Apr 252017

Two more frequencies closed by Sky from cardshare networks

Reports this morning say that two more frequencies have had their encryption security updated by Sky, removing the channels on these frequencies from cardshare networks.

These are the second batch of frequencies to be affected, after the first batch were removed from cardshare late march ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/2017/03/29/sky-uk-cardsharing-coming-end-channels-now-unavailable/ ) .

The latest batch of frequencies and channels affected by the change to “Icam” encryption are as follows:
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Apr 222017

Joshua vs Klitschko : Where to watch

Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko will be contested on 29 April 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Joshua’s IBF and the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles will be on the line.


Full Card
Sat 29th April
Wembley Stadium, London

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko:
IBF & WBA Heavyweight Titles

Scott Quigg v Viorel Simion:
WBA International Featherweight Title

Luke Campbell v Darleys Perez:
WBC Lightweight Eliminator

Katie Taylor v Nina Meinke:
WBA World Lightweight Title Eliminator

Josh Kelly v TBC:
4 Rnds Welterweight

Joe Cordina v TBC:
4 Rnds Featherweight

Lawrence Okolie v TBC:
4 Rnds Cruiserweight


Joshua vs Klitschko Broadcasters

For UK viewers Joshua vs Klitschko will be available on Sky Sports Box Office.
(Note that reports are that Sky Sports Box Office is now “secure” and no longer available on cardshare systems)

Sky Sports Box Office SD frequency : 12148 H 27500 5/6
Sky Sports Box Office HD frequency : 12324 V 29500 8/9

Joshua vs Klitschko will be available on the Astra 1 satellites at 19 east.
Joshua vs Klitschko will be available for free on RTL on frequency 12188 H 27500 2/3

Other broadcasters for Joshua vs Klitschko:

Australia – Main Event
Croatia – RTL Televizija
France – SFR Sport
Germany – RTL
Hungary – Sport1
Italy – Fox Sports
New Zealand – SKY Arena
United Arab Emirates – OSN Sports
United States – HBO Showtime
Turkey – TV8

Apr 222017

Sky gets new deals with HBO and other broadcasters

Sky has confirmed it has struck long-term rights renewals with UKTV, A+E Networks and NBCUniversal ensuring its customers continue to have access to content from these broadcasters, and has announced a $250million deal with HBO to produce high quality drama.

The deal with UKTV also paves the way for the arrival of UKTV’s on-demand service UKTV Play on Sky and Now TV this year, which will give Sky and Now TV subscribers access to on-demand and catch-up TV content from TV channels including Dave, Really and Drama.

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Apr 042017

Is Sky Sports about to change it channel structure?

Reports today suggest Sky are to revamp their Sky Sports channels this summer.

The revamp will see cricket, Formula One and golf getting dedicated channels. Football is still seen as the big seller and will have two channels, one for the Premier League and one for the rest.

But rugby union, despite Sky televising the Lions and England’s autumn internationals, is going to be bundled with other sports in a Sports “variety” package.

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Apr 022017

Amazon is taking a tough stance against vendors who sell fully-loaded Kodi boxes through its platform. The store now explicitly bans media players that “promote” or “suggest” the facilitation of piracy. Sellers who violate this policy, of which there are still a few around, risk having their inventory destroyed.

Streaming piracy is on the rise with popular media player Kodi at the center of attention.

While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, millions of people use third-party add-ons to turn it into the ultimate pirate machine.

In some cases, the pirate add-ons are put onto the devices by vendors, who sell these “fully-loaded” boxes through their own stores or marketplaces such as Amazon. While Amazon has never explicitly allowed the sale of copyright-infringing devices, they are not hard to find in its store.

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Mar 292017

Is Sky UK Cardsharing coming to an end ?

During this past week, people using cardshare systems to access their Sky pay channels, have been losing some of their channels.

8 channels, all are on the same transponder, are currently not clearing and are blank on cardsharing systems.

The channels affected are :

Astra 2F 12148 H 27500

Sky Atlantic
Sky Living +1
Sky sports 4
Sky sports news HQ
Eurosport 1

are currently showing “scrambled” messages when trying to access these channels on this one frequency on cardsharing systems.

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Mar 262017

New BBC TV Masters Golf Deal

The BBC has announced an extension of its broadcast deal with the Masters Tournament.

The new deal extends a relationship that now celebrates 50 years since the BBC’s first broadcast of the Tournament in 1967.

However, .there will be only two days of live coverage on free-to-air television.

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Mar 232017

F1 2017 – where to watch F1 on TV

The 2017 Formula One season starts again this weekend, in Australia – early morning start and dont forget the clocks go forward also this weekend

20 race weekends, from March to November.

F1 2017 Race Calendar

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Mar 222017

Sky has disabled the ‘developer mode’ on its £10 Now TV boxes to prevent users side-loading apps that could be used to stream illegal content.

In a blog post on the Now TV forums the company explained the quiet update was designed to halt piracy.

“The latest update has been designed to safeguard the device from piracy and illegal streaming of content; therefore it will disable the use of unofficial third party software or apps,”

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Mar 182017

Moto GP highlights on UK TV

Highlights of the 2017 Moto GP series will be available on Channel Five, after ITV4 did not bid for the rights.

Channel Five will air the package in a Monday evening slot.

Mark Sharman, Channel 5, said: “We are thrilled to bring viewers the very best of MotoGP and add another headline act to our motor racing portfolio with the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship. It will be a mind-blowing season – one for the books. Complementing our live coverage of Formula E and the World Rally Championship highlights, this further demonstrates our commitment to offer top class sport to our viewers”.

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