BBC Channels on SKY

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  1. kenwilk

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    I'm one of the victims of the BBC move. I now get the 'No satellite signal' on all BBC channels through SKY. I'm assuming it's probably because my signal is not the strongest.

    Assuming my dish can't be realigned to get a stronger signal does that mean I won't be able to get BBC channels for ever or is there something else that can be done. Hope that's not the case because reception through my analogue arial is hopeless.
     
  2. Fernsehman

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    If you were expecting a useful reply, you may be disappointed because your "location" is blank. So we don't know where you are or the make/model of your dish, LNB or receiver.
     
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    BBC delays relaunch of free-to-air TV channels
    The BBC has confirmed that it is delaying the free-to-air relaunch of its digital TV services on Astra 2D until July 14 while the Independent Television Commission makes a decision about whether to step in to the row between Sky and the BBC regarding positions in the Electronic Programme Guide. Sky has threatened to move the main BBC channels to a lower position in its EPG if the BBC does not use its conditional access encryption system. The BBC channels had been expected to begin transmitting free-to-air from May 31. Please note that the new launch date of July 14 over-rides the news items in the May and June editions of What Satellite and Digital TV magazine. Meanwhile, the BBC has been performing test transmissions on Astra 2D at 10.773GHz/H (22000, 5/6) and 10.804GHz/H (22000, 5/6). [May 10]
     
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    I'm in Hampshire with a pace digibox, and since last night i am getting a highly pixelated image for BBC 1 and 2 with intermittant, garbled sound. Do I need to get the dish realigned (at a cost to me) or is this a problem with the broadcaster's equipment which will rectify itself.
     
  5. marcoeser

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    I'm really unhappy - no BBC, and I don't think there's a solution to get them back?

    If you have a solution, except for moving a little closer to the UK, I would be your best friend :hiya:

    marc
     
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    Hi Marc

    Maybe a much bigger dish? Although it would have to pretty big to pick up Astra 2D in Greece. We lost all the BBC Channels last night but can still pick up ITV and C4 (using a 1.8m dish). I've also manually tuned in BBC One LN. Try using the Add Channels and use:

    Transponder - 10847, V, 22.0, 5/6.

    See what you get. Hopefully other regional BBC stations will appear on other transponders!.

    All the best
     
  7. rigman

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    Well if you dont pay for it you can hardly complain about not receiving it can you? :lesson:
     
  8. marcoeser

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    if I could pay for it, I would.
     
  9. marcoeser

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    I might need a bigger dish, I have a 1.35, but people over here are talking about 3m to get astra 2D:eek:
    I've tried tuning in your numbers but I get "No signal found".
    I've also tried other transponders from
    this list
    no luck

    Thanks, marc
     
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    Yes but unfortunately it is only a single european market when it suits them.

    Three of my work colleagues have moved abroad to sunnier climates and are complaining. It is great to wind them up. :p
     
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    The point I was making was that I DO pay, and will now have to pay out some more just to be able to receive them.
     
  12. lynx

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    This is why the BBC want the footprint more tightly focused to the UK, to prevent unauthorised viewing.You guys on mainland europe may now be out of luck.
     
  13. marcoeser

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    can someone explain why it is unauthorised viewing since we are in a single european market. Has anyone tried to take them to the european courts?

    marc
     
  14. lynx

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    If a viewer doesn't pay a license fee then it's unauthorised viewing.
     
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    NicH

    my comments were aimed at marcoeser as he lives in Greece hence the quote.

    If I were you I would get someone to watch the signal meter on the sky box while you gently pull on the edges of the dish. When it shows the highest signal strength the back off the tightening bolts a smidgen to allow the dish to move to that postion and then retighten it. If you are getting a signal now then you are not too far off so should not take much adjustment.

    Looking at the Astra 2D footprint most of north west europe should still be able to receive the channels. They are supposed to be unencrypting it so the viewing figures will probably go up. Pity us brits have to pay for everyone else to watch it for free though.


    Darren
     
  16. lynx

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/2843069.stm

    ''Viewers will be able to see all of the BBC's channels on digital satellite without the use of a viewing card, after the corporation ended a deal with Sky Digital to carry its services.

    From 30 May this year, the BBC's services will be broadcast without encryption so viewers without a Sky card will be able to watch.


    But it will mean the channels will be transmitted from a different satellite to the one presently used.

    The corporation has now ensured that its channels are available free to both digital terrestrial and digital satellite viewers. ''
     
  17. marcoeser

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    how 1984 was that answer...

    This was exactly my point I was making earlier, since we are all in a common European market there should be a system so that we can pay a subscription to see the BBC. Not just for you living in the UK. There are still millions of people who are watching it for free. Take a look at the footprint of astra 2D, its still transmitting down to Spain and upto Iceland. It would be cheaper for you if we all paid.

    The point I'm really making and not just complaining that my tv doesn't work is that, for the EU to work we need to be a little more open minded and not so nationalistic...and that's another discussion
     
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    Does anyone have the new transponder details for BBC1 Scotland? I don't take SKY sports but am keen to see the Scottish Cup Final and hopefully the final part of the Rangers Treble.
     
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    www.wildsat.com/astra.htm ;)

    You won't be able to watch if you have an english card though as BBC is still FTV, they have delayed the FTA launch.
     
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    Thanks rct - unfortunately it is an english card. Now I need to find an english pub that will show the game - not very good odds on that around here.
     
  21. lynx

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    10773 H
    SR 22000
    FEC 5/6

    At the moment the BBC channels are still encrypted - should be ok at the end of June.
     
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    ASTRA 2D Footprint

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    Overseas Dish Tests completed SO FAR: BBC/ITV
    This size for perfection: ?
    Cyprus 3.5.metres
    Kos 3.5.metres
    Greece 3.0 metres
    Italy 2.0.metres
    Portugal 2.0 metres
    Spain 2.0 metres
    Norway 2.0 metres
    Finland 2.0.metres
    Sweden 2.0 metres
    Hungary 2.0 metres
    Slovakia 2.0 metres
    Poland 2.0 metres

    Being tested by The Association of Professional Satellite Installers - Members Worldwide
     
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    Lynx,

    Very interested in the dish sizes - I don't suppose anyone has tested around the middle east?
     
  24. marcoeser

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    Thanks Lynx for the post, very interesting, it looks like the people over here are correct, I have to have a 3m dish on my house...what an eye sore:eek:
     

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