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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, as well as 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 more about what Sky has to offer.

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.

Entertainment (51)
4seven
4seven
BBC One
BBC One
BBC Two
BBC Two
ITV
ITV
Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 5
Channel 5
G.O.L.D
G.O.L.D
BBC Three
BBC Three
BBC Three HD
BBC Three HD
Sky2
Sky2
Sky LivingIt
Sky LivingIt
ITV Encore
ITV Encore
Challenge
Challenge
Comedy Central Extra
Comedy Central Extra
S4/C
S4/C
More4
More4
Channel 4 HD
Channel 4 HD
BBC One HD
BBC One HD
DMAX
DMAX
CBS Reality
CBS Reality
CBS Action
CBS Action
CBS Drama
CBS Drama
E!
E!
PICK TV
PICK TV
Quest
Quest
Sony Entertainment Television
Sony Entertainment Television
Drama
Drama
BBC Alba
BBC Alba
BBC Two HD
BBC Two HD
Sky1
Sky1
Sky Living
Sky Living
Sky Atlantic
Sky Atlantic
5USA
5USA
5*
5*
ITV HD
ITV HD
True Entertainment
True Entertainment
FOX
FOX
Sumo TV
Sumo TV
Syfy
Syfy
E4
E4
My Channel
My Channel
Universal Channel
Universal Channel
Comedy Central
Comedy Central
ITV2
ITV2
ITV3
ITV3
Dave
Dave
Watch
Watch
ITV4
ITV4
alibi
alibi
Really
Really
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifestyle (16)
Sky Arts 1
Sky Arts 1
Sky Arts 2
Sky Arts 2
Home
Home
Travel Channel
Travel Channel
Style
Style
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Home & Health
Food Network
Food Network
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Travel & Living
Wedding TV
Wedding TV
?TV
?TV
Luxury Life
Luxury Life
Horse & Country
Horse & Country
The Active Channel
The Active Channel
Fitness TV
Fitness TV
Good Food
Good Food
Holiday+Cruise
Holiday+Cruise
Movies (21)
Men&Movies
Men&Movies
Sky Movies Premiere
Sky Movies Premiere
Film4
Film4
TCM
TCM
TCM +1
TCM +1
Horror Channel
Horror Channel
True Movies 1
True Movies 1
True Movies 2
True Movies 2
Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel
Movies4Men
Movies4Men
Movies 24
Movies 24
Sky Movies Showcase
Sky Movies Showcase
Sky Movies Greats
Sky Movies Greats
Sky Movies Disney
Sky Movies Disney
Sky Movies Family
Sky Movies Family
Sky Movies Action & Adventure
Sky Movies Action & Adventure
Sky Movies Comedy
Sky Movies Comedy
Sky Movies Crime & Thriller
Sky Movies Crime & Thriller
Sky Movies Drama & Romance
Sky Movies Drama & Romance
Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror
Sky Movies Sci-fi & Horror
Sky Movies Select
Sky Movies Select
Sports (14)
Sky Sports 5
Sky Sports 5
Sky Sports News HQ
Sky Sports News HQ
Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports 1
British Eurosport
British Eurosport
Motors TV
Motors TV
At The Races
At The Races
Sky Sports 2
Sky Sports 2
Extreme Sports Channel
Extreme Sports Channel
LFC TV
LFC TV
Sky Sports 3
Sky Sports 3
Sky Sports 4
Sky Sports 4
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports F1
Trace Sports
Trace Sports
British Eurosport 2
British Eurosport 2
Factual (21)
BBC Four
BBC Four
BBC Four HD
BBC Four HD
bio.
bio.
PBS
PBS
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Shed
Discovery Shed
Forces TV
Forces TV
Discovery History
Discovery History
Discovery Turbo
Discovery Turbo
Discovery Science
Discovery Science
H2
H2
Blighty
Blighty
Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel
Yesterday
Yesterday
National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo Wild
History
History
Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery
Crime & Investigation Network
Crime & Investigation Network
Eden
Eden
Animal Planet
Animal Planet
Kids (21)
Cartoon Network Too
Cartoon Network Too
Boomerang
Boomerang
Nicktoons
Nicktoons
Disney Junior
Disney Junior
CBBC
CBBC
CBBC HD
CBBC HD
CBeebies
CBeebies
CBeebies HD
CBeebies HD
Nick Jr.
Nick Jr.
POP
POP
Tiny Pop
Tiny Pop
Cartoonito
Cartoonito
Nick Jr. 2
Nick Jr. 2
CITV
CITV
Disney XD
Disney XD
BabyTV
BabyTV
Pop Girl
Pop Girl
Kix!
Kix!
Disney Channel
Disney Channel
Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
Music (29)
MTV
MTV
MTV Music
MTV Music
MTV Base
MTV Base
MTV Hits
MTV Hits
MTV Dance
MTV Dance
MTV Rocks
MTV Rocks
MTV Classic
MTV Classic
VH1
VH1
Viva
Viva
The Box
The Box
4Music
4Music
Kiss
Kiss
Smash Hits!
Smash Hits!
Magic
Magic
Q
Q
Chart Show TV
Chart Show TV
The Vault
The Vault
Flava
Flava
Kerrang!
Kerrang!
Vintage TV
Vintage TV
Channel AKA
Channel AKA
Starz TV
Starz TV
Bliss
Bliss
Scuzz
Scuzz
Dance Nation TV
Dance Nation TV
Greatest Hits TV
Greatest Hits TV
BuzMuzik
BuzMuzik
Clubland TV
Clubland TV
Massive R&B
Massive R&B
Shopping (29)
QVC
QVC
JML Direct
JML Direct
Argos TV
Argos TV
TV Shop
TV Shop
Ideal World
Ideal World
Price Drop
Price Drop
Pitch TV
Pitch TV
Retail TV
Retail TV
High Street TV
High Street TV
Best Direct
Best Direct
Jewellery Channel
Jewellery Channel
Ideal Extra
Ideal Extra
Gems TV
Gems TV
JML Home & DIY
JML Home & DIY
Bid TV
Bid TV
Jewellery Maker
Jewellery Maker
Gems TV Extra
Gems TV Extra
Pitch World
Pitch World
QVC Beauty
QVC Beauty
PaversShoes.tv
PaversShoes.tv
Thane Direct
Thane Direct
V Channel
V Channel
Speed Auction
Speed Auction
Rocks & Co 1
Rocks & Co 1
JML Cookshop
JML Cookshop
Ideal & More
Ideal & More
Create and Craft
Create and Craft
Celebrity Shop
Celebrity Shop
The Dept Store
The Dept Store
News (15)
Bloomberg Television
Bloomberg Television
BBC News
BBC News
BBC Parliament
BBC Parliament
CNBC Europe
CNBC Europe
CNN International
CNN International
NHK World HD
NHK World HD
Euronews
Euronews
Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel
CCTV News
CCTV News
RT HD
RT HD
France 24 English
France 24 English
Sky News
Sky News
RT
RT
Community Channel
Community Channel
BBC News HD
BBC News HD
International (60)
BEN
BEN
Propeller
Propeller
Vox Africa
Vox Africa
The Africa Channel
The Africa Channel
Nollywood
Nollywood
NDTV 24x7
NDTV 24x7
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
CNC World
CNC World
TVC News
TVC News
B4U Music
B4U Music
STAR Life OK
STAR Life OK
STAR Plus
STAR Plus
Phoenix CNE
Phoenix CNE
Bangla TV
Bangla TV
MTA Muslim TV
MTA Muslim TV
Zing
Zing
PTV Prime
PTV Prime
MATV National
MATV National
UMP Movies
UMP Movies
Lamhe
Lamhe
TV5MONDE
TV5MONDE
Record TV
Record TV
DM Digital
DM Digital
Hidayat TV
Hidayat TV
ARY Qtv
ARY Qtv
Venus TV
Venus TV
ARY News
ARY News
ABP News
ABP News
STAR Gold
STAR Gold
PTV Global
PTV Global
Islam Channel
Islam Channel
Channel S
Channel S
SAB TV
SAB TV
Noor TV
Noor TV
Peace TV
Peace TV
Music India
Music India
Al Jazeera Children's Channel
Al Jazeera Children's Channel
IQRA TV
IQRA TV
ATN Bangla
ATN Bangla
Ummah Channel
Ummah Channel
Colors
Colors
Sunrise TV
Sunrise TV
Rishtey
Rishtey
Glory TV
Glory TV
Brit Asia TV
Brit Asia TV
Channel 9 UK
Channel 9 UK
Ahlebait TV
Ahlebait TV
Madani Channel
Madani Channel
Sikh Channel
Sikh Channel
Peace TV Urdu
Peace TV Urdu
Ahlulbayt TV
Ahlulbayt TV
UCTV
UCTV
Channel i
Channel i
Hum Europe
Hum Europe
Takbeer TV
Takbeer TV
Sangat TV
Sangat TV
Aastha TV
Aastha TV
9XM
9XM
NTV
NTV
Sky News Arabia
Sky News Arabia
Religion (17)
Open Heaven TV
Open Heaven TV
God TV
God TV
Revelation
Revelation
TBN Europe
TBN Europe
Daystar
Daystar
UCB TV
UCB TV
Loveworld TV
Loveworld TV
Inspiration
Inspiration
Gospel Channel
Gospel Channel
EWTN TV
EWTN TV
The Word Network
The Word Network
Faith World TV
Faith World TV
KICC TV
KICC TV
Believe TV
Believe TV
Olive TV
Olive TV
Praise TV
Praise TV
SonLife Broadcasting Network
SonLife Broadcasting Network
Gaming (4)
BET
BET
Sky Poker
Sky Poker
Super Casino
Super Casino
Smart Live
Smart Live
Specialist (7)
Showcase TV
Showcase TV
Showcase 2
Showcase 2
Controversial TV
Controversial TV
Information TV
Information TV
Renault TV
Renault TV
Psychic Line
Psychic Line
Psychic Today
Psychic Today
Adult (22)
Dating Channel
Dating Channel
GayXchange
GayXchange
Gay Network
Gay Network
Chat Box
Chat Box
PlayboyTV Chat
PlayboyTV Chat
Babestation
Babestation
Get Lucky TV
Get Lucky TV
Lucky Star
Lucky Star
Red Light 1
Red Light 1
UK Swingers
UK Swingers
Flirt TV 2
Flirt TV 2
xxXpanded TV
xxXpanded TV
Red Light 3
Red Light 3
Red Light 4
Red Light 4
Babe Guide
Babe Guide
Northern Birds
Northern Birds
Essex Babes
Essex Babes
Elite TV
Elite TV
Storm
Storm
SportxxxGirls
SportxxxGirls
Elite TV 3
Elite TV 3
LivexxxBabes
LivexxxBabes
Radio (70)
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Classic Rock
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live
Classic FM
Classic FM
talkSPORT
talkSPORT
Capital FM
Capital FM
Planet Rock
Planet Rock
Heart
Heart
LBC 97.3
LBC 97.3
Xfm
Xfm
Choice FM
Choice FM
BBC World Service
BBC World Service
BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Wales
BBC Radio Wales
BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Asian Network
BBC Radio Asian Network
BBC Radio 6 Music
BBC Radio 6 Music
Gold
Gold
WRN Radio
WRN Radio
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Christian Radio
LBC 1152 News
LBC 1152 News
UCB UK
UCB UK
Smooth Radio
Smooth Radio
Solar Radio
Solar Radio
Panjab Radio
Panjab Radio
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Sunrise Radio
Sunrise Radio
UCB Bible
UCB Bible
UCB Gospel
UCB Gospel
UCB Inspiration
UCB Inspiration
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
BBC Radio 4 LW
BBC Radio 4 LW
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
Real Radio Wales
Real Radio Wales
Sukh Sagar
Sukh Sagar
Khushkhabri
Khushkhabri
BBC London 94.9
BBC London 94.9
BBC Radio Cymru
BBC Radio Cymru
Calvary Radio
Calvary Radio
Family Radio
Family Radio
RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ 2FM
RTÉ 2FM
RTÉ Lyric FM
RTÉ Lyric FM
RTÉ na Gaeltachta
RTÉ na Gaeltachta
Desi Radio
Desi Radio
Kismat Radio
Kismat Radio
Amrit Bani
Amrit Bani
Chill
Chill
Magic
Magic
Shop Radio
Shop Radio
Spectrum Radio
Spectrum Radio
Liberty Radio
Liberty Radio
Punjabi Radio
Punjabi Radio
Insight Radio
Insight Radio
Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
Jazz FM
Jazz FM
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Radio 90s
Kanshiradio
Kanshiradio
Record Radio
Record Radio
Rainbow Radio
Rainbow Radio
Yorkshire Radio
Yorkshire Radio
Newstalk
Newstalk
BFBS Radio
BFBS Radio
UCB Ireland
UCB Ireland
Standalone* (3)
MUTV
MUTV
MUTV HD
MUTV HD
Premier Sports
Premier Sports
+1 channels (65)
Sky Living +1
Sky Living +1
Comedy Central +1
Comedy Central +1
ITV +1
ITV +1
G.O.L.D +1
G.O.L.D +1
Channel 4 +1
Channel 4 +1
E4 +1
E4 +1
More4 +1
More4 +1
DMAX +1
DMAX +1
CBS Reality +1
CBS Reality +1
Universal Channel +1
Universal Channel +1
PICK TV +1
PICK TV +1
Watch +1
Watch +1
Dave ja vu
Dave ja vu
Comedy Central Extra +1
Comedy Central Extra +1
MTV +1
MTV +1
Challenge +1
Challenge +1
FOX +
FOX +
Quest +1
Quest +1
Sky1 +1
Sky1 +1
Sky Atlantic +1
Sky Atlantic +1
5USA +1
5USA +1
Channel 5 +24
Channel 5 +24
Channel 5 +1
Channel 5 +1
ITV2 +1
ITV2 +1
ITV3 +1
ITV3 +1
Sony Entertainment Television +1
Sony Entertainment Television +1
Men&Movies +1
Men&Movies +1
BET +1
BET +1
Syfy +1
Syfy +1
DMAX +2
DMAX +2
alibi +1
alibi +1
Lifetime +1
Lifetime +1
5* +1
5* +1
Sky LivingIt +1
Sky LivingIt +1
Showcase TV +1
Showcase TV +1
Discovery Real Time +1
Discovery Real Time +1
Home +1
Home +1
Good Food +1
Good Food +1
Travel Channel +1
Travel Channel +1
Discovery Home & Health +1
Discovery Home & Health +1
Food Network +1
Food Network +1
More 4 +2
More 4 +2
Sky Movies Premiere +1
Sky Movies Premiere +1
Film4 +1
Film4 +1
Horror Channel +1
Horror Channel +1
Sony Movie Channel +1
Sony Movie Channel +1
Movies4Men +1
Movies4Men +1
Movies 24+
Movies 24+
Discovery Channel +1
Discovery Channel +1
National Geographic Channel +1
National Geographic Channel +1
History +1
History +1
Eden +1
Eden +1
Animal Planet +1
Animal Planet +1
Yesterday +1
Yesterday +1
Discovery Science +1
Discovery Science +1
Crime & Investigation Network +1
Crime & Investigation Network +1
Discovery History +1
Discovery History +1
Nick Replay
Nick Replay
Disney XD +1
Disney XD +1
Disney Channel +1
Disney Channel +1
Disney Junior +
Disney Junior +
Boomerang +1
Boomerang +1
Tiny Pop +1
Tiny Pop +1
Pop Girl +1
Pop Girl +1
Nicktoons Replay
Nicktoons Replay

*Additional charges apply to standalone channels

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Sky TV bundles

The 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.

The 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.

The Family Bundle

If you are sharing a household or living in a big family, then 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 Boxsets, offering hundreds of complete TV series to enjoy, with new titles added every month.

The Movies Bundle

If you are a film fanatic then you may want to consider the Sky Movies bundle. Essentially the Original Bundle with Sky Movies thrown in, 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 Sky Movies Premiere, Sky Movies Showcase and Sky Movies Disney. Plus with Movies On Demand, you can watch hundreds of films whenever you like.

The Sports Bundle

Again based on the Original Bundle, with seven sports channels including Sky Sports 5, 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 European football channels – Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports 5.

The 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 Family Bundle, as well as the seven Sky Sports channels and 11 Sky Movies channels. You also get Sky Movies On Demand, Sky Boxsets 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 Boxsets and Sky Movies On Demand facility. Plus 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, Movies pass and a Sports Pass. You’ll also get Sky Atlantic if you purchase the Entertainment pass.

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 up to 44 Sky channels, including Sky Living, Sky One, Sky News, Sky Arts, Sky Movies 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 – Plus TV, which comes with seven Sky channels, including Sky One, Sky Living and Sky Sports News.

BT TV

If you already have a BT TV package, you can add Sky Sports 1, 2 and 5 at additional cost. You can also add 11 Sky Movies channels to your plan including Sky Movies Showcase, Sky Movies Comedy, Sky Movies Premiere and Sky Movies Disney.

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.

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