Mar 082016

‘CBS Action’ has now changed transponders, moving from 11.386 H, 27.500, 2/3, DVB-S, QPSK to 11.343 V, 27.500, 5/6, DVB-S, QPSK.

‘CBS Reality’ has now changed transponders, moving from 11.426 V, 27.500, 2/3, DVB-S, QPSK to 11.343 V, 27.500, 5/6, DVB-S, QPSK.

Horror Channels also moved to this frequency. Some viewers may now no longer receive the Horror Channels as it used to be on the easy to receive European beam, and it is now on the harder to receive UK beam.

Users of Sky and Freesat set top boxes should automatically update tot he new frequency, but if they have not then a reboot of the box should bring it back in.

Users of other satellite receivers will have to perform a manual scan of the new frequency from your receivers install menu.

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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Aug 062015

‘ITV HD Granada’ has changed transponders, moving from frequency 11.097 V, 23.000, 2/3, DVB-S2, 8PSK to 11.053 H, 23.000, 3/4, DVB-S2, 8PSK.

If using a Sky or Freesat satellite receiver box, then a reboot should bring this back again.

In some cases a new Freesat scan may be required locate the channel on its new frequency, otherwise it should update automatically during “housekeeping” later tonight.

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Apr 292015

Food Network and CBS Reality have become one of the latest free-to-air channels to change frequencies on satellite.

This is part of a recent shuffle around of services on satellite to make best use of capacity.

Users of Sky or Freesat satellite receivers should not have to do anything, as their receivers will automatically update to the new frequencies.
Users of non-Sky or Freesat satellite receivers must now retune in order to keep Food Network, Food Network+1 and CBS Reality.

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Apr 082015

Some frequency changes today –

CBS Action has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H,
Horror ch+1 has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H,
Magic has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H
BONANZABONANZA has moved from 12515 H to 11389 H,
JewelleryMaker has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H

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May 072014

Over the last few days a new BBC channel has begun testing.

The channels is labelled ‘BBC Commenwealth’ – and is presubaly going ot be an extra “BBC Red Button” feed for use during the 2014 Commonwealth Games which begin in Glasgow on 23rd July 2014.

‘BBC Commenwealth’ can be found on the following frequency:
11461 H 22000 5/6

This frequency is on the UK beam, so for people in my service area its reception should not be a problem with a suitably sized and well aligned satellite dish..

It can be manually added to Freesat and Sky Boxes.

Oct 052013

Below is a list of the channels and frequencies affected by the recent “satellite shuffle” between Eutelsat 28A and Astra.

Note that for some people in some areas of Spain, channels on the Astra 2F UK beam may be unavailable, as your satellite dish may be too small to receive these frequencies.

As a general rule of thumb, if you can receive Channel Five, then you should be able to receive those other channels on Astra 2Fs UK beam.

If you are struggling to receive those channels on the Astra 2F UK beam, then it may be possible to search for the channels on their “Final” frequencies, as some of the channels are actually operating on their final frequencies.

On a Sky box, you simply go to the “Add Channels” menu option, and then add the channels to your Sky boxes “Other Channels” list, accessed via the Services Menu.

Hopefully by the 10th October, all channels will be on their final frequencies, and the Sky Guide and the Freesat Guide channel lists are all correctly “mapped” to the new frequencies.

These changes have nothing to do with the new UK TV satellite, Astra 2E, that was recenctly launched and expected to be operational late November / December 2013.

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