Freesat EPG transfers to new satellite

The Freesat Electronic Programme Guide has moved from Eutelsat 28A early this morning, as part of the final migration of services from the aging satellite, which has been in orbit since 2001.

Other channels affected by the move include news channels France 24 (English) and Bloomberg. With the migration, all services targeting UK and Ireland satellite viewers have now moved to one of three new satellites located at 28 degrees East above the equator.

Eutelsat 28A is already a few years over its originally expected 12 year lifespan, and has been associated with spells of poor reception, especially in recent months.  Now new satellite Astra 2G has been brought into service, services on 28A have been able to be transferred to either Astra 2E, F, G, with the load being balanced between the three satellites.

Services have moved over to Astra 2E, which means viewers in the UK and Ireland will benefit from a stronger, more reliable signal. No action is required by viewers.

Viewers in parts of continental Europe will now receive a weaker signal, meaning that it may not be possible to use the full functionality of a Freesat receiver. Generally, viewers who are able to receive BBC and ITV free-to-air services in Europe will continue to be able to receive the Freesat Electronic Programme Guide.


ASTRA 2G
Frequency and Polarisation
Symbol Rate
FEC
Channels affected include…
Moved from
Europe or UK beam
10964 H
22000
5/6
Channel 5, 5 USA, 5*, Spike
2F
UK
10994 H
22000
5/6
Various ITV regions
2F
UK
11024 H
23000
2/3
BBC One Scotland HD, BBC One Wales HD,
BBC News HD, BBC Four HD
2F
UK
11053 H
23000
3/4
ITV 2 HD, ITV 4 HD, ITV HD tests
2F
UK
11067 V
23000
2/3
STV HD, UTV HD, ITV3 HD, ITV Encore HD
2F
UK
11097 V
23000
2/3
ITV HD (Central, Granada, London, Meridian)
2F
UK
11127 V
22000
5/6
Channel 4 HD, 4seven
2F
UK
11225 H
(was 11222 H)
27500
2/3
Information TV, Irish TV, Showcase, BFBS Radio, LBC, Heart
E28A
Europe
11225 V
(was 11223 V)
27500
2/3
NHK World HD, RT HD
E28A
Europe
11265 V
(was 11259 V)
27500
2/3
PCNE, B4U Music
E28A
Europe
11265 H
(was 11261 H)
27500
2/3
CBS Reality+1, Horror Channel, Vintage TV, Panjab Radio
E28A
Europe
11582 H
(from ex-temp frequency 11463H)
22000
5/6
ID+1, Quest+1, TLC+1
E28A
Europe
11597 V
(from ex-temp frequency 11479 V)
23000
8/9
BT Sport 1, 2, BT Sport Europe
E28A
Europe
11670 H
(from ex-temp frequency 11509 V)
22000
5/6
Made in Tyne and Wear,
Talking Pictures,
Zing
E28A
Europe
11685 V
(from ex-temp frequency 11973 V)
27500
2/3
Made in Bristol / Cardiff / Leeds;
Absolute Radio,
Absolute 70s, 80s, 90s, Jazz FM
E28A
Europe
EUTELSAT 28A TO ASTRA 2E
11389 H
27500
2/3
CBS Action, Heat TV, Magic TV
E28A
UK
11390 V
27500
2/3
Lifetime+1, TJC
E28A
UK
11426 V
27500
2/3
Bloomberg,
Food Network, France 24 English, TV5 MONDE
E28A
UK
11428 H
27500
2/3
Freesat Home Transponder (Freesat EPG)
E28A
UK





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