What's included in Sky TV's channel packs?

What's included in Sky TV's channel packs?

Sky let their TV customers build a custom package, combining Sky Signature's 300+ channels with a range of Sky TV extras that can let them watch live sport, new release films and more. Each channel pack adds new, premium channels to your subscription, and some come with free extras like streaming service subscriptions or exclusive apps.


From the names alone, it's not always clear what's included in these packs of Sky TV extras. We've broken down all of Sky's channel packs below, including the top channels included and any bonus features.


One thing you should be aware of - Sky regularly changes the names of some of their channels for seasonal events, such as hosting a dedicated Oscars channel during awards season on Sky Cinema. That means that though you may see some different channel names when you check your TV guide, you're subscribed to the same channel packs we talk about below.


Sky Signature  + Ultimate TV

Sky Signature is the base for every Sky TV package, and now includes the Ultimate TV add on as standard. The pack includes more than 300 TV Channels and three streaming services - Discovery+ , Sky Go and Netflix. Sky Go is available exclusively to Sky subscribers, and lets you stream box sets and watch catch up TV on your phone, tablet, games console or other smart device.


  • 300+ channels

  • Sky Go

  • Netflix

  • Discovery +


You can see the full list of channels included in Sky signature here, but some of the most popular include:

Sky Atlantic, Sky Max, Sky Showcase, Sky Comedy, Sky Witness, Sky History, Sky Crime, Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature, National Geographic, Discovery, Sky Sports News, Sky Sports Racing, Sky Sports Mix, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, Zee TV, Utsav, B4U, MTV Base, MTV Hits, MTV Music, MTV Classic


Sky Sports 

A Sky Sports subscription is a must-have for any serious sport watching household. As well as showing the majority of televised Premier League matches, Sky Sports has 8 exclusive channels - in addition to the three included in the signature package - broadcasting matches from the NFL and NBA, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Rugby League, Netball and more.


  • Approximately 65% of Premier League football matches, with Sky airing 128 out of 200 matches in the 2022/23 season on their dedicate Sky Sports Premier League channel.

  • Sky Sports F1

  • Sky Sports Cricket

  • Sky Sports Football, airing matches from the WSL, EFL, SPFL, Bundesliga and more

  • Sky Sports Action

  • Sky Sports Arena, which airs NBA matches

  • Sky Sports Golf

  • Sky Sports Main Event

  • Seasonal channels including Sky Sports NFL


 BT Sports 


One of the channel packs available to add to your Sky subscription isn't actually from Sky. Adding BT Sports to your subscription lets you watch most Premier League games not shown by Sky, excluding the 10% that now stream on Amazon Prime. BT Sport also broadcasts Rugby Union, Cricket, UFC, boxing, moto GP and more.


  • Approximately 25% of Premier League games, with BT Sport airing 52 out of 200 matches in the 2022/23 season*

  • BT Sport 1, 2, 3 and 4


*The other 10% - 20 matches - aired on Amazon Prime



 Sky Cinema 

The essential Sky channel pack for any film lover, with 11 dedicated movie channels. Sky cinema also boasts a new premiere every day, with March featuring the small-screen debut of Elvis, Where The Crawdads Sing, The Black Phone and Minions: the Rise of Gru among many others.


Sky Cinema is also a great add-on for streaming fans, giving subscribers access both to the cinema-centric streaming service Paramount+ as well as more than a thousand films on demand through Sky Go.


  • Paramount+

  • 1000+ movies on demand through Sky Go

  • Sky Cinema Premiere and Premiere +1

  • Sky Cinema Action

  • Sky Cinema Animation

  • Sky Cinema Comedy

  • Sky Cinema Drama

  • Sky Cinema Family

  • Sky Cinema Greats

  • Sky Cinema Hits

  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi Horror

  • Sky Cinema Select

  • Sky Cinema Thriller

  • Seasonal channels including Sky Cinema Oscars



 Sky Kids 


If you're sharing - or trying to share - your TV with kids, the Sky Kids channel pack means they'll never run out of options. As well as top children's channels, you'll also get access to the Sky Kids app with hundreds of hours of on demand episodes, easy access to their favourite channels and fun games.


  • Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. And Nicktoons

  • Cartoon Network

  • Cartoonito

  • Boomerang

  • Baby TV

  • Exclusive Sky Kids App


Other Sky TV Extras


Outside of extra channels, there are some Sky TV extras available to enhance your watching experience.  


  • The HD and HD & UHD pack let you view more channels in High Definition and Ultra High Definition.

  • Multiscreen adds mini sky boxes to your order so you can watch live programming on more TVs.

  • Subscribe to Disney+ through your Sky package and handle all your entertainment in one bill.


 Tips for building your perfect Sky package 


  • The more you add the more you save, with extra discounts for taking multiple services

  • Prefer to stream? You can use Sky Go on all your favourite devices to watch the content you subscribe to on demand

  • Sky saves its best introductory prices for new customers, so it might cost more to add a channel pack part way through your contract


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