The MBC channels (Nilesat)

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  1. BadWithComputer

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    Just thought i´d add these because the may be of interest and are very good. MBC2 is a movie channel on Nilesat, and shows very good FTA movies, such as The Ring, The Core, Final destination, Face off, and loads others i can remember off the top of my head. Scheduals can be found for this channel on www.2onthenet.com. Also MBC4 shows all american content. You can wake up to a news feed from ABC news every morning, and watch shows like 24, tru calling, Nanny911, Friends, Malcome in the middle, crossing Jordan, Alias and again loads others i cant remember. That website you can get to off www.MBC.com. Enjoy.
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    are these channels english language?
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    Yes, and very difficult to get unless you live in the south east of England / East Anglia area.
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    Well yes, but there are people near you who get MBC on a 1.3m. Or you might like to try with your 80cm OneTV, that shows good stuff, and i think its stronger where you are.
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    & even then tricky to get!

    I need to look for a better LNB I think for my 1 metre dish. ISTR reading here about a Physics-defying 0.2 dB LNB? :) but I can't remember where I saw it. Any recommendations folks at a lowish price please?

    I've just sent someone to your site - very handy thanks.

    Oh, when I looked at MBC about 9 months ago I think the subtitles were burned in to the movies. Is that still the case?

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    All MBC channels are also available on Arabsat 26° East 11642H SR27500 FEC3/4 and 'ONE tv on 11662V SR27500 FEC3/4
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    Err - thats on Arabsat 2D which is even harder to get in the uK than Nilesat!:D
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    is them two sats even worth looking for as i thought they were hard to get
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    Hotbird 2 - 13.0E

    MBC (United Arab Emirates) is clear on 12015H SYM:27500 FEC 3/4 SID480 VPID523 APID760 Ara
    Perhaps more will follow with Hottie 7
  11. Rd100

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    mbc channel was on low power on the transponder for a fewdays new signal is fine on my 1.2m dish and i even gained a 1 or 2 db with the feed horn rolf hooked me up with
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    I got a fair signal from the Rotana transponder on 2D yesterday (11150) when straightening the sail after the recent winds at about 16:00. Not qiute enough to get a lock though :(


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    Yes, there are still subtitles, but they are smaller than they used to be, once you get watching a movie you forget about them.
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    Err.. Not according to SatcoDX ( Arabsat 2D Nilesat ) but then again it might help forum members who are not located in the UK. sorry
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    This is what I'm getting AS.


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    The good news is that MBC2 and MBC4 have started broadcasting EPG now and next. Also upto 6 days into the future.:)
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    They r showing Malcolm X with Denzil Washington on 31st August MBC2 can I get this on Hotbird do ya know?
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    Sorry MBC Europe (UAE) only on Hotbird
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    Can we get any other MBC over here in UK? I could try to re-direct the dish to Nilesat or Arabsat?

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