The Sat and PC Guy

Aug 082019
Mass cull of expat Sky cards… According to reports Sky have, last week and this week, switched off many Sky cards being used by expats to view UK TV. Many people have seen a loss of access to the Sky pay channels, and although contacting their card provider, new cards are not thought to be [...]
Jul 312019
La Liga on UK TV: “no satisfactory bids were received” With less than a month to kick off, Spain’s La Liga has failed to find a home for its U.K. and Ireland broadcasting rights. La Liga issued notice on Tuesday 30th July 2019 to interested parties withdrawing its invitation to tender offers. Broadcasters had been [...]
Jul 282019
Sony Rebranding their channels again in September. On Tuesday 10th September, Sony Pictures Television will be rebrand, again, their free-to-air portfolio of channels. True Entertainment will become Sony Channel. Its current mix of aging US dramas will be enhanced with Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch, and something completely different: re-runs of Who Wants To Be [...]
Jul 192019
Britbox, from BBC and ITV, to launch later this year. BBC and ITV’s new UK streaming subscription service BritBox will launch later this year at £5.99 a month, the broadcasters haveconfirmed today. The new service, which has been described as being ‘truly British’, will launch in the UK between October and December. The Britbox service [...]
Jul 192019
TCM HD to close on Sky Turner Classic Movies, TCM, will cease the transmission of their HD channel on Sky next week. On 25th July 2019, TCM HD will cease to be broadcast on Sky channel 315. However, viewers will continue to be able to receive the standard definition version of TCM in its place [...]
Jul 182019
Discovery Channel Number Changes in July 2019 Discovery is to shuffle some of its channels numbers on Sky. Most of these changes are due to the recent acquisition of three UKTV channels (Good Food, Really and Home) and in the aftermath of its takeover of Scripps Networks (Food Network, Travel Channel) The main Discovery channel [...]
Jul 152019
Live Cricket back on the BBC from 2020 In light of England winning the Cricket World Cup yesterday, with a peak of over 8million watching on Channel 4 and Sky Sports, a reminder that English international and domestic cricket will be shown live on BBC TV from 2020. In a five-year deal with the England [...]
Jul 112019
Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand live and free on Channel 4 The Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand is to be broadcast live and free on Channel 4, in a deal with Sky. Channel 4 say “After striking a deal with @skysports, the Cricket World Cup final between [...]
Jul 102019
Freesports confirms HD launch on Freesat Freesports has confirmed that its Freesports HD channel will also be available to Freesat customers when it launches later this month. Originally Freesports had only confirmed its HD channel would be launched on Sky TV on the 15th July 2019, with mentioned of a Freesat launch missing. But it [...]