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.
The most comprehensive package from Sky has 103 channels plus 8 Sky Sports channels and 11 Sky Cinema channels
If you have any sports fans in the family it can work out cheaper than going to the local pub to watch Premiership matches. (By the time you have bought a drink or two!)
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.
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 that 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 ITV2 ITV3 ITV4 BBC4 Cbeebies CBBC.
The SKY tuning information and frequency codes for some of the more popular channels are given below.
(Note – all these have MSYS set to DVB-S and MTYP set to QPSK )
Checked Aug 2019
|Channel Name:||Frequency:||Polarisation:||Symbol Rate:||F.E.C.|
|BBC 1 NI||10.818||V||22000||5/6|
|BBC 2 NI||10.818||V||22000||5/6|
HD channels on Sky
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
|BBC 1 HD||10.847||V||23000||3/4|
|ITV 1 HD||11052.75||H||23000||3/4|
|BBC 4 HD||11024||H||23000||3/4|