MBC & MBC 2 leaving Arabsat 3A?

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Spotted this on alt sat tv Europe

h**p://mjr.towers.org.uk/mbcaption.jpg

Does this translate to "moving onto 2D only" by any chance? and if so is this because of the movies they show in the clear I wonder.
 
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Analoguesat said:
Spotted this on alt sat tv Europe

h**p://mjr.towers.org.uk/mbcaption.jpg

Does this translate to "moving onto 2D only" by any chance? and if so is this because of the movies they show in the clear I wonder.
Was looking at these ch before i started to use k*ys. Thought they were fairly good, you get used to the arabic writing on the screen after a while. They used to show a sat priemiership match on sat last season, but not this year though. Great FTA station too.
 
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It translate as "you can continue watching you favorite programs in the new MBC Bouquet of the Arabsat 2D" from the way it look. i think they are moving. the new bouquet contains MBC 1,2,3 and the new 4.
 
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Channels have stopped broadcasting on Arabsat 3A - tried the suggested TP freq etc. on 3A to no joy. It seems that MBC have moved from Arabsat 3A to 2D, and consequently stopped FTA broadcast to Europe altogether.



Any kind soul with alternative Cardiff-UK friendly FTA frequencies for these channels?





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Channels have stopped broadcasting on Arabsat 3A - tried the suggested TP freq etc. on 3A to no joy. It seems that MBC have moved from Arabsat 3A to 2D, and consequently stopped FTA broadcast to Europe altogether.



Any kind soul with alternative Cardiff-UK friendly FTA frequencies for these channels?





H

Nothing available with a sensible sized dish Im afraid.
 
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Thanks Analoguesat ... was afraid that this is the case.


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Nothing available with a sensible sized dish Im afraid.
From Belgium any idea of a dish size?? please as the wife misses othem alot!!!
 
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Tell het to forget them, or move south! The 41dBW line is south of the southern border of Germany on the official footprint. Thats already 1.2m, and the signal power is fading fast as you head nw. So at a rough guess 3 or 4 meters should do nicely!

http://www.arabsat.com/satgen/gen.asp?code=2DKuband
 
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Tell het to forget them, or move south! The 41dBW line is south of the southern border of Germany on the official footprint. Thats already 1.2m, and the signal power is fading fast as you head nw. So at a rough guess 3 or 4 meters should do nicely!

http://www.arabsat.com/satgen/gen.asp?code=2DKuband
Well thats it for the moment on MBC except she has a version of it on her ART package.
Re moving south, we like it here alot her especially me!!!
Thanks again!!!
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Whats Nileat reception like near you? They are fta on Nilesat, and 1.2 - 1.5m may be enough to pull in something, although the V beam is difficult.
 
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Or have I got it round the wrong way and the H beam is the difficult one?? :D
 
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Hi all,
Just spotted this on MBC's website (h**p://www.mbc.net/arabic/coverage.asp)

MBC1 Europe Frequencies:
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Arabsat 2C / 3786.5 V Sym 4.5 FEC 7/8
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Hotbird 2 / 12015 H Sym 27.5 FEC 3/4
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Eurobird 1 / 11527 V Sym 27.5 FEC 3/4

Unfortunately I am at work and cannot check the Eurobird Freq. As for the other two, Hotbird is probably the ART package, and I am not sure whether we can 'see' Arabsat 2C in the UK.



Analoguesat: From experience, H is the difficult Nilesat beam in the UK while V is the difficult one in Southern EU.


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MBC 1 ceratinly isnt on Eurobird 1 these days , although I think it was on for a while a couple of years ago.
 
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Analogue: indeedy - cannot find MBC on any of the frequencies above.

I am a bit confused about Arabsat 2C though, Lyngsat give "Europe" as the beam description (h**p://www.lyngsat.com/arab2c.html). Footprint maps show that 2B and 2C cover Europe. However, I can only see Arabsat 3A in Cardiff. Am I misreading the maps or should I take my local installers to court?


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Well 2C is a C-band only bird, so unless you have c-band equipment you wont get anything. MBC Europe is on 12015 on Hottie 2
 
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That's an idea - I think I have an old receiver hiding somewhere in the attick!
 
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Its not as simple as that. You will need a C-band LNB as well, and a reasonable sized dish - probably minimum 1.2m as C-band transmissions are lower powered than Ku band.
 
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Thanks for the kind info Analoguesat; I knew there was a catch somewhere :)

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