Keep It Country to keep looping until next week


Country music channel Keep It Country says it will be broadcasting an eight-hour loop of music until a normal schedule of programmes returns next week.

It follows several days of blank screens as the station took the unusual step of going off-air during a "service provider change" for a period of time during late January.

Keep It Country has now resumed broadcasting on Sky (channel 389) and on Freeview (87, but not in all locations). However, some Freesat viewers have expressed frustration over the continued lack of the channel, although it can be tuned in manually as a free-to-air channel using the parameters listed below via the Astra 2G satellite. Keep It Country has said that its channel will reappear on Freesat channel 516, although an exact time hasn't been confirmed.

Frequency:    11082
Polarisation: Horiztonal
Symbol Rate:  22000 (22 Mbaud)
FEC:          5/6
Service ID:   50330


How do I manually tune in free-to-air channels that aren't on Freesat?
If you have a newer Humax Freesat box, check out this YouTube guide from TV Trade Dave on how to manually tune your receiver.  On Manhattan Freesat boxes, press menu, go to "system" and select "add non-Freesat channels" and use the parameters shown above. If you follow this method, the exact channel number Keep It Country will appear on will vary from box to box, as non-Freesat channels don't have fixed numbers like Freesat channel numbers do.


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