BBC TV and Radio - Satellite Frequency List

Last updated: 06/01/2017

Your guide to where to find BBC UK services on satellite, if you need to manually tune in a BBC channel.
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All BBC UK services broadcast on the UK spot beam on Astra 2E and 2G, which means reception beyond the British Isles, northern France and the Benelux countries is limited.
  • HD channels listed first, then SD channels below. 


High Definition variants
In order of frequency
Astra 2E, Frequency 10847
Polarisation: Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol Rate:  23000
FEC:          2/3


Channel/Region   Service ID
BBC TWO HD            6940
BBC ONE HD            6941
BBC ONE N Ireland HD  6943
CBBC HD               6952




Astra 2E, Frequency 11023 
Polarisation: Horizontal
Mode:         DVB-S2, 8PSK
Symbol Rate:  23000
FEC:          2/3


Channel/Region   Service ID
BBC ONE Scotland HD   8901
BBC ONE Wales HD      8911
BBC NEWS HD           8921
BBC FOUR HD           8931
CBeebies HD (6am-7pm) 8932



Standard definition channels
In order of frequency
Astra 2E, Frequency 10773 
Polarisation: Horizontal
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:  22000
FEC:          5/6


Channel/Region   Service ID
BBC ONE London        6301 
BBC TWO England       6302
BBC FOUR              6316^
CBeebies   (6am-7pm)  6318^
BBC ONE Channel Is.   6361
BBC ONE West          6341
BBC ONE East (West)   6351
BBC RB1               6390

Alternative Service IDs are being broadcast on these services, used by Sky boxes in the Republic of Ireland. BBC Four: 6316, CBeebies: 6318.


Astra 2E, Frequency  10788
Polarisation:  Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:  22000
FEC:          5/6


Channel/Region    Service ID
BBC ONE Wales          10311
BBC TWO Wales          10312
BBC ONE West Midlands  10301
BBC ONE E Yrks & Lincs 10303
BBC ONE East Midlands  10305
BBC PARLIAMENT         10307
BBC Radio 3            10380
BBC Radio 4            10381
BBC Radio 4 LW         10382
BBC Radio 6 Music      10383
BBC Radio 4 Extra      10384
BBC World Service      10385
BBC Radio Scotland     10386
BBC Radio nan Gaidheal 10387
BBC Radio Wales        10388
BBC Radio Cymru        10389
BBC Radio Ulster       10390




Astra 2E, Frequency  10803
Polarisation: Horizontal
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:  22000
FEC:          5/6


Channel/Region   Service ID
BBC ONE Scotland       6421
BBC TWO Scotland       6422
BBC ONE NE & Cumbria   6471
BBC ONE North West     6441
BBC ONE South East     6461
BBC ONE Yorkshire      6451
BBC ALBA               6423
BBC Radio 1            6450
BBC Radio 2            6452
BBC Radio 5 Live       6401
BBC Asian Network      6460
BBC R5Live Sport Extra 6464
BBC Radio 1Xtra        6466
BBC London             6470



Astra 2E, Frequency 10818
Polarisation: Vertical
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Symbol Rate:  22000
FEC:          5/6


Channel/Region     Service ID
BBC ONE N Ireland     10361*
BBC TWO N Ireland     10362*
BBC ONE South          10353
BBC ONE South West     10354
BBC ONE Oxford         10356
CBBC                  10352*
BBC NEWS               10358

*Alternative Service IDs are being broadcast on these services, used by Sky boxes in the Republic of Ireland. BBC One NI: 10392, BBC Two NI: 10393 and CBBC: 10372. 




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