List of television stations in the United Kingdom
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This is a list of television stations in the United Kingdom available on digital terrestrial, satellite and cable systems.
Some channels have a "timeshift" service with the same programming (and usually advertisements as well) broadcast one or two hours later to give viewers another chance to catch a favourite programme, and some have an HD simulcast that broadcasts the same programming in high-definition.
Public service broadcasters 
- BBC One (DTT)
- BBC Two (DTT)
- BBC Three (DTT)
- BBC Four (DTT)
- CBBC (DTT)
- CBeebies (DTT)
- BBC News (DTT)
- BBC Parliament (DTT)
- BBC Alba, operated with MG Alba (DTT in Scotland)
Owned by ITV plc:
- ITV (DTT)
- ITV +1 (DTT)
- ITV HD (DTT)
Owned by STV Group:
- STV (DTT)
- STV +1 (DTT)
- STV HD (DTT)
Owned by UTV Media:
- UTV (DTT)
- UTV +1 (DTT)
- UTV HD (DTT)
Channel 4 
- Channel 4 (DTT)
- Channel 4 +1 (DTT)
- Channel 4 HD (DTT)
- E4 (DTT)
- E4 +1 (DTT)
- E4 HD
- More4 (DTT)
- More4 +1
- More4 HD
- Film4 (DTT)
- Film4 +1
- Film4 HD
- 4seven (DTT)
Channel 5 
Channel 5 Broadcasting is a subsidiary of Northern & Shell.
Owned by the S4C Authority:
- S4C (DTT in Wales)
Multichannel broadcasters 
- Sky1 +1
- Sky1 HD
- Sky Atlantic
- Sky Atlantic +1
- Sky Atlantic HD
- Sky Living
- Sky Living +1
- Sky Living HD
- Sky Livingit
- Sky Livingit +1
- Pick TV (DTT)
- Pick TV +1
- Challenge (DTT)
- Challenge +1
- Sky Arts 1
- Sky Arts 1 HD
- Sky Arts 2
- Sky Arts 2 HD
- Sky 3D
- Sky News (DTT)
- Sky News HD
- Sky Movies Action & Adventure
- Sky Movies Action & Adventure HD
- Sky Movies Box Office
- Sky Movies Box Office HD 1
- Sky Movies Box Office HD 2
- Sky Movies Comedy
- Sky Movies Comedy HD
- Sky Movies Crime & Thriller
- Sky Movies Crime & Thriller HD
- Sky Movies Disney
- Sky Movies Disney HD
- Sky Movies Drama & Romance
- Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD
- Sky Movies Family
- Sky Movies Family HD
- Sky Movies Greats
- Sky Movies Greats HD
- Sky Movies Premiere
- Sky Movies Premiere +1
- Sky Movies Premiere HD
- Sky Movies Sci Fi & Horror
- Sky Movies Sci Fi & Horror HD
- Sky Movies Select
- Sky Movies Select HD
- Sky Movies Showcase
- Sky Movies Showcase HD
- Sky Sports 1 (DTT)
- Sky Sports 1 HD
- Sky Sports 2 (DTT)
- Sky Sports 2 HD
- Sky Sports 3
- Sky Sports 3 HD
- Sky Sports 4
- Sky Sports 4 HD
- Sky Sports F1
- Sky Sports F1 HD
- Sky Sports News
- Sky Sports News HD
- Pub Channel
- Sky Insider HD
- Alibi +1
- Alibi HD
- Eden +1
- Eden HD
- Dave (DTT)
- Dave ja vu
- Dave HD
- Gold (DTT)
- Gold +1
- Good Food
- Good Food +1
- Good Food HD
- Home (DTT)
- Home +1
- Really (DTT)
- Watch +1
- Watch HD
- Yesterday (DTT)
- Yesterday +1
Operated by Viacom International Media Networks (Europe):
- MTV +1
- MTV HD
- MTV Base
- MTV Classic
- MTV Dance
- MTV Hits
- MTV Live
- MTV Live HD
- MTV Music
- MTV Rocks
- Viva (DTT)
Operated by Nickelodeon UK, part-owned by BSkyB
BET is operated through BET Networks, a Viacom subsidiary.
- BET +1
The Comedy Central channels are operated by Paramount UK Partnership, in which BSkyB owns 25 percent.
Discovery Networks 
- Discovery Channel
- Discovery Channel +1
- Discovery HD
- Animal Planet
- Animal Planet +1
- Animal Planet HD
- Discovery History
- Discovery History +1
- Discovery Science
- Discovery Science +1
- Discovery Turbo
- Investigation Discovery
- Investigation Discovery +1
- DMAX +1
- Quest (DTT)
- Quest +1
- Discovery Home & Health
- Discovery Home & Health +1
- Discovery Shed
- TLC +1
- TLC HD
- Disney Channel
- Disney Channel +1
- Disney Channel HD
- Disney Junior
- Disney Junior +
- Disney Junior HD
- Disney XD
- Disney XD +1
- Disney XD HD
A+E Networks UK 
Universal Networks International is a subsidiary of NBCUniversal
- E! HD
- Syfy +1
- Syfy HD
- Universal Channel
- Universal Channel +1
- Universal Channel HD
- Style Network
- Movies 24
- Movies 24 +
- TCM HD
- TCM 2
- Boomerang +1
- Cartoon Network
- Cartoon Network HD
- Cartoon Network Too
- CNN International
Fox International Channels 
The National Geographic channel are owned by NGC-UK Partnership, part-owned by the National Geographic Society.
- National Geographic Channel
- National Geographic Channel +1
- National Geographic Channel HD
- Nat Geo Wild
- Nat Geo Wild HD
Sony Pictures Television 
- More Than Movies
- More Than Movies +1
- Movies4Men +1
- Sony Entertainment Television
- Sony Entertainment Television +1
- Sony Movie Channel
- Sony Movie Channel +1
CBS Chellozone 
Box Television 
Box Television is a joint-venture between Bauer Media Group and Channel Four Television Corporation.
CSC Media Group 
- Chart Show TV
- Chart Show Dance
- The Vault
- Pop Girl
- Pop Girl +1
- Tiny Pop
- Tiny Pop +1
Owned through the Moving Movies Ltd subsidiary:
Other channels 
General entertainment, lifestyle, movies, sports and music channels that target a general audience.
Owned by Chello Zone:
Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive:
- Food Network (DTT)
- Food Network +1
- Travel Channel, owned by Travel Channel International Ltd.
- Travel Channel +1
Owned by Information TV Limited:
- Information TV
- Showcase 2
Irish channels available in Northern Ireland:
- RTÉ One (DTT in Northern Ireland), owned by Raidió Teilifís Éireann
- RTÉ Two (DTT in Northern Ireland), owned by Raidió Teilifís Éireann
- TG4 (DTT in Northern Ireland), owned by Teilifís na Gaeilge
- Setanta Ireland, owned by Setanta Sports
- Setanta Sports 1, owned by Setanta Sports
- The Africa Channel, owned by The Africa Channel LLC
- AIT International, owned by UK Entertainment Limited
- BEN, owned by Greener Technology Limited
- Controversial TV, owned by Edge Media
- Klear TV, owned by Millennium Media House Limited
- My Channel, owned by Record Group
- Open Heaven TV, owned by Open Heavens Media Limited
- PBS America, owned by PBS UK LLC
- Propeller TV, owned by Xiking Group
- Seven, owned by Immage Studios Ltd
- VoxAfrica, owned by Vox
- The Active Channel, owned by Active Channel Limited
- Fashion One, owned by Bigfoot Entertainment
- Fitness TV, owned by Fitness TV Limited
- Holiday & Cruise, owned by JAN Media Limited
- Horse & Country TV, owned by Horse & Country TV Limited
- Luxury Life, owned by Luxury Broadcasting Limited
- Wedding TV, owned by Wedding TV Limited
- MGM HD, owned by MGM Channel (UK) Limited (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/BSkyB)
- Nollywood Movies, owned by Nollywood Movies Ltd.
- Capital TV, owned by Global Music Television (Global Radio)
- Channel AKA, owned by All Around the World Productions
- Greatest Hits, owned by UltimateHits Limited
- Clubland TV, owned by All Around the World Productions
- Heart TV, owned by Global Music Television (Global Radio)
- Planet Pop, owned by All Around the World Productions
- Starz TV, owned by Cloud Television One Limited
- Vintage TV, owned by Vintage Entertainment Limited
- Community Channel (DTT), owned by Media Trust
- At the Races, owned by BSkyB/Arena Leisure/28 UK racecourses
- BoxNation, owned by Boxing Channel Media Limited
- Chelsea TV, owned by Chelsea F.C./BSkyB
- LFC TV, owned by Liverpool FC
- Motors TV, owned by Motors TV S.A.
- MUTV, owned by Manchester United F.C.
- Premier Sports, owned by Premier Media
- Premier Sports Xtra, owned by Premier Media
- Primetime, owned by Portland TV Ltd
- Racing UK, owned by Racing UK Limited
- Sports Tonight Live, owned by Sportstalk Ltd.
- Trace Sports, owned by Trace TV
- mstv entertainment, owned by moon star communication
News channels 
English language news channels, most of the non-domestic.
- Al Jazeera English (DTT), owned by Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera Media Network)
- ARISE News, owned by ARISE Media UK Limited
- Bloomberg Television, owned by Bloomberg L.P.
- CCTV News, owned by China Central Television
- CNBC Europe, owned by NBCUniversal
- CNC World, owned by CNC
- eNCA Africa, owned by e.Sat TV
- Euronews, owned by SOCEMIE
- Fox News Channel, owned by Fox News Network LLC (News Corporation)
- France 24, owned by AEF
- NDTV 24x7, owned by New Delhi Television Ltd.
- NHK World HD, owned by NHK
- RT (DTT), owned by RIA Novosti
Religious channels 
- Believe TV, owned by Believe TV Limited
- Christian, owned by Vision247
- Daystar, owned by Daystar Television Network
- EWTN TV, owned by Eternal Word Television Network
- Faith World TV, owned by World Evangelism Bible Church
- God Channel, owned by The Angel Foundation
- Gospel Channel
- Inspiration, owned by The Inspiration Network
- KICC TV, owned by Kingsway International Christian Centre
- Loveworld TV, owned by Loveworld Ltd.
- Olive TV, owned by Zion of the Holy One of Israel Ministries
- Praise TV, owned by Destiny Broadcasting Network Europe Limited
- Revelation, owned by Revelation TV Ltd.
- SonLife Broadcasting Network, owned by Jimmy Swaggart Ministries
- TBN Europe, owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network
- UCB TV, owned by United Christian Broadcasters
- Word Network, owned by Adell Broadcasting
Shopping channels 
Owned by Bid Shopping:
Owned by Ideal Shopping Direct plc:
Owned by JML Direct Ltd.:
- JML Direct
- JML Living
Owned by The Genuine Gemstone Company:
- Argos TV, owned by Argos Limited (Home Retail Group)
- Best Direct, owned by Best Direct (International) Ltd.
- Celebrity Shop, owned by Guthy-Renker UK Ltd.
- The Dept Store, owned by The Broadcast House Limited
- High Street TV, owned by HSTV Media Limited
- Jewellery Channel, owned by The Jewellery Channel Ltd.
- PaversShoes.tv, owned by Pavers Shoes
- Pitch TV, owned by Pitchwell Group Ltd.
- Pitch World, owned by Pitchwell Group Ltd.
- Retail TV, owned by Retail Therapy Media Ltd
- Rocks & Co 1, owned by Rocks and Co Productions Limited
- Thane Direct, owned by Thane Direct UK Ltd.
- TV Shop, owned by TV Shop Broadcasting Limited
- V Channel, owned by Avalon Capital Ltd
International channels 
Channels with content from foreign broadcasters targeting various minority communities in the UK.
- 9XM, owned by 9X Media
- AAG, owned by Independent Media Corporation
- Aaj Tak, owned by TV Today Network
- Aastha TV, owned by Aastha Broadcasting Network Ltd.
- ABP News, owned by ABP Group
- Abu Dhabi TV, owned by Abu Dhabi Media
- Ahlebait TV, owned by Ahlebait TV Network Ltd
- Ahlulbayt TV, owned by Ahlulbayt TV Ltd.
- Al Jazeera Children's Channel, owned by Al Jazeera(Al Jazeera Media Network)
- ARY Digital, owned by ARY Group
- ARY One World, owned by ARY Group
- ARY Qtv, owned by ARY Group
- ATN Bangla, owned by Channel S Plus Limited
- B4U Movies, owned by B4U
- B4U Music, owned by B4U
- Bangla TV, owned by Bangla TV Ltd.
- Brit Asia TV, owned by Mr D S Bal
- Channel 9 UK, owned by International Television Channel Europe Ltd.
- Channel i, owned by Channel i Ltd
- Channel S, owned by Channel S Global Ltd.
- Colors, owned by Viacom 18
- DM Digital, owned by DM Digital Television Ltd.
- GEO News, owned by Independent Media Corporation
- GEO UK, owned by Independent Media Corporation
- Glory TV, owned by Glory TV Ltd.
- Hidayat TV, owned by Intellivision Broadcast (UK) Ltd.
- IQRA TV, owned by Channel S Plus Limited
- Islam Channel, owned by Islam Channel Ltd.
- Madani Channel, owned by Dawat-e-Islami
- MATV National, owned by Middlesex Broadcasting Corporation Ltd.
- MTA Muslim TV, owned by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
- Noor TV, owned by Al Ehya Digital Television Ltd.
- NTV, owned by International Television Channel Ltd.
- Peace TV, owned by Zakir Naik
- Peace TV Urdu, owned by Zakir Naik
- Phoenix CNE, owned by Phoenix Television
- PTC Punjabi, owned by PTC Network
- PTV Global, owned by Pakistan Television Corporation
- PTV Prime, owned by Pakistan Television Corporation
- Record TV, owned by Record TV Network
- Rishtey, owned by Viacom 18
- SAB TV, owned by Multi Screen Media (Sony Pictures Television)
- Sahara One, owned by Sahara One Media and Entertainment Ltd.
- SAMAA TV, owned by Jaag Broadcasting Systems (Pvt.) Limited
- Sangat TV, owned by Sangat TV Limited
- SET Max, owned by Multi Screen Media (Sony Pictures Television)
- Sikh Channel, owned by Sikh Channel Community Interest Company Limited
- Sky News Arabia, owned by BSkyB
- Sony Entertainment Television Asia, owned by Multi Screen Media (Sony Pictures Television)
- STAR Gold, owned by STAR TV (News Corporation)
- STAR Life OK, owned by STAR TV (News Corporation)
- STAR Plus, owned by STAR TV (News Corporation)
- STAR Plus HD, owned by STAR TV (News Corporation)
- Sunrise TV, owned by Sunrise TV Ltd.
- Takbeer TV, owned by Takbeer TV Limited
- TV5MONDE Europe, owned by TV5MONDE, S.A.
- Ummah Channel, owned by Ummah Channel Limited
- UMP Movies, owned by UTV Software Communications (The Walt Disney Company)
- UMP Stars, owned by UTV Software Communications(The Walt Disney Company)
- Venus TV, owned by Venus TV Ltd.
- Vision, owned by Vision247
- Vision 2, owned by Vision247
- Zee Café, owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
- Zee Cinema, owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
- Zee Punjabi, owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
- Zee TV, owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
- Zing, owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Gaming, Dating and Specialist channels 
- Chat Box, owned by 4D Interactive Limited
- Dating Channel, owned by Euro Digital Corporation Limited
- Gay Network, owned by 4D Interactive Limited
- GayXchange, owned by Euro Digital Corporation Limited
- Psychic Today, owned by Majestic TV Limited
- Renault TV, owned by Renault
- Smart Live Casino, owned by Smart TV Broadcasting Limited
- Super Casino, owned by Netplay TV Broadcasting Limited
Adult channels 
Owned by Playboy Enterprises:
- Adult Channel
- My Ex-Girlfriends
- Playboy Lesbian
- Playboy TV
- PlayboyTV Chat
- Red Light 1
- Red Light 3
- Red Light 4
- XXX First Timers
- XXX Gay
- XXX Mums
Owned by Cellcast Group
Owned by Northern & Shell:
- Blue Tube
- Cheeky Chat
- Dirty Talk
- Flirt TV 2
- Red Hot 18s
- Red Hot Amateur
- Red Hot Mums
- Studio 66 TV 1
- Studio 66 TV 2
- Studio 66 TV 3
- Studio 66 TV 4
- Television X
- TVX Brits
- UK Swingers
- Viewers' Wives
Owned by Satellite Entertainment Limited:
- Essex Babes
- Northern Birds
- Blue Kiss TV, owned by Square 1 Management Limited
- Get Lucky TV, owned by Grandiose Limited
- Lucky Star, owned by Escape Channel Limited
- Storm, owned by Chat Central Ltd
- xxXpanded TV, owned by Txt Me TV Limited
Future channels and events 
- Made in Bristol
Before 2014 
Unknown dates 
- City TV on DTT channel 8 (Birmingham only)
- Latest TV on DTT channel 8 (Brighton only)
- Lincolnshire Living on channel 8 (Grimsby only)
- Made in Bristol on DTT channel 8 (Bristol only)
- Made in Cardiff on DTT channel 45 (Cardiff only)
- Mustard TV on channel 8 (Norwich only)
- NVTV on DTT channel 8 (Belfast only)
- QVC HD on Sky
- Setanta HD on Sky (Northern Ireland only)
- STV HD on Freesat and Sky (Scotland only)
- That's Oxford on DTT channel 8 (Oxford only)
- That’s Solent on DTT channel 8 (Southampton only)
Defunct channels 
See also 
- International BBC television channels
- List of television stations in Northern Ireland
- List of British radio stations
- List of ITV channels
- Lists of television channels
- Restricted Service Licence
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