Many thanks for all your reception reports this morning – constant facebook notifications and many emails!!!
We have noted down the reception reports we have received (and nicked form other sources!) on this page:
Until a full 24 hours have passed, to see if there are any daily variation, nothing yet can be set in stone.
For my service area:
Early indications are that 90x100cm dishes (called 1m dishes) may be on the edge of reception, but may just about be adequate.
Early indications are that 100x110cm dishes (called 1.1m dishes) may be adequate.
Those with 1.24/1.4, 1.8m and 2.,4m dishes will have notice no changes.
Reception of BBC channels in the north east of Spain (Barcelona / Tarregona) has reduced (as was expected) for many people with “small” dishes that they have been using for the last x number of years.
Reception of BBC channels in the south and south east of Spain (Costa Del Sol, Almeria) has reduced (as was expected) for many people with “small” dishes that they have been using for the last x number of years.
Also of note is the the Irish RTE channels also moved, and so now have a similar reception as BBC channels.
It is expected that the ITV and Channel Four that are still broadcasting from the old satellite Astra 1N will be migrated to the Astra 2E UK spot beam in the next few days- maybe as early as tonight / early tomorrow morning.
This will mean that if you have already lost the BBC, you will also lose your all ITV and Channel Four channels.
Freesat and Sky boxes will equally be affected by these changes to BBC, ITV and C4. Sky boxes and Freest boxes receive their signal from the same satellites, using the same frequencies.
And in response to a question I have been asked several times today, subscribing to Sky will not make BBC channels reappear. BBC channels are not part of any sky subscription package.
Once again, many thanks for all your reception reports this morning