Mar 102017
 

FA Cup 6th Round (Quarter Finals) Fixtures and TV Coverage

Saturday 11 March 2017

12:15 Middlesbrough VS Manchester City
Live on BT Sport Two
Live on Teledeporte (Spanish TV)

17:30 Arsenal VS Lincoln City
Live on BT Sport Two

Sunday 12 March 2017

14:00 Tottenham Hotspur VS Millwall
Live on BBC One
Live on Teledeporte (Spanish TV)

Monday 13 March 2017

19:45 Chelsea VS Manchester United
Live on BBC One
Live on Teledeporte (Spanish TV)

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Jun 242015
 

The Spanish regulator CMNC has taken action yet again against Mediaset and Atresmedia, the country’s leading commercial broadcasters.

In the case of Mediaset, it has fined the company €229,136 for exceeding the permitted advertising airtime, as stipulated by the General Law on Audiovisual Communication (LGCA), on its channels Telecinco and Cuatro.
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Jun 122015
 

Spain’s Supreme Court will meet on June 23 to decide on whether to order the closure of eight DTT channels.

According to El Economista, the decision, which result in a huge blow for Mediaset and Atresmedia, the country’s two leading broadcasters, has caused a confrontation between by vice president Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria and José Manuel Soria, the industry minister.

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Feb 192015
 

Spain’s Ministry of Industry has put back by one month the changes to Spanish TV that would see the freeing up of the 700 MHz band. This band has been allocayed for 4G/LTE networks.

El Economista reports that this new delay follows requests by both TV broadcasters and aerial installers (Fenitel).

Reports suggest that about 2.5 million Spanish households have still to retune their receivers, or if they using commula aerial system,have their systems upgraded.

It is estimated that by March 81% of homes will have retuned – 26 percentage points more than in January but still some way short of the 100% target.

The DTT switch was initially scheduled to take place at the beginning of the year but was then put back until the middle of this month.

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Jan 062015
 

Andalucía TV has ceased it satellite transmissions.
The loss of Andalucía TV has caused uproar among dish owners, upset about the loss of the satellite TV signal.
Andalucía TV was available free to air on Hispasat 1E (at 30 degrees West) and Astra 1L (at 19.2 degrees East).
Andalucía TV was a regional TV channels for Spain, and carried programming from Canal Sur TV and Canal Sur 2, two other local SPanish TV channels.
Radio Televisión de Andalucía, that operates Andalucía TV, said that its programmes would be available via the Ono, Telecable and Movistar cable TV / IPTV networks.

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Dec 212014
 

Spain will get five new Spanish TV channels in 2015.

The Spanish government has confirmed that they will be awarding Spanish TV licences for four new HD and one new SD channels in 2015.
Currently, there are 15 national digital TV channels in Spain:
Six operated by Mediaset (Telecinco, Cuatro, FDF, Divinity, Energy and Boing);
Five by Atresmedia (Antena 3, La Sexta, Neox, Nova and Gol TV);
Two from Veo TV rented to Discovery Max and 13 TV;
Two from Net TV rented to Disney Channel and Paramount Channel.

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Dec 212014
 

Spanish TV is due for a few changes in the next few months.

Several Spanish TV channels, that you receive via a TV aerial, are schedule to change frequencies.

This is due to their current frequencies due to be sold off to mobile phone operators for 3G and 4G.

See: https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/10/changes-tdt-spanish-digital-television-changes-tv-spain/

The deadline for his change over was the 31st De3cember 2014.

However, The Spanish government has bowed to the pressure of the industry to delay the switch off until March 31st 2015

For most people, the changes to Spanish TV will simply mean performing a rescan for channels on their set top box or TV

However, those in apartment blocks or communities will have to wait until their “signal head end” is adapted to the new frequencies.

This new delay is due to the fact that by October 2014 less than 10%, and estimates for December 2014 say less than 50%, of buildings in Spain have been adapted for the new Spanish TV frequencies.

Spanish TV channels will continue to be “simulacast” on both old and new frequencies until the new deadline.

 


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Dec 142014
 

Spain’s National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mediaset for breaching the Law on Audiovisual Communication.

In particular, the broadcaster’s channels Cuatro and Telecinco stand accused of violating the maximum permitted airtime of 12 minutes per hour for advertising and teleshopping.

As this is considered a minor offence, Mediaset faces the prospect of a fine of up to €100,000 for each violation.

Atresmedia and its TV channel La Sexta are also accused of exceeding the transmission time allowed for advertsing and teleshopping messages.

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Jul 022014
 

TVE is to close their free-to-air (FTA) sports channel Teledeporte.

This is to help reduce the company’s huge debt.

The company announced the plan immediately after receiving an input of €130 million from the Spanish Government in order to compensate this year’s fall in revenue.

Although Teledeporte will not close totally.

Teledeporte will become an online streaming channel. Most of Teledeportes programming will be integrated into La 2, TVE’s second channel.

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May 182014
 

If you have recently lost the Paramount Channel on Spanish TV then this is because it has moved to a new frequency.

A rescan on your TDT TV or TDT set top box, should find the Paramount Channel again.

The Paramount Channel is a free TV channel on Spain digital terrestrial network.

It shows classic movies and series from the Paramount back catalogue.

Many of the programmes and movies are available in English, as well as dubbed Spanish.

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May 052014
 

Further to our previous post: https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/04/tdt-nive-spanish-tv-channels-close-may-2014/

Spain’s broadcasters have switched off the signal of nine DTT channels, in compliance with the Supreme Court’s ruling that set a May 6 deadline to close down the stations.

Atresmedia has closed down three channels, Xplora, Nitro and La Sexta 3; Mediaset, two, La Siete and Nueve; Veo TV and Net TV, two each.

The move has reduced the Spanish DTT market by over a third, from 24 channels to 15.

The situation could worsen should the Supreme Court accept an appeal which argues that eight further DTT channels obtained their licence unlawfully.

The government’s decision to switch off the TV channels in Spain followed a ruling by Spain’s Supreme Tribunal, which said that the last bid for licences in 2010 didn’t follow correct procedure or respect all the rules of competition.

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Apr 182014
 

Our news and free help and advice forum at
https://www.satandpcguy.com/forum
UK Satellite TV Installations:

There are 11 subscription free HD TV channels available via satellite, including BBC1HD, BBC2HD, BBC3HD, BBC4HD, ITV1HD and C4HD.
Much better image resolution on a HD TV than a TV rebroadcaster or internet IPTV system!

Satellite Dish Installations in my service area (Calpe to Valencia) :

a 100x110cm (1.1m) satellite dish will work for people with limited space. Standard installation of this dish is from 200 euros.

a 125x135cm (1.25/1.35m) satellite dish would provide better reception and is the “recommended” dish for my area. Standard installation of this dish of from 275 euros.

More information on our 125x135cm (1.25/1.35m) satellite dish installations:
https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/satellite_dish_installations_costa_blanca_spain_125m.php
Wall of Shame – we have updated our Wall Of Shame’s fourth page to show some of the poor installations we have come across and been asked to fix.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/wall_of_shame_bad_poor_satellite_installations_costa_blanca_page4.php
Astra 2C : UK TV moves into position for back up purposes – and if some UK TV channels do move on to Astra 2C then there should be no worries about reception in Spain, due it its very generous footprint.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2c_satellite_reception_footprint_uk_tv_spain.php

 

Live sport on Sky Sports this Easter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyF9_AH-gGg

 

F1 : Chinese Grand Prix:
Live on Sky Sports, BeIN SPorts, Antenna 3.
Highlights on BBC Sport
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VfT5IbxPo

https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/04/f1-2014-chinese-grand-prix-live-tv-coverage-sky-sports-f1-highlights-bbc-one/

 
2014 Snooker World Championships – coverage on BBC One and Eurosport
https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/04/world-snooker-championship-2014-bbc-coverage/

 
Full 24: Live Another Day Trailer – On Sky One in May!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkQjmoLDIK4

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Apr 102014
 

Spain’s audiovisual groups have decided which channels will close before 6 May if the government’s position doesn’t change: Xplora, Nitro, laSexta3, La Siete, Nueve, Net TV and Veo TV will all stop broadcasting within the coming weeks.

According to the newspaper El Pais, all the media groups have now made their decisions, although no closure dates have been unveiled.

The only confirmation has come through Twitter, on which Atresmedia’s VP, Mauricio Carlotti, said that the group will close Nitro, Xplora and laSexta3 if the government doesn’t intercede.

The associations of the audiovisual groups and private channels have pointed to the government as being responsible for the closures, and are asking for another solution. However no more moves are expected from the Ministry of Industry.

The Spanish Government, which is also looking to reorganise the radioelectric space in order to free more slots for LTE networks, had 18 months to make a decision since the first Supreme Tribunal’s sentence was published. But after several delays no alternative plan was presented and the Ministry of Industry decided to follow the tribunal’s decision.

source: rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014040933171/spain-sees-seven-dtt-channels-close-to-closure.html#ixzz2ySc7AaZt

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Feb 022014
 

Spain’s Canal+ will broadcast the MTV channel from 7 February.

MTV Spain will leaves the TDT free-to-air network, as announced two months ago.

TDT is the Spanish equivalent of the UK Freeview service, offering a number of digital TV channels via a TV aerial.

Many of Spain’s TDT channels are facing a restructuring process which could close up to nine channels..

MTV will be broadcast through Canal+’s DTH (direct-to-home) satellite network.

It is unknown what channel will replace MTV on TDT. Initially it will be replaced by a shopping channel, but some rumours suggest that the slot could be used for the football team Real Madrid to broadcast its own TV channel, Real Madrid TV

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Dec 222013
 

The Spanish national broadcaster RTVE have launched a new HD channel on TDT.

Teledeporte HD has been launched this December.

Teledeporte is the TVE channel dedicated to sport, showing many live sports including football, cycling and Olympics.

Teledeporte HD is a simulcast of the existing Teledeporte channel.

Teledeporte HD becomes the second RTVE HD channel, after TVE HD.

Teledeporte HD can be found on the same frequency as Teledeporte and TVE HD – in many areas this is “Multiplex 22” – frequency 482 MHz.

TDT is the Spanish digital TV system available via a TV aerial. Essentially it is the Spanish version of the UKs Freeview (UK Freeview is not available in Spain!)

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