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Monday, October 2, 2017

GOLD goes HD on Sky

GOLD goes HD on Sky
Sky subscribers can now enjoy comedy channel GOLD in high definition.
GOLD HD launched earlier today.
GOLD, from UKTV, is perhaps best known for its repeat showings of Only Fools and Horses.
Programmes on GOLD HD not from recent years are upscaled to HD on the new...

BBC World News SD on Astra 19.2 closes

BBC World News SD on Astra 19.2 closes
The BBC has now ceased broadcasting a standard definition version of its World News channel via Astra 19.2°E.
As first announced at the end of June, the BBC has decided to end its dual transmission of both standard and high definition versions of BBC World...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

BBC iPlayer adds "from the archive" programmes

BBC iPlayer adds “from the archive” programmes
The BBC has begun to open up its archives via the iPlayer, with programmes from 1946 to the present day.
Since Monday, the new “from the archive” category allows viewers to delve through a selection of historical BBC...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Discovery channels move to UK beam, changing reception in some areas of Spain

Discovery channels move to UK beam, changing reception in some areas of Spain
The Discovery group of channels, has changed frequencies.
And satellite beams
The channesl used to be on the EUropean beam, meaning nice and easy recpetion across Spain
But yesterday, the channels changed frequencies,...

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Solar Outage Time October 2017

Solar Outage Time October 2016
It is coming to the time of year when the suns path across the sky takes it behind the UK TV satellites.
This “satellite solar outage” happens around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinox. In the northern hemisphere, sun outages occur before the...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Eurosport gains more cycling coverage

Eurosport gains more cycling coverage
Eurosport is cementing its position as the home of cycling following the acquisition of more broadcast rights.
A new four year deal with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has been announced, starting immediately...

Freesat adds premium entertainment and sports

Freesat adds premium entertainment and sports
Freesat users will now be able to optionally add access to a number of premium channels following the announcement of a tie-up with TVPlayer.
TVPlayer’s Plus service, available via the Freesat on-demand section, will give viewers the...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Skys new EFL deal means more games

Skys new EFL deal means more games
Sky has signed a deal worth £600 million that will see all midweek English Football League matches available to stream.
The new agreement means that from the start of the 2019/20 season, Sky Sports Football will show up to 183 matches exclusively live each...

Sky launches Spanish streaming service

Sky launches Spanish streaming service
Sky has launched a new streaming service for the Spanish market, in the competition against the already well-known offers from Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Movistar, and Wuaki.
The new service offers a selection of Spanish pay-TV channels, TV series and on demand...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Fox News removed from Sky UK

Fox News removed from Sky UK
Fox News has been withdrawn from the Sky UK pay TV service.
The removal of Fox News on Sky was officially explained as being a commercial move, with the channel’s distribution in the UK no longer being viable, according to 21st Century Fox.
The channel has...