FAQ: Is ITV Encore available on Freeview?

ITV Encore was created as a result of a link up between ITV and Sky and is currently exclusively available to Sky or Now TV subscribers.

As a result, the drama channel is not available on Freeview or any non-Sky TV service.

How can I watch ITV Encore?

  • Either via Sky channel 123 (Sky subscription required) or via Now TV.
  • Programmes are available on-demand via Sky or Now TV's catch-up services.
  • There are no other official ways to access ITV Encore.

The easiest way to get ITV Encore if you don't want a satellite dish or commit to a lengthy subscription is to get the service via Sky's online streaming service Now TV, which you cancel at any time.

The easiest way to get Now TV is with a NOW TV Box , although the service is also available on other devices including Chromecast and Roku. The box connects to your broadband internet and streams the main Sky channels via the internet. There's also free catch-up services from the BBC (iPlayer), ITV, Channel 4 and 5. Selected on-demand content from Sky is also available.

Look out for deals which provide up to 3 months access to the Entertainment Month Pass bundled with the Now TV box, as these deals often work out cheaper. The Entertainment Month Pass is not linked to a contract, is usually renewed on a rolling monthly basis and can be cancelled at any time.

Alongside ITV Encore, you'll get access to Discovery, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Fox and several other main pay TV channels. See www.nowtv.com for more details, including terms and conditions. If you don't want to continue subscribing, you can cancel. Once your current month's subscription is over, the service stops.

Article last reviewed: 25/11/2015

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