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Satellite switch complete

Changes to some satellite TV and radio services in the UK brought about by a change of satellite operators has now completed.

Most services moved to temporary frequencies at the beginning of last week, as 500 MHz of spectrum transferred from the control of Eutelsat to SES Astra on the 4th October. SES Astra commenced simulcasting channels last Friday, with the temporary frequencies now switching off.

Sky and Freesat viewers should have remained largely unaffected, with the Electronic Programme Guide operators updating their channel lists to direct satellite receivers to the new frequencies. Freesat viewers who are still missing channels such as S4C, More>Movies and Euronews should try putting their receiver into standby for 30 seconds, with a rescan required if channels are not restored.

Sky standard definition channels including TCM, History and National Geographic, which moved frequencies at the end of the month have remained on the frequencies assigned to them at the end of September.

SES v Eutelsat: List of affected services has been updated with the latest information.


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