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Reassigning regional channels on Sky box

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by scookar, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. scookar

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    Apologies if this has already been answered elsewhere - did a forum search but couldn't find the answer.

    I am borrowing a Sky box from my gran at the moment. I live in London and she lives in the Midlands. My BBC1 and ITV on the Sky box are defaulting to the local midlands equivalents.

    Anyone know how I can change the defaults so that BBC1 London is channel 101 and ITV Carlton is channel 103?

    Thanks.
     
  2. SeanT

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    They are all located towards the end, and there is a function which lets you swap channel assignments, so just swap 101 with like 967 or whichever it is :)
     
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    Brilliant. At work at the mo so can't check it out but is it straightforward/obvious how to swap the channels?

    Thanks.
     
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    wheres the function to change, i cant see it... is it hidden and if so how do you acess it
     
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    hmmm, I think I'm thinking of the NTL menu....
    It may be necessary to enter service menu (services 4,0,1 select) and do a full system reset or new installation - you can set the regional channels as favorites fairly easily though :)
     
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    BBC and ITV regions are determined by your postcode SKY has on file, this data is then carried on the smartcard which makes the decision what is on 101 and 103.

    SKY can change these channels but since they have the account holders addy on file they might not be willing to alter the assignment unless you changed the address as well.

    The BBC regions are on the EPG from 941 upwards, the ITV regions can be added to the Other Channels if you have the frequencies.
     
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    Thanks for the link Heinz
     
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    Where can I find the frequencies for Anglia/Look East?

    I'm fed up living so far from London yet get Carlton/London tonight etc and i'm not interested what happens there as the local London news is useless to me.
     
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    There are now 3 sub-regions of ITV1 Anglia - Anglia W, Anglia N and Anglia S.

    They appear to relate to the 3 main terrestrial transmitters at Sandy Heath, Tacolneston and Sudbury.

    That same link (my post above) details them. Anglia S and Anglia W are on 10.714 - H - 22000 - 5.6 and Anglia N is on 10.758 - V - 22000 - 5/6.

    Take your pick!

    Look East is a BBC programme - all BBC1 variants are on the EPG. I think BBC1 East(E) is 951 and BBC1 East(W) is 952.
     
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    Thanks Heinz121. Anglia S it is. No more useless local London news :thumbsup:
     
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    Suprised no one has stated the easy way to get ITV London using a non ITV London area card.

    Select 963
    You will also find Ch4 London on 964
    And BBC 1 London on 944
     
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    That's because the OP did NOT want London ITV1 but wanted a regional variant (Anglia S).
     
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    Suggest you re-read the first post. scookar wanted ITV London to which I was replying and which I quoted. :confused:
     
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    So ITV london is actually ITV Carlton?

    Anyhow, last time I looked 963 was being used for people who lived in the boundary areas between two ITV broadcasters, they must have put the main London service on there when the postcode map was updated.
    Learn something new almost everyday:)
     

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