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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Jan 162016
 

Netflix says it is taking steps to ensure its users are only able to access the service in the country where they currently are.

Following Netflix announcement its services would be available almost worldwide, and the reaction of VPN providers offering ways to access all Netflix content rather than just locally available programming, the streaming service said it was taking steps to make sure subscribers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are.

David Fullagar, VP of Content Delivery Architecture, wrote “If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn’t be a reason for members to use proxies or ‘unblockers’ to fool our systems into thinking they’re in a different country than they’re actually in.

“We are making progress in licensing content across the world and, as of last week, now offer the Netflix service in 190 countries, but we have a ways to go before we can offer people the same films and TV series everywhere.
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Dec 142015
 

There have today been changed for Channel Five on satellite.

As we reported a few weeks ago – http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/channel-five-satellite-changes-in-the-next-few-weeks/

Channel Five used to operate a number of different regional variations of Channel Five for different advertising in different regions of the UK. These advertising differences were stopped during mid 2015. And today there is now only one version, not the 5 regional versions, of Channel Five operating.

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Dec 092015
 

Consumers who subscribe to TV, sports and film services – from Sky Sports to Netflix – will be able to access them when they travel within Europe under proposed new EU rules.

Under the proposals, part of the European Commissions’s digital single-market strategy, Europeans will be able to access every media service they subscribe to in their home country while “temporarily abroad”.

The rules give freedom to roam during a ‘temporary’ residence in another EU country, to prevent people from exploiting national boundaries to access cheaper content on a permanent basis.
The EC’s proposals rather vaguely define the time period a consumer can access their subscriptions as while they are “temporarily abroad”.

The “temporary abroad” limit will still mean that many expats who live outside the UK will not be able to exploit these “roaming” accounts to access the digital online content. Continue reading »

Dec 052015
 

Is Channel 5 HD coming to Freesat soon?

What has lead to this speculation?

Well, on Friday on the Channel Five satellite transponder, 10964 H 22 5/6, new label has appeared.

This label is tagged as “7750”

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FAQs

 

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

Some of the many questions asked by users of this website.

My Skybox channels are scrambled ?
You are trying to watch Sky pay channels without a Sky viewing card and Sky subscription.
Or you are trying to watch Sky pay channels fraudulently via cardsharing, and your cardsharing server is down.

I use a cardsharing system and cannot access the Sky pay channels?
Contact whoever provides you with the cardsharing system – they are the only ones who will be able to help you, as they will know who you are using to get Sky pay channels fraudulently!

Does UK TV in Spain come from the Astra satellites?
UK TV comes from the Astra 2 group of satellites, located in the 28.2 to 28.5 degrees east of south orbital position. This is the same location whether you are in the UK, France, Spain, or anywhere else in Europe.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2_satellite_menu.php

How can I use my Sky HD digibox for Freesat in Spain?
You cannot use a Sky box for Freesat in any country.
Sky and Freesat are two different companies, and use different software.
You can only receive Freesat on a Freesat set top box.
However, many of the free to air UK TV channels on Freesat are available on a Sky box, even without a Sky viewing card.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/uk_freesat_in_spain_menu.php

Will my UK PC work in Spain?
Yes.

Is the Sky TV signal available in Spain?
Yes.
Most of the Sky pay channels are on the European beam of the Astra 2 satellites, and is able to be receive in most of mainland Spain using a minimum of a 90x100cm satellite dish.

Why is Sky TV not available in Spain?
Sky TV IS available in Spain.
Most of the Sky pay channels are on the European beam of the Astra 2 satellites, and is able to be receive in most of mainland Spain.
However, due to broadcast contracts, the UK TV channels buy the broadcast rights for programmes for the UK only. So Sky viewing cards are only issues to UK addresses. However, you can legally use those Sky viewing cards in other EU countries, although this may be in contradiction to the Sky viewing cards terms and conditions of use.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/08/is-watching-uk-tv-in-spain-legal/

Can you receive Sky HD in the Costa Blanca Spain?
Yes.
Most of the Sky pay channels are on the European beam of the Astra 2 satellites, and is able to be receive in most of mainland Spain using a minimum of a 90x100cm satellite dish.

What satellites are used for Sky in Spain in 2015?
UK TV comes from the Astra 2 group of satellites, located in the 28.2 to 28.5 degrees east of south orbital position. This is the same location whether you are in the UK, France, Spain, or anywhere else in Europe. There are currently (2015) three satellites in operation: Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2_satellite_menu.php

What satellite TV channels broadcast English Premier League?
Most channels that show English Premier League are encrypted and require a subscription.
For the UK Sky Sports and BT Sports are the main broadcasters of the English Premier League.
For Ireland Setanta Sports are the main broadcasters of the English Premier League.
For Spain Canal+ / Digital + are the main broadcasters of the English Premier League.
For the Middle East BeIN Sports are the main broadcasters of the English Premier League.

What satellite TV channels broadcast La Liga?
Most channels that show La Liga are encrypted and require a subscription.
For the UK Sky Sports are the main broadcasters of the La Liga.
For Spain Canal+ / Digital + and Movistar TV are are the main broadcasters of the La Liga.
For the Middle East BeIN Sports are the main broadcasters of the La Liga.

What frequencies do I use for satellite TV on IPTV?
IPTV stands for Internet Protocol television. Television via the internet.
The channels are sent via the internet from your provider to your IPTV receiver.
You do not have to input any satellite TV frequencies to be able to receive IPTV.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/iptv_spain_internet_tv_spain_menu.php

I have lost Sky Sports 1 in Spain?
If you are using a Sky digibox, then loss of this channel can mean a Sky viewing card problem, a satellite dish alignment problem, or an LNB or cabling issue.
If you are using a non Sky digibox, then loss of this channel can mean you are using an incorrect frequency, a Sky viewing card problem, or a problem with your cardsharing server.

What channel on Nilesat do I use to watch the Spanish La Liga channel?
BeIN Sports have the rights to La Liga for the Middle East.

Do you install TV aerial equipment to receive Spanish TV?
Yes.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/spanish_tv_menu.php

Can I stream from my PC to a Sky HD box?
No.

Who installs UK TV in the Costa Blanca?
I do – the Sat and PC Guy!

What LNB frequencies should I be using?
The main LNB frequencies used are the universal settings.
The correct LNB settings for a Sky digibox are:
9.75 for the low frequency.
10.60 for the high frequency.
The LNB power supply should always be set to on.
The 22KHz Command should always be set to on.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/best_lnb_settings_uk_satellite_tv_costa_blanca_spain.php

I have lost Channel 5 on Sky in Spain?
Your satellite dish is not large enough to receive the signals where you are located in Spain.
Your satellite dish is not aligned correctly.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/channel_five_satellite_tv_costa_blanca_spain.php

Do you know of a Sky TV man in Spain?
Yes, Me – the Sat and PC Guy!

Can I receive sky Sports on Spanish satellite Canal Plus?
No.
Sky Sports UK operates in the UK
Sky Sports Italia only operates in Italy.
Sky Sports Deutschland only operates in Germany.
Canal Plus operates in Spain. Canal+ has its own sports channels, Canal+ Deportes, Canal+ Golf, Canal+ La Liga

In Spain what are the Sky TV channel frequencies?
Receiving Sky TV in Spain will use the same frequencies as if you were watching Sky TV in the UK.

In Spain how to solve a big satellite dish problem?
Depends what problem you are having. This can be down to satellite dish alignment, LNB problems or cabling problems.

I live in the Costa Del Sol, and there are a lot of cowboy installers in this area, do you cover this area?
No. Sorry. I am based south of Valencia and do not go that far south.

Internet TV or Satellite TV – which is best?
In the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain satellite TV (Sky or Freesat) are considered to be the best method of receiving and watching UK TV as you are receiving the signals and channels direct from the broadcasters, and can receive many UK TV channels in FULL HD and Digital Sound.
But in some areas of Spain, where reception of some UK TV channels can be limited by the size of satellite dish required, then an internet TV system may be the only alternative.

Aug 152015
 

Spanish telco Telefónica has unveiled its Spanish football programming line-up but has yet to strike a deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro to carry its BeIN Sports channel, giving it access to European Champions League and Europa League matches as well as coverage of European and international leagues.

The Liga Adelante offering on Telefónica’s Movistar+ service will include coverage of La Liga matches in HD, with 11 fixtures daily to be aired on the Canal+ Liga.
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Aug 102015
 

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has reached an agreement to air one La Liga and one Copa del Rey match every week., So there will be some Spanish football available free-to-air (FTA),with the majority of other matches being shown on one of the many pay tv services.

RTVEs deal with La Liga enables RTVE to broadcast two games per week, in “an effort to make football available for the whole audience,” according to the network.
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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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Jun 242015
 

New 4k UHDTVs may not be good or powerful enough to deliver the content!

In order to get the maximum in image quality, the frame rate needs to be quite high.

Yet some UHTVs may only be able to run at a very low frame rate.

According to Trusted Reviews:

Unfortunately, a standard 4K TV still might not be enough. Yesterday, Sky’s chief engineer revealed many UHD TVs would not be able to handle 4K sports content. That’s because many 4K TVs are only powerful enough to transmit UHD content at 25fps, while sports content needs to be broadcast at much higher frame rates – possibly up to 100fps.

It’s not clear which TV sets will be compatible with BT’s new 4K channel, or with Sky’s UHD set top boxjust yet.

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