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List of British television channels

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 broadcaster

BBC

ITV

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:

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

Channel 5

Channel 5 Broadcasting is a subsidiary of Northern & Shell.

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

S4C

Owned by the S4C Authority:

  • S4C (DTT in Wales)

Multichannel broadcasters

BSkyB

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 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

Sports:

  • Sky Sports 1
    • Sky Sports 1 HD
  • Sky Sports 2
    • 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

Various

UKTV

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

Viacom

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

Disney–ABC Television Group

  • 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

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

  • CI
    • CI +1
    • CI HD
  • History
    • History +1
    • History HD
  • H2
  • Lifetime

Universal Networks International

Universal Networks International is a subsidiary of NBCUniversal

Turner Broadcasting System Europe

Fox International Channels

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

Sony Pictures Television

  • More Than Movies
    • More Than Movies +1
  • Movies4Men
    • Movies4Men +1
  • Sony Entertainment Television
    • Sony Entertainment Television +1
  • Sony Movie Channel
    • Sony Movie Channel +1

Chello Zone

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

Owned by Chello Zone:

Box Television

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

CSC Media Group

Previously owned through the Moving Movies Ltd subsidiary:

Eurosport

Owned by TF1 Group and Discovery Communications

BT Group

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

Other channels

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:

  • 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
  • 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

Local channels

Channels that broadcast to a specific local area.

News channels

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

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 QVC, part of Liberty Media:

Owned by Bid Shopping:

Owned by Ideal Shopping Direct plc:

Owned by JML Direct Ltd.:

Owned by The Genuine Gemstone Company:

Others:

International channels

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

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:

Owned by Cellcast Group

Owned by Northern & Shell:

  • Blue Tube
  • Cheeky Chat
  • Cream
  • Dirty Talk
  • Filth
  • 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
  • XXXCESS

Owned by Satellite Entertainment Limited:

  • Essex Babes
  • LivexxxBabes
  • Northern Birds
  • SportxxxGirls

Others:

  • Blue Kiss TV (DTT), 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 (DTT), owned by Txt Me TV Limited

Defunct channels

See also

Notes


References

External links

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