel 4
Channel 5
G.O.L.D
BBC Three
BBC Three HD
Sky2
Sky LivingIt
Challenge
Comedy Central Extra
S4/C
More4
Channel 4 HD
BBC One HD
DMAX
CBS Reality
CBS Action
CBS Drama
E!
PICK TV
Quest
Sony Entertainment Television
Drama
BBC Alba
BBC Two HD
Sky1
Sky Living
Sky Atlantic
5USA
5*
ITV HD
True Entertainment
FOX
Sumo TV
Syfy
E4
My Channel
Universal Channel
Comedy Central
ITV2
ITV3
Dave
Watch
ITV4
alibi
Really
Lifetime
Sky1 HD 
Sky Living HD 
Sky Atlantic HD 
Watch HD 
Dave HD 
Comedy Central HD 
Universal Channel HD 
Syfy HD 
ITV2 HD 
ITV3 HD 
ITV4 HD 
FOX HD 
E4 HD 
Channel 5 HD 
Sky 3D 
Lifetime HD  
Lifestyle
Sky Arts 1
Sky Arts 2
Home
Travel Channel
Style
Discovery Home & Health
Food Network
Discovery Travel & Living
Wedding TV
?TV
Luxury Life
Horse & Country
The Active Channel
Fitness TV
Good Food
Holiday+Cruise
Sky Arts 1 HD 
Sky Arts 2 HD 
Good Food HD 
Movies
Men&Movies
Film4
TCM
TCM 2
Horror Channel
True Movies 1
True Movies 2
Sony Movie Channel
Movies4Men
Movies 24
Sky Movies Premiere HD  
Sky Movies Showcase HD  
Sky Movies Greats HD  
Sky Movies Disney HD  
Sky Movies Family HD  
Sky Movies Action & Adventure HD  
Sky Movies Comedy HD  
Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD  
Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD  
Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror HD  
Sky Movies Select HD  
Sky Movies Premiere  
Sky Movies Showcase  
Sky Movies Greats  
Sky Movies Disney  
Sky Movies Family  
Sky Movies Action & Adventure  
Sky Movies Comedy  
Sky Movies Crime & Thriller  
Sky Movies Drama & Romance  
Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror  
Sky Movies Select  
Sports
Motors TV
LFC TV
Sky Sports News HD 
British Eurosport 2 HD 
British Eurosport 
Eurosport HD 
At The Races 
Extreme Sports Channel 
Sky Sports News 
Trace Sports 
British Eurosport 2 
Sky Sports 1 HD  
Sky Sports 2 HD  
Sky Sports 3 HD  
Sky Sports 4 HD  
Sky Sports F1 HD  
Sky Sports 1  
Sky Sports 2  
Sky Sports 3  
Sky Sports 4  
Sky Sports F1  
Factual
BBC Four
BBC Four HD
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Shed
bio. 
PBS 
Discovery Channel HD 
Discovery History 
Discovery Turbo 
Discovery Science 
Animal Planet HD 
National Geographic Channel HD 
Nat Geo Wild HD 
History HD 
H2 
Eden HD 
Blighty 
Discovery Channel 
Yesterday 
National Geographic Channel 
Nat Geo Wild 
History 
Investigation Discovery 
Crime & Investigation Network 
Crime & Investigation Network HD 
Eden 
Animal Planet 
Kids
Boomerang
CBBC
CBBC HD
CBeebies
CBeebies HD
POP
Tiny Pop
CITV
Pop Girl
Kix!
Cartoon Network HD 
Cartoon Network Too 
Nickelodeon HD 
Nicktoons 
Disney XD HD 
Disney Channel HD 
Disney Junior 
Nick Jr. 
Cartoonito 
Nick Jr. 2 
Disney XD 
BabyTV 
Disney Channel 
Nickelodeon 
Cartoon Network 
Music
MTV
Viva
Kiss
Magic
Chart Show TV
The Vault
Flava
Vintage TV
Channel AKA
Starz TV
Bliss
Scuzz
Dance Nation TV
Greatest Hits TV
BuzMuzik
Clubland TV
Massive R&B
MTV HD 
MTV Music 
MTV Base 
MTV Hits 
MTV Dance 
MTV Rocks 
MTV Classic 
VH1 
MTV Live HD 
The Box 
4Music 
Smash Hits! 
Q 
Kerrang! 
Shopping
QVC
JML Direct
Argos TV
TV Shop
Ideal World
Price Drop
Pitch TV
Retail TV
High Street TV
Best Direct
Jewellery Channel
Ideal Extra
Gems TV
JML Home & DIY
Bid TV
Jewellery Maker
Gems TV Extra
Pitch World
QVC Beauty
PaversShoes.tv
Thane Direct
V Channel
Speed Auction
Rocks & Co 1
JML Cookshop
Ideal & More
Create and Craft
Celebrity Shop
The Dept Store
News
Bloomberg Television
BBC News
BBC Parliament
CNBC Europe
CNN International
NHK World HD
Euronews
CCTV News
RT HD
France 24 English
Sky News
RT
Community Channel
BBC News HD
Sky News HD 
Fox News Channel 
International
BEN
Propeller
Vox Africa
The Africa Channel
Al Jazeera English
CNC World
TVC News
B4U Music
STAR Life OK
STAR Plus
Phoenix CNE
Bangla TV
MTA Muslim TV
Zing
PTV Prime
MATV National
UMP Movies
Lamhe
TV5MONDE
Record TV
DM Digital
Hidayat TV
ARY Qtv
Venus TV
ARY News
STAR Gold
PTV Global
Islam Channel
Channel S
SAB TV
Noor TV
Peace TV
Music India
Al Jazeera Children's Channel
IQRA TV
ATN Bangla
Ummah Channel
Colors
Sunrise TV
Rishtey
Glory TV
Brit Asia TV
Channel 9 UK
Ahlebait TV
Madani Channel
Sikh Channel
Peace TV Urdu
Ahlulbayt TV
UCTV
Channel i
Takbeer TV
Sangat TV
Aastha TV
9XM
NTV
Sky News Arabia
NDTV 24x7 
ABP News 
Religion
Open Heaven TV
God TV
Revelation
TBN Europe
Daystar
UCB TV
Loveworld TV
Inspiration
Gospel Channel
EWTN TV
The Word Network
Faith World TV
KICC TV
Believe TV
Olive TV
Praise TV
SonLife Broadcasting Network
Gaming
BET
Sky Poker
Super Casino
Smart Live
Specialist
Showcase TV
Showcase 2
Controversial TV
Information TV
Renault TV
Psychic Line
Psychic Today
Adult
Dating Channel
GayXchange
Gay Network
Chat Box
PlayboyTV Chat
Babestation
Get Lucky TV
Lucky Star
Red Light 1
UK Swingers
Flirt TV 2
xxXpanded TV
Red Light 3
Red Light 4
Babe Guide
Northern Birds
Essex Babes
Elite TV
Storm
SportxxxGirls
Elite TV 3
LivexxxBabes
Radio
Absolute Classic Rock
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 5 Live
Classic FM
talkSPORT
Capital FM
Planet Rock
Heart
LBC 97.3
Xfm
Choice FM
BBC World Service
BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Wales
BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Asian Network
BBC Radio 6 Music
Gold
WRN Radio
Premier Christian Radio
LBC 1152 News
UCB UK
Smooth Radio
Solar Radio
Panjab Radio
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Sunrise Radio
UCB Bible
UCB Gospel
UCB Inspiration
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
BBC Radio 4 LW
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
Real Radio Wales
Sukh Sagar
Khushkhabri
BBC London 94.9
BBC Radio Cymru
Calvary Radio
Family Radio
RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ 2FM
RTÉ Lyric FM
RTÉ na Gaeltachta
Desi Radio
Kismat Radio
Amrit Bani
Chill
Magic
Shop Radio
Spectrum Radio
Liberty Radio
Punjabi Radio
Insight Radio
Absolute 80s
Absolute Radio
Jazz FM
Absolute Radio 90s
Kanshiradio
Record Radio
Rainbow Radio
Yorkshire Radio
Newstalk
BFBS Radio
UCB Ireland
Standalone*
MUTV
Premier Sports
+1 channels
Sky Living +1
Comedy Central +1
ITV +1
G.O.L.D +1
Channel 4 +1
E4 +1
More4 +1
DMAX +1
CBS Reality +1
Universal Channel +1
PICK TV +1
Watch +1
Dave ja vu
Comedy Central Extra +1
MTV +1
Challenge +1
FOX +
Quest +1
Sky1 +1
Sky Atlantic +1
5USA +1
Channel 5 +24
Channel 5 +1
ITV2 +1
ITV3 +1
Sony Entertainment Television +1
Men&Movies +1
BET +1
Syfy +1
DMAX +2
alibi +1
Lifetime +1
5* +1
Sky LivingIt +1
Showcase TV +1
Discovery Real Time +1
Home +1
Good Food +1
Travel Channel +1
Discovery Home & Health +1
Food Network +1
More 4 +2
Film4 +1
Horror Channel +1
Sony Movie Channel +1
Movies4Men +1
Movies 24+
Tiny Pop +1
Pop Girl +1
Discovery Channel +1 
National Geographic Channel +1 
History +1 
Eden +1 
Animal Planet +1 
Yesterday +1 
Discovery Science +1 
Crime & Investigation Network +1 
Discovery History +1 
Nick Replay 
Disney XD +1 
Disney Channel +1 
Disney Junior + 
Boomerang +1 
Nicktoons Replay 
Sky Movies Premiere +1  

*Additional charges apply to standalone channels

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