Oct 022017
 
GOLD goes HD on Sky Sky subscribers can now enjoy comedy channel GOLD in high definition. GOLD HD launched earlier today. GOLD, from UKTV, is perhaps best known for its repeat showings of Only Fools and Horses. Programmes on GOLD HD not from recent years are upscaled to HD on the new service. GOLD used [...]
Oct 022017
 
BBC World News SD on Astra 19.2 closes The BBC has now ceased broadcasting a standard definition version of its World News channel via Astra 19.2°E. As first announced at the end of June, the BBC has decided to end its dual transmission of both standard and high definition versions of BBC World News via [...]
Sep 282017
 
BBC iPlayer adds “from the archive” programmes The BBC has begun to open up its archives via the iPlayer, with programmes from 1946 to the present day. Since Monday, the new “from the archive” category allows viewers to delve through a selection of historical BBC programmes, with a total of 450 shows available initially. The [...]
Sep 272017
 
Discovery channels move to UK beam, changing reception in some areas of Spain The Discovery group of channels, has changed frequencies. And satellite beams The channesl used to be on the EUropean beam, meaning nice and easy recpetion across Spain But yesterday, the channels changed frequencies, and changed to the UK beam. This UK beam, [...]
Sep 242017
 
Solar Outage Time October 2016 It is coming to the time of year when the suns path across the sky takes it behind the UK TV satellites. This “satellite solar outage” happens around the time of the Spring and Autumn equinox. In the northern hemisphere, sun outages occur before the March equinox (February, March) and after [...]
Sep 152017
 
Eurosport gains more cycling coverage Eurosport is cementing its position as the home of cycling following the acquisition of more broadcast rights. A new four year deal with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has been announced, starting immediately and running until the end of 2020, will see Eurosport broadcast every [...]
Sep 152017
 
Freesat adds premium entertainment and sports Freesat users will now be able to optionally add access to a number of premium channels following the announcement of a tie-up with TVPlayer. TVPlayer’s Plus service, available via the Freesat on-demand section, will give viewers the opportunity to access channels including MTV, Comedy Central, Lifetime, Nat Geo, Nickelodeon, [...]
Sep 122017
 
Skys new EFL deal means more games Sky has signed a deal worth £600 million that will see all midweek English Football League matches available to stream. The new agreement means that from the start of the 2019/20 season, Sky Sports Football will show up to 183 matches exclusively live each year in the Sky [...]
Sep 122017
 
Sky launches Spanish streaming service Sky has launched a new streaming service for the Spanish market, in the competition against the already well-known offers from Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Movistar, and Wuaki. The new service offers a selection of Spanish pay-TV channels, TV series and on demand movies. It’s priced at €10 a month with marketing [...]
Aug 292017
 
Fox News removed from Sky UK Fox News has been withdrawn from the Sky UK pay TV service. The removal of Fox News on Sky was officially explained as being a commercial move, with the channel’s distribution in the UK no longer being viable, according to 21st Century Fox. The channel has reportedly only around [...]
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