The latest on viewing UK TV Channels

Losing UK TV channelsIn December 2012 the BBC confirmed their plans to move their services from Astra 1N to Astra 2E in 2013 (see HERE). That time is now fast approaching, and as from the end of October/beginning of November 2013, all BBC, ITV, Ch4, and Ch5 TV channels will be unavailable via satellite in most of Mainland Europe.

The Astra 2E Satellite launch has now been scheduled for 15th September, and the final switch over to the Astra 2E satellite is expected to be around the end of October to beginning of November.

 This will affect the televisual viewing of more than 1,000,000 expats and foreign users outside the new footprint (see image below). As a result, stocks of IPTV set-top boxes are expected to be low within days.

Once the the final switch over has occurred the only methods to continue viewing UK TV channels in areas outside the new footprint will be via the internet, either through a telephone line with broadband ADSL or satellite Broadband with a minimum of 2 Mbps download speed, and MUST have unlimited download.

For help and advice on how to ensure you are still able to watch your TV favourites please contact:

W: expat-tv-portugal.com
T: 282 102 523
E: sales@expat-tv-portugal.com

For more information news and advice on everything connected to British television and radio visit www.astra2d.com, and see algarvedailynews.com for a further update once the Asra2E satellite is in orbit.

The new footprint once the new satellite takes over

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