On the Sky Q 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 still add them to other channels on Sky Q and on Sky HD.

How to tune in ITV HD, Channel 4 & 5 HD on SKYQ & SKY HD
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How to add ITV/CH4/CH5 to SKY Q

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. I have noticed if you have disabled all parental restrictions (including the hiding of adult channels option) – you no longer need to enter the pin when accessing manually added channels)

It is important to note 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. To change the channel after watching a manually added channel you need to input the number of the channel, as the ‘change channel up-down buttons do not work!

1. Browse the table list and locate the TV station you wish to add to SKY Q

2. Next – 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” – You will be asked to insert your PIN code

6. Select “Add a channel”

7. The below table has all the numbers you need to enter for ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5, just make sure they match exactly what is on the table. 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 favorites for quick access.

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How to add ITV/CH4/CH5 to Sky HD and Sky+HD boxes

  1. Press the Services button
  2. Select options
  3. Select “Add Channels”
  4. Enter the frequency for the channel you want to add from the table list
  5. Press yellow to to add services
  6. A selection of channels will appear
  7. For every new channel you want to store, select the channel and press yellow button. A tick appears next to the channel name
  8. Press select to complete the task and save the channels you’ve added.

You can then view services via the “Other Channels” menu option

SKY Frequencies for ITV Channel 4 and Channel 5

and Beam
Channel NameTP Parameters
SR (kS/s)
and FEC
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
22000 5/6
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
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
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
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
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
22000 5/6
Astra 2E UK10906 VITV, ITV, ITV+1, ITV3, ITV3+1, STV, stv, stv, STV, UTV, UTV+1DVB-S QPSK
22000 5/6
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
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
Astra 2G UK11023 HBBC Four HDBBC Four HDBBC NEWS HDBBC One ScotHDBBC One Wal HDBBCScotlandHDCBeebies HDCBeebies HDDVB-S2 8PSK
23000 3/4
23000 3/4
1303 MHz L643 MHz
23000 3/4
1318 MHz L658 MHz

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