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Show me the 55 TV channels have moved to the new Astra 2G satellite

There have been a large number of changes to the channels broadcast from the satellites that provide services to about half of the homes in the UK. What do you need to do?

Which satellite channels have moved from an old bird to a new one?  Photograph: Shutterstock
Which satellite channels have moved from an old bird to a new one? Photograph: Shutterstock
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Due to the poor reception many people were finding from the Eutelsat 28A satellite, over 50 TV channels have moved to a new satellite.  

The https://ukfree.tv/extras/satellite_footprints page has been updated to show the new allocations. 

What do I need to do?

If you use Freesat or Sky (paid or non-subscription) your set-top box will automatically change to the new transmissions.    The very most you may have to do is power off the box and back on again. 

If I'm not in the UK or have unbranded satellite kit?

The channels now on the Astra 2G UK satellite beams will be received OK in the UK and Ireland, but will require a large dish to stand any chance outside this area.  

The coverage areas for the new 2G Europe and UK beams are shown here.  

 

See also  Satellite Update: Astra 2G is live - the big reshuffle is underway | a516digital



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Sunday, 22 November 2015
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A wells
1:59 PM

Can't get freesat channel 157 any more

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jb38
5:28 PM

A wells: It would appear that Showbiz TV (157) was removed from Freesat listings as from November 19th, it now only being available on Sky (no card) 266.

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