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Sky News, PICK TV and Challenge TV on Freesat from Monday 3rd December

Just tweeted by those lovely people at Sky: Pick TV, Challenge and Sky News will be on the Freesat EPG from Monday.

Just tweeted by those lovely people at Sky:  Pick TV, Challenge
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We reported back in June 2012, that Pick TV and Challenge were free-to-air on satellite (Freeview "exclusive" Pick TV and Challenge now free-to-air on satellite with +1s - ) but Freesat homes had to manually tune to them.

From Monday they will all be in the Freesat programme guide.







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Comments
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Dave Lindsay
11:21 PM

Charles Stuart: See:

Compare TV Freeview/Freesat | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

ITV3 is on Freesat, contrary to the presence of its logo appearing on the list of those that aren't.

Dave, Yesterday and Quest are on Freeview but not Freesat. As you are able to receive them via Freeview, then you could just revert back to it for them. Retaining connection to your terrestrial aerial provides a backup for no cost.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Briantist
7:49 PM

Dave Lindsay: I have fixed the "ITV3 Channel Islands" issue.

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Briantist's 38,745 posts Owner Owner GB
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conor
8:21 PM

,may be more hd channels coming to freesat and some 3d next year to freesat keep our fingers crossed

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conor's 63 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Friday, 7 December 2012
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Darren
12:49 AM

Sky news and Challenge hasn't appeard on the EPG nor can i view those channels if i enter the number manually.

Pick Tv is on the EPG and i can view that fine.
I have a Bush Freesat HD box

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Darren's 8 posts GB
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NottsUK
10:13 AM

Sky News and Challenge are definately on the Freesat EPG. You made need to do a first time switch on for your receiver.

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Doug Brown
9:40 PM

I have the best of all worlds. Have an Icecrypt Freeview HD Box as the integrated tuner in my Bush TV is cr*p. Also have a Humax Freesat HD box. This can be switched between Freesat & non-Freesat so will pick up all the Sky FTA channels. Only drawback is no logical EPG and it is not possible, unless someone knows better, to pick up the FTV channels. Someone needs to produce a combined Freeview & Sky reciever, but I guess Sky would veto that.

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Doug Brown's 18 posts GB
Monday, 10 December 2012
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Dave Pointer
3:59 PM Rochford

Since the Channel 5 family moved Satellites/Transponders on 4th December it has not been possible to receive them in Portugal. Is this likely to be a permanent state of affairs? Will all Freesat stations be lost next year when they migrate to the new satellites?

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012
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Conor
5:46 PM

Yes all freesat and some sly channels will not picked up in Portugal or Spain or most of Europe astra 2f beam will be very tight to uk and Ireland

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Conor's 63 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Les Nicol
11:07 PM

Dave Pointer - Conor It is possible to continue to receive Astra 2f in Spain and Portugal,but dish size may need to be increase dependent on location.

Please see satandpcguy's web site:-

www.satandpcguy.com

ex pat installer working in Spain.

Humax "Freesat" receivers (with "Sharp" tuner's have ideal reception capability if matched with a suitable aized dish and Inverto Black LNB.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts Gold Gold GB
Les Nicol
11:21 PM

Dave - Conor- The link below gives the latest info from satandpcguy with coverage, footprint and his up to date reception findings with dish sizes.




Astra 2F Satellite. Astra 2F Footprint Map. Signal Map. Astra 2F reception in Spain. Astra 2F Signal Map. Astra 2F Costa Blanca Sky tv in Spain

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