ITV/STV/UTV satellite manual tuning information

Last updated: 08/06/2019

Use the information on this page to find all ITV, STV and UTV-branded channel 3 services on satellite. Sky, Freesat or generic free-to-air satellite receivers can be manually tuned to receive a region of your choice.

Before you start:
  • Prerequisites: All services are broadcast from the Astra 2 satellite system, at 28.2E. If you have a standard Sky or Freesat dish, you're good to go.
  • 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. 
  • Label: Most ITV regions are now simply labelled "ITV", so if your satellite receiver can't tell you the Service ID number for the channel and your receiver does not provide you with a TV guide for the service, you will need to wait until the next regional news bulletin to identify the service.  
  • Symbol rates may appear differently on some receivers. For example "23000" becomes "23.0 Mbaud" on Sky receivers.

High Definition tuning details
Many, but not all ITV and STV regions are now available free-to-air in HD. But ITV offshoot channels, such as ITV4 are encrypted. Here is a list of ITV HD services in frequency order:




Astra 2E, Frequency 11053
Polarisation: Horizontal
Mode:         DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol Rate:  23000 (23.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          3/4

Channel/Region    Service ID
ITV2 HD (pay TV)       20710
ITV Wales HD           20730
ITV Granada HD         20740
ITV Tyne Tees HD       20750
ITV West Country W HD^ 20760
ITV West Country E HD^ 20770





Astra 2G, Frequency 11068
Polarisation: Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol Rate:  23000 (23.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          3/4

Channel/Region    Service ID
STV Central West HD    20800
UTV HD                 20810
ITV Box Office HD(pay) 20825
ITV Anglia E HD        20840
ITV Border England HD  20850



Astra 2G, Frequency 11097
Polarisation: Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol Rate:  23000 (23.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          3/4

Channel/Region    Service ID
ITV London HD          21000
ITV Meridian SE HD     21020
ITV Central West HD    21030
ITV Yorks W HD         21040
ITV 3 HD  (pay TV)     21050
ITV 4 HD  (pay TV)     21060


The following services are hosted by Sky and are broadcast on a 'free-to-view' basis for users with a Sky UK viewing card. You cannot tune into these channels on Freesat.

Astra 2G, Frequency 12012
Polarisation: Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol Rate:  27500 (27.5 Mbaud)
FEC:          2/3

Channel/Region    Service ID
STV North HD(encrypted) 4068
STV Tayside HD (encry.) 4071

Astra 2G, Frequency 12090
Polarisation: Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol Rate:  27500 (27.5 Mbaud)
FEC:          2/3

Channel/Region    Service ID
STV Cen East HD(encry.) 4070





Standard Definition tuning details
All ITV and STV regions are available in standard definition via satellite. ITV offshoot channels are available free-to-air in standard definition format. Here is a listing in frequency order:

Astra 2E, Frequency  10758
Polarisation: Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:  22000
FEC:          5/6

Channel/Region    Service ID
ITV London             10060
ITV Granada            10080
ITV Anglia East        10090
ITV+1 Anglia East      10091
ITV Central West       10100
ITV+1 Meridian SE      10101
ITV2                   10070
CITV                   10071
ITV4                   10072
ITV4+1                 10073
ITVBe                  10075                        


Astra 2E, Frequency 10891
Polarisation: Horizontal
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:  22000 
FEC:          5/6

Channel/Region    Service ID
ITV Border (Engl.)     10120
ITV+1 West Country E^  10125
ITV Tyne Tees          10130
ITV Meridian South     10140
ITV+1 Central West     10145
ITV Meridian SE        10150
ITV+1 London           10155
ITV Yorkshire West     10160
ITVBe+1                10139
ITV2+1                 10165



Astra 2E, Frequency 10906
Polarisation: Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:  22000
FEC:          5/6

Channel/Region    Service ID
ITV Channel Television 10200
STV North (Aberdeen)   10210
STV Central West (Glas)10220
STV Central East (Edin)10221
STV North (Dundee)     10225
UTV                    10230
UTV+1                  10231
ITV West Country  W^   10240
ITV+1 Granada          10255
ITV3                   10260
ITV3+1                 10261




Astra 2E, Frequency 10994
Polarisation: Horizontal
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:  22000
FEC:          5/6

Channel/Region    Service ID
ITV Meridian Thames V. 12101
ITV+1 Tyne Tees        12105
ITV Anglia West        12110
ITV Yorkshire East     12120
ITV Border (Scotland)  12130
ITV Central East       12145
ITV Wales              12150
ITV+1 Wales            12155
ITV+1 Yorkshire        12165
ITV West Country E^    12170
ITV+1 West Country  W^ 12175




FOOTNOTES:
^  ITV West Country is the region encompassing the former HTV West and Westcountry/TSW TV regions.  West Country E (East) is the service for Bristol, Somerset and surrounding areas. West Country W is the service covering Devon, Cornwall and parts of Dorset.

Please note that STV (for Central and Northern Scotland) does not have a +1 version on satellite.


A version of this information previously appeared on a516digital.com and is replicated on RXTVlog with permission.