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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 05/01/2018



Birmingham / Bristol / Cardiff / Leeds / Liverpool / Tyne & Wear
Made TV
A single combined service containing local news programmes from all six local channels has replaced the original individual feeds.

Frequency:    11538
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate:  22000 (22 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S, QPSK
Service ID:   22611


London
London Live

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


Nottingham
Notts TV has ceased distribution via Sky.




Scotland (Aberdeen / Ayr / Dundee / Glasgow / Edinburgh)
STV2

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




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


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