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Monday, December 21, 2015

F1 moves from BBC tro Channel Four

The BBC have terminated their contract to show F1 races three years early.

And Channel 4 have snapped up the rights.

Channel 4 will now take over free-to-air coverage of Formula 1, and will show a selection of live races during 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The channel will broadcast 10 live races, including practice and qualifying sessions from 2016 to 2018. It will also broadcast highlights of all 21 grands prix and qualifying sessions including those shown live by Sky Sports. And to keep F1 fans happy, they have vowed that there will be NO advertising breaks will be taken through the duration of the live races.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Euro 2016 : BBC and ITV covreage annouce.

The BBC and ITV have announced how they will be sharing the coverage of the Euro 2016 Finals.

The opening match of the tournament between hosts France and Romania on 10 June will be on ITV.

The BBC will broadcast the highly anticipated home nations clash between England and Wales on 16 June.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Channel Five satellite changes - Dec 2015 Update

There have today been changed for Channel Five on satellite.

As we reported a few weeks ago -

Channel Five used to operate a number of different regional variations of Channel Five for different advertising in different regions of the UK. These advertising differences were stopped during mid 2015. And today there is now only one version, not the 5 regional versions, of Channel Five operating.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Freesat to get three new channels in December

Looks like the three new UKTV channels ( Drama, Really and Yesterday) will be launching on Freesat tomorrow.

And these channels have moved from the European beam tot he UK beam, so some people in southern Spain and Portugal may now struggle to receive these (and a few other!) channels....

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Is Channel 5 HD coming to Freesat soon?

Is Channel 5 HD coming to Freesat soon?

This would be a great addition of Freesat, as current Channel Five HD is a Sky HD subscription channel.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Official : Freesat to get three new UKTV channels

As we reported over the past two or three days :

Official : Freesat to get three new UKTV channels.

Freesat has today confirmed the arrival of three new channels on to its service, but an exact launch date has not been announced.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New channels coming to Freesat soon..?

New channels coming to Freesat soon..?

We mentioned in a recent post ( ) that some of the UKTV group of channels had been duplicated on a UK beam frequency.

Speculation arose as to what this has meant. And, although there has been no official confirmation, it does appear as if Freesat will soon be getting some more channels.

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