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Quest timeshifts go free-to-air on satellite

Timeshift versions of Quest and Quest Red have gone free-to-air on satellite.

The +1 services of the two Discovery-owned channels no longer require a Sky viewing card for reception (Sky channels 195 and 233) and follows a distribution deal between Sky and Discovery at the beginning of the year which paved the way for Discovery to offer content free-to-air via satellite.

Quest and Quest Red were launched on Freesat channels 167 and 169 in the summer. Spaces were left on the Freesat EPG to facilitate the +1 channels to sit next to the primary channels. The +1 channels are expected to join Freesat shortly now that the encryption has been lifted.

Manual tuning
Earlier in the autumn, all the Quest channels, including the timeshift versions, were moved to a new UK spot beam transponder:
Satellite:    Astra 2E (28.2E)
Frequency:    12382
Polarisation: Horizontal 
Symbol Rate:  27500 (27.5Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S