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    BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

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    BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Fri 27 Jul 2012 - 13:24


    http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2012/...s-to-ariane-5/

    http://www.satelliteforcaravans.co.uk/newsat.htm


    It was announced on 11 July that the next satellite intended for the UK market, the Astra 2F, will be launched on 14 September. It will replace the Astra 1N which was itself a temporary replacement for the ageing Astra 2D. The 2D had to be taken out of service ahead of schedule when its fuel supply was about to run out. Satellites don't need fuel to power themselves - they use vast solar panels for that - but they need it for occasional positional maneouvering to make sure they stay in the right position in space. A small amount of fuel also has to be retained at the end of the satellite's life to boost it into a 'graveyard' orbit where it won't affect other operational vehicles.

    The 1N had originally been built for the continental European market but was diverted to the Astra 2 fleet at fairly short notice to provide temporary cover until the 2D's longterm replacement could be launched. That's the 2F which is now being prepared for its launch in 2 months time.

    The 1N took nearly 4 months from its launch to the point at which it entered full commercial service so on that basis, the 2F could be operational by the end of the year or very shortly after. Initially UK audiences will see little if any change. No new channels will be added immediately and Sky and freesat receivers will be adjusted automatically for any frequency changes (though free-to-air receivers might need to be retuned manually). The priority will be to move everything off the 1N so that it can be relocated to its originally intended position with the Astra 1 fleet. However, two more satellites are also being built for the UK market. These are the Astra 2E which will be launched sometime in 2013 and the Astra 2G which is currently scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. They will provide extra narrow-beam capacity and hopefully make many more channels, including HD channels, available free-to-air.

    The people who probably will see a change at the end of 2012 are expats. The Astra 2D had a fairly tight beam focused on the Brtitish Isles, which restricted reception in mainland Europe. Many expats were pleasantly surprised when the Astra 1N was launched and proceeded to light up the continent! Unfortunately, that happy state of affairs is unlikely to survive the Astra 2F deployment. The 2F (together with its siblings, the 2E and 2G) has been designed specifically for the UK market whose broadcasters desperately want satellite signals that hit only the British Isles. Please don't contact me to ask what can be done to change their minds; the arguments were played out years ago and the situation will NOT change. Therefore it is likely that expats (and of course visiting caravanners) who have had a temporary reprieve thanks to the 1N will lose their satellite signals again in 2013

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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by Mermaid on Fri 27 Jul 2012 - 17:01

    thanks for the info



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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by The Lone Ranger on Fri 27 Jul 2012 - 17:58

    Quite right too! I'm paying £62/month for the privilege of watching SKY.!



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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Thu 4 Oct 2012 - 15:19

    it looks like BBC/itv/C4/C5 signal could go 1/11...




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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by The Lone Ranger on Thu 4 Oct 2012 - 15:26

    TVTenerife wrote:it looks like BBC/itv/C4/C5 signal could go 1/11...

    Is this because the new satellite has a smaller "footprint" TVT?



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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Sat 13 Oct 2012 - 19:37

    yes the satellite being used now was borrowed and was not designed for a tight uk beam
    the new one was made EXACTLY for this purpose also the UK and WEST AFRICA BEAMS can reuse the same frequencies and as they are 3500 km apart this will not affect antone in the uk or ghana HOWEVER sincec we in tenerife are 3000km from the UK but ONLY 1500km from WEST AFRICA the stronger signal will take over .





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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by The Lone Ranger on Sat 13 Oct 2012 - 19:39

    So what's on Ghana TV then?



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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Sat 13 Oct 2012 - 19:40

    PRE-OP CHANNELS CHANGES
    the BBC will need to shuffle some of their other TV services around and so the frequencies for some of their TV and radio channels will be changing:



    BBC Three, CBBC and BBC News will move to frequency 10818 V 22000 5/6

    BBC ALBA and BBC One North East & Cumbria will move to 10803 H 22000 5/6

    BBC Four, CBeebies and BBC Red Button Stream will move to 10773 H 22 5/6

    The BBC Radio services will also change frequencies and will be split between 10803 H 22 5/6 and 10788 V 22000 5/6

    These changes will occur over the 12th and 15th October 2012.




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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Sat 13 Oct 2012 - 19:42

    well they have a program from the countryside with a local doctor who uses herbal medicine and meditation (no joke this )

    yes they have WITCH DOCTOR TV lol




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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Sat 13 Oct 2012 - 19:46

    you should end up with MORE sky channels for no extra money




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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by The Lone Ranger on Sat 13 Oct 2012 - 19:48

    TVT, I'm going to create another Tenerife category called "TV services in Tenerife". Once I have it open could you add the stuff on post #8 to it?

    OK, I've made it. Go to "Tenerife topics" and scroll to "TV in Tenerife" then add your post no. 8 with a brief explanation of what is happening.

    EDIT: It's OK, I've moved the whole thread to "TV in Tenerife".



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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 19:24

    ASTRA 2F - NEW BBC/ITV SATELLITE
    it has been testing its signal at a temporary position and reports are that it is now ready to move over the next 10 days to its new home at 28e

    WE COULD LOSE THE BBC/ITV in 2 weeks !!!! or not !!




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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 19:41

    the shape of things to come


    http://www.multitvworld.com/




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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by Topdog on Mon 22 Oct 2012 - 19:55

    BBC could be fecked anyway, after Jimmy.
    Thanks for the info TVT, looks like peeps will need to watch the soaps on You tube.




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    Re: BBC/ITV satellite signal ends in december

    Post by TVTenerife on Tue 23 Oct 2012 - 10:25

    LINKS for corrie on my forum

    http://tenerifeforum.tv/




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