[ARCHIVE] Satellite Update: A few more changes as satellite move completes

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After several weeks of frequent changes, the reshuffle of TV and radio services broadcasting to Sky and Freesat homes is now almost over.

While Sky and Freesat viewers across the British Isles haven't needed to take action, viewers who rely on manual tuning, for example free-to-air satellite receiver users have had to retune often recently.

This week, some channels, including CNN, Travel Channel, TruTV, Heart TV, Clubland and BT Sport in standard definition are moving from Astra 2F to Astra 2G and new frequencies as the load is balanced across the three new satellites. These channels are widely available free-to-air across Europe (details below).

Then the satellite changes are complete, although many expect that there will still be some technical changes to the way services are broadcast, to maximise bandwidth on each satellite transponder at the expense of viewers accessing services outside of the core footprint of the satellites.

Eutelsat, which is in the process of redeploying its 28A satellite to a different orbital position, now operates as a virtual satellite provider to Sky and Freesat channels. The satellite company is in control of a band of satellite frequencies that are now being transmitted by rival SES on its satellites.

In summary
  • Sky and Freesat services are now fully delivered via new satellites Astra 2E, 2F and 2G, which continue to orbit at 28.2 - 28.35 degrees East.
  • Several channels have moved between satellites to even out the load across the fleet.
  • A number of temporary frequency changes have been completed and those channels are now on their final frequencies, although in the future channels may opt to move again - but this will be unrelated to the necessary changes that have taken place recently.
  • Old satellite Eutelsat 28A is no longer in use and is being moved to be co-located next to Eutelsat 33B, where it will be used for occasional feeds. Earlier this year, services were removed from old satellite Astra 2A. Astra 2D is being moved to serve its twilight years in another orbital position.

Other developments
  • Unrelated to the satellite changes, UCB has ceased broadcasting on satellite. Its services can continue to be found online via the UCB Player. Additionally, UCB also broadcasts via DAB digital radio. Its TV channel is available on the TVPlayer App.
  • Colors has changed frequencies (details below). Other South Asian channels, including Rishtey and Aaj Tak are now also being distributed on Astra 4 (on the 5 degrees East orbital position @ 12111 H), where they enjoy wider coverage over Europe, also for the benefit of cable feeds.

Overview
(last updated 11/07/2015) Latest changes in bold.
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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
11082 H
From 02/07/15
22000
5/6
BT Sport 1, 2, BT Sport Europe in SD
2F
Europe
11097 V
23000
2/3
ITV HD (Central, Granada, London, Meridian)
2F
UK
11112 H
From 02/07/15
22000
5/6
CNN International
Boomerang (SD), Cartoon Network
2F
Europe
11127 V
22000
5/6
Channel 4 HD, 4seven
2F
UK
11141 H
22000
5/6
BET, Nickelodeon
2F

11171H
22000
5/6
Al Jazeera English, Movies4Men,
Racing UK
2F

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
11464H
22000
5/6
Notts TV, PTV Prime, CCTV News
2F

11479V
22000
5/6
STV Glasgow,
STV Edinburgh,
London Live,
CNBC Europe
2F

11509V
22000
5/6
Holiday & Cruise,
TVX, MTV Live
2F

11538V
23000
2/3
&TV HD
2F

11553 H

22000
5/6
Heart, Capital TV, Clubland, Planet Pop
2F
Europe
11568 V

22000
5/6
TruTV, Travel Channel, RT UK (SD), Horse & Country
2F
Europe
11582 H

22000
5/6
ID+1, Quest+1, TLC+1
E28A
Europe
11597 V

23000
8/9
BT Sport 1, 2, BT Sport Europe in HD
E28A
Europe
11670 H

22000
5/6
Made in Tyne and Wear,
Talking Pictures,
Zing
E28A
Europe
11685 V

22000
2/3
Made in Bristol / Cardiff / Leeds;
Absolute Radio,
Absolute 70s, 80s, 90s, Jazz FM
E28A
Europe
EUTELSAT 28A TO ASTRA 2E
From 05:30 GMT 29/06/2015
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



Moved to ASTRA 2F
The following services were moved to Astra 2F at the beginning of June 2015:
Frequency and Polarisation
Symbol Rate
FEC
Channels affected include…
Moved from
Europe or UK beam
11307 H
27500
2/3
Ideal World, Create & Craft
E28A
UK
11307 V
27500
2/3
True Entertainment, True Movies 1/2,
POP, The Vault
E28A
UK
11344 H
27500
2/3
E!, ?TV
E28A
UK
11343 V
27500
2/3
CBS Drama, S4C
E28A
UK

ASTRA 2F to ASTRA 2E
Frequency and Polarisation
Symbol Rate
FEC
Channels affected include…
Moved from
Europe or UK beam
11836 H
27500
5/6
Challenge, Forces TV
Astra 2F, 12304H
Europe

COLORS Frequency change
The following channel has transferred to another transponder during the shuffle.
Frequency and Polarisation
Symbol Rate
FEC
Channel
Moved from
Europe or UK beam
11225 H
27500
2/3
Colors (52050)
E28A 11426 V
Europe



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5 comments:

  1. Hallo can you give link where I can find the frequencies of Indian channels in Europe and UK. Because lots of channels are going off. Chances are big that they probably changed frequencies. And if possible link in the comment pls. Thx😀

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    1. Since we published this page, the main satellite channel tracker websites have now been updated with the latest information: for example, you can now see the full list of free-to-air channels and frequencies at http://www.lyngsat.com/Astra-2E-2F-2G.html. Use Ctrl+F on most browsers to search for the channel you are looking for.

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  2. Hi, we spend the summer in Hungary near Lake Balaton - we have a small roof dish and an old Sky decoder which until yesterday (31st July) was able to bring us UK Channel 4 and UK Channel 4+1

    For some reason from this morning when we tuned in to this via the Sky menu 'Services' then 'Other channels' - we input the searched frequencies years ago to get the correct frequency for Channel 4 - we now only get a blue screen with no picture

    has channel 4 been relocated on the satellite making it no longer obtainable??

    Any help much appreciated

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    1. Your location is outside of the coverage area for Channel 4 via satellite, and since the satellite changes last year, you've been lucky to be able to watch the service with your small roof dish in Hungary. There's been a slight change to the orbital position of the satellite that carries Channel 4 which came into effect on August 1st, and that appears to have finally ended your reception of Channel 4 with that dish.
      More information on the coverage area here: http://www.a516digital.com/2014/06/uk-tv-via-satellite-uk-spotbeam.html

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    2. Thank you so much for your help - we currently have what seems to be an 85 cm dish on the roof - would it make a lot of difference if we had a 100 cm dish - the problem in Hungary is that sometimes it gets very windy so I am not sure that I would be happy to have a dish larger than 100 cms on the roof because it may cause us problems up there

      Our internet is very slow so tv via the internet is probably not an option

      Best regards

      Steve

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