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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Freesat Valencia, IPTV Valencia, Sky TV Valencia, UK TV Valencia

Freesat Valencia, IPTV Valencia, Sky TV Valencia, UK TV Valencia.
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.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Festival International Benicassim (Fib 2014)

Festival International Benicassim (Fib 2014)

Benicassim 2014 takes place on the weekend of 17th - 20th July 2014.




Festival Internacional de Benicàssim 2014 (FIB 2014) Line Up
Headliners have been confirmed as Kasabian

Also confirmed for this year’s festival are Tinie Tempah, Katy B Lily Allen Paulo Nutini Example Above & Beyond Tom Odell Ellie Goulding Paul Weller Jake Bugg, Chase & Status, M.I.A., Tame Impala, Manic Street Preachers, James, Klaxons, Sub Focus, Of Montreal, Courteeners, The Charlatans, Presidents of the United States of America, The 1975, Kodaline, Telegram.

http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/benicassim_festival_music_valencia.php

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

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Winter Olympics 2014 - Live on TV - Live on BBC TV - BBC Coverage

Winter Olympics 2014
6 to 23 February 2014.

The BBC Trailer



BBC will be providing around 200 hours of live coverage on TV.

BBC Olympic Coverage - BBC reception in Spain - Astra - Astra 2E - Astra 2F - New Satellite Spain



Winter Olympics on Satellite TV:
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_on_tv_winter_olympics_sochi_2014.php
Winter Olympics on BBC TV - Coverage Details
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_on_tv_winter_olympics_sochi_2014_bbc_coverage.php
Winter Olympics - Events Schedule
http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/live_on_tv_winter_olympics_sochi_2014_schedule.php

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A list of the channels and frequencies affected by the recent "satellite shuffle" between Eutelsat 28A and Astra.

A list of the channels and frequencies affected by the recent "satellite shuffle" between Eutelsat 28A and Astra.

Below is a list of the channels and frequencies affected by the recent "satellite shuffle" between Eutelsat 28A and Astra.

Note that for some people in some areas of Spain, channels on the Astra 2F UK beam may be unavailable, as your satellite dish may be too small to receive these frequencies.

As a general rule of thumb, if you can receive Channel Five, then you should be able to receive those other channels on Astra 2Fs UK beam.

If you are struggling to receive those channels on the Astra 2F UK beam, then it may be possible to search for the channels on their "Final" frequencies, as some of the channels are actually operating on their final frequencies.

On a Sky box, you simply go to the "Add Channels" menu option, and then add the channels to your Sky boxes "Other Channels" list, accessed via the Services Menu.

Hopefully by the 10th October, all channels will be on their final frequencies, and the Sky Guide and the Freesat Guide channel lists are all correctly "mapped" to the new frequencies.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Gandia Fiestas - 27th - 30th September 213

Gandia Fiestas this week
27th September 2013 - 30th September 213


 
Here is the official guide

Saturday, September 21, 2013

More incorrect rumours and untruths about the future of satellite TV in Europe - mainly from some IPTV / Internet TV sellers.

Time again to clarify some of more of the incorrect rumours and untruths about the future of satellite TV in Europe and about the so called "Big Switch Off" of UK TV in Spain.

Again, as mentioned before in my blogs ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2013/08/loss-of-uk-tv-in-spain-more-misinformation-by-iptv-retailers/ ) , these "rumours" are coming from some (not all I hasten to add!) sellers of IPTV / Internet TV systems.

One such incorrect rumour that has been doing the rounds, and even spread on a Expat Radio Stations here in Spain, is that:

"All BBC, ITV, Ch4 and Ch5 TV channels etc. will disappear from the SKY platform at end of October beginning November. None of these channels will physically reach Europe mainland via Satellite."

No.
This is incorrect.
a) BBC, ITV, Ch4 and Ch5 TV channels etc will not disappear from Sky - or Freesat. These UKTV channels will still be on those Digital Satellite systems. Why would these channels be removed from the most popular Digital TV services ?

b) "None of these channels will physically reach Europe mainland via Satellite."

No.
This is incorrect.
They will reach Europe mainland via Satellite.
The beams may be more focused on the UK, but there will be satellite signal overspill into other areas, just like there has been signal overspill into Europe for the last 20 plus years

In fact, in some areas of Spain you can and should still be able to receive these UK TV channels (BBC1HD, ITV1HD, C4HD, Channel Five) on a 1m satellite dish from the first new satellite, Astra 2F, that has been operating since December 2012.

Also, the official SES Astra predicted signal footprint map (seen here http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2e_satellite_reception_footprint_map_uk_tv_spain.php ) for the new UK TV satellites says that its beams can be received in most of France on a 60cm dish.
Last time I checked France was in mainland Europe.

So in fact these channels will physically reach Europe mainland via Satellite, contrary to what these IPTV / Internet TV sellers claim.

Some IPTV / Internet TV sellers are confusing people by misrepresenting the aforementioned official SES Astra signal footprint map.

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The map shows SES Astra's prediction of their new satellites UK beam for users with a 45cm satellite dish and 60cm satellite dish. As you can see the Astra 2E satellites UK beam should be available to more than half of France if you are using a 60cm satellite dish.

However, some IPTV / Internet TV sellers are using this as a basis for their misrepresentations, by saying anyone outside that "60cm satellite dish" contour will not be able to receive ANY signals at all.

This is incorrect.

Just because the map does not show data outside that 60cm contour, does not mean that n signals will be available in those areas.

In fact, this is the same map showing the same data for the first new satellites, Astra 2F.

And like I said before, some areas of Spain can receive this signal on a 1m satellite dish - in areas where these IPTV / Internet TV sellers say it is impossible.

Yes, some areas will be affected more than other areas. Some may find that they can still use smaller 1m and 1.25m and 1.4m satellite dishes in Spain for reception of their UK TV .

Yes, some areas, like the Costa del Sol, may have to increase the size of their satellite dishes, and use 1.8m or 2.4m satellite dishes, just like the Costa Blanca has had to use for the last 10plus years.

Until the new Astra 2E satellite has been launched, expected around the 30th September 2013 ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/astra_2e_satellite_reception_testing_news_updates.php ) , tested (which will take place at another location in the skies), positioned at 28 east along with the other UK TG satellites, and is transmitting signals from that location, no-one will know for sure what reception will be like in Spain, and Europe, or what sized satellite dishes you will need to receive these signals in Spain and Europe.
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