Where can I find ITVBe on my TV?

ITVBe, ITV's entertainment and reality channel and the home of 'TOWIE' is available free-to-air on all digital TV platforms.

ITVBe, ITVBe+1 and ITVBe HD are available on the following channel numbers:


  • Freeview and YouView: channel 26
  • Sky: channel 131 
  • Freesat: channel 118
  • Virgin Media: channel 119

Freeview frequency changes mean that in some areas, a retune may be required to restore ITVBe, if the service has gone missing from your TV.


  • Sky: channel 231 
  • Freesat: channel 119
  • Virgin Media: channel 120

ITVBe+1 is not available on Freeview and YouView; a placeholder for the channel does appear on channel 58, but is inactive during ITVBe broadcast hours.

  • Virgin Media: channel 179

ITVBe HD isn't available on any other digital TV platform.

ITVBe in Ireland
ITVBe isn't available on Sky in Ireland, but can be manually tuned in:

  • ITV satellite manual tuning information, e.g. for viewers in the Republic of Ireland is found on this page.

ITVBe Online Live stream
ITVBe can also be accessed live or as an on-demand catch up service via the ITV Hub on the itv.com/hub website. The only free live streams that are official and legal are via the ITV Hub. (Sky and Virgin Media offer access to live streams via their respective apps - Sky Go and Virgin Anywhere, however a subscription is required.)

An HD stream of ITVBe is available to Sky subscribers with Sky Go, but is dependent on the type of connection used.

You can access ITV Hub on streaming devices such as Roku (broadband internet - 2.5 Mbps or faster required, ideally with unlimited access), selected smart TVs and on mobile and tablets via apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Full details of all the ways to watch ITV Hub are available at https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/help . (Note: ITV says that due to licensing restrictions, some ITVBe programmes may not be available for live streaming on the ITV Hub app.)

Information last reviewed: 15/10/2019

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