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BBC satellite signal loss for Portugal expats

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posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Many people in Portugal with access to Freesat television would have switched on their televisions this morning to find they have no signal for any of BBC's channels. This is the result of a switch over on Thursday morning to a new satellite.The loss is not unique to Portugal, and readers across the border in Spain have this morning confirmed the loss of all BBC channels in that country.

The BBC recently issued a statement that it will be migrating to a new satellite during the early hours of Thursday morning.

BBC satellite signal loss for Portugal expats

well after months of waiting the switchover finally happened and so this morning millions of expats in Portugal ,Spain , France and parts of Germany woke up to find they can no longer receive UK tv.
in a few weeks the rest of the broadcasters will also be switching over.

the goal is to make it as hard as possible to receive the Satellite signal outside of the UK. and to make it stronger in the UK.

there are millions of people not just expats who really on the Astra satellite service to receive English speaking channels. already there is talk in Spain, Portugal and France that this will affect Property prices. specifically on holiday homes and retirement villas.

updated info can be found on this site:

Astra Satellite Updated Info

posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 10:08 AM
There are also reports coming in that the signal in Sweden is weaker north of Stockholm. Southern Norway has seen no change.
Germany ,Italy ,Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic appear to be receiving no or little BBC.

I think many people will be switching to Internet based services.


posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 10:17 AM
First they dont join the euro, now they dont want us to watch their tv.

Just leave the EU already UK

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