News from the sat and A/V world for yachts

CNBC HD joins Sky UK

Business news channel CNBC HD simulcast has now joined Sky. As of today, Sky HD and Q users will see CNBC HD on channel 505, while the standard definition version has moved to channel 890.

CNBC carries the latest from the financial markets, with live programming Monday-Friday from Asia, Europe and the USA, plus executive lifestyle and sports programmes at the weekend, alongside NBC News shows Meet The Press and NBC Nightly News.

With the acquisition of Sky last year, Comcast has now own two news channels in the UK, CNBC and Sky News, along with a stake in Euronews. Sky News business operations are moving to CNBC’s HQ in London.
The channel is not currently available in HD on Freesat, though it can be added in Non-Freesat mode.

Manual tuning details:
Satellite: Astra 2E (28.2°E)
Frequency: 12012
Polarisation: vertical
Symbol Rate: 27500
FEC: 2/3
Mode: DVB-S2 8PSK
Service ID: 3902

DirecTV USA and Dish Network USA available now

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Discovery Channels moved and now are difficult to receive in the Med

Discovery channels have moved to the UK beam, making reception more difficult in some areas of Europe.

The Discovery group of channels, has changed frequencies and satellite beams.
They used to be on the European beam, allowing for easy reception across all of Europe. The UK beam, also known as spot beam can make things tricky for customers outside of the UK.
As a rule of thumb, if you can watch BBC and ITV, the changes should not cause any trouble.

The channels now are on:
12382 H
DVB-­S
SR 27500
FEC 5/6

The channels affected by this move area :
Discovery Channel UK
Animal Planet Europe
Discovery Channel UK +1
TLC Ireland
Quest Red +1
Investigation Discovery Ireland
TLC UK
Discovery Science UK
Discovery History
Discovery Home & Health UK
Discovery Turbo UK
Discovery Channel Ireland

if you still want to watch Discovery via satellite in Europe, contact us because we offer TV platforms still carrying this family of channels.

Fox News taken off Sky UK

Aug 28, 2017 – Fox News stopped broadcasting entirely from Sky UK. If this is a channel of importance and if you still want to watch Fox News via satellite in Europe, contact us because we offer TV platforms still carrying this channel. It is gone for good on Sky UK.