There is a technical fault with this channel

If you see the message “There is a technical fault with this channel” on your television screen, follow the steps below to resolve the problem.

Broadcast Issue Check

  • Using your remote control, turn to the channel you usually watch Sky on.
  • On your remote control, press select.
  • Make a note of which channels are not showing right.
  • Press sky on your remote control.
  • Press 1, 0 then 6 for Sky1.

If you can watch Sky1 without it flickering, return to the channel on which you noticed the problem to see if it has been resolved.

Try a few channels at random to see whether the problem appears elsewhere.

If this problem appears again, there is indeed a technical fault with this channel.


If you receive an error display message when using your Sky box, please refer to our troubleshooting guides.

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Sky Box Guides

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