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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Satellite TV Solar Outage Time Again - October 2020

Satellite Solar Outage Time Again - October 2020

It is that time of year again when the Sun / Solar Outage can affect the power of satellite signals your satellite dish is receiving, resulting in a loss of some of the more weaker UK TV channels.

This is information for people who may be experiencing this for the first time, and a nice reminder for those that have lived here before

This occurrence happens in March and October for a couple of weeks every year, around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinox. In the northern hemisphere, sun outages occur before the March equinox (February, March) and after the September equinox (September and October).

This "satellite solar outage" happens at around 10.30 - 11.30 am and can last for upto 20 minutes.



https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/09/20/satellite-tv-solar-outage-time-again-october-2020/

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Three new ITV HD regions testing on satellite, reception may cause problems for Spain

ITV are currently testing three new ITV1 HD regions on satellite.

These regions are Central East, Meridian South and London.

So some Sky HD box users may notice that their 103 which is currently ITV 1 SD (Standard Definition), may revert to ITV1 HD soon.

ITV1 HD on Freesat will remain on Freesat channel 111.

However, these three new regions are testing on frequencies on the UK beam.

And those particular frequencies are very weak here in Spain, especially in my service area,

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/09/12/three-new-itv-hd-regions-testing-on-satellite-reception-may-cause-problems-for-spain/

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Sky Arts to be available for free on Freeview and Freesat and Sky boxes soon.

Sky Arts, Sky Tvs dedicated arts and culture channel, will become free for everyone in the UK from September.

The decision to make Sky Arts free to air is, Sky says, a move to support and champion the arts at a vital time for the cultural sector. It puts artists and creatives centre stage on a channel that everyone across the UK can watch.

Sky Arts will be available subscription free on Freeview (UK only, since Freeview is not available in Spain!), Freesat, Sky, and other free to air satellite receivers.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/09/09/sky-arts-to-be-available-for-free-on-freeview-and-freesat-and-sky-boxes-soon/

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Sky UK to launch new Sky Sports NFL channel

Sky and the NFL have agreed a new five-year partnership to broadcast the NFL, the first time the league has joined with an international broadcaster to launch a channel dedicated to the sport.

The agreement marks the 25th anniversary of live NFL coverage on Sky Sports and will see 'Sky Sports

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/08/13/sky-uk-to-launch-new-sky-sports-nfl-channel/

Saturday, July 25, 2020

SkyEspaña set to close on 1st September

SkyEspaña is set to close its internet based TV service on 1st September

SkyEspaña launched in 2017 in Spain in order to compete with HBO and Netflix, but appears to have lost that battle for subscribers.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/07/25/skyespana-set-to-close-on-1st-september/

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Viacom to close at least 6 UK satellite channels soon

Viacom, who operate Channel Five, MTV and Nickelodeon channels, will be closing channels on satellite soon.

Paramount +1 (Sky channel 250) close today (14th July)

MTV Rocks, Club MTV and MTV OMG will all be discontinued 6am next Monday, July 20.

The "+1" channels for MTV, MTV Music and

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/07/14/viacom-to-close-at-least-6-uk-satellite-channels-soon/

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Freesports HD has left Freesat.

Freesports HD has left Freesat.

According to reports, Freesports HD has been removed from the Freesat programme guide, apparently due to disputes over fees - although this has not been confirmed by either party.

The Freesports channel is still broadcasting, and is still on the Sky

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/07/01/freesports-hd-has-left-freesat/

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sky to close three SD movie channels in move to go HD only distribution

Sky are to close three Standard Definition "Sky Cinema" channels, in a move seen to be towards HD only distribution in the UK.

The three Sky Cinema channels set to cease SD broadcasts from the end of June 2020 are : Sky Cinema

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/30/sky-to-close-three-sd-movie-channels-in-move-to-go-hd-only-distribution/

Travel Channel removed from Sky EPG

The Travel Channel has been removed from the Sky EPG today by channel operators Discovery.

This has meant a few Discovery channel number changes:

Travel Channel removed (178)
Discovery History 171 > 177
Discovery Home & Health 177 > 178
Discovery History +1 Move 271 > 277
Discovery Home

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/30/travel-channel-removed-from-sky-epg/

Is Virgin Media "cardsharing" about to end, and will it impact your IPTV?

Earlier this month, some Virgin Media users have been sent a letter to tell them that the box they are using to access Virgin Media (and therefore Sky UK) pay channels will soon no longer be able to be used for pay tv channels.

They will be issued with a free upgrade to a new Vigin Media box.

Why is this news and how could it impact your viewing on IPTV?



https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/30/is-virgin-media-cardsharing-about-to-end-and-will-it-impact-your-iptv/

Friday, June 26, 2020

Disney channels set to leave Sky and Virgin soon

Reports suggest that the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will close in September 2020 on both Sky and Virgin TV services, as carriage agreements stall, and renewal looks unlikely.

The content from these three channels will be moved to Disney+, the newly launched subscription streaming service.

“From 1 October, Disney+ will become the exclusive home for content from Disney Channel, DisneyXD and Disney Junior in the UK,” said Disney in a statement.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/26/disney-channels-set-to-leave-sky-and-virgin-soon/

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Spanish TV changes coming soon

In the next few weeks some Spanish TV channels will be changing frequencies.

Due to the selling off of some of the TV range of terrestrial frequencies for 5g data services, Spanish TV channels on those frequencies are having to move to new frequencies.

So the channels in the  700-800 MHz range will be switched off on the 1st July 2020.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/23/spanish-tv-changes-coming-soon/

Sky Cinema announces new channel available to all customers

Sky Cinema will be launching its very own animation channel next month.

Sky Cinema Animation will be available from July 23 2020.

Sky Cinema Animation will be available to all customers at no extra charge.

Sky Cinema Animation will be showing family-friendly favourites (and their sequels)

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/23/sky-cinema-announces-new-channel-available-to-all-customers/

Monday, June 22, 2020

Free F1 on German RTL to end

After this year’s season, RTL will end its live transmissions of Formula 1 races, which the German broadcaster has been showing on free-TV since 1991.

“The competition for the TV rights has changed, the market has partly overheated and thus left the quite ambitious, yet economically justifiable

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/22/free-f1-on-german-rtl-to-end/

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Premier League fixtures on UK TV in July

Premier League fixtures on UK TV in July

The next batch of Premier League matches taking place in July, and which channels they will be on has been announced.

Matches will be shown on pay TV (Sky Sports and BT Sports), with a number of games being shown free on BBC, Amazon Prime (also via twitch), and on Pick TV.

Saturday July 4
Norwich vs Brighton 12.30pm - BT

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/18/premier-league-fixtures-on-uk-tv-in-july/

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Pick TV : Free Premier League matches, with some caveats

Sky will show 25 of their allocation of 69 matches on its Pick TV channel.

Pick TV is their "free to air" channel, available on Sky and Freesat receivers. And for the football, they have launched Pick in HD.

However, rights issues means a few changes.

Sky HD box users will be allocated Pick HD on channel 159
Sky HD box users will be allocated Pick SD on channel 895

Freesat HD users will be allocated Pick HD on channel

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/17/pick-tv-free-premier-league-matches-with-some-caveats/

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Premier League fixtures on UK TV in June

Premier League fixtures on UK TV in June

Here is a full list of Premier League matches taking place in June, and which channels they will be on.

Matches will be shown on pay TV (Sky Sports and BT Sports), with a number of games being shown free on BBC, Amazon Prime, and on Pick TV.

Wednesday 17th June
18:00 Aston Villa v Sheffield Utd (Sky Sports)
20:15 Man City v Arsenal (Sky Sports)


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/06/premier-league-fixtures-on-uk-tv-in-june/

Friday, June 5, 2020

Lost Sky News and Pick? They have changed frequencies!

If you have recently just lost your reception of UK TV channels like Sky News and Pick TV, then this is because they have changed frequencies.

Users with Freesat or Sky boxes will not be affected as these boxes automatically update whenever channel change their frequencies.

But users of cheap / basic "free to air" receivers will have lost these Sky News and Pick TV channels, as your box has not updated with their new frequencies. One of the disadvantages of such boxes.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/05/lost-sky-news-and-pick-they-have-changed-frequencies/

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Eastenders to take a Two Month break as the BBC run out of episodes!

BBC announces there will be no EastEnders for two months.

The Walford-based soap will be taking a break as the pre-filmed episodes run out.

The last episode of BBC soap will air on Tuesday, June 16.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/03/eastenders-to-take-a-two-month-break-as-the-bbc-run-out-of-episodes/

Monday, June 1, 2020

Sky Sports subscription set to "unpause" in June

Sky Sports will start to "unpause" their subscribers, and start to bill their customers again.

With live sport starting again, including live Premier League and Championship football, Sky has started to bill its customers for the period 19th June - 30th June.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/06/01/sky-sports-subscription-set-to-unpause-in-june/

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Premier League Returns, with free TV matches

The Premier League season is set to restart on Wednesday 17 June with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal.

The matches are the two games in hand.

A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of 19-21 June.


All 92 of the remaining games will be played

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/05/28/premier-league-returns-with-free-tv-matches/

Monday, May 25, 2020

Losing signals on some UK TV Satellite channels?

Over the last week or two, after numerous phonecalls and emails and messages from many people around the Valencia and Costa Blanca area, it appears that the return of the summer heat and humidity is causing some loss of signals for some UK TV channels via satellite.

Primarily, channels operated by UKTV Group, like Dave, Drama, Yesterday, Gold, Eden, Watch seem to be most affected.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/05/25/losing-signals-on-some-uk-tv-satellite-channels/

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Proposed BBC Four changes

Proposed BBC Four changes

As part of the BBC's Annual Plan, under proposals submitted to Ofcom today, most of BBC Four's original programming would switch to BBC Two, with BBC Two becoming the home of the BBC's specialist programming

"BBC Two will become the home of the BBC’s specialist p

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/05/20/proposed-bbc-four-changes/

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Sky channel reshuffle on 27th May due to two new Sky channels

Sky channel reshuffle on 27th May due to two new Sky channels
 

As Sky is set to launch two new channels on the 27th May, a few of its channels will be relocated to new channel numbers

Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature launch on the 27th May.

At the same time, History and History 2 become Sky History and Sky History 2.

New Sky channel numbers from 27th May 2020



https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/05/19/sky-channel-reshuffle-on-27th-may-due-to-two-new-sky-channels/

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Covid 19 : Phase 1 BOE "for the relaxation of certain national restrictions" for Spain - full text in English

Covid 19 : Phase 1 BOE "for the relaxation of certain national restrictions" in Spain

Order SND / 399/2020, of May 9, for the relaxation of certain national restrictions, established after the declaration of the state of alarm in application of phase 1 of the Plan for the transition to a new

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/05/09/covid-19-phase-1-boe-for-the-relaxation-of-certain-national-restrictions-for-spain-full-text-in-english/

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Single Feed Mode on Sky+HD Digiboxes

Single Feed Mode on Sky+HD Digiboxes

A Sky+HD digibox is ideally to be used with two cable feeds from your satellite dish. This allows you to use the full potential of your Sky+HD box, and allows you to watch one channel and record another at the same time.

However, in some cases, especially in community satellite installations, it may not be possible to have a second cable feeding your Sky+HD box.

So you have to set your Sky+HD digibox to “Single Feed Mode” to tell they SKy+HD digibox that you are only using one feed.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/05/03/single-feed-mode-on-skyhd-digiboxes/

Thursday, April 23, 2020

See how Facebook tracks even more information about you than you thought and how to prevent it with their new "‘Off-Facebook Activity’" tool

See how Facebook tracks even more information about you than you thought and how to prevent it with their new "‘Off-Facebook Activity’" tool

We all know that Facebook can track you moves and searches and app uses, and use this data to help them to target posts and adverts your way.

Not exactly a new revelation

But did you know that they also have the ability to gather such tracking data even when you are not logged into Facebook?



https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/23/see-how-facebook-tracks-even-more-information-about-you-than-you-thought-and-how-to-prevent-it-with-their-new-off-facebook-activity-tool/

How to add Channel 4 HD to your Arris UHD-X Freesat box

How to add Channel 4 HD to your Arris UHD-X Freesat box

Channel 4 HD was removed from Freesat on Thursday 22nd February 2018

But you can still watch C4HD on a Freesat box.

This guide shows you the way to tune Channel 4 HD on an Arris UHD-X Freesat box in Non Freesat mode



https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/23/how-to-add-channel-4-hd-to-your-arris-uhd-x-freesat-box/

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Talking Pictures TV and Coronavirus

Talking Pictures TV and Coronavirus

When major commercial broadcasters like ITV, Channel 4, Channel Five, and SKy and BT say they are struggling with the lack of income from the drop in adverts, it comes as no surprise that some of the smaller channels will also be affected.

One of the more popular free channels, on UK TV is Talking pictures.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/22/talking-pictures-tv-and-coronavirus/

Saturday, April 18, 2020

How to connect a satellite F connector to a coaxial cable

How to connect a satellite F connector to a coaxial cable

We have produced a quick and simple video tutorial to show you how to prepare a coaxial cable for attaching a satellite F connector.

Although I use a cable cutting tool,

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/18/how-to-connect-a-satellite-f-connector-to-a-coaxial-cable/

Sky announce launch date named for new Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature channels

Sky announce launch date named for new Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature channels

Sky has confirmed the launch date for two new factual channels Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature.

Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature debut on May 27, 2020

Also on this date, the channels HISTORY will be renamed to become Sky HISTORY.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/18/sky-announce-launch-date-named-for-new-sky-documentaries-and-sky-nature-channels/

Friday, April 17, 2020

Intelsat 901 has taken over Intelsat 907 operations at 27.5 West

Intelsat 901 has taken over Intelsat 907 operations at 27.5 West

Intelsat has finally confirmed that Intelsat 901 has taken over Intelsat 907 operations at 27.5 West

Intelsat 901 has returned to service following the successful docking with the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) from Northrop Grumman Corporation on February 25 – the first time that two commercial spacecraft docked in geostationary orbit.

Since the February rendezvous, MEV-1 has assumed navigation of the combined spacecraft stack reducing its inclination by 1.6° and relocating IS-901 to its new orbital location.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/17/intelsat-901-has-taken-over-intelsat-907-operations-at-27-5-west/

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Comparing the Arris and Humax Freesat Install processes and speeds

Comparing the Arris and Humax Freesat Install processes and speeds

Tis video shows a side by side comparison showing the set up process for these two Freesat receivers.

Both receivers had the install process done three times, with the fastest used for this video.

And still, for some unknown reason the Arris Freesat box

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/16/comparing-the-arris-and-humax-freesat-install-processes-and-speeds/

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

BBC Plans Three-Hour Fund-Raising Special ‘The Big Night In’

BBC Plans Three-Hour Fund-Raising Special ‘The Big Night In’

The BBC has announced plans to host a coronavirus telethon on April 23, bringing together its two charity partners, Comic Relief and Children In Need, for the first time.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/07/bbc-plans-three-hour-fund-raising-special-the-big-night-in/

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Can you watch the 4K Demo channel on the Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver ?

Can you watch the 4K Demo channel on the Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver

The Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver is the latest Freesat box on the market.

The Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver replaces the popular Humax Freesat boxes.

According to the specifications

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/05/can-you-watch-the-4k-demo-channel-on-the-arris-freesat-uhd-x-4k-satellite-receiver/

Friday, April 3, 2020

BBC Satback Update : Intelsat 901 now at 27.5W

BBC Satback Update : Intelsat 901 now at 27.5W

The replacement for the Intelsat 907 satellite, that carries the BBC Satback service, Intelsat 901 has now arrived at 27.5 west, thanks to the MEV that was attached to Intelsat 901 and pushed it into place.

Satellite locations :
Intelsat 907 is located at 27,543 W

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/04/03/bbc-satback-update-intelsat-901-now-at-27-5w/

Sunday, March 22, 2020

German channels going HD only in 2021

German channels going HD only in 2021

A number of German channels broadcast on Astra 1 at 19 east will be closing down their standard definition (SD) channels and will only be available in high definition (HD) only.

This will be happening in January 2021.

Channel affected by this are

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/03/22/german-channels-going-hd-only-in-2021/

Friday, March 20, 2020

Six Nations Rugby could go behind TV paywall from 2022???

Six Nations Rugby could go behind TV paywall from 2022???

The UK government has rejected the chance to ensure the Six Nations remains only on free-to-air TV by turning down a call to include the tournament as a category A-listed sporting event.

Current category A events, which must have live coverage made available to free-to-air channels, include the rugby union World Cup final, the football World Cup, Wimbledon, the Grand National and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

However, the Six Nations will remain a category B tournament, meaning live coverage can go behind a paywall provided highlights or a delayed broadcast are shown on terrestrial TV.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/03/20/six-nations-rugby-could-go-behind-tv-paywall-from-2022/

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Set up and review of the new Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver

Set up and review of the new Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver

In a previous post we unboxed the latest Freesat box offering from Arris.
( https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/02/14/unboxing-a-new-arris-freesat-uhd-x-4k-satellite-receiver/ )

Now we show you the on screen set up process, and a few points that we found when setting it up.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/03/14/set-up-and-review-of-the-new-arris-freesat-uhd-x-4k-satellite-receiver/

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Spanish TV Changes in 2020

Spanish TV Changes in 2020 Spanish TV received via a TV aerial is changing in 2020. This is because the Spanish TV broadcasters will have to relinquish frequencies in the 694-790 MHz UHF band. The spectrum between 694 and 790 MHz, the so-called 700 MHz, has been auctioned to mobile broadband operators to facilitate the […]


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/03/08/spanish-tv-changes-in-2020/

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Temporary Loss of UK satellite TV signals in the morning? Dont worry, it is just the biannual solar outage time

Temporary Loss of UK satellite TV signals in the morning? Dont worry, it is just the biannual solar outage time It is that time of year again when the Sun / Solar Outage can affect the power of satellite signals your satellite dish is receiving, resulting in a loss of some of the more weaker […]


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/03/01/temporary-loss-of-uk-satellite-tv-signals-in-the-morning-dont-worry-it-is-just-the-biannual-solar-outage-time/

Saturday, February 29, 2020

FA Cup TV coverage this week.

FA Cup TV coverage this week. This week sees the fifth round of the FA Cup. With matches on both BBC and BT Sport.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/02/29/fa-cup-tv-coverage-this-week/

Some Sky Cinema channel frequency and beam changes

Some Sky Cinema channel frequency and beam changes Over the last few days some Sky channels have changed frequencies. They have also moved from the European beam to the UK beam. This has meant some viewers of these channels in some areas of Spain getting “no signal” messages, as their satellite dish is not too […]


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/02/29/some-sky-cinema-channel-frequency-and-beam-changes/

Sky TV Price Rise on 1st April 2020

Sky TV Price Rise on 1st April 2020 Sky TV packages will be having their usual price increase on the 1st April 2020. This follows BT Sports price increase earlier in the year. The basic entry Sky Entertainment pack will increase by £2 per month. The Sky HD pack will increase by £1 per month. […]


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/02/29/sky-tv-price-rise-on-1st-april-2020/

Intelsat 907 / 901 update at 27.5 West

Intelsat 907 / 901 update at 27.5 West For more information on the service provided by I907 at 27.t west, please see here : https://www.satandpcguy.com/intelsat-bbc-satback/ We know that the Intelsat 907 satellite used at 27.5 west is low on fuel, and needs replacing. We know that there is a plan to replace this I907 satellite, […]


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/02/29/intelsat-907-901-update-at-27-5-west/

Friday, February 14, 2020

Unboxing a new Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver

Unboxing a new Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver Freesat – Subscription Free UK TV – 150 Subscription Free UK TV channels. So I have my hands on a new 4K / UHD Freesat receiver, manufactured by Arris. Earlier this week Freesat launched this new 4K / UHD satellite receiver, manufactured by Arris.


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/02/14/unboxing-a-new-arris-freesat-uhd-x-4k-satellite-receiver/

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New Arris Freesat 4K box officially released

New Arris Freesat 4K box officially released Finally, months after Humax stopped producing their popular HB-1100S and HDR-1100S range of Freesat boxes, the new and latest Freesat boxes have been launched. Manufactured by Arris, these boxes will be sold to retailers by Freesat themselves, and not by Arris. Currently only the non recording box is […]


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/02/11/new-arris-freesat-4k-box-officially-released/

Friday, February 7, 2020

FA Cup Fifth Round Dates, Times, and UK TV Matches confirmed.

FA Cup Fifth Round Dates, Times, and UK TV Matches confirmed. BBC One will show Liverpool’s FA Cup fifth-round round tie at Chelsea live, as well as holders Manchester City’s game at Sheffield Wednesday. Chelsea against Liverpool will be one BBC One on 3 March (19:45 GMT), with build-up from 19:30. Highlights of the other […]


https://www.satandpcguy.com/2020/02/07/fa-cup-fifth-round-dates-times-and-uk-tv-matches-confirmed/

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Biss Key on Intelsat 907 at 27.5°West for the "Satback" service





Biss Key on Intelsat 907 at 27.5°West for the “Satback” service Arqiva, who operate the UK Freeview service on behalf of the UK broadcasters, are leasing a transponder on the Intelsat 907 satellite located at 27.5 degrees West. In a deal signed in April 2007, Arqiva will use IS-907 to feed the signal to 90 […]

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sky to launch new more new channels on its basic TV package





Sky to launch new more new channels on its basic TV package Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature will be laucnhed and be part of Sky’s basic entertainment service and via Now TV’s Entertainment Monthly Pass. Sky Documentaries will be the home of real life stories from award-winning film makers, including HBO and Showtime documentaries and […]

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

WWE comes to Channel 5 in new UK television deal





WWE comes to Channel 5 in new UK television deal Earlier this month WWE launched on BT Sport in the UK, taking over the exclusive live broadcasts of Raw, SmackDown and NXT, as well as NXT UK and WWE’s monthly pay-per-view events from Sky Sports, who held those rights for the last 30 years. Today […]

Sky Comedy to replace Universal Channel soon



Sky Comedy to replace Universal Channel soon Sky Comedy is a new channel from Sky and launches at midday on 27th January 2020. It will be on Sky channel

Friday, January 17, 2020

Free La Liga on Sky TV this weekend

Free La Liga on Sky TV this weekend For the launch of La Liga TV HD on Sky channel 435, for the first two weeks, all Sky subscribers will be able to watch live La Liga games on the channel. (Sky subscribers only, this is not available on Sky boxes without a sky viewing card.) […]

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A reminder that you cannot receive Freeview in Spain

A reminder that you cannot receive Freeview in Spain Hardly a week goes by when someone asks myself, or in Facebook groups, if they can receive UK Freeview in Spain, or if they can use a Freeview box with a satellite dish to watch UK TV in Spain. This is also not helped by “UK […]

First image for the new Arris Freesat receiver

First image for the new Arris Freesat receiver The first images for the new Freesat box, produced by Arris have been released. Mid 2019, Humax lost the contract to produce the Freesat+ HDR recording receivers. Which was a shame as they are very good and easy to use receivers. Since that announcement, stocks of Humax […]

Friday, January 3, 2020

A few UK TV channel closures happening in the near future...

A few UK TV channel closures happening in the near future… Sewing Quarter – closed 30th December. VH-1 UK – closes 7th January 2020. 5Spike – to be replaced by Paramount Network 7th January 2020. Box Upfront – due to close at 6am on 9th January 2019 Universal TV – closes 27th January 2020. Horse […]