May 102017
 

ITV1+1 gone from older Sky Digiboxes

This week ITV1+1 has disappeared from older Sky Digiboxes.

ITV1+1 used to be available on Sky channel 131, but are now receiving a Channel Unavailable message

ITV1+1 is still available on Sky channels 131 for Sky HD and Sky+HD digibox users, and on Freesat channels 112.

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Feb 052017
 

ITV Box Office on Sky – not the best of starts for a new service

The launch night of ITV’s new pay-per-view service, ITV Box Office, did not go as well as planned.

Set up for Pay Per View boxing, and the Eubank Jr v Quinlan fight, some Sky viewers who had paid for the channel were left with a blue screen.

Sky Help Team tweeted “ITV Box Office Boxing – We are currently investigating a Blue Screen/Frozen Banner issue on the channel. More updates to follow.”

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Feb 042017
 

Six Nations 2017 TV Coverage on BBC and ITV

The 2017 Six Nations takes place between 4 February and 18 March 2017.

UK TV Coverage is shared between the BBC and ITV.

BBC Coverage trailer :

Spanish TV coverage is available on Movistar+

Middle East Coverage is available via BeIN Sports.

More information can be found at : http://www.satandpcguy.com/live-sport-on-tv/live-rugby-union-on-satellite/six-nations-rugby-on-tv/six-nations-rugby-tv-2017/

Jan 202017
 

Six Nations 2017 TV Coverage on BBC and ITV

The 2017 Six Nations takes place between 4 February and 18 March 2017.

UK TV Coverage is shared between the BBC and ITV.

BBC Coverage trailer :

More information can be found at : http://www.satandpcguy.com/live-sport-on-tv/live-rugby-union-on-satellite/six-nations-rugby-on-tv/six-nations-rugby-tv-2017/

Dec 112016
 

ITV Unveils New Hub+ Subscription Offering

Following an extremely successful year since its launch, ITV is to roll out an expansion of The ITV Hub offering a tiered ‘freemium’ service allowing users to pay for enhanced features including not receiving adverts.

ITV Hub+ gives users the opportunity to subscribe for £3.99 to enjoy all their favourite ITV content with no interruptions. The service has run as a successful pilot on iOS devices only, but is due to be rolled out across more platforms and with the addition of new functionality.

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Sep 082016
 

ITV3 HD and ITV4 HD services changing frequencies

Both pay TV services, currently only available on satellite through Sky UK, are moving transponders as ITV rejigs its satellite capacity.

ITV are making use of amended parameters that allow it to carry more channels per transponder and eventually offer at least one version of every ITV region in HD on satellite.

The channels continue on UK spotbeam capacity, making reception for expats and holidaymakers around the Mediterranean difficult.

ITV3 HD and ITV4 HD frequencies:

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Jun 222016
 

Euro 2016 coverage will no longer be available on filmon,the UK TV streaming website.

UEFA have requested that filmon “block” channels during Euro 2016 matches.

Attempting to watch a UK TV channels when outside the UK on filmon will result in an info screen.

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Mar 222016
 

It hailed its surprise capture of the Champions League as “the real game-changer” but as BT Sport prepares to broadcast the last 16 of the competition,Inside Sport can expose the shocking viewing figures from the first season of its £897 million deal.

UK television ratings for the Champions League have, with the play-off round and group stages attracting a fraction of the audience – including those games made available free-to-air. While a significant drop-off was inevitable, the scale of it has provoked a Uefa rethink about how the competition rights will be sold at the next auction this year.

A key element of BT’s triumphant bid for the Champions League and Europa League 2½ years ago was its pledge to show some matches – at least 12 in the former competition – free-to-air to reach the widest possible audience. But its BT Showcase channel has proven a complete flop, attracting an average peak audience of less than 200,000 for its Champions League coverage, compared to the average peak of 4.4 million who watched the play‑off round and group stages on ITV last year.

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Mar 192016
 

ITV is set to launch three new regions in HD on Sky and Freesat at the end of March.

On 31st March 2016, technical changes will take place on satellite allowing ITV to launch HD variants of ITV Anglia (East), ITV Yorkshire (West) and ITV Tyne Tees.

The HD services will replace the existing out-of-region HD version on the current ITV HD channel number slot.

Sky and Freesat viewers in the ITV Anglia, Tyne Tees and Yorkshire regions are being advised to check any recording bookings and series links they have scheduled on or after 31 March 2016 and re-instate them, if necessary.

ITV advises that most digital satellite boxes will be able to pick up the changes automatically but some viewers may need to reboot their box if there is a loss of ITV HD from 31st March.

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