In the past week we have seen RTE 1 and 2 return on the European spot beam on Astra 2. For those not familiar with these channels they are Irish channels which carry many programmes as BBC does including the soaps / dramas and sporting fixtures.
Unfortunately these channels are not free to view but they can be obtained with a Irish Sky subscription which is easily available.
The following Irish Channels are now available on the European spot beam:
RTE One +1
RTE News Now
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Are you tired of updates or channel frequencies repeatedly changing?
Would you like to avoid the maintenance required to combat Astra´s ever changing system?
Or maybe you are fed up with interference due to the weather?
If so, we would like to tell you about IPTV.
Over the past 18 months we have seen the internet infrastructure gradually stabilize to a level where IPTV can now become more widely available.
With IPTV you can enjoy all your favourite channels, even some channels that are no longer available on satellite. We have various packages which include extras such as OnDemand containing movies and TV box sets to view at your leisure at no extra cost. They also come with up to 30 days catch up TV so you can watch what you want when you want.
If you would like to know more information please contact the office and find out more about our fantastic promotional offers such as an “old box trade in”.
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We would like to introduce our 3G / 4G Internet solution for those that are tired of low Internet speeds and fluctuating signals.
We have been testing this product for the last 12 months and we are happy that this solution is ideal for IPTV with its unlimited bandwidth and exceptionally high download speeds. In areas that receive the 4G signal we have received speeds of up to 70mb and even in areas that work off 3G we have pulled in 25mb!
The set-up is quite easy, it requires a unique router that is simply plug and play. You can use wifi or cable from the router and it is possible to have a dozen devices connected at once. The router works off either a 3G signal or a 4G signal so it can work almost anywhere in Spain, even in the campo areas we have had good success.
This internet is ideal for streaming TV and large internet usage so if you are experiencing freezing and Internet drop outs then contact us now for more information.
SES successfully launched its 54th satellite ASTRA 2E at 3:38 am Baikonur time (23:38 CET and 17:38 EDT on September 29).
For the past 6 weeks Astra 2E has been at 43.5°East whilst testing has taken place. There are rumours that testing will be completed this week and then the bird will be on it’s way to 28.2E.
Whether the switch over will take place before Christmas remains unclear but the general concensus is there will be a much tighter footprint on the Uk which will affect us most of all in the Costa del Sol and Southern Europe.
What are the alternatives to Astra?
We have a range of solutions for both satellite tv and internet tv providing UK channels. If you would like more information email us at email@example.com or visit us at our office in Nerja.
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.