Satellite Update: NHK World HD and RT HD parameter changes

A change in transponder parameters affecting NHK World HD and RT HD has caught some satellite viewers out this week.

Changes to the way the channels are broadcast to viewers in the UK and Ireland mean that some satellite receivers, including a small minority of Freesat and Sky receivers can't receive the channels, some seeing a "no signal" message, although they haven't changed frequency and continue to be broadcast from the same satellite.

Viewers using free-to-air satellite receivers should use the new parameters listed below to regain access to the channels. Viewers with Sky or Freesat boxes that are affected should initially reboot their boxes. Some Freesat users may need to do a new Freesat scan to regain access to the channels if a reboot doesn't work.

New parameters:
(Astra 2, 28.2-5 East)
  • Frequency / Polarisation: 11.225 / V
  • Symbol Rate: 23.000 (23.0 Mbaud)
  • FEC: 2/3 
  • Broadcast standard: DVB-S2, 8PSK

In other satellite news, ShowBiz TV, the former Bonanza Bonanza channel has been removed from Freesat channel 157. It continues on Sky.

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