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02 August 2014
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SKY News and BBC News 24 changes

in News · 09-01-2014 14:32:00 · 5 Comments

Readers will have noticed that at midday Thursday the above two channels disappeared from our screens.

BBC 1 was still available, but it is obvious that the expected changes have started as the new satellite comes into operation. Search the higher channels and you may find SKY News in non-HD. These changes may, or may not be permanent, but be aware that the changeover has started, though this may still be in the testing stage. Keep in touch with your satellite installer who will know what alternatives are available.Sky Realm are currently testing a unit that you can plug into a modern Sky + HD box to receive catch-up TV and channels via the internet.

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You can also receive a wide range of channels, including BBC and ITV, on www.filmon.com. AND IT IS FREE!
by David Gourlay from Lisbon on 12-01-2014 05:01:00
I am in Lisbon and I still have both channels on Freesat.
by David Gourlay from Lisbon on 12-01-2014 02:32:00
If the signal goes completely the UK will be invaded with ex-pats immigrants.
by Troy from UK on 11-01-2014 06:03:00
no changes here at all ...cannot understand why yours went off.

also the 2E sat is still parked in the same spot since launch and has not moved so there have been no movement of channels
by mm from Algarve on 10-01-2014 11:20:00
BBC News (non HD) is now on Chanel 570 and Sky News (non HD) is now on 516. On a Sky + HD box both Sky News on 501 and BBC News on 503 have now been moved to a new transponder and the signal does not reach Portugal. Expect more changes shortly as Astra 2E is brought into service.
by Paul Luckman from Algarve on 10-01-2014 11:19:00

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