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Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using Sky (no card) only. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters have italics numbers.

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High definition channels

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
Channel 5 HDWatch Channel 5 HD 105105105
BBC One HD funded by the TV Licence 101115106
S4C HD wales flag funded by the TV LicenceWatch S4C HD 4134120
BBC Two HD funded by the TV Licence 102141102
BBC Four HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Four HD nighttime106nighttime143nighttime107
 
ITV HD england flagwales flag 103178111
STV HD scotland flag 103178111
UTV HD northernireland flag 103178111
Channel 4 HD 104227126
NHK WORLD HD  507209
 
RT HDWatch RT HD daytime113518206
BBC News HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC News HD 107570200
CBeebies HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBeebies HD daytime205daytime624daytime601
CBBC HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBBC HD daytime204daytime633daytime600

Main TV channels

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
BBC One funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC One 1101101
BBC Two funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Two 2102108
ITV england flagwales flagWatch ITV 3103103
STV scotland flag 3103103
UTV northernireland flag 3103103
 
Channel 4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagWatch Channel 4 4104104
Channel 4 (Wales) wales flag 7104104
Dave 12111157
BBC Four funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Four nighttime9nighttime116nighttime110
ITV 2Watch ITV 2 6118113
 
ITV3Watch ITV3 10119115
ITV4Watch ITV4 24120117
ITV +1 england flagwales flag 33131112
STV+1 scotland flag 33131112
UTV+1 northernireland flag 33131112
 
Channel 4 +1 13135121
E4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagWatch E4 28136122
E4 (Wales) wales flagWatch E4 (Wales) 28136122
E4 +1 29137123
More4Watch More4 14138124
 
More4+1  139125
4sevenWatch 4seven 47140127
BBC Alba scotland flag funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Alba 7nighttime142nighttime109
QuestWatch Quest 37144167
Challenge 46145146
 
CBS Reality 66146135
CBS Drama 67147136
CBS Action 39148137
ITV Be 26149118
pick 11152144
 
Really 17155160
Drama 20158158
5Spike 31160141
Quest RedWatch Quest Red 38162169
Pick +1  164145
 
Challenge +1  170147
5 USA 21174129
My5 nighttime54nighttime175nighttime133
5STAR 30176131
Channel 5 +1 44177128
 
ITV 2 +1 nighttime27179114
ITV3 +1 34180116
True Entertainment england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 61182142
True Entertainment +1 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag  183152
Sony Crime Channel 2 60184143
 
BET International  187140
Propeller TV  189 
5STAR+1 55190132
5USA +1 56191130
Home  196 
 
Property TV  198 
OH TV  199 
MyTV  203 
ITV Be +1 58206119
Showcase  212161
 
Voxafrica  218 
5 Spike 1  219 
AIT International  232 
ABN TV  235 
BEN  238 
 
Food Network 41248148
Travel Channel 42249150
Food Network +1  250149
Travel Channel +1  nighttime251nighttime151
Horse and Country TV  253 
 
Holiday and Cruise  256 
Forces TV 96264165
CBS Reality 1 71269134
Film4Watch Film4 15315300
Film4 +1 45316301
 
Horror Channel 70319138
Horror Channel +1  320139
True Movies 62321302
True Movies 1  322303
Movies4Men 48325304
 
Nollywood Movies  329 
Talking Pictures TV 81343306
Rok  344 
5Spike 1Watch 5Spike 1 57353511
Box UpfrontWatch Box Upfront  359 
 
The BoxWatch The Box  360 
Box HitsWatch Box Hits  361 
4MusicWatch 4Music 18362509
KissWatch Kiss  363508
MagicWatch Magic  364510
 
The Vault england flag 75365500
The Vault  366501
Scuzz  367502
Kerrang! TVWatch Kerrang! TV  368 
Vintage TV 82369505
 
Now 90s  370 
Starz TV  371504
Chart Show Hits  372 
Flava  374 
NOW 80s  378513
 
Clubland TV england flag 89383 
Channel Aka  385 
Heart TV england flagWatch Heart TV  387506
Capital TV england flagWatch Capital TV  388507
Keep It Country 87389516
 
Freesports starts 12 Sep 17 95424252
Front Runner  468250
Front Runner 2  469 
Sky NewsWatch Sky News 233501202
Bloomberg TV  502208
 
BBC News funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC News 231503212
BBC Parliament funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Parliament 232504201
CNBC  505210
CNN  506207
EuroNews  508 
 
CGTNWatch CGTN  510211
France 24  513205
Al Jazeera English  514203
CNC English  515 
PBS America  534155
 
Yesterday 19537159
TogetherWatch Together  539164
Blaze 63565162
CBBC funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBBC daytime201daytime613daytime607
CBeebies funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBeebies daytime202daytime614daytime608
 
CITVWatch CITV daytime203daytime621daytime602
Tiny Pop 1 england flag 210625609
Pop +1 england flag 209626 
POP MAX  627604
Arirang TV  690214
 
Khalsa TV  858 
A Plus  859 
[test%20card]  862 
BBC Red Button 2 funded by the TV Licence  982 
BBC Red Button 3 funded by the TV Licence  983 
 

Local TV channels

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
truTV † 68185153
Tru TV 1 † 69186 
Movies4Men 1 † 50326305
Tiny Pop † 207617605
POP Max † 208629 
 
Radio stations marked ◊ do not broadcast 5pm-midnight in scotland Scotland on Freeview

Radio stations

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
Sky News RadioListen to Sky News Radio  0000 
BBC Radio 1 funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 1DAB FM/AM◊7000101700
BBC Radio 2 funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 2DAB FM/AM◊7020102702
BBC Radio 3 funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 3DAB FM/AM◊7030103703
BBC Radio 4 funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 4DAB FM/AM7040104704
 
BBC Radio 5 Live funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 5 LiveDAB FM/AM7050105705
Classic FMListen to Classic FMDAB FM/AM7310106721
Absolute RadioListen to Absolute RadioDAB FM/AM7270107724
talkSPORTListen to talkSPORTDAB FM/AM7230108731
CapitalListen to CapitalDAB FM/AM7240109719
 
PlanetRockDAB 0110730
HeartListen to HeartDAB FM/AM7280111733
LBCListen to LBCDAB FM/AM7320112734
Radio XListen to Radio XDAB FM/AM 0113723
Capital XtraListen to Capital XtraDAB FM/AM 0114720
 
BBC World Service funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC World ServiceDAB FM/AM◊7100115711
BBC Radio Scotland scotland flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio ScotlandDAB FM/AM7190116712
BBC Radio Wales wales flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio WalesDAB FM/AM7190117714
BBC Radio Ulster northernireland flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio UlsterDAB FM/AM7190118716
BBC Asian Network funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Asian NetworkDAB FM/AM7090119709
 
BBC Radio 6 Music funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 6 MusicDAB7070120707
GoldListen to GoldDAB FM/AM 0121722
WRN English  0122 
LBC London NewsListen to LBC London NewsDAB FM/AM 0124 
Smooth RadioListen to Smooth RadioDAB FM/AM7180128732
 
Solar Radio  0129 
Panjab Radio  0130 
BBC Radio 4 Extra funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 4 ExtraDAB7080131708
BBC Radio 1Xtra funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 1XtraDAB7010137701
TWRListen to TWR FM/AM 0138790
 
BBC Radio nan Gaidheal scotland flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio nan GaidhealDAB FM/AM◊7200139713
BBC Radio 4 LW funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 4 LW  0143710
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio 5 Live Sports ExtraDAB7060144706
Smooth ExtraDAB 0146 
EWTN Radio  0147 
 
Sukh Sagar Radio  0150 
Radio Khush Khabri  0151 
BBC Radio London england flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio LondonDAB FM/AM7210152718
BBC Radio Cymru wales flag funded by the TV LicenceListen to BBC Radio CymruDAB FM/AM7200154715
RTE Radio 1  0160750
 
RTE 2FM  0164751
RTE Lyric FM  0165752
RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta  0166753
Desi Radio FM/AM 0169 
KissDAB FM/AM7130178 
 
MagicListen to MagicDAB7150180 
Liberty Radio  0186 
Absolute 70sListen to Absolute 70sDAB 0188 
Absolute 80sListen to Absolute 80sDAB 0200726
Absolute 90sListen to Absolute 90sDAB 0201 
 
Jazz FM  0202 
Absolute Classic RockListen to Absolute Classic RockDAB 0203 
Kanshiradio  0205 
NewsTalk  0210 
BFBS RadioListen to BFBS RadioDAB FM/AM 0211786
 
UCB Ireland  0214 

Streamed TV and text

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
SkyText  501 
BBC Red Button funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Red Button 250981 

High definition shopping

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
Daystar TV HD  583691
Record Europa HD  801 
+ TV HD  853 

Other TV channels

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
NDTV 24x7  511 
RT 234512 
TVC News  517 
TVC News Nigeria 1  572 
Channels 24  575213
 
Times Now  576 
News 18  577 
GOD Channel  580694
Revelation TV  581692
TBN UK 65582 
 
Inspiration TV  585690
Loveworld 270586 
Gospel Channel  587 
The Word Network  588 
EWTN  589 
 
Faith World TV  590 
KICC TV  591 
BelieVe TV  592 
Olive TV  593 
Sonlife TV  594695
 
Flow TV  595 
Hillsong Channel  597 
Determination TV  598 
Pop 206616603
QVCWatch QVC 16650800
 
JML Direct  651806
TJC 49652809
GR Shop  653804
Ideal World 22654812
Gems TVWatch Gems TV 43655805
 
Tristar  656 
Retail Therapy TV  657 
High Street TV  658816
Best Direct  659818
Together 93660808
 
Ideal ExtraWatch Ideal Extra  661810
High Street TV 2  662 
Hochanda 85663817
Jewellery Maker 76665807
High Street TV 3  666 
 
PBS America 94667 
QVC BeautyWatch QVC Beauty 35668801
Pavers Shoes TV  669 
Thane  670815
V Channel  671 
 
Rocks and Co 40672814
QVC ExtraWatch QVC Extra  673802
Create and Craft daytime23674813
Craft Extra  675811
CraftMarket  676 
 
The Mall  677 
QVC StyleWatch QVC Style 36678803
Phoenix CNE  785 
MTA 1  787 
Prime TV  792 
 
MATV Channel  793 
Abu Dhabi TV  794 
TV 5 Monde  796 
Hum Masala  799 
Hidayat TV  800 
 
PTV Global  803 
Venus TV  805 
Islam Channel  806693
Geo  807 
ABP News  811 
 
Noor TV  812 
Peace TV English  813 
Channel S  814 
PTC Punjabi  815 
Aaj Tak  818 
 
Iqra TV  819 
Ummah Channel  820 
Bangla TV  821 
Rishtey  822 
Glory TV  823 
 
Brit Asia TV  824 
Iqra Bangla  825 
Ahlebait TV  826 
ATN Bangla  827 
Madani Channel English  828 
 
Sikh Channel Global  829 
Peace TV Urdu  830 
Ahlulbayt TV  831 
Samaa TV  832 
Channel I  833 
 
Takbeer TV  834 
Sangat TV  836 
Aastha  837 
NTV  838 
Sky News Arabia  840 
 
TV 99  842 
Akaal Channel  843 
Hum TV  844 
British Muslim TV  845 
Safeer TV  847 
 
TV One  849 
Dunya News USA  850 
Islam Channel Urdu  851 
UK 44  854 
Al Arabiya  855 
 
Eman Channel  857 
GayNetwork  872 
Chat Box  873 
Psychic Today  886 
Ahomka Radio  0185 
 

Adult channels

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
Playboy TV Chat  902 
Babestation 674906870
Babestation Daytime Xtra  908 
ADULT Babestn2  909 
Studio 66 TV 1 679912 
 
Xpanded TV 3  914 
Studio 66 TV 2  940 
Studio 66 TV 3  941 

Comments
Thursday, 5 April 2018
J
js
1:46 AM

DIANE : Probably because they can't afford the Freesat EPG fee.

Ask them: Ideal Shopping Direct - A leading multi-channel home shopping retailer

You can still watch using non-Freesat mode:

Craft Extra is on 11427V




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J
js
1:50 AM

ASTRA/BSkyB Diffs:

YourTV has changed transponder, moving from 11427V to 11343V:

Comparing files List ASTRA 04-04-2018 11 01.txt and List ASTRA 04-04-2018 13 01.txt


************************ CHANGED ************************

SERVICE NAME TYPE EPGID SID TSID ONID FREQ.P ENC EIT PROVIDER BOUQUETS LCN

Service ID Change
55270 1 1130 55270 2112 2 11343V 0 1 BSkyB 000000000000010 1026
55270 1 1130 52540 2112 2 11343V 0 1 BSkyB 000000000000010 1026

Renamed, EPGID Change, Bouquet Change, LCN Change
55270 1 1130 55270 2112 2 11343V 0 1 BSkyB 000000000000010 1026
YourTV 1 5254 55270 2112 2 11343V 0 1 BSkyB 111111111111111 199

Service ID Change, Transponder Move
YourTV 1 5254 52540 2116 2 11427V 0 1 BSkyB 111111111111111 199
YourTV 1 5254 55270 2112 2 11343V 0 1 BSkyB 111111111111111 199


Video Bitrate (Mbps) sampled at 30 <= dPCR <= 45 ms intervals over 15 seconds for 11426.50 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S QPSK (05/04/2018 00:58:31)
maximum | minimum | average | service_name
03.873 | 03.728 | 03.800 | FreeSports
04.228 | 01.032 | 02.383 | Food Network
02.637 | 01.278 | 01.982 | Food Netwrk+1
02.821 | 00.560 | 01.861 | Craft Extra
04.337 | 02.272 | 03.444 | Gems TV
02.537 | 00.842 | 01.469 | PBS America
01.976 | 01.047 | 01.397 | Babenation
02.848 | 02.712 | 02.778 | FRANCE Eng
03.274 | 03.003 | 03.193 | TV5 MONDE
19.411 | 14.160 | 16.592 | Null Packets
04.098 | 02.655 | 03.341 | All Other Streams
42.239 | 42.238 | 42.239 | TS Bitrate


Video Bitrate (Mbps) sampled at 31 <= dPCR <= 43 ms intervals over 15 seconds for 11343.00 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S QPSK (05/04/2018 00:59:24)
maximum | minimum | average | service_name
02.589 | 00.684 | 01.407 | High Street TV 3
02.824 | 00.640 | 01.597 | horror channel
04.379 | 02.567 | 03.515 | AMC from BT [ENC]
03.990 | 01.132 | 01.850 | CBS Reality+1
02.675 | 01.360 | 01.993 | horror ch+1
01.300 | 00.841 | 01.099 | BT Sport Mosaic [ENC]
03.075 | 01.709 | 02.439 | Dirty Talk
03.227 | 01.325 | 02.239 | YourTV
01.654 | 01.003 | 01.374 | BT Sport Extra 1 [ENC]
04.138 | 03.979 | 04.063 | S4C
02.168 | 01.163 | 01.727 | Lucky Star
02.835 | 01.865 | 02.273 | BT Sport 1 (55205) [ENC]/BT Sport 1 (55250) [ENC]/55251 [ENC]/50368 [ENC]
02.000 | 00.675 | 01.347 | CBS Action
06.851 | 01.372 | 03.136 | BT Sport 3 (55211) [ENC]/BT Sport 3 (55260) [ENC]/50342 [ENC]/50343 [ENC]
02.997 | 00.931 | 01.445 | CBS Reality
04.392 | 00.809 | 03.360 | CBS Drama
02.096 | 00.493 | 01.286 | Null Packets
06.932 | 05.204 | 06.089 | All Other Streams
42.239 | 42.239 | 42.239 | TS Bitrate

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Doug Brown
3:04 PM Chelmsford

Wonder whether anyone can help. I've got an old Sky HD box. I've given it to my partner and she would like to use it with a Freesat Card from Sky.
Only problem is she would like to know what will be her default BBC and ITV region.
Have spoken to Sky and been passed from pillar to post. All we are told is it will be the appropriate region for the postcode.
Is there anywhere I can look up default regions for a postcode, Sky tell me this is controlled by BBC and ITV.
Post code in question is CM1 4YJ.
Doug Brown

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Mark A
7:34 PM

Sewing Quarter has been added to one of the public multiplexes.
I am always happy when we get a new channel, but...
What a waste of bandwidth, as the channel says is is on air from 8am to 4pm but some days closes down at mid-day.
So if you work or go to school, you won't see any programs.
(Sky satellite version is on air all day)
Also the quality of the programs are not very good.
Why don't they share this channel like CBeebies and BBC4.
They could also share Film4 with cITV before 11am.
Here is my list of channels that I think would be better, on the limited number of Freeview Light channels:
4seven, 5 Star, 5 USA,
Dave, Pick (Sky 3), CBS Action. CBS Drama, CBS Reality, Horror Channel,...

What channel do you think should replace this waste of space?

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
J
js
7:52 PM

ASTRA/BSkyB Diffs:

New on the Channel 4 transponders:

9241 on 10714H currently showing E4.

8341 on 10729V currently inactive.

Comparing files List ASTRA 09-04-2018 18 01.txt and List ASTRA 10-04-2018 18 01.txt

************************ NEW ************************

SERVICE NAME TYPE EPGID SID TSID ONID FREQ.P ENC EIT PROVIDER BOUQUETS LCN
8341 1 1042 8341 2042 2 10729V 0 1 BSkyB 000000000000010 1003
9241 1 1067 9241 2041 2 10714H 0 1 BSkyB 000000000000010 1019


Video Bitrate (Mbps) sampled at 34 <= dPCR <= 36 ms intervals over 15 seconds for 10714.00 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S QPSK (10/04/2018 18:46:38)
maximum | minimum | average | service_name
02.959 | 00.946 | 01.424 | 4Music
05.261 | 02.261 | 02.886 | Channel 4 (9211)/c4 l
05.123 | 02.276 | 02.873 | Channel 4 (9212)
04.821 | 02.193 | 02.855 | Channel 4 (9213)
04.921 | 02.170 | 02.835 | Channel 4 (9214)
04.716 | 02.186 | 02.816 | Channel 4 (9215)
04.902 | 02.184 | 02.797 | Channel 4 (9216)
05.195 | 01.193 | 02.418 | Film4
02.429 | 01.324 | 01.795 | Film4+1
04.256 | 00.899 | 01.800 | More4+1
03.025 | 01.153 | 01.830 | 9241
02.920 | 00.809 | 01.806 | Null Packets
06.724 | 04.508 | 05.655 | All Other Streams
33.791 | 33.791 | 33.791 | TS Bitrate

Video Bitrate (Mbps) sampled at 34 <= dPCR <= 36 ms intervals over 15 seconds for 10729.00 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S QPSK (10/04/2018 18:47:10)
maximum | minimum | average | service_name
02.609 | 01.222 | 01.711 | E4/e4
06.207 | 01.341 | 03.122 | Film4 [ENC]
04.585 | 01.619 | 02.579 | Channel 4+1
04.649 | 01.462 | 02.542 | Channel 4 +1 (8312)
04.803 | 01.546 | 02.502 | Channel 4 +1 (8313)
04.839 | 01.589 | 02.456 | Channel 4 +1 (8314)
04.590 | 01.561 | 02.414 | Channel 4 +1 (8315)
04.434 | 01.550 | 02.392 | Channel 4 +1 (8316)
02.577 | 01.061 | 01.718 | E4+1
05.028 | 00.720 | 01.966 | More4
08.048 | 03.052 | 05.167 | Null Packets
06.543 | 04.114 | 05.222 | All Other Streams
33.791 | 33.791 | 33.791 | TS Bitrate

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