Richard Shanley off Spectrum FM graces today’s La Voz de Almería in his alternate guise as sat tv engineer and owner of Europa Digital. He also, I note, supplied the pictures that went with the article, one of which I nicked for the header of this article. Can someone tell me why a bike is being hosted aloft in the far left corner? The main paper of the province covered his recently “all your TV Continue reading Richard Shanley gets into La Voz de Almeria as it covers the great BBC switchoff
Gosh, I’m glad I didn’t drop €1,200 on a new 1.8metre dish – the expected signal reduction did happen, and most of the 1.8m dishes have gone off. From skyinmadrid.com: The lower third of the country has lost all BBC. Dishes of 3 metres are receiving no signal in Costa Del Sol. Most dishes in the Málaga region are 1.2m (1.3m vertically) which will just get the Europe beam used by Sky’s pay channels. However, Continue reading BBC goes pop again – signal reduced even more
We woke up this morning and yes, all the ITV channels had gone. So that’s the BBC channels and ITV all gone. Channel 4 is expected to be next… However, some tinkering by the tame Sat engineer (still trying to lure him back into his cage with a piece of meat after he’d finished) bought them back on a 1.8 metre dish.
So in the early hours of Thursday morning, the BBC switched satellites and stopped sending the BBC across Spain. It takes a lot to get the Brits riled up, but taking away their TV usually does the trick. The good news is that you can still get it here in Almería.
Alan Sykes writes in to say that: The BBC switch-over from our current S.E.S. Astra 1N and 2N satellite transponders to the new replacement Astra 2E “tight-beam” senders will take place at 2 a.m. tonight, into Thursday morning. This move is likely to blank-out most of Europe’s reception of BBC TV programmes, and its several radio channels. See this web-page:-
I can’t believe I’m the only person to notice that the subtitles on the BBC are atrocious. I’ve recently been using them more often, in order not to aggravate the GF when she’s on the phone or studying; when she’s out watching UK tv, she likes to have them on to help her with her English. Sadly, they’re full of inaccuracies, spelling mistakes and generally just miss the point completely. When transcribing numbers, the typers Continue reading BBC subtitles
Following on from my rant about getting wet in Saturday’s storm in Garrucha, I was upset to see this weather forecast for Almería this week from the BBC: If you click on the image to make it bigger, you will notice that, rather ironically, the UK headline rather perkily states “A bright day across much of the UK”.
The BBC has sent out a team to cover the Mojacar wildfires. Some expats -including the young bro- interviewed here. It’s running constantly on BBC 24, and I would have thought that somebody would have shown them how to pronounce “Mojácar”. ITV actually called me up to confirm the pronunciation.
One of the American vehicles broke down en route. Unknown to us, the agents were inside and decided to cancel the trip and beat an unseemly retreat to the airport. It actually took two hours of bone-crunching, off-road driving to get to the village. By the time we arrived, the whole district had gathered on either side of a long cordon to greet the Americans who had funded their new school. Unfortunately, I and the Continue reading BBC reporter abandoned in Afghanistan by the Yanks