Aug 042015
 

Channel Five had operated five versions of Channel Five, for advertising purposes.

The five Channel Five regions were London, South/Central England and Wales, Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which enabled advertisers to target specific regions.

However, it appears that on the 1st August 2015, advertising on these five versions is the same. So all five regional variations of Channel 5 serving different parts of the UK on satellite are now simulcasting the same content.

Channel Fives new owners Viacom considers running these five regional variations financially unviable.

So what is happening to the five Channel Five versions on satellite?

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Apr 212015
 

ITV2 HD and ITV4 HD expected to switch to UK beam, joining ITV3 HD

Two new test channels have appeared on Astra 2F’s UK beam.

These two test channels are on Astra 2F frequency : 11053 H DVB-S2/8PSK SR:23000, FEC: 3/4.

It is expected that these two test channels will become ITV2 HD and ITV4 HD.

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