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    More information on Sky TV channels moving satellites / loss of channels in some area

    Here are more details on the channels affcted by this weeks satellite move.

    Our previous post ( http://satandpcguy.com/blog/2013/01/...anary-islands/ ) mentioned some of the channels and frequencies that had moved satellites.

    It appears that all of the affected frequencies and channels used to be on the Astra 2A satellite.

    They are now on a different satellite - this could be either Astra 2F, the new UK TV satellite recently launched, of Astra 1N, the "temporary" UK TV satellite, which is also carrying the majority of the BBC and ITV channels.

    Because these channels are now on a different satellite, this has meant that their reception in some areas in Spain has changed.

    Channels that used to be on the Astra 2A North beam used to be hard to receive, especially mid afternoon, even on 2.4m satellite dishes, when the beam was at its weakest. Since these channels have moved to another beam, on another satellite their reception in Spain should have improved. Improved to an extent that they should be available in most areas on a 1m satellite dish.

    However, Sky TV users in the extreme edges of reception, like the Canary Isands, Tenerife, will have lost these channels, as the bnew beam these channels have moved to is not available in that area. There is not a lot people in these areas can do. Their only hope of getting these channels back are if they eventually move and stay on a more "generous beam"



    Sky Channels and Frequencies Affected (there may be more affected than this list!)

    Sky TV Frequency 12070 H 27500 FEC 2/3 Transponder 19 Moved from Astra 2a north

    Sky Sports Active



    Sky TV Frequency 12090 V 29500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 20 Moved from Astra 2a north

    National Geographic Channel UK HD, Comedy Central UK HD, Nickelodeon UK HD, Eden HD


    Sky TV Frequency 12110 H 27500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 21 Moved from Astra 2a north

    Sky Sports F1 HD, Sky 1 UK +1, Sky Sports 2 Ireland, Sky Sports 1 UK, Sky Sports 3, PBS America, Fox UK, Cartoonito UK, TCM 2, Sky Living HD Ireland, Comedy Central UK




    Sky TV Frequency 12148 H 27500 FEC 2/3 Transponder 23 Moved from Astra 2a north

    Sky Arts 2, Sky Atlantic Ireland HD, Sky Sports News UK, Sky Sports News Ireland, Sky Sports 1 Ireland, British Eurosport , Sky Sports 4, Fox UK +1, Comedy Central Extra UK



    Sky TV Frequency 12168 V 29500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 24 Moved from Astra 2a north

    Sky Movies Modern Greats HD, Sky Movies Drama & Romance HD, Sky Movies Sci-Fi & Horror HD, Sky Movies Comedy HD



    Sky TV Frequency 12188 H 29500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 25 Moved from Astra 2a south

    Dave UK HD, Watch HD,, Animal Planet Europe HD, MTV UK HD



    Sky TV Frequency 12207 V 29500 Transponder 26 Moved from Astra 2a south

    Sky Sports 2 UK, Sky News UK, Sky News Ireland, Sky News active, Sky 1 Ireland, Sky 2 UK, Pick TV, Pick TV+1, Community Channels



    Sky TV Frequency 12226 H 29500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 27 Moved from Astra 2a north

    Good Food Channel HD, Cartoon Network UK HD, Disney Cinemagic UK HD, Disney Channel UK HD



    Sky TV Frequency 12266 H 29500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 29 Moved from Astra 2a south

    Sky Sports News HD, ESPN America UK HD Five HD



    Sky TV Frequency 12324 V 29500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 32 Moved from Astra 2a north

    Discovery Channel Europe HD, ESPN UK HD, Syfy UK HD, Sky Movies Box Office HD



    Sky TV Frequency 12363 V 29500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 34 Moved from Astra 2a south

    Sky Sports 3 HD, Sky Sports F1 HD



    Sky TV Frequency 12480 V 29500 FEC 3/4 Transponder 40 Moved from Astra 2a North

    Channel 4 Ireland, E4 Ireland, More 4 Ireland, Smash Hits, Kerang, Kiss, The Box, 4Music
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    Confirmed: Channels moved from Astra 2B to Astra 2F (and not to 1N!)

    Well it now appears that the channel moves were to clear our Astra 2B. And the channels cleared out from Astra 2B, and some from Astra 2A, were indeed moved to Astra 2F. And not to Astra 1N.

    This was confirmed in a statement today from SES:


    "Astra 2B was indeed replaced by Astra 2F at 28.2 degrees East and will soon move to 19.2 degrees East to support the fleet and provide back-up capacity at this orbital position. The channel shifts should now be completed."
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    Here is a complete list of channels that have moved from Astra 2B satellite to the Astra 1N satellite.
    In some areas of Spain reception of some channels will have improved, as the channels used to be on a "weaker" Astra 2B south North beam signal, are now on a relatively "stronger" signal.
    In some areas of Spain reception of some channels will have reduced, as the channels used to be on a "strong" Astra 2B south beam signal, are now on a relatively "weaker" signal.

    Astra 1N 12090.00 V 20 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    National Geographic HD UK
    Comedy Central HD UK
    Eden HD
    Nickelodeon HD

    Astra 1N 12110.00 H 21 Pan Europe DVB-S QPSK 27500 2/3
    Sky Sports F1
    Sky One +1
    Sky Sports 1
    Sky Sports 2 Ireland
    Sky Sports 3
    PBS U.K.
    Fox U.K.
    Cartoonito
    TCM 2 UK
    Sky Living
    Comedy Central UK

    Astra 1N 12148.00 H 23 Pan Europe DVB-S QPSK 27500 2/3
    Sky Arts 2
    Sky Atlantic
    Sky Sports News
    Sky Sports News Ireland
    Sky Spts News
    Sky Sports 1
    Eurosport 2
    Sky Sports 4
    Fox +1 U.K.
    Comedy Central Extra

    Astra 1N 12168.00 V 24 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    Sky Movies 007 HD / Sky Movies Showcase
    Sky Drama HD
    Sky Scifi/Horror HD
    Sky Comedy HD

    Astra 1N 12188.00 H 25 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    Dave HD
    Watch HD
    Animal Planet HD
    MTV HD UK

    Astra 1N 12207.00 V 26 Pan Europe DVB-S QPSK 27500 2/3
    Sky Sports 2
    Sky News
    Sky News Ireland
    Sky One Ireland
    Pick TV
    Pick TV +1
    Sky Two
    Community Channel

    Astra 1N 12226.00 H 27 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    Good Food HD
    Cartoon Network
    Disney Cinemagic HD U.K.
    Disney Channel HD UK

    Astra 1N 12246.00 V 28 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    Sky Action HD
    NatGeo Wild HD
    History HD
    Crime HD

    Astra 1N 12266.00 H 29 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    Sky Sports News HD
    ESPN America HD
    Channel 5 HD

    Astra 1N 12285.00 V 30 Pan Europe DVB-S QPSK 27500 2/3
    Sky Oscars
    Sky Arts 1
    Sky One
    Sky Atlantic
    Sky Living
    Sky Living +1
    ESPN
    British Eurosport
    Chelsea TV
    Sky Sports 2

    Astra 1N 12304.00 H 31 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    More 4 HD
    Eurosport 2 HD

    Astra 1N 12324.00 V 32 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    Discovery HD UK
    ESPN HD
    SyFy HD UK
    Sky Box Office

    Astra 1N 12363.00 V 34 Pan Europe DVB-S2 QPSK 29500 3/4
    Sky Sports HD 3
    Sky Sports F1 HD
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