ITVs and Channel 4 move satellites- reception changes and potential loss in southern Spain – again! — 11 Comments

  1. Hi! Like most people, we have lost all BBC, ITV and Channel 4 channels now in northern Catalonia (near the French border). Any news about how we can get them again other than via the Internet (Filmon, etc.)? Many thanks in advance! Sheila

  2. Hi, Further to my email saying that we were not receiving BBC on our 1 metre dish. The ITV channels went off this morning, but when I put the TV on tonight after 11.00 pm lots of the channels were back on….ITV1, Ch4, Ch5, ITV3, ITV1,2,3,4,plus 1, Film 4, More 4, etc. They were not on at teatime. Any idea why?

    • Satellite signals are not constant.
      The can change for a number of reasons – “satellite wobble” – as although the satellites are in geostationary orbit, the earth is not perfectly round…so their beams can “move”. Also perhaps gravity pull from the sun and moon affect the satellites slightly. Also, we have noticed around 5-6pm, there is a small drop in signal levels, for whatever reason, and this may result in a loss of channels on dishes that are working on the very limits.

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