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Free-To-Air Tuning Guide

  • 24-03-2009 5:39pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,606 ✭✭✭


    The following channels are now available via satellite FTA (Free To Air), meaning they can all be picked up with ANY satellite receiver. Just tune in with the details in the table and enjoy! For a guide on how to tune in via a Sky branded receiver, see below the table. For other manufacturers, please consult the user guide on how to tune in new channels.

    All channels listed are the UK/NI versions which means there are NO blocked programmes, sporting events or films!

    BBC FREQ POL S/R FEC MODULATION
    -
    BBC BBC ONE 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC TWO 10.773 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC THREE 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC FOUR 10.818 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC SCOTLAND 10.788 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC ALBA 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RED BUTTON 10.788 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    -
    ITV
    -
    ITV 1 11.068 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    ITV 1+1 10.891 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 2 11.053 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    ITV 2+1 10.891 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 3 11.097 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    ITV 3+1 10.891 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 4 11.068 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    ITV 4+1 10.891 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV BE 11.068 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    -
    CHANNEL 4
    -
    CHANNEL 4 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    CHANNEL 4 HD 12.226 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    CHANNEL 4+1 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    4SEVEN 11.126 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    E4 10.714 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    E4+1 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    E4 EXTRA 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    MORE 4 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    MORE 4+1 10.714 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    S4C 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    S4C HD 11.426 V 29500 8/9 DVB-S2 QPSK
    -
    CHANNEL 5
    -
    CHANNEL 5 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    CHANNEL 5 HD 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    CHANNEL 5+1 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    5 SELECT 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    5 USA 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    5 USA+1 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    5 STAR 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    5 STAR+1 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    5 ACTION 11.305 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    -
    Sky
    -
    SKY MIX 12.168 V 27500 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    SKY ARTS 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    CHALLENGE 11.934 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    -
    UKTV
    -
    DAVE 12.129 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    DAVE JA VU 12.129 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    DRAMA 12.129 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    DRAMA+1 12.129 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    YESTERDAY 12.129 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    YESTERDAY+1 12.129 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    W 12.129 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    W+1 12.129 V 27500 5/6 DVB-SS
    -
    Warner Bros. Discovery
    -
    QUEST 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    QUEST HD 11.426 V 29500 8/9 DVB-S2 QPSK
    QUEST+1 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    QUEST RED 11.038 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    QUEST RED+1 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    DMAX 11.038 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    DMAX+1 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    HGTV 11.038 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    HGTV+1 11.344 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    REALLY 11.344 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    FOOD NETWORK 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    FOOD NETWORK+1 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-
    -
    MOVIES
    -
    FILM 4 10.714 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    FILM 4+1 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    GREAT! MOVIES 11.344 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    GREAT! MOVIES+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    GREAT! ACTION 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    GREAT! ACTION+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    GREAT! ROMANCE 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    GREAT! ROMANCE+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    TALKING PICTURES TV 11.582 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    -
    SPORT
    -
    SPORTYSTUFF TV HD 11.523 H 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8P
    -
    MUSIC
    -
    4 MUSIC 11.264 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    THE BOX 11.264 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    KISS 11.264 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    KERRANG! 11.264 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    MAGIC 11.264 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    NOW 70S 11.582 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    NOW 80S 11.082 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    NOW ROCK 11.553 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    CLUBLAND 11.553 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    THAT'S 60S 11.582 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    THAT'S 80S 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    THAT'S 90S 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    -
    CHILDRENS
    -
    CBBC 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    CBEEBIES 10.818 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    POP 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    POP+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    POP MAX 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    POP MAX+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    -
    NEWS
    -
    BBC NEWS 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC PARLIAMENT 10.773 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    SKY NEWS 11.836 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    BLOOMBERG 11.686 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    CNBC 12.168 V 27500 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    CNN 11.671 H 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    EURONEWS 11.224 H 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    FRANCE 24 11.686 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    NHK WORLD 11.224 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    TRT WORLD 11.656 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    TRT WORLD HD 11.509 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    ALJAZEERA 11.509 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    -
    BBC Radio
    -
    BBC RADIO 1 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO 1 XTRA 10.773 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO 2 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO 3 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO 4 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA 10.788 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO 5 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO 5 EXTRA 10.773 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO 6 10.788 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO LONDON 10.773 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO ULSTER 10.818 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO FOYLE 10.818 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO SCOTLAND 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO NAN GAIDHEAL 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO WALES 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO CYMRU 1 10.788 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC RADIO CYMRU 2 10.773 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC WORLD SERVICE 10.788 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC ASIAN NETWORK 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    -
    RTE Radio
    -
    RTÉ RADIO 1 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    RTÉ 2FM 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    RTÉ LYRIC 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    RTÉ RAIDIO NA GAELTACHTA 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S



    =========================================================

    SKY / SKY+ STANDARD DEFINITION
    To add new channels to your "Other Channels" section on your standard definition Sky or Sky+ Digibox then simply do the following....

    · Press the "SERVICES" button (near the top of the remote).
    · Highlight "SYSTEM SET-UP", press "SELECT" and then scroll down to "ADD CHANNELS" and press "SELECT".
    · In the appropriate fields enter the information required. To move through the fields simply press the "UP ARROW" and "DOWN ARROW" keys.

    · In the FREQUENCY field enter the 5 digit code, (it starts with either 10, 11 or 12 in the table above). Don't worry about the full stop in the frequencies, you do not have to enter them on Sky set-top boxes.

    · The next three fields are toggle fields, i.e. you use the "LEFT ARROW" and "RIGHT ARROW" keys to change the values.

    Polarisation - either H or V
    Symbol Rate - either 22000 or 27500
    FEC - either 2/3, 5/6 or 7/8

    · Once you have entered all the required information, scroll down to "FIND CHANNEL" and press "SELECT" to scan for the channels and in a few moments it should pop up, along with other channels on the same frequency.

    · Use the "YELLOW" button to place a tick beside each channel you find and wish to store and when you've finished ticking press "SELECT". These channels will now be stored in your "OTHER CHANNELS" menu. (Press "SERVICES" then highlight the "OTHER CHANNELS" option and press "SELECT").

    SKY+ HD
    To add new channels to your "Other Channels" section on your Sky+HD Digibox then simply do the following....

    · Press the "SERVICES" button on your remote and then keep pressing the "LEFT ARROW" until you see "OPTIONS" highlighted.

    · Now press the "DOWN ARROW" on your remote and on the middle menu keep pressing the "LEFT ARROW" until you see "ADD CHANNELS" highlighted.

    · Now, press the "DOWN ARROW" again and a few boxes will show up at the bottom which you have to enter details into.

    · In the appropriate fields enter the information required. To move through the fields simply press the "UP ARROW" and "DOWN ARROW" keys.

    · In the FREQUENCY field enter the 5 digit code, (it starts with either 10, 11 or 12 in the table above). Don't worry about the full stop in the frequencies, you do not have to enter them on Sky set-top boxes.

    · The next three fields are toggle fields, i.e. you use the "LEFT ARROW" and "RIGHT ARROW" keys to change the values.

    Polarisation - either H or V
    Symbol Rate - either 22000, 23000, 27500 or 29500
    FEC - either 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 8/9 or 9/10
    Modulation - either DVB-S or DVB-S2 (only DVB-S2 transponders have a further option - QPSK or 8PSK)

    Once you have entered all the required information, press "YELLOW" to scan for the channels and in a few moments it should pop up, along with any other channels on the same frequency.

    · Use the "YELLOW" button to place a tick beside each channel you find and wish to store and when you've finished ticking press "SELECT". These channels will now be stored in your "OTHER CHANNELS" menu. To get to the list of other channels, press "SERVICES" then press the "DOWN ARROW" then keep pressing the "RIGHT ARROW" until you see the "OTHER CHANNELS" option highlighted, then press "DOWN ARROW" again. Highlight the channel you wish to view, then press "SELECT" to preview and "SELECT" again to make it full screen.

    SKY Q
    · Press the "HOME" button on the remote
    · Scroll down to “SETTINGS”
    · In the settings menu, choose “MANUAL TUNING”
    · Insert your PIN if prompted
    · Select “ADD A CHANNEL”
    · Input the frequency details for the channel you want as per the table above
    · Select “FIND CHANNELS”
    · A list will appear after a few moments, choose the channel(s) you would like to save – a tick should appear beside them
    · Select “SAVE CHANNELS”
    · To view the channels you have just tuned in, go back to the “SETTINGS > MANUAL TUNING” menu and choose the channel you want to watch.

    SET-TOP BOXES BY OTHER MANUFACTURERS
    There are many non-Sky branded FTA satellite receivers available out there, you will have to consult your user manual for how to scan for new channels as each box has different menu systems and options.
    Post edited by icdg on


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 844 ✭✭✭marclt


    Updated with BBC frequency changes.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Updated with latest frequencies, thanks to Paddy C for the update.


  • Registered Users Posts: 844 ✭✭✭marclt


    Updated with Challenge TV frequency. Thanks Tony and Paddy C for providing information!


  • Registered Users Posts: 844 ✭✭✭marclt


    Updated with UTV HD test details.


  • Registered Users Posts: 844 ✭✭✭marclt


    Updated with BBC HD frequencies. Thanks Paddy C for all this hard work on this.


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Updated today, Thanks Paddy C for all this hard work on this.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Updated today, Thanks Paddy C for all this hard work on this.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Another great update by Paddy C, here are the changes:

    - New channel added, Your TV

    - Frequency updates to ITV 4+1, Challenge, Chilled Music TV, some BBC Radio services


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Updated today, changes:

    1 New Channel Added - PBS America
    7 Channels Amended - New frequencies for several of the news channels


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Updates:-

    Channel 5:-
    1 Channel Added - Channel 5 HD (going FTA soon - keep an eye on the forums for details of when)

    Entertainment:-
    6 Channels Added - Drama, Yesterday, Yesterday+1 Really, Travel Channel & Travel Channel+1.

    Music:-
    1 Channel Removed - Bliss (closed down on 27/11/2015)

    Thanks to pad e for the great work as always.


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Updates:-

    Removed:-

    BBC 3
    BBC 3 HD

    Added:-

    True Crime
    True Crime+1
    Talking Pictures TV
    Bike UK

    Changed:-

    Frequency changes for the RTÉ Radio stations, CBS family of TV channels, Al Jazeera English and some of the C4/Bauer music channels

    Thanks to pad e for the great work on this update.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Added:-
    Keep It Country
    FrontRunner
    Horse & Country
    My Channel
    Fashion One
    Community Channel
    CNN HD

    Removed:-
    >Movies
    >Movies+1

    Frequency Changes:-
    Talking Pictures TV
    Irish TV
    True Crime
    PBS America
    Bike
    Heat
    Magic

    Another awesome update from pad e


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Added
    8 BBC Olympic SD streams
    8 BBC Olympic HD streams

    Amended
    Irish TV
    Cbeebies

    Thanks as always for the great update from pad e


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Amended
    BBC Olymics HD 7 and 8 use V instead of H polarization

    Thanks to _dof_


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Amended
    UTV HD to 3/4

    Thanks to twinklerunner


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,456 Mod ✭✭✭✭bk


    Removed
    True Crime
    True Crime +1

    Thanks to Johnboy1951


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,504 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg


    Updated - thanks Paddy.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,504 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg


    Updated thanks Paddy. I’ll do a set of instructions for Sky Q when I get a chance.


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