Satellite FTA TV Reception BBC - ITV

Discussion in 'TV & Satellite' started by MrMotorhome, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. MrMotorhome

    MrMotorhome Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    1,128
    Thought it might prove interesting to see who is getting a FTA reception for:

    BBC1 and ITV only and from where outside of the UK in their motor homes.
    Dish Size: 90cm - LNB at 7 0 clock
    Astra 28.2 January 2014

    I was surprised with the following:

    Benidorm - Spain
    Manilva (Malaga) Spain
    Asilah, Morocco
    Mohommedia, Morocco
    Marrakech, Morocco
     
  2. Satandpcguy

    Satandpcguy Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Gandia, Valencia, Spain
    Not really surprising when most of the "terrestrial" channels are currently on a temporary satellite - Astra 1N - with beams not designed for the UK TV slot.

    But this is expected to change in the next few weeks anyway, when the 1N channels move to the second new UK TV satellite - 2E - which has beams designed for UK TV.

    So, if 2E is like 2F, then maybe the Benidorm reading may just about be fine / borderline reception, but in all the other areas the dish will probably be way too small to receive the channels. 2F's uk beam (carrying C4HD, and the fives, and some ITV1 regions) in Malaga area requires at least a 1.8m dish (IIRC)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. MrMotorhome

    MrMotorhome Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    1,128
    Thanks, my post is about who is receiving BBC or ITV - NOW and from which COUNTRY.

    From what I understand no one knows what to expect in the future .......
     
  4. John & Joan

    John & Joan Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    660
    Location:
    Full Time on the road
    OK for all regions in Almerimar (Guardias Viejas) on BBC & ITV but when weather is bad all but Channel Islands disappear.

    85cm Oyster dish and HD FTA box.

    Lost Ch5 mid France.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Billy23

    Billy23 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    2,779
    Location:
    On a planet...far, ....far away.

    Does this information cover Sky programs?:Smile:
     
  6. Satandpcguy

    Satandpcguy Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    142
    Location:
    Gandia, Valencia, Spain
    Sky pay channels will probably be like they are today - spread over the various beams over the 4 satellites - so channels will have various reception depending on location, time of day and dish size.... just like today...where I can receive some sky channels on a sky minidish here, but others require a 1.8m min.
     
  7. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,407
    Likes Received:
    2,494
    Location:
    UK / Spain
    We get all the channels at Javea on a 1 meter dish, :Wink: ask us again Andrew when they change to the new satellite. :Doh: :cry::Rofl1: Bob.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page