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Don West
Thursday 26 July 2012 2:17AM

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Alastair McIntyre
Tuesday 31 July 2012 5:06PM

Having lives most of my life in the UK I used to complain about the license fee. However since moving to North America I'd now cheerfully pay it as the amount of advertising over here is obscene.

I think it's time the BBC offered non UK viewers the opportunity to receive advert free TV by paying the license fee wherever they are in the world. And that may well bring in a good new source of income.


Josh
Friday 24 August 2012 10:19PM

Alastair McIntyre: That is strange, as in Australia, their eqivalent of the BBC (ABC) doesn't show adverts, yet no licence fee is charged because ABC in Australia is funded from general taxation.


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Mike Williams
Friday 5 July 2013 6:05AM

When does the satellite footprint over Europechange in 2012? how can I maintain my freeview channels and retrieve Channel 5?


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Mike Williams
Friday 5 July 2013 6:05AM

When does the satellite footprint over Europechange in 2012? how can I maintain my freeview channels and retrieve Channel 5?


Briantist
Friday 5 July 2013 2:25PM

Mike Williams: The current footprints for services are listed on the <img src="http://img5.pseph.co.uk/cache/www.ukfree.tv/xico/www.ukfree.tv.png" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.ukfree.tv link icon"> link icon Satellite footprint maps | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice page.

Channel 5 is now on 10964MHz Horizontal DVB-S 22000-5/6 .


MikeP
Friday 5 July 2013 4:41PM

Mike Williams
It's worth pointing out that Freeview is not on any satellite so any change of footprint will not affect Freeview. FreeSat on the other hand is transmitted from a satellite at roughly the same orbital position as the Sky satellites.
Worth alos pointing out that to change the footprint of a satellite transmission will require physically moving the transmitting dish or the feedhorn, both mounted on the satellite some 39000 km above the Equator. AFAIK, the transmitting dish and feedhorn are not designed to be movable, not even by remote commands.
I'm not a user of Freesat, so I'm not sure whether there has been a change of frequency or transponder used for Channel 5, as I suspect from what Briantist says, perhaps other can enlighten us.


Briantist
Friday 5 July 2013 7:15PM

Mike Williams: Just to add to MikeP above.

The satellites are all in the same orbital position, but some have a "UK beam" which is harder to receive outside the target area.

So, what you need is not to reposition the dish, but to get a much larger dish. Depending on where you are, you might need a 2 meter dish - or larger.


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