Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK Signal Footprint

 

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK Signal Footprint

Intelsat 907 Footprint for BBC Satback

Intelsat 907 Footprint for BBC Satback

Dish size required for Intelsat 907

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EIRP
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Size
(cm)
>50 50
50 50-60
49 55-65
48 60-75
47 65-85
46 75-95
45 85-105
44 95-120
43 105-135
42 120-150
41 135-170
40 150-190
39 170-215
38 190-240
37 215-270
36 240-300
35 270-335
34 300-380
33 335-425
32 380-475
31 425-535
30 475-600
<30 >535

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK – Receivers

 

Receivers for Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK

One of the satellite receivers that can currently be used for Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK is the Icecrypt S1600CHD.

Others satellite receivers that can currently be used for Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACKthe Technomate TM5402, and Galaxy Innovations satellite receivers. Note that these satellite receivers may need to be “patched” with custom firmware / software before they can be used with the Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK service.

BISS Codes for the Intelsat 907 BBC SATBACK service can be found here

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK – Channels

 

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK – Channels

A List of the UK TV and Radio Channels Currently on the Intelsat 907 BBC SAT Back Satellite at 27.5 West

BBC One London
BBC One Scotland
BBC One Northern Ireland
BBC One Wales
BBC Two England
BBC Three
BBC News
BBC Four
CBBC
CBeebies
BBC Parliament
BBC Two HD
BBC One HD
ITV 1 HD
Channel 4 HD
Channel 5 HD
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4 FM
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
BBC 6 Music
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC 1Xtra
BBC Asian Network
BBC World Service UK

 

Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK Frequency

These channels are located on the Intelsat 907 satellite, frequency 11495 Vertical with a symbol rate of 44100.

 

Frequency Channel Name VPID APID Lang.
11495 V BBC One MPEG-2  101  102 E
44100-9/10
DVB-S2 BBC Two MPEG-2  201  202 E
QPSK
CBBC (07-19) MPEG-2  301  302 E
CBeebies UK (06-19) MPEG-2  401  402 E
BBC Four (19-04) MPEG-2  401  402 E
BBC News MPEG-2  501  502 E
BBC Parliament MPEG-2  601  602 E
BBC Red Button 1 MPEG-2  901  951 E
BBC One Wales MPEG-2 3101 3102 E
BBC One Scotland MPEG-2 4101 4102 E
BBC One Northern Ireland MPEG-2 5101 5102 E
BBC Two HD MPEG-4/HD 6101 6102 E AAC
ITV London HD MPEG-4/HD 6201 6202 E AAC
Channel 4 London HD MPEG-4/HD 6301 6302 E AAC
Channel 5 (UK) HD MPEG-4/HD 0.401 6402 E AAC
BBC One HD MPEG-4/HD 6601 6602 E AAC
CBBC (07-21) HD MPEG-4/HD 7001 7002 E AC3
Film 4 UK +1 MPEG-2 7501 7502 E
BBC Radio 1 BISS 1002 E
BBC Radio 2 BISS 1102 E
BBC Radio 3 BISS .202 E
BBC Radio 4 DAB BISS 1302 E
BBC Radio 5 Live BISS 1402 E
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra BISS 1502 E
BBC 6 Music BISS 1602 E
BBC Radio 4 Extra BISS 1702 E
BBC 1Xtra BISS 1802 E
BBC Asian Network BISS 1902
BBC World Service UK BISS 2002 E
May 212016
 

Channel Five HD has been added to the small number of UK TV channels on the Intelsat 907 satellite.

Intelsat 907 satellite is located at 27.5 West.

The UK TV channels on Intelsat 907 as provided by Arqiva, for back up purposed should their links to the Freeview masts in the UK fail.

Contrary to rumours, the UK TV channels on this satellite are nothing to do with the military, or the fact that it is to provide UK TV to Gibraltar. They are simply a back up for Freeview.

These UK TV channels on Intelsat 907 are encrypted (with BISS codes) and are not for public use.

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Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK

 

UK and BBC Channels on Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK.

Arqiva, who operate the UK Freeview service on behalf of the UK broadcasters, are leasing a transponder on the Intelsat 907 satellite located at 27.5 degrees West.

In a deal signed in April 2007, Arqiva will use IS-907 to feed the signal to 90 main transmitter sites around the UK.

The service is known as “BBC-Satback”.

The BBC Satback service on Intelsat 907 satellite is used for “emergency back up feeds” for the UK Freeview system, should the Freeview mast relay service lose its feed from their parent transmitter. It is not used for military purposes, or BFBS which operate on other satellites. Nor is it for UK TV for Gibraltar (Gibraltar is not part of the UK, but is an Overseas Territory, and the UK broadcasters have no obligation to provide broadcast to Gibraltar).

On Intelsat 907, the BBC Satback service carries the following UK TV channels : BBC One, BBC 2, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, Cbeebbies, BBC News and Parliament, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD.

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK – Channels

These UK TV channels on Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK are encrypted, and there are no viewing cards available to the public to access these channels. To access the UK TV channels on Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK you need to have a compatible satellite receiver, and the encryptions codes to enable you to hack (read illegally access!) into the encrypted content.

The reception of this Intelsat 907 satellite in Spain, is very strong, and could easily be received in most of Spain on an 80cm or 1m satellite dish.

One thing to mention is that it will be interesting to see what happens with the BBC Satback service in 2016 or so. Intelsat 907 was launched on the 15th February 2003, with an expected lifespan of 12 years. So what will happen with the BBC SATBACK system now that the Intelsat 907 satellite is coming to the end of its operational life? Will there be a new satellite the BBC SATBACK system can move it to? Will the BBC SATBACK service be moved to a satellite with a much harder to receive “UK spot beam”? Or will the BBC SATBACK system simply be discontinued? One thing is for sure, this is something the installers of this system are not mentioning to their clients who are paying for the system to be installed.

 

Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK in Spain

With the launch of new UK TV satellites, Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G which has resulted in a loss of BBC ITV and other UK TV channels from many areas of Southern Spain and Western Spain, areas like the Costa del Sol, Andalucía, Gibraltar, the Canary Islands and Portugal, some satellite TV installation companies have been offering this Intelsat system as an alternative for reception of UK TV.

An 80cm satellite dish is the minimum sized satellite dish required to receive the UK TV channels on Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK in Spain.

 

Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK Frequency

These channels are located on the Intelsat 907 satellite, frequency 11495 Vertical with a symbol rate of 44100.

 

BISS Code Encryption

Not all satellite receivers are able to work with this system, as they may not be able to handle the unusually high symbol rate

These Channels on Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West are encrypted using in BISS encryption. Some satellite receivers have been able to open the encryption using “codes” from the internet. Note : Inputting codes into a receiver to hack into encrypted feeds is illegal.

The codes for the encryption can be changed at any time. This may be for a short time until the codes are known again. Or it can be forever, if they change the encryption system totally, to the more professional and “unhackable” encryption system.

This changing of the BISS Keys for the channels on BBC SATBACK on Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West is something which makes this system unreliable. This loss of channels when the keys change is something which some retailers of this system do not mention to their clients!.

BISS Codes for the Intelsat 907 BBC SATBACK service can be found here

And with the recent loss of BBC and ITV channels in some areas of southern Spain and Portugal, some installers are offering this system to their clients…without telling them of the pitfalls and potential loss of channels using this system. More here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/02/loss-bbc-itv-spain-portugal-beware-magic-solution-another-satellite/

 

Receivers for Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK

Receivers that can be used with the Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK service can be found HERE

 

 

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK – Receivers

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK – Channels

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK Signal Footprint

Intelsat 907 at 27.5 West – BBC SATBACK BISS Codes

 

 

 

 

Interesting to see  that during mid October 2016 these webpages were being linked to by Arqiva on their private forum (http://connect.arqiva.local/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=2425 ) – perhaps they are about to do something to make the system secure …? Would appreciate it if someone at Arqiva could send me any information about the future of this service – many thanks!

 

Jul 042015
 

When areas of southern Spain and Portugal lost access to the free to air signals carrying BBC and ITV due to the changes in satellite footprints caused by Astra replacing their old satellite with new satellites, some expats turned to the Intelsat 907 and BBC SATBACK system to continue to receive their UK TV channels.

Essentially the BBC SATBACK system is run by Arqiva and is there as an emergency back up should the links for the Freeview TV system in the UK fail. If there is a failure in the Freeview distribution network, then the main UK TV channels can still be transmitted on Freeview by using these satellite feeds instead.
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Nov 262014
 

The BISS codes for the BBC Satback service on Intelsat 907 have changed again today.

What is unusual about this change is that it has only happened some two month after the previous BISS CODE key change for Intelsat 907.

Whereas previous BISS CODE key changes for Intelsat 907 have been after 4 or 6 months.

Does this mean that he operators of the Intelsat 907 BBC Satback service are going to be more proactive in trying to keep their service more secure, with more regular BISS Code changes?

 

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/intelsat_907_uk_tv_channels.php

Oct 172014
 

The BBC Satback service, operated by Arqiva on the Intelsat 907 satellite at 27.5 west is there for back up to the UK Freeview service.
BBC Satback operates a limited amount of UK TV channels, BCB1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, ITV1 and C4.
The BBC Satback service is encrypted and is not for public use.

But since the change of the main UK TV channels to the new Astra 2E and Astra 2F satellites, meaning a loss of these channels in some areas of southern Spain and Portugal, some installers have been installing systems to enable reception of these channels on BBC Satback. Access to BBC Satback involves hacking into the system, using code keys from the internet, to access the BISS encrypted channels.

Apparently Arqiva are aware of this and they, and the broadcasters, are not thought to be pleased about their encrypted service being hacked and used for watching UK TV in areas that the broadcasters are not intended.

There have always been rumours that the BBC Satback service would either change their encryption to a more secure encryption or cease operations altogether.

Well the current rumour, supposedly form someone at Arqiva, suggests that changes may happen before Christmas.

So we shall have to wait and see….

Sep 232014
 

“BBC Satback” users…mainly in the south of Spain and Portugal who use this service for a limited UK TV channels.

You will have lost your channels for the moment, as there was a key change at about 14:10 today.

So you will have to wait until the keys are known again before you can view your channels again on this system.

BBC Satback Biss Codes

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/intelsat_907_uk_tv_channels.php

Jun 052014
 

Today the BISS Keys for the BBC SATBACK service on Intelsat 907 at 27.5 west changed.

This meant the loss of UK TV channels for expats in Portugal and South of Spain using this systems, until the new codes are known and input into their receiver.

 

 

Interestingly this code change comes only 4 months after the last key change. In the past code changes have been around 6 months. It may be these code changes start to happen on a more regular basis as the service owners become more aware of people hacking into their systems.

 

 

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/intelsat_907_uk_tv_channels.php

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