How to tune in ITV HD, Channel 4 & 5 HD on SKYQ

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On the Sky platform, in some areas certain free to air channels or their HD counterparts are not available. For example, Channel 4 HD, ITV, and Channel 5 are not on the Irish EPG. This means they will not show up in your normal channel list. But there is a workaround. You can add them to other channels.

With Sky Q, the process has a few different steps, and you will need your SKY Q pin to add the channels as well as watch them.

You will still not be able to record these channels or view the tv guide information for anything more than what’s on now or next.

Here are the steps.

1. Browse the below tablet and locate the TV station you wish to add to your system (there is also a link below to more channels if you wish to add more than what’s on the list)

2. Go to your TV Guide using your remote -by pressing the home button.

3. Navigate the menu on the left hand side of the screen and find “Settings”

4. Once here choose “Manual Tuning”

5. You will be asked to insert your PIN code.

6. Select “Add a channel”

7. The below tablet has all the numbers you need to enter, just make sure they match what is on the table below.

8. Input the codes for the channel you want to add and then choose “Find Channels”.

9. On the next screen choose the channels you want from the list by pressing select, you may find other channels you like or dislike.

10. Finally Select “Save Channels”.

Repeat this process for each channel you would like to add.

To watch any of the channels, go back to the “Settings > Manual Tuning” menu and choose the channel you want to watch.

You will need to enter your PIN each time.

You cannot record these channels and there is no way to add them to your favourites for quick access.

Sky FTA Table

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Channels on transponder
• FTA channels are in green ··· SD in normal letters ··· HD in bold
• Encrypted channels are in black ··· SD in normal letters ··· HD in bold
TP Parameters
SR (kS/s)
and FEC
IF Band
Universal LNB
Low 9.75 GHz
High 10.6 GHz
Wide Band
Local Osc.
 10.41 GHz 
Astra 2E UK10714 Hc4 l, Channel 4, Channel 4, Channel 4, Channel 4, Channel 4, Channel 4+1, E4, E4+1, Film4, More4, More4+1DVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
964 MHz L304 MHz
22000 5/6
1008 MHz L348 MHz
Astra 2E UK10773 HBBC Four, BBC Four, BBC One CI, BBC One East W, BBC One Lon, BBC One Lon, BBC One West, BBC RB 1, BBC Two, BBC Two, CBeebies, CBeebiesDVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
1023 MHz L363 MHz
Astra 2E UK10788 VBBC One E Mid, BBC One East E, BBC One W Mid, BBC One Wales, BBC One Yk&Li, BBC Parliament, BBC Two Wales, ETV5DVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
1038 MHz L378 MHz
Astra 2E UK10803 HBBC ALBA, BBC ALBA, BBC One N West, BBC One NE&C, BBC One S East, BBC One Scot, BBC One Yorks, BBC ScotlandDVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
1053 MHz L393 MHz
Astra 2E UK10818 VBBC NEWS, BBC One NI, BBC One NI, BBC One Oxford, BBC One S West, BBC One South, BBC Two NI, BBC Two NI, CBBC, CBBC, ETV6DVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
1068 MHz L408 MHz
Astra 2E UK10847 V6945, BBC One HD, BBC One HD, BBC One NI HD, BBC One NI HD, BBC Two HD, BBC Two HD, BBC Two Wal HD, CBBC HD, CBBC HDDVB-S2 8PSK
23000 3/4
1097 MHz L437 MHz
22000 5/6
1141 MHz L481 MHz
Astra 2E UK10906 VITV, ITV, ITV+1, ITV3, ITV3+1, STV, stv, stv, STV, UTV, UTV+1DVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
1156 MHz L496 MHz
Astra 2E UK10936 VChannel 4, Channel 4, Channel 4+1, Channel 4+1, Channel 4+1, Channel 4+1, E4, E4+1, Film4, Film4+1, More4DVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
1186 MHz L526 MHz
Astra 2G UK10964 H5 USA, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR+1, 5USA+1, Channel 5, Channel 5 HD, Channel 5+1, NickJr. Too, ParamountDVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
1214 MHz L554 MHz
Astra 2G UK11023 HBBC Four HDBBC Four HDBBC NEWS HDBBC One ScotHDBBC One Wal HDBBCScotlandHDCBeebies HDCBeebies HDDVB-S2 8PSK
23000 3/4
1273 MHz L613 MHz
23000 3/4
1303 MHz L643 MHz
23000 3/4
1318 MHz L658 MHz

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