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

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:

  • ITV2 (DTT)
    • ITV2 +1 (DTT)
    • ITV2 HD
  • ITV3 (DTT)
    • ITV3 +1 (DTT)
    • ITV3 HD
  • ITV4 (DTT)
    • ITV4 +1 (DTT)
    • ITV4 HD
  • ITV Encore
    • ITV Encore +1
    • ITV Encore HD
  • ITVBe (DTT)
    • ITVBe +1 (DTT)
    • ITVBe HD
  • CITV (DTT)
  • JML Store (DTT)

Channel 4

  • Channel 4 (DTT)
    • Channel 4 +1 (DTT)
    • Channel 4 HD (DTT)
    • Channel 4 +1 HD (DTT)
  • E4 (DTT)
    • E4 +1 (DTT)
    • E4 HD
  • More4 (DTT)
    • More4 +1
    • More4 HD
  • Film4 (DTT)
    • Film4 +1 (DTT)
    • Film4 HD
  • 4seven (DTT)
    • 4seven HD (DTT)

Channel 5

Channel 5 Broadcasting is a subsidiary of Viacom International Media Networks Europe.

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

S4C

Owned by the S4C Authority:

  • S4C (DTT in Wales)

Additional channels in Northern Ireland

Irish channels available in Northern Ireland:

Multichannel broadcasters

Sky

Entertainment:

News:

Movies:

Sports:

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 Sky

BET is operated through BET Networks, a Viacom subsidiary.

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

For Channel 5, see Channel 5 above.

Discovery Networks

Disney

A+E Networks UK

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

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

CSC Media Group is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television.

AMC Networks International Zone

CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership is a joint-venture between CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International Zone.

Owned by AMC Networks International Zone:

The Box Plus Network

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

BT Group

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

Scripps Networks Interactive

Other channels

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

Owned by Information TV Limited:

  • Information TV
    • Information TV +1
  • Irish TV
  • Showcase
    • Showcase +1
  • Property Show
    • Property Show +2

Owned by All Around the World (AATW):

Owned by Global Music Television:

Owned by Boxing Channel Media Limited:

Owned by Media Trust:

Others:

Local channels

Channels that broadcast to a specific local area.

  • Estuary TV, serving Grimsby owned by Estuary TV CIC Ltd
  • Latest TV, serving Brighton and Hove owned by Latest TV Ltd
  • London Live, serving London owned by London Evening Standard (Lebedev Holdings Limited)
  • Made in Bristol, serving Bristol owned by Made Television
  • Made in Cardiff, serving Cardiff owned by Made Television
  • Made in Leeds, serving Leeds owned by Made Television
  • Made in Tyne & Wear, serving Newcastle owned by Made Television
  • Mustard TV, serving Norwich owned by Archant Community Media Ltd.
  • Notts TV, serving Nottingham owned by Confetti Media Group
  • NvTv, serving Belfast owned by Northern Visions
  • Sheffield Live! TV, serving Sheffield owned by Sheffield Community Media Ltd
  • STV Glasgow, serving Glasgow owned by STV Group plc
  • That's Solent, serving Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester owned by That's Solent Ltd

Other news channels

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

Owned by Al Jazeera (Al Jazeera Media Network)

Owned by (ANO) TV-Novosti:

  • RT
    • RT HD

Owned by Continental Broadcasting Service (Nigeria):

  • TVC News
    • TVC News +1

Others:

Religious channels

Owned by Daystar Television Network:

  • Daystar
    • Daystar HD

Others:

Shopping channels

Owned by QVC, part of Liberty Media:

Owned by Ideal Shopping Direct Ltd.:

  • Create and Craft (DTT)
  • Craft Extra
  • Ideal World (DTT)
  • Ideal Extra

Owned by The Genuine Gemstone Company:

Owned by HSTV Media Ltd.:

  • High Street TV
  • High Street TV2
  • High Street TV3

Owned by Thane Direct UK Ltd:

Owned by The Broadcast House Ltd.:

  • The Dept Store
  • The Mall

Owned by The Jewellery Channel Ltd.:

  • TJC
  • TJC Choice

Others:

  • Best Direct, owned by Best Direct (International) Ltd.
  • GR Shop, owned by Guthy-Renker UK Ltd.
  • JML Direct, owned by JML Direct TV 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 Ltd
  • TV Warehouse, owned by Canis 107 Ltd.
  • V Channel, owned by Avalon Capital Ltd.
  • Hochanda, owned by PV Marketing Ltd.

Other gaming, dating and specialist channels

  • Alexcasino, owned by Monte Carlo Ltd
  • Chat Box, owned by 4D Interactive Limited
  • Gay Network, owned by 4D Interactive Limited
  • Psychic Today, owned by Majestic TV Limited
  • Super Casino, owned by Netplay TV Broadcasting Limited

Adult channels

Owned by Playboy Enterprises:

Owned by Cellcast Group

Owned by Northern & Shell:

  • Electric Blue
  • 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

Owned by Txt Me TV Limited:

  • Cruzr TV
  • Xpanded TV
  • Xpanded TV 2

Others:

  • Adult Previews, owned by Virgin Media
  • Babes From TV, owned by Square World Communications Limited
  • Blue Kiss TV (DTT), owned by Square 1 Management Limited
  • Flirt TV, owned by Portland TV
  • Storm, owned by Chat Central Ltd

Interactive channels

Defunct channels

See also

External links