Sky to launch two new channels – Crime and Comedy

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Aug 212019
 
Sky to launch two new channels – Crime and Comedy Sky has announced plans for two new channels, Sky Crime and Sky Comedy These will be added to the Sky Entertainment package. Sky Crime will launch in October 2019 and Sky Comedy in February 2020. Sky Crime will be based around US true crime from [...]

BBC HD channels…still getting callouts and emails about this…

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Aug 192019
 
I am still getting one or two calls about Freesat boxes not receiving the BBC HD channels, when they used to. I did mention this back in December – https://www.satandpcguy.com/2018/12/09/recently-lost-bbc-hd-channels-on-freesat-then-read-this/ This issue was down to changes made to the BBC HD channels by the BBC back in December 2018, but some Freesat HD boxes have [...]

La Liga UK TV Rights…deal done, for the first three weeks only

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Aug 162019
 
La Liga UK TV Rights…deal done, for the first three weeks only The continuing saga of La Liga rights in the UK continues. Broadcast rights for La Liga for the next three seasons had failed to sell, threatening a television blackout of this season’s La Liga matches, despite the lure of major clubs including Real [...]

CNN HD change of frequency on the Astra 2 UK TV satellites.

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Aug 102019
 
CNN HD change of frequency CNN HD has changed frequencies on the Astra 2 UK TV satellites. Sky and Freesat boxes will have automatically updated to the new frequency. For other satellite receivers, like GI, Iberosat, Vu, Ariva, etc you will have to scan its new frequency of 11671 H DVB-S2 8PSK SR 23000 FEC [...]

Mass cull of expat Sky cards…

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Aug 082019
 
Mass cull of expat Sky cards… According to reports Sky have, last week and this week, switched off many Sky cards being used by expats to view UK TV. Many people have seen a loss of access to the Sky pay channels, and although contacting their card provider, new cards are not thought to be [...]

La Liga on UK TV: “no satisfactory bids were received”

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Jul 312019
 
La Liga on UK TV: “no satisfactory bids were received” With less than a month to kick off, Spain’s La Liga has failed to find a home for its U.K. and Ireland broadcasting rights. La Liga issued notice on Tuesday 30th July 2019 to interested parties withdrawing its invitation to tender offers. Broadcasters had been [...]

Sony Rebranding their channels again in September.

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Jul 282019
 
Sony Rebranding their channels again in September. On Tuesday 10th September, Sony Pictures Television will be rebrand, again, their free-to-air portfolio of channels. True Entertainment will become Sony Channel. Its current mix of aging US dramas will be enhanced with Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch, and something completely different: re-runs of Who Wants To Be [...]

Britbox, from BBC and ITV, to launch later this year.

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Jul 192019
 
Britbox, from BBC and ITV, to launch later this year. BBC and ITV’s new UK streaming subscription service BritBox will launch later this year at £5.99 a month, the broadcasters haveconfirmed today. The new service, which has been described as being ‘truly British’, will launch in the UK between October and December. The Britbox service [...]

TCM HD to close on Sky

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Jul 192019
 
TCM HD to close on Sky Turner Classic Movies, TCM, will cease the transmission of their HD channel on Sky next week. On 25th July 2019, TCM HD will cease to be broadcast on Sky channel 315. However, viewers will continue to be able to receive the standard definition version of TCM in its place [...]

Discovery Channel Number Changes in July 2019

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Jul 182019
 
Discovery Channel Number Changes in July 2019 Discovery is to shuffle some of its channels numbers on Sky. Most of these changes are due to the recent acquisition of three UKTV channels (Good Food, Really and Home) and in the aftermath of its takeover of Scripps Networks (Food Network, Travel Channel) The main Discovery channel [...]