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A complete list of all UK BBC1 and BBC2 regions available on Sky TV via the Astra 2D satellite is provided below with EPG channel numbers and allocations.
UK reception of all BBC1 regional news programmes is possible via the Astra 2D satellite at 28.2E using a Sky digibox and 43cm minidish. we have a separate article on Sky TV reception in Europe of Astra 2D which uses a spot beam focussed on UK and northern Europe, resulting in a large satellite dish being needed in southern and eastern Europe to get good reception especially in rain.
Assuming you are in the UK or in an area of Europe that has Astra 2D coverage, there is no need to "Add Channels" to watch different BBC regions as they are already included in the Sky EPG channel line up, even with a Freesat card. Channel numbers are provided in the table below.
However, to add ITV regions to your Sky digibox you will need to manually add the regions using "Add Channels" from "System Setup". Follow the link for more help.
|BBC 1 Region||Sky EPG Channel Number|
|BBC1 Northern Ireland NI||973|
|BBC1 NE & C||975|
|BBC1 Yorkshire (Emley Moor)||976|
|BBC1 Yorks & Lincs (Belmont)||977|
|BBC1 North West||978|
|BBC1 West Midlands (Sutton Coldfield)||979|
|BBC1 East Midlands (Waltham)||980|
|BBC1 East (E) Talcolneston||981|
|BBC1 East (W) Sandy Heath||982|
|BBC1 South East (Heathfield / Bluebell Hill)||983|
|BBC1 West (Mendip)||986|
|BBC1 South West (Stockland Hill)||987|
|BBC1 Channel Islands (CI)||988|
|BBC2 Northern Ireland (NI)||992|
|Channel 4 UK||994|