YOUR Sky TV is littered with strange codes – do you know what they all mean?
We've put together a simple guide to decrypting the mystery codes.
The letter codes appear underneath show titles.
And they're added to describe some of the extra features that might be available for a show.
For instance, a show might offer better image quality, or there might be support for sign language.
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Here's a full list of the letter codes that you'll find on Sky…
AD: Audio descriptions are available to give extra commentary for people with visual impairments.
DS: This means the TV show supports surround sound on compatible systems.
HD: It's a high-definition show (and also widescreen).
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S:Subtitles are available.
SL: It's a sign language show (which can't be turned off).
UHD: This is a 4K Ultra HD show, so expect better quality. You'll need a compatible 4K screen and a good internet connection.
W: The show is display in widescreen.
You're likely much more familiar with ratings codes.
These are designed to tell you whether a show might be suitable for children, based on their ages.
It's always worth checking before sticking a film on in the living room.
U: Universal – anyone can watch.
PG: Parental Guidance – parents should decide whether it's suitable for very young or impressionable children.
12: Not suitable for children aged 11 or under.
15: Not suitable for children aged 14 or under.
18: Only suitable for adults.
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Sky is constantly being updated, so you might find that new codes appear in the future.
We'll keep this article update with the latest codes as they're added.
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