Aug 192019
 

I am still getting one or two calls about Freesat boxes not receiving the BBC HD channels, when they used to.

I did mention this back in December – https://www.satandpcguy.com/2018/12/09/recently-lost-bbc-hd-channels-on-freesat-then-read-this/

This issue was down to changes made to the BBC HD channels by the BBC back in December 2018, but some Freesat HD boxes have not updated to the new frequency settings.

This means that when people try to watch a BBC HD channel, they are getting a “no signal” message.

But only for BBC HD channels.

The solution is very simple.
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Aug 162019
 

La Liga UK TV Rights…deal done, for the first three weeks only

The continuing saga of La Liga rights in the UK continues.

Broadcast rights for La Liga for the next three seasons had failed to sell, threatening a television blackout of this season’s La Liga matches, despite the lure of major clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But a last minute deal has been done for live La Liga coverage on UK TV.

However, it only covers the first three “match days”.

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Aug 102019
 

CNN HD change of frequency

CNN HD has changed frequencies on the Astra 2 UK TV satellites.

Sky and Freesat boxes will have automatically updated to the new frequency.

For other satellite receivers, like GI, Iberosat, Vu, Ariva, etc you will have to scan its new frequency of 11671 H DVB-S2 8PSK SR 23000 FEC 2/3

(Posting due to large number of hits on the website searching for this information)

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Aug 082019
 

Mass cull of expat Sky cards…

According to reports Sky have, last week and this week, switched off many Sky cards being used by expats to view UK TV.

Many people have seen a loss of access to the Sky pay channels, and although contacting their card provider, new cards are not thought to be able to be issues for a few weeks due to the numbers involved.

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Jul 312019
 

La Liga on UK TV: “no satisfactory bids were received”

With less than a month to kick off, Spain’s La Liga has failed to find a home for its U.K. and Ireland broadcasting rights.

La Liga issued notice on Tuesday 30th July 2019 to interested parties withdrawing its invitation to tender offers. Broadcasters had been invited to bid for the U.K. and Ireland rights earlier this month, with offers due by July 25.

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Jul 282019
 

Sony Rebranding their channels again in September.

On Tuesday 10th September, Sony Pictures Television will be rebrand, again, their free-to-air portfolio of channels.

True Entertainment will become Sony Channel. Its current mix of aging US dramas will be enhanced with Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch, and something completely different: re-runs of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

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Jul 192019
 

Britbox, from BBC and ITV, to launch later this year.

BBC and ITV’s new UK streaming subscription service BritBox will launch later this year at £5.99 a month, the broadcasters haveconfirmed today.

The new service, which has been described as being ‘truly British’, will launch in the UK between October and December.

The Britbox service will focus on providing a backlog of classic British boxsets, for programmes that once upon a time would have been sold on a VHS cassette from Woolworths or on a BBC DVD on Amazon.

BBC and ITV said BritBox, which they are hoping will counter competition from US media giants, will cost ‘less than other streaming services’. As well as hosting a number of TV boxsets, BritBox will also feature new shows which will be commissioned especially for the streaming service.
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Jul 192019
 

TCM HD to close on Sky

Turner Classic Movies, TCM, will cease the transmission of their HD channel on Sky next week.

On 25th July 2019, TCM HD will cease to be broadcast on Sky channel 315.

However, viewers will continue to be able to receive the standard definition version of TCM in its place on 315.

It is thought this is due to the HD channel being operated on a Sky HD transponder, and as Sky look to consolidate their satellite transponder capacity, the channel has opted not to continue their HD service.
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Jul 182019
 

Discovery Channel Number Changes in July 2019

Discovery is to shuffle some of its channels numbers on Sky.

Most of these changes are due to the recent acquisition of three UKTV channels (Good Food, Really and Home) and in the aftermath of its takeover of Scripps Networks (Food Network, Travel Channel)

The main Discovery channel won’t be changing channel numbers.

The affected channels old and new channel numbers on Sky TV are listed below:

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