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How To Get ITV On Sky In Ireland For The FA Cup Semi-Finals

Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington Updated
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The FA Cup semi-finals are upon us, with some of England's biggest clubs hoping to secure a place in next month's final at Wembley. The BBC and ITV will be broadcasting the competition in the UK - but ITV 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 the Six Nations, La Liga, MotoGP, the summer's European Championships, as well as the Grand National, 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:

  1. Scroll down to the settings section on the home screen.
  2. Enter the 'Manual Tuning' section (you may need to enter your PIN).
  3. Select 'Add a channel'
  4. Enter the following settings:
    1. Frequency: 10.891
    2. Polarisation: H
    3. Symbol rate: 22.0
    4. FEC: 5/6
    5. Standard: DVB-S
    6. Modulation Scheme: QPSK
  5. 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.


What FA Cup semi-final will be broadcast on ITV? 

ITV will broadcast one of this year's two FA Cup semi-finals - Sunday's meeting of Manchester United and Championship side Coventry City. Kick-off at Wembley is at 3:30pm, with ITV on-air on ITV1 from 2:30pm.


The other semi-final between Manchester City and Chelsea takes place at 5:15pm on Saturday evening, live on BBC One.

Who is on ITV's Six Nations punditry team?

ITV have drawn impressive football panels in the past, with the likes of Ian Wright, Gary Neville, Graeme Souness, and more making appearances during major tournaments.


Of course, for Irish audiences, the star attraction will be Roy Keane, likely to be on punditry duty at Wembley on Sunday.

What other sports do ITV show live?

Similarly to the FA Cup, ITV share rights to the Six Nations with the BBC each year.


ITV recently acquired the rights to broadcast La Liga in the UK and Ireland and broadcast ten games across the most recent season on ITV4 and ITV1.

Cheltenham and the Grand National are broadcast live on ITV each year, as is the Tour de France.

ITV will also share coverage of the 2024 European Championships with the BBC.


They also hold rights to broadcast MotoGP. ITV show highlights of each race, with occasional live races.

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