# What is the 9 digit number on Sky Sports?

May 12, 2020

## What is the 9 digit number on Sky Sports?

Kei+M. At times you may see a 9 digit number on screen during live sports broadcasts. This is generated as part of the broadcast and is part of our Domestic Broadcast Security arrangements.

What is a 9 digit number?

9 digit numbers are those numbers that have 9 digits and they start from the number 100000000 and end on 999999999. 9 digit numbers can be formed by any number from 0 to 9 keeping in mind that 0 cannot be placed as the first digit.

What is the number at the top right of Sky Sports?

Customers with BT Sport on Sky channels or Sky Sports Main Event may notice a number appearing at the top right-hand side of their screen, For BT Sport on Sky customers this is a nine-digit number. For Sky Sports Main Event this could be a small code such as “MHKXaMSdSH” or a code that’s 23 characters long.

### What is the number above the Sky Sports logo?

They are your Sky card viewing number, albeit changed with a calculation (presumably only known to Sky). Apparently the numbers are part of Sky’s attempt to try and stamp out piracy of its channels on the internet, and to see which pubs are using a private subscription and not a publican subscription.

What is the number at the top of my TV screen?

The seemingly random set of numbers that appears in a corner of the television screen are a part of anti-piracy measures taken by channels. The number you see on your screen is one that is generated uniquely for your region using an algorithm by the channel.

Why is there a number on Sky TV?

During Sky Sports Box Office events, you may at times see a nine digit number on your screen, this is nothing to worry about, and it’s part of our security features for Sky Sports Box Office events.

## What number is BT Sport on Sky?

The following BT Sport channels can be found on Sky: BT Sport 1: 413. BT Sport 2: 414. BT Sport 3: 417.

What does 888 mean on TV screen?

The flashing 888 number on the top right corner of your TV at the start of certain programmes is there as a notification for you to be informed that there are English subtitles available, should you be interested to set them on.

Why does 888 appear on TV screen?

### What do the numbers on TV mean?

The first set of numbers: The size of the TV’s screen in inches. For example, a screen may be 23 inches. The second set of numbers: The series the TV belongs to. The next letter in the sequence: The resolution of the TV’s screen.

What’s the code for Sky Sports main event?

For Sky Sports Main Event this could be a small code such as “MHKXaMSdSH” or a code that’s 23 characters long These are all just ‘Validation Codes’ to check you’re receiving the correct channel. You don’t need to do anything. The times this will appear on-screen will vary across different programmes and channels.

What’s the code for BT Sport on Sky?

For BT Sport on Sky customers this is a nine-digit number For Sky Sports Main Event this could be a small code such as “MHKXaMSdSH” or a code that’s 23 characters long These are all just ‘Validation Codes’ to check you’re receiving the correct channel. You don’t need to do anything.

## Why are the numbers on Sky Sports so bright?

They are very annoying though, especially on the Sky Sports channels, they dim the Sky Sports logo but these numbers stay as bright as ever. If you pause the live broadcast and then re-start it, the numbers usually go away. There were even on Sky One’s broadcast of Man U’s CL game last night.

Why are the numbers on every Sky channel?

Any reason why it’s on every channel now? It’s really annoying! It is an anti-piracy measure that Sky use. Those numbers are the identification number that is unique to you. I would delete those images immediately.