Quest and Quest Red join Freesat


Discovery's Quest and Quest Red channels have now officially joined Freesat.

Following last week's switch to free-to-air status on satellite, the channels are now available to watch on Freesat channel numbers 167 and 169.

The male-orientated Quest features popular shows such as Salvage Hunters, Wheeler Dealers and Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo. While the female-skewed Quest Red features programmes including Say Yes to the Dress, Long Lost Family US and Paranormal Lockdown with Nick Groff.

The move reduces the disparity between terrestrial free TV service Freeview and the satellite service Freesat, with just Dave and Sony Movies still noticably absent from Freesat.

Martin Heaton Cooper, SVP chief operating officer, Discovery Networks UK and Ireland commented:
“By launching on Freesat, Quest and Quest Red are immediately available to an additional two million households in the UK that now have a chance to watch our wide range of programmes for the very first time."

The switch to free-to-air was made possible after a new satellite carriage deal between Discovery and Sky, which allowed the company to enhance its free-to-air offering while maintaining a core pay TV presence for its channels on Sky.

Gaps in the Freesat EPG indicate space has been left for the +1 channels to be added at a later point in time.
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