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Friday, November 28, 2014

This weeks Satellite TV In Spain News - 28 November 2014 :

This weeks Satellite TV In Spain News - 28 November 2014 :

For all the latest news on satellite TV reception in Spain, please see our blog :

Astra 2G in Spain
All the latest news about the third and final new UK TV satellite
The launch was scheduled for tonight - the 28th...
The rocket and satellite were rolled out to the launch pad...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Astra 2G - Launch delayed

During tests at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on the "Proton-M" rocket spacecraft carrying the "Astra-2G" satellite an issue was found in complex command devices of the "Breeze-M" rocket boosters.

They will now be moving the launch vehicle from the launch pad to the assembly building 92A-50 for more tests and inspections to eliminate the identified faults.

Intelsat 907 - BBC Satback - Biss Codes Changed again

The BISS codes for the BBC Satback service on Intelsat 907 have changed again today.

What is unusual about this change is that it has only happened some two month after the previous BISS CODE key change for Intelsat 907.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Astra 2G Satellite Update

Astra 2G Satellite Update :

Astra 2G satellite is the third and final new UK TV satellite for the 28.2 east orbital slot, scheduled for launch on the 28th November 2014.

However, recent reports suggest it may not be used immediately for UK TV, but will be located elsewhere for upto three months.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Astra 2G Satellite - the third new UK TV satellite - news and details

ILS Proton to Launch Astra 2G Satellite

ASTRA 2G is the third spacecraft of a three satellite investment programme (ASTRA 2E, 2F and 2G) that SES contracted with Airbus Defence and Space in order to provide replacement as well as incremental satellite capacity in the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East. ASTRA 2G carries 62 Ku-band transponders as well as 4 Ka-band transponders. The different beams provide coverage over the UK and Ireland, Europe and West Africa.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sky Sports Darts - dedicated chanel for the PDC World Championships

Sky Sports will for the first time dedicate an entire channel to darts this Christmas.

Sky Sports 3 will become Sky Sports Darts at 6am on December 18 and be the home of darts until January 5.

Sky Sports Darts will launch on December 18 and offer viewers over 370 hours of programming, including live coverage of one sport’s most colourful events, the William Hill World Darts Championship.

The channel will offer 18 days of non-stop tungsten television, as the biggest names in arrows battle for the Sid Waddell Trophy in front of sell-out crowds at Alexandra Palace.
Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis and defending champion ‘Mighty’ Michael van Gerwen will be amongst a field of 72 players from around the world, with every clash live on Sky Sports Darts.

As well as live coverage of the World Championship, Sky Sports Darts will screen a host of programmes and features including a fascinating documentary with reigning champion van Gerwen.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Channel number changes on Sky TV today

A few of the UKTV group of channels have had a bit of a channel number change today...

Dave ja Vu,
and a few of the "+1" versions also.

See the sky channel number changes at :

Saturday, November 8, 2014

BeIN Sports (MENA) to show all EPL 3pm kickoff from this weekend!

BeIN Sports (MENA) to show all EPL 3pm kickoff from this weekend!
The English Premier League and beIN SPORTS has announced today the reinstatements of LIVE broadcast for Saturday "18:00 Mecca time" games in the Middle East & North Africa effective Nov. 8th. beIN SPORTS, the Exclusive TV Rights holder of English Premier League (EPL) in the MENA region, has restricted the LIVE broadcasting of Saturday "18:00 Mecca time" games since Nov. 2013 due to piracy concerns in UK. Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Chairman-CEO, said: “We are delighted to resume LIVE broadcast of all Saturday "18:00 Mecca time" games on beIN SPORTS channels. The English Premier League is a primary property and we are very happy to bring back this weekend excitement to our millions of subscribers in the region.” English Premier League CEO, Richard Scudamore added: “beIN SPORTS strong Anti-piracy measures have proved to be successful and we are very happy to work hand in hand with broadcasters to address the issue on a more global scale.”
BeIN Sport have the rights to show all 380 Premier League games live.

But last season, the Premier League were concerned over piracy, they limited BeIN Sports to just one 3pm Saturday kick off.

To over come this, BeIN SPorts "went secure" - meaning their viewing cards could only be used in their official receiver. This, it was hoped would mean that all 3pm kick offs would return.

The Bein Website was updated to say that they would be showing all 380 games live. And even Richard Keys said on his twitter page in July that they would show all games live.

BeIN Sports Receivers, Viewing cards, and installations :

Saturday, November 1, 2014

FA Cup is back on the BBC TV - 1st Round Ties

FA Cup is back on the BBC TV - 1st Round Ties

Promo for the first FA Cup match on BBC TV for six years.

Warrington Town v Exeter City
BBC Two / BBC Two HD
Friday 7th November
KO - 8pm UK time

With 8 FA Cup Games covered on Sunday afternoon

The FA Cup returns to BBC Television for the 2014/15 season, after a six-year absence. BBC TV will show 16 live matches and comprehensive highlights of every round of the competition.