Sky Atlantic is a flagship entertainment channel for Sky TV. It is a subscription channel, requiring a subscription to the Sky TV Original Bundle subscription package.
Sky Atlantic launched on 1 February 2011. Sky Atlantic HD also launched on the same day. On 20 September a timeshift channel, Sky Atlantic +1, was launched.
Sky Atlantic’s programming is mainly imported from the US. About 40% of Sky Atlantic’s programming comes from HBO, under an exclusive deal that gives Sky Atlantic exclusive programme rights to HBO’s entire back catalogue, to new HBO programming and a first-look on all co-productions. Imported programmes include the hit dramas Game of Thrones, True Detective, Ray Donovan and Blue Bloods.
Sky Atlantic also shows Sky original programmes, including drams The Tunnel, Penny Dreadful and Fortitude.
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 Atlantic Channel Numbers
Sky Atlantic is on Sky channel 108.
Sky Atlantic +1 is on Sky channel 170.
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky Atlantic began broadcasting on 22 May 2006. Sky Atlantic HD is available as part of the Sky HD subscription package
Sky Atlantic will be allocated to Sky channel 108 if you subscribe to the Sky HD subscription package.
Sky TV Channels
A selection of the channels available on the Sky TV subscription packages.