Further to our previous posts ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/12/new-channels-coming-to-freesat-soon/ and http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/12/official-freesat-to-get-three-new-uktv-channels/ ) it has been confirmed that Freesat will have three new channels on the 8th December 2015.
A tweet from Really says :
Hoorah! Good news Freesat viewers – @Reallytvchannel will be launching on @Freesat_tv on 8th December on channel 164.
So we should assume that Drama and Yesteday will also launch on the same day on Feesat.
In fact the three channels (Drama, Really and Yesterday) are already available for free, and are now free to air.
In addition, the whole batch of UKTV channels have changed frequencies. They have now changed transponders, moving from 11.817 V, 27.500, 2/3, DVB-S, QPSK to 12.129 V, 27.500, 2/3, DVB-S, QPSK. They have moved from the European beam to the UK beam, so people in the South of Spain and Portugal may now struggle to receive these channels.
The channels affected are :
The “+1” version of these channels have not changed to the “uk beam” so should still be available to users in most of Spain, as part of their Sky package.
The “HD” versions of these channels have not changed to the “uk beam” so should still be available to users in most of Spain, as part of their Sky HD package.
+1, Republic of Ireland and HD versions of the channels, broadcast on pan-European transponders are unchanged in terms of coverage, although Yesterday +1 is currently configured as a free-to-view service, which means although Sky card is at the present time still required, it is no longer part of any of Sky’s subscription packages.
Statement from Freesat:
Freesat viewers will be able to enjoy Yesterday, Drama and Really this Christmas.
Drama premieres for December include Call the Midwife and Captain Webb. Also featured are The Pinkertons, The Last Detective, Death In Paradise, Garrow’s Law, Moby Dick
Louis Theroux: Behind Bars premieres on Really in December. Other highlights include I Survived Evil, High Hopes Choir, Cold Justice, My Ghost Stories, Paranormal Witness and Most Haunted.
Medieval Murder Mysteries premieres on Yesterday. December highlights include Murder Maps, The Birth of Empire: East India Company and Who Do You think you are? There will also be a Natural History Stacks including Blue Planet, Frozen Planet, Africa and Wonders of the Solar System.
The channels will launch on the service on the 8th December. Their channel numbers will be: Drama – 162, Yesterday – 163 and Really – 164.