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Evening all,

I've spent the most of this evening setting up my new Vu+ Zero receiver after my Openbox finally packed in lat weekend. I'm slowly getting to grips with it but there's one annoyance that I can't seem to avoid an I wondered if anyone knew of a way of stopping it - Basically once it finishes a satellite scan and brings up a list of newly added channels, as soon as I press 'Exit' on the remote control and return to TV, it will move the motor back to the channel I was watching before (on another satellite). Really frustrating when I've scanned 30W for example and without having a chance to check out the channels, it starts moving back to 42E!

Am I doing something wrong? Is there a button I need to press on the remote to make it 'hold' the satellite I've just scanned or perhaps a plugin that prevents this from happening?

Also, slightly different to my original question - I've only now discovered that the Vu+ Zero does not have a blind scan function whereas the...
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Dakar 2017: Full Schedule
Stage Date Depart Arrive
1 = 2 January Asuncion Resistencia
2 = 3 January Resistencia San Miguel de Tucuman
3 = 4 January San Miguel de Tucuman San Salvador de Jujuy
4 = 5 January San Salvador de Jujuy Tupiza
5 = 6 January Tupiza Oruro
6 = 7 January Oruro La Paz
= 8 January La Paz Rest Day
7 = 9 January Rest Day Uyuni
8 = 10 January Uyuni Salta
9 = 11 January Salta Chilecito
10 = 12 January Chilecito San Juan
11 = 13 January San Juan Rio Cuarto
12 = 14 January Rio Cuarto Buenos Aires

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Two sellers of illegal BSkyB have been jailed for 3.5 years. Leon Passlow and Simon Hopkins were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud after obtaining hundreds of cards under false pretences and then selling them on illegally to businesses.

Between January 2008 and September 2012 Passlow and Hopkins sold a number of BSkyB viewing cards to pubs, bookmakers and other businesses so that they could screen Premier League football to their clientèle. However, the cards that the two men sold were only intended for domestic use and had been obtained by the duo under fake names.

They operated a fully-fledged and profitable business selling illegal viewing cards, trading as a Limited Company called Digicam. They used fake names to fraudulently obtain hundreds of domestic BSkyB viewing cards, and then sold them on for use in place of more expensive commercial viewing licenses. This resulted in an estimated £591,000 worth of lost earnings for BSkyB. According to paperwork recovered from...
BSkyB has reached a deal with 21st Century Fox to buy 100% of Sky Italia and 57.4% of Sky Deutschland for £4.9 billion and BSkyB’s 21% stake in the National Geographic channel, a deal worth in the region of £5.4 billion.

BSkyB chief executive Jeremy Darroch feels that this move will make BSkyB “a world-class, multinational pay TV business” and the dominant European pay-television giant. With the acquisition, BSkyB now owns ¾ of the largest pay TV markets in Europe. Furthermore, and maybe more importantly, the company has expanded their potential customer base from roughly 30 million households to almost 100 million.

As Nick Ferguson, the chairman of BSkyB, has pointed out, the move “will deliver growth and value creation for all shareholders”. 70% of all households in Italy and Germany do not pay for their television subscription currently; therefore, BSkyB now has a market of roughly 70 million consumers (including the rest of the UK market) that they can target.

This move...
According to Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, BBC iPlayer is not on the road to becoming a subscription-only service. Some feared this may have been where the service was headed following a recent decision to introduce encryption.

The encryption in question is designed to prevent BBC programmes from being accessed online by those who do not have a TV licence. According to Hall, the licence fee system "isn't broken" but it is out of date. In its current form, it leaves a loophole open for viewers to watch television programmes without paying by accessing them online shortly after broadcast. "We are saying we believe in the licence fee," Hal said, "but also saying it needs to change and modernise."

The upcoming encryption of the BBC's online catch-up service, Hall maintains, is designed simply to plug this gap and return to a situation where viewers must pay their licence fee in order to watch television. It is not, as some suspected, a first step in limiting the service on...
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