Channel summary

Sky - 412 channels
Virgin Media - 268 channels
Freesat From Sky - 279 channels
Freesat - 176 channels
Freeview - 133 channels


Sky UK is the UK's market leading TV subscription service.

Freeview is the United Kingdom's digital terrestrial television platform. It is operated by DTV Services Ltd, a joint venture between the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and transmitter operator Arqiva.

Freesat is a free-to-air digital satellite television service in the United Kingdom, provided by joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc. The service was formed as a memorandum in 2007 and has been marketed since 6 May 2008. Freesat offers a satellite alternative to the Freeview service on digital terrestrial television, with a broadly similar selection of channels available without subscription for users purchasing a receiver.

Freesat from Sky is a British satellite television service from Sky UK. It offers over 240 free-to-air (FTA) channels in its EPG.

It is available for a one-off payment of £25 for a viewing card which provides FTA channels. A Sky Box cannot record channels unless a monthly payment of £10 is made to activate "Sky+ Features".

Despite the benefits, Sky does not actively promote Freesat from Sky (FsfS). Sky also has a pay TV service which is heavily promoted and is the UK's most popular pay TV service.

Virgin TV is a digital and analogue cable television service in the UK, owned by Liberty Global. Its origins date from NTL and Telewest, two of the largest cable operators in the country which merged on 6 March 2006. All services (including TV) were rebranded under the Virgin name in February 2007. Virgin TV is the largest cable television provider in the country.

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