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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?

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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 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
A wells
1:59 PM

Can't get freesat channel 157 any more

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A wells's 1 post GB

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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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Peter Drinkwater
1:06 PM

I have lost my signal on my free sat box
It is showing 2 A symbol s with a line on top

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Peter Drinkwater's 1 post GB
Thursday, 1 July 2021
Phyllis Inglis
1:46 PM

I have lost channel 55.. Can I still get it on another channel?

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Phyllis Inglis's 1 post GB
Saturday, 1 October 2022
mark stephens
5:35 PM

My Astra and Eutilsat channels that usually
broadcast my programs say no signal the last
2 weeks. Even though the set top
box says the signal is OK. Returning the channels
doesn't seem to work.

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mark stephens's 2 posts GB
mark stephens
5:36 PM

My Astra and Eutilsat channels that usually
broadcast my programs say no signal the last
2 weeks. Even though the set top
box says the signal is OK

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mark stephens's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 5 October 2022

7:30 AM

mark stephens:

Have you checked the connections between the set top box and the TV to make sure everything is plugged in correctly?

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Chris.SE's 3,458 posts GB
Thursday, 27 April 2023
Dan Gaycock Pilcher
9:40 PM

Could well be a connection issue as to why your not able to receive some channels, check the connection to see if it's secure and well aligned,

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Dan Gaycock Pilcher's 1 post GB
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