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How to receive Paramount Network UK

Paramount Network is the UK's newest movie and drama channel and available on most digital TV platforms.

Part of the Viacom family of channels, which includes Channel 5, Comedy Central and MTV, programme highlights include the latest series of Suits, plus showings of Agent Carter, CSI: Miami and Heroes Reborn.

How to find Paramount Network UK
UK digital TV platforms carrying Paramount Network.

  • Freeview channel 54 (from 13th December 2018)
  • Sky channel 153 (from 10th December 2018)
  • Virgin Media HD channel 187 SD channel 188 
  • YouView* (BT TV / TalkTalk TV / Plusnet TV ) channel 57 
  • EE TV* channel 57 
  • Freesat channel not available.   However you can manually tune in the channel using the parameters listed below. See the instructions for your satellite receiver for more information about manual tuning.
  • Online: no live stream currently available.
*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.
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Do I need to retune to get Paramount?
Some Freeview devices will need retuning to get Paramount Network on channel 57, especially if your receiver still has 5Spike+1 or even VIVA on that channel number. Older receivers may need to go through a factory reset or first time installation.

On other TV platforms, Paramount will automatically appear on the channel numbers listed above.

Is there a Paramount+1 channel?
No, the channel is currently only available as a single, live on-demand channel.

Can I watch this channel in the Republic of Ireland?
Yes. The channel is available on free-to-air satellite in the Republic of Ireland. You can use the manual tuning details found below.

Can I watch Paramount Network in HD?
Yes. From 21st July 2018, Paramount Network UK HD is available as pay TV channel on Virgin Media.

At the current time, Virgin is the only provider to have confirmed the availability of the HD version of the channel. Elsewhere, it's SD only.

Are programmes available on-demand / via catch-up TV?
Yes. You can find a selection of Paramount Network's programmes via My5, the on-demand service from Channel 5:

Can I manually tune in Paramount Network on satellite?
Use the following parameters for manual tuning:
Satellite:    Astra 2F (28.2 E)
Frequency:    11344
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate:  27500 (27.5 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Mode:         DVB-S 
Service ID:   53290 
UK spotbeam (limited reception outside the British Isles) 

How can I get in touch with the channel?

Last updated: 13/12/2018.