Nov 262016
 

Our Satellite Dish Installation Options :

We have a number of satellite dish system installations available for the reception of UK TV (Freesat and Sky TV) for the Valencia and COsta Blanca North area of Spain.

110x120cm satellite dishes
125x135cm satellite dishes
Freesat HD set top boxes
Freesat+HD set top boxes
Free to Air HD satellite receivers
Sky HD Digibox
Sky+HD Digibox

110x120_dish_freesat_installation-300x252 125x135_dish_freesat_installation-300x249

Sky Viewing Cards (we have managed to get some of our most recent customers have had a massive 75% discount on their Sky subscriptions – new customers only)

More information on our Satellite Dish Installation Options can be found on our webpage : http://www.satandpcguy.com/satellite-installations/

Oct 082014
 

Cardsharing is an method of sharing one subscription to multiple satellite receivers via the internet.

As pay TV companies increase their subscriptions, these systems have become more and more popular.

Cardsharing on the Costa Blanca and Spain is rife, with many installers and well known distributors offering these systems – usually without informing the clients about the pitfalls of these systems.

Earlier this year, card sharing systems lost the Sky Italia HD channels due to new encryption and security.

This was then moved to Sky UK, and the Sky HD channels were lost to the card sharing system. But installers still offered these systems, with some still advertising “Full Sky HD” on these system, when clearly all the Sky HD channels are not available.

As we reported:

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/04/sky-hd-channels-lost-cardsharing-systems/

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/05/sky-hd-channels-lost-cardsharing-systems-2/

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/05/sky-one-hd-goes-cardsharing-systems/

 

It was thought that the SD Sky channels would be safe.

However, this week SD channels have started to be lost from the Sky Italia card sharing systems.

Although one or two SD Sky Italia channels are still clearing, many of them are “blocked” or “scrambled”.

The question is, how long will it be before Sky UK follow Sky Italia’s lead, and the Sky UK channels are lost on these cardsharing systems.

 

Feb 052014
 

Our previous post mentioned some more Sky channels moving from satellite to satellite. http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/02/uk-tv-satellite-changes-channels-swap-satellites/

Channels have been moved from the temporary Astra 1N satellite, and moved to the “old” Astra 2A satellite.

The channels and frequencies affected, that we can make out are:

12071 H – Sky Sports Active 12090 V – National Geographic HD UK, Comedy Central HD UK, Eden HD, Nickelodeon HD, MTV HD UK

12110 H – Sky Sports F1, Sky One +1, Sky Sports 2 Ireland, Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 3, PBS U.K., Fox U.K., Cartoonito, Sky Living, Comedy Central UK

12168 V – Sky Modern Greats HD, Sky Valentine HD, Sky Scifi/Horror HD, Sky Comedy HD, Sky Disney HD

12148 H – Sky Arts 2, Sky Atlantic (ireland), Sky Sports News, Eurosport 2, Sky Sports 4, Fox +1 U.K., Comedy Central Extra

12207 V – Sky Sports 2, Sky News, Sky News Ireland, Sky One Ireland, Pick TV, Sky Two, Pick TV +1

12227 H – Good Food HD, Cartoon Network, Disney Junior HD, Disney Channel HD UK, TCM HD UK

12246 V – Sky Action HD, NatGeo Wild HD, History, Crime HD, TLC HD

12266 H – Sky Box Office 12304 H – Challenge, Challenge +1

12324 V – Film4 HD, SyFy HD UK, More 4 HD

 

For some channels – like those on frequency 12207 and 12110 you should not notice any changes in reception in my service area (Costa Blanca and Valencia areas). For some extreme fringe reception areas, like the Canaries, you may have noticed you can now receive these channels again. This is because the beam that they are now on, the Astra 2A south beam, has much better reception in your area than the beam they were on, the 1N European beam.

The rest of the channels and frequencies in last nights move may be bad news for some people, especially those with smaller satellite dishes. These channels have moved from the 1N European beam, to the “weaker” Astra 2A north beam. In my service area (Costa Blanca and Valencia areas) the Astra 2A north bam is much harder to receive than the south beam, and requires at least a 1.8m dish.

And that is why some channels have better reception today, and others have worse reception.

 

 

Dec 112013
 

Astra 2E News : According to SES, who own and operate the new Astra 2E UK TV satellite, the transfer of channels from 1N to 2E will take place “early February 2014”

Channels in this transfer will include BBC ITV C4 and Sky pay channels.

“The transfer will have no adverse implications for viewers in the UK and Ireland as the affected channels will continue to operate on the same frequencies and will be broadcast at the same, or slightly improved power levels, across the UK and Ireland”

So no changes in UK TV reception in Spain for a couple of months yes, despite what you may have heard on the rumour mill – probably from some “Not So Smart” TV box sellers!!

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2e_satellite_reception_testing_news_updates.php

Dec 062013
 

Some new BBC HD channels are, according to rumours, expected to launch on the 10th December 2013, on Sky HD and Freesat HD.

The channels have been testing for a few days, indication that they will soon be launched.

 

BBC Three HD Frequency: 10847 Vertical 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 1N

BBC Four HD Frequency: 11024 Horizontal 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 2F

CBBC HD Frequency: 10847 Vertical 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 1N

CBeebies HD Frequency: 11024 Horizontal 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 2F

BBC News HD Frequency: 11024 Horizontal 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 2F

 

Sky HD and Freesat HD channel numbers are still to be confirmed.

Sky HD digiboxes and Freesat HD set top boxes will automatically update to include these new channels.

Users of other satellite receivers will need to perform a channel scan, usually available via the installation menu (check your user manual for details).

More frequency information and settings for BBC TV on satellite at : http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/bbc_satellite_tv_costa_blanca_spain.php

Channel numbers for these new BBC HD channels, for Sky HD and Freesat HD users can be found at : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2013/12/new-bbc-hd-channels-channel-numbers-sky-hd-digiboxes-freesat-hd-set-top-boxes/

Oct 042013
 

Even now, there continues to b rumours and scaremongering being spread about the future of UK satellite TV in Spain, and this time some “misinformation” about the official Astra 2E UK Spot Beam Predicted Signal Footprint Map, and the new Astra 2Es reception in Spain.

Astra 2E UK Spot Beam Predicted Signal Footprint Map

The official Astra signal footprint map shows SES Astra’s prediction of their new satellites UK beam for users with a 45cm satellite dish and 60cm satellite dish.

As in the past, most of these rumours are from people who sell IPTV / Internet TV / Smart TV. They state as a fact that anyone outside that “60cm satellite dish” contour will not be able to receive ANY signals at all.

This is incorrect. Just because the map does not show data outside that 60cm dish contour, for people using larger satellite dishes, this does not mean that no signals will be available in those areas.

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Jul 262013
 

English Premier League : Al Jazeera Sport Channel 2013

Al Jazeera Sport has won the broadcast rights to show all 380 English Premier League football matches for the next three seasons, taking over from AD Sports.

You can watch the English Premier League on Al Jazeera Sport in Spain on an 80cm or 1m satellite dish, and with an Al Jazeera viewing card and compatible satellite receiver.

For more information see:

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/al_jazeera_sports_channels_frequencies.php

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/al_jazeera_sports_channels.php

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/viewing_cards_spain.php

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_football_on_satellite/season_2013_2014/live_football_on_satellite_tv_costa_blanca_spain_2013_2014.php

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