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5* and 5USA coming to Freesat by Christmas

The extra capacity provided by the new Astra satellite is going to allow Channel 5 to provide their two extra channels on Freesat by the end of 2011.

The extra capacity provided by the new Astra satellite is going
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Good news for Freesat viewers, two popular Freeview channels will be launching on the free-to-air satellite platform.

Channel 5 have confirmed to UK FREE TV that "work is already under way to introduce unencrypted versions of both 5* and 5 USA to the (BBC and ITV) Freesat service, following the creation of extra narrowbeam capacity".

With regard to the dates for the start of these two services, Channel 5 says that they "anticipate that these will be broadcasting before the end of the year, but are unable to confirm specific dates at present."



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Friday, 14 October 2011
Mark Aberfan Aerials
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1:42 PM

Great stuff, It will be most welcome in freeview lite areas like the valleys (my home turf) as it will give access to this channels without having to deal with sky. However the flipside is if they drop the encrypted feeds, many expats will lose access to these channels.

Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Briantist
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1:43 PM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: I am wondering if the new feeds will be in HD...

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Mark Aberfan Aerials
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2:33 PM

Hi Brian,

That would be good, along with the +1 versions.

Mark Aberfan Aerials

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Briantist
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3:36 PM

Mark Aberfan Aerials: Once the new satellite is up I think we might see quite a few services, +1 and all.

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Peter Henderson
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4:57 PM

It's really good news for anyone living in a Freeview Lite area post DSO.

Only really a few channels missing on Freesat that are on Freeview now. Just Dave, Yesterday, and Pck TV and with Sky News being free to air it should be available under non Freesat mode.

With all the extra channels along with far more +1 services, Freesat is beginning to look like more sense !

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wayne
5:31 PM

Is Box Nation on sky available on Freesat. If it's non fresat any one know the transponder details please.

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NottsUK
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8:28 PM

wayne:
Box Nation is on Eurobird 1,
Frequency 11585,
LNB Polarity Horizontal,
Symbol Rate 27500,
DVB Standard DVB-S,
FEC 2/3.

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Briantist
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11:22 PM

Peter Henderson: Well, just C4's 4Music, Sky's Challenge, UKTV's Dave, Sky's PICK TV, Discovery's Quest, UKTV's Really, S4C Clirlun, Sky News, MTV's VIVA and UKTV's Yesterday.

Compare Freeview and Freesat TV | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

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Saturday, 15 October 2011
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TV Trade
4:01 PM

Great news, a welcome addition to the FTA TV line up. Making Free TV more attractive day by day for the masses.

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wayne
8:55 PM

thank you Nottsuk :-)

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