BBC satellite manual tuning information

Last updated: 30/03/2020



Use the tuning parameters on this page to manually add BBC services to any satellite receiver in the UK and Ireland tuned to the Astra 28.2°E satellite. (Any system set up for Sky or Freesat is suitable).

  • How to use the information: Use the different parameters listed below, such as "frequency" and "symbol rate" to tune your receiver. Multiple ITV services are broadcast together on the same frequency. Listings are in frequency order. HD channels first, then SD channels.
  • Symbol rates may appear differently on some receivers. For example "23000" becomes "23.0 Mbaud" on some receivers.


    High Definition channels

    In order of frequency


    Astra 2E, Frequency 10847

    Polarisation Vertical
    Mode DVB-S2, 8PSK
    Symbol Rate 23000 (23.0 Mbaud)
    FEC 3/4


    For these channels/regions (service ID):
    • BBC One HD (6941)
    • BBC Two HD (6940)
    • CBBC HD (6952)
    • BBC One Northern Ireland HD (6943)
    • BBC Two Wales HD (6912)

    Alternative Service IDs are being broadcast on some services, used by Sky boxes in the Republic of Ireland. BBC Two HD: 6960, BBC One HD: 6961, BBC One NI HD: 6963, CBBC HD: 6972

    Astra 2E, Frequency 11023

    Polarisation Horizontal
    Mode DVB-S2, 8PSK
    Symbol Rate 23000 (23.0 Mbaud)
    FEC 3/4


    For these channels/regions (service ID):
    • BBC One Scotland HD (8901)
    • BBC One Wales HD (8911)
    • BBC News HD (8921)
    • BBC Scotland HD (8924)
    • BBC Four HD (8931) 1900-0530
    • CBeebies HD (8932) 0530-1900

    Alternative Service IDs are being broadcast on some services, used by Sky boxes in the Republic of Ireland. BBC Four HD: 8951, CBeebies: 8952


    Standard definition TV channels and radio stations

    In order of frequency

    Astra 2E, Frequency 10773

    Polarisation Horizontal
    Mode DVB-S, QPSK
    Symbol Rate 22000 (22.0 Mbaud)
    FEC 5/6


    For these channels/regions (service ID):
    • BBC One London (6301)
    • BBC Two Eng/Sco (6302)
    • BBC Four (6316) 1900-0530
    • CBeebies (6318) 0530-1900
    • BBC One Channel Islands (6361)
    • BBC One West (6341)
    • BBC One East W (6351)
    • BBC RB1 (6390)

    Alternative Service IDs are being broadcast on some services, used by Sky boxes in the Republic of Ireland. BBC Four: 6316, CBeebies: 6318.


    Astra 2E, Frequency 10788

    Polarisation Vertical
    Mode DVB-S, QPSK
    Symbol Rate 22000 (22.0 Mbaud)
    FEC 5/6


    For these channels/regions (service ID):

    • BBC One Wales (10311)
    • BBC Two Wales (10312)
    • BBC One West Midlands (10301)
    • BBC One E Yorks and Lincs (10303)
    • BBC One East Midlands (10305)
    • BBC Parliament (10307)

    For these radio stations (service ID):

    • BBC Radio 3 (10380)
    • BBC Radio 4 (10381)
    • BBC Radio 4 LW (10382)
    • BBC Radio 6 Music (10383)
    • BBC Radio 4 Extra (10384)
    • BBC World Service (10385)
    • BBC Radio Scotland (10386)
    • BBC Radio nan Gaidheal (10387)
    • BBC Radio Wales (10388)
    • BBC Radio Cymru (10389)
    • BBC Radio Ulster (10390)


    Astra 2E, Frequency 10803

    Polarisation Horizontal
    Mode DVB-S, QPSK
    Symbol Rate 22000 (22.0 Mbaud)
    FEC 5/6


    For these channels/regions (service ID):
    • BBC One Scotland (6421)
    • BBC Scotland channel (6420)
    • BBC Alba (6423)
    • BBC One NE & Cumbria (6471)
    • BBC One North West (6441)
    • BBC One South East (6461)
    • BBC One Yorkshire (6451)

    For these radio stations (service ID):
    • BBC Radio 1  (6450)
    • BBC Radio 2  (6452)
    • BBC Radio 5 Live (6401)
    • BBC Asian Network  (6460)
    • BBC R5Live Sport Extra (6464)
    • BBC Radio 1Xtra (6466)
    • BBC Radio London (6470)
    • BBC Radio Cymru 2 (6454)


    Astra 2E, Frequency 10818

    Polarisation Vertical
    Mode DVB-S, QPSK
    Symbol Rate 22000 (22.0 Mbaud)
    FEC 5/6

    For these channels/regions (service ID):

    • BBC One Northern Ireland (10361)
    • BBC Two Northern Ireland  (10362)
    • BBC One South (10353)
    • BBC One South West  (10354)
    • BBC One Oxford  (10356)
    • CBBC (10352)
    • BBC News  (10358)


    Alternative Service IDs are being broadcast on some services, used by Sky boxes in the Republic of Ireland. BBC One NI: 10392, BBC Two NI: 10393 and CBBC: 10372





    BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

    At the present time, BBC Two Northern Ireland HD is not broadcast via satellite. It can be received in Northern Ireland via Freeview, YouView and Virgin Media.



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