ITV HD on Sky in Scotland

I have finally managed to get ITV HD on my Sky box, which I didn’t think was possible, since I live in Scotland. But hurrah! It is indeed possible. You merely have to add the channel manually. This means it doesn’t appear in your normal set of channels, and you can’t record it or pause it, but if you would rather watch HD without that functionality, then this is for you. Alternatively, if you want to record or pause, then you’re stuck with SD. First world problems.

To add ITV HD:

  1. Go to “Services”
  2. Press SELECT to choose “Options”
  3. Choose “Add Channels”, which is along to the right
  4. Frequency: 10.832
  5. Polarisation: H
  6. Symbol Rate (Mbaud): 22.0
  7. FEC: 5/6
  8. Press yellow button to “Find Channels”
  9. It will now scan, so wait a few seconds
  10. Highlight “ITV HD”, and press the yellow button to store it
  11. Press SELECT to continue

That last instruction is important; I didn’t press SELECT on my first attempt and it didn’t save correctly.

When you want to choose the channel later on:

  1. Go to “Services”
  2. Press SELECT to choose “Options”
  3. Choose “Other Channels”, which is along to the right
  4. Choose ITV HD!


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  1. Hi,
    I’m not sure whereabouts you are in Scotland, but ITV HD or ITV London HD, which were both previously available to Sky boxes on Other Channels – by manually installing on Add Channels – are now blocked (either by Sky or ITV, depending on who you believe) in the Glasgow area.
    Bizarrely, Scotland’s HD version of ITV – STVHD – which WAS available to viewers in England, but NOT in Scotland, except in Other Channels, is now apparently going to be finally available in Scotland (not sure about England) from April 28th 2014.
    Meanwhile, if you can’t wait until then, then UTV HD is available by following the same instructions as above; except for the frequency enter 11,053.
    Not ideal by any means, but at least it lets you watch the Champions League, etc. in HD, as opposed to the pathetic SD offerings at present.

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