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All of the free TV channels on Sky in the UK

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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 the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

Key: wb_sunny daytime; watch_later nighttime; account_box funded from the TV License; flags show Freeview channel limits.
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High definition channels
Channel name web radio Freeview Skyarrow_drop_down Freesat
BBC Two HDaccount_box   102 102 102
UTV HD   103 northernireland flag 103  
Channel 4 HD   104 104 126
Channel 5 HD live_tv   105 105 105
BBC Four HDaccount_box live_tv   106 (76%)watch_later 116watch_later 107watch_later
S4C HDaccount_box live_tv     134 120
Quest HD live_tv   114 (76%) 144 167
Travelxp HD     185  
BBC Scotland HD live_tv   108 scotland flag 194 108
SportyStuff TV HD     437  
Bloomberg TV HD     502 208
BBC News HDaccount_box live_tv   107 (76%) 503 200
CNBC HD     505 210
CNN International HD     506 207
NHK World Japan HD     507 209
RT HD live_tv   113 (76%) 511 206
France 24 English HD     512 205
Aljazeera English HD     513 203
Arirang World HD     522 214
WION HD     523  
CBBC HDaccount_box live_tv   204wb_sunny 607wb_sunny 600wb_sunny
CBeebies HDaccount_box live_tv   205 (76%)wb_sunny 608wb_sunny 601wb_sunny
Main TV standard-definiton channels
Channel name web radio Freeview Skyarrow_drop_down Freesat
Channel 4 (Wales)   7 wales flag 104 104
5STAR   31 (90%) 128 131
ITVBe   27 131 119
4seven live_tv   48 (90%) 137 127
Food Network   42 (90%) 140 148
5USA   21 (90%) 141 129
Really   17 (90%) 142 160
Drama   20 (90%) 143 158
CBS Reality   66 (90%) 146 135
CBS Drama   67 (90%) 147 134
CBS Justice   40 (90%) 148 137
Quest Red live_tv   39 (90%) 149 169
Paramount Network live_tv   32 (90%) 150 132
5SELECT   55 (90%)watch_later 153watch_later 133watch_later
Yesterday   26 (90%) 155 159
pick   35 (90%) 159 144
Challenge   47 (90%) 160 146
HGTV   43 (90%) 162 166
Blaze   63 (90%) 164 162
BBC Albaaccount_box live_tv   7 scotland flag 169watch_later 109watch_later
Together TV live_tv   82 (90%)wb_sunny 170 164
Smithsonian Channel   56 (90%) 171 175
DMAX   38 (90%) 172 150
PBS America   84 (90%) 174 155
Live 360     175  
Court TV   89 (76%) 179 177
Forces TV   96 (76%) 181 165
Channel 7 (Ghana)     182  
Hi-Impact TV     184  
YANGA!     186 171
NTD     190  
Showcase TV     191  
Voxafrica     193  
ITV +1   34 england flagscotland flagwales flag 203 112
STV+1   34 scotland flag 203  
UTV +1   34 northernireland flag 203 112
Channel 5 +1   45 (90%) 205 128
Dave ja vu   23 (90%) 211  
ITV2 +1   28 (90%)watch_later 218 114
ITV3 +1   58 (90%) 219 116
ITV4 +1 live_tv   59 (90%) 220 118
5STAR +1     228 141
E4 +1   29 235 123
More4 +1   86 (76%) 236 125
Food Network +1     240 149
5USA +1     241 130
Drama +1   73 (90%) 243  
Quest +1 live_tv   69 (90%) 244 168
CBS Reality +1     246 136
Quest Red +1 live_tv   70 (76%) 249 170
Yesterday +1   74 (90%) 255  
— HGTV +1     258  
Pick +1     259 145
DMAX +1     272 151
Film4 +1   46 (90%) 314 301
Horror Channel   68 (90%) 317 138
Horror Channel 1     318 139
GREAT! movies classic 1   62 england flag 320 304
GREAT! movies   33 (90%) 321 302
GREAT! movies action   41 (90%) england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 323 305
Great! Movies Action 1     england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 324  
Talking Pictures TV   81 (90%) 328 306
Rok     329  
Box Hits live_tv     354 501
The Box live_tv     355  
Kiss (TV) live_tv     356 503
Magic (TV) live_tv     357 504
Kerrang! TV live_tv     358 505
Trace Hits     359  
Trace Vault     360  
Now 70s   76 (76%) 361  
NOW 80s   75 england flag 362  
Now 90s   78 england flag 363  
Clubland TV   79 england flag 364  
Spotlight TV     england flag 365 516
FreeSports   64 (76%) 422  
BBC Parliamentaccount_box live_tv   232 504 201
EuroNews English     508  
GB News   236 (90%) 515 216
TRT World     516 215
SBN International     593  
GoodNews TV     596  
Dunamis TV     597  
Celebration TV     598  
CITV live_tv   203 (90%)wb_sunny 612wb_sunny 602wb_sunny
Tiny Pop +1     england flag 618  
Pop +1     england flag 619  
POP MAX   208 england flag 620 604
POP MAX +1     621  
CBBCaccount_box live_tv   201wb_sunny 643wb_sunny 607wb_sunny
CBeebiesaccount_box live_tv   202wb_sunny 644wb_sunny 608wb_sunny
Primal Living     670  
Foodxp     712  
Pitaara International     773  
Deen TV     783  
ITV (SD) live_tv   3 england flag 803 103
STV (SD)   3 scotland flag 803 103
UTV (SD)   3 northernireland flag 803 103
Channel 4 (SD) live_tv   4 england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flag 804 104
Channel 5 live_tv   5 805  
Dave   19 (90%) 811 157
BBC Fouraccount_box live_tv   9 england flagnorthernireland flagwales flagwatch_later 815watch_later 173watch_later
ITV 2 live_tv   6 816 113
Quest live_tv   12 (90%) 831 172
Sky News live_tv   233 (90%) 875 202
BBC Scotland SD live_tv   9 scotland flag 876 174
BBC Newsaccount_box live_tv   231 877 212
Aljazeera English   235 (90%) 880  
BBC Red Buttonaccount_box live_tv   250 981 981
Heart 80s     0112  
Heart 90s     0217  
Local TV channels
Channel name web radio Freeview Skyarrow_drop_down Freesat
GREAT! movies classic   51 (54%) 319 303
GREAT! movies 1   60 (54%) 322  
Tiny Pop   207 (54%) 615 605
Radio stations
Channel name web radio Freeview Skyarrow_drop_down Freesat
BBC Radio 1account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag700 0101 700
BBC Radio 2account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag702 0102 702
BBC Radio 3account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag703 0103 703
BBC Radio 4 (FM)account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 704 0104 704
BBC Radio 5 Liveaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 705 0105 705
Classic FM live_tv DAB FM/AM 731 (90%) 0106 721
Absolute Radio live_tv DAB FM/AM 727 (90%) 0107 724
talkSPORT live_tv DAB FM/AM 723 (90%) 0108 731
Capital live_tv DAB FM/AM 724 (90%) 0109 719
PlanetRock DAB   0110 730
Heart live_tv DAB FM/AM 728 (90%) 0111 733
Radio X live_tv DAB FM/AM   0113 723
Capital Xtra live_tv DAB FM/AM   0114 720
BBC World Serviceaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag710 0115 711
BBC Radio Scotlandaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 719 0116 712
BBC Radio Walesaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 719 wales flag 0117 714
BBC Radio Ulsteraccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 719 northernireland flag 0118 716
BBC Asian Networkaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 709 0119 709
BBC Radio 6 Musicaccount_box live_tv DAB 707 0120 707
Gold live_tv DAB FM/AM   0121 722
WRN English     0122  
LBC live_tv DAB FM/AM 732 (90%) 0124 734
Smooth Radio live_tv DAB FM/AM 718 (90%) 0128 732
Panjab Radio     0130  
BBC Radio 4 Extraaccount_box live_tv DAB 708 0131 708
BBC Radio 1Xtraaccount_box live_tv DAB 701 0137 701
TWR live_tv  FM/AM   0138 790
BBC Radio nan Gaidhealaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM flag720 scotland flag 0139 713
BBC Radio 4 LWaccount_box live_tv     0143 710
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extraaccount_box live_tv DAB 706 0144 706
Heart Dance DAB   0146  
EWTN Radio Britain and Ireland     0147  
Sukh Sagar Radio     0150  
Radio Khush Khabri     0151  
BBC Radio Cymruaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 720 wales flag 0152 715
BBC Radio Londonaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 719 0152 718
RTÉ Radio 1     0160 750
RTÉ 2FM     0164 751
RTÉ Lyric FM     0165 752
RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta     0166 753
Desi Radio  FM/AM   0169  
KISS DAB FM/AM 713 (90%) 0178  
Magic live_tv DAB 715 (90%) 0180  
Hits Radio live_tv   711 (90%) 0188  
Absolute Radio 80s live_tv DAB   0200 726
Absolute Radio 90s live_tv DAB   0201  
Jazz FM     0202  
Absolute Radio Classic Rock live_tv DAB   0203  
NewsTalk     0210  
BFBS live_tv DAB FM/AM   0211 786
V Radio     0215 736
Scala Radio     0216  
BBC Radio Cymru 2account_box live_tv DAB FM/AM   0219 735
BBC Radio Foyleaccount_box live_tv DAB FM/AM 720 northernireland flag 0220 717
LBC News live_tv DAB FM/AM   0221  
High definition shopping
Channel name web radio Freeview Skyarrow_drop_down Freesat
Daystar TV HD     583 691
Loveworld TV HD     585  
Iran International HD     793  
Other TV channels
Channel name web radio Freeview Skyarrow_drop_down Freesat
GREAT! tv 1   61 england flag 257 143
NDTV 24x7     510  
Channels 24     518  
Arise News   269 (90%) 519  
TVC News Nigeria     524  
GOD Channel     580 694
Revelation     581 692
TBN UK   65 582  
Inspiration TV     584 690
The Word Network     587  
EWTN     588  
Faith World TV     589  
KICC TV     590  
Faith     594  
Hillsong Channel     595  
Pop   206 (90%) 614 603
QVC live_tv   16 (90%) 660 800
JML Direct     661  
TJC   50 (90%) 662 809
QVC Beauty live_tv   36 (90%) 663 801
Ideal World   22 (90%) 664 812
Gems TV live_tv   44 (90%) 665 805
High Street TV 1     666  
High Street TV 2     667  
High Street TV 3     668  
Best Direct     669  
High Street TV 4     672  
Craft Store TV   85 (90%) 673 817
Shopping Quarter live_tv   71 (90%) 674 807
High Street TV 5     675  
TV Warehouse   90 england flag 676  
QVC Style live_tv   37 (90%) 677 803
Thane     679  
Psychic Today     680  
QVC Extra live_tv     682 802
Create and Craft   95 (90%)wb_sunny 683 813
Craft Extra     684  
Cruise 1st TV     688  
Aaj Tak     710  
MATV Channel     711  
Venus TV     716  
Aastha     724  
Sanskar TV     725  
MTA 1     731  
Hum Masala     732  
Hidayat TV     733  
Geo News International     734  
PTV Global     735  
ARY World     736  
Islam Channel     737  
Geo     738  
Noor TV     739  
Iqra TV     742  
Islam TV     744  
Ahlebait TV     745  
Madani Channel English     746  
Samaa TV     748  
Takbeer TV     749  
Hum TV     751  
British Muslim TV     752  
Dunya News     754  
Islam Channel Urdu     755  
UK 44     756  
Eman Channel     757  
ARY Family     758  
A1 TV     759  
PTC Punjabi     766  
Brit Asia TV     767  
Sikh Channel     768  
Sangat TV     769  
Akaal Channel     770  
Khalsa TV     771  
Kanshi TV     772  
Channel S     777  
Iqra Bangla     778  
ATN Bangla     779  
NTV     780  
TV One     781  
Ion TV     782  
Ahlulbayt TV     787  
Sky News Arabia     788  
Phoenix CNE     791  
Where Local TV broadcast
Channel name web radio Freeview Skyarrow_drop_down Freesat
GREAT! tv   49 (54%) 157 142
Ideal Extra live_tv   94 (54%) 671  
Adult channels
Channel name web radio Freeview Skyarrow_drop_down Freesat
92 News     743  
Xpanded TV   678 (90%) 902  
Babestation     906  
ADULT Babestn2     908  
Xpanded TV 2     914  
Studio 66 TV 3     924  

Comments
Sunday, 5 December 2021
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Jean Owen
12:32 PM

Hi, just wondering why we don't have any great movies channels in Wales

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StevensOnln1
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2:25 PM

Jean Owen: Great! TV, Great! Movies +1 and Great! Movies Classic are carried on the local TV multiplex, which is only broadcast in areas with a local TV station (I believe Cardiff, Swansea and Mold are the only areas with local TV stations in Wales). Great! Movies Action is not broadcast from any transmitters in Wales, as it's capacity on the COM4 multiplex is taken by E4 (which cannot fit on the PSB2 multiplex as the space it uses in England/Scotland/NI is taken by S4C). You should still be able to receive Great! Movies on Freeview channel 33 which is carried on the COM6 multiplex alongside Yesterday and Talking Pictures.

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Monday, 6 December 2021
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Sharnna Marie Bird
6:50 AM

Eastenders is repeated on W, and I have freeview but I have not got W. I have looked, Checked and checked again. I definitely don't have it. I have seen W has sister channels. Is Eastenders repeated on any of the sister channels?

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Derek Dickémann
10:05 AM

I haven't been able to pick up sky arts, talking pictures amongst others for three months now.
I'm on freeview & pay my tv licence

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StevensOnln1
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11:07 AM

Sharnna Marie Bird : W is a pay channel and is therefore not available on Freeview. You can catchup on Eastenders at any time on iPlayer.

Derek Dick?mann: Have you checked for any loose cables or connections behind your TV? If the problem has been going on for 3 months it is almost certainly being caused by some sort of fault or interference at your end and not the transmitter (although as you haven't said where you are or which transmitter you're using we can't check). Your TV Licence is not a subscription and does not entitle you to receive any particular channels, nor does it provide any funding to commercial channels such as Sky Arts or Talking Pictures.

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Monday, 3 January 2022
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Jim M
12:55 PM

BBC1 isn't on the list. Could someone please explain why not? I'm confused!!

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Jim M
12:55 PM

BBC1 isn't on the list.Could someone please explain why not?I'm confused!!

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Chris.SE
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1:54 PM

Jim M:

You must have missed it! It's listed twice in two sections.
In the first section at the very top of the page "High definition channels" - 5th entry down - BBC One HD
In the second section next on the page "Main TV standard-definiton channels" - 13th entry down - BBC One (SD)

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R. EYRES
3:59 PM

Why is channel 73 (Drama +1 NOT on freesat

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Chris.SE
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4:05 PM

R. EYRES:

You'll have to ask the channel provider, this isn't their website and they're very unlikely to see your post here.
I would imagine cost has something to do with it!

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