Channels delisted from Sky’s satellite service include the international service of Pakistan’s state-owned broadcaster, PTV.
It’s the latest move by Sky to delist channels who are either suffering technical issues, are unable to broadcast due to other reasons or who have fallen behind in payments. Last month, it briefly removed three international channels, before reinstating them after issues were settled.
The most high-profile service to be delisted is PTV Global, which is part of the state-owned Pakistan Television Corporation, broadcasting to 50 countries worldwide.
Channels delisted from Sky this month (as of 17th July)
Delisted on 17th July:
- PTV Global (735)
- Takbeer (749)
Earlier this month, Sky also suspended:
- Channel 44 (756)
- Ideal World HD (664) & Ideal Extra (671).
The following channels were briefly suspended from Sky on 17th July, but have been relisted:
- Islam Channel (737)
- Islam Bangla (784)
- Islam Urdu (755)
Most delisted channels have continued to broadcast on satellite, but couldn’t be directly selected by Sky Q and Sky+HD users following their delisting from the channel list.
However, with the exception of Ideal World and Ideal Extra, all channels will be restored if they are able to settle outstanding issues with Sky. Ideal World and Ideal Extra fell off air after going into administration.
Last month, most delisted channels were back on the platform within a few days of being pulled.
Among the most recently delisted channels, Nigerian Arise Play is the exception. After falling off Sky, the channel has since been removed from satellite.
- We don’t include channels that have undertaken a scheduled closedown. For example, TCM and TCM+1 officially closed on all platforms earlier this month.
Update 18/07/2023: Takbeer has resolved outstanding issues and is reinstated on Sky’s EPG.