Extra Channels on Sky Boxes

 

Extra Channels on Sky and Freesat Boxes. 

There are many frequencies used for UK satellite TV (Sky TV) on the various UK TV satellites.

Many of the available British television channels are already available on the Sky TV Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and Freesat TV Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) so you do not have to add or do anything.

But you can add other UK television channel frequencies into a Sky box or Freesat set top box to receive other regional variations of some channels, like some regional versions of ITV1 and Channel 4.

This is very useful when trying to watch UK TV abroad and Sky TV in Spain and Freesat TV in Spain, where sometimes certain UK TV regions have weaker signals than others, and so channel reception can be lost.

Using these stronger frequencies for British Television on the Costa Blanca means that you can watch your favourite UK TV channels in Spain for longer, and in some cases on a small satellite dish!

There are some alternative frequencies that are used on the Costa Blanca Spain that allow you to view UK satellite television channels for a bit longer, when their normal frequencies are no longer available. These will help you view channels that normally show the message “No Satellite Signal being Received” on your Sky TV digibox.

Generally both Freesat and Sky TV receivers have all their channels in their Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) but in some cases “Alternate” or “secret” channels are available that you must add to the receivers manually.

There are no secret or alternate frequencies for the BBC channels. All BBC channels are already available on the EPG of both Freesat TV and Sky TV receivers. But you will find that some BBC TV regions reception in Spain will be better than other regions.

 

How to programme the additional extra and secret UK TV channels frequencies and transponders settings into your Sky Digibox for the Costa Blanca Spain

This process is how you can add other channels and other channel regions to your Sky box. You manually tune these channels and add them to your “other channels” listing on your Sky box.

So here is how to add extra and secret channels to your “Other Channels” list on your Sky digibox.

 

How to get stronger frequencies, secret and hidden channels for UK TV in the Costa Blanca Spain to your “Other Channels” list on your Sky digibox.

 

Extra Channels on Sky Boxes
Extra Channels on Sky Boxes

 

Here are the instructions as to how add these additional and secret frequencies to your Sky digibox or Sky+ digibox

On your Sky remote control
Press Services
Press 4 (System Set Up)
Press 4 (Add channels)
Input the required frequency for the channels you want to find
Go to Find Channels and Press Select
The Sky box will display a list of channels found on that frequency
Navigate to the channel you wish to add to your Other Channels list
Press the Yellow button – this places a “tick” next to the channel you wish to save
Press Select
The selected channel is now stored in your “Services Other Channels” list on your Sky box

Here are the instructions as to how add these additional and secret frequencies to your SkyHD digibox or Sky+HD digibox

On your Sky remote control
Press Services
Press Down (Sky+ Set Up)
Press Right 5 times (Add channels)
Press Down to access the frequency section
Input the required frequency for the channels you want to find
Press Yellow to find channels
The Sky box will display a list of channels found on that frequency
Navigate to the channel you wish to add to your Other Channels list
Press the Yellow button – this places a “tick” next to the channel you wish to save
Press Select
The selected channel is now stored in your “Services Other Channels” list on your Sky box

To access channels on your Sky Services Other Channel list

Press Services
Navigate to Other Channels (the menu number will vary depending on software versions and receiver models)
Highlight the channels you want and press select.

 

UK TV Satellite Frequencies

“Stronger” and “Best” Alternate Frequencies for BBC 1 and BBC 2 (Sky TV Spain and Freesat TV Spain)

All alternative BBC1 and BBC2 regions are available on the channel guides for Sky, Sky HD, Sky+HD, Freesat and Freesat HD already.

Therefore, if you use a Sky or Freesat box, then there is no reason to add or scan for other frequencies for BBC1 and BBC2. Simply go to the channel number for the desired BBC region.

More information on alternate BBC1 and BBC2 region frequencies and transponders : BBC TV Satellite Frequency Transponder Settings

 

“Stronger” and “Best” Alternate Frequencies for ITV1 ITV1HD, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4 for Sky TV in Spain and Freesat TV in Spain

There are no alternate frequencies for ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, or their +1 channel services.

More information on ITV1 regions frequencies : ITV Satellite Frequency Settings

How to add other ITV1 regions frequencies to your Sky Box: How to add other ITV1 regions frequencies to your Sky Box

ITV2 HD, ITV3 HD and ITV4 HD are only available on a single frequency and only on Sky HD boxes with a Sky HD subscription. So there are no other alternate ITV2HD ITV3HD or ITV4HD frequencies.

 

Stronger” and “Best” Alternate Frequencies for Channel 4, Channel 4 HD, E4, More 4 for Sky TV in Spain and Freesat TV in Spain

All Channel 4, Channel4+1, Channel 4 HD, Film 4 (Film Four), E4, More4 channels are already available on the Sky Guide and Freesat channel list.

However, some alternate frequencies are available for the Irish regional versions of these channels. These Irish versions are transmitted from a different satellite beam to the main Channels. And so the Irish versions of Channel 4 may be available in fringe reception areas of Spain and Portugal, when their free English versions are not.

Channel 4 on 12.480 V 27.5 2/3 (sky card required – available on Sky receivers)
Channel 4 +1 on 12.480 V 27.5 2/3 (sky card required – available on Sky receivers)
More4 on 12.480 V 27.5 2/3 (sky card and subscription required – available on Sky receivers)
E4 on 12.480 V 27.5 2/3 (sky card required and subscription – available on Sky receivers)

How to add the Irish versions of Channel 4 to your Sky digibox : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/02/lost-channel-4-spain-sky-subscriptin-try/

However, on the 9th February 2016, these Irish versions of Channel Four moved from 12480 to a new frequency 12304 H. 12304 H is on the UK beam, so reception of these channels in many aras of Spain will now be reduced.

For more information see : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2016/01/are-the-irish-channel-4-on-12480-about-to-move-to-the-uk-beam/

 

 

More information on Channel 4 frequencies Channel 4 Satellite Frequency Settings

 

Channel FIVE Frequencies for Sky TV in Spain and Freesat TV in Spain – Channel Five in Spain

There is only one regional variation of Channel Five.
All Channel Fives, Five* and Five USA are available on Sky, Sky HD, Freesat and Freesat HD receivers.

Channel Five HD is currently only available to be received on SkyHD or Sky+HD digibox.

More information about Channel Five Frequencies Channel Five Satellite Frequency Settings

 

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