Local TV on satellite

Some larger local TV stations have opted to be available on satellite, via Sky. A list of local TV channels on satellite can be found on this page.

The channels are free-to-view for Sky UK viewers, regardless of the channel package you subscribe to. These channels can't be viewed on a Freesat box.

On Sky, local TV appears on channel 117 (134 in Wales), where available. Sky regions don't exactly match Freeview coverage areas, so it's possible in some cases to receive local TV on Sky on channel 117 (or 134) outside of the Freeview coverage area.

Sky UK subscribers who don't live within the official coverage area of any of the local TV stations currently broadcasting via satellite can access them via the 'other channels' menu (instructions near the foot of this page). Use the manual tuning parameters listed below underneath each station.

By encrypting the signal, local TV operators remove any official forms of reception outside of the UK. Unfortunately, this means that Freesat users can't access the channels.

The following information was last updated on 05/12/2016. 

Bristol
Made in Bristol

Frequency:    11426
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate:  27500 (27.5Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   52530


Cardiff
Made in Cardiff

Frequency:    11344
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate:  22000 (22.0Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   55270

Glasgow
STV Glasgow

Frequency:    11479
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate:  22000(22.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   50894


Please note that STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh are the City TV stations operated by STV. For the channel 3 service, that also carries ITV programmes, see here.

Edinburgh
STV Edinburgh

Frequency:    11479
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate:  22000(22.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   55271

  • STV Edinburgh is also available on Sky channel 168 in Glasgow and surrounding areas.


Please note that STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh are the City TV stations operated by STV. For the channel 3 service, that also carries ITV programmes, see here.


Leeds
Made in Leeds

Frequency:    11426
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate:  27500 (27.5Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   52554

London
London Live

Frequency:    11479
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate:  22000(22.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   50892

Newcastle upon Tyne
Made in Tyne and Wear

Frequency:    11670
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate:  22000(22.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   50430

Nottingham
Notts TV

Frequency:    11464
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate:  22000(22.0 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   54214




Adding other channels on Sky:
See here for more information.


More about local TV:
List of local TV stations and locations


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