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I was watching channel 5 on Monday night, then on tuesday it had disappeared along with
5* and all other channel 5 channels. I have tried retuning the receiver but still no channel 5.

I wonder if anyone else has had a similar problem and knows what to do.

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PS I rent the property and don't know if its freeveiw or freesat or some other system

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Hi,

I was watching channel 5 on Monday night, then on tuesday it had disappeared along with
5* and all other channel 5 channels. I have tried retuning the receiver but still no channel 5.

I wonder if anyone else has had a similar problem and knows what to do.

Regards, James.

PS I rent the property and don't know if its freeveiw or freesat or some other system
Its something to do with the satellite. All my friends on the costa del sol are complaining about it on facebook - apparently the signal has been turned off?????

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me will fill you in??!!

Jo xxx

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Heres a copy of a status on facebook from a friend

"Getting very nervous about losing all our english channels in Spain due to change in satellite. Some channels gone already. Much smaller footprint now; no matter what size dish. In Malaga they have lost more than us already. Waiting anxiously for a solution :-((("

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The problem is that they've moved a number of channels to a new satellite. There are other new satellites due to come into action over the next few months.


The issue is that the signals are now beamed more tightly to UK so people on the Costas will need bigger dishes to get any signal at all - and even then it may still be poor.


No one, as yet, really knows the extent of the changes, what size dish people will need or even if they will be able to get a signal in the future.

It's a changing time and only time will tell - hang in there for a couple of months until things have settled down and let's see what we will be able to receive then.


[ FYI - where we are (Ontinyent) with a large 2.8m dish, we haven't noticed any problems at all yet!]

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Apparently we are loosing all the ITV, BBC, and five. The rest go on the 15th Dec.

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The signal has not been turned off - it is still there.

On early Tuesday morning, 5 UKTV frequencies, carrying C4HD, 4seven, some ITV1 regions, and Channel Five, moved satellites - from Astra 1N to astra 2F.
They are all on the same frequencies - no need to scan or change frequencies.
Astra 1N and Astra 2F atre in the same location - so no need to move the dish.

This new satellite (2F) has a different beam that their previous satellite (1N).
Different beam = different recepion characteristics.
And it look slike this new beam is much harder to receive in CDS than what it was previously...so channels have been lost.

So basically, your dish is now too small to receive those channels on their new satellite..

And it is expect that the remaining BBC ITV C4s on this "previous satellite" will also be moving to a new satellite. No-one knows for sure. And we do not know if they will move to the same satellite as Channel Five, or another new satellite, that is expected to launch early next year. And until ihis second new satellite is operational, it is tricky in guessing what its reception will be like....

VArious reports about various sized dishes losing channels - and so far nothing really concrete,apart fromt he fact the further south you go the larger the requried dish. BUt it may be best to wait to know what sized dish you do need for BBC channels whenthey move, before jumping now and upgrading to a larger dish
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The signal has not been turned off - it is still there.

On early Tuesday morning, 5 UKTV frequencies, carrying C4HD, 4seven, some ITV1 regions, and Channel Five, move satellites.

This new satellite has a different beam that their previous satellite.
Different beam = different recepion characteristics.

So basically, your dish is now too small to receive those channels.

And it is expect that the remaining BBC ITV C4s on this "previous satellite" will also be moving to a new satellite. No-one knows for sure. And we do not know if they will move to the same satellite as Channel Five, or another new satellite, that is expected to launch early next year. And until ihis second new satellite is operational, it is tricky in guessing what its reception will be like....

VArious reports about various sized dishes losing channels - and so far nothing really concrete,apart fromt he fact the further south you go the larger the requried dish. BUt it may be best to wait to know what sized dish you do need for BBC channels whenthey move, before jumping now and upgrading to a larger dish
phew!! I'm so glad you posted - thanks

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Apparently we are loosing all the ITV, BBC, and five. The rest go on the 15th Dec.
C5 has already moved satellites. It moved early Tuesday morning.

No dates are confirmed by the satellite operators or the broadcasters and any date mentioned is pure speculation.

If things go like the previous change of satellte, then expect the BBC to post a blog about it - they did this a few days before the move from 2d to 1n.

But there is also speculation that the bbc itv c4 will not move from 1n until the second new satellite - 2e, is operational...so you have a few months yet.

And reception depends on size of dish and location - so people may not lose everything!

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"Getting very nervous about losing all our english channels in Spain due to change in satellite. Some channels gone already. Much smaller footprint now; no matter what size dish. In Malaga they have lost more than us already. Waiting anxiously for a solution :-((("

Jo xxx
The buy and sell sites at the moment are full of commets like above.Sorry to say it's bad news when people have nothing better to worry about then losing their English television.Nothing wrong with Spanish television and it's another way to learn Spanish.Might be boring at first but before long you start picking up words and sentences and some of the suggestions being made I find laughable.Even one geek suggesting you put a three or four metre dish up.Can you imagine a drive down the coast from Malaga to Estepona and seeing three and four metre dishes everywhere.Some people should really get a life as there is more to life than television.
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don't know if its freeveiw or freesat or some other system
Forgot to say - it will not be Freeview, as Freeview is only available in the UK.
It is receive via TV aerials, and transmitted from the land based masts.
These signals simply do not reach Spain, which is why you need satellite dishes to receive satellite channels direct from the satellite.

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