Nov 132014

Some channel number changes have taken place for the UKTV group of channels on Sky:

Watch/HD 109/245 (HD swap changed) WAS 109/214
Dave/HD 111/246 (HD swap changed) WAS 111/213
Good Food/HD 133/255 (main SD/HD channel change) WAS 244/255
Really 155 WAS 245
Drama 158 WAS 166
GOLD +1 166 WAS 133
Home 196 WAS 243
Watch +1 213 WAS 155
Dave ja Vu 214 WAS 158
Good Food +1 243 WAS 247
Home +1 244 WAS 246
alibi/HD 132/247 (HD swap changed) WAS 132/226
alibi +1 226 WAS 196




Mar 282014

Sky HD channels move to the UK beam – some areas of Spain may have lost these channels…

Four Sky HD channels have this week moved satellites.

The four Sky HD channels have moved to the UK beam of the new Astra 2F UK TV satellite.

This is the same UK beam that carries Channel Five, and may mean that some people in the northern areas of Spain (Catalonia and Barcelona) and the south areas (Costa del Sol, Andalucía) and Portugal (Algarve) may have lost reception of these four Sky HD channels.

Their SD / Standard definition versions may still be available.

The four Sky HD channels affected are :

Dave HD,
Watch HD
Alibi HD
Star Plus HD

They have changed their frequencies from
12382MHz, polarisation H
10936MHz, polarisation vertical DVB-S2 Symbol Rate :23000 FEC:2/3

This comes despite some “satellite installers” saying there will be no changes to Sky channels and their reception not be affected by the new satellites…