Quest Red - How and where to watch

Quest Red is the new reality and lifestyle channel from Discovery, available since 15th March 2017 on all 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.

This page is about Quest Red. For information about the original Quest channel, click here...

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 channel 169 from 4th July 2017
  • 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

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 - but satellite viewers  can manually tune in using the parameters below...

Can I manually tune in Quest Red on satellite?
Use the following parameters for manual tuning:
Satellite:    Astra 2E (28.2 E)
Frequency:    11426
Polarisation: Vertical 
Symbol Rate:  27500 (27.5 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S 
Service ID:   52525 (Quest); 52550 (Quest Red)
UK spotbeam (limited reception outside the British Isles) 

How can I get in touch with Quest Red?

Last updated: 04/07/2017

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