SKY , BBC, ITV , CH4/5 and more on the move
Posted: 30 October 2012 09:09 PM  
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Expat with sky Equipment who live in SPAIN and EU ZONE will be lostting there uk tv over the next few days ,
today bbc radio moved to there new home on Astra1N SO CANT GET IT , YOU GOING TO LOSS IT

the new footprint for Astran1 is http://www.ses.com/4674009/11-06-14-astra-1n-footprint

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Posted: 04 December 2012 08:16 PM  
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Si Jurdy.. Down South (Malaga area) 80% of us have lost all the Channel 5’s… (inc USA etc.) 
There is a lot of chat going on about it on our local Facebook page…
We are sure it is permanent.

Oh well..
As long as we have BBC and ITV!

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Posted: 15 December 2012 08:19 PM  
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more channel sould been lost two day , news ... there more to go , soon

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Posted: 15 December 2012 08:25 PM  
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Glad to say we have a reprieve and will get normal service (other than lost Ch5’s and USA etc) until summer next year!

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/Changes-to-BBC-Satellite-transponders-in-2013&h=eAQFeZxuQAQGZoGjFxZmNVwo_1XpvoT9ReM3XfBZ7sHgfjg&s=1


From then on, its anyone’s guess!

In our area we are already looking at on-line streaming.

We feel this is what will happen all over Spain when they finally move the rest of the channels and we are left without!

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Posted: 15 December 2012 09:53 PM  
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Changes to BBC satellite transponders in 2013

Wednesday 12 December 2012, 10:45

Alix Pryde Alix Pryde Director, BBC Distribution
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  I’m conscious that there is currently some speculation about the timing of forthcoming moves of BBC services between satellites and the reason for these changes. So I thought you would appreciate it if I set the record straight. The quick answer is that, as a result of SES’s fleet replacement programme, BBC services will move in the second half of 2013.

Regular readers will recall that in February 2012, SES retired Astra 2D and BBC services moved to a new temporary home on Astra 1N. Astra 1N is due to take up its permanent position in 2013 (19°East), so the BBC’s services will move to their new permanent home on Astra 2E (28.2°East) when that becomes operational. SES expects Astra 2E to launch in Q2 2013, so we currently expect to transition BBC services to it during summer 2013.
BBC Satellite Transponder

Some of you have also noticed that we commissioned a new transponder (which we call DSat8) in the autumn. It moved from its temporary home on Astra 1N to its permanent position on Astra 2F at the end of November 2012. DSat8 is still in a testing phase but in the coming months it will be used to broadcast BBC One Scotland HD and BBC One Wales HD as we complete the programme of providing all Nations programming in glorious HD. We’ll be publishing the details of DSat8 on our satellite reception advice page when the services launch.

I hope that clarifies the timings of moves and also that the moves relate to the SES fleet replacement programme, rather than any BBC strategy to change its footprint. That said, the new transponders do have a slightly different footprint, so I’ll explain a bit about that, and why the changes are no cause for concern for the BBC in our requirement to ensure that the BBC’s domestic services are readily accessible to people living in the UK.
BBC Satellite Transponder

What impact will all this have for the viewer?

In all likelihood the move of BBC services from 1N to their new permanent homes will have no impact on UK households.  Astra 2E and 2F have the same, tighter but slightly more powerful UK spot beams which means that UK households should get a slightly stronger signal.  So if you happened to be on the edge of coverage, you will hopefully get more reliable reception.

The overspill of the BBC’s services will be reduced so viewers outside the UK will find it even harder to receive them. I know that this causes unhappiness to some of you living outside the UK. However, it is entirely appropriate because the BBC domestic services are for people living in the UK only.

For viewers outside the UK, BBC Worldwide offers a number of channels which are available in various territories.  These include BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies along with BBC World News throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

I hope the detail above helps you to understand a bit more about the changes coming in the second half of 2013 and the reason for them. Finally, thank you to SES for the lovely pictures of Astra 2F.

Alix Pryde is Director, BBC Distribution

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/Changes-to-BBC-Satellite-transponders-in-2013

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