I’ve been contacted by a UK TV production company who want to find local British nationals who have recently moved out here to setup a new business. It’s for A new life in the sun on Channel 4. Jamie writes: I am writing from the Channel 4 series A New Life in the Sun, a series which follows British people as they set up businesses in Spain and France. I hope you don’t mind me Continue reading Any new business owners around here who want to be on TV?→
Antena 3 TV has announced a new national drama series to be set in the greenhouses of Almería, but the local farmers have united to demanded it be scrapped amid fears it may “bring the industry into disrepute”. Demonstrations and legal challenges to follow! Well, quite. If anyone actually sees what goes on inside those greenhouses – a level of slavery, sexism and racial oppression not seen since the cotton picking days of the US Continue reading Local fury over new TV drama set in Almeria’s greenhouses→
Only two months after shutting down nine TV stations “because of lack of space on the spectrum”, the Ministry in charge of TV’s has announced they’ll allow five new TV stations to open up. But, and this is fun, it means every TV set in Spain is going to have to be reprogrammed, or you won’t get a signal.
Intereconomia TV, the rather rabidly right wing private TV channel, went quietly under today, and ceased national transmission. At midday today the signal went to a test card transmission nationwide without prior notice. With it went the national radio channels Radio Intereconomía & Radio Inter. A brief comunique from the company said that it will only be available on terrestrial TV in the cities of Madrid and Valencia, although it continues to broadcast on the Continue reading Intereconomia TV goes “pop”→
In brief: Probably, although they don’t admit to it. I got interested after no fewer than two people asked me today, so I thought I’d have a look around. The reason is because internet speed depends on two things: the infrastructure, and the number of people connected to it.
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:-
We learn today that the regional broadcaster (owned by the Junta de Andalucia) Canal Sur lost a whopping 72,300 euros a day, or in total, 26.4 million euros last year. Of course, we start off with it costing Andalucia 118 million euros, before we get to the “losses”.
MariaVision was an almost national TV channel dedicated to Catholic affairs. It had no publicity and relied solely on donations from viewers. Unsurprisingly, it’s just gone bust. Surprisingly, it’s last since 2010. Even more surprisingly, it’s big in South America, from whence it came. MariaVision was, for a while, in a commercial tie up with COPE, the Church backed national radio broadcaster, with which it launched Popular+Vision, but they had a bustup and went their Continue reading Catholic TV channel “MariaVision” goes bust→