Jun 012016
 

Sky Sports Channel Number Changes

Sky is to undo its unpopular decision to promote Sky Sports News HQ ahead of other Sky Sports channels on its platform.

Sky Sports News HQ moves to channel 406, allowing Sky Sports 1 – 5 to move back to channels 401-405. Sky Sports F1 will be on 407.

The Sky SPorts channel number changes will take place on 11th July, which also coincides with Sky Sports temporary renaming Sky Sports 1 as “Sky Sports The Open”.
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Mar 302016
 

With the closure of BBC Three, the BBC are making a few channel number changes.

These changes will affect both Sky and Freesat box users.

The channel number change will take place during the course of Thursday 31st March.

This will especially affect BBC One HD for Sky and Freesat viewers in England and BBC Alba for viewers across the UK.

Freesat
106 BBC One HD (England)
106 BBC One SD (Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
107 BBC Four (unchanged)
108 BBC Two SD (England)
108 BBC Two HD (Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
109 BBC Alba

Sky
115 BBC One HD (England)
115 BBC One SD (Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
141 BBC Two HD (England)
141 BBC Two SD (Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
142 BBC Alba

Best to check your planner for any recordings, incase your receiver does not pick up the new channel numbers.

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Feb 232016
 

Two BT Sport channels, BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Europe, change frequencies this week, which may mean loss of BT Sport Europe signals for some areas of southern Spain and Portugal.

BT Sport Europe standard definition has followed the HD version and has moved from the European beam to the UK beam. It may also mean the start of BT moving all of its channels from the European beam to the UK beam. This may mean that viewers in fringe reception areas, like the south of Spain, and Portugal, may now have lost this channel.

In my service area, viewers should not notice much change in reception – and BT channels should still be available on our popular 110x120cm satellite dish installations.

The new frequencies for BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Europe is:

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Feb 212016
 

Single Feed Mode on a Sky+HD digibox (2016)

This video shows you how to set your Sky+HD digibox to operate on one cable input using Single Feed Mode.

A Sky+HD digibox is ideally to be used with two cable feeds from your satellite dish. This allows you to use the full potential of your Sky+HD box, and allows you to watch one channel and record another at the same time.

However, in some cases, especially in community satellite installations, it may not be possible to have a second cable feeding your Sky+HD box.

So you have to set your Sky+HD digibox to “Single Feed Mode” to tell they Sky+HD digibox that you are only using one feed.

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Jan 142015
 

Sky Sports 2 to become Sky Sports World Cup, a dedicated cricket channel for 2015 Cricket World Cup tournament

Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to the ICC Cricket World Cup, from the first to the last day of the biggest one-day event in the international cricket calendar.

For six weeks, Sky Sports 2 will become ‘Sky Sports World Cup’, giving viewers over 1,000 hours of round-the-clock cricket coverage, including all 49 matches live, as well as build-up, analysis and highlights. Two dedicated reporters will be in Australia and New Zealand, and the Verdict show will be back live for every England match to debate the performance.

Two hours of live build-up will set the scene for the opening fixture on Friday 13 February as the current ICC Twenty20 World Cup holders, Sri Lanka, take on New Zealand, before England return to the MCG against Australia. The channel will launch at 6am with a series of classic World Cup matches from years gone by, before Adam Gilchrist shares his trade secrets to success in a masterclass special as part of a comprehensive schedule of support programming

Live commentary in Australia and New Zealand will be provided by Sir Ian Botham, Mike Atherton, David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, Nasser Hussain and Nick Knight. The Sky Sports cricket studio back in the UK will be hosted by David Gower, Ian Ward, Charles Colvile and Matt Floyd, who will be joined by plenty of guests throughout the tournament, including Bob Willis, Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior.

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Sports Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Sports Bundle – October 2014

 

 

Sky TV in Spain : https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/sky_tv_in_spain_menu.php

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Movies Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Movies Bundle – October 2014

 

 

Sky TV in Spain : https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/sky_tv_in_spain_menu.php

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Family Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Family Bundle – October 2014

 

 

Sky TV in Spain : https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/sky_tv_in_spain_menu.php

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Variety Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Variety Bundle – October 2014

 

 

Sky TV in Spain : https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/sky_tv_in_spain_menu.php

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Original Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Original Bundle – October 2014

 

 

Sky TV in Spain : https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/sky_tv_in_spain_menu.php

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Aug 192014
 

During the summer Sky will be changing some of their Channel numbers on their Sky TV Guide.

The main changes will be to the channels currently included in the Lifestyle genre.

The Entertainment and Lifestyle genres in the Sky Guide will be merged.

Channel number changes will also take place in these genres:

•Entertainment
•Lifestyle
•Religion
•Shopping
•International

 

On the Sky Guide the Lifestyle tab will be removed from your Sky box ,and channel merged into the Entertainment tab.

Series links you’ve set should continue to record as normal.

The updated Sky+HD Guide will be automatically sent to your Sky box.

 

A list of some of the Sky TV channels that will be changing Sky Channel Numbers on the 19th August 2014

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Aug 092014
 

We regularly contribute to a local Javea publication, the Javea Grapevine, with the latest news, and views with regards to satellite TV and reception of UK TV in Javea.

This was an article in the June publication.

Terminology

You may have often heard about Freeview, Freesat, Free to air and free to view. But do you know what they mean? Many people and even some satellite installers are often confused about their meaning, and can mean people buying the wrong type of equipment.

Freeview is the name of the consortium that operated the UK’s digital terrestrial TV service. It is transmitted from land based masts, and received by a TV aerial. Freeview IS NOT available in Spain. The Freeview signals simply do not reach into Spain. Freeview is not available via a satellite dish. You cannot connect a Freeview box to a satellite dish and expect to watch UK TV – they are two different incompatible systems.

Spain does not have an equivalent of Freeview (the consortium), but it does have a digital terrestrial TV service – TDT. It offers about 40 channels via a TV aerial, and has the bonus where most UK and USA imported programmes have their original English audio available as well as the “dubbed” Spanish audio.

Freesat is the name of the satellite TV service which offers access to the free TV channels, many of which are on Freeview. Freesat is only available on official Freesat receivers. You cannot get Freesat on a Sky box, although the channels on Freesat are also available on a Sky box (even with no viewing card).

Free to air channels are channels that are available free of encryption (so no viewing card is required) and subscription free. They are available on Freesat and Sky boxes. Examples include BBC channels.

Free to view is not “Freeview”. Free to view channels are channels that encrypted (so a viewing card is required) but are subscription free. Free to view channels are not available on Freesat. They are available on a Sky box. Examples include Sony Movies, Motors TV and LFCTV.

Why do I mention this? Well I often hear of people saying “bring a Freeview box to Spain and use it on your dish to get channels” and “connect your Freeview box to your dish” and “you can get Freeview in Spain”. Over the years I have been called out to people who, based on what they have heard and understood, have brought a Freeview box to Spain and confused as to why a) it will not work with a satellite dish, and b) it only gets Spanish TV channels and no UK channels!

End of cheap (and illegal) Sky TV?

Some installers have been selling systems that can access the full Sky TV package, for a lot less than the official Sky monthly charges. They do this by selling access to illegal cardsharing systems. A satellite receiver, usually an Iberosat or Ariva, is connected via the internet to a server that provides the access codes to unlock the Sky TV channels.

Obviously illegal, but probably not mentioned by the installer.

However, recently if you are using such systems you will have noticed that about a dozen Sky HD channels are no longer available via this system – Sky One HD being one such channel.

It is expected over the coming months ALL Sky HD channels, and maybe even the SD Sport and Movie channels, will have their encryption upgraded, meaning these channels are no longer available on cardsharing systems.

This is because Sky, and other pay TV providers, have been upgrading their encryption software to prevent their channels being access via cardsharing. The only way to continually access these channels via satellite would be using a Sky Digibox and a Sky viewing card with a monthly subscription.

Jon Worby – The Sat and PC Guy

www.satandpcguy.com – our main website with information about UK TV in Spain

www.satandpcguy.com/blog – the latest satellite TV news for the Costa Blanca and Spain

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The Javea Grapevine can be found online at : http://javeagrapevine.com/magazine/

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Jul 212014
 

Sky Sports 4 to become Sky Sports Ryder Cup

Sky is to turn Sky Sports 4 to a golfing channel this autumn, Sky Sports Ryder Cup.

Sky Sports Ryder Cup will offer two weeks of non-stop golf including exclusively live coverage of the Cup.

Sky Sports Ryder Cup will show over 330 hours of golf across 14 days, including 36 hours of live coverage from Gleneagles.

Sky Sports Ryder Cup goes live at 6am on Thursday 18 September and continues until 6am on Thursday 2nd October.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_golf_ryder_cup_sky_sports_costa_blanca_spain.php

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Jul 202014
 

Sky Sports Premier League Football Trailer 2014/15
More of the games that matter

July 2014 Trailer for the new season of Sky Sports coverage of the 2014/15 Premier League.

Coverage on Sky Sports, BT Sports, Canal+, and BeIN Sports

More information :

Football on Sky Sports : https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_football_on_sky_sports_costa_blanca_spain.php

Premier League TV fixtures:
https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_football_on_satellite_tv_costa_blanca_spain_fixtures_2014-2015_sky_sports_bt_sports_tv_fixtures.php

Premier League Fixtures 2014/15
https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_football_on_satellite_tv_costa_blanca_spain_fixtures_2014-2015.php

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