Sky UK Limited (formerly British Sky Broadcasting and BSkyB) is a telecommunications company which serves the United Kingdom. Formed in 1990 by the equal merger of Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, Sky UK is the largest pay-TV broadcaster in the United Kingdom with over 10 million subscribers.


Sky1 is the flagship BSkyB entertainment channel available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Sky 2 is a British television channel originally launched in September 1996 and relaunched in December 2002.


Pick is a British television channel, available free-to-air on Freeview and TalkTalk TV, and free-to-view on satellite via Sky, Freesat from Sky and Virgin Media.

Sky Arts

Sky Arts is an art-oriented television channel offering 24 hours a day of programmes dedicated to highbrow arts, including theatrical performances, movies, documentaries and music (such as opera performances and classical and jazz sessions).

Sky Atlantic

Sky Atlantic is a television channel owned by Sky plc, which launched on 1 February 2011 on Sky in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Sky Living

Sky Living is a UK television channel owned by Sky plc, who purchased the Living TV Group group in 2010.

Sky Cinema

Sky Cinema is the collective name for the premium subscription television movie channels operated by Sky Television, and later British Sky Broadcasting. Until July 8th 2016, it was branded as Sky Movies.

Sky Sports

Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of sports-oriented television channels operated by the UK and Ireland's main satellite pay-TV company, Sky plc.


Challenge is a United Kingdom digital TV channel that mostly airs programmes dedicated to gameshows.

Sky 3D

Sky 3D was launched as a generally available channel to subscribers on 1 October 2010, broadcasting sport, entertainment and movies.

Sky Corporate

Some examples of services and promotions used across Sky's family of channels.

Sky Scottish

Sky Scottish was a short lived satellite television channel operating on the analogue Sky TV service for 18 months (between 1 November 1996 and 31 May 1998).

Sky Soap

Sky Soap was a British Sky Broadcasting channel that showed a mix of American and British soap operas, including Emmerdale and Take the High Road.

Sky Travel

Sky Travel started broadcasting in August 1994. It closed on June 24th 2010.