Sky TV in Ireland

Sky is the most popular digital Television provider in Ireland. It is estimated that around one in three houses in Ireland have Sky Satellite TV installed.

Sky Ireland has several packages available to suit your household. The basic Sky Entertainment package has 90  channels with all your Irish and UK favourites. You can watch On-Demand & Catch Up TV, Pause, rewind and record all your favourite shows. You can use the Sky Go app to watch TV on the move at no extra cost.

Alternatives to Sky in Ireland

Virgin Media also provide TV and phone services in Ireland and it is available in Dublin and most of the main cities in Ireland.  The Virgin Media TV prices and bundles compare very well with Sky – you can check out the prices here. 

Compare Sky Prices with Virgin Media and Vodafone

Tip: After 12 months you are free to cancel your Sky subscription and you will still be able to get quite a few “free to air” channels using the sky dish with the sky box and the cancelled viewing card. You will still need a TV aerial to get the Irish Saorview channels.

Some of the UK channels are not visible on the Sky Digital menus in Ireland – but you can tune them in and add them manually as “Other Channels”. Such channels include UTV , STV ,ITV2,ITV3 ,ITV4, BBC4, Cbeebies and CBBC.

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Note – all these have MSYS set to DVB-S  and MTYP set to QPSK )

Checked Feb 2024

Channel Name:Frequency:Polarisation:Symbol Rate:F.E.C.
BBC 1 NI10.818V220005/6
BBC 2 NI10.818V220005/6
ITV SD10.891H220005/6
CHANNEL 4 10.714H220005/6
CHANNEL 510.307H275002/3
BBC 310.773H220005/6
BBC 410.803H220005/6
ITV 2 hd11.053H230003/4
ITV 3 HD11.087V230003/4
ITV 4 HD11.068V230003/4
MORE 410.936V220005/6
FILM 410.714H220005/6

Tuning For HD channels on Sky Ireland

Important :  For the UK BBC and ITV HD channels  listed below –  the MSYS is set to DVB-S2 and the MTYP is set to 8PSK

 HD Channels

BBC 1 HD10.847V230003/4
BBC2  HD10.847V230003/4
ITV HD11053H230003/4
ITV2 hd11053H230003/4
Channel 4 HD11127V220005/6
BBC 4 HD11023H230003/4
BBC News HD11023H230003/4