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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

  • Freeview channel 38 ^ 
  • Sky channel 149  New number effective 1st May 2018.
  • Virgin Media channel 215
  • YouView* (BT TV / TalkTalk TV / Plusnet TV ) channel 38 
  • EE TV* channel 38 
  • Freesat channel 169
  • 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?
Sky: 249
Freesat: 170
Freeview: 78 (in some areas only) (number changed Sept 2018)

Can I watch Quest Red in HD?
No. Quest Red is only offered in standard definition.

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

How can I get in touch with Quest Red?

Last updated: 30/09/2018
In 2018, Quest Red's manual tuning frequency and Sky channel numbers changed. This page has now been updated with the revised details.