Jul 012020

Freesports HD has left Freesat.

According to reports, Freesports HD has been removed from the Freesat programme guide, apparently due to disputes over fees – although this has not been confirmed by either party.

The Freesports channel is still broadcasting, and is still on the Sky guide.
But if you are a Freesat user, then if you want to watch Freesports, then you will have to do it via “non Freesat mode”.

Jun 302020

The Travel Channel has been removed from the Sky EPG today by channel operators Discovery.

This has meant a few Discovery channel number changes:

Travel Channel removed (178)
Discovery History 171 > 177
Discovery Home & Health 177 > 178
Discovery History +1 Move 271 > 277
Discovery Home & Health +1 277 > 278

Travel Channel is still transmitting from the satellite, for how long who knows.

Jun 302020

Earlier this month, some Virgin Media users have been sent a letter to tell them that their current Virgin Media box they are using to access Virgin Media (and therefore Sky UK) pay channels will soon no longer be able to be used for pay tv channels.

They will be issued with a free upgrade to a new Vigin Media box. ( see community.virginmedia.com/t5/Virgin-TV-V6/Free-swap-to-V6/td-p/4277655 )

Why is this news and how could it impact your viewing on IPTV?

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Jun 232020

In the next few weeks some Spanish TV channels will be changing frequencies.

Due to the selling off of some of the TV range of terrestrial frequencies for 5g data services, Spanish TV channels on those frequencies are having to move to new frequencies.

So the channels in the  700-800 MHz range will be switched off on the 1st July 2020. Continue reading »

Jun 232020

Sky Cinema will be launching its very own animation channel next month.

Sky Cinema Animation will be available from July 23 2020.

Sky Cinema Animation will be available to all customers at no extra charge.

Sky Cinema Animation will be showing family-friendly favourites (and their sequels) such as The Angry Birds Movie 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon 3.

Jun 222020

After this year’s season, RTL will end its live transmissions of Formula 1 races, which the German broadcaster has been showing on free-TV since 1991.

“The competition for the TV rights has changed, the market has partly overheated and thus left the quite ambitious, yet economically justifiable framework that we have set for ourselves,” said RTL managing director Jörg Graf. “We will now focus all our energy, passion and excitement on football as the number one TV sport and our recently acquired rights package.”

Jun 052020

If you have recently just lost your reception of UK TV channels like Sky News and Pick TV, then this is because they have changed frequencies.

Users with Freesat or Sky boxes will not be affected as these boxes automatically update whenever channel change their frequencies.

But users of cheap / basic “free to air” receivers will have lost these Sky News and Pick TV channels, as your box has not updated with their new frequencies. One of the disadvantages of such boxes.
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Jun 012020

Sky Sports will start to “unpause” their subscribers, and start to bill their customers again.

With live sport starting again, including live Premier League and Championship football, Sky has started to bill its customers for the period 19th June – 30th June. Continue reading »

May 282020

The Premier League season is set to restart on Wednesday 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal.

(*subject to government approval.)

The matches are the two games in hand.

A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June. Continue reading »

May 252020

Over the last week or two, after numerous phonecalls and emails and messages from many people around the Valencia and Costa Blanca area, it appears that the return of the summer heat and humidity is causing some loss of signals for some UK TV channels via satellite.

Primarily, channels operated by UKTV Group, like Dave, Drama, Yesterday, Gold, Eden, Watch seem to be most affected. Continue reading »

May 092020

Covid 19 : Phase 1 BOE “for the relaxation of certain national restrictions” in Spain

Order SND / 399/2020, of May 9, for the relaxation of certain national restrictions, established after the declaration of the state of alarm in application of phase 1 of the Plan for the transition to a new normality.

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Apr 232020

See how Facebook tracks even more information about you than you thought and how to prevent it with their new “‘Off-Facebook Activity’” tool

We all know that Facebook can track you moves and searches and app uses, and use this data to help them to target posts and adverts your way.

Not exactly a new revelation

But did you know that they also have the ability to gather such tracking data even when you are not logged into Facebook?

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Apr 232020

How to add Channel 4 HD to your Arris UHD-X Freesat box

Channel 4 HD was removed from Freesat on Thursday 22nd February 2018

But you can still watch C4HD on a Freesat box.

This guide shows you the way to tune Channel 4 HD on an Arris UHD-X Freesat box in Non Freesat mode

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