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, two or twenty-four 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[edit]

BBC[edit]

ITV[edit]

The ITV network is owned by ITV Network Limited, which in turn is owned by ITV plc, STV Group, and UTV Media.

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)

Owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a subsidiary of ITV plc:

  • ITV2 (DTT)
    • ITV2 +1 (DTT)
    • ITV2 HD
  • ITV3 (DTT)
    • ITV3 +1 (DTT)
    • ITV3 HD
  • ITV4 (DTT)
    • ITV4 +1 (DTT)
    • ITV4 Plus (soon to become either ITVBe or ITV Encore)
    • ITV4 HD
  • CITV (DTT)
  • The Store (DTT)

Channel 4[edit]

  • 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 (DTT)
    • Film4 HD
  • 4seven (DTT)

Channel 5[edit]

Channel 5 Broadcasting is a subsidiary of Northern & Shell.

  • Channel 5 (DTT)
    • Channel 5 +1 (DTT)
    • Channel 5 +24 (DTT)
    • Channel 5 HD
  • 5* (DTT)
  • 5USA (DTT)
    • 5USA +1

S4C[edit]

Owned by the S4C Authority:

  • S4C (DTT in Wales)

Multichannel broadcasters[edit]

Sky[edit]

Entertainment:

News:

Movies:

  • 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 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 Movies Superheroes
    • Sky Movies Superheroes HD

Sports:

Various

UKTV[edit]

UKTV is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive

Viacom[edit]

Operated by Viacom International Media Networks (Europe):

Operated by Nickelodeon UK, part-owned by BSkyB

BET is operated through BET Networks, a Viacom subsidiary.

The Comedy Central channels are operated by Paramount UK Partnership, in which BSkyB owns 25 percent.

Discovery Networks[edit]

Disney–ABC Television Group[edit]

A+E Networks UK[edit]

A+E Networks UK is a joint-venture between A+E Networks and BSkyB

Universal Networks International[edit]

Universal Networks International is a subsidiary of NBCUniversal

Turner Broadcasting System Europe[edit]

Fox International Channels[edit]

The National Geographic channel are owned by NGC-UK Partnership, part-owned by the National Geographic Society.

Sony Pictures Television[edit]

Chello Zone[edit]

CBS Chellozone UK Channels Partnership is a joint-venture between CBS Studios International and Chello Zone

Owned by Chello Zone:

Box Television[edit]

Box Television is a joint-venture between Bauer Media Group and Channel Four Television Corporation.

CSC Media Group[edit]

Eurosport[edit]

Owned by TF1 Group and Discovery Communications

BT Group[edit]

  • BT Sport 1 (DTT)
    • BT Sport 1 HD
  • BT Sport 2 (DTT)
    • BT Sport 2 HD
  • ESPN
    • ESPN HD

Other channels[edit]

General entertainment, lifestyle, movies, sports and music channels that target a general audience.

Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive:

Owned by Information TV Limited:

Irish channels available in Northern Ireland:

Others:

Local channels[edit]

Channels that broadcast to a specific local area.

  • Estuary TV, owned by Estuary TV CIC Ltd
  • London Live, owned by London Evening Standard (Lebedev Holdings Limited)
  • Bonanza Bonanza, owned by Canis Media

News channels[edit]

English language news channels, most of them non-domestic.

Owned by Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera Media Network)

Others:

Religious channels[edit]

Shopping channels[edit]

Owned by QVC, part of Liberty Media:

Owned by Ideal Shopping Direct plc:

Owned by JML Direct Ltd.:

Owned by The Genuine Gemstone Company:

Owned by HSTV Media Limited

  • High Street TV
  • High Street Xtra

Owned by Thane Direct UK Ltd.

  • Thane Direct
  • Tristar

Others:

  • 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
  • Jewellery Channel (DTT), owned by The Jewellery Channel Ltd.
  • PaversShoes.tv, owned by Pavers Shoes
  • Retail TV, owned by Retail Therapy Media Ltd
  • Rocks & Co 1 (DTT), owned by Rocks and Co Productions Limited
  • TV Shop, owned by TV Shop Broadcasting Limited
  • TV Warehouse, owned by Canis 107 Limited
  • V Channel, owned by Avalon Capital Ltd

International channels[edit]

Channels with content from foreign broadcasters targeting various minority communities in the UK.

Gaming, Dating and Specialist channels[edit]

  • Alexcasino, owned by Monte Carlo Ltd
  • Chat Box, owned by 4D Interactive Limited
  • Dating Channel, owned by Euro Digital Corporation Limited
  • Gay Network, owned by 4D Interactive Limited
  • Psychic Today, owned by Majestic TV Limited
  • Smart Live Casino, owned by Smart TV Broadcasting Limited
  • Super Casino, owned by Netplay TV Broadcasting Limited

Adult channels[edit]

Owned by Playboy Enterprises:

Owned by Cellcast Group

Owned by Northern & Shell:

  • Cheeky Chat
  • Dirty Talk
  • Electric Blue
  • Fantasy
  • Flirt TV
  • Girl Next Door
  • Play TV
  • Red Hot 18s
  • Red Hot Amateur
  • Red Hot Mums
  • Studio 66 TV 1
  • Studio 66 TV 2
  • Studio 66 TV 3
  • Television X (DTT)
  • TVX Brits
  • Viewers' Wives
  • XXXCESS


Others:

  • Blue Kiss TV (DTT), owned by Square 1 Management Limited
  • Cruzr TV, owned by Cruzr TV
  • Storm, owned by Chat Central Ltd
  • Xpanded TV (DTT), owned by Txt Me TV Limited
  • Xpanded TV 2

Defunct channels[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]


References[edit]

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