Sky One is the Sky TV flagship entertainment channel. It is a subscription channel, requiring a subscription to the Sky TV Original Bundle subscription package.
The first incarnation of Sky One, Satellite Television Ltd, launched on 26 April 1982. It was Europe’s first ever cable and satellite channel. On 16 January 1984, following a 65% News International investment, the channel was renamed Sky Channel. On 31 July 1989, the channel was renamed Sky One. Sky One HD began broadcasting on 22 May 2006. On 12 November 2012 a timeshift channel, Sky One +1, was launched.
Sky One carries a mixture of original Sky programmes, and imported US programmes. Original Sky programme commissions include A League of Their Own, An Idiot Abroad, Trollied, Stella, Moone Boy, The Moaning of Life, You, Me and the Apocalypse and Duck Quacks Don’t Echo. Imported programmes includes The Simpsons, the longest-running programme on Sky 1.
Sky One sometimes carries Sky Sports programmes, such as Premier League football and Formula One qualifying and races.
The majority of the Sky TV pay channels are on the European beam of the Astra 2E, Astra 2Fand Astra 2G satellites. The European beam give very good reception across the majority of mainland Spain. This means that the Sky TV pay channels can be received in Spain on a satellite dish measuring a minimum of 80x85cm.
Some Sky TV pay channels are on the “UK beam” or “UK Spot beam” of the Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G satellites. This UK beam signal footprint is different to the previous UK TV satellites UK beam. This has meant that reception of channels on the new Astra 2 satellites will be different to previous reception. In the areas between Valencia and Alicante, our service area, the Sky TV channels on the new Astra 2 satellites UK beam can still be received on a small satellite dish – as small as a 110x120cm satellite dish, with a 125x135cm satellite dishbeing the recommended size satellite dish.
However, in other areas of Spain, reception of these Sky TV pay channels on the new Astra 2 satellites UK beam has become harder. For example, in areas such as Barcelona, Catalonia and Zaragoza, you need at least a 1.8m satellite dish to receive these channels on the Astra 2F UK beam, whereas previously you only needed a smaller 80cm satellite dish. It is a similar story in the south of Spain, in areas like the Costa del Sol, Malaga, Almeria, Seville, Gibraltar and even Portugal, where even the larger 2.4m satellite dishes are struggling to receive these channels on the Astra 2 satellites UK beam.
Sky One Channel Numbers
Sky One is on Sky channel 106.
Sky One +1 is on Sky channel 130.
Sky One HD
Sky One HD began broadcasting on 22 May 2006. Sky One HD is available as part of the Sky HD subscription package
Sky One HD will be allocated to Sky channel 106 if you subscribe to the Sky HD subscription package.
Sky TV Channels
A selection of the channels available on the Sky TV subscription packages.