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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Ex Pats to lose TV channels!

There's been a lot of talk during the last few days about losing some of the British TV channels such as channel 5, 5* and 5 USA, thanks to a friend with an Irish bar in Blanes he has given us some info which isnt good news for the Ex Pats here in Spain. It seems that the channels are moving to another satellite with a smaller 'footprint' which will only cover the UK -  meaning that we would need a dish of 2.5 mts or so to receive these channels. 
Is there anyone out there with any more info about this? 

Just for the time being to keep watching the channels we have lost you can access channel 5 and lots more other channels by going to Watch on your TV or download the app to watch on ipad and other tablets.


Chris Mueller said...

All channel 5s, some BBC, red button,, some regional ITV as well as ITV HD, Ch4HD and four7 will be gone for good. More are to follow in January. I'm afraid, 2.5m dishes will only give some result, in the sun, at night or with rain, 4m or better 5m are more like it. SKY (encrypted) will not change and depending on your card you can get the encrypted HD services of ITV and Ch4 as well as Ch5.

All affected channels are here:

Film on is until now a good alternative, but there days are counted as well as numerous broadcasters are going to court all over Europe.

Jackie said...

Thanks for the info Christian, I knew I could rely on you to give us an update!