Jan 302017
 

Sky prepare for loss of Discovery channels

Sky have made preparations for the loss of the Discovery TV Group of channels…

Contract negotiations between Sky and Discovery have meant the potential loss of 12 channels operated by Discovery from the Sky TV package. (More information here )

The loss of channesl is expect to happen on the 1st February 2017, unless a last minute deal can be reached.

In the meantime, Sky has prepared a “generic” screen, informing customers that the channels are no longer available on Sky TV packages, which will “go live” on the 1st February 2017.

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Sep 012016
 

Makes of popular satellite receivers being used in Spain are the Vu, Vu Duo+, Openbox, Skybox, GI and Iberosat.

Why are they popular? Well because they are used to card share, offer cheap access to pay TV channels from the likes of Sky UK.

Obviously these systems are highly illegally a fact which many “installers” of these system in Spain fail to tell their clients when installing them.

However a recent development means that users of these satellite receivers may soon lose all their Sky pay channels!! Again, something which installers in Spain are not mentioning to their clients.

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Aug 142015
 

Is watching UK TV in Spain legal?
A question that has confused expats living in Spain for several years.
And the answer is yes and no.
It all depends which UK TV channels, and how you watch them.

Is watching free to air UK TV channels like BBC ITV in Spain legal?

Firstly, the free to air UK TV channels like BBC ITV C4 and Fives.
It is not illegal to watch these channels via satellite direct from the broadcasters.

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Mar 152015
 

Sky has announced it is ‘changing’ its satellite TV subscription prices in June.

Notes on the the Sky TV sign-up pages on the Sky website advise new subscribers that Sky TV prices are changing on the 1st June.
Interestingly it does not say if subscription prices for current Sky subscribers will also increase in June.
Subscribers are advised that as part of Sky’s terms and conditions, Sky may “increase prices by up to 10%” during a minimum contract term.

No further details about the amount of the price change, or if there will be changes to the Sky package bundles as a result of these price changes.

Sky recently paid a record amount to retain Premier League football rights through to 2019, which heightened fears among fans about price changes.

Feb 272015
 

This weeks satellite TV news – 27 February 2015

Our weekly round up of the latest satellite TV news, including news about Sky TV in Spain, Freesat in Spain, UK TV in Spain, Spanish TV in Spain, and Internet IPTV in Spain.

Latest news can be found at www.satandpcguy.com/blog

 

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Feb 212015
 

Sky Deutschland card sharing pirates convicted

Three criminal cases have issued fines and suspended prison sentences to operators of card sharing servers in Germany.

Card sharing allows illegal access to pay-TV services. These cases related to cardshareing for the Sky Deutschland satellite TV service.

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) reports one case resulted in a suspended prison sentence of 1 year and 6 months plus a fine of €2,000 being imposed on the principal offender of a card sharing operation. The court stated in its decision that the card sharing operation which had 423 users caused damage of €430,000, creating an income of €143,000 for the card sharing server operator and a loss to the fiscal authority of €34,000.

Another case decreed that card sharing activity was computer fraud on a commercial scale; the fraud being committed jointly with the users. The court cases against the users are being handled locally at the place of residence of the users: the first ones have already been concluded with the users being convicted.

Feb 202015
 

This weeks satellite TV news – 20 February 2015

Our weekly round up of the latest satellite TV news, including news about Sky TV in Spain, Freesat in Spain, UK TV in Spain, Spanish TV in Spain, and Internet IPTV in Spain.

Latest news can be found at www.satandpcguy.com/blog

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Feb 142015
 

Sky looking at IP delivery for 4K content

 

Sky said that it is “not ruling out” the possibility of delivering 4K content over the web in the future in a similar way to Netflix, after staging early trials filming in the ultra HD format.
Speaking at SES Ultra HD conference in London yesterday, Sky’s chief engineer of broadcast strategy, Chris Johns, said that there was “no reason” Sky couldn’t launch a 4K channel now if there was compelling enough content to do so.
However, asked whether Sky would not make such a move until transponder pricing and 4K production costs drop, he said that there was more options than simply broadcasting a linear 4K channel via satellite.

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Feb 132015
 

This weeks satellite TV news – 13 February 2015

Our weekly round up of the latest satellite TV news, including news about Sky TV in Spain, Freesat in Spain, UK TV in Spain, Spanish TV in Spain, and Internet IPTV in Spain.

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Jan 232015
 

This weeks Satellite and TV in Spain News – 23 January 2015

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