Channel 4, E4 and More4

Channel 4, E4 and More4

Recent frequency changes have meant the loss of Channel 4, E4 and More4 on satellite for the costa del sol, Spain.

Despite being shown on the European beam we do not receive the signal on these new frequencies.

However if you are fortunate to be located in an area with signal these are the new settings to be scanned into your satellite receiver:

28.2°E Astra 2F 12304.00 H 31 Europe DVB-S QPSK 27500 2/3

 

28.2°E Astra 2E 12480.00 V 40 Europe DVB-S QPSK 27500 2/3

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL ANSWERS TO THE SATELLITE SWITCH OVER!

News Just In!!!

This morning we received an email direct from Astra. Here is what it said…

“As part of SES’ ongoing fleet renewal programme, we will be transferring all the UK Spot Beam transponders currently operating on ASTRA 1N across to ASTRA 2E.

This move at the 28.2/28.5ºEast orbital location will take place over several weeks beginning early February 2014.

The transfer will have no adverse implications for viewers in the UK and Ireland as the affected channels will continue to operate on the same frequencies and will be broadcast at the same, or slightly improved power levels, across the UK and Ireland.

TV viewers outside the UK and Ireland may see an impact and may not be able to receive channels from ASTRA 2E UK Spot Beam, which has a smaller footprint than ASTRA 1N. The new footprint on SES’ replacement fleet has been designed to meet the requirements of UK and Irish broadcasters who target their channels for distribution in the UK and/or Ireland. UK and Irish broadcasters hold broadcasting rights only for the UK and/or Ireland but not for other countries.”

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We are getting closer to the point where we will be all watching UK TV online via IPTV Set Top Boxes. For more information regarding IPTV please do not hesitate to call us, get in touch via Facebook or Twitter, or send us an email.

Here goes nothing !

Here goes nothing !

The Launch

Russia’s Roskosmos space agency have announced that the new launch of its ill-fated Proton-M rocket is slated for September. The vehicle will lift off at the Baikonur spaceport, agency’s deputy chief Alexander Lopatin has told the media, months after a dramatic failure that resulted in a huge impact at the Kazakhstan-owned cosmodrome. The ILS Proton return to flight mission will be the Astra 2E satellite for SES on September 15, 2013.

What does this mean ?

If all goes well (LOL!!), Astra 2E will enter service probably in early November and the BBC and others will migrate shortly afterwards. What will happen then is that the Astra 1N satellite, which has been providing temporary UK cover for the last 18 months, will be moved to the orbital slot at 19.2ºE for which it was originally designed.

How to add Sky News to a Freesat Receiver

How to add Sky News to a Freesat Receiver
Bush Freesat Receiver (Set up instructions)
Step 1
Press Menu Button.
Step 2
Select 2 for settings.
Step 3
Highlight (show Non freesat Services), press o.k and select yes.
Step 4
Highlight (Non freesat Services) and press o.k.
Step 5
Highlight manual tune and select o.k.
Step 6
Change frequency to 12207.00 and symbol rate to 27500.
Step 7
Use the down arrow down to horizontal and use right arrow to change to vertical.
Step 8
Use down arrow to highlight to the right of scan where it says (Stopped).
Step 9
Use the right arrow and this will scan the channels.
The set up is now complete
To view Sky News press button marked CH List / press button marked swap and select Sky News.
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