Mar 052015

Astra 2A frequencies moved to Astra 2E and 2F

Today, it appears that frequencies on the old Astra 2A satellite have been moved to the newer Astra 2E and Astra 2G satellites.

For us in Spain, it means that those channels on the harder to receive Astra 2A north beam, should be easier to receive than before.

When channels were on the Astra 2A north beam, even larger 2.4m dishes could struggle to receive the channels 24/7, especially mid afternoon.

Now these channels can be received 24/7 on much smaller 90×100 “1m” satellite dishes.

Expats in Spain should now have better reception for many Sky channels, channels like Challenge, Eurosport 2, Sky Sports 4, Sky Sports News, Sky Arts 2, Sky Modern Greats HD, Sky Drama HD, Sky Monsters HD, Sky Comedy HD, Sky Disney HD, Good Food HD, TCM HD, Sky Action HD, NatGeo Wild HD, History, TLC HD, Film4 HD, and More 4 HD.

But whilst it is good news for Sky TV expats in Spain, for viewers in the east, like Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, this has resulted in a loss of these channels using “small” satellite dishes, as the new beam does not cover those areas like the old beam used to.



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  4 Responses to “Astra 2A frequencies moved to Astra 2E and 2F – better UK TV reception for many in Spain”

  1. Please can you tell me what happend to Dubai one on the Arabic satalite is there a problem with it And is Dubai one coming back on Arabic satalite

    • According to everything I see it is still on 11,785 on 7W and 12,130 on 26E.
      So it should still be on Arabic satellite.

      (and will be nothing to do with the UK TV changes this post is about!)

  2. since yesterday not recieving signal sky box can tell me the correct frequency gracias

    • UK TV and Sky TV use about 100 plus frequencies.
      Which frequency you want, depends which channel you want.

      If you are using a Sky box, then your default transponder should be 11778 v.
      The default transponder is only used when the sky box is first powered up.
      The default transponder does nothing for individual channel reception.
      If you already have the channel guide loaded, Changing the default transponder does nothing.
      If you are unable to receive signals, then it is more likely a problem with your dish alignment, dish size, LNB cabling or connections, rather than frequency.

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