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

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Apr 072020
 
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. The Big Night In will be broadcast live from 7pm until 10pm on Thursday 23rd April, adhering [...]

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

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Apr 052020
 
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 the Arris Freesat UHD-X 4K satellite receiver can [...]

BBC Satback Update : Intelsat 901 now at 27.5W

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Apr 032020
 
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 [...]

German channels going HD only in 2021

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Mar 222020
 
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 : Das Erste, tagesschau24, ONE [...]

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

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Mar 202020
 
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 [...]

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

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Mar 142020
 
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. This is the “non recording” [...]

Spanish TV Changes in 2020

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Mar 082020
 
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 [...]

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

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Mar 012020
 
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 [...]

FA Cup TV coverage this week.

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Feb 292020
 
FA Cup TV coverage this week. This week sees the fifth round of the FA Cup. With matches on both BBC and BT Sport. On Monday, BT Sports will show Portsmouth v Arsenal On Tuesday BBC One will show Chelsea v Liverpool. On Wednesday BBC One will show Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester City On Thursday [...]

Some Sky Cinema channel frequency and beam changes

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Feb 292020
 
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 [...]
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