Fresh off the back of their World Cup coverage, ITV are back to business with live coverage of the FA Cup - but the channel can be a little tricky to access over here in Ireland. We've done some digging and compiled all the info you need on how to get ITV in Ireland for all of their sports coverage.
There's plenty of other sport to offer on the channel, with La Liga, Six Nations rugby, England football internationals, live motorsport, as well as the Grand National, so you'll want to know how to get ITV's channels in Ireland.
How to get ITV in Ireland on a Sky Box
There's a little bit of effort involved in accessing ITV on a Sky Box, but it is possible using the right settings. Because a Sky box uses satellite rather than cable, you can tune the box to find ITV's frequency and add it to your channels.
On a Sky Q Box, just follow the following steps to tune in ITV:
- Scroll down to the settings section on the home screen.
- Enter the 'Manual Tuning' section (you may need to enter your PIN).
- Select 'Add a channel'
- Enter the following settings:
- Frequency: 10.891
- Polarisation: H
- Symbol rate: 22.0
- FEC: 5/6
- Standard: DVB-S
- Modulation Scheme: QPSK
- After you've plugged in all of that info, you should get a list of ITV channels. You can choose one by one which you want to add to your box.
To access the channels after you've added them, just return to the 'Manual tuning' section of 'Settings' and the channels you've chosen to add to your box will be there.
How to get ITV on Saorview in Ireland
Some Saorview boxes will come with ITV pretuned with other British channels such as BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. If you have a satellite and a Freeview box, you should be able to access ITV.
If your box doesn't come with ITV pre-installed, you should still be able to tune in to their coverage using the same frequency settings listed above for Sky boxes.
Who's on ITV's football panel?
ITV lined up a brilliant team of pundits for last year's World Cup.
The highlight is, of course, Roy Keane, who once again provided us with some comedy gold during the tournament. Others who were part of ITV's World Cup lineup include Ian Wright, Graeme Souness, and Gary Neville.
If you manage to tune in to ITV's coverage, you'll also be treated to arguably the best commentary duo in football, as the iconic voice of Clive Tyldesley is paired with the excellent Ally McCoist.
Which FA Cup games will ITV show live?
With the FA Cup 3rd round getting underway this weekend, there will be plenty of football to choose from on TV. ITV and BBC share the British broadcasting rights for the tournament, as they do for the World Cup and European Championships.
They will kick off their FA Cup coverage with Manchester United v Everton on Friday night, and Liverpool's third round game against Wolves will also be broadcast on the channel.
The full line up of televised FA Cup games from the 3rd round is below (ITV's fixtures are in bold).
FA Cup fourth round TV fixtures
- Manchester City v Arsenal - Friday 27th January, 8pm, ITV1
- Accrington Stanley v Leeds United - Saturday 28th January, 12:30pm, BBC One
- Walsall v Leicester City - Saturday 28th January, 12:30pm, BBC iPlayer
- Preston v Tottenham Hotspur - Saturday 28th January, 6pm, BBC One
- Manchester United v Reading - Saturday 28th January, 8pm, ITV4
- Brighton v Liverpool - Sunday 29th January, 1:30pm, ITV1
- Wrexham v Sheffield United - Sunday 29th January, 4:30pm, BBC One
- Derby County v West Ham - Monday 30th January, 7:45pm, ITV4
What other sports do ITV show live?
ITV recently acquired the rights to broadcast La Liga in the UK and Ireland, and will broadcast 10 games across the season on ITV4 and ITV1. Their next La Liga game takes place on Thursday 2nd February, with a tie between Real Madrid and Valencia at 8pm on ITV4.
The Grand National is broadcast live on ITV each year, as is the Tour de France.
ITV also hold the exclusive British rights to show the Rugby World Cup live every four years, giving you an alternative option to the Irish coverage for the 2023 edition in France.
As with the World Cup and the FA Cup, ITV also share the rights to the Six Nations with the BBC, showing all of Ireland, France, England, and Italy's home games. That means that ITV will show all but one of Ireland's Six Nations games in 2023, with Wales v Ireland being shown on BBC.
They also hold rights to broadcast MotoGP. ITV show highlights of each race, with occasional live races.