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Monday, August 9, 2010

UK Free to air channels receivable in Spain on a small satellite dish

UK Free to air channels receivable in Spain on a small satellite dish

News Channels

BBC Alba
BBC Parliament
BBC News
Euro News
Sky News
Bloomberg
Al Jazeera English
CNN
France 24
SC4 digital
SC4 2
Russia Today

Sports Channels

BBC Sports streams (7 channels)


Action / Movie Channels

CBS Drama
CBS Action
CBS Reality +1
Zone Horror
Zone Horror +1
True Movies
True Movies 2
Movies for men
Movies for men +1
Movies for men 2
Movies for men 2+1
Film 24,


Other / General Channels

Food Network
Food network +1
Body in Balance
Paranormal
Contoversial TV
God Channel
God Europe
Fashion TV
Sky Travel
Horse & Country
Luxe TV & Luxe TV HD
True Entertainment
Wedding TV
wedding TV+1
QVC
Audi Channel
Channel M


Childrens Channels

Pop
Pop Girl
Pop Girl +1
Tiny Pop
Kixx

Music Channels


OMusic TV
NME
Bliss
Flava
Flaunt
Chart Show TV
The Vault
Scuzz
Clubland TV


Note that not all channels may be available 24/7 in some areas of the Costa Blanca.
These are Free to Air (FTA) satellite TV channels, and require now viewing card to watch.
Free to Air (FTA) satellite TV channels can be viewed on just about ANY digital satellite TV receiver, and is not limited to Sky or Freesat receivers.

In addition:
With a Sky receiver and a freesatfromsky viewing card (also incorrectly known as a freesat card, or freeview card), it is possible to get
some ITV1 regions
ITV HD*
Channel 4
Channel 4+1
Channel 4 HD*
Five
Fiver
Fiver +1
Five USA
Five USA+1
Five HD*
on a small satellite dish on the Costa Blanca / Costa Azahar in Spain.

A small satellite dish may be an 80cm dish to a 1m dish - location depending.

* ITVHD C4HD Five HD require a Sky HD box and a sky viewing card - either a freesatfromsky card or a Sky subscription card



Channels lists correct at July 2010

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BSkyB Has Been Opposing The ‘Sky’ In ‘Skype’

Under a lengthy “risks” section in its IPO filing, Skype warns its trademark applications are being opposed in Europe and several other countries - in one case, by pay-TV platform bskyb (NYSE: BSY), which says it owns the mark for the “ Sky” in “ Skype”...

The judgement could mean Skype having to pay license fees to bskyb in order to go on using its name and logo here, Skype concedes.

News Corp (NSDQ: NWS). owns 39 percent of bskyb, which is one of the world’s most successful pay-TV operators, and has asked for clearance from European and UK antitrust authorities to buy the remainder.

bskyb owns Sky trademarks for a number of purposes. It has been opposing several Skype applications since 2006, records show.

Here’s the passage…


“In particular, in the European Union, India, Norway and Brazil, our applications in respect of the Skype name are being opposed by bskyb plc., a British satellite broadcaster, Internet service and telephony service provider, or by one of its affiliates. These oppositions are based on bskyb’s claimed rights with respect to the mark “ Sky.”

“To date, we have successfully defended these oppositions in Switzerland and Turkey and to date have received a positive decision in Brazil. However, on July 6, 2010, we received a negative first instance decision from the European Union trademark registry (OHIM) on bskyb’s opposition proceeding against the Skype bubble logo trademark application.

“We intend to appeal this decision by submitting a notice of appeal to the OHIM Board of Appeal, and if necessary to the General Court at the Court of Justice of the European Community.

“If these oppositions to our application for trademark registration are ultimately successful, it will be more difficult for us to prevent third parties from using the Skype brand without our permission, which may have a material adverse effect on our business. Moreover, a successful opposition to our application in one or more countries might encourage bskyb or other third parties to make additional oppositions or commence trademark infringement proceedings.

“In addition, if bskyb or other third parties were to pursue litigation to prevent our use of the Skype name or logo, defending against that litigation could be costly and time consuming even if we were ultimately to prevail. If we were not ultimately to prevail in any such litigation to prevent our use of the Skype name or logo, we could be precluded from using the Skype name or logo in one or more jurisdictions without obtaining a license from bskyb or such other third parties, which license may not be available on commercially reasonable terms or at all, which could have a material adverse effect on our business.”

The Name Inspector, a company name analyst blog, says this on the definition of Skype…

“On the Skype forum, an employee reveals that the name was derived from the expression Sky peer-to-peer...

“Some people might interpret Skype as a more conventional blend of Sky with something that rhymes with Skype, like hype–or pipe, ripe, type, wipe.”



Source: PaidContent

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Good Food HD, Eden HD coming to Sky

UKTV has confirmed plans to launch high definition versions of the Good Food and Eden channels exclusively on Sky.

Launching on August 31, Good Food HD will broadcast a HD simulcast of the channel's schedule every day on digital satellite from 5am to 11pm.

Eden HD, which will launch in early October, will run a HD simulcast of the main channel from 9am to 3am. Both channels will be available to the 2.9 million Sky+ HD subscribers.

Marking the HD channel debuts, UKTV has commissioned a raft of new content for Eden and Good Food.

Good Food controller Richard Kingsbury has ordered a total of 267 hours of content for the channel, including the UK premiere of series two of Good Chef Bad Chef.

The channel will also air Top Chef Masters, which is presented by food critic Jay Rayner, and Neven's Home Chef. It will further broadcast "high octane" new show Man v Food, which is aimed at the 16 to 34-year-old audience.

The programmes will join Good Food's existing autumn/winter lineup of Ronnie Corbett's Supper Club, series four of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Jimmy's Food Factory.

Eden will add new programmes Great Rift and South Pacific to its schedule, which includes popular BBC shows such as Life, Wild China and Planet Earth.

"I'm delighted that we are able to give fans our viewers an enhanced viewing experience of Good Food and Eden," said UKTV joint acting chief executive Keith Porritt.

"Both channels have an enviable schedule which viewers can now enjoy in the stunning picture quality that HD offers - whether that is home grown commissions such as Ronnie Corbett's Supper Club or the best of the BBC's natural history programming including Wild China and Planet Earth."

Sky's director of product management Hilary Perchard added: "We are pleased to welcome UKTV's first two high definition channels to Sky's ever-expanding HD stable.

"With these new additions, Sky continues to lead the way in high definition, with Sky+ HD customers enjoying the most comprehensive selection on high-quality content available.

"Across the schedule, we offer an unrivalled selection of HD that caters to the interests and passions of millions of customers."

According to reports, Virgin Media is considering a sale of its 50% stake in UKTV, with Sky and BBC Worldwide among the leading suitors

soruce:digitalspy

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