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List of television stations in the United Kingdom

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List of television stations in the United Kingdom

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 1
    • BBC 1.1
    • ITV 1.2
    • Channel 4 1.3
    • Channel 5 1.4
    • S4C 1.5
  • Multichannel broadcasters 2
    • Sky 2.1
    • UKTV 2.2
    • Viacom 2.3
    • Discovery Networks 2.4
    • Disney–ABC Television Group 2.5
    • A+E Networks UK 2.6
    • Universal Networks International 2.7
    • Turner Broadcasting System Europe 2.8
    • Fox International Channels 2.9
    • Sony Pictures Television 2.10
    • AMC Networks International Zone 2.11
    • Box Television 2.12
    • Eurosport 2.13
    • BT Group 2.14
    • Other channels 2.15
    • Local channels 2.16
    • Other news channels 2.17
    • Religious channels 2.18
    • Shopping channels 2.19
    • Other international channels 2.20
    • Other gaming, dating and specialist channels 2.21
    • Adult channels 2.22
  • Interactive channels 3
  • Defunct channels 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6

Public service broadcasters



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)
    • 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


Owned by the S4C Authority:

  • S4C (DTT in Wales)

Multichannel broadcasters








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


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–ABC Television Group

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

Channels owned by CSC Media Group and Sony Pictures Television:

AMC Networks International Zone

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

Owned by AMC Networks International Zone:

Box Television

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


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
  • BT Promo
  • BT Sport Extra

Other channels

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

Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive:

Owned by Information TV Limited:

  • Information TV
    • Information TV +1
  • Irish TV
  • Showcase
    • Showcase +1

Irish channels available in Northern Ireland:


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)


Religious channels

Shopping channels

Owned by QVC, part of Liberty Media:

Owned by Ideal Shopping Direct plc:

Owned by The Genuine Gemstone Company:

Owned by HSTV Media Limited

  • High Street TV
  • High Street Xtra

Owned by Thane Direct UK Ltd.

Owned by The Broadcast House Limited:

  • Home Store (in partnership with JML)
  • The Dept Store
  • The Mall


  • Best Direct, owned by Best Direct (International) Ltd.
  • Celebrity Shop, owned by Guthy-Renker UK Ltd.
  • Jewellery Channel (DTT), owned by The Jewellery Channel Ltd.
  • JML Direct, owned by JML Direct TV Ltd.
  •, 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

Other international channels

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

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

Owned by Txt Me TV Limited:

  • Cruzr TV
  • Xpanded TV
  • Xpanded TV 2


  • 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

  • Ofcom - Current TV broadcast licensees
  • DMOL - Listings
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