28 east = Great :0)

4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
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1,498
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
It was good before, but with the addition over time of all those new channels (quest, dave, blaze, the sony's, talking pictures (love those old UK b\w detective films) and more), it's become really great to have reception.
 
MCelliotG

MCelliotG

Specialist Contributor
Messages
706
My Satellite Setup
TBS 5925, Mut@nt HD51, EDISION OSMINI, MABO 130X144, DRAGONSAT DS3000 LED MOTOR, INVERTO BLACK ULTRA TWIN LNB
My Location
Thessaloniki, Greece
The thread should be renamed to "Adding salt to the wounds of the peasants that cannot receive the UK spotbeams" lol
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Messages
25,376
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Indeed. And this despite loads of know-alls across various Forums telling us these things (especially UKTV) just wouldn't ever go FTA!

All we need now is divine providence to restore Vintage TV.

Oh, and the HD versions of ITV 2 3 & 4.
 
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
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My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
...and of course immensely thankful towards freesat for constant reminders about the future, all these "over 50's funeral protection plan" ads ;O)
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
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25,376
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Perhaps Mike Ashley will buy it for two groats?
 
fereshte

fereshte

Member
Messages
44
Location
Bulgaria
My Satellite Setup
2,30m prime focus dish with 3 LNBs - C ( Linear plus Circular ) and KU ( Linear ) ; 2,05m prime focus dish - KU circular and in future hopefully - ka band - 103E - 50W ; Octagon SF4008 UHD ; Edision Primo IP ; Inverto Flange white series ; Invacom quad; 36" motors; Especta and Moteck satellite positioners.
My Location
Bulgaria
What happened with Retro Movies channel on 11464H ? Its name still appears as it has to be but the EPG shows Nollywood movies, 28E is the only position probably in the world that airs so many channels especially dedicated to the classic and vintage movies and series fans , the reason why is my favourite position 28E - somewhere else you would not be able to catch Dick Tracy series or Tales from the darkside….
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
46,696
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
Retro Movies is a "filler channel" used to keep a Sky UK epg slot active whilst its sale is negotiated. It comes and goes. It transmits out of copyright materials so is very cheap to run. I think its run by Canis Media who are epg slot brokers.

(Sky UK have very strict rules on epg usage - anything that goes off air for a month or so is nullified - and seeing as the epg slot is oftyen the most valuable asset of a bankrupt tv channel its worth keeping active by the administrators!)

It will reappear when they have another slot to sell :)
 
fereshte

fereshte

Member
Messages
44
Location
Bulgaria
My Satellite Setup
2,30m prime focus dish with 3 LNBs - C ( Linear plus Circular ) and KU ( Linear ) ; 2,05m prime focus dish - KU circular and in future hopefully - ka band - 103E - 50W ; Octagon SF4008 UHD ; Edision Primo IP ; Inverto Flange white series ; Invacom quad; 36" motors; Especta and Moteck satellite positioners.
My Location
Bulgaria
From the past 10 years I noticed something really odd - several channels with similar contain as Retro Movies were renamed and all of them were broadcasting Sherlock Holmes series from the 50s, Dick Tracy and Flash Gordon. As you say their duration on-air was quite short until the time for the next channel renamed but with the same contain comes on..
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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46,696
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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
More Canis Media epg filler channels. Dozens of channels have ceased broadcasting ver the last decade - and many of them have used Canis to sell the valuable epg slots.

More than 30 channels have ceased broadcasting in 2018 alone (although this does include the temporary red button services used for Wimbledon tennis every year)
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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27,147
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
Blaze, "Forged in fire", great program!
 
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