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All of the free TV channels on Sky in the UK

Showing the free channels on Sky (no card) only

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

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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 daytime124daytime624daytime601
CBBC HD funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBBC HD daytime123daytime633daytime600

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
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
Challenge 46145146
CBS Reality 66146135
CBS Reality +1 67147136
CBS Action 64148137
CBS Drama 71149134
pick 11152144
Really 17155160
Drama 20158158
Spike 31160141
Pick +1  163145
Challenge +1  164147
5 USA 21174129
My5 nighttime54nighttime175nighttime133
5STAR 30176131
Channel 5 +1 44177128
ITV Be 26179118
ITV 2 +1 nighttime27180114
BEN  182 
True Entertainment  183153
True Entertainment 1 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 61184142
True Crime +1  186 
BET International  187140
Propeller  189 
5STAR+1 55190132
Irish TVWatch Irish TV  191163
ITV3 +1 34193116
truTV 68198154
OH TV  199 
My Channel  203 
ITV4 +1 62206155
ITV Be +1 58207119
Showcase TV  212161
Voxafrica  218 
5USA +1 56219130
AIT International  232 
ABN TV  235 
Home and Leisure  237 
Property TV  238 
Food Network 41248148
Travel Channel 42249150
Food Network +1  250149
Travel Channel +1  nighttime251nighttime151
Horse and Country TV  253 
Showcase TV +1Watch Showcase TV +1  261 
Forces TV  264165
ShowBiz TV england flag 80266 
ShowBiz TV +1 england flag  282 
Film4Watch Film4 15315300
Film4 +1 45316301
Horror Channel 70319138
Horror Channel +1  320139
True Movies 1  322303
Movies4Men 48325304
Movies4Men +1 england flag 50326305
Nollywood Movies  329 
Talking Pictures TV 81343306
VIVAWatch VIVA 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
Chart Show TV england flag 75365500
The Vault  366501
Scuzz  367 
Kerrang! TVWatch Kerrang! TV  368 
Vintage TV 82369505
Starz TV  371504
Chart Show Summer  372502
Flava  374 
NOW 80s  378513
Clubland TV england flag 89383 
Channel Aka  385515
Heart TV england flagWatch Heart TV  387506
Capital TV england flagWatch Capital TV  388507
Front Runner TV 91468250
Sky NewsWatch Sky News 132501202
Bloomberg TV  502208
BBC News funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC News 130503212
BBC Parliament funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Parliament 131504201
CNBC  505210
CNN  506207
EuroNews  508 
CGTNWatch CGTN  510211
France 24  513205
Al Jazeera English  514203
CNC English  515 
PBS America  534156
Yesterday 19537159
Community ChannelWatch Community Channel daytime63539164
Blaze 83565162
CBBC funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBBC daytime120daytime613daytime607
CBeebies funded by the TV LicenceWatch CBeebies daytime121daytime614daytime608
Tiny Pop 126617605
CITVWatch CITV daytime122daytime621daytime602
POP MAX england flag 129625609
Pop +1 england flag 128626 
Kix  627604
Arirang TV  690214
B4U Music  781503
BBC Red Button 2 funded by the TV Licence  982 
BBC Red Button 3 funded by the TV Licence  983 

Local TV channels

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True Crime † 60185143
True Movies † 74321302
Kix † 127629 
Radio stations marked ◊ do not broadcast 5pm-midnight in scotland Scotland on Freeview

Radio stations

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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 
Rainbow Radio  0207 
NewsTalk  0210 
BFBS RadioListen to BFBS RadioDAB FM/AM 0211786
UCB Ireland  0214 

Streamed TV and text

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Planet Knowledge 245389 
SkyText  501 
BBC Red Button funded by the TV LicenceWatch BBC Red Button 200981 

High definition shopping

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DAYSTAR HD  583691
Record Europa HD  801 
+ TV HD  853 

Other TV channels

webotherFreeview logo)Freesat from Sky logoFreesat logo
Bike Channel  464 
NDTV 24x7  511 
RT 135512 
TVC News  517 
TVC News +1  572 
Channels 24  575213
Times Now  576 
News 18  577 
GOD Channel  580694
Revelation  581692
TBN UK 65582 
Inspiration TV  585690
Loveworld TV  586 
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 
Pop 125616603
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  659 
TJC Choice 39660808
Ideal ExtraWatch Ideal Extra  661810
High Street TV 2  662 
Hochanda 85663817
Jewellery Maker 76665807
High Street TV 3  666 
TV Warehouse  667 
QVC BeautyWatch QVC Beauty 35668801
Pavers Shoes TV  669 
Thane  670815
V Channel  671 
Rocks and Co 40672814
Create and Craft daytime23674813
Craft Extra  675811
The Department Store  676 
The Mall  677 
QVC StyleWatch QVC Style 36678803
Rishtey Cineplex 88679 
Phoenix CNE  785 
Colors  786631
MTA International  787 
Zing  789 
Prime TV  792 
MATV National  793 
Abu Dhabi TV  794 
Lamhe  795 
TV 5 Monde  796 
Rishtey Cineplex  797 
DM Global  799 
Hidayat TV  800 
PTV Global  803 
Venus TV  805 
Islam Channel  806693
Geo  807 
Sony SAB TV Asia  810 
ABP News  811 
Noor TV  812 
Peace TV  813 
Channel S  814 
PTC Punjabi  815 
Geo Tez  816 
Geo News International  817 
Aaj Tak  818 
Iqra TV  819 
Ummah Channel  820 
Bangla TV  821 
Rishtey 77822630
Glory TV  823 
Brit Asia TV  824 
Iqra Bangla  825 
Ahlebait TV  826 
ATN Bangla  827 
Madani Channel  828 
Sikh Channel  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 

Where Local TV broadcast

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QVC ExtraWatch QVC Extra  673802

Adult channels

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Playboy TV Chat  902 
Babestation 174906870
Babestation Daytime Xtra  908 
ADULT Babestn2 177909 
Studio 66 TV 1  912 
Xpanded TV 3  914 
Studio 66 TV 2  940 
Studio 66 TV 3  941 

Thursday, 23 February 2017
4:12 PM

Paul Upex: What is is that you can't receive? Where about are you? Please provide a postcode so we can see your predicted reception.

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StevensOnln1's 422 posts Gold Gold GB
8:18 PM

If I cut the cord with virgin tv will my tivo box revert to freeview?

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Billy's 1 post GB
10:36 PM

Billy: No, your Tivo box can't receive Freeview and you won't get any free channels via cable if you cancel with Virgin.

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StevensOnln1's 422 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Paul Teti
1:41 PM

I live in Newhaven Sussex and at the moment freeview channels are few, my aerial is directed towards the main antenna in Newhaven which is tothe West.

I am told that if i change the direction towards the East (crowborough I think) I shold get a better selection.

Is this correct, if so its a cheaper option than a dish and free sat.

Kind regards Paul

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Paul Teti's 1 post GB
4:26 PM

Paul Teti: We need a postcode to see what your predicted coverage is and whether aligning your aerial on an alternative transmitter would indeed give you more channels. Having a dish and cabling installed for Freesat probably wouldn't be any more expensive than having your aerial changed (unless you have any trees or tall buildings blocking the satellite signal, making it necessary to locate the dish further away or higher up) but you would probably have to buy a Freesat box (unless your TV has a built in satellite tuner and you don't want a separate PVR for recording).

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StevensOnln1's 422 posts Gold Gold GB
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