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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Five HD coming to Sky HD this summer...?

Looks like Freesat TV is losing out again!!!!!

After having its Freeview HD slot pinched by the BBC for failing to measure up to Ofcom's standards for a Freeview HD channel, Five has announced that their new hi-def channel will instead be launched on Sky this summer.

Ofcom rejected Five's bid for an HD channel on the grounds that they had failed to find another broadcaster to fill the channel during the daytime (Five's original bid was for an HD simulcast of its regular channel during prime time). With no programming to fill the daytime schedule, Ofcom ruled that the channel would instead be left to be used the BBC, as is the case with all channels that are not reserved for private broadcasting companies by Ofcom.

Five's director of strategy, Charles Constable, called the move to Sky HD "an exciting opportunity", and said that Five's "programme schedule is more suited to HD than that any other major free-to-air commercial broadcaster given the wide range of high quality series [it] broadcasts, such as our top-rated line-up of US dramas."

Five HD is slated to launch this summer, and will be available without additional subscription to customers with the Sky HD package.
Source: T3


So as the report says on Sky, it looks like it will only be available with a free to view card, and not on Freesat.

So FreesatHD has BBC HD, ITV HD and Luxe HD
Sky HD without a viewing card also has BBC HD, ITV HD and Luxe HD.
Sky HD with a viewing card will soon have BBC HD, ITV HD, C4 HD, Five HD and Luxe HD


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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

You May Not Need A White Sky Viewing Card To View UK TV.

You Do Not Need A White Sky Viewing Card To View

BBC

ITV

Channel 4 / 4+1

&

FIVE

E4/E4+1, More 4/More4+1 and Film 4/Film4+1

Here is information on how to recieve these channels for free without a Sky Viewing Card, this can be done on 99% of sky digiboxes and will take around 2 Minutes.

Some people sell this information on ebay, or on other inernet sites via ebooks, and some installers actually charge you for them to put this information into your sky receiver. Information which is freely available!

We show you, for free, information on how to get any/all regions of BBC, ITV and Channel 4. NO SKY CARD NEEDED

Extra Secret Frequency Settings for Sky and Freesat Channels

BBC TV Satellite Frequency Settings for Sky and Freesat

ITV TV Satellite Frequency Settings for Sky and Freesat

Channel 4, E4, More4 Film4 TV Satellite Frequency Settings for Sky and Freesat

Five, Fiver, Five USA TV Satellite Frequency Settings for Sky and Freesat
All of the main UK TV channels are available for fre without a Sky card.

However , due to the weaker beamed satellite signals in Spain, these "free to air" versions may not be available all day.

In fact these links above also have the frequency settings for the "strong" frequency settings for the stronger versions of ITV1, Channel 4, and Five.


How to receive ITV1 HD on your Sky HD System

Please Note: You must have the newest EPG software pictured above in order to use this guide.

How to get ITV HD on a Sky HD digibox (ITV HD frequency Settings)





Many of these "secret" additional channels will work on a Sky, Sky Plus or Sky HD reciever however PVR (Personal Video Recording) functions will not be available.
 



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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Have you lost Channel Five, Fiver and Five USA in Spain? "This programme is not available" messgane

If you have recently lost Five, Fiver and Five USA, and are getting a message on the screen saying "This programme is not available", then I am pretty sure that you are using a blue Sky viewng card.


This old blue Sky card will need to be replaced with a new white Sky viewng card.

Since April 2009, Sky have been issuing new replacement Sky cards.

On 1st March 2010, Sky started to deactivate the old blue Sky cards.

Should you wish to continue to watch the free to air TV channels then you will need a new replacement Freesat from Sky viewing card.

You can still get Five without a viewing card, by using the frequency settings as per these instructions : http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/extra_secret_frequencies_channels_sky.php

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