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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sky TV In Spain

UK / British Satellite Television in Spain Sky In Spain Sky TV in Spain

In order to receive satellite television you will require a satellite dish, a Low Noise Block (LNB) and a digital decoder. The satellite dish collects the signals and reflects them to the LNB which collects the signals and sends then down the cable to the digital decoder which then turns those signals into pictures and sounds. Many channels are available for free and there are also Pay TV channels that require a viewing card and a monthly subscription.

Sky In Spain

The UKs main pay / subscription satellite TV service, Sky, also operates on the satellites at Astra 28degrees. These channels are broadcast with encryption, and can only be viewed by the use of a Sky subscription card. The amount of channels that are “unblocked” will depend on the subscription charge you pay.
As far as I know, it is NOT illegal to use a Sky viewing cards or watch Sky subscription TV channels outside of the UK. However, you are breaking the terms and conditions of you Sky contract, which states that the Sky viewing card is only for use within the UK only. This is Sky’s method of ensuring that their contracts with the film, sports and other TV program makers is satisfied, as a Sky card can only be issued to a UK address.

Sometimes best to ask a family member or a friend in the UK to order a Sky card at their address on your behalf. The Sky contract that is received will need to be signed by the name of the person you have used. Once the contract has been received by Sky they will then issue the Sky card to the UK address. The card will need to be put in its Digibox, and then you and your UK contact will have to contact Sky to get the card activated, they will require the information from the sky receiver on the system details screen (Services, 4, 6)


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Sunday, June 20, 2010

HD Channels on Sky and Freesat HD boxes

HD channels soon to be or expected to launch soon on the Sky satellite and Freesat platforms.

FIVE HD
Sky HD Channel 171
Frequency 12.266 H
Date TBC - expected July 2010
Testing
Free to view - freesatfromsky card required

ESPN America HD is supposed to be coming on the 21st June 2010
Frequency 12.266 H
Date TBD - expected late June / early July 2010
Testing
Sky / ESPN HD subscription required

Hallmark HD, testing? Channel number?
Frequency 12382 H
Date TBC - expected June 28th
Testing
Sky HD subscription required

BBC One HD is confirmed for autumn 2010.
Free to air - no sky card required




Rumoured HD channels
Sky Sports News - 2010
Racing UK HD
CNN HD
Travel CHannel HD
Nickelodeon HD





* Testing - not yet available on Sky HD boxes.


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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Nickelodeon channels have moved frequency

The Nickelodeon channel have moved frequency.
It has affected:
Nickelodeon Europe
Nick Replay
Nick Toons
Nick Junior

This has meant that some people will be receiving the "no signal" message on their Sky box when wanting to watch these channels.

The new frequency for these channels is a North Beam frequency. The north beam frequency means that reception will be tricky in the afternoon, when the north beams are weakest, and that these channels will be pretty much unavailable on smaller dishes like they used to be.

This and further information can be found on our website and Satellite TV forum:

The Sat and PC Guy - Digital Satellite and Terrestrial Installations and Maintenance for the Costa Blanca

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