Aug 192016

A few news items from this week:

New Sky Sports channel, Sky Sports Mix launches for all Sky subscribers on the 24th August 2016. Will cover a small number of F1 races and Premier League matches for non Sky Sports subscribers.

La Vuelta Espana starts on Saturday 20th August.
Live coverage on RTVE (Spanish TV), Eurosport and BeIN Sports MENA. Highlights on ITV4.
La Vuelta Espana comes to my area on Thursday 8th September (Stage finish in Gandia), and on the 9th September with individual time trials from Javea to Calpe, and then for the races penultimate day on the 10th September in and around Benidorm.

US Open Tennis coverage will be on Eurosport and no longer on Sky Sports.

Some older Freesat receivers will lose access to BBC iPlayer on the 1st September 2016. Only newer Freesat Freetime boxes will be supported by iPlayer after that date.

Apr 182014

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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:
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.
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.


Live sport on Sky Sports this Easter


F1 : Chinese Grand Prix:
Live on Sky Sports, BeIN SPorts, Antenna 3.
Highlights on BBC Sport

2014 Snooker World Championships – coverage on BBC One and Eurosport

Full 24: Live Another Day Trailer – On Sky One in May!