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Saturday, July 25, 2020

SkyEspaña set to close on 1st September

SkyEspaña is set to close its internet based TV service on 1st September

SkyEspaña launched in 2017 in Spain in order to compete with HBO and Netflix, but appears to have lost that battle for subscribers.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Viacom to close at least 6 UK satellite channels soon

Viacom, who operate Channel Five, MTV and Nickelodeon channels, will be closing channels on satellite soon.

Paramount +1 (Sky channel 250) close today (14th July)

MTV Rocks, Club MTV and MTV OMG will all be discontinued 6am next Monday, July 20.

The "+1" channels for MTV, MTV Music and

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Freesports HD has left Freesat.

Freesports HD has left Freesat.

According to reports, Freesports HD has been removed from the Freesat programme guide, apparently due to disputes over fees - although this has not been confirmed by either party.

The Freesports channel is still broadcasting, and is still on the Sky

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sky to close three SD movie channels in move to go HD only distribution

Sky are to close three Standard Definition "Sky Cinema" channels, in a move seen to be towards HD only distribution in the UK.

The three Sky Cinema channels set to cease SD broadcasts from the end of June 2020 are : Sky Cinema

Travel Channel removed from Sky EPG

The Travel Channel has been removed from the Sky EPG today by channel operators Discovery.

This has meant a few Discovery channel number changes:

Travel Channel removed (178)
Discovery History 171 > 177
Discovery Home & Health 177 > 178
Discovery History +1 Move 271 > 277
Discovery Home

Is Virgin Media "cardsharing" about to end, and will it impact your IPTV?

Earlier this month, some Virgin Media users have been sent a letter to tell them that the box they are using to access Virgin Media (and therefore Sky UK) pay channels will soon no longer be able to be used for pay tv channels.

They will be issued with a free upgrade to a new Vigin Media box.

Why is this news and how could it impact your viewing on IPTV?

Friday, June 26, 2020

Disney channels set to leave Sky and Virgin soon

Reports suggest that the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will close in September 2020 on both Sky and Virgin TV services, as carriage agreements stall, and renewal looks unlikely.

The content from these three channels will be moved to Disney+, the newly launched subscription streaming service.

“From 1 October, Disney+ will become the exclusive home for content from Disney Channel, DisneyXD and Disney Junior in the UK,” said Disney in a statement.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Spanish TV changes coming soon

In the next few weeks some Spanish TV channels will be changing frequencies.

Due to the selling off of some of the TV range of terrestrial frequencies for 5g data services, Spanish TV channels on those frequencies are having to move to new frequencies.

So the channels in the  700-800 MHz range will be switched off on the 1st July 2020.

Sky Cinema announces new channel available to all customers

Sky Cinema will be launching its very own animation channel next month.

Sky Cinema Animation will be available from July 23 2020.

Sky Cinema Animation will be available to all customers at no extra charge.

Sky Cinema Animation will be showing family-friendly favourites (and their sequels)

Monday, June 22, 2020

Free F1 on German RTL to end

After this year’s season, RTL will end its live transmissions of Formula 1 races, which the German broadcaster has been showing on free-TV since 1991.

“The competition for the TV rights has changed, the market has partly overheated and thus left the quite ambitious, yet economically justifiable