This also occurs for some subscription channels e.g. Subscribers to the Sky Cinema Bundle get both the SD and HD versions of the Sky Cinema channels and the HD versions are given greater prominence on the EPG.
This is regardless of whether the subscriber also subscribes to the Family Bundle (UK) or Variety Bundle (Ireland).
The service is in the main available through subscription bundles with additional pay-per-view channels.
Sky also provide a 'Freesat-from-Sky' option (not to be confused with Freesat) for a one off payment which has the free-to-air channels plus a small number of free-to-view ones (which require a Sky viewing card).
This list details the current channels available on Sky in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (Ireland or Ro I).
It also includes those that are coming in the future.
There are currently around 700 television and radio channels available on the Sky platform. Subscription HD channels also require the Family Bundle in the UK and the appropriate bundle (e.g. For channels with both an SD and HD version, Channel numbers sometimes differ between HD boxes and SD boxes.
For subscription channels, for subscribers to the Family Bundle (in the UK) or Variety Bundle (in Ireland) some HD channels on the HD box are "HD swapped" with the SD counterpart, giving the HD version of the channel greater prominence in the EPG.Where an HD swap applies, the channel numbers in the tables below have been shaded yellow.There are currently 700+ television and radio channels available on the Sky TV network.There are 79 radio channels, 50 timeshift channels, 60+ high-definition channels and 1 3D channel.Get ready for Sky HD 3D television with new 3D channels, including a Sky Sports 3D and Sky Movies 3D and many more to come.The Sky+ HD 500GB box including Sky Viewing Card will bring you a cinema-like experience in your own living room with sharper, clearer, more vibrant 1080i pictures and amazing sound quality on a new level. The brand new Sky+ HD 2TB box, with an even bigger hard drive, will bring you a cinema-like experience in your own living room with sharper, clearer, more vibrant 1080i pictures and amazing sound quality on a new level.