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Monday, December 21, 2015

F1 moves from BBC tro Channel Four

The BBC have terminated their contract to show F1 races three years early.


And Channel 4 have snapped up the rights.


Channel 4 will now take over free-to-air coverage of Formula 1, and will show a selection of live races during 2016, 2017 and 2018.


The channel will broadcast 10 live races, including practice and qualifying sessions from 2016 to 2018. It will also broadcast highlights of all 21 grands prix and qualifying sessions including those shown live by Sky Sports. And to keep F1 fans happy, they have vowed that there will be NO advertising breaks will be taken through the duration of the live races.


http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/12/f1-moves-from-bbc-to-channel-4-from-2016/

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Euro 2016 : BBC and ITV covreage annouce.

The BBC and ITV have announced how they will be sharing the coverage of the Euro 2016 Finals.

The opening match of the tournament between hosts France and Romania on 10 June will be on ITV.

The BBC will broadcast the highly anticipated home nations clash between England and Wales on 16 June.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Channel Five satellite changes - Dec 2015 Update

There have today been changed for Channel Five on satellite.


As we reported a few weeks ago - http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/channel-five-satellite-changes-in-the-next-few-weeks/


Channel Five used to operate a number of different regional variations of Channel Five for different advertising in different regions of the UK. These advertising differences were stopped during mid 2015. And today there is now only one version, not the 5 regional versions, of Channel Five operating.


More here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/12/channel-five-satellite-changes-dec-2015-update/

Monday, December 7, 2015

Freesat to get three new channels in December

Looks like the three new UKTV channels ( Drama, Really and Yesterday) will be launching on Freesat tomorrow.

And these channels have moved from the European beam tot he UK beam, so some people in southern Spain and Portugal may now struggle to receive these (and a few other!) channels....

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Is Channel 5 HD coming to Freesat soon?

Is Channel 5 HD coming to Freesat soon?


This would be a great addition of Freesat, as current Channel Five HD is a Sky HD subscription channel.


More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/12/is-channel-5-hd-coming-to-freesat-soon/

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Official : Freesat to get three new UKTV channels

As we reported over the past two or three days :

Official : Freesat to get three new UKTV channels.

Freesat has today confirmed the arrival of three new channels on to its service, but an exact launch date has not been announced.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New channels coming to Freesat soon..?



New channels coming to Freesat soon..?




We mentioned in a recent post ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/possible-satellite-changes-for-the-uktv-group-of-channels/ ) that some of the UKTV group of channels had been duplicated on a UK beam frequency.


Speculation arose as to what this has meant. And, although there has been no official confirmation, it does appear as if Freesat will soon be getting some more channels.


More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/12/new-channels-coming-to-freesat-soon/

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Top Gear return date revealed

Top Gear return date revealed


Chris Evans has revealed the Top Gear return date.


Evans is the new presenter of Top Gear, and revealed the date during an interview yesterday.


More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/top-gear-return-date-revealed/

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Possible satellite changes for the UKTV group of channels.




Possible changes to channels like Dave and GOLD on satellite soon...?
Are these channels about to move to the UK beam, which may mean loss of these channels in southern Spain...?


More information and channels affected here :
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/possible-satellite-changes-for-the-uktv-group-of-channels/

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Channel Five satellite changes in the next few weeks.

Channel Five satellite changes in the next few weeks.


In the next few week, there will be some technical changes happening to Channel Five on satellite.


In the past Channel Five have operated five regional variations of Channel Five, for more specific advertising.


Earlier this year, since 1st August 2015, there has been just one national version of Channel 5, showing the same adverts.


Now in the next couple of weeks, four of the Channel Five regional variations will close, leaving just one feed covering the whole of the UK.


More information here: http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/channel-five-satellite-changes-in-the-next-few-weeks/

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sky Sports to broadcast live 3pm Premier League games ... ish.

Sky Sports to broadcast live 3pm Premier League games from next season... ish.


Sky Sports to broadcast live 3pm Premier League games
Well In Ireland....
Sky Sports will broadcast live coverage of 3pm Premier League kick-offs on Saturdays from next season exclusively to Irish customers, taking the rights from current broadcaster Setanta Sports
The move is a significant one for Sky as blackout laws in the UK mean that no live football can be shown between 2.45 and 5.15 on Saturday afternoons. However, those laws do not apply to Ireland.


http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/sky-sports-to-broadcast-live-3pm-premier-league-games/

Thursday, November 5, 2015

BeIn Sports (Mena) retain English Premier League Rights for the next three seasons

BeIn Sports (Mena) retain English Premier League Rights for the next three seasons


BeIN Sports has retained the live TV rights to the English Premier League across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region until the 2018/19 season.


More here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/bein-sports-mena-retain-english-premier-league-rights-for-the-next-three-seasons/

BBC Store opens and allows you to download archive programmes

BBC Store opens and allows you to download archive programmes


The BBC Store has opened.


BBC Store allows viewers to instantly own and keep digital copies of BBC programmes such as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Doctor Foster or Poldark alongside archive programmes from the last 60 years.


BBC Store, operated by the BBC's commercial arm BBC Worldwide is the latest way of acquiring BBC content following decades of being able to buy BBC shows in physical formats.


It is only available to users in the UK, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, although downloaded shows can be taken abroad to watch later.


If outside the UK it should be possible to buy the programmes on BBC Store using a Virtual Private Network or VPN service like "HMA"


More information on BBC Store here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/bbc-store-opens-and-allows-you-to-download-archive-programmes/

BeIn Sports announce new package details for its Middle East service

BeIn Sports announce new package details for its Middle East service


BeIn Sports have announced new package details for its Middle East service.


BeIN Sports MENA (Middle East and North Africa), is expanding its current service, primarily a sports bouquet, with additional entertainment and movie channels.


The service will also offer live coverage of all 32 matches of the FIFA Euro 2016.


More information on the new BeIN Sports packages can be found here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/bein-sports-announce-new-package-details-for-its-middle-east-service/

BeIN Sports Frequency and satellite changes - November 2015

BeIN Sports Frequency and satellite changes - November 2015


On Sunday 1st November, BeIN Sports changed some of their channel frequencies and the satellites they operated on.


With no prior warning.


If your satellite dish is aligned to Nilesat at 7 West, then you will have lost BeIN Sports 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15.


These BeIN Sports channels (BeIN Sports 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15) are now only available on their satellites at 25.5 east, Es'Hailsat.


If your satellite dish is already aligned to Es'Hailsat at 25.5 East (or Badr at 26 east), then you will also need to perform a rescan of channels, as some of the BeIN Sports channels have changed their frequencies also.


More information, and the new BeIN Sports frequencies can be found here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/11/bein-sports-frequency-and-satellite-changes-november-2015/

Friday, October 23, 2015

The 2015 United States Grand Prix TV Times


This weekend sees the 2015 United States Grand Prix from Austin, Texas.


The race weekend will be live on Sky Sports F1, BeIN Sports, Antenna 3 and Movistar F1.


This is a BBC highlights race.


Which means many viewers who do not have access to the other broadcasters may miss a new world champion.


But then the weather in Texas is said to be very unsettled, which may affect race times.
If the race is delayed, then BBC highlight coverage will start even later, as they cannot show their highlights if the race is still continuing live!


Sky Sports F1 and BBC Sport TV Times here :


http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/10/the-2015-united-states-grand-prix-tv-times/

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Netflix launches in Spain

Netflix launches in Spain







Netflix, the video streaming "on demand" service, has launched in Spain today (20 October 2015).




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New users signing up to Netflix are being offered to try the service for free for one month.




Netflix said it was launching with full seasons of Netflix original series never before broadcast in Spain, including Netflix originals such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.




More information on Netflix launching in Spain : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/10/netflix-launches-in-spain/




Saturday, October 17, 2015

BBC IPlayer starts to block VPN servers concerning piracy worries

BBC IPlayer starts to block VPN servers concerning piracy worries





The BBC is taking measures against the unauthorized use of its iPlayer service by actively blocking UK VPN services. The measures aim to prevent foreigners from accessing iPlayer without permission, but they're also blocking many legitimate UK citizens from surfing the Internet securely.




http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/10/bbc-iplayer-starts-to-block-vpn-servers-concerning-piracy-worries/

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sky On Demand problems this weekend

Sky On Demand problems this weekend


Since Friday 9th October 2015, some users of the Sky On Demand service may have been experiencing problems in downloading content.


Sky have acknowledge that there has been problems since Friday.


More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/10/sky-on-demand-problems-this-weekend/

Friday, October 9, 2015

Russian Grand Prix 2015 - live on BBC TV and Sky Sports (and other motorsports on TV)

Russian Grand Prix 2015 - live on BBC TV and Sky Sports (and other motorsports on TV)


A very busy weekend for motorsport.
F1 is in Russia (BBC and Sky Sports)
MotoGP (BT Sport) in Japan, at Motegi
World Endurance Championship (Eurosport) in Japan, at Fuji.
Bathurst 1000 on Motors TV and BT Sport Europe
British Touring Car Championship in ITV 4




http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/10/russian-grand-prix-2015-live-on-bbc-tv-and-sky-sports/

Friday, October 2, 2015

Solar outage time again, where the sun can disrupt satellite signals

Solar outage time again, where the sun can disrupt satellite signals


In the next few weeks it will be "solar outage" time again.


A solar outage (or sun outage) happens twice a year when the sun, UK TV satellites and the earth are in alignment, and there is an interruption or distortion of satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation.


More: http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/10/solar-outage-time-again-where-the-sun-can-disrupt-satellite-signals/

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ITV launches new TV streaming service : ITV Hub

ITV launches new TV streaming service : ITV Hub ITV is to scrap the ITV Player TV service and ITV.com and launch a new online hub that will be the home for live streaming of its TV networks and on-demand services. The new service, called ITV Hub, follows in the footsteps of a similar revamp by Channel 4, which saw 4oD replaced with All 4 and is also in response to the development of the BBC iPlayer. More : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/09/itv-launches-new-tv-streaming-service-itv-hub/

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Liam Dutton nails pronouncing Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlll­lantysiliogogogoch

Liam Dutton nails pronouncing Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlll­lantysiliogogogoch during a Channel Four weather report.


Although the report was pre recorded, Liam nailed it on his first attempt!.




Sunday, September 6, 2015

Running Wild with Bear Grylls Trailer

Running Wild with Bear Grylls Trailer
Wednesday 9th September at 9pm
Discovery UK


In the first episode of the brand new series of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Kate Winslet  joins our indomitable survival expert for a 48-hour adventure in the beautiful - but deadly - mountains of Snowdonia.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

The difference between a QUAD LNB and QUATTRO LNB

The difference between a QUAD LNB and QUATTRO LNB


LNB stands for Low Noise Block Downconvertor. The LNB converts high frequencies down to lower frequencies - hence the "downconvertor". This conversion by the LNB is required to enable a satellite receiver to decode the signal into video and audio, because the frequencies transmitted by a satellite are too high to be decoded by a set-top box.


There are different types of LNB, (offset, prime focus, Ku and KA band), as well as differences in the number of ports an LNB can have.


There are single port LNBs, as well as twin (two), quad (four) and octo (eight).


But there are also QUATTO LNBs which sometimes are confused with QUAD LNBs.


Continue reading : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/08/the-difference-between-a-quad-lnb-and-quattro-lnb/

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2015 Belgian Grand Prix - Live TV Coverage Times




The 2015 Belgium Grand Prix at Spa is this weekend, after the summer break.


And after the summer break, we now see nine races over the next fifteen weeks, with two double headers.


http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/08/2015-belgian-grand-prix-live-tv-coverage-times/

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Is watching UK TV in Spain legal?

Is watching UK TV in Spain legal? A question that has confused expats living in Spain for several years. And the answer is yes and no. It all depends which UK TV channels, and how you watch them. Is watching free to air UK TV channels like BBC ITV in Spain legal? Firstly, the free to air UK TV channels like BBC ITV C4 and Fives. It is not illegal to watch these channels via satellite direct from the broadcasters. More : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/08/is-watching-uk-tv-in-spain-legal/

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Where can I watch Rugby World Cup 2015 on TV?

The 2015 Rugby World Cup starts on the 18th September 2015.


The 2015 Rugby World Cup final will be played on the 31 October 2015 at England's Twickenham Stadium.


Want to know where you can watch Rugby World Cup 2015 in your country?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Channels Five changes on satellite - August 2015

Channel Five had operated five versions of Channel Five, for advertising purposes.

The five Channel Five regions were London, South/Central England and Wales, Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which enabled advertisers to target specific regions.

However, it appears that on the 1st August 2015, advertising on these five versions is the same.

So all five regional variations of Channel 5 serving different parts of the UK on satellite are now simulcasting the same content.

Channel Fives new owners Viacom considers running these five regional variations financially unviable.

So what is happening to the five Channel Five versions on satellite?

Continued here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/08/channels-five-changes-on-satellite/

Sunday, August 2, 2015

UK Freeview is NOT available in Spain

UK Freeview is not available in Spain, despite UK TV installers other people in Spain saying UK Freeview IS available in Spain.

UK Freeview is only available in the UK.

UK Freeview is received by a TV aerial in the UK.

UK Freeview is transmitted from land based mast in the UK, masts such as Emley Moor and Crystal Palace.

UK Freeview signals do not reach Spain. They do not even cover the UK 100%!

UK Freeview cannot be received by a satellite dish. They are two different broadcast systems.

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More : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/08/uk-freeview-is-not-available-in-spain/

Football League - Channel 5 Trailer

Football League Tonight
Channel 5
Starts August 8

Channel Five is the new home for the Championship Football League and League Cup highlights.

The highlights show will be on Saturdays at 9pm, and promises to show all goals from all matches in the football league.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 Hungarian Grand Prix - F1 TV Times

Formula 1 returns from its brief break due to the cancellation of the German Grand Prix, with the Hungarian Grand Prix from the Hungaroring.

The Hungarian Grand Prix is on the weekend of the 24th to 26th July 2015.

And with the tragic news on Friday of the death of Jules Bianchi several months after his horrific crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, the weekend will have a sombre mood.

The race weekend will be live on BBC TV, Sky Sports F1, BeIN Sports and Antenna 3.

Monday, July 6, 2015

UK TV Licence deal - close the "catch-up loophole" and BBC to take over the cost of over 75s "free Licence"

UK TV Licence deal - close the "catch-up loophole" and BBC to take over the cost of over 75s "free Licence"

Responding to a question about the so-called "iPlayer loophole", which allows viewers to watch TV programmes without a licence, the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said that Government had agreed that catch-up TV would in the future be treated the same way as viewing live TV in legislation. Full details about how this would be implemented remain to be seen.

It has been suggested that a digital licence could be introduced for those who only want to watch catch-up TV.

There was no implication that current licence fee holders would be forced to pay twice – it is thought they would simply be given a code letting them access the service.

More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/07/uk-tv-licence-deal-close-the-catch-up-loophole-and-bbc-to-take-over-the-cost-of-over-75s-free-licence/

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Intelsat 907 - some useful information on the BBC SATBACK system

When areas of southern Spain and Portugal lost access to the free to air signals carrying BBC and ITV due to the changes in satellite footprints caused by Astra replacing their old satellite with new satellites, some expats turned to the Intelsat 907 and BBC SATBACK system to continue to receive their UK TV channels.

Essentially the BBC SATBACK system is run by Arqiva and is there as an emergency back up should the links for the Freeview TV system in the UK fail. If there is a failure in the Freeview distribution network, then the main UK TV channels can still be transmitted on Freeview by using these satellite feeds instead.

The BBC SATBACK system is not for public use, and is therefore encrypted. Therefore to use this system expats have to illegally hack into the system.

But this is not an entirely secure type of encryption, and the BISS keys to unlock and gain access to these feeds can be found on the internet within hours of a BISS CODE key change.
There have been constant rumours that this system would change its encryption system, to a more secure encryption system but so far nothing has happened.

( More details of this system can be found at http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/intelsat_907_uk_tv_channels.php )

This blog continues at : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/07/intelsat-907-some-useful-information/

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sky Sports announce first batch of live Premier League matches for the new season.

Sky Sports announce first batch of live Premier League matches for the new season.

OPENING WEEKEND ON SKY SPORTS
Sat 8: Chelsea v Swansea City (5.30pm)
Sun, Aug 9: Arsenal v West Ham United (1.30pm)
Sun, Aug 9: Stoke City v Liverpool (4pm)
Aug 10: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City (8pm)

Full list of Sky Sports TV matches for August and September :

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/07/sky-sports-announce-first-batch-of-live-premier-league-matches-for-the-new-season/

Thursday, July 2, 2015

UK TV in Spain - Satellite TV in Spain - latest news

Our blog has all the latest news on the latest satellite swaps, new frequencies for UK TV channels, possible reception issues with some uK TV channels, and :

- how police are clamping down on Android boxes offering illegal stream, - http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/uk-police-crackdown-on-pirated-goods-on-offer-on-facebook/

- how Kodi / XBMC say they are also clamping down copyright infringing addons. - http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/amazon-bans-kodixbmc-app-over-piracy-concerns/

And more "BBC Red BUtton" streams for Glastonbury and Wimbledon - now available on Freesat and Sky satellite systems - http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/extra-bbc-red-button-services-over-the-summer-more-details-available/

And how your new 4K UHDTV may not be powerful enough to be used for live Sport in UHD : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/4k-tvs-may-not-be-powerful-enough/

Freesat- Subscription Free UK TV - 11 HD channels - legally available and direct from the broadcaster

Freesat HD satellite systems from as little as 400 euros for a 125x135cm satellite dish - includes 11 FULL HD UK TV channels: www.satandpcguy.com/freesat

This weeks satellite TV in Spain News can be found on our blog:

Happy viewing.
Sat and PC Guy

Formula One British Grand Prix 2015 - UK TV Times

Formula One British Grand Prix 2015 - BBC Trailer

The British Grand Prix From Silverstone

The British Grand Prix will be available to watch on BBC TV, Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports 1, Antenna 3, and BeIN Sports.




http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/07/british-grand-prix-2015-tv-coverage-details/

Monday, June 29, 2015

Discovery win Europe wide Olympic rights from 2018

Possible loss of Olympics on the BBC from 2022 games, as Discovery win Europe wide rights...but they can resell or sub contract to other broadcasters...

BBC rights for the 2018 and 2020 games remains unaffected.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/discovery-gains-europe-wide-olympic-broadcast-rights-could-the-bbc-lose-the-rights/

Latest UK satellite TV changes - Freesat Guide moves to the UK beam

Latest UK satellite TV changes.

IMPORTANT : The Freesat guide has now moved to the UK beam.

If you cannot receive BBC or ITV channels, then you may not be able to receive the Freesat Guide, and your Freesat box may not function correctly.

Hopefully, most people in my service area should be OK. It will affect those using Freesat receivers in the south of Spain, and Portugal.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/freesat-epg-and-last-few-channels-transfer-from-eutelsat-28a-to-new-astra-2-satellites/

Friday, June 26, 2015

UK Police crackdown on pirated goods (Android TV boxes) on offer on Facebook

Trading standards officers and police are carrying out a crackdown across England, Wales and Northern Ireland against those who offer pirate and counterfeit products via Facebook.

Interestingly, 'pirate' Android boxes have been targeted again, for streaming content illegally.

Facebook accounts are more and more being used as a way to distribute pirated content..
Operated by the National Trading Standards eCrime Team alongside the National Markets Group (with members the BPI, Federation against Copyright Theft and the Alliance for Intellectual Property Theft) Operation Jasper is manned by officers from police and government agencies and is reportedly the largest operation of its type. It is targeted at “criminals” who exploit social media to commit “copyright theft” and sell “dangerous and counterfeit” goods.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/uk-police-crackdown-on-pirated-goods-on-offer-on-facebook/

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wimbledon Tennis Championships starts on Monday 29th June 2015.

Wimbledon Tennis Championships starts on Monday 29th June 2015.

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The BBC are the host broadcaster.

The BBC will be offering their "red button" streams, allowing viewers a choice of courts to watch.

Coverage in FULL HD on Freesat and Sky, and Red Button!

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/bbc-wimbledon-2015-coverage-details/

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/extra-bbc-red-button-services-over-the-summer-more-details-available/

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/wimbledon_tennis_bbc_television_costa_blanca_spain.php

Frequency changes for many UK TV channels today

As part of the agreement between Eutelsat and SES, and as part of the satellite renewal program at 28 east, many channels are changing frequencies, as they are moved between the satellite.

Included in these frequency changes are BT Sport, Discovery channels,

Viewers with Sky and Freesat receivers: Frequency changes should be handled automatically by the receiver.

Viewers with other satellite receiver may have to perform a rescan to continue to view channels that have changed frequencies.

List of channels and affected frequencies (so far!) can be found here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/uk-satellite-tv-channels-changing-frequencies/

Saturday, June 20, 2015

BT Sports to cost Sky viewers £20 per month

Non-BT broadband customers who want to watch the full set of BT Sport channels from August via Sky will need to pay at least £19.99 a month.

Until now, BT Sport on Sky has been available to the majority of non-BT broadband customers for £13.50 a month.

BT Sport from August this will increase to £19.99.

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More information :  http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/bt-sports-to-cost-sky-viewers-20-per-month/

Friday, June 19, 2015

Updated BBC Astra 2 frequencies for movement to Astra 2G

The BBC have updated their list of frequencies for their UK services.

This new list does confirm that a number of their channels has indeed moved to the new Astra 2G satellite.

BBC ONE Scotland HD, BBC ONE Wales HD, BBC FOUR HD, CBeebies HD and BBC NEWS HD can now be confirmed as having moved to Astra 2G in the last few days.

All the details of the BBC frequencies on the Astra 2 group of satellite can be found here :

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/updated-bbc-astra-2-frequencies-for-movement-to-astra-2g/

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Astra 2G is live, and channels are moving to the new UK TV satellite

Astra 2G is live, and channels are moving to the new UK TV satellite

Astra 2G, the third and final new UK TV satellite at the Astra 28 east slot is now live and carrying channels.

Although at the time of writing there has been no official statement from SES or any broadcasters.

But about a dozen frequencies have moved to Astra 2G from Astra 2E, Astra 2F and the aging Eutelsat 28A over the last few days.

More information and the channels and frequencies affected :

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/astra-2g-is-live-and-channels-are-moving-to-the-new-uk-tv-satellite/

Extra BBC Red Button services over the summer....more details available

Extra BBC Red Button services over the summer....more details available

( source: http://satandpcguy.com/blog )

The BBC has confirmed details of the additional Red Button service it will offer this summer

These extra services will allow access to extra coverage from Glastonbury and Wimbledon.

There will be three Red Button options during Glastonbury and six Red Button options for Wimbledon.

There will also be a HD Red Button service on satellite during Wimbledon.


More information and channel numbers :

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/extra-bbc-red-button-services-over-the-summer-more-details-available/

Sky channel changes - Sky Movies change frequencies

Sky channel changes - Sky Movies change frequencies.

( source : http://costablancasatellite.blogspot.com/ )

A few days ago, the Sky Movies Standard Definition channels, changed their frequencies.

The Sky Movies channels used to be on frequency 11836 H.

But a few days ago, they changed to a new frequency.
To read more : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/sky-channel-changes-sky-movies-change-frequencies/

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 Austrian Grand Prix - UK TV Coverage on Sky Sports and BBC Sport

2015 Austrian Grand Prix - UK TV Coverage on Sky Sports and BBC Sport

Formula 1 heads back to Europe to the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Grand Prix!

Sky Sports F1 will be screening the weekend’s action live.
And in addition both qualifying and the race will be simulcast live on Sky Sports 1.

The Austrian Grand Prix is a BBC highlights race

More information and TV Times :

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/2015-austrian-grand-prix-uk-tv-coverage-on-sky-sports-and-bbc-sport/

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

XMBC / KODI Android TV Box Sellers Raided By Police for copyright infringement

XMBC / KODI Android TV Box Sellers Raided By Police for copyright infringement


Sellers of Android boxes loaded with software enabling the free viewing of movies, TV shows and live sports (like Sky TV) have been raided this week by UK authorities.

Trading Standards officers, police and representatives from Sky TV carried out raids in several locations, causing other sellers to quickly reconsider the tone of their marketing efforts.

Apple TV boxes, Android set-top boxes and even the lowly Raspberry PI can run software such as Kodi (previously XBMC) alongside third-party addons to provide all of the above at virtually zero cost.

And the provision of these third-party addons are what the broadcasters and rights holders are acting against.

More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/xmbc-kodi-android-tv-box-sellers-raided-by-police-for-copyright-infringement/

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Astra 2G - New UK TV satellite news updatev

Astra 2G - New UK TV satellite news update

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/astra-2g-new-uk-tv-satellite-news-update/

Astra 2G, the third and final new UK TV satellite is now slowly moving towards the UK TV slot at 28 east.

At the time of writing it is at 32 degrees east, and as it is moving at about 0.5 degrees a day, will be at 28 east by the 15th June.

Once in position, it is expected that channels  on the aging and failing Eutelsat 28A will be moved to Astra 2G. Also some channels from the two other new satellites, Astra 2E and Astra 2F, will also move to Astra 2G.

More information on Astra 2G on the links below:
Astra 2G Satellite Information - Reception in Costa Blanca and Spain
Astra 2G Satellite Information - Signal Footprint Reception Maps
Astra 2G Satellite Information - Transponders, Frequencies and Channels
Astra 2G Satellite Information - Images and Pictures
Astra 2G Satellite Specifications and Launch Details
Astra 2G News Updates and Testing Information

UK TV VPN - Special Offer - Summer 2015

HMA, one of the most popular VPN service, is having a limited time special offer.

A VPN allows you to access content that is "geo-blocked".

Content on such services like BBC IPlayer and Sky Go, are only meant to be available in the UK, and a re geo-blocked in other countries. Using a VPN you are allocated a UK IP internet address, and so you can access the BBC Iplayer and Sky GO content.

  hma_offer

You can run the VPN service on a PC, laptop, tablet, and a router.

Sign up here : "Hide My Ass" VPN Service  

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sky channel shuffle - some channels get new numbers from the 9th June

With the merger of Sky Arts 1 and 2 to form a single channel, Sky Arts, there will also be some channel number changes.

These channel number are on the Sky platform and will take place on the 9th June 2015.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/sky-channel-shuffle-some-channels-get-new-numbers-from-the-9th-june/

Monday, June 1, 2015

UK Satellite Changes - True Movies moves to UK beam

UK Satellite Changes - True Movies moves to UK beam

As mentioned in a previous post ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/05/uk-satellite-tv-reception-problems/ ) preparations are taking place to move channels from Eutelsat 28A to the new Astra 2G satellite.

And last night some of those preparations took place.

A number of channels on 4 frequencies on Eutelsat 28A moved to the Astra 2F satellite.

Interestingly they have been moved to the UK beam of the 2F satellite.

And not the European beam.

This will mean that these channels may have been lost for some viewers in southern Spain, Portugal, South of France and Italy, as their satellite dishes are now too small to receive these channels on their new "temporary" beam.

It is unknown if these channels will remain on a UK beam or be on the European bean if and when they move to their permanent home Astra 2G.

Affected channels and frequencies : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/06/uk-satellite-changes-true-movies-moves-to-uk-beam/

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Formula One Canadian Grand Prix 2015

Formula One Canadian Grand Prix 2015

The Canadian Grand Prix is on the weekend of the 5th to 7th June 2015.

BBC, Sky Sports, BeIN Sports and Antenna 3 will be covering the action live over the weekend.


For TV coverage times for the 2015 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix please click here:

Sky Digibox Default Transponder Frequency Settings

Sky Digibox Default Transponder Frequency Settings

The Default Transponder setting on a Sky digibox tells the Sky digibox which frequency to download the channel list from when the Sky digibox is first powered on.

 The correct default transponder frequency setting on a Sky Digibox is 11778 V 27.5 2/3.
Prior to February 2015, this 11778 frequency used to be transmitted from a satellite beam which even the large 2.4m satellite dishes used to struggle to receive.

This meant that sometimes during the boot up process, the Sky Digibox would inform you that you were not receiving a signal. The box would not boot up correctly as it could not receive the required data and channel list from the 11778 frequency, as that frequency was simply too weak to receive.

To continue reading this Sky Digibox Default Transponder Frequency Settings article, please click here.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

French Open Tennis 2015 on TV

French Open Tennis 2015 on TV
 


The 2015 French Open Tennis starts in Paris on Sunday 24th May 2015.

Live coverage will be on ITV and Eurosport and BeIN Sports

More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/french_open_tennis_roland_garros_paris_satellite_tv_coverage_2015.php

Monaco Grand Prix 2015 on TV

Formula One is in Monte Carlo, Monaco this weekend.

The race weekend is Live on Sky Sports, and BeIN Sports.

 The Monaco Grand Prix 2015 is a highlights only on the BBC.


More information on the Monaco Grand Prix 2015 on TV here : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/05/monaco-grand-prix-2015-on-tv/

Friday, May 15, 2015

BBC Planning BBC HD regions in the next BBC Charter period

BBC Planning BBC HD regions in the next BBC Charter period

The BBC have said that the play to make all BBC regional variations for their BBC One and BBC Two channels available in HD within the next few years.

The BBC currently show an on-air message encouraging English viewers back to the SD versions for the BBC local news services.

More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/05/bbc-planning-bbc-hd-regions-in-the-next-bbc-charter-period/

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BBC Worldwide closing BBC Global iPlayer.

BBC Worldwide closing BBC Global iPlayer.

The BBCs commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, have announced that the BBC Iplayer Global will be closed down within the next month or so.

BBC Global Iplayer was available via an ITunes app, and allowed people to watch limited BBC TV content outside the UK.

BBC Global Iplayer was specifically designed for expats, to enable them to watch BBC TV content. BBC Global Iplayer did not have as much content as the UK version of Iplayer, due to copyright and broadcasting rights.

More : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/05/bbc-worldwide-closing-bbc-global-iplayer/

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fifa Women's World Cup 2015 : BBC TV Coverage

Fifa Women's World Cup 2015 : BBC TV Coverage

The Women's World Cup will be held in Canada 6 June to 5 July 2015.

The tournament begins on Saturday, 6 June as hosts Canada take on China with coverage on BBC Three (23:00 BST KO).

England open against France on Tuesday, 9 June, with coverage on BBC Two (18:00 BST KO).



http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/05/fifa-womens-world-cup-2015-bbc-tv-coverage/

Confusion About Free UK Television in Spain - Freeview - Freesat - Free to air - Free to view

Confusion About Free UK Television in Spain - Freeview - Freesat - Free to air - Free to view

Many people are confused about whether they can receive free UK television in Spain. The subject of what UK channels you can receive is something we are always being asked. Terms such as free UK television in Spain, Freeview and Freesat are always cropping up so we shall explain it to you.

Many people, even satellite installers in Spain, get confused about Freeview and Freesat. If satellite TV installers are unable to get their terminology correct, then no wonder British expats on the Costa's in Spain are getting more and more confused about how to receive UK TV in Spain.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Spanish Grand Prix - F1 on TV - 8-10 May 2015

Formula 1 returns to action this weekend with the Spanish Grand Prix, from the Circuit of Barcelona, Catalunya‎.

This weekends Grand Prix will be exclusively live on Sky Sports with highlights on BBC television (for the UK).

Spanish Grand Prix coverage details:

Where to watch the Spanish Grand Prix : http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/formula_one_tv_menu.php

BT Sport confirm they will run a free to air channel for the next football season

BT Sport confirm they will run a free to air channel for the next football season

BT Sport will have a free-to-air version of BT Sport from the next football season, it has been confirmed.

When BT Sports announced they had secured the live broadcast rights for the UK for Champions League and Europa League, they announced that they would be making some matches available free to air.

Friday, May 1, 2015

BBC Radio secure radio rights for 2015 Rugby World Cup.

BBC Radio has secured the rights to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The deal means BBC Radio will be the only place to hear radio match commentary in full between 18th September and 31st October.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/05/bbc-radio-secure-radio-rights-for-2015-rugby-world-cup/

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sky Arts 1 and 2 to merge and become one channel

Sky is to consolidate its two arts channels into one from June.

The new combined Sky Arts channel will be moving to a new, higher position on Sky's channel list.

Sky Arts has confirmed that the changes will happen on 9th June 2015.

More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/sky-arts-1-and-2-to-merge-and-become-one-channel/

ITV2HD and ITV4HD join ITV3HD on the UK beam - some expats lose reception

ITV2HD and ITV4HD join ITV3HD on the UK beam - some expats lose reception

As we mentioned on this blog earlier, ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/itv2-hd-and-itv4-hd-expected-to-switch-to-uk-beam-joining-itv3-hd/ ) today ITV2HD and ITV4HD joined ITV3HD on the Uk beam.

Sky boxes were mapped over to the new frequency at around midday today.

More information : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/itv2hd-and-itv4hd-join-itv3hd-on-the-uk-beam-some-expats-lose-reception/

Food Network and CBS Reality change frequencies

Food Network and CBS Reality change frequencies

Food Network and CBS Reality have become one of the latest free-to-air channels to change frequencies on satellite.

This is part of a recent shuffle around of services on satellite to make best use of capacity.
Users of Sky or Freesat satellite receivers should not have to do anything, as their receivers will automatically update to the new frequencies.

Users of non-Sky or Freesat satellite receivers must now retune in order to keep Food Network, Food Network+1 and CBS Reality.

More: http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/food-network-and-cbs-reality-change-frequencies/

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Problems watching recorded programmes on white Sky+ boxes

Problems watching recorded programmes on white Sky+ boxes


If you have a white Sky+ box in your home, we know you're having problems watching your recorded programmes and you may see a pixelated or frozen picture and the sound may be interrupted. 

You may also notice this problem if you pause and then play live TV.

More information:

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/problems-watching-recorded-programmes-on-white-sky-boxes/

ITV and Channel 5 catch-up now on Sky Go

Sky has added catch-up programming from ITV and Channel 5 to its Sky Go mobile platform for subscribers.

From today, Sky Go customers can catch up with the latest dramas unfolding between Chloe and Jake in ITVBe's "TOWIE". Fans of talent shows can keep up with the new series of Britain’s Got Talent and other top ITV shows.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/itv-and-channel-5-catch-up-now-on-sky-go/


To use Sky GO in Spain you need a VPN service to mask your Spanish IP address, and give you a UK IP address:

  HideMyAss.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

Astra 2G - new UK TV satellite - news update - 2G on the move


Astra 2G, the third and final new UK TV satellite, moving.... towards its test location.
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For the last few months, Astra 2G has been on an interim mission. This interim mission was to "reserve" a slot at 21.5º east, a slot for the Luxembourg governments military satellite, GovSat.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/astra-2g-new-uk-tv-satellite-news-update-2g-on-the-move/

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spain to get three more HD TV channels on TDT.

Spain to get three more HD TV channels on TDT.

Spain’s Council of Ministers has announced a public tender for the allocation of six state wide DTT licences.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/spain-to-get-three-more-hd-tv-channels-on-tdt/

HBO cracks down on viewers using VPNs to watch outside the US

HBO cracks down on viewers using VPNs to watch outside the US

Pay TV service HBO is threatening to cut off paying customers of its Now service if they are outside the US.

HBO has started to crack down on paying customers who access the HBO Now service from outside the United States.

Subscribers from countries including Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia who use VPNs and other unblocking tools are now being threatened with account terminations. HBO has sent emails to people around the world it has detected are using software tools to watch HBO Now shows.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/hbo-cracks-down-on-viewers-using-vpns-to-watch-outside-the-us/

Mayweather v Pacquiao : Where to watch "The Fight of the Century"

Mayweather v Pacquiao : Where to watch "The Fight of the Century"

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will have what is being called "The Fight of the Century" on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, United States.

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Manny Pacquiao (WBC & WBO world welterweight title, WBA super-world welterweight title) with undercard including: Vasyl Lomachenko v Gamalier Rodriguez (WBO featherweight title), Leo Santa Cruz v TBC (WBC World super-bantamweight title).

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http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/mayweather-v-pacquiao-where-to-watch-the-fight-of-the-century/

ITV2 HD and ITV4 HD expected to switch to UK beam, joining ITV3 HD

ITV2 HD and ITV4 HD expected to switch to UK beam, joining ITV3 HD

Two new test channels have appeared on Astra 2F's UK beam.

These two test channels are on Astra 2F frequency : 11053 H DVB-S2/8PSK SR:23000, FEC: 3/4.

It is expected that these two test channels will become ITV2 HD and ITV4 HD.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/itv2-hd-and-itv4-hd-expected-to-switch-to-uk-beam-joining-itv3-hd/

Friday, April 17, 2015

F1 2015: Bahrain – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports F1, BBC One

F1 2015: Bahrain – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports F1, BBC One

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The 2015 Formula One season continues this weekend with round four from Bahrain.

Bahrain Grand Prix TV Schedule

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lost some Sky TV channels...? Then it is down to some frequency setting changes

Lost some Sky TV channels...? Then it is down to some frequency setting changes

In the last few days some of the frequencies used by Sky TV have changed their frequency settings.
They have changed their FEC from 2/3 to 5/6.
Channel affected include the following :

Spike TV launches in the UK

Spike TV launches in the UK

Spike TV launches in the UK
Spike TV has launched in the UK today.
Spike TV is a new channel from Channel Five owners Viacom.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/spike-tv-launches-in-the-uk/

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sky News / Pick TV changing frequency this week.


The frequency used for Sky News and Pick TV (and a few other Sky channels) is changing this week.

Currently the frequency 12207 V has an FEC of 2/3.

On the 16th April 2015 at 0430, the FEC for this frequency will change to 5/6

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/sky-news-pick-tv-changing-frequency-this-week/

Friday, April 10, 2015

MotoGP 2015: The Americas – Live BT Sport TV / Highlights ITV4

MotoGP 2015: The Americas – Live BT Sport TV / Highlights ITV4

The second MotoGP race of 2015 takes place this weekend at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas.

MotoGP 2015: The AmericasTV Schedule

Golf: Masters 2015 – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports, BBC

Golf: Masters 2015 – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports, BBC

The 79th Masters – the first major championship of 2015 – will take place this week (9-12 April) at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

F1 2015: Chinese Grand Prix – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports F1, highlights on BBC One

F1 2015: Chinese Grand Prix – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports F1, highlights on BBC One

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The 2015 Formula One season continues this weekend with round three from the Shanghai International Circuit in China.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Some UK TV frequency changes today including new frequency for CBS Action

Some frequency changes today -

CBS Action has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H,
Horror ch+1 has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H,
Magic has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H
BONANZABONANZA has moved from 12515 H to 11389 H,
JewelleryMaker has moved from 11222 H to 11389 H

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Game of Thrones - Sky Atlantic Trailers

Game of Thrones - Sky Atlantic Trailers

Game of Thrones  returns to Sky Atlantic on Monday, April 13 at 9pm.
Less than 24 hours after its US showing.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sky Sports Promo for the Masters from Augusta

The Masters Sky Sports Promo
Sky Sports Promo for the Masters from Augusta

All 4 days live on Sky Sports

Day 1 and 2 Highlights on BBC2
Day 3 and 4 live on BBC Two.

Live Golf on Sky Sports :
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_golf_on_sky_sports_costa_blanca_spain.php





BBC World News goes HD in Europe

BBC World News goes HD in Europe

The BBC's commercially funded international news channel BBC World News is now available free-to-air in HD across Europe.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/bbc-world-news-goes-hd-in-europe/

Friday, April 3, 2015

Premier League - May 2015 TV Matches for Sky Sports and BT Sports

The Barclays Premier League have announced the final set of televised fixtures for the 2014-15 season.

The TV schedule for the final day of the season, Sunday, May 24, will be announced at a later date.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/04/premier-league-may-2015-tv-matches-for-sky-sports-and-bt-sports/

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spanish TV channels - changing freqencies

Spanish TV channels - changing freqencies

If you have lost your TDT Spanish TV channels, then this may be due to the fact that many of them have moved to new frequencies! And the old frequencies have been switched off (or will be by tomorrow!)

This is due to the fact that the range of frequencies they used to be transmitted from has to be cleared to make way for mobile 3g and 4g services.

For most people, simply performing a "rescan" on your TDT receiver or TV should bring in the Spanish TV channels on their new frequencies.

If it does not, then maybe you are one of the few unlucky ones who are in a community who has not yet updated the systems at the "head end".

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/tdt_spanish_digital_terrestrial_freeview_spain.php

Friday, March 27, 2015

This weeks satellite TV in Spain news

This weeks satellite TV in Spain news- 27 March 2015

This weeks satellite TV in Spain News can be found on our blog:
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/

Including :
news on a new UK TV channel: http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/03/spike-uk-new-uk-tv-channel-launch-details/

F1 2015 – Malaysian Grand Prix – TV Times : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/03/f1-2015-malaysian-grand-prix-tv-times/

The relaunch  of Channel Fours On Demand service : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/03/channel-4-has-announced-the-launch-date-for-its-new-digital-service-all-4/

The loss of three music channels on Freesat : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/03/freesat-update-three-music-channels-removed-from-freesat/

Plans for Telefonica movistar to triple the speeds for all its ADSL customers: http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/03/telefonica-to-triple-customers-broadband-speeds-before-summer/

For information on receiving subscription free UK TV in HD with a small satellite dish see : www.satandpcguy.com/freesat
Freesat HD satellite systems from as little as 325 euros - includes 11 FULL HD UK TV channels.
This week we have installed more Freesat systems for yet more people fed up with their current rebroadcast or internet / iptv / android tv streaming services.

Happy viewing.
Sat and PC Guy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sky Sports Box Office will exclusively show live coverage of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao on 2 May

Sky Sports Box Office will exclusively show live coverage of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao on 2 May

Sky Sports Box Office has been awarded exclusive live rights for the UK for the welterweight world championship unification clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, scheduled for the 2nd May 2015.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

F1 2015 - Sky Sports F1 TV Times

Formula One 2015 - Sky Sports F1 TV Times
Here are the session times for live coverage of F1 on Sky Sports F1 HD

F1 2015 - Malaysian Grand Prix - TV Times

F1 2015 - Malaysian Grand Prix - TV Times

The 2015 Formula 1 season continues in Malaysia on the 29th March 2015.

The race weekend is LIVE and in FULL HD only on:
Sky Sports F1 HD - satellite TV
BBC Sport - Satellite TV
Antenna 3 HD - Spanish
TV BeIN Sports HD - satellite TV.  

Sunday, March 8, 2015

F1 2015 - Australian Grand Prix - TV Times

F1 2015 - Australian Grand Prix - TV Times

The 2015 Formula 1 season kicks off in Australia on the 15th March 2015.

The race weekend is LIVE and in FULL HD only on:
Sky Sports F1 HD - satellite TV
Antenna 3 HD - Spanish TV
BeIN Sports HD - satellite TV.

Highlights will be on BBC TV, but with live race commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Friday, March 6, 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 6 March 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 6 March 2015

Our weekly round up of the latest satellite TV news, including news about Sky TV in Spain, Freesat in Spain, UK TV in Spain, Spanish TV in Spain, and Internet IPTV in Spain.

Latest news can be found at www.satandpcguy.com/blog



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Astra 2A frequencies moved to Astra 2E and 2F - better UK TV reception for many in Spain

Astra 2A frequencies moved to Astra 2E and 2F - better UK TV reception for many in Spain

Today, it appears that frequencies on the old Astra 2A satellite have been moved to the newer Astra 2E and Astra 2G satellites.

For us in Spain, it means that those channels on the harder to receive Astra 2A north beam, should be easier to receive than before.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

UK TV Solar Outage - loss of some channels mid morning

Its that time of the year when the sun causes some small satellite signals reception issues.

This happens around March and October time, around the time of the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes.

For the next week or so, the suns path across the sky take it directly behind the UK TV satellites.

During this time, the energy from the sun swamps out the  weaker signals.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

"2015 Dare to Dream" - Eurosport Promo Trailer

"2015 Dare to Dream" - Eurosport Promo Trailer

2015 Dare to Dream with Eurosport.

A Promo Trailer for the various sports Eurosport will be covering during 2015.



Eurosport On Sky TV in Spain : www.satandpcguy.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFzHOHywhaA

F1 2015 Season - Sky Sports F1 Trailer

F1 2015 Season - Sky Sports F1 Trailer

Sky Sports F1 2015 Season Trailer

The new season of F1 kicks off with the first race on the 15th March 2015.

Friday, February 27, 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 27 February 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 27 February 2015

Our weekly round up of the latest satellite TV news, including news about Sky TV in Spain, Freesat in Spain, UK TV in Spain, Spanish TV in Spain, and Internet IPTV in Spain.

Latest news can be found at www.satandpcguy.com/blog  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Astra 2G- the final new UK TV satellite - news update

Astra 2G- the final new UK TV satellite - news update

Astra 2G is the third and final new UK TV satellite for the 28 east location.
ASTRA 2G was successfully launched at the end of December 2014. .

It was expected that Astra 2G would be operational at 28 east for UK TV sometime early 2015.

More information on this update at http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/astra-2g-the-final-new-uk-tv-satellite-news-update/

Sky Deutschland card sharing pirates convicted

Sky Germany card share operators convicted - with users of the system also being charged with fraud.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/sky-deutschland-card-sharing-pirates-convicted/

Sky+HD digibox problems - the latest from Sky

As posted previously ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/skyhd-box-problems-unresponsive-skyhd-boxes-sky-statement/ and http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/skyhd-boxes-suffering-series-link-issues/ ) users of Sky+HD digiboxes have been suffering from some problems.

These Sky+HD problems include digiboxes freezing and locking up, slow response to remote control commands, and slow loading Sky Guide and Planner details.

Friday, February 20, 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 20 February 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 20 February 2015

Our weekly round up of the latest satellite TV news, including news about Sky TV in Spain, Freesat in Spain, UK TV in Spain, Spanish TV in Spain, and Internet IPTV in Spain.

Latest news can be found at www.satandpcguy.com/blog

This weekend English Premier League matches - TV coverage

This weekend English Premier League matches - TV coverage

3 games live on Sky Sports
1 game live on BT Sports
All 10 games live and in FULL HD on BeIN Sports



http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/bein_sports_premier_league_2014_2015.php

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spanish TV switch - TDT - delayed again

Spanish TV switch - TDT - delayed again

Spain’s Ministry of Industry has put back by one month the changes to Spanish TV that would see the freeing up of the 700 MHz band. This band has been allocayed for 4G/LTE networks.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/spanish-tv-switch-tdt-delayed-again/

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ITV3 HD moves to the UK beam on Astra 2F

ITV3 HD moves to the UK beam on Astra 2F

Today ITV3 HD has moved to the UK beam on Astra 2F.

ITV 3 HDs move from the European beam, may mean loss of this ITV 3 HD channel in some areas of southern Spain and Portugal. This is because the UK beam is harder to receive than the European beam.

More: http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/itv3-hd-moves-to-the-uk-beam-on-astra-2f/

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sky+HD box problems : Unresponsive Sky+HD boxes - Sky statement

Sky have released a statement with regards to a very common problem that is occurring on some of their sky+HD digiboxes.

The problem is where the boxes simply lock, freeze and become unresponsive.

The advice is to simply reboot the Sky+HD box.

However, some users are doing this three or four times a day. But Sky say, in a statement, they are working on the problem
Unresponsive Sky+HD boxes | 16 February 2015

We’re aware of an intermittent problem with some of our Pace and Samsung Sky+HD boxes. The problem causes the box to freeze or become unresponsive. If this happens to your Sky box, you can fix the problem by rebooting your box and checking your cables.

We're working hard on a permanent fix and since our last update we’ve been carrying out in-depth testing to find the root cause.

We’re still working on this and we'll provide further updates when we have more information.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sky Sports World Cup, a dedicated cricket channel for 2015 Cricket World Cup tournament

Sky Sports World Cup, a dedicated cricket channel for 2015 Cricket World Cup tournament

Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to the ICC Cricket World Cup, from the first to the last day of the biggest one-day event in the international cricket calendar.

For six weeks, Sky Sports 2 will become ‘Sky Sports World Cup’, giving viewers over 1,000 hours of round-the-clock cricket coverage, including all 49 matches live, as well as build-up, analysis and highlights. Two dedicated reporters will be in Australia and New Zealand, and the Verdict show will be back live for every England match to debate the performance.

ITV1 will show highlights of all of England’s games, including the match against Scotland Highlights of the other matches, including the semi-final and final, will be on ITV4.


http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/01/sky-sports-2-become-sky-sports-world-cup-dedicated-cricket-channel-2015-cricket-world-cup-tournament/

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/01/cricket-world-cup-2015-live-sky-sports-highlights-itv1-itv4/