Sky Signature is Sky’s base television service, giving you access to 300+ channels. You can add Ultimate TV, Sky Sports, Sky Cinema & more.

In the UK, Sky currently offers a range of television plans from £26/month. All Sky TV customers will now receive Sky Signature as their base TV plan. This gives you access to more than 300 channels including entertainment, documentaries, music and more. You’ll also get more than 500 box sets to watch on-demand.

You can upgrade your Sky Signature plan with a number of add-ons. The Ultimate TV add-on is one of the most popular additions as it gives you inclusive access to Netflix with your Sky TV subscription. You can also add the Sky Sports and Sky Cinema channels, along with BT Sport, Sky Multiscreen and more.

In this article, we’ll review Sky’s television plans including Sky Signature and the Ultimate TV add-on. We’ll also look at the 300+ channels you’ll get included on Sky Signature along with the add-ons available and the best Sky Signature deals.

Prices From: From £26/month
Sky TV Plans: Sky Signature (Sky TV including Entertainment & Box Sets)
Sky Ultimate (Netflix & Sky TV together in one plan)
Sky TV Channels: 300+ channels
(select your plan and tap on the ‘See channels’ button)
Sky TV Add-Ons: Sky Sports
BT Sport
Sky Cinema
Multiscreen
HD & Ultra HD
Sky Kids
Disney+
Contract Length: 18 months
(some TV add-ons can be changed monthly)
Box: Sky Q Box (dish required)

What is Sky Signature?

In the UK, Sky Signature is Sky’s base television plan. It gives you access to over 300 channels on Sky Q. This includes more than 150 channels that are not available on Freeview. You’ll also get over 500 Box Sets to watch on-demand, allowing you to binge-watch entire series whenever you like.

For customers who have been on Sky for some time, the Sky Signature plan combines the older Sky Entertainment plan with Sky Box Sets. The latter was previously available as a separate add-on for Sky Entertainment customers.

If you want Netflix together with Sky TV, this is available when you take the Sky Ultimate TV deal. This gives you everything that’s available on Sky Signature, with the addition of a Netflix Basic subscription. You’ll be able to watch the content from Netflix on your Sky Q box, or through any other device that’s compatible with Netflix (including your laptop, tablet and smartphone).

The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the Sky Signature and Sky Ultimate plans:

Sky Signature
(Sky TV)
Sky Ultimate
(Netflix & Sky TV)
Price (TV only): From £26/month From £26/month
Price (with broadband): £26/month £26/month
Includes: Sky Entertainment (300+ channels)
Sky Box Sets (500+ box sets)
Sky Entertainment (300+ channels)
Sky Box Sets (500+ box sets)
Netflix (worth £6.99/month)
Contract Length: 18 month contract 18 month contract
Box: Sky Q Box Sky Q Box
Streaming: Sky Go Sky Go & Netflix

If you choose Sky Ultimate, you’ll get a Netflix Basic subscription included for the entire length of your plan (worth £6.99 per month). This gives you unlimited access to the shows and movies on Netflix. This is available in standard-definition quality and on one device at a time.

If you upgrade your Sky Ultimate plan with the HD add-on (£6/month) or the Ultra HD add-on (£10/month), you’ll also get an inclusive upgrade to the equivalent plan on Netflix. For instance, customers with the HD add-on will get Netflix Standard (worth £10.99/month). This gives you HD-quality streaming on up to 2 devices at the same time. Meanwhile, customers with the Ultra HD add-on will get Netflix Premium (worth £15.99/month). This gives you Ultra HD streaming on up to 4 devices at the same time.

Sky Signature Channels

On the Sky Signature service, you’ll have access to more than 300 channels including the following:

Entertainment Channels:

  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky Showcase
  • Sky Max
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Replay
  • Alibi
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy Central Extra
  • Dave ja vu
  • Discovery Home & Health
  • E!
  • Food Network
  • Ginx Esports TV
  • Gold
  • Movies24
  • MTV
  • Quest
  • Quest Red
  • Syfy
  • TCM
  • TLC
  • W
  • plus more…

Documentaries:

  • Animal Planet
  • Crime+Investigation
  • Discovery
  • Discovery History
  • Discovery Science
  • Discovery Turbo
  • Eden
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Documentaries
  • Sky History
  • Sky History2
  • Sky Nature

Sports:

  • Eurosport 1
  • Eurosport 2
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports News
  • Sky Sports Racing

Music:

  • MTV Base
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV Hits
  • MTV Music

Also included: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, 5 & most other Freeview channels. Sky Box Sets.

See Full Sky TV Channel List →
(select your plan and tap on the ‘See channels’ link)

Alongside these channels, you’ll also have more than 500 box sets to watch on-demand. There’s also a Sky Q box included, along with access to Sky Go. This allows you to stream your Sky TV channels on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

If you’re watching on a Sky Glass TV, you’ll only get 110 channels on the Sky Glass Ultimate TV plan. This can be upgraded to up to 140 channels in total with the relevant Sky Glass add-ons. For more information, compare Sky Glass and Sky Q.

Sky Signature TV Plans

At present, you can get a Sky Signature TV plan from £26/month. This comes with the Ultimate TV add-on included.

If you’d like the Sky Sports channels, prices start from £42/month for Sky Signature and Sky Sports. Alternatively, it’s £38/month for Sky Signature with the Sky Cinema add-on (or £58/month for Sky Signature with both Sky Sports and Sky Cinema included):

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Netflix

No Broadband
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Sky TV with Netflix

300+ channels included
£26/month
for 18 months
plus £20 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Sky Cinema & Netflix

No Broadband
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky CinemaNetflix
Sky TV with Sky Cinema & Netflix

300+ channels included
£38/month
for 18 months
plus £20 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Sky Sports

No Broadband
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky Sports
Sky TV with Sky Sports

300+ channels included
£42/month
for 18 months
plus £20 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Sky Cinema, Sky Sports & Netflix

No Broadband
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky SportsSky CinemaNetflix
Sky TV with Sky Cinema, Sky Sports & Netflix

300+ channels included
£58/month
for 18 months
plus £20 upfront

See all Sky Signature TV deals →

Broadband & TV Deals

You’ll often be able to save money by taking Sky Broadband together with your Sky TV service. Prices start from £26/month for a combined Sky Broadband and TV deal:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Netflix and Superfast 35 Broadband

36Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Sky TV with Netflix

300+ channels included
£26/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Netflix and Superfast Broadband

59Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticNetflix
Sky TV with Netflix

300+ channels included
£26/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Superfast 35 Broadband

36Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Atlantic
Sky TV

300+ channels included
£39/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Superfast Broadband

59Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky Atlantic
Sky TV

300+ channels included
£42/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront
Sky Broadband
Sky TV with Sky Sports & Superfast Broadband

59Mbps
average download
Sky ShowcaseSky AtlanticSky Sports
Sky TV with Sky Sports

300+ channels included
£62/month
for 18 months
plus £29.95 upfront

See all Sky TV & Broadband deals →

If you’re living in a home with access to Sky’s FTTP broadband, you can upgrade to Ultrafast Broadband. Both of the Ultrafast and Ultrafast Plus broadband plans are also available with Sky TV.

Sky Signature Add-Ons

Once you’ve chosen a Sky Signature plan, you’ll be able to customise it with a range of add-ons and extras. For instance, you can add the Sky Sports or Sky Cinema channels to your plan. You can also upgrade to HD and add multiroom viewing.

At present, you can get the following add-ons for your Sky Signature plan:

  • Sky Sports: You can add all of the Sky Sports channels for £32/month. This includes 128 live Premier League games on the Sky Sports Premier League channel. You’ll also get Sky Sport Football along with other dedicated channels such as Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Golf, Sky Sports F1 and more.
  • BT Sport: For access to another 52 Premier League games along with the UEFA Champions League, Premiership Rugby, boxing, and more, you can add the BT Sport channels. This gives you access to BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3 and BT Sport ESPN. The standard price for this add-on is £27/month but you’ll normally get a multi-buy discount if you take it together with Sky Sports.
  • Sky Cinema: The Sky Cinema add-on gives you access to all 12 Sky Cinema channels in HD. This includes a new premiere every day along with 1,000 movies to watch on-demand at any time. The Sky Cinema add-on costs £10/month.
  • HD and Ultra HD: You can upgrade selected channels to HD for an extra £6/month, or to 4K Ultra HD for an extra £10/month. If you’re a Sky Ultimate customer, you’ll also get an upgrade to the corresponding plan on Netflix (i.e. you’ll get an upgrade to Netflix Standard with the HD add-on and Netflix Premium with the Ultra HD add-on).
  • Multiscreen: The Sky Multiscreen service is available for an extra £15/month. It allows you to watch Sky TV in multiple rooms at the same time. You can get up to four wireless Sky Q Mini boxes along with Sky Go Extra which allows you to stream on up to 4 devices.
  • Sky Kids: The Sky Kids add-on gives you 8 children’s television channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Baby TV. You’ll also get the Sky Kids app with more than 10,000 on-demand children’s TV episodes. There are also games available to play within the Sky Kids apps.
  • Disney+: You can add Disney+ to your Sky TV plan for an extra £7.99/month. This gives you access to Disney+ on up to 4 screens at the same time. You’ll also get your Disney+ recommendations appearing within the Sky Q interface.

If you take Sky Broadband together with Sky TV, your Sky Q box will work to improve your Sky Broadband wi-fi signal. Normally, there’s also a significant saving available on the combined price for both. For instance, you can get Superfast Broadband with Sky TV for £26/month. This compares to the £26/month you’d pay for Sky TV on its own and the £25/month you’d pay for Sky Broadband on its own.

If you’re currently using another broadband provider, you may save money switching your broadband provider to Sky at the same time as getting Sky TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sky Signature?
In the UK, Sky Signature is Sky’s base TV plan. It gives you over 300 channels, of which more than 150 are not available on Freeview. You’ll also get more than 500 box sets to stream on-demand.
What is the Sky Ultimate TV add-on?
The Sky Ultimate TV add-on gives you an inclusive subscription to Netflix to go with your Sky Signature plan (worth £6.99 per month). You can watch Netflix through your Sky Q set-top box, or using any other device that’s compatible with Netflix. Find out more.
What channels are included on Sky Signature?
To see a list of channels included on Sky Signature, start by choosing a Sky TV plan. You can then tap on the ‘See channels’ button to see what is included on your plan.

More Information

For more information about Sky Signature, please see Sky’s official website.

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  • I have Sky Signature after recently acquiring a SkyQ box. I was very annoyed to find I was unable to watch the VERY LAST (streamed episode) of the 8th & final season of ‘Dexter’ unless I upgraded to UHD from HD….an extra £4 a month. It’s not so much the money but the principle, very unpleasant & sneaky. Since then, I managed to get the bill down by accessing an online ‘offer’ as I think Sky was worried I might up & leave! To be fair I was so livid I nearly did! Still trying to get head round SkyQ as sometimes it doesn’t show a blue line when I’ve actually watched an episode, & it has a mind of its own when streaming the next episode of a series. Wouldn’t mind Netfix as an add-on but being a senior & not too techy I’m terrified of changing anything in case I blow up the service!

  • Dawn Chandler said:

    I’ve upgraded to signature today but when I go on my planner to watch a series I have recorded it tells me I need to upgrade to that channel to watch. The series have been recorded on sky1, Atlantic and MTV. Which I can watch, but why not something I have recorded last week?!

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