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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Sky renew satellite carriage deal with SES Astra

Satellite operator SES has renewed its multi-year capacity deal with Sky UK.

According to SES, Sky has once again extended contracts to use a number of its satellite transponders, with the contracts extended until the end of 2028.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Channel 4 wins rights to England's European Qualifiers and UEFA Nations League matches

England’s matches in the UEFA Nations League, European Qualifiers to UEFA EURO 2024 and International Friendlies will be shown live on Channel 4.

Channel 4 will now broadcast all of England’s upcoming qualifying matches, having already secured the rights to the UEFA Nations League campaign involving games against Germany, Italy and Hungary this summer.

These UK rights to these matches are currently held by ITV.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

New home for Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish national team football in UK

There is a new home for Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish national team football in UK

Scotland’s, Wales’ and Northern Ireland’s European Qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup 2026 and UEFA EURO 2028, UEFA Nations League 2024/25 and 2026/27 and international friendlies will be exclusively live in the UK on new streaming service Viaplay .

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Buffering and pausing when using iPlayer on my Amazon Fire TV (April 2022)

Why am I experiencing buffering and pausing when using iPlayer on my Amazon Fire TV?
Connected TV | Under investigation

Some viewers attempting to watch BBC iPlayer on their Amazon Fire TV device are experiencing issues with playback in that it frequently pauses and buffers.

The iPlayer team are currently investigating this issue.

For now, there is a workaround for this.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Humax Freesat STB 02001 error message when trying to use BBC iPlayer

People using a Humax Freesat set top box may have been experiencing issues when trying to watch content from BBC iPlayer recently.

Users are receiving an "02001 error message".

The BBC iPlayer team aware that some viewers are seeing a 02001 error message when attempting to watch programmes

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Football World Cup 2022 - BBC and ITV agree match schedules

The BBC and ITV have agreed coverage schedule for matches in this years Football World Cup.

England's opening match of the World Cup against Iran in November will be broadcast live on

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Channel 4 set to be privatised by UK Government

The UK Culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, has announced that Channel 4 is to be privatised after 40 years in public ownership. The government hopes to raise around £1bn from the sell-off.

Channel 4’s remit has never been to make a profit – the money it makes is reinvested in commissioning and buying programmes from mostly British TV production companies, helping to support a key national industry.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Some MTV Channel changes

MTV BASE has been rebranded as MTV 90’s on Sky channel 352

MTV Classic has been rebranded as MTV 80’s on Sky channel 353.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Sky Cinema changes

Sky has made some changes to its Sky Cinema channels today.

Three of the channels are no longer available in Standard Definition (SD), and now only available in High Definition (HD).

The channels affected are

Friday, March 25, 2022

Sky channel swap : Alibi and W to swap channel numbes

UK TV channel Alibi is moving up the Sky channel list from Monday 28 March

Alibi will move to Sky channel 109 in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In Wales, Sky viewers will be able to see the channel on