BBC Satellite Migration Affects Availability In Spain

By ExpatBriefing.com Editorial 10 February, 2014

BBC TV channels available through Freesat are no longer accessible to viewers in Portugal and southern Spain following a switch to a new satellite, and other UK-based channels are due to follow shortly.

Freesat is an unencrypted free-to-air digital satellite service run jointly by the BBC and rival broadcaster ITV. The service is aimed at viewers in the UK, but satellite dish owners in parts of Europe are also able to enjoy access to its channels.

However, the Société Européenne des Satellites (SES) has now moved BBC services from their recent temporary home on Astra 1N to the new Astra 2E satellite, which has a smaller "footprint". The SES intends to move other UK channels onto Astra 2E soon.

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