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Old 02-01-2011, 14:49
Antbox
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This was the Sky Digital lineup as of December 1998 - remember that not all analogue channels (notably channels like Cartoon Network, Eurosport, TCM, etc) were available on Sky Digital at launch. Most channels were spaced 3 numbers apart, to allow for future digital-only launches (e.g. "Blah Blah 2", "Blah Blah +1", etc.) There were some gaps in the numbering because the initial channel numbers were reserved in order of which analogue stations had the highest ratings - even if they had not/did not/would not launch on digital satellite straight away, or at all.

It really was another time - only three shopping channels!

101 BBC ONE
102 BBC TWO
103 ITV ('.. press 'tv' then '3' for ITV)
104 Channel 4
105 Channel 5
106 Sky One
109 UK Gold
110 UK Gold Classic
112 Living
115 Disney
118 Granada Plus
121 Challenge TV
124 Bravo
127 Paramount
130 Sci-Fi
133 Discovery Home & Leisure
136 Granada Breeze
139 Granada Men & Motors
142 Sky Soap
145 Sky Travel
148 UK Style
151 UK Arena
160 BBC CHOICE
178 Tara

301 Sky Premier
302 Sky Premier 2
303 Sky Premier 3
304 Sky Premier 4
305 Sky Premier Widescreen
308 Sky Moviemax
309 Sky Moviemax 2
310 Sky Moviemax 3
311 Sky Moviemax 4
315 Sky Cinema
316 Sky Cinema 2
324 Film Four

401 Sky Sports 1
402 Sky Sports 2
403 Sky Sports 3
410 MUTV
413 Sky Sports News
416 The Racing Channel

501 Sky News
504 Bloomberg
507 BBC News 24
508 BBC Parliament
510 CNBC
513 CNN
531 Discovery
532 Discovery +1
533 Discovery Travel & Adventure
534 Discovery Civilisations
535 Discovery Sci-Trek
538 National Geographic
541 The History Channel
544 UK Horizons
547 .tv - The Computer Channel
550 Discovery Animal Planet

604 Nickelodeon
607 Trouble
610 Fox Kids

631 MTV
632 M2
638 VH1
641 The Box
644 UK Play

660 QVC
673 Shop!
688 TV Travel Shop

700 - 750 Sky Box Office

850 - 894 Music Choice

931 BBC CHOICE Scotland
932 BBC CHOICE Wales
933 BBC CHOICE Northern Ireland

970 Sky Digital Information Channel

977 Television X
980 After Midnight

997 Sky Retail Info Channel
998 SkyGuide Info
999 Sky Digital Information Channel
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