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Find out about packages featuring Sky Atlantic, Sky Cinema & more

With the advent of digital TV in the UK, and particularly Freeview, you may think opting for a Sky TV deal has lost a bit of its shine – but actually it’s quite the opposite because Sky channels are still the place to go for the latest and greatest TV and movies. Here you can find out more about what Sky has to offer by reading the guide below.

What channels are available on Sky TV?

Sky TV offers an enormous selection of channels covering all interests, from general entertainment to movies to the very latest TV shows from the rest of the world.

Here are just some of the channels you'll find on Sky. Some are are only available via Sky TV packages or through NOW TV deals. Others are found on other providers where you add premium channels as added extras.

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Sky Atlantic

If you’re looking for the latest and best TV series from the states, it’s hard to argue for any channel beyond Sky Atlantic. It is, of course, the UK home to television phenomenon Game of Thrones; but more importantly the channel has the exclusive rights to show HBO’s entire programme archive. It can only be watched via a Sky or NOW TV subscription.

Sky Living

Sky Living is available in various TV packages from all the leading UK TV digital TV services. It offers a mix of drama, entertainment and reality TV with hits including The Enfield Haunting, Hannibal, Scandal and Elementary. But you’ll also find old favourites such as America’s Next Top Model, CSI and Grey’s anatomy.

Sky Sports

Available in some form on all subscription platforms as an extra to your standard digital TV deal, Sky Sports offers the best UK coverage of everything from the Premier League football, Formula One motor racing (via its own channel, Sky F1), international Cricket (including England tests), rugby union, tennis and golf. It may not be cheap, but it’s certainly the best.

Sky Cinema

Formerly Sky Movies, this subscription service is again available across TV platforms and again isn’t cheap – but bragging an incredible rate of one premier a day it is hard to argue with its credentials. Whether it’s a new Star Wars film or a whole channel of Disney classics you’re after, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a Sky Cinema deal.

Sky Arts

Available across all the subscription services the channel offers entertainment from cutting-edge documentaries to cult films and rock concerts; as well as highbrow content such as jazz, opera and coverage of the Cambridge Folk Festival. It’s a great place for music – alongside all the classic channels such as MTV and VH1 of course.

Sky TV technology – channels in HD, and online

If you’re looking to upgrade your television to the latest technology, Sky TV channels also have you well covered in terms of innovation:

Sky HD: With more than 50 entertainment channels available in HD, you’ll find plenty of ways to get the most from your new tech – including both sport and movies.

Sky Go: With Sky’s fantastic app (for Android and Apple devices, as well as a PC, laptop or Xbox) you can also enjoy your favourite shows on the go.

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