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Quest and Quest Red launch on Freesat

July 4, 2017

Freesat, the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV platform, and Discovery Networks have partnered to launch Quest and Quest Red on Freesat. The two channels are now available for Freesat viewers to watch on channel numbers 167 and 169.

Freesat viewers can now enjoy popular programmes such as Salvage Hunters, Wheeler Dealers and Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo on Quest, plus Say Yes to the Dress, Long Lost Family US and Paranormal Lockdown with Nick Groff on Quest Red. Viewers with a taste for reality TV can look forward to an exclusive 12-part series of Katie Price: My Crazy Life on Quest Red starting on July 10th.

Quest and Quest Red, with programmes that span a range of genres including factual, documentaries, sport, entertainment, crime and reality, take their places among more than 200 subscription-free channels available on Freesat.

Commenting on the launch, Alistair Thom, managing director at Freesat said: “Making the most popular channels available to our viewers for free is what Freesat is all about. We’re thrilled that these two great channels are coming to Freesat – our customers love entertainment, and with a huge variety of programmes on offer, there’s something to suit everyone.”

“By launching on Freesat, Quest and Quest Red are immediately available to an additional two million households in the UK that now have a chance to watch our wide range of programmes for the very first time,” said Martin Heaton Cooper, SVP chief operating officer, Discovery Networks UK and Ireland. “The partnership with Freesat is yet another important step in our goal to reach all viewers across every screen,” Heaton Cooper added.


Quest launched in 2009 and has steadily grown to become one of the biggest free to air TV channels for men. Quest Red launched in March of this year as the home of “irresistibly real TV” tailor-made for viewers who love real life entertainment.


As well as providing over 200 channels of free recordable TV, Freesat also offers on-demand and catch-up favourites such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, YouTube and Netflix – all of which has helped to drive industry-leading customer satisfaction.

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