How to Add Channel 5 for Big Brother 2011

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A very common query I have gotten over the last few days is how to add Channel 5 (used to go by FIVE) onto a Free to air receiver or the other channels section of your sky box.

Adding Channel 5 to a Free to air receiver

  1. Press ‘Menu’ button
  2. Scroll down and select ‘Installation’ option
  3. Enter Password ’0000′
  4. Select ‘TP Scan’
  5. Manually enter:
    • Frequency: 10773
    • Polarisation: H (Horizontal)
    • Symbol rate: 22000
  6. Select ‘Search’
  7. The new channel(s) will be added to the end of the channel list

Adding Channel 5 to a Sky Box

  1. Press the ‘Services’ button on the sky remote
  2. Select ‘System setup’
  3. Select ‘Add channels’
  4. Manually enter:
    • Frequency: 10773
    • Polarisation: H (Horizontal)
    • Symbol rate: 22000
    • FEC: 5/6
  5. To save select the yellow button
  6. Follow the menu on screen and add more channels as required
  7. Press ‘backup’ repeatedly to exit
  8. To Access afterwards simply use the ‘Other Channels’ option
  9. Note the EPG and record functions will not work on an ‘Other Channels’ otpion (thanks sky)

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  1. Always knew you were a closet big brother fan Dave !

    Comment by paul doran — August 18, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

  2. how do you tune in cahnnel5+1 ??

    Comment by mmhmm — January 16, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

  3. We have now done a blog entry on this to show you how.

    Comment by admin — January 17, 2012 @ 7:13 am

  4. Yeaterday Ch5 started giving a technical fault error, same today. Killed power to all power outlets and rebooted Sky box, same issue. Removed Ch5 and now its no longer found when I search to re-add it, any ideas?

    Comment by Wayne — January 19, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

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