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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/

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sky looking at IP delivery for 4K content


Sky looking at IP delivery for 4K content

Sky said that it is “not ruling out” the possibility of delivering 4K content over the web in the future in a similar way to Netflix, after staging early trials filming in the ultra HD format.
Speaking at SES Ultra HD conference in London yesterday, Sky’s chief engineer of broadcast strategy, Chris Johns, said that there was “no reason” Sky couldn't launch a 4K channel now if there was compelling enough content to do so.

UK Ultra-HD could hit 1m units

UK Ultra-HD could hit 1m units

The forecasts for 4K/Ultra HD take-up this year have exceeded all expectations. 2014 saw around 200,000 UHD units sold in Britain (3 per cent of the market), and this year’s forecasts could see as many as 995,000 large-format 4K sets sold. The data comes from market analyst GfK, and were presented at the SES-sponsored 4K/Ultra HD conference in London.

Friday, February 13, 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 13 February 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 13 February 2015

Sky+HD users continue to suffer Planner and Series Link problems http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/skyhd-boxes-suffering-series-link-issues/  

Changes made to BBC internet radio services - some internet radios now having problems receiving BBC radio via the internet
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/bbc-internet-radio-changes/  

Premier League 2016/19 Live UK TV Packages Broadcasters Announced. http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/premier-league-201619-live-uk-tv-packages-broadcasters-announced/  

Astra start Ultra HD demo channel on Astra 2 - Ultra HD comes to the UK http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/astra-start-ultra-hd-demo-channel-astra-2-uk/  

AndalucĂ­a TV to return to satellite
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/andalucia-tv-return-satellite/  






Happy viewing.
Sat and PC Guy

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Premier League 2016/19 Live UK TV Packages Broadcasters to be announced today

Premier League 2016/19 Live UK TV Packages Broadcasters to be announced today.

The winning broadcasters for the six Premier League Live UK TV rights packages will be announced today at 1700 UK (1800 European).

Expected Bidders : Sky Sports, BT Sports
Rumoured bidders: Discovery / British Eurosport, BeIN Sports, ITV

Packages and winning broadcasters can be found at:

http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/premier-league-201619-live-uk-tv-packages-broadcasters-announced/

Friday, February 6, 2015

This weeks satellite TV news - 6 February 2015


This weeks satellite TV news - 6 February 2015


Sky+HD users suffer Planner and Series Link problems
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/skyhd-boxes-suffering-series-link-issues/


Six Nations starts tonight
Live ON BBC TV, Canal+ (Spain) and BeIN Sports
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_rugby_union_six_nations_on_bbc_sports_costa_blanca_spain_2015.php




Premier League UK TV rights
The bids are in : http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/premier-league-uk-tv-rights-bids/
but no winners announced yet: http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/premier-league-uk-tv-rights-bids-not-enough/


BBC lose The Open to Sky Sports who pay £10m a year for broadcast rights
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/01/bbc-lose-open-sky-sports-pay-10m-year-broadcast-rights/




Eurosport extends broadcast rights of La Vuelta until 2020
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/01/eurosport-extends-broadcast-rights-la-vuelta-2020/








More Freesat HD installs this week. More Sky HD installs this week. No IPTV installs! Which says it all that people still prefer their UK TV direct from the broadcasters, and in Full HD. And with Freesat, subscription free!
With a Freesat HD receiver, you can enjoy 11 subscription free HD TV channels, including BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, ITV1HD, and Channel 4HD. As these channels come direct from the broadcasters via satellite, and not via a third party cable, rebroadcast or internet system, you can really use your HD TV to the full with 1080 resolution and Dolby Digital sound. All the more reason to watch your UK TV subscription free and IN HD, with a Freesat HD Satellite system!