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Free-To-Air Tuning Guide

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    Registered Users Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭ Rick_


    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
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    BBC 1 10.818 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC 1 HD 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC 2 10.818 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC 2 HD 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC 4 10.773 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC 4 HD 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC Alba 10.803 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Scotland 10.803 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Scotland HD 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
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    ITV
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    UTV 10.906 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    UTV HD 11.068 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    UTV+1 10.906 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 2 10.758 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 2+1 10.891 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 3 10.906 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 3+1 10.906 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 4 10.758 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV 4+1 10.758 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV Be 10.758 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    ITV Be+1 10.891 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
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    CHANNEL 4
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    Channel 4 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Channel 4 HD 11.126 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Channel 4+1 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    4 Seven 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
    More 4 10.936 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    More 4+1 10.714 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Film 4 10.714 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Film 4+1 10.936 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    S4C 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    S4C HD 11.426 V 29500 8/9 DVB-S
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    CHANNEL 5
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    Channel 5 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Channel 5 HD 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Channel 5+1 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    5 SELECT 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    5 USA 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    5 USA+1 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    5 STAR 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    5 STAR+1 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Paramount 10.964 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
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    BBC RED BUTTON
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    BBC Red Button 1 10.773 H 22.000 5/6 DVB-S
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    BBC RADIO STATIONS
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    BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra 10.803 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio 2 10.803 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio 3 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio 4 & 4 Extra 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio 5 & 5 Extra 10.803 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio 6 Music 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio London 10.803 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio Ulster 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio Foyle 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio Scotland 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio Nan Gàidheal 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio Wales 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio Cymru 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Radio Cymru 2 10.803 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC World Service 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC Asian Network 10.803 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
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    RTÉ RADIO STATIONS
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    RTÉ Radio 1 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    RTÉ 2FM 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    RTÉ Lyric FM 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    RTÉ Raidió Na Gaeltachta 11.914 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
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    ENTERTAINMENT
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    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
    Quest 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Quest HD 11.426 V 29500 8/9 DVB-S
    Quest+1 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Quest Red 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Quest Red+1 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    DMAX 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DBV-S
    DMAX+1 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DBV-S
    HGTV 11.344 H 27500 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-S
    Sky Arts 12.070 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Pick 12.148 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Pick+1 12.070 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Challenge 11.934 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Blaze 11.082 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    CBS Reality 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    CBS Reality+1 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    CBS Drama 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    CBS Justice 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    CBS Horror 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    CBS Horror+1 11.344 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    PBS America 11.344 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Sony Channel 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Sony Channel+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Travel Channel 12.382 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Together 11.836 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Arirang World HD 11.224 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    Smithsonian 11.264 V 27500 2/3 DVB-S
    Smithsonian HD 11.509 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    Forces TV 11.836 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Court TV 11.567 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
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    MOVIES
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    Sony Movies 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Sony Movies+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Sony Movies Action 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Sony Movies Action+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Sony Movies Classic 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Sony Movies Classic+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Talking Pictures TV 11.538 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
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    SPORT
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    FreeSports HD 11.426 V 29500 8/9 DVB-S2 QPSK
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    MUSIC
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    The Box 11.264 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Box Hits 11.264 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Kiss 11.264 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Kerrang! 11.264 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Magic 11.264 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Now 70s 11.582 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Now 80s 11.597 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Now 90s 11.553 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Trace Urban 11.334 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Trace Vault 11.334 H 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Clubland TV 11.553 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Spotlight TV 11.082 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
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    CHILDRENS
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    CBBC 10.818 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    CBBC HD 10.847 V 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    CBeebies 10.773 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    CBeebies HD 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    CITV 10.758 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Pop 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Pop+1 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Tiny Pop 11.306 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    Tiny 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
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    NEWS
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    Al Jazeera 11.082 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Al Jazeera HD 11.612 H 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC News 10.818 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BBC News HD 11.023 H 23000 3/4 DVB-S2 8PSK
    BBC Parliament 10.788 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    Bloomberg HD 11.686 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S
    CGTN 11.224 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S
    CNBC 11.479 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    CNBC HD 12.285 V 27500 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    CNN 11.802 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    CNN HD 11.671 H 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
    EuroNews 11.464 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    France 24 HD 11.426 V 29500 8/9 DVB-S
    NHK World HD 11.224 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S
    RT UK 11.568 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    RT UK HD 11.224 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S
    Sky News 12.207 V 27500 5/6 DVB-S
    TRT World 11.509 V 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK
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    INTERNATIONAL
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    Vox Africa 11.479 V 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BEN 11.464 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S
    BET International 11.141 H 22000 5/6 DVB-S


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    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.


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