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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Freesat Costa Blanca, IPTV Costa Blanca, Sky TV Costa Blanca, UK TV Costa Blanca

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UK Satellite TV Costa Blanca

UK TV is available to expats in the Costa Blanca area of Spain. Even with the recent introduction of new UK TV satellites reception of all UK TV channels is very good.

Reception of the main UK TV channels, like BBC and ITV, via satellite, using a Sky digibox, or Freesat set top box, will mean you have to have a satellite dish measuring a minimum of 90x110cm "1m".

For some areas of Costa Blanca, a minimum 110x120cm satellite dish is required for reception of BBC and ITV via Freesat and Sky.

For some areas of Costa Blanca, a minimum 125x135cm satellite dish is required for reception of BBC and ITV via Freesat and Sky.

Friday, April 18, 2014

This weeks UK TV and Satellite TV in Spain News

Our news and free help and advice forum at http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum

UK Satellite TV Installations:
There are 11 subscription free HD TV channels available via satellite, including BBC1HD, BBC2HD, BBC3HD, BBC4HD, ITV1HD and C4HD. Much better image resolution on a HD TV than a TV rebroadcaster or internet IPTV system!

Satellite Dish Installations in my service area (Calpe to Valencia) :

a 100x110cm (1.1m) satellite dish will work for people with limited space. Standard installation of this dish is from 200 euros.

a 125x135cm (1.25/1.35m) satellite dish would provide better reception and is the "recommended" dish for my area. Standard installation of this dish of from 275 euros.

More information on our 125x135cm (1.25/1.35m) satellite dish installations: http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/satellite_dish_installations_costa_blanca_spain_125m.php


Wall of Shame - we have updated our Wall Of Shame's fourth page to show some of the poor installations we have come across and been asked to fix. http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/wall_of_shame_bad_poor_satellite_installations_costa_blanca_page4.php

Astra 2C : UK TV moves into position for back up purposes - and if some UK TV channels do move on to Astra 2C then there should be no worries about reception in Spain, due it its very generous footprint.
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2c_satellite_reception_footprint_uk_tv_spain.php  

Live sport on Sky Sports this Easter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyF9_AH-gGg  

F1 : Chinese Grand Prix: Live on Sky Sports, BeIN SPorts, Antenna 3. Highlights on BBC Sport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VfT5IbxPo
http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/04/f1-2014-chinese-grand-prix-live-tv-coverage-sky-sports-f1-highlights-bbc-one/  

2014 Snooker World Championships - coverage on BBC One and Eurosport http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/04/world-snooker-championship-2014-bbc-coverage/

Full 24: Live Another Day Trailer - On Sky One in May!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkQjmoLDIK4

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Freeview failure hits Sony recorder owners

Sony says it is experiencing "a major technical issue" after many owners of its DVD recorders lost access to their Freeview TV channels. Dozens of owners have written to the BBC to complain that a malfunctioning software update on Friday has caused their devices to stop receiving or recording Freeview. Many complained about a lack of response from Sony customer support. Sony said it was doing everything possible to solve the problem. "A major technical issue has been flagged to our dedicated team. We will update you asap," the Japanese firm tweeted back on Saturday in response to dozens of messages about the problem. The company's own support forums as well as other independent online sites were filled with complaints from irate users over the weekend. Sony HXD recorders, such as the RDR-HXD870 model, which were updated Friday with the firmware 1.70 fix, seem to be affected by the issue. "It may already have come to your attention that thousands of owners of Sony DVD units have completely lost all their access to Freeview channels," Geoff Cheers, from Chorley, wrote to the BBC. Graham Johnson, from Oxford, wrote: "There are thousands of people affected by this, many of whom, like me, have wasted hours today trying to retune and repair their machine. Many folks, it seems, have also been out and bought a new one. "Sony's Twitter feed and own technical support website are in meltdown with angry customers, and Sony themselves are conspicuous by their absence." On Sunday, a spokeswoman for Sony UK told the BBC: "We are aware of the issue and our engineers are doing everything to solve it."

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Loss of some UK satellite TV channels in Spain for the next few weeks.

If you lose channels for the next 2 weeks at around 10-11 am for a few minutes then this is normal for this time of year.

Basically the sun is right behind the satellites, and the energy from the sun will swamp out the weaker satellite signals.

There is nothing you can do about it, as it can even affect "big dishes" also.

Rebooting the box will not help - apart from killing time until the signal returns again

It does not happen on ALL channels, as some are stronger than others.

This loss of signal happens twice a year in March and October - around the time of the equinoxes.

Monday, September 10, 2012

UK TV Channel Frequences for Sky TV and Freesat TV digiboxes and other UK TV Help and Problems Solving for British TV in Spain

UK TV Channel Frequences for Sky TV and Freesat TV digiboxes and other UK TV Help and Problems Solving for British TV in Spain

UK TV Channel Frequences for Sky TV and Freesat TV digiboxes

BBC TV in SpainThe BBC1 TV channel is available on various frequencies, due to the various BBC1 local regions. BBC channels, like BBC1, BBC1HD, BBCHD, BBC2, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies, CBBC, BBC News are Free to air TV channels and available for free without any subscription or without a Sky card.
BBC TV Satellite Frequency Settings

ITV TV in Spain The ITV1 channel is available on various frequencies, due to the various ITV1 advertising regions. Most ITV channels are Free to air TV channels and available for free without any subscription or without a Sky card.
ITV Satellite Frequency Settings

Channel 4 TV in Spain Channel 4 group of channels are available on various frequencies. The free to air channel 4 channels, C4, C4HD, E4, More4, Film4, 4Seven, are Free to air TV channels and available for free without any subscription or without a Sky card. If you have a Sky viewing card, Irish versions of the Channel 4 channels are on frequency 12480 V 27500 2/3 - the Irish version of the Channel 4 group of channels.
Channel 4 Satellite Frequency Settings

Channel 5 TV in Spain The Channel Five group of channels are available over two frequencies. Five, Fiver and Five USA are Free to air TV channels and available for free without any subscription or without a Sky card.
Channel Five Satellite Frequency Settings

Sky TV in Spain Sky TV is available in Spain. Its channels are spread over many frequencies. Many frequencies also carry channels available on Freesat
Sky TV and Freesat TV Channel Frequency Settings

Irish TV Channels In Spain Irish TV channels are spread over many frequencies. The main Irish TV channels, like RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, TG 4, TV 3 are available on frequency 10744 H 22000 5/6. Irish TV channel 3e is on frequency 11261 H 27500 2/3. All the main Irish TV channels require a Sky veiwing card registered at an Irish address to view. You cannot use a Sky card at a UK address to view Irish TV channels.
Irish TV Satellite Frequency Settings


"Extra" and "Secret" channel frequecies for Sky TV diboboxes in Spain

To see how to add the "secret" and additional ITV, Chanel 4, and Five channels insructoins can be found at Extra Secret Additional Sky and Freesat Frequencies

Frequency Asked Questions about receiving UK TV in Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - UK TV in Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - Freesat TV In Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - Freeview TV in Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - Sky TV in Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - TDT in Spain

Default Transponder Frequency Settings for Sky Digiboxes in Spain

Resetting your Sky box after a power cut andyou are receiving a "No Satellite Signal" messages

Sky Satellite Transponder Settings Spain - Default Transponder Frequency Settings for Sky Digiboxes in Costa Blanca

Sky Satellite Transponder Settings Spain - Default Transponder Frequency Settings for Sky HD Digiboxes in Costa Blanca

If a specific question is not answered on these pages then you can always try our forum - http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum/

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We supply, install and provide upgrades and servicing for Satellite TV systems and Digital TV systems for areas of the Costa Blanca and Costa Azahar, between Calpe to Valencia and inland.

For reception of Sky TV and UK TV in these areas please see the links below:
Sky TV in Calpe. UK TV in Calpe. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Calpe.
Sky TV in Denia. UK TV in Denia. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Denia.
Sky TV in Gandia. UK TV in Gandia. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Gandia.
Sky TV in Javea. UK TV in Javea. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Javea.
Sky TV in Lliria. UK TV in Lliria. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Lliria.
Sky TV in Oliva. UK TV in Oliva. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Oliva.
Sky TV in Ontinyent. UK TV in Ontinyent. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Ontinyent.
Sky TV in Valencia. UK TV in Valencia. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Valencia.
Sky TV in Xativa. UK TV in Xativa. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Xativa.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Spanish government to rethink RTVE funding

The recently elected Government of the PP in Spain is on the verge of announcing a reduction of the budget of state broadcaster RTVE by €200 million.

The news was announced by Cristobal Montoro, Minister of Finance and Public Administration and the €200 million cut back will fall within the total €442 million that the ministry intends to cut.

Following budget cuts of €200 million, the Spanish government has said it is now reviewing the financial situation of the state broadcaster RTVE.

The situation of the broadcaster is ‘serious’ and the government is considering re-introducing selling commercial airtime as a serious option.

The current model of financing the broadcaster was introduced by the former socialist government and is based an a special tax of 0.9% slapped on the turnover of telecom companies and private broadcasters. This type of tax, which Spain introduced after France pioneered the idea, has come under heavy criticism from Brussels.

In addition to swingeing cuts to its budget, as decreed by Spain's new conservative government, it now seems inevitable that national public broadcaster Corporación RTV is to lose a number of channels.

As reported yesterday in Rapid TV News, TVE’s budget is to be reduced by €200 million and now in a futher indignity TVE may be forced toi decide between cutting channels or return to including commercial advertising on its programming.

Other avenues that the Corporation could take include having to sell some of its sporting rights such as the crown jewels of the UEFA Champions League's rights or even the ones pertaining to the London Olympics.

sources: rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2012010418475/rtve-may-reduce-channels-sell-rights-or-accept-ads.html and broadbandtvnews.com/2012/01/04/spanish-government-to-rethink-rtve-funding/

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Will my Freeview box work in Spain?

Many UK Freeview boxes do work in Spain and you can use a Freeview receiver / set top box in Spain.

The UK Freeview receiver will only receive the Spanish digital TV channels.

This is beacuase the Freeview box connects to a TV aerial, and in Spain only SPanish TV vchannels are available via a TV aerial.

Just like in the UK where you can only receive the UK Freeview channels via a TV aerial and not the SPansih TV channels in the UK via a TV aerial.

However, there may be some problems with using a UK Freeview set top box in Spain.

Firstly, you must ensure the box can scan frequency 69 – a frequency that is not used in the UK but it is in Spain.

Also UK boxes may not be able to change programmes into their original language as some UK boxes are programmed to look for English, Welsh and Gaelic language “tags”, where as in Spain they use different language tags like “Dos” or “VO” (Version Original), or “Multi” or “Und”, SET does use an “English” tag.
 
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