New Sky Footprint.

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  1. Biggles

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    Hello

    Has the new Sky footprint started yet? If so what actual noticed effects has this had. Please mention location and comment on before and after differences.

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    Is it supposed to have been messed about with on the 28th Jan.. ?

    If so.... No difference here in Portugal...

    To the contrary we are picking up a few more film channels.. :thumb:

    B.T.W. "Oyster" dish...
     
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    Having no problems on our Mobilsat system in Portugal ( currently in Lisbon ) 820 channels only 5* and 5USA does not work.....
     
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    New Sky Footprint

    I think the transfer is imminent going by the statement from SES below.


    As part of SES' ongoing fleet renewal programme, we will be transferring all the UK Spot Beam transponders currently operating on ASTRA 1N across to ASTRA 2E.

    This move at the 28.2/28.5ºEast orbital location will take place over several weeks beginning early February 2014.

    The transfer will have no adverse implications for viewers in the UK and Ireland as the affected channels will continue to operate on the same frequencies and will be broadcast at the same, or slightly improved power levels, across the UK and Ireland.

    TV viewers outside the UK and Ireland may see an impact and may not be able to receive channels from ASTRA 2E UK Spot Beam, which has a smaller footprint than ASTRA 1N. The new footprint on SES' replacement fleet has been designed to meet the requirements of UK and Irish broadcasters who target their channels for distribution in the UK and/or Ireland. UK and Irish broadcasters hold broadcasting rights only for the UK and/or Ireland but not for other countries.

    Look forward to hearing the results from Spain and Portugal
    Cheers :cry:
     
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    I don't think anything has changed yet, still have all the channels here in Javea on a 1 meter dish. :thumb: Bob.
     
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    Nothing has changed yet.
    2E is still not in location..

    well just...this morning it was at about 29 east.

    So in the next few days it will be at 28 east.

    Then it is a question of waiting for transponders to fire up...

    Only then will the actual footprint be known...

    And then channels will start to move - maybe in batches like they did from 2d to 1n...

    The BBC usually post a blog or put something up on their teletext service mentioning any changes a few days before they happen...so far nothing..
     
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    Press release from SES Astra this morning : ASTRA 2E has now been deployed at its final destination in the orbital arc of 28.2/28.5 degrees East, where it is co-positioned with ASTRA 2A, ASTRA 2F and ASTRA 1N. Over the coming weeks, BSkyB, Channel4, ITV and BBC programming in this arc will be transitioned to the new satellite with its powerful footprint over the British Isles.
     
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    Unless you are using the Internet, in which case you pick up Nuffing. :Rofl1:
     
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    Update:

    Some changes overnight, with some sky pay channels moving from 2a to 2e.

    And with some improvements here in Spain, as the previously tricky to receive 2a north beam channels, coming in nice and clear now they are on the 2e European beam.

    No changes to BBC channels....yet....
     
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    Any chance on further info as to the nature of these channels?:Smile:


    :Cool:
     
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    Most of the Sky pay channels on Astra 2A, including SKy Movies, Sky Movies HD, ITV2HD, ITV3HD, ITV4HD, Eurosport HD 1&2, Sky News HD... to name a handful
     
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    And BBC channels will move from 1N to 2E on Thursday morning.
     
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    Does this mean things are looking better than expected?

    I was under the impression there would be no signals reaching Spain at all after the changes.

    I am hanging fire on purchasing a system until the changes are complete.

    Thanks for the update.
     
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    It is the loss of the BBC channels that pains me. Never watch Sky.
     
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    For those channels that were on 2As north beam, yes their reception is no2w way better.
    In fact where as before my 1.8m dish lost frequency 11778, that carries the sky guide data, around 5pm, my 80cm dish kept it in.

    Yes, as a result of internet tv system sellers, there have been many lies, rumours and scaremongering stories banded around, including the total loss of all uk tv from Spain but satellite.
    Shame its has always been known many of the Sky pay channels would be still available on their "European" beams...so no total loss at all.
     
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    Early indications in Spain, show that along the Costa Valencia, Costa Blanca and further south a 1m dish is no longer the minimum for BBC reception for Astra 2E.

    It looks like a minimum of a 125x140.

    Reception reports from you, including dish size and location, would be of great benefit to help us map out 2Es uk beam reception.

    Those few BBC HD channels (BBC1Scotland HDand BBC1Wales HD) on Astra 2F are fine.
     
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    We are sitting near Alufeira, Portugal using Mobilsat 80cm dish and using VU+ Solo2 box. All BBC channels have gone, ITV channels ITV,1,2,3,4 are little stronger and ITV HD are far better signal wise, all other pay channels are fine ( total of 720 channels). I will check throughout the day, but do not hold much hope of getting BBC to clear.
    As we move back to our home in Murcia I will update as and when.
     
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    Just been scanning the net and talking to friends and things are not good so far regarding 2E across in Alicante region with 1.2m dishes! :Sad:
     
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    Just called mate who lives about 18km from Murcia and on his 1.4mtr dish all is well, looks like there will be some very unhappy "chickens" this morning in Spain. As I have stated a few weeks back IPTV will be the way ahead for many Mh'owners and Ex Pats.
     
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    Between Seville and Huelva, all BBC gone, still have ITV 1.2 Dish :Smile:
     
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