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BBC satellite services moving to Astra 1N on 24th February 2012

Between 3am and 5am on 24th February 2012 the BBC will be moving all their satellite television services from the Astra 2D satellite, which is being decommissioned.

Between 3am and 5am on 24th February 2012 the BBC will be movin
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As Astra 1N will be providing the services on the same frequencies with the same parameters, no action will need to be taken by Sky and Freesat viewers, but any programmes being recorded by Sky+ or Freesat+ devices during this period will be disrupted.

The following services are affected:


Details from BBC - About the BBC: Changes to BBC services on satellite on 24th February 2012.

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Friday, 24 February 2012
D
Dave
2:11 PM

can we pick this astra 1N sat in cyprus so we can get the bbc chanels back thanks Dave

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Mike Dimmick
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2:55 PM

Helmut, Dave: The Astra 1N satellite has a spot beam designed to just cover the British Isles with a reasonably-sized dish, and all BBC TV transmissions should be using that. The exact footprint may not be as well optimized as Astra 2D was, as 1N isn't designed to live here permanently, it will eventually join the rest of the Astra 1 family at 19.2°E after some of the new satellites - 2E, 2F and 2G - go up.

I think programme contributors recognize that it's not possible to completely prevent overspill into other countries, but as long as the BBC and its suppliers have tried hard to avoid it, it should be OK.

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Saturday, 25 February 2012
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Donald
12:44 PM

Good bye BBC News in this Commonwealth Country thanks God we still have good old CNN!!!! Oh yes and of course SKY while it lasts

Don Cyprus

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Briantist
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1:23 PM

Donald: The BBC World News channel is provided for non-UK viewers, it can be watched on Astra 1L - 11597 MHz Vertical, 22000, 5/6 at your location.

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Les Nicol
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1:30 PM

Don:- Is it not possible for you to get BBC World News in Cyprus? Not quite the same as BBC News as here in the UK but there is similar content and similcast broadcasts across both where there are major breaking news features.

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Les Nicol
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1:37 PM

Don - Downside is you will have to accept some advertising on this channel, but fortunately not on the scale of the commercial broadcasters.

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Friday, 9 March 2012
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Alex
8:36 PM

so an i to understand that when 1N joins the other sats in orbit we may get some channels back in Cyprus?

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Saturday, 31 March 2012
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Ron Knight
10:55 AM

Hi, I live in Chesterfield UK.
I've been watching German analogue free to air satelite programs for mamy many years. I've had no problems at all with the old Cambridge ARD200 settop box.
I now have to change to digital, what do I need and which satelite do I look for.
Ron
OAP

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Thursday, 5 April 2012
Briantist
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8:58 PM

Alex: Some people have reported good reception from 1N outside the "target area".

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:59 PM

Ron Knight: You will just need a "generic" free satellite box. You can get them from places such as Maplins or Lidl.

A "branded" box such as Sky or Freesat won't be suitable.

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