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Sky TV channels

Original Bundle

The Original Bundle is Sky’s ( most basic TV package - but with a range of channels this large, it’s far from basic. More than 240 free-to-air channels are included, as well as Sky’s entertainment suite, including Sky 1 and Sky Atlantic. And there’s always the option to add Sky Cinema or Sky Sports - see below to see what channels they include.

The channels in Original Bundle are these:



Entertainment and Lifestyle

5*, 5* +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, ABN TV, Active, Africa Channel, Alexcasino, Alibi, BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BEN, BET, BET +1, Body in Balance, CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Challenge +1, Channel 4, Channel 4 +1, Channel 5, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, Comedy Central, Comedy Central Extra, Community Channel, Dave, Dave ja vu, Discovery Home and Health, Discovery Shed, DMAX, Drama, E!, E4, E4 +1, Fitness TV, Food Network, Food Network +1, FOX, GOLD, Good Food, Home, Home and Garden, Horse and Country, Information TV, Information TV +1, ITV, ITV +1, ITV2, ITV2 +1, ITV3, ITV3 +1, ITV4, ITV4 +1, Lifetime, Liverpool FC TV, More4, More4 +1, MTV, My Channel, OH TV, Pick, Pick +1, Propeller, Quest, Reality TV, Really, S4C, Sahara One, Showcase, Showcase +1, Showcase 2, Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky Arts 1, Sky Arts 2, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Livingit, Sky Poker, Style, Sy Fy, TLC, Travel Channel, Travel Channel +1, True Drama, True Entertainment, True Entertainment +1, Universal, Watch, Wedding TV, Wedding TV Asia, regional channels


Film4, Film4 +1, FilmOn TV, Horror, Horror +1, More Movies, More Movies +1, Movies 24, Movies 4 Men, Movies 4 Men +1, TCM, True Movies 1, True Movies 2


21Cent Bliss, AKA, Bliss, The Box, Chart Show Dance, Chart Show TV, Clubland TV, Dance Nation, Flava, Greatest Hits, Heart TV, Heat, Kerrang!, Kiss, Magic, Planet Pop, Scuzz, Smash Hits, Starz TV, The Vault, Vintage TV, Viva


Al Jazeera English, Arise News, BBC News, BBC Parliament, Bloomberg, BON TV, CCTV News, Channels 24, CNBC Europe, CNC World, CNN International, eNCA Africa, Euronews, France 24, NDTV 24x7, RT, Sky News, Sky News Arabic, Sky Sports News HQ, TVC News


Believe TV, Daystar, EWTN, Faith World TV, Flow TV, Genesis, God Channel, Gospel Channel, Inspiration, KICC TV, Loveworld TV, Olive TV, Praise TV, Revelation, SonLife, Supreme Master, TBN, UCB, Wonderful, Word Network


CBBC, CBeebies, CITV, Kix, Kix+, POP, Pop Girl, Tiny Pop, Tiny Pop +1


Best Direct, Blueberry TV, The Boutique, Craft Extra, The Dept Store, Discount TV, Entrepreneur, Equal World, Gem Collector, Gems TV, High Street TV, High Street Xtra, Home Store, Ideal Extra, Ideal World, Ideal World 3, Jewellery Channel, Jewellery Maker, JML Cookshop, JML Direct, JML Living, The Mall, PaversShoes TV, QVC, QVC Beauty, QVC Extra, QVC Style, Retail TV, Rocks and Co, Shopping TV, Speedauction, Thane Direct, Tristar, Tron Direct 2, TV Shop, TV Warehouse, V Channel


AndTV, Aaj Tak, Aastha TV, ABP News, Abu Dhabi TV, Ahlebait TV, Ahlulbayt TV, Akaal Channel, ARY News, ARY Oneworld, ARY Qtv, ATN Bangla, B4U Music, Bangla TV, Brit Asia TV, CH NINE TV, Channel I, Channel S, Colors DM Digital, Desh TV, DM Plus TV, Hidayat TV, Hum Europe, IQRA Bangla, IQRA TV, Islam Channel, KBC, MATV National, MATV Muslim TV, mta-muslim TV, News 18 India, Noor TV, NTV, Peace TV, Peace TV Urdu, PCNE Chinese, Phoenix CNE, PTC Punjabi, PTV Prime, Record TV, Sikh Channel, Sikh TV, Sky News Arabia, Star, Star Gold, Star Life OK, Star Plus, TV5Monde Europe, TV 99, Ummah Channel, UMP Movies, Venus TV, Zing


Chat Back, Chat Box, Dating Network, Gay Date TV, Gay Network, Monte Carlo TV, Ocean Finance, Open Access, Psychic Line, Psychic TV, Smartlive


Absolute 80s, Absolute Classic Rock, Absolute Radio, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute Radio 90s, BBC Asian Network, BBC London 94.9, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 4 FM, BBC Radio 4 LW, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Wales, BBC World Service, BFBS Radio 1, Capital, Capital Xtra, Classic FM, Desi Radio, Diamond Radio, EWTN Europe, Gold, Heart, Jazz FM, Kanshiradio, Khushkhabri, Kiss, LBC, LBC News 1152, Liberty Radio, Magic, Newstalk, NKWA Radio, Panjab Radio, Planet Rock, Rainbow Radio, RTE 2fm, RTE lyric fm, RTE Radio 1, RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta, Smooth Radio, Solar Radio, Sukh Sagar, Talksport, TWR, UCB Bible, UCB Gospel, UCB Inspiration, UCB Ireland, UCB UK, WRN Europe, XFM


Babestation, Club Paradiso, Cream, Dirty Talk, Elite TV, Get Lucky TV, Live XXX, Lucky Star, Playboy TV Chat, Red Light 1, Red Light 2, Red Light 3, Sport XXX Girls


BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, ITV HD, Channel 4 HD, BBC News HD, NHK World HD, RT HD, CBBC HD, CBeebies HD

Variety Bundle

Going one step up to Variety Bundle gets you everything in Original Bundle, as well as more factual and documentaries channels, kids TV, music, and sport:




Baby TV, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nick Jr 2, Nick Toons


Animal Planet, Crime and Investigation, Discovery, Discovery History, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Eden, History, History 2, ID, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, PBS America, Yesterday


MTV Hits, MTV Base, MTV Classic, MTV Dance, MTV Live, MTV Music, MTV Rocks, VH1


Fox News


At the Races, Eurosport, Eurosport 2, Extreme Sports

Family Bundle

This package is great for families with a HD-ready telly who want to watch their favourite programmes in stunning definition. With the Family Bundle you get everything above, as well as these:




Alibi HD, Animal Planet HD, Cartoon Network HD, Channel 5 HD, Comedy Central HD, Crime and Investigation HD, Dave HD, Discovery HD, Disney Channel HD, Disney Junior HD, Disney XD HD, FOX HD, Good Food HD, History HD, E! HD, E4 HD, Eden HD, Eurosport HD, Eurosport 2 HD, Film 4 HD, ITV2 HD, ITV3 HD, ITV4 HD, Lifetime HD, More 4 HD, MTV HD, National Geographic HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, Nickelodeon HD, Sky 1 HD, Sky Arts 1 HD, Sky Arts 2 HD, Sky Atlantic HD, Sky Living HD, Sky News HD, Sky Sports News HQ HD, Star Plus HD, Sy Fy HD, TCM HD, TLC HD, Universal HD, Watch HD

Cinema Bundle

Upgrading your Original Bundle with Sky Cinema gets you 11 extra movie channels:



Sky Cinema

Action and Adventure, Comedy, Crime and Thriller, Disney, Drama and Romance, Family, Greats, Premiere, Sci-fi and Horror, Select, Showcase

Sports Bundle

And likewise, Sky Sports gets you the following sports channels:



Sky Sports

Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports 4, Sky Sports 5, Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Xtra

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I switch to Sky?
    You can switch to Sky TV as long as you can have a satellite dish put on your home. If you rent your home or live in a listed building you’ll probably need to get permission first. You can switch to Sky Broadband or Sky Fibre as long as you can get them where you live - use our postcode checker to find out - and you have a working phone line. You can get a new one installed if you don’t though.
  2. Is Sky available in my area?
    It depends on whether you want Sky TV, Sky Broadband or Sky Fibre. If it’s Sky TV, almost definitely - it’s satellite TV. If it’s Sky Broadband, probably - you can even get it outside the Sky network area. If it’s Sky Fibre, possibly - it’s available to 50-60% of homes in the UK. Put your postcode in our checker to find out if you can get it.
  3. What Sky packages are there?
    It depends on what you want. There are Sky TV packages (Original Bundle, Variety Bundle, Family Bundle, Cinema Bundle, Sports Bundle, Complete Bundle, Sky Q, Sky Q Silver), Sky Broadband packages (Broadband Unlimited, Fibre, Fibre Unlimited, Fibre Unlimited Pro), and Sky Talk home phone packages (Pay as you Talk, Talk Evenings and Weekends, Talk Anytime, Talk Anytime International).
  4. How is Sky installed?
    If it’s Sky TV, an engineer will set up your satellite dish for you within around six days of you making your order - it’ll take around an hour. With Sky broadband, you’ll be posted everything you need to set yourself up - you’ll only need an engineer if you’re having a new phone line installed - and your package should be active within two weeks of you making your order.
  5. Can I save money by bundling TV, phone and broadband?
    Yes you can. Providers like Sky and Virgin Media offer competitively priced bundles, comprising broadband, home phone and TV, and getting all three services from the same place often leads to significant savings. It also makes it easier to manage finances, as all services come on a single bill.
  6. What are the main TV services in the UK?

    Freeview is the most common TV service in the UK - set top boxes are affordable, and new TVs predominantly all come with Freeview tuners built-in. Once you have Freeview you can watch TV as much as you want with no additional cost. Other subscription-free TV options include YouView and satellite TV service Freesat.

    However, for the best choice of channels and on demand services, you’ll need to join a subscription-based TV service. The four big ones in the UK are from Sky, Virgin Media, BT, and TalkTalk.

  7. How do I switch to a new TV service?
    Switching TV services is a breeze if you use a comparison service like ours. Simply enter your postcode, and we’ll list all your different options side by side, so you can easily compare features and price. When you find a package you like, click the link and you’ll be taken straight to the provider’s site. Fast, simple and hassle-free.