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Sunday, May 14, 2023

New Freesat from Sky Cards - Important

It looks like these cards will be changing also soon......

Messages have been appearing on screens this weekend saying along the line of "Your card is about to expire - you may lose channels after September"

If you purchased a Sky FTV card after 1st May 2006 you are entitled to a free

Channel 4 announces 3D programming week

Channel 4 has announced a special week of 3D programming to celebrate 3D footage.

This autumn, viewers will be invited to don 3D glasses to watch the programmes - broadcast in ColorCode 3D - which include previously unseen footage of the Queen during her Coronation year.

The two hour-long

BBC Prime to rebrand as BBC Entertainment

BBC Prime will rebrand as BBC Entertainment later in the year, BBC Worldwide has announced.

From November, BBC Entertainment will take over from Prime as the "new-look home for compelling comedy, drama and light entertainment programming from the BBC and other UK production houses".

To mark

Five is MOVING from Astra 2a to 2d

Something is happening with Five
If you have a Sky card registered in the Wales or West of England, then you may be experiencing difficulties in the reception of FIVE.

This is because the version of FIVE that serves this area has now stopped being transmitted from its "nice and easy Sky card"

ITV starts ITV1 HD test transmissions

ITV has started test transmissions of its new high definition simulcast of ITV1.

As announced last week, the public service broadcaster intends to launch ITV1 HD on Freeview in time for the World Cup tournament next year.

It is also currently "looking at the options" in regards to ITV1 HD on

Sky / Freesat EPG Channel Changes / Additions / Removals

April 2009
Trouble has closed off epg 172 and has been replaced by Living +2
Real Estate TV has been removed from sky epg 262
Real Estate TV +1 has been removed from sky epg 263
Sky Box Office has been removed from sky epg 747
MATV National has been removed from sky epg 793
Nat Geo Wild HD

BBC Channels coming to Digital (Spains satellite service)?

The BBC wants to export its new digital pay-TV channels to 16 foreign countries, including Germany. The channels are already available in several markets, including Scandinavia, Poland and South Africa. In addition to Germany, the broadcaster is also considering expansion into France and

Sky Sports 3 HD moves to channel 418

Sky has moved Sky Sports 3 HD to channel 418 on the EPG after it acquired one of the slots previously owned by Setanta.

Sky has acquired slot 418 on the EPG to relocate Sky Sports 3 HD in order to bring it closer to the other Sky Sports HD channels. It has not been revealed how much Sky paid

Eurosport 2 HD launches in Europe

Eurosport has launched a high definition simulcast of Eurosport 2 in parts of Europe, but has no immediate plans to bring the channel to the UK.

Eurosport 2 HD will be available in 20 different European territories, including Sweden, Denmark and Poland, but not in the UK.

In response, a

ITV Channels to go sky subscription only???

There are reports today that that ITV are in discussions to make their non public service channels (ITV2/+1, ITV3/+1 & ITV4/+1) part of the Sky subscription service.

With advertsing revenues down, ITV can essentially mak money from a proportion of the sky subscription