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Quest - How and where to watch


Quest is a free-to-air channel specialising in factual entertainment and sports.

Launched in 2009, the channel belongs to Discovery Communications and operates as free-to-air outlet for some of Discovery's and sister channel Eurosport's programmes.

This page contains information about Quest, for Quest Red click here...


How to find Quest
You can find Quest in the UK on the following platforms:
  • Freeview channel 37 (HD channel 114 for some viewers from 14/7/18)
  • Freesat channel 167 (Available in HD)
  • Sky channel 144 (Available in HD)
  • Virgin Media UK channel 172 (HD: 217)
  • YouView* (BT TV / TalkTalk TV / Plusnet TV ) channel 37
  • EE TV* channel 37
  • Online: TVPlayer.com 
*These platforms piggyback on Freeview, so you'll find them on the same channel number as Freeview. YouView is the platform that powers BT TV, TalkTalk TV and Plusnet TV.

Reception of Quest is subject to local Freeview coverage. Check coverage at https://www.freeview.co.uk/channels-at-your-address

Is Quest available in HD?
Quest HD launched on the 3rd August 2018 on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media.
Quest HD launches on 14th August 2018 on Freeview and YouView, but coverage is limited.


Is there a Quest+1 channel?
You can find Quest+1 on the following platforms:
  • Freeview channel 83 (1900-0400)
  • Sky channel 244 (24 hours)
  • Virgin Media UK channel 173
  • YouView* (BT TV / TalkTalk TV / Plusnet TV ) channel 92 (1900-0400)
  • EE TV* channel 83 (1900-0400)
  • Freesat channel 168

*These platforms piggyback on Freeview, so you'll find them on the same channel number as Freeview. YouView is the platform that powers BT TV, TalkTalk TV and Plusnet TV.

Reception of Quest is subject to local Freeview coverage. Check coverage at https://www.freeview.co.uk/channels-at-your-address

Is Quest available online and on-demand?



Can I manually tune in Quest on satellite?
Use the following parameters for manual tuning:

SD CHANNEL:
Satellite:    Astra 2E (28.2 E)
Frequency:    12382
Polarisation: Horizontal 
Symbol Rate:  27500 (27.5 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S 
Service ID:   6213 (Quest); 6214 (Quest Red)
UK spotbeam (limited reception outside the British Isles)

HD CHANNEL:
Satellite:    Astra 2E (28.2E)
Frequency:    11426
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate:  27500
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S
Service ID:   52580
UK spotbeam (limited reception outside the British Isles)


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Last updated: 13/08/2018
Updates to the content of this page include: Quest Sky channel number changes, Quest+1 Freeview channel number change, launch of Quest HD.


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