Mar 022016

Channel 5 HD, Channel 5’s high definition channel, has today moved from the European beam to the UK beam.

The move has been made from a Sky operated transponder, to a transponder controlled by Channel 5.

It joins the rest of the Channel Five group of channels, including 5STAR and Spike

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Dec 022015

Today some ITV1 HD frequencies changed their parameters

Most Sky digibox and Freesat users should automatically update to the new settings

Users of other receivers may have to perform a channel scan to find the ITV1 HD channels on their new frequency.

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Nov 202015

A change in transponder parameters affecting NHK World HD and RT HD was made this week.

New frequency settings for NHK World HD and RT HD

(Astra 2, 28.2-5 East)

•Frequency / Polarisation: 11.225 / V
•Symbol Rate: 23.000 (23.0 Mbaud)
•FEC: 2/3
•Broadcast standard: DVB-S2, 8PSK

Viewers using free-to-air satellite receivers should use the new parameters listed below to regain access to the channels. Viewers with Sky or Freesat boxes that are affected should initially reboot their boxes. Some Freesat users may need to do a new Freesat scan to regain access to the channels if a reboot doesn’t work.

Nov 052015

On Sunday 1st November, BeIN Sports changed some of their channel frequencies and the satellites they operated on.

With no prior warning.

If your satellite dish is aligned to Nilesat at 7 West, then you will have lost BeIN Sports 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.

These BeIN Sports channels (BeIN Sports 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15) are now only available on their satellites at 25.5 east, Es’Hailsat.

If your satellite dish is already aligned to Es’Hailsat at 25.5 East (or Badr at 26 east), then you will also need to perform a rescan of channels, as some of the BeIN Sports channels have changed their frequencies also.

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Nov 052015

BeIn Sports have announced new package details for its Middle East service.

BeIN Sports MENA (Middle East and North Africa), is expanding its current service, primarily a sports bouquet, with additional entertainment and movie channels.

The service will also offer live coverage of all 32 matches of the FIFA Euro 2016.

The new BeIN Sports MENA service comprises of channels including Fox Movies HD, Star Movies HD, StarWorld HD, Fox HD, National Geographic Channel, NatGeo Wild, NatGeo, People BabyTV, and news channels including BBC Arabiya, BBC World News, CNBC Arabiya, Rusiya Al-Yaum, France 24 in French and Arabic as well as three Al Jazeera channels.
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Apr 132015

The frequency used for Sky News and Pick TV (and a few other Sky channels) is changing this week.

Currently the frequency 12207 V has an FEC of 2/3.

On the 16th April 2015 at 0430, the FEC for this frequency will change to 5/6
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Apr 082015

Some frequency changes today –

CBS Action has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H,
Horror ch+1 has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H,
Magic has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H
BONANZABONANZA has moved from 12515 H to 11389 H,
JewelleryMaker has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H

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Aug 092014

Are BT Sports to launch a “red button” extra channel service soon?

During July a number of new channels appeared on the BT Sports transponder.

The later, actual channel names have appeared – BT Sport Red Button.

This suggest some form of BT Sport multiscreen service.

Perhaps this is looking forward to the next football season when BT Sport have exclusive rights for Champions League matches. With these Red Buttons services, then BT Sports will be able to show all matches live, which would be difficult to do on their current two channels.

Or this will help this season when BT Sport can cover 170+ Europa League matches.

It is unknown when these BT Sports Red Button services will officially launch.

BT Sport Red Button Frequency Details.

Transponder 73,

Frequency 12.515 H, 22.000, 5/6.

50330 – BT Sport Red Button 1
50331 – BT Sport Red Button 2
50332 – BT Sport Red Button 3
50333 – BT Sport Red Button 4
50334 – BT Sport Red Button 5
50335 – BT Sport Red Button 6
50336 – BT Sport Red Button 7
50337 – BT Sport Red Button 8

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 :

Channel numbers for these new BBC HD channels, for Sky HD and Freesat HD users can be found at :

Nov 262013

A few channel frequency and name changes (Sky and Freesat boxes should automatically update)

More 4 HD has left frequency 12266, H  More 4 HD is now on a new frequency 12324 V SR:29500 FEC:3/4 SID:3944 PID:513

Channel 5 HD has left frequency 12266 H  Channel 5 HD is now on a new frequency 11798 H SR:29500 FEC:3/4 SID:3945 PID:513

MTV Classics has been renamed to MTV XMAS

NOW Music has been renamed to NOW Christmas

Movies 24 has been renamed to Christmas 24 Movies 24+ has been renamed to Christmas 24+

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