Jun 192014
 

As Sky increase their anti piracy measures, (https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/06/sky-sports-4-news-hd-removed-card-share-systems/ all Sky Sports HD channels are now no longer available on card share systems.

Earlier this week Sky Sports 1 HD joining the other Sky Sports HD channels, and Sky Movies HD, and a number of other Sky HD channels, to have their “setting” changed to stop their sky cards being used on non sky digiboxes.

The current list of Sky HD channels no longer available on card sharing systems is:

ITV Encore HD
Sky 1 HD
Sky living HD
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky Arts 1 HD
Sky Arts 2 HD

History HD
Crime HD
National Geographic UK HD
Nat Geo Wild HD

Sky Premier HD
Sky Sci Fi / Horror HD
Sky Disney HD
Sky Family HD
Sky Showcase HD
Sky Drama HD
Sky Thriller HD
Sky Greats HD
Sky Select HD
Sky Action HD
Sky Comedy HD

Sky Sports News HD
Sky Sports 1 HD
Sky Sports 2 HD
Sky Sports 3 HD
Sky Sports 4 HD
Sky Sports 5 HD
Sky Sports F1 HD

Despite this change, some “satellite installers” on the Costa Blanca and Spain are still advertising and offering these systems, as “Full Sky HD Packages”.

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Mar 142014
 

Sky has announced to all broadcasters thatthey intend to have slight changes to the Sky Guide EPG channel listings .

This will involve changes to the channel lineup to squeeze out the gaps between channels, and the eventual removal of the Lifestyle genre altogether.

It is thought that the proposed changes will include:

Entertainment will become 101-299

Lifestyle will initially be reduced to 240-259, but the genre will be removed altogether in Autumn 2014.

Sports will become 401 – 489 for free and subscription channels, with Pay-per-View in 490-499. .

Kids will become 601-649.

Shopping will become 650-699

News will continue to have an overspill area in 570-579

Sky plan to make the changes and channel number changes in July 2014 with the Lifestyle genre itself will close “in Autumn 2014”.

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Dec 012012
 

Is Freesat TV in Spain as good as Sky TV in Spain?

Freesat digiboxes receive the same “free to air” satellite television channels as a Sky box.

Free to air channels are those channels that do not require a Sky viewing card to watch.

So a Sky box with no viewing card receives the same channels as a Freesat box.

Freesat boxes in Spain use the same satellites and sa,e frequencies for the channels as a Sky box in Spain uses.

There are no seperate Freesat satellites, or special Freesat frequencies that can be used that are any different than a Sky box in Spain uses.

So if you are in Spain, and want UK TV in Spain, then if you are in an area of Spain that requires a 2.4m Portuguese satellite dish for reception of BBC TV for a Sky digibox in Spain, then you will still need a 2.4m Portuguese satellite dish for reception of BBC TV using a Freesat box in Spain.

There are some differences between using a Freesat box in Spain and using a Sky digibox in Spain. Obviously, a Sky box will be able to read and use a Sky card, where are the Freesat box cannot, which is useful for the few “free to view” channels like Sony TV, Motors TV and Viva TV. A Freesat HD PVR is able to record onto its built in hard disk drive, yet to record using the built in hard disk drive on a Sky+ or Sky+HD digibox you need to be a Sky TV subscriber. These differences ar the same whether you are watching UK TV in Spain, UK TV in France, UK TV in Italy or in England.

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