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Channel 5 +1 launches, 5* and 5USA come to Freesat

You can now watch 5*, 5* +1, 5USA, 5USA +1 on Freesat and on Freesat from Sky without a viewing card. In addition Channel 5 +1 has launched on all satellite platforms.

You can now watch 5*, 5* +1, 5USA, 5USA +1 on Freesat and on Fr
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As we reported 5* and 5USA coming to Freesat by Christmas, Channel 5 has now provided the full complement of channels to all of the satellite platforms.

You can now view Channel 5 +1 on Sky 177 and Freesat 128.

You can also watch 5* on Sky 176 without a viewing card, and Freesat 131. On Sky 5* +1 has moved to 236 (was 177), and is now on Freesat 132.

The 5USA channel is now free on Sky at 174, and Freesat 129, with 5USA +1 on Sky 175 and Freesat 130.

Channel 5 +1 is now also on Freeview 44, with Channel 5 HD coming to Freeview HD in the coming months.



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Monday, 2 January 2012
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Maeve
5:36 PM

Hi I have an Irish sky box with subscription in France and have manually added the itv channels and five on the other channels area, I would like to manually add five plus one do you know the frequencies please
Many thanks in anticipatio

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Maeve's 1 post FR
Friday, 6 January 2012
Félim
8:58 AM

Maeve,

You may find that you are in the same position as Jacquie in Greece (see above) as the Five suite of channels have moved to the Astra 1N satellite which has a UK/Ireland focused beam.

There may be small areas of continental Europe, typically coastal areas near to the UK, which can still receive these channels but you may be out of luck.

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Félim's 19 posts GB
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
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Mick Cartwright
10:25 PM

Briantist,
I don't know if i should be asking you this ,but i would value your opinion.I can receive channel 5+1 on my digital TV on something numbered 850 which appears just above BBC 1 in the EPG.My BT Vision Box however will not find it after retuning several times.I have been told it should be on Freeview 44.Could you shed any light on this for me?

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Mick Cartwright's 5 posts GB
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:21 PM

Mick Cartwright: Although I realise that you have dedicated your question to Briantist and so I don't really wish to intrude, however in the mean time if I could just confirm something you queried insomuch that Ch5+1 is EPG44 on a BT vision box and is received on the same SDN mux as is ITV3 (10) / Quest (38) and QVC (16) and a number of other programmes, these in your case received from the main station Winter Hill.

If you do not receive ITV3 etc, etc, either on your BT Vision box then it most likely has auto tuned to the PSB only station called Long Mountain which is shown as being possible to receive at your location, which of course being a PSB only station does not have commercial muxes such as SDN that Ch5+1 uses, hence you will not see them indicated.

I suspect that your main TV has also auto-tuned to Long Mountain and that's why you are seeing Ch5+1 slightly above the BBC up in the 850 ranges, as BBC1 / ITV1 etc from the Long Mountain will have taken up the low EPG channel numbers on your TV pushing Winter Hills channels like BBC1 / ITV1 etc up to the 800 ranges, the only difference being that Winter Hill also has commercial muxes containing SDN where Ch5+1 is located.

Although I am working from memory, but BT vision boxes are somewhat limited in their Freeview facilities and I don't think they have a manual tuning facility, and should this be the case (I will check later) it makes it extremely difficult in situations such as yours as you cannot use the usual trick of taking the aerial out whilst scanning then reinserting it at a given point, as Long Mountain and Winter Hill channels are interwoven.

Hope this helps to slightly clarify the situation.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
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Conor
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:50 AM

Why channel 5 Hd is not coming to freeview it is tthat it has to apply for regional licences for scotland england northern ireland and to broadcast local adds on 5HD but still coming to freesat in some time in 2012 and I here tha uktv might make some channel come to freesat also and a sports channel also and will a french company siging a deal with SES 3d channels and other sport channells and movies and maybe film4 HD due to virgin might leting film4HD go FTA on freesat not freeview or sky due to same issue as 5HD

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Conor's 60 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:19 PM

Conor: That's simply not true. Channel 5's regional arrangements are totally a business decision and have no need for licencing (unlike those on ITV, which do for competition reasons).

Channel 5 HD can be broadcast to the entire UK with no additional licence, and this is the case with the encrypted HD service that Sky viewers can watch.


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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 26 November 2012
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js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:34 AM

I am posting this for the benefit of those whose Freesat PVRs may be behaving oddly.

I regularly scan for changes to the channels on ASTRA/Freesat and noticed that the Freesat streams had gone from the Channel 5 transponder (10964H) again.

(This has happened before, sometime between 25/10/2012 and 31/10/2012, and the streams were restored on 02/11/2012)

A Freesat box with a single feed, tuned to that transponder will not receive Time or Date information nor update the EPG data, with obvious implications for reliable recording capability.

This is from my channel differ program:

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Channel Diffs from 22/11/2012 18:25:42 to 23/11/2012 20:48:28
10964H
Changed:
Channel 5 ( 7700)
Channel 5 ( 7701)
Channel 5 ( 7702)
Channel 5 ( 7703)
Channel 5 ( 7704)
5 USA ( 7710)
5 USA +1 ( 7711)
5* ( 7715)
5* +1 ( 7716)
Channel 5+1 ( 7720)

Number of streams changed from 11 to 6
lost stream PID = 3840 = Data-FSAT-Tunnelled NIT
lost stream PID = 3841 = Data-FSAT-Tunnelled BAT/SDT
lost stream PID = 3842 = Data-FSAT-Tunnelled EIT
lost stream PID = 3843 = Data-FSAT-Tunnelled EIT pf
lost stream PID = 3844 = Data-FSAT-Tunnelled TOT/TDT
*******************

These streams are present (with the above exception) on all Freesat transponders and mapped to all Freesat channels.

The streams are still absent 26/11/2012 07:22

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js's 790 posts GB
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js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:32 PM

The Freesat streams were back on 10964H when I checked at 11:30 this morning.

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js's 790 posts GB
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
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js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:04 AM

This curious message is found in the Null Packets on 10964H and quite a few other transponders at 28 degrees:

47 1F FF 10 /packet header
FF 53 31 31 33 32 36 FF .S11326.
31 37 20 2F 30 39 35 39 17 /0959
FF 54 68 69 73 FF FF FF .This...
FF 6E 75 6C 6C FF FF FF .null...
FF 70 61 63 6B 65 74 FF .packet.
FF 77 61 73 FF FF FF FF .was....
FF 62 72 6F 75 67 68 74 .brought
FF 74 6F FF 79 6F 75 FF .to.you.
FF FF FF 62 79 FF FF FF ...by...
FF 52 6F 62 FF FF FF FF .Rob....
FF 46 69 73 68 65 72 FF .Fisher.
FF FF FF 61 6E 64 FF FF ...and..
FF 44 61 72 72 69 6E FF .Darrin.
FF FF FF 4E 61 67 79 FF ...Nagy.
FF 4C 6F 6E 67 FF FF FF .Long...
FF FF FF 4C 69 76 65 FF ...Live.
FF 4D 55 58 FF FF FF FF .MUX....
FF FF 67 72 6F 75 70 FF ..group.
FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF ........
41 6C 6C FF 79 6F 75 72 All.your
62 61 73 65 FF 61 72 65 base.are
62 65 6C 6F 6E 67 FF FF belong..
FF FF FF 74 6F FF 75 73 ...to.us

Null Packets are used to maintain a constant bitrate for the Transport Stream and are normally stuffed with FF or 00 bytes.

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js's 790 posts GB
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
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js
sentiment_satisfiedGold

1:18 AM

The Freesat Streams have been mapped to Sky News, PICK TV and Challenge indicating an imminent launch on Freesat of those channels.

The streams have also been added to 8901 and 8911 on 11023H which are to become BBC 1 Scotland HD and BBC 1 Wales HD, but no surprise there!

From my channel differ program:
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Channel Diffs from 26/11/2012 11:36:48 to 28/11/2012 00:10:34
Changed:
Sky News ( 4704) 12207V
Number of streams changed from 9 to 14
new stream PID = 3843 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3844 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3842 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3840 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3841 kind = 255 Type = 5
PICK TV ( 4751) 12207V
Number of streams changed from 6 to 11
new stream PID = 3842 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3841 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3840 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3843 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3844 kind = 255 Type = 5
8901 ( 8901) 11023H
Number of streams changed from 10 to 15
new stream PID = 3841 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3840 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3842 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3844 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3843 kind = 255 Type = 5
8911 ( 8911) 11023H
Number of streams changed from 10 to 15
new stream PID = 3844 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3843 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3842 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3841 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3840 kind = 255 Type = 5
Challenge ( 6031) 11565V
Number of streams changed from 6 to 11
new stream PID = 3842 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3841 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3840 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3843 kind = 255 Type = 5
new stream PID = 3844 kind = 255 Type = 5
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