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What channels are on Sky TV?

With more digital TV options available than ever before, Sky TV is still one of the biggest providers on the market. If you want to know what channels are on Sky TV, we have a complete list below, but here are some of the most popular channels, some of which you can only get directly from Sky TV.
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Sky Atlantic

Sky Atlantic is the home of some of the best new content available and can only be accessed by either Sky TV customers or NOW subscribers, featuring the best content from Sky, HBO and Showtime.

It's the only place to watch HBO shows in the UK, making it the home of US blockbusters like Succession, The Last of Us, House of the Dragon, Westworld, Watchmen, Big Little Lies and True Detective.

Sky Showcase

Sky Showcase recently replaced Sky's first channel, and the UK's oldest non-terrestrial TV channel, Sky One. Sky Showcase is now the new home of the best content in Sky's portfolio.

It airs all sorts of documentaries, comedies and films, including everything from Blacklist to Modern Family and The Simpsons.

Sky Max

Sky Max is another newly launched channel which will be the home of original Sky TV shows such as COBRA and A League Of Their Own, as well as panel shows like Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Russell Howard Hour and DC Superheroes shows.

Sky Sci-Fi

Previously known as Syfy, Sky Sci-Fi is the home of all things science fiction, including Killjoys, Krypton, Battlestar Galactica, Futurama, and The Twilight Zone. With plenty of its own original content, there will always be a new weird and wonderful show for you to geek out over.

Sky Sports

The 11 Sky Sports channels aren’t part of Sky’s Signature TV package but can be added either altogether or individually. These include Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Formula 1.

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Sky Cinema

Sky Cinema channels can also be added to your Sky TV package, with 11 movie channels and on-demand access to over 1,000 movies.

Netflix on Sky

The streaming giant is now fully integrated into the Sky TV viewing experience, allowing you to search and stream Netflix content seamlessly via your Sky Q set-top box or Sky Glass. You can either connect an existing Netflix account to your Sky device or sign up directly through your Sky TV subscription.

Disney Plus on Sky

Sky has been the Disney destination for UK audiences for years, and the launch of Disney Plus threatened to change that. However, Sky customers can now stream the wonderful world of Disney through their Sky Q boxes, while Sky Cinema Disney remains the first place to see Disney movies after they’ve appeared in cinemas.

Sky Freeview channels

You can access all of the 250 Freeview channels directly through your Sky TV set-top box, including BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, and Channel 4 (including HD) as well as Dave, Yesterday and Challenge and movie channels like Film4 and TCM.

Full Sky channels list:

Get access to all the Sky TV channels listed below when you switch to Sky TV.

Entertainment channels

  • Sky Arts

  • Sky Atlantic

  • Sky Challenge

  • Sky Comedy

  • Sky Crime

  • Sky Documentaries

  • Sky History

  • Sky History 2

  • Sky Max

  • Sky Nature

  • Sky Replay

  • Sky Sci-Fi

  • Sky Showcase

  • Sky Sports Mix

  • Sky Sports News

  • Sky Sports Racing

  • Sky Witness

  • Plus Freeview channels (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 etc.)

Sky Cinema channels

Sky Cinema will often change the names of its channels to match seasonal trends. e.g. Sky Cinema Christmas, Sky Cinema Horror, Sky Cinema Super Heroes, etc.

  • Sky Cinema Premiere

  • Sky Cinema Hits

  • Sky Cinema Greats

  • Sky Cinema Disney

  • Sky Cinema Family

  • Sky Cinema Action

  • Sky Cinema Comedy

  • Sky Cinema Romance

  • Sky Cinema Thriller

  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi and Horror

  • Sky Cinema Select

Sky Sports channels

  • Sky Sports Premier League

  • Sky Sports Football

  • Sky Sports Cricket

  • Sky Sports Golf

  • Sky Sports F1

  • Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena

  • Sky Sports Mix

  • Sky Sports News

  • Sky Sports Racing

Also Includes

There are also a number of on-demand channels and apps you can access with Sky TV subscription.

  • 60+ Catch-up channels

  • 500+ Box Sets

  • Sky Go App

  • Kids TV & App

  • Sky 3D

  • Multiscreen

  • Sky Go Extra

Our best Sky TV deals

Want a bigger and better TV package? Check out the latest Sky TV deals on Uswitch.


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What channels are on NOW TV?

Interested in the flexibility of NOW TV but not sure what you can actually get with it? This guide gives you all the channels you can get with NOW TV memberships.

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