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The changes, which occured after 0300 GMT mean that many viewers, including expats, who benefited from out-of-area reception in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic as well as some parts of Germany, Denmark and Norway have now lost access to all of the main TV networks via satellite.
Only a few viewers, especially in and around the Valencia/Alicante area of Spain, can still access these channels thanks to a thin sidelobe around the side of the UK spotbeam.
Thousands of affected viewers flocked to the a516digital website last week, when the BBC had most of its channels switched to the the new satellite, and viewers lost signal.
Channel 5 was the first of the main 5 UK TV networks to switch to the new spotbeam, along with Channel 4 HD and some ITV regions, when they migrated to sister satellite Astra 2F at the end of 2012.
Viewers within the British Isles receiving satellite TV through Sky and Freesat are unaffected by the changes, and only witnessed a very short break in transmission as the channels switched satellites.
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