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Well it has been launched and, not due to the new satellite, some radio stations have now gone from the Sky Box. Found this info the other day:

Some of your channels are broadcast from a satellite owned by Eutelsat and the rest are owned by Astra.

The Astra satellites are located in the 28.2 degrees east of south location and the Eutelsat satellite is located at 28.5 east of south.

There has been legal wrangling about the ownership of the 28 degrees EOS location for some time and recently a court in Germany ruled that Astra have the exclusive rights and Eutelsat will have to forfeit the location. We didn't know what the implications of that ruling were going to be or how quickly it was going to be enforced. However, tonight it seems that some of the Eutelsat channels have moved to Astra satellites and are now not being received in the south of Spain. For example National Geographic Wild and The History channel. This may be a temporary situation but it seems that its all last minute since last months court ruling and nobody knows hows it's all going to pan out.

Here is some more information I have found on the subject.

SES v Eutelsat: List of affected services

Services affected by the ruling that Eutelsat should stop using a band of frequencies used to broadcast TV and radio services to the UK and Ireland have begun transmission on temporary frequencies away from the contested band.

These services have moved off Eutelsat 28A to temporary locations on Astra 1N or Astra 2A. See below.

Providing all goes to plan on the 4th October (when a German court ruling dictating that Eutelsat must stop using the contested frequencies comes into force) services will commence on another set of frequencies via the Astra 2F satellite. Temporary frequencies (highlighted in bold below) will continue to be used until the 10th. - the current reshuffling of services is designed to keep services available to viewers throughout the next fortnight.

This is a list of affected channels.

The letter Y indicates that they will move to UK spot beam and N means a Pan European beam. But please note these are all temporary frequencies and will probably change.

11.508 H to 10.921 H

TCM

Sky Living+1

Sky Two Ireland

Y

11.527 V to 10.979 V

BT Sport 1 (SD)

BT Sport 2 (SD)

ESPN (HD)

S4C

Y

11.546 H to 11.171 H

Zee TV

Zing

Lamre

Pavershoes

Y

11.565 V to 12.305 H

Sky Box Office

Challenge

Challenge + 1

N

11.585 H to 11.156 V

BT Sport 1 HD

BT Sport 2 HD

ESPN HD

Y

11.603 V to 12.187 H

Sky Box Office

Fox News

National Geographic

History

At the Races

N

11.623 H to 12.402 V

RT

Watch

CNBC Europe

N

11.662 H to 12.129 V

BET U.K.

BET U.K. +1

N

11.681 V to 12.422 H

Al Jazeera English

Movies4Men

Men & Movies

N

12.523 V to 11.082 H

Heart TV

Capital TV

Clubland TV

Planet Pop

Rocks & Co

Gems TV

Y

12.560 V to 11.112 H

Travel Channel

Horse and Country

QVC Beauty

TV Warehouse

Y

12.560 H to 11.973 V

Alibi

N

12.607 V to 11.141 H

The Active Channel

Y

12.607 H to 11.953 H

eNCA

N

12.643 H to 12.441 V

CCTV News

EuroNews

UMP Movies

N

European viewers:
Eutelsat 28A beamed its services across the majority of Europe. But some services have moved to temporary frequencies and transponders that are on the UK spotbeam. This means that during the transitional phase, some viewers in continental Europe will lose access to services marked "Y" or require a larger satellite dish.

As these are temporary allocations, affected viewers should not take any action. The final situation will become apparant next week, when services begin to appear on their final frequencies and transponders. Then it will become clear which services will run on the UK spotbeam and which services will continue to be available across much of Europe.
 
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