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Sunday, July 19, 2015

2015 Hungarian Grand Prix - F1 TV Times

Formula 1 returns from its brief break due to the cancellation of the German Grand Prix, with the Hungarian Grand Prix from the Hungaroring.

The Hungarian Grand Prix is on the weekend of the 24th to 26th July 2015.

And with the tragic news on Friday of the death of Jules Bianchi several months after his horrific crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix, the weekend will have a sombre mood.

The race weekend will be live on BBC TV, Sky Sports F1, BeIN Sports and Antenna 3.

Monday, July 6, 2015

UK TV Licence deal - close the "catch-up loophole" and BBC to take over the cost of over 75s "free Licence"

UK TV Licence deal - close the "catch-up loophole" and BBC to take over the cost of over 75s "free Licence"

Responding to a question about the so-called "iPlayer loophole", which allows viewers to watch TV programmes without a licence, the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said that Government had agreed that catch-up TV would in the future be treated the same way as viewing live TV in legislation. Full details about how this would be implemented remain to be seen.

It has been suggested that a digital licence could be introduced for those who only want to watch catch-up TV.

There was no implication that current licence fee holders would be forced to pay twice – it is thought they would simply be given a code letting them access the service.

More information :

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Intelsat 907 - some useful information on the BBC SATBACK system

When areas of southern Spain and Portugal lost access to the free to air signals carrying BBC and ITV due to the changes in satellite footprints caused by Astra replacing their old satellite with new satellites, some expats turned to the Intelsat 907 and BBC SATBACK system to continue to receive their UK TV channels.

Essentially the BBC SATBACK system is run by Arqiva and is there as an emergency back up should the links for the Freeview TV system in the UK fail. If there is a failure in the Freeview distribution network, then the main UK TV channels can still be transmitted on Freeview by using these satellite feeds instead.

The BBC SATBACK system is not for public use, and is therefore encrypted. Therefore to use this system expats have to illegally hack into the system.

But this is not an entirely secure type of encryption, and the BISS keys to unlock and gain access to these feeds can be found on the internet within hours of a BISS CODE key change.
There have been constant rumours that this system would change its encryption system, to a more secure encryption system but so far nothing has happened.

( More details of this system can be found at )

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Sky Sports announce first batch of live Premier League matches for the new season.

Sky Sports announce first batch of live Premier League matches for the new season.

Sat 8: Chelsea v Swansea City (5.30pm)
Sun, Aug 9: Arsenal v West Ham United (1.30pm)
Sun, Aug 9: Stoke City v Liverpool (4pm)
Aug 10: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City (8pm)

Full list of Sky Sports TV matches for August and September :

Thursday, July 2, 2015

UK TV in Spain - Satellite TV in Spain - latest news

Our blog has all the latest news on the latest satellite swaps, new frequencies for UK TV channels, possible reception issues with some uK TV channels, and :

- how police are clamping down on Android boxes offering illegal stream, -

- how Kodi / XBMC say they are also clamping down copyright infringing addons. -

And more "BBC Red BUtton" streams for Glastonbury and Wimbledon - now available on Freesat and Sky satellite systems -

And how your new 4K UHDTV may not be powerful enough to be used for live Sport in UHD :

Freesat- Subscription Free UK TV - 11 HD channels - legally available and direct from the broadcaster

Freesat HD satellite systems from as little as 400 euros for a 125x135cm satellite dish - includes 11 FULL HD UK TV channels:

This weeks satellite TV in Spain News can be found on our blog:

Happy viewing.
Sat and PC Guy

Formula One British Grand Prix 2015 - UK TV Times

Formula One British Grand Prix 2015 - BBC Trailer

The British Grand Prix From Silverstone

The British Grand Prix will be available to watch on BBC TV, Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports 1, Antenna 3, and BeIN Sports.