This list of linear television channels in the United Kingdom refers to television in the United Kingdom which is available from digital terrestrial, satellite, cable, and IPTV providers, with an estimated more than 480 channels.[1]

Multi-channel networks

British Broadcasting Corporation

See also: BBC

Channels from the BBC & UKTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of BBC Studios:

a Subject to regional variation. b Programming in Scottish Gaelic.

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
BBC One a BBC Free-to-air - BBC One Free-to-air Player
BBC One Regional Variations a
BBC One Northern Ireland
BBC One Scotland
BBC One Wales
BBC Two BBC Two
BBC Two Northern Ireland
BBC Two Wales
BBC Scotland BBC Scotland
BBC Three BBC Three
BBC Four BBC Four
CBBC CBBC
CBeebies CBeebies
BBC News BBC News
BBC Parliament BBC Parliament
BBC Alba b BBC/MG Alba BBC Alba
Alibi UKTV(BBC Studios) Subscription - - - Sky Entertainment Mix
Eden
Gold Now Entertainment
W Free-to-air Subscription Free-to-air W Free-to-air Player
Dave Dave
Drama Drama
Yesterday Yesterday

ITV plc

See also: ITV (TV network)

Channels from ITV Network Limited (a joint venture between ITV plc & STV Group plc):

a Subject to regional variation

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
ITV1 a ITV Network Ltd

(ITV plc/STV Group plc)

Free-to-air ITV1 Free-to-air Player
STV a STV
UTV a -
ITV2 ITV Digital Channels Ltd (ITV plc) ITV2
ITV3 ITV3
ITV4 ITV4
ITVBe Free-to-air Subscription Free-to-air ITVBe
CITV - - CITV

Channel Four Television Corporation

See also: Channel Four Television Corporation

Channels from the Channel Four Television Corporation also including channels from The Box Plus Network, a former joint-venture between Channel Four Television Corporation and Bauer Media Group which is now fully owned by Channel 4 Television Corporation with Kerrang, Kiss and Magic brandings under licence:

a Advertising regions.

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Channel 4 Channel Four Television Free-to-air Channel 4 Free-to-aira Player
E4 Free-to-air Subscription Free-to-air E4 Free-to-air Free-to-air Free-to-air
E4 Extra - - -
More4 Subscription Free-to-air More4
Film4 Film4
4seven Free-to-air - 4seven
4Music The Box Plus Network Free-to-air - - 4Music - Mix
The Box The Box
Kerrang! Kerrang!
Kiss Kiss
Magic Magic

Paramount

See also: Paramount Networks UK & Australia

Channels from Paramount and its subsidiaries/partnerships:

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Channel 5 Paramount Networks

UK & Australia

Free-to-air Channel 5 Free-to-air Player
5Select[6][nb 1] Free-to-air - - 5Select
5Star Free-to-air 5Star
5USA 5USA
5Action - 5Action
MTV Subscription Now Entertainment - - Sky Entertainment Mix
MTV 80s Subscription -
MTV 90s
MTV Hits
MTV Music
MTV Live - Subscription - -
Nickelodeon Subscription Subscription Now Entertainment - - Sky Kids Kids Pack
Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. Too - -
Nicktoons
Comedy Central Paramount UK

(Paramount Global / Sky Group)

Subscription Sky Entertainment Mix
Comedy Central Extra - -
CBS Reality CBS-AMC Networks UK (CBS Studios and AMC Networks International UK) Free-to-air - Free-to-air CBS Catchup Channels UK Free-to-air Player
RealityXtra -
RealityXtra 2
Legend
HorrorXtra Free-to-air
Colors Viacom 18 Subscription Subscription - - - - Sky Entertainment Mix
Colors Cineplex -
Colors Rishtey
MTV Beats

Sky Group

See also: Sky Group

Channels from Sky.

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Sky Showcase Sky Group Subscription Subscription Subscription Now Entertainment - - Sky Entertainment Mix
Sky Max
Sky Witness
Sky Atlantic -
Sky Sci-Fi Mix
Sky Crime
Sky Nature -
Sky Documentaries
Sky Comedy
Sky Replay -
Sky Arts Free-to-air Subscription Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
Sky News
Sky News Arabia - - - -
Pick Free-to-air Player
Challenge
Sky Kids - Subscription Now Entertainment - - Sky Kids -
Sky History A&E Networks UK

(Sky Group / Hearst Corporation)

Subscription Subscription Sky Entertainment Mix
Sky History 2 - -
Crime & Investigation
Blaze Free-to-air - Free-to-air Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
CNBC Europe NBCUniversal International Networks - -
E! Subscription Subscription - Sky Entertainment Mix
Movies 24 - Subscription
Sky Cinema Premiere Sky Group Subscription Now Movies - - Sky Cinema
Sky Cinema Select
Sky Cinema Hits
Sky Cinema Greats
Sky Cinema Animation -
Sky Cinema Family
Sky Cinema Action
Sky Cinema Comedy
Sky Cinema Thriller
Sky Cinema Hits
Sky Cinema Sci Fi & Horror
Sky Sports Box Office Sky Group Pay-per-view Sky Box Office App - - Pay-per-view
Sky Sports Main Event Subscription - Now Sports - - Sky Sports
Sky Sports Premier League
Sky Sports Football
Sky Sports Cricket
Sky Sports Golf
Sky Sports F1
Sky Sports Action
Sky Sports Arena
Sky Sports News Sky Entertainment Mix
Sky Sports Mix
Sky Sports Racing At the Races Ltd.

(Sky Group / Arena Racing Company)

Warner Bros. Discovery

See also: Warner Bros. Discovery

Channels from Discovery Networks Northern Europe, TBS Europe and BT Sport (A joint venture between WBD and BT):

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Discovery Discovery Networks Northern Europe Subscription Discovery+ - - Sky Entertainment Mix
Animal Planet
TLC
Investigation Discovery Subscription - Subscription
Discovery History
Discovery Science
Discovery Turbo
DMAX Free-to-air - Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
Food Network
HGTV
Quest
Quest Red
Really -
Eurosport 1 Subscription Subscription - - Sky Entertainment Mix
Eurosport 2
TCM Movies TBS Europe Subscription -
Boomerang Sky Kids Kids Pack
Cartoon Network
Cartoonito -
CNN International Free-to-air Free-to-air - Free-to-air Player
BT Sport 1 BT Sport

(Warner Bros. Discovery / BT Group)

Subscription Subscription - BT Sport App & Website BT Sport Pack Full House
BT Sport 2
BT Sport 3
BT Sport 4
BT Sport Ultimate 4K UHD Only -

Narrative Capital

Channels owned by Narrative Capital (Purchased from Sony Pictures Television):

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
GREAT! Movies Narrative Entertainment Free-to-air - Free-to-air - Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
GREAT! Movies Action
GREAT! Romance Free-to-aira
GREAT! TV
Pop Max - -
Pop Free-to-air Player
Tiny Pop

Regional networks

Channels broadcast to a limited area (most channels are available to stream online from across the UK):

Wales

a Subject to regional variation. b Programming in Welsh.

Channel Name Owner/parent company Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
S4Cb S4C Authority S4C (S4C Clic; with adverts)
S4C (BBC iPlayer; without adverts)
Free-to-aira Free-to-Air Player TV
S4C HD
Local TV Cardiff Local Television Limited
Local TV North Wales

Scotland

a Subject to regional variation. b Programming in Scottish Gaelic.

Channel Name Owner/parent company Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
That's Scotland That's TV[nb 2] Free-to-air

England

a Subject to regional variation. b Programming in Cornish Celtic.

Channel Name Owner/parent company Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
London Live ESTV Free-to-air Free-to-view Player TV
Notts TV Confetti Media Group
Sheffield Live Sheffield Community Media Ltd.
NVTV Northern Visions
KMTV KM Television
Latest TV Latest TV Ltd.
Local TV Bristol Local Television Limited Free-to-view Player TV
Local TV Leeds
Local TV Liverpool
Local TV Birmingham
Local TV Teesside
Local TV Tyne & Wear
Manchester TV Local Television Limited
That's Thames Valley That's TV[nb 3] Player TV
That's Norfolk
That's Solent
That's Oxfordshire
That's Manchester
That's Cambridge Player TV
That's Lancashire
That's Surrey
That's Basingstoke
That's Salisbury
That's Reading
That's North Yorkshire
That's Swansea Bay
That's York
That's Cumbria

Northern Ireland

Channels from the Republic of Ireland available in Northern Ireland:

a Subject to regional variation. b Programming in Irish.

Channel Name Owner/parent company Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
RTÉ One RTÉ RTÉ One Free-to-aira - Bonus Pack Player TV
RTÉ2 RTÉ2
RTÉjr RTÉjr
TG4b Teilifís na Gaeilge TG4
Eir Sport 1 Eir Sport - Premium Full House

Single-channel and specialist networks

General

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
AMC from BT AMC Networks International / BT Group Subscription Subscription - - - - - -
National Geographic The Walt Disney Company/National Geographic Society Subscription Sky Entertainment Mix
Nat Geo Wild -
Talking Pictures TV Talking Pictures TV Ltd Free-to-air - Free-to-air Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
PBS America PBS UK LLC. Free-to-air
Together Community Channel Ltd.
That's TV Gold[nb 4] That's TV - VisionTV[8][nb 5] -
Court TV Court TV Ltd. - Free-to-air
ABN TV ABN TV - -
Africa Independent Television Daar Communications Ltd.
BEN Greener Technology Ltd. Free-to-air
Propeller TV Xiking Group -
Vox Africa Vox
FashionTV[nb 6] FashionTV Channelbox[10][nb 7]
Ayozat Ayozat TV Ayozat[11]
Earthx TV Earthx Free-to-air

Music

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Trace Hits TRACE Group Free-to-air - - Trace+ - Free-to-air Free -
Trace Vault
Now Rock All Around the World Productions - IPTV Manual Player
Now 80s - Free-to-air
Now 70s
Clubland TV Manual
Music and Memories Keep It Country TV Ltd. VisionTV[12][nb 8] Free-to-air Free-to-air -
That's 60s That's TV
That's 70s - - -
That's 80s
That's 90s

News

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
GB News All Perspectives Ltd. Free-to-air Free-to-air - - Free-to-air Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
Talk TV News UK

Sport

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Viaplay Xtra Viaplay Group - - - Viaplay - Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
Viaplay Sports 1 - Premium Premium
Viaplay Sports 2
La Liga TV Viaplay Group / LFP
Racing TV Racing UK Ltd. Racing TV
LFC TV Liverpool FC Subscription LFC TV
MUTV Manchester United FC Subscription - MUTV
GINX eSports TV Ginx TV Ltd.\Sky\ITV plc - Sky Entertainment Mix
SportyStuff[13][nb 9] Greyhound TV Limited - Free-to-air sportystuff.tv IPTV Free-to-air Free-to-air
Extreme Sports Channel AMC Networks International UK - - - channelbox [10][nb 10] IPTV - - -

Kids

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
BabyTV Fox Networks Group Subscription - - - - - Sky Kids Premium

Shopping

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
QVC QVC (Liberty Interactive) Free-to-air Free-to-air Free-to-air Free-to-air Player TV
QVC Beauty
QVC Extra
QVC Style Player TV
Create & Craft Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd. Free-to-air
Craft Extra
Ideal World Free-to-air Player TV
Ideal Extra
High Street TV 1 HSTV Media Ltd.
High Street TV 2 Manual Free-to-air
High Street TV 3
Home and Leisure TV
Best Direct Best Direct International VisionTV[14] Free-to-air[nb 11]
Gems TV GGC Ltd. Free-to-air Free-to-air Player TV
GR Shop Guthy-Renker UK Ltd.
Hochanda Hochanda Ltd.
Jewellery Maker Immediate Media TV Ltd. Free-to-air Player TV
JML Direct (The Store) JML Direct Ltd. VisionTV[15]
Rocks & Co Rocks and Co Ltd. Free-to-air
Shop 8 to 12 Immediate Media TV Ltd.
TJC The Jewellery Channel Ltd. VisionTV[16] Free-to-air Player TV
TJC Choice
TV Warehouse Canis 107 Ltd. Manual

Adult

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Get Lucky TV Grandiose TV Manual Free-to-air
Xpanded TV Txt Me TV Ltd. Free-to-air
Xpanded TV 2
The Adult Channel Playboy Enterprises Premium
Babes & Brazzers Pay-per-view
Babenation Cellcast Group Free-to-air Manual Free-to-air
Smile TV3
Studio 66 3 Neon X Manual Free-to-air
Television X Pay IPTV Premium

International networks

News

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Al Jazeera English Al Jazeera Free-to-air Free-to-air - Free-to-air Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
Al Jazeera Arabic - Mix
Arise News[17] Arise Media UK Ltd VisionTV IPTV [nb 12] Manual
Bloomberg Bloomberg L.P. Subscription - Free-to-air Sky Entertainment Player
CGTN China Central Television Free-to-air VisionTV[18] IPTV Free-to-air Free-to-air -
Channels 24 Channels Television Inc.
DW-TV Deutsche Welle VisionTV[19]
Euronews[10][nb 13] Euronews SA Channelbox Player
France 24[20][10][nb 14] France Médias Monde VisionTV
NDTV 24x7 New Delhi Television Ltd. Manual
News18 India Network18 Group -
NHK World-Japan HD NHK - Free-to-air Free-to-air Player
Times Now Times Global Broadcasting Co Ltd. Free-to-air VisionTV[21] Manual -
TVC News Continental Broadcasting Service (Nigeria) Free-to-air

General

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
&TV Zee Entertainment Enterprises Manual Free-to-air Mix
Aaj Tak India Today
ABP News ABP Group
Abu Dhabi TV Abu Dhabi Media
Ahlebait TV Ahlebait TV Network Ltd.
Ahlulbayt TV Ahlulbayt TV Ltd.
Akaal Channel Akaal Channel Ltd.
Al Arabiya Al Arabiya News Channel FZ-LLC
Arabia One Vision TV Network IPTV
ARY Digital ARY Group Sky Entertainment Premium
ARY News Manual Free-to-air Mix
ARY Qtv
ATN Bangla Channel S Plus Ltd.
B4U Movies B4U Sky Entertainment Premium
B4U Music Free-to-air Free-to-air Mix
Bangla TV Bangla TV Ltd. Manual
Brit Asia TV Mr. D S Bal
British Muslim TV Vision TV Network IPTV
CCTV4 China Central Television
CCTV9 Documentary
Channel i Channel i Ltd. Manual Free-to-air
Channel S Channel S Global Ltd.
DM Plus TV DM Digital Television Ltd.
Dunya News Dunya News Ltd.
Eman Channel Eman Channel Ltd.
Geo News Independent Media Corporation Manual Free-to-air
Geo Tez
Geo TV
Glory TV Glory TV Ltd.
Hellenic TV Hellenic Television Ltd. IPTV
Hidayat TV Intellivision Broadcast UK Ltd. Manual Free-to-air
Huda TV Huda TV Channel. IPTV
Hum Europe Hum TV Manual Free-to-air Mix
IQRA TV Channel S Plus Ltd.
IQRA Bangla
Islam Channel Mohammed Ali Harrath Free-to-air
Islam Channel Urdu Islam Channel Urdu Ltd. Manual
JSTV1 NHK Cosmomedia Europe Ltd. Pay IPTV
JSTV2
Kyknet M-Net
Kyknet NOU
Madani Channel Dawat-e-Islami Manual Free-to-air
MATV National Middlesex Broadcasting Corporation Ltd.
MTA-Muslim TV Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
Muslim Ummah Muslim Ummah TV Ltd.
My Portuguese TV Vision TV Network IPTV
NDTV Good Times New Delhi Television Ltd. Premium
Nollywood Movies Nollywood Movies Ltd. Premium Mix
Noor TV Al Ehya Digital Television Ltd. Manual Free-to-air
NTV International Television Channel Ltd.
Peace TV Zakir Naik
Peace TV Urdu
Phoenix Chinese News and Entertainment Channel Phoenix Television
PolskaPlus Vision TV Network IPTV
PTC Punjabi PTC Network Manual Free-to-air
PTV Global Pakistan Television Corporation
PTV Prime Pakistan Television Corporation
Safeer TV Sareer TV
SAMAA TV Jaag Broadcasting Systems Ltd.
Sangat TV Sangat TV Ltd.
Sikh Channel TV Legal Ltd.
Sino Futuvision Holding OY
Sony Entertainment Television Asia Sony Pictures Networks Sky Entertainment Premium
Sony Max Sky Entertainment
Sony SAB Manual Free-to-air Mix
Takbeer TV Takbeer TV Ltd.
TelelFrance Vision TV Network IPTV
TV99 East and West Entertainment Manual Free-to-air
TV5 Monde Europe TV5 Monde SA Full House
TV One Light Upon Light Media Ltd.
TV Record Record TV Network
TV Record HD
Ummah Channel Ummah Channel Ltd.
UMP Movies UTV Software Communications Mix
Utsav Plus Star India Subscription Subscription Sky Entertainment Premium
Utsav Bharat -
Utsav Gold Premium
Venus TV Venus TV Ltd.
Zee Cinema Zee Entertainment Enterprises Sky Entertainment Premium
Zee Punjabi
Zee TV
Zing Manual Free-to-air Mix

Religion

Channel Name Subsidiary SD HD +1 Streaming Freeview[2] Freesat[3] Sky[4] Virgin TV[5]
Aastha TV Hinduism TV Ltd. Manual Free-to-air
Believe TV Believe TV Ltd.
Daystar HD Daystar Television Network VisionTV[22] Free-to-air
EWTN Catholic Eternal World Television Network Manual
Faith World TV World Evangelism Bible Church
Flow TV Flow TV Ltd.
God Channel The Angel Foundation IPTV Free-to-air Fun
Gospel Channel Gospel Channel Manual
Hillsong Trinity Broadcasting Network
Inspiration The Inspiration Network IPTV Free-to-air
KICC TV Kingsway International Christian Centre Manual
Loveworld TV Loveworld Ltd.
Olive TV Zion of the Holy One of Israel Ministries
Revelation Revelation TV Ltd. VisionTV[23] IPTV[nb 15] Free-to-air
Sonlife Jimmy Swaggart Ministries
TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network Free-to-air Manual
The Word Network Adell Broadcasting
3ABN Three Angels Broadcasting Network Free-to-air[nb 16]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ This SD channel is broadcast on Freeview as part of the HD television spectrum[7]
  2. ^ This channel is broadcast on Freeview channel 91 as That’s TV Gold without the local news[8]
  3. ^ All of the local channels operated by That's TV are a simulcast of That’s TV Gold, broadcast on Freeview channel 91, with added local news at 6pm[8]
  4. ^ This is a simulcast of the local That’s TV service with the local news taken out
  5. ^ This is a free-to-air streaming service on Freeview channel 264 for people with internet-connected televisions.
  6. ^ Programmes from FashionTV and FTV.com can also be found on Edgy TV, broadcasting free-to-air on the VisionTV platform[9]
  7. ^ This is a free-to-air streaming service on Freeview channel 271 for people with internet-connected televisions.
  8. ^ Music and Memories is currently only available on Freeview as a free-to-air channel via this streaming service on Freeview channel 264.
  9. ^ SportyStuff is also available on Freeview as a free-to-air channel via the streaming service VisionTV on Freeview channel 264.
  10. ^ This is a free-to-air streaming service on Freeview channel 271 for people with internet-connected televisions.
  11. ^ Via streaming service VisionTV.
  12. ^ Arise News is available on Freeview as a free-to-air channel via VisionTV and on its own streaming service Freeview Channel 269.
  13. ^ Channelbox (Freeview channel 271) carries Euronews English, Euronews Russian and Africanews
  14. ^ France 24 is available on Freeview as a free-to-air channel via streaming services VisionTV and Channelbox.
  15. ^ Revelation TV can be found streaming on Vision TV and via its own channel on Freeview 281.
  16. ^ 3ABN operates a streaming channel on Freeview 283 carrying 8 channels after it got removed from VisionTV earlier this year.

References

  1. ^ Taking the base Sky EPG TV Channels. A breakdown is impossible due to a) the number of platforms, b) duplication of services, c) regional services, d) part time operations, and e) audio. For the Sky platform alone, there were 485 TV stations, additionally 57 "timeshifted versions", 36 HDTV versions, 42 regional TV options, 81 audio channels, and 5 promotion channels as of mid-2010
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "UK DTT Freeview Channels". Unsatisfactory Software. 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Freesat Channel Guide" (PDF). Freesat. 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "List of channels on Sky Q (United Kingdom & Ireland)". tvchannellists.com. 1 August 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Virgin Media Channel Guide". 1 August 2016.
  6. ^ "What is 5Select". Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd. 17 December 2018.
  7. ^ The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies (new series on 5Select) television promo on Channel 5, broadcast at various times in October 2021
  8. ^ a b c "That's TV Gold – That's TV".
  9. ^ "VisionTV".
  10. ^ a b c d "Home". channelbox.tv.
  11. ^ "Ayozat TV".
  12. ^ "VisionTV".
  13. ^ "VisionTV".
  14. ^ "VisionTV".
  15. ^ "VisionTV".
  16. ^ "VisionTV".
  17. ^ "VisionTV".
  18. ^ "VisionTV".
  19. ^ "VisionTV".
  20. ^ "VisionTV".
  21. ^ "VisionTV".
  22. ^ "VisionTV".
  23. ^ "VisionTV".