Jul 152019
 

Live Cricket back on the BBC from 2020

In light of England winning the Cricket World Cup yesterday, with a peak of over 8million watching on Channel 4 and Sky Sports, a reminder that English international and domestic cricket will be shown live on BBC TV from 2020.

In a five-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), more than 100 hours of cricket will be broadcast each summer.

The contract includes live TV coverage of England men and women’s Twenty20 internationals and the ECB’s new men’s domestic T20 tournament.

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Jul 112019
 

Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand live and free on Channel 4

The Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand is to be broadcast live and free on Channel 4, in a deal with Sky.

Channel 4 say “After striking a deal with @skysports, the Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand on Sunday 14 July will be broadcast live on Channel 4.

The British Grand Prix will also be broadcast live on Channel 4 on Sunday – the only live free-to-air Grand Prix to be shown this season after a separate partnership was agreed with Sky.”

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Jul 102019
 

Freesports confirms HD launch on Freesat

Freesports has confirmed that its Freesports HD channel will also be available to Freesat customers when it launches later this month.

Originally Freesports had only confirmed its HD channel would be launched on Sky TV on the 15th July 2019, with mentioned of a Freesat launch missing.

But it has now confirmed that it will also launch its HD channel on Freesat shortly after it has been added to Sky.

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Jul 062019
 

IPTV Buffering and Freezing – try these tips

Do you have an IPTV sytems?
Do you suffer from buffering issues?
Do you suffer from very slow channel loading?
Do you suffer from slow response when you swap or try to “channel zap”?

Yes, IPTV buffering is annoying, but it can be down to a number of things.

What is buffering?

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Jun 272019
 

Discovery set to rename Home to Home and Garden TV (HGTV)

As part of its channel restructure, Discovery have today announced that Home will be rebranded to Home and Garden TV (HGTV).

Discovery acquired channels Home, Really and Good Food two weeks ago as part of a deal with BBC Studios when the two owners split up the UKTV group of channels.

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Jun 272019
 

Summer BBC BBC Red Button stream added to Sky and Freesat EPGs today.

As per our previous post ( https://www.satandpcguy.com/2019/05/31/bbc-red-button-streams-for-summer-2019/ ) , the “temporary” BBC Red Button streams have been added to Sky and Freesat EPGs today.

These will offer additional matched from Wimbledon.

But, unlike previous years, it appears that these will not be used for additional Glastonbury streams, with the BBC prefering to offer these via BBC iPlayer and Connected TVs.

Additional BBC Red Button (RB) channels now on the Sky EPG with these channel numbers :

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Jun 252019
 

Sony TV True Crime channel set to close again

The True Crime channel, available across the UK on Sky and Virgin Media, looks like it will be closing on the 30th June 2019.

On both Sky and Virgin the TV guides advise viewers that from the morning of 1st July 2019, programmes are “no longer available”.

This is happening just months after the channel was resurrected

But as there is already a “Sony Crime Channel”, perhaps there was not enough to keep “True Crime” going…

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Jun 202019
 

BT Sport agree new multi-year deal to become the exclusive new home of WWE in the UK and Ireland.

BT Sport has today announced an exclusive new partnership with WWE, confirming long time rumours that WWE would be ending their relationship with Sky.

The multi-year agreement will make WWE’s weekly flagship programming available exclusively on BT Sport in the U.K. and Ireland from January 2020.

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Jun 202019
 

BBC to show all Wimbledon matches live in HD for first time…

…but not on satellite or terrestrial (Freeview)

The BBC will show every match from Wimbledon’s 18 courts live in HD for the first time ever this year.

The Wimbledon tournament starts on Monday, 1 July and coverage will be available across the BBC’s TV, radio and digital platforms once again.

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Jun 092019
 

A story about satellite dish performance in the Costa Blanca North area…

I told this story to a colleague this week, who found it amusing also..

A few weeks ago I was installing a satellite dish for a client, who wanted UK Freesat.
The client was inside waiting for me to finish, when a neighbour who was walking along the street by the house stopped to look at me at work, and shouted if he could ask me a few questions.
No problem I said, how can i help?
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