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Jan 172020

Free La Liga on Sky TV this weekend

For the launch of La Liga TV HD on Sky channel 435, for the first two weeks, all Sky subscribers will be able to watch live La Liga games on the channel. (Sky subscribers only, this is not available on Sky boxes without a sky viewing card.)

Some live and free La Liga matches are also going to be made available on Freesports, available on Freesat and Sky.

This means live and free La Liga matches.

After this free two weeks La Liga TV can be added as a standalone service for £5.99 per month, or for £11.99 as part of a bundle with Premier Sports 1 and 2.

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Jan 152020

A reminder that you cannot receive Freeview in Spain

Hardly a week goes by when someone asks myself, or in Facebook groups, if they can receive UK Freeview in Spain, or if they can use a Freeview box with a satellite dish to watch UK TV in Spain. This is also not helped by “UK TV installers” also getting confused with terminology, confusing the public, some who end up purchasing the wrong equipment.

The simple answer is NO.

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Jan 152020

First image for the new Arris Freesat receiver

The first images for the new Freesat box, produced by Arris have been released.

Mid 2018, it was announced by Freesat that Humax had lost the contract to produce the Freesat+ HDR recording receivers. Which was a shame as they are very good and easy to use receivers. Since that announcement Humax have decreased production the Humax Freesat HDR boxes, the HDR-1100S, and today stocks of new HDR-110S receivers now almost non existent.

The new Arris Freesat HDR box was initially promised to be available “late 2019”, but date this passed, with no explanation given by either Freesat or Arris. “Testing” was the unofficial reason given by some “user testers”.

This has meant that basically there has been NO Freesat HDR boxes available for a few months, damaging Freesat reputation.

But today, Arris have release an image of the new Freesat HDR box, that they will be launching “soon”…no definite date again, but some say March 2020.

Freesat Arris HDR

Other than the box has 4K capability, details are very sketchy. And no indication as to how good the tuners inside these new Arris Freesat set top boxes is.

Although the box has 4k capability, it is a shame that there is very little 4K content available on Freesat. In fact only very limited content from BBC is available, and that is delivered via the internet, and needs speeds of at least 20m download to be able to watch. So this does seem a bit pointless by Freesat to dump the Humax HDR, one of the best Freesat boxes there has ever been, for an “unknown” Freesat producer.

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Jan 032020

A few UK TV channel closures happening in the near future…

Sewing Quarter – closed 30th December.
VH-1 UK – closes 7th January 2020.
5Spike – to be replaced by Paramount Network 7th January 2020.
Box Upfront – due to close at 6am on 9th January 2019
Universal TV – closes 27th January 2020.
Horse & Country – closes 31st January 2020

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Dec 172019

Free La Liga matchdays for Sky viewers as La Liga TV announces Sky launch

LaLigaTV is set to launch on Sky on 13th January, exclusively broadcasting all live matches for 2020. (apart from those La Liga matches that kick off in the 3pm Saturday afternoon slot, which will be delayed in the UK until after this blackout)

In a special introductory offer, La Liga TV will broadcast free of charge for all 8.5 million Sky UK TV households, as well as commercial premises across the UK, for two whole matchdays of LaLiga Santander in mid-January.
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Dec 142019

5Spike set to close in January 2020

5Spike, the channel operated by Channel 5 owners Viacom, will close down on the 7th January 2020.

Its content will be split across Viacoms other channels, mainly the Paramount Network channel.
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Dec 062019

Ruiz V Joshua 2 – Saturday December 7 Saudi Arabia – where to watch on TV

The highly-anticipated rematch between unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. and former champion Anthony Joshua will take place on December 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

The fight is expected to take place at approx 2100 UK time.

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Dec 062019

Euro 2020 – UK TV coverage announced by BBC and ITV

BBC and ITV have agreed how they are going to split coverage of Euro 2020 football competition.

This competition sees the teams play at various locations around Europe, rather than the competition being based solely in one country.

The BBC has secured the right to show England’s opening group game against Croatia (Sunday 14th June).

ITV will show England’s last two group games.

The BBC has first choice in both the round of 16 and quarter-finals.

ITV have the first pick of the semi-finals.

Both BBC and ITV will show the final.
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Dec 062019

Whats on BBC TV during Christmas and New Year 2019 / 20

Includes the return of Doctor Who, and new three part drams from the Sherlock producers, Dracula.

Saturday, December 14

Strictly Come Dancing final 2019 – 19.05, BBC One

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Nov 152019

BT Sports holds onto UK rights for UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League

BT has maintained its hold on European football coverage. The telco has made a clean sweep of the rights packages to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League until 2024 in a £1.2 billion bid.

The deal, which commences in 2021 is for a total of 420 games for the following three seasons, representing an increase of 77 games on the previous deal.
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