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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Loss of ITV1 HD Granada on Freesat HD boxes

ITV1 HD Granada on Freesat HD boxes

Originally posted at

A change to the frequency for ITV1 HD Granada has meant some Freesat users may not be able to receive ITV1 HD Granada.

The solution to the loss of ITV1 HD Granada on Freesat HD boxes to simply perform a Freesat channel scan. The Freesat channel scan should pick up the new frequency parameters for ITV1 HD Granada.

ITV1 HD Granada new frequency is 10.936 V DVB-S2, SR 23.000, FEC 8/9 This change to the ITV1 HD Granada frequency means that it cannot be added manually to the Sky HD and Sky+HD boxes Other channels list.

Sky Channel Number Changes - 3rd July 2012 (for Sky TV in Spain)

July 2012 : Sky Channel Number Changes 2012
Sky will be changing some of the channel numbers on their channel list on the 3rd July 2012.

Sky are making these changes as the genres affected are full or getting close to full, so Sky are changing the listings to ensure that channels are placed within the correct genre, so you can find the channels you love more easily.

Any series links you've set will continue to record as normal, and when you select your favourite channels they'll be listed as normal, with their new numbers.

The channel change is automatically sent to your Sky box.

The main changes are for the channel numbers for the BBC Regions.

See "Sky Channel Number Changes 2012" for more information on these changes from Sky TV

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sky Price increase 2012

Following last year’s price freeze, Sky will be introducing new prices from this September. The table below lists the key price changes. Channel packs per month Sky Entertainment or Sky Entertainment Extra - £1.50 more Sky Sports Pack (1&2) - £1.00 more Sky Sports (1 or 2) - £0.50 more Sky Movies (1 or 2) - No change Sky Movies Pack (1 or 2) - No change HD Pack - No change Sky Multiroom - No change Extra channels ESPN - £1.00 more

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sky TV in Spain and Freesat TV in Spain - installations and repairs for the Valencia area of Spain

For Sky TV and Freesat TV in the Valencia area and the surrounding areas of Spain The Sat and PC Guy is your local satellite Tv installer

The Sat and PC Guy is a UK satellite TV and Sky TV satellite TV installer based in Gandia. This means we have excellent local knowledge of reception characteristics of Sky TV and UK TV in the Communidad Valencia.

We supply and install satellite dishes, from 80cm satellite dishes to 2.4m satellite dishes - including the popular Portuguese Famaval 2.4m satellite dishes.

We supply and install a wide range of digital satellite receivers, including Sky, Sky+, Sky HD and Sky+HD digiboxes, Freesat and Freesat HD receivers and a range of "generic" satellite receivers.

We can help resolve poor reception issues, perform satellite dish realignments, replace LNBs, and upgrade your satellite TV systems.

"No Satellite Signal is Being Received" messages for Sky digiboxes in Spain - help to resolve this problem here.

How to change the Default Frequency Setting for Sky digiboxes in Spain - help to resolve this problem here.

To receive Sky TV in Spain , you will need a Sky card, and Sky monthly subscription.

The BBC channels, ITV channels, and Channel Four channels do NOT require a Sky viewing card. Theya re avaialbel on a Sky digibox ro a Freesat box.

The Sat and PC Guy can supply install and problem solve your satellite TV systems. We cover many areas of the Valencia area, including Alzira, GAndia, Oliva, Denai, Calpe, Pego, Ontinyent, Javea, Jalon, and Xativa.

How to receive Sky TV in Valencia. UK Freesat TV in Valencia
How to receive Sky TV in Calpe. UK Freesat TV in Calpe
How to receive Sky TV in Gandia. UK Freesat TV in Gandia
How to receive Sky TV in Oliva. UK Freesat TV in Oliva
How to receive Sky TV in Denia. UK Freesat TV in Denia
How to receive Sky TV in Javea. UK Freesat TV in Javea
How to receive Sky TV in Ontinyent. UK Freesat TV in Ontinyent
How to receive Sky TV in Xativa. UK Freesat TV in Xativa

We also cover many of the Urbanisations in the area including Monte Pego Urbanisations, Monte Pedgreguer Urbanisations, Las Basettes Urbanisations, Cumbre de Sol Urbanisations, Montgo Urbanisations, and many more.

We do not currently install Sky TV and UK TV in Gran Alacant, Torrevieja, Murcia, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Barcelona, Madrid, The Costa Del Sol, Costa Calida, Andalucia, Gibraltar, Almeria, Granada, Marbella, Malaga, Cadiz, Huelva, Portugal, France, Germany or Italy!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Police investigate hacking of Canal+ in Spain - card sharing network investigated

According to reports, a judge in Alicante, Spain, is investigating a network dedicated to hacking the internet signal for the Canal+ platform, according to sources close to the investigation.

The investigation, which is the responsibility of the Technology Crime Brigade National Police, involves dozens of people in Spain in the Cordoba town of Lucena.

It is alleged that a users' forum illegally discharged the signal, a type of crime known as card sharing, which provides illicit access to pay-TV broadcasts.

The Alicante court has identified two of the users, while a third has been accused, according to sources.

The police investigations are continuing, with fraud relating to Digital+, Csat, Canal+ (France), Premiere (Germany), Canal Digital (Holland), BSkyB (Sky TV UK) and other similar pay-TV operators.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sky EPG Channel Number Shuffle - expected for 3rd July 2012

This has not yet been confirmed, but it is expected that on 3rd July 2012, Sky will be having a EPH Channel number shuffle.

Sky do a channel number change to "tidy" up their numbering system, removing any gaps from now defunct channels, and moving channels between numbering genres.

Lots of speculation about changes and rumoured channel line up, but so far nothing has been confirmed by Sky as yet

The Valencia Street Circuit - European Grand Prix

The Valencia Street Circuit - European Grand Prix
22 - 24 June 2012

Live on Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports F1 HD, BBC One and BBC One HD.

The Track

Total track length: 5,419 km / 3,367 miles
Laps in a race: 57
Distance in a race: 308,883 km (191,919 miles)
Fastest lap in a race: 1:38.683 (Timo Glock, 2009) 197,688 km/h
Fastest lap: 1:37.587 (Sebastian Vettel, 2011) 199,908 km/h
Estimated maximum speed: 315 km/h
Estimated minimum speed: 50 km/h
DRS areas: 2
Length of Pit Lane: 657 metres
Minimum width on home straight: 15 metres
Minimum width on rest of track: 12 metres
Turns: 25
Left turns: 11
Right turns: 14


Here you can find the full timetable for the F1 2012 Grand Prix of Europe and the support races: GP2, GP3 and Porsche Mobil 1 SuperCup.
22nd June 2012, Friday
08:30 09:15 GP3 Practice Session
09:15 09:45 Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
10:00 11:30 Formula One First Practice Session
12:00 12:30 GP2 Practice Session
12:45 13:45 Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
14:00 15:30 Formula One Second Practice Session
16:00 16:30 GP2 Qualifying Session
17:00 17:45 Porsche Mobil 1 SuperCup Practice Session
23rd June 2012, Saturday
08:30 09:15 Formula One Pit Stop Practice
08:30 09:30 Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
09:45 10:15 GP3 Qualifying Session
11:00 12:00 Formula One Third Practice Session
12:25 12:55 Porsche Mobil 1 SuperCup Qualifying Session
13:00 13:45 Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
14:00 15:00 Formula One Qualifying Session
15:40 16:45 GP2 First Race (30 laps or 60 mins)
17:20 17:55 GP3 First Race (14 laps or 30 mins)
24th June 2012, Sunday
09:25 10:00 GP3 Second Race (14 laps or 30 mins)
10:35 11:25 GP2 Second Race (23 laps or 45 mins)
11:45 12:20 Porsche Mobil 1 SuperCup Race (14 laps or 30 mins)
12:25 13:15 Formula One Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
12:30 Formula One Drivers Track Parade
13:30 Formula One Pit Lane Open
13:45 Formula One Pit Lane Closed – Grid Formation
14:00 16:00 Formula One Grand Prix (57 laps or 120 mins)

BBC World News - new Nilesat frequency

BBC World News on Nilesat at 7 West has a new frequency from today - 21 June 2012

New Frequency for BBC World News on Nilesat is
11765.84 H 27500 5/6

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Live Premier League UK Rights net FA 3billion

The headlines of the live rights auction for the 2013/4 season.
Sky win 5 out of 7 available packages
BT win 2 out of the 7 packages.

ESPN lose live Premir League football rights

The FA get 3billion in revenue from  the two broadcasters.

The breakdown of who will show what matches from can be found at:

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Challenge TV and Pick TV currently "free to air" / FTA

For the last few days both Challenge Tv and Pick TV have been available free to air / FTA.

This mean that they do not require a sky card to view.

Challenge TV is / was part of the Sky subscription service.
Pick TV is / was "free to view" and although did not require a subscription, did requrie a viewing card.

Challenge TV is available on Sky channel 125
Pick TV is available on Sky channel 152

If you do not have a SKy box then these are the frequencies for these two channels:
Challenge TV frequency 11.565 V, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3
Pick TV frequency 12.207 V, SR 27.500, FEC 2/3

It is unknown if these channels being available for free is temporary, a glitch, or permanent.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Sky HD EPG being rolled out from today

Sky has today launched a new enhanced electronic programme guide (EPG) for Sky+ HD customers, bringing a revamped high definition interface and closer integration of video on-demand.

The satellite broadcaster's EPG is used by more than 10m customers in the UK - including 4.22m Sky+ HD subscribers - to access live channels, video on-demand and a range of other services.

Sky said that all customers on average interact with the EPG more than 1.2 billion times every month, meaning its functionality is of key importance.

The new Sky Guide, which starts rolling out to set top boxes from today, brings a number of enhancements to make it easier for Sky+ HD customers to locate and discover new and favourite shows.

Sky said that the new Sky Guide will roll out in a phased programme to all Sky+ HD boxes by the end of the year.

This started today with Sky+HD 890 and 895 boxes, and will subsequently move on to Pace, Samsung and Sky+HD 780 boxes later this year.

More information on what is new on the new Sky HD EPH, and with more pictures, at:

Sunday, June 3, 2012

4Seven: the new TV channel from Channel 4 with programmes chosen by Facebook

Channel 4 will launch a new TV channel called 4Seven next month screening repeats of the programmes viewers and critics have most talked about from the previous seven days, prefaced by a snappy selection of their comments, good and bad.

The channel, which takes its place alongside E4, More4 and Film4, will keep open the weekday 8pm and 10pm slots so that shows that create a critical buzz in newspapers, chatter on social media through Twitter and Facebook, and reaction on the overnight log of comments kept by the broadcaster can be repeated the next day.

"We think it is the first time a channel has incorporated the views of viewers into what goes on air. We will run a montage of comments before the programme starts, the rough with the smooth, not just propaganda," said Dan Brooke, Channel 4's chief marketing and communications officer. The rest of the programmes on 4Seven will be reruns of the most popular ones of the week, with the 9pm slot reserved for the programme shown on Channel 4 at 9pm the previous day. Weekends will be devoted to multiple repeats of the best-rated programmes of the past seven days.

more information  :