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Hannah Ricci
Hannah Ricci
Thursday, November 9th 2017

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 more about what Sky has to offer.

Sky TV channel list

The tool below will help you check what channels Sky offers across each category and bundle. 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 Cinema, Sky Sports or BT Sport.

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Sky bundles

Sky Original Bundle

If you don’t want to break the bank, then you may want to go for this bundle. It comes with more than 240 free-to-air channels, 11 HD channels and an extra 35 entertainment channels, including Sky Atlantic. This is the most basic Sky TV package and is ideal for anyone wanting a bit more than the basic Freeview channels.

Best deals on Sky Original Bundle

  • Sky Entertainment

    • 75+ entertainment channels, 11 HD channels
    • 250+ free-to-air channels
    • Comes with Sky Q 1TB box as standard
    £20 set-up cost See Deal
  • Sky Entertainment + Unlimited Broadband

    • 75+ entertainment, 250+ free-to-air channels
    • Pay set-up cost today
    • Pay for calls made
    £29.95 set-up cost includes line rental See Deal

Sky Variety Bundle

With 75 extra channels, and 11 HD channels, the Variety Bundle offers more in the way of documentaries, news, sports, music and kids’ channels, as well as Sky Sports News and the Disney Channel. It’s more expensive than the Original Bundle, but if you are after a bit more selection than the Original Bundle, this could be a good option.

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Sky Box Sets Bundle

If you are sharing a household or living in a big family, then the Box Sets Bundle (previously the Family Bundle) may be the best option. It comes with over 75 extra channels, 50 high definition channels and even a 3D channel for those with the latest technology. You also get access to Sky Box Sets, offering hundreds of complete TV series to enjoy, with new titles added every month.

If you choose a Sky Q TV package, then you will automatically get the Sky Box Sets Bundle as standard with no need to upgrade.

Best deals on Sky Box Sets Bundle

  • Sky Entertainment + HD

    • 75+ entertainment channels, 56 HD channels
    • 250+ free-to-air channels, on-demand shows
    • Sky Q 1TB box
    £20 set-up cost See Deal
  • Sky Entertainment + Box Sets + Unlimited Broadband

    • 75+ entertainment channels, 11 HD channels
    • 250+ free-to-air channels
    • Over 350 TV series to watch on-demand
    £29.95 set-up cost includes line rental See Deal

Sky Cinema Bundle

If you are a film fanatic then you may want to consider the Sky Cinema bundle. Essentially the Original Bundle with Sky Cinema bolted on, you can catch the latest films even before they are out on DVD.

You’ll get access to 11 movie channels with plenty to keep everyone entertained. These include premieres, Sci-Fi, Disney, Family and Action amongst others. Plus with On Demand, you can watch hundreds of films whenever you like.

Sky Sports Bundle

Again based on the Original Bundle, with ten sports channels, this will suit most sports fans. It features Premier League football, domestic and international cricket, US Open tennis and the Heineken Cup. There are also dedicated Formula 1 and golf channels.

Sky Complete Bundle

If you want the largest range of channels and viewing choice that Sky has to offer, you should take a look at the Complete Bundle. Although it is the most expensive bundle, it does include something for all ages and tastes.

You get all the channels included in the Box Sets Bundle (previously the Family Bundle), as well as the ten Sky Sports channels and 11 Sky Cinema channels. You also get Sky On Demand, Sky Box Sets and all catch-up services.

How Sky bundles work

There are a variety of TV bundles available with Sky, each of which can be packaged together with broadband and home phone should you wish.

With a broadband connection you can also enjoy the catch up services on offer from Sky, BBC iPlayer, ITV on demand, 4oD and Demand 5, and with some bundles, you can use the Sky Box Sets and Sky On Demand facility.

With the free Sky Go app, you can also watch your favourite channels on your laptop, phone, or tablet.

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Alternatives to Sky bundles

Now TV

With Now TV, you can watch entertainment, movies and sports channels without being tied to a contract. There’s an option to buy a daily, weekly or monthly pass. These include an Entertainment pass, Cinema pass and a Sports Pass. Sky Atlantic is included in the Entertainment pass. Now TV is also available on EE TV.

Virgin Media TV

With the exception of Sky itself, Virgin Media provides more Sky TV channels than any other provider and is Sky’s main competitor. Virgin offers around 47 Sky channels, including Sky Living, Sky One, Sky News, Sky Arts, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports, as well as hundreds of others, but not Sky Atlantic.

TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk has two TV packages, but Sky TV channels are only available with the premium package – , which comes with seven Sky channels, including Sky One, Sky Living and Sky Sports News.


If you already have a BT TV package with BT Infinity, you can add Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Extra at an additional cost. You can add Sky Cinema to any BT TV package.


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 – 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.

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