Mar 202019
FA Cup Semi Final UK TV Details, and BBCs FA Cup Broadcast Contract Extended Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Brighton will be played on Saturday 6 April at 17:30 BST and broadcast live on the BBC. The other semi-final tie between Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers will take place a day later at 16:00 BST [...]
Mar 182019
MBC secures broadcast rights for Formula One for MENA region The MBC Group has acquired five-year exclusive rights to the FIA Formula One race weekends. MBC will offer F1 racing free-to-air in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area. MBC will air all stages of the tournament, including practice sessions, qualifying as well as [...]
Mar 092019
BBC Programme Guide Problems For the last few week, the BBC have been having problems with their programme guide data they send to Sky, Freesat and Freeview boxes. Amongst the problems : – BBC One HD and BBC Two HD not showing the programmes are in HD (the HD indicator is not present); – Freesat [...]
Feb 282019
Some UK and Spanish TV Sports rights news Indycar UK TV As reported yesterday, Sky Sports have the UK rights for the Indycar series, taking over from BT Sports Most races will be shown on Sky Sports F1, but perhaps on some other Sky Sports channels if and when there are some overlaps UK Football [...]
Feb 272019
BT Sport loses IndyCar rights BT Sport will not broadcast coverage of the IndyCar Series this season after losing the rights to the championship. BT Sport have covered Indycar since 2013. BT Sport Indycar commentator Tom Gaynor said “Unfortunately it looks like IndyCar will not be on BT Sport this year, no more information at [...]
Feb 262019
Subscription based BBC-ITV, dubbed “Britflix”, Netflix rival due to be announced soon A BBC and ITV joint venture will see the launch of a subscription based on demand service for archive content, set to rival to Netflix from the BBC and ITV could be announced as soon as Wednesday, as part of ITV annual financial [...]
Feb 252019
Loss of UK satellite TV signals in the morning? Its the biannual solar outage time It’s that time of year again when you can lose your UK TV satellite signals for a few minutes mid morning. Don’t panic – it is the bi-annual sun outage and normal this time of year. The solar outages occur [...]
Feb 232019
Intelsat 907 (BBC Satback) at 27.5 West update Intelsat has updated their “Estimated End Of Life” expectancy for I907 to Q1 2020. IIRC the previous was Q4 2019. Looking at the document, it looks like a few other Intelsat satellites are due to have their life extended by about 4 years with their “Mission Extension [...]
Feb 222019
La Liga UK Rights…lost by Eleven Sports, moves to Premier and ITV4 Premier Sports has confirmed it has acquired the Pay TV rights to show Spain’s La Liga, weeks after it secured the rights to show a number of international leagues previously covered by Eleven Sports. Premier Sports will show four games per round / [...]