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:-