Quest Red - How and where to watch

Quest Red is the new reality and lifestyle channel from Discovery, available from 15th March on most major TV platforms.

With the motto "Irresistibly Real TV", launch programming includes Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence, Martin Kemp’s Detectives, Vogue Williams Investigates and Paranormal Lockdown with Nick Groff.

How to find Quest Red
UK digital TV platforms carrying Quest Red from 15th March 2017 and relevant channel numbers:
  • Freeview channel 38 ^ 
  • Sky channel 162 (Not Northern Ireland)
  • Virgin Media channel 215
  • YouView* (BT TV / TalkTalk TV / Plusnet TV ) channel 38 
  • EE TV* channel 38 
  • Freesat Quest Red is not available on Freesat
  • Online: 
*These platforms piggyback on Freeview, so you'll find them on the same channel number as Freeview, and reception is subject to local Freeview coverage. YouView is the platform that powers BT TV, TalkTalk TV and Plusnet TV.
^ Subject to Freeview coverage. Check coverage at

Do I need to retune to get Quest Red?
Some Freeview devices will need retuning to get Quest Red on channel 38.

On other TV platforms, Quest Red will automatically appear on the channel numbers listed above.

What's on Quest Red?

Quest Red/YouTube

Whereas 8 year old big brother Quest showcases mostly male orientated factual and sports programmes from Discovery and Eurosport to Freeview audiences, Quest Red will offer a free-to-view outlet for Discovery's female orientated output, including programming from TLC UK.

With the motto "Irresistibly Real TV", launch programming includes Is O.J. Innocent? The Missing Evidence, Jo Frost: Nanny on TourLong Lost Family USMartin Kemp’s Detectives, Vogue Williams Investigates, Paranormal Lockdown with Nick Groff.

The opening night schedule includes:
8:00pm Say Yes to the Dress
Wedding Day dilemmas - two episodes of the reality show.
9:00pm Jo Frost - Nanny on Tour
The former Supernanny helps a household turned upside down by four kids under 9, stressing out two grandmothers and a mother.
10:00pm Vogue Williams Investigates Transgender
The story of Jack, a 26 year old trans-man.

Is there a Quest Red+1 channel?
Quest Red+1 is available on Sky, available on channel 233. (Not Northern Ireland).
On Freeview, Quest Red+1 is on channel 90 from 5-8am only - effectively reserving a slot as and when more capacity becomes available.

Can I watch Quest Red in HD?
No. Quest Red is only offered in standard definition.

Can I watch Quest Red in Ireland?
In Northern Ireland, Quest Red is available on Freeview, YouView, EE TV and Virgin Media
In the Republic of Ireland, Quest Red is not available.

I have Freesat. Can I manually tune in Quest Red?
Quest Red, like Quest is due to be encrypted on satellite, meaning your Freesat receiver would not be able to decode the channel. Quest Red's owner, Discovery, has made no indication of getting the new channel on Freesat.

How can I get in touch with Quest Red?

Last updated: 21/06/2017

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