Dec 062019
 

Ruiz V Joshua 2 – Saturday December 7 Saudi Arabia – where to watch on TV

The highly-anticipated rematch between unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. and former champion Anthony Joshua will take place on December 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

The fight is expected to take place at approx 2100 UK time.

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Dec 062019
 

Euro 2020 – UK TV coverage announced by BBC and ITV

BBC and ITV have agreed how they are going to split coverage of Euro 2020 football competition.

This competition sees the teams play at various locations around Europe, rather than the competition being based solely in one country.

The BBC has secured the right to show England’s opening group game against Croatia (Sunday 14th June).

ITV will show England’s last two group games.

The BBC has first choice in both the round of 16 and quarter-finals.

ITV have the first pick of the semi-finals.

Both BBC and ITV will show the final.
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Nov 152019
 

BT Sports holds onto UK rights for UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League

BT has maintained its hold on European football coverage. The telco has made a clean sweep of the rights packages to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League until 2024 in a £1.2 billion bid.

The deal, which commences in 2021 is for a total of 420 games for the following three seasons, representing an increase of 77 games on the previous deal.
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Oct 302019
 

Sky Deutschland to increase security to combat piracy

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland is set to implement the same “anti card sharing” security as Sky UK in a bid to combat piracy of its channels.

Through the so-called unique pairing, the Sky receiver is paired up with the smartcard and no longer functions in third-party devices that are not offered by Sky. Pirates had previously used this as a loophole.
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Oct 102019
 

Intelsat successfully launch their “Mission Extension Vehicle, or MEV” for their old satellites – Major Intelsat 907 News for BBC Satback

This one is for those watching / hacking into the Freeview back up on Intelsat 907 for their 10 channel UK TV fix!

The Intelsat 907 satellite is approaching its end of life…we have known this for a few years now. In fact, a few months ago Intelsat updated their “Estimated End Of Life” expectancy for the Intelsat-907 satellite to Q1 2020. This is cutting it fine for a replacement!

However Intelsat have launched (on Wednesday 9th October 2019) their first “Mission Extension Vehicle, Continue reading »

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Sep 222019
 

Satellite Solar Outage Time Again – October 2019

It is that time of year again when the Sun / Solar Outage can affect the power of satellite signals your satellite dish is receiving, resulting in a loss of some of the more weaker UK TV channels.

This is information for people who may be experiencing this for the first time, and a nice reminder for those that have lived here before

This occurrence happens in March and October for a couple of weeks every year, around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinox. In the northern hemisphere, sun outages occur before the March equinox (February, March) and after the September equinox (September and October).

This “satellite solar outage” happens at around 10.30 – 11.30 am and can last for upto 20 minutes.

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