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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

BBC TV and Radio changes happening on the 12th and 15th October

Some more BBC TV and Radio changes happening on the 12th and 15th October:

Chagnes include the reduction in the number of "Red Button" streams, some frequency changes for BBC Three, CBBC, BBC News, BBC Four, CBeebies, BB
C ALBA and BBC One North East & Cumbria and BBC radio stations. Sky and Freesat boxes should automatically update to the new frequencies. Other boxes will require a "rescan"

More information:

http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum/showthread.php/114406-BBC-TV-and-Radio-changes-in-October-2012?p=116571&viewfull=1#post116571

Monday, September 10, 2012

UK TV Channel Frequences for Sky TV and Freesat TV digiboxes and other UK TV Help and Problems Solving for UK TV in Xativa and Sky TV in Xativa

UK TV Channel Frequences for Sky TV and Freesat TV digiboxes and other UK TV Help and Problems Solving for UK TV in Xativa and Sky TV in Xativa

UK TV Channel Frequences for Sky TV and Freesat TV digiboxes

BBC TV in SpainThe BBC1 TV channel is available on various frequencies, due to the various BBC1 local regions. BBC channels, like BBC1, BBC1HD, BBCHD, BBC2, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies, CBBC, BBC News are Free to air TV channels and available for free without any subscription or without a Sky card.
BBC TV Satellite Frequency Settings

ITV TV in Spain The ITV1 channel is available on various frequencies, due to the various ITV1 advertising regions. Most ITV channels are Free to air TV channels and available for free without any subscription or without a Sky card.
ITV Satellite Frequency Settings

Channel 4 TV in Spain Channel 4 group of channels are available on various frequencies. The free to air channel 4 channels, C4, C4HD, E4, More4, Film4, 4Seven, are Free to air TV channels and available for free without any subscription or without a Sky card. If you have a Sky viewing card, Irish versions of the Channel 4 channels are on frequency 12480 V 27500 2/3 - the Irish version of the Channel 4 group of channels.
Channel 4 Satellite Frequency Settings

Channel 5 TV in Spain The Channel Five group of channels are available over two frequencies. Five, Fiver and Five USA are Free to air TV channels and available for free without any subscription or without a Sky card.
Channel Five Satellite Frequency Settings

Sky TV in Spain Sky TV is available in Spain. Its channels are spread over many frequencies. Many frequencies also carry channels available on Freesat
Sky TV and Freesat TV Channel Frequency Settings

Irish TV Channels In Spain Irish TV channels are spread over many frequencies. The main Irish TV channels, like RTÉ One, RTÉ Two, TG 4, TV 3 are available on frequency 10744 H 22000 5/6. Irish TV channel 3e is on frequency 11261 H 27500 2/3. All the main Irish TV channels require a Sky veiwing card registered at an Irish address to view. You cannot use a Sky card at a UK address to view Irish TV channels.
Irish TV Satellite Frequency Settings


"Extra" and "Secret" channel frequecies for Sky TV diboboxes in Spain

To see how to add the "secret" and additional ITV, Chanel 4, and Five channels insructoins can be found at Extra Secret Additional Sky and Freesat Frequencies

Frequency Asked Questions about receiving UK TV in Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - UK TV in Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - Freesat TV In Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - Freeview TV in Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - Sky TV in Spain
Frequently Asked Questions - TDT in Spain

Default Transponder Frequency Settings for Sky Digiboxes in Spain

Resetting your Sky box after a power cut andyou are receiving a "No Satellite Signal" messages

Sky Satellite Transponder Settings Spain - Default Transponder Frequency Settings for Sky Digiboxes in Costa Blanca

Sky Satellite Transponder Settings Spain - Default Transponder Frequency Settings for Sky HD Digiboxes in Costa Blanca

If a specific question is not answered on these pages then you can always try our forum - http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum/

The Sat and PC Guy - your local expert installer for Satellite TV and Digital TV in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

We supply, install and provide upgrades and servicing for Satellite TV systems and Digital TV systems for areas of the Costa Blanca and Costa Azahar, between Calpe to Valencia and inland.

For reception of Sky TV and UK TV in these areas please see the links below:
Sky TV in Calpe. UK TV in Calpe. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Calpe.
Sky TV in Denia. UK TV in Denia. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Denia.
Sky TV in Gandia. UK TV in Gandia. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Gandia.
Sky TV in Javea. UK TV in Javea. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Javea.
Sky TV in Lliria. UK TV in Lliria. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Lliria.
Sky TV in Oliva. UK TV in Oliva. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Oliva.
Sky TV in Ontinyent. UK TV in Ontinyent. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Ontinyent.
Sky TV in Valencia. UK TV in Valencia. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Valencia.
Sky TV in Xativa. UK TV in Xativa. Sky Satellite TV Reception Help in Xativa.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Watch BBC Olympic Channels on Sky and Freesat in Xativa

The BBC 2012 London Olympic "streaming" channels will be soon made available to Sky and Freesat users.

Sky have said the channels will be added to Sky guide sometime on Monday 23rd July 2012
They will be available from Sky channel 450 upwards.

Freesat have said "All freesat customers will get the 24 live Olympic channels. Just press the red Button, or go to the Olympic genre in the freesat EPG starting at Channel 150. The 24 live channels will be available from 25th July until 12th August, right through the Games. As some events finish, not every BBC Olympic channel will be broadcasting all the time so check the BBC Red Button for what's on when."

Although there is no clear indication as to when exactly they will appear on Freesat, but sometime 23rd or 24th would be good, since it starts on the 25th (days before the opening ceremony!)


For other satellite recievers, the channels will have to be manually added to your channel list

BBC 2012 London Olympics BBC Stream Frequencies

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sky Channel Number Changes - 3rd July 2012 (for Sky TV in Xativa)

July 2012 : Sky Channel Number Changes 2012
Sky will be changing some of the channel numbers on their channel list on the 3rd July 2012.

Sky are making these changes as the genres affected are full or getting close to full, so Sky are changing the listings to ensure that channels are placed within the correct genre, so you can find the channels you love more easily.

Any series links you've set will continue to record as normal, and when you select your favourite channels they'll be listed as normal, with their new numbers.

The channel change is automatically sent to your Sky box.

The main changes are for the channel numbers for the BBC Regions.


See "Sky Channel Number Changes 2012" for more information on these changes from Sky TV

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sky TV in Xativa and Freesat TV in Xativa - installations and repairs for the Valencia area of Spain

For Sky TV and Freesat TV in the Xativa area and the surrounding areas of Xativa The Sat and PC Guy is your local satellite Tv installer

The Sat and PC Guy is a UK satellite TV and Sky TV satellite TV installer based in Gandia, close to Xativa , which means we have excellent local knowledge of reception characteristics of Sky TV and UK TV in the Xativa area.

We supply and install satellite dishes, from 80cm satellite dishes to 2.4m satellite dishes - including the popular Portuguese Famaval 2.4m satellite dishes.

We supply and install a wide range of digital satellite receivers, including Sky, Sky+, Sky HD and Sky+HD digiboxes, Freesat and Freesat HD receivers and a range of "generic" satellite receivers.


We can help resolve poor reception issues, perform satellite dish realignments, replace LNBs, and upgrade your satellite TV systems.

"No Satellite Signal is Being Received" messages for Sky digiboxes in Xativa - help to resolve this problem here.

How to change the Default Frequency Setting for Sky digiboxes in Xativa - help to resolve this problem here.


To receive Sky TV in Xativa, you will need a Sky card, and Sky monthly subscription.


The BBC channels, ITV channels, and Channel Four channels do NOT require a Sky viewing card. They are avaialble on a Sky digibox ro a Freesat box.

The Sat and PC Guy can supply install and problem solve your satellite TV systems. We cover many areas of the Valencia area, including Alzira, Gandia, Oliva, Denia, Calpe, Pego, Ontinyent, Javea, Jalon, and Xativa.


How to receive Sky TV in Valencia. UK Freesat TV in Valencia
How to receive Sky TV in Calpe. UK Freesat TV in Calpe
How to receive Sky TV in Gandia. UK Freesat TV in Gandia
How to receive Sky TV in Oliva. UK Freesat TV in Oliva
How to receive Sky TV in Denia. UK Freesat TV in Denia
How to receive Sky TV in Javea. UK Freesat TV in Javea
How to receive Sky TV in Ontinyent. UK Freesat TV in Ontinyent
How to receive Sky TV in Xativa. UK Freesat TV in Xativa

We also cover many of the Urbanisations in the area including Monte Pego Urbanisations, Monte Pedgreguer Urbanisations, Las Basettes Urbanisations, Cumbre de Sol Urbanisations, Montgo Urbanisations, and many more.

We do not currently install Sky TV and UK TV in Gran Alacant, Torrevieja, Murcia, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Barcelona, Madrid, The Costa Del Sol, Costa Calida, Andalucia, Gibraltar, Almeria, Granada, Marbella, Malaga, Cadiz, Huelva, Portugal, France, Germany or Italy!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Default Transponder Frequency Changes - 12129 may no longer work for Xativa

Default Transponder Frequency Changes - no satellite signal problems - Xativa

If you use 12129 as the Default Transponder Frequency setting to help your Sky digibox boot up, then you may be finding this no longer works.

On the 31st May 2012, this frequency was no longer carrying any channels, with S4C moving from that frequency.

This means that this frequency is no longer able to help in booting a Sky box up.

So, if, for example after a power cut, you needed to use 12129 as the default transponder frequency on your Sky digibox in Spain then you will now need to use the new default transponder frequency setting.

You can use Frequency code of 12207 v 27.5 2/3 as the new the new default transponder frequency setting for Spain.

How to change the default transponder on Sky standard definition boxes

Sky Standard definition boxes: Services, 4, 0, 1, select, 2, input frequency, save settings, sky button.

How to change the default transponder on Sky High definition boxes:

Services, 0, 0, 1, right to txponder, input frequency 12.207 , save settings by pressing the green button.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ITV1 regions on freq 12402 changing to new frequency soon

The ITV1 regional variations, that are currently on frequency 12402 v 27.5 2/3 will soon be changing to a new frequency.

ITV1 Mer N (Meridean North)
ITV1 Anglia W (Anglia West)
ITV1 Yorks E (Yorkshire East)
ITV1 Central SW (Central South West)
ITV1+1

will soon be moving to a new frequency.

The new frequency for these ITV1s will be
Frequency: 10994
Polarisation: Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 22000
FEC : 5/6
More information on these frequency changes for ITV region available here

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lost reception of ITV1 Mer SE (Meridian South East) from Sky box Other Channels in Xativa

Originally posted at : http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum

If you access ITV1 via other channels, and use ITV1 Meridian South East (Mer SE), then you will find that you are getting a "no satellite signal is being received" message.

This is because ITV1 Meridian South East (Mer SE) have changed frequencies.

ITV1 Meridian South East (Mer SE) is no longer on freqency 12402 v 27.5 2/3.

ITV1 Meridian South East (Mer SE) new frequency is 10891 H 22.0 5/6.

ITV1 Meridian South East (Mer SE) new frequency is on the Astra 1N satellite. This has also meant that ITV1 Meridian South East (Mer SE) is now free to air, and no longer requires a Sky card to view.

It is expected that a few other ITV1 regions on frequency 12402 v, that require a Sky card to view, may also move to other frequiencies on Astra 1N in the coming weeks.

Friday, February 24, 2012

BBC, ITV, C4, Five channels available with no subscription on smaller satellite dishes in Xativa from today

Recent changes (as posted here) made by the UK TV broadcasters and Astra (the satellite operator), mean that you can now receive

BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, Cbeebie, CBBC, BBC News, BBC1 HD, BBC HD, ITV1, ITV1HD, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, Channel 4 HD, More 4, E4, Film 4, Five, Five USA and Five

for free, with no subscription, on a smaller satellite dish than previously required in Spain, the Costa Blanca, and the Communidad Valencia.

In some areas in Communidad Valencia an 80cm satellite dish is big enough to receive these channels.

In other areas a larger 1m satellite dish is required.

It may be that your current satellite dish is big enough to receive these channels for free, but it may need realignment or a better quality LNB.

The availability of these channels on smaller satellite dishes is temporary, possibly only to the end of this year, when a new satellite is launched, which may change reception.

We can perform dish realignments from 30euros, supply stronger LNBs (LNBs from 15 Euros), or install a 1m dish for 125 Euros.

For more information on receiving these UK TV channels on small satellite dish in Spain, and prices for satellite dish and digibox installations please see : UK TV Channels Available on Small Satellite Dish. Free TV on an 80cm satellite dish. Free TV on an 1m satellite dish.ITV1. ITV2. ITV3. ITV4. Channel 4. Film 4. Costa Blanca. Spain. Digital Satellite Systems Costa Blanca Spain

Monday, February 20, 2012

BBC TV Channel changes - better reception of BBC TV in Xativa likely

Origianlly posted at: http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum/sho...-February-2012

The BBC channels, BBC1, BB2, BBC3, BBC4, BBC1HD, BBCHD, CBBC, CBeebies, will be moving from Astra 2D to Astra 1N this coming Friday.

There will be no change of frequencies.

The BBC channels will be using the same frequencies as they currently do.

However, this will mean that reception of these BBC channels in Spain will be much better than currently.

In some areas, they should be able to be received on a small 80cm or 1m satellte dish, where are previously they may not have been available even on a 2.4m satellite dish.

If you are unable to receive these channels, then no reception of these channels may require dish realignment, a new LNB or a larger satellite dish - such as a 1m satellite dish.

This follows the recent move of the ITV and channel 4 group of channels to Astra 1N in the last few weeks.

Click here for more information and what this means for BBC TV reception in Spain and BBC TV Reception in the Costa Blanca

Friday, February 17, 2012

Receive ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, E4, More 4, Film 4, Five, on an 80cm satellite dish for 200 euros!

Recent changes in UK Satellite TV have meant a change in the equipment required to receive UK TV via satellite in Spain.

From February 2012, it is now possible to receive the following channels on a small 80cm satellite dish without any subscription or viewing card.

ITV1
ITV1 HD
ITV2
ITV3
ITV4
Channel 4
Channel 4 HD
E4
More 4
Film4
Five
Five USA
Five * (Five Star)

and many more

For 200 euros, you will receive the satellite dish (either 80cm or 100cm depending on your exact location), single output LNB, FTA satellite receiver and "reasonable" amount of cabling.

For more information and more channels available on this satellite TV system, please see : http://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/uk_tv_channels_available_on_small_dish_costa_blanca_spain.php

Thursday, February 16, 2012

More UK TV satellite changes - affecting Disney, Irish RTE, and ITV1HD

This morning there have been a number of changes to some channels, affecting Rte, Disney channels, Nickelodeon channels, and some ITV1 HD regions.

These channels have moved from the Astra 2D satellite to the Astra 1 satellite.

For more information see our news forum:

More UK TV satellite changes - affecting Disney, Irish RTE, and ITV1HD

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Changes to ITV1 and Channel 4 - now available on a small satellite dish

This morning there have been a number of changes to some channels, affecting ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Channel 4, E4, MOre4, and Film4.

For more information see our news forum:

http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum/showthread.php?99581-Changes-to-ITV1-and-Channel-4-now-available-on-a-small-satellite-dish

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New TDT Channel. UK Satellite TV Changes. UK TV in Xativa Information

The Sat and PC Guy has been installing and maintaining satellite and television systems for the Costa Blanca North for over 7 years. We cover between Calpe to Valencia and inland to Alcoy and Ontinyente. We are able to supply and install a range of dishes, from 80cm to 2.4 meter satellite dishes, and digital satellite receivers, from Sky Digiboxes and the award winning Sky+ Digital Recorder, to Freesat, High Definition and generic receivers.

New TDT Channel – Discovery MAX


TDT provides a large number of Spanish digital channels via a TV aerial. It is the Spanish equivalent of the UKs “Freeview” service. There are no UK TV channels available on TDT. However, on many of the imported programmes from the UK and USA, the dubbed Spanish audio can be changed into the programmes original English audio.

In January 2012, a new channel was launched on TDT. Discovery Max is a documentary and entertainment channel that is now available for free on TDT. Discovery Max shows many of the popular programmes that are available on the Discovery satellite channel, via the Sky or Digital+ subscription service.

You may need to perform a channel scan on your TDT receiver or Digital TV to be able to watch Discovery Max.

UK Satellite TV Changes

In December a number of UK satellite TV channels changed their frequencies. This included the ITV1 Central South and East regions, and the Channel Five group of channels. If you used to access these channels via your Sky boxes “Other Channels” list, then you may find these stored channels no longer work. You will need to add these channels using their new frequency to your Sky boxes “other channels” list.

ITV1 Central South – frequency 11053 H 22 5/6
Channel Fives – frequency 10963 H 22 5/6

The new frequencies for these channels are on a slightly “weaker beam” than previously, and if you are unable to receive them it may mean your satellite dish is either too small to receive their signal, or your satellite dish needs to be realigned properly.

Also, in December 2011, users of Freesat boxes will have noticed that they can now receive Channel Five, Five* and Five USA. These channels used to be only available with a Sky card, but now they are available on Freesat receivers also – from Freesat channel 128 to 131.

Whether you require a satellite system installing, your existing system upgraded or serviced, or more information contact The Sat and PC Guy on 96 281 9796 / 620 130 292.

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