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ITV and Channel 4 channels expected to switch satellite tonight — 15 Comments

  1. We are in San Sebastián, 5 hrs west of barcelona by the French border, and we have lost all the channels :((((( is there a solution to this problem? Thanks 🙂

        • Reports suggest a 1.8m or even a 2.4m dish.
          Not too sure what you mean by “And once it’s changed, does it need to be realigned” – if you install a new dish it will have to be aligned to the correct satellites to receive the signals….

          • Haha yes I realised that the moment I pressed “post comment” *blush*. Thanks pcguy you are always very helpful 🙂

          • Me again, with some news in case it means something….we suddenly have bbc3 and 4, itv 2,3,4 and e4 etc…?? But not the main bbc itv channel 4 etc… What do you think to that?!

          • Satellite reception can vary during the day, the week, month and year.
            It is never stable.
            For all we know they may have ramped up the power to help the signals in the UK get through the storms they are having….
            Or it could simply be a seasonal thing with the satellite – previous satellite had this also.

  2. Just reporting in! I’ve lost BBC1 and BBC2 HD – at least for some of the day. But I’ve still got the regular BBC1,2,3,4 and the ITV channels (including ITV HD) seem to have all survived.

    I’ve been away but at some point over the past couple of months I lost MoreMovies and Movies4Men as well. I haven’t done any investigation of that as yet. Have they gone from Freesat, moved frequencies or anything?

    I’m in Benitachell, Costa Blanca – the system’s a 1m offset dish, Ariva 102E receiver, LNB Twin Inverto Black Ultra. So I guess I’m one of the lucky ones.

    • Your 1M dish will be operating on the edge of reception – hence the intermittent reception.

      Channels can and do change frequencies – and many of the less popular free channels, did move to new frequencies back in October.
      They are still on Freesat.
      (your Ariva is cannot actually a Freesat receiver, nor is it receiving Freesat – only official Freesat receivers an receive Freesat. Your ariva is simply receiving the “free channels” many of which are part of the freesat service)
      A rescan on your receive should bring them back.

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