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Reply #195 - Feb 10th, 2014 at 5:09pm
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You can watch thousands of tv channels online here .....
http://wwitv.com/

unfortunately non of the BBC or ITV channels anymore since theyy are no longer listed!

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Reply #196 - Feb 11th, 2014 at 4:47am
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ITV1 HD and ITV1 together with channel 4 and channel 4 HD have now gone.  Cry   

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Reply #197 - Feb 11th, 2014 at 5:54am
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As widely predicted all ITV and C4, Film 4 etc. have now gone.
This should be the end of any moves predicted to affect us.

What you have left is unlikely to change now.
  
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Reply #198 - Feb 11th, 2014 at 6:11am
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John wrote on Feb 10th, 2014 at 5:09pm:
You can watch thousands of tv channels online here .....
http://wwitv.com/

unfortunately non of the BBC or ITV channels anymore since theyy are no longer listed!

Try here... Wink

http://uktvaccess.com/

or use one of the free VPN services then add this add on into your firefox browser add-on in tools and away you go it acts like freeview. I have not tried it but that was said in the reviews.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/watch-uk-tv/


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Reply #199 - Feb 11th, 2014 at 12:55pm
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Yes as you say ITV & channel 4 are gone today.  I can still get radio LBC & some free movies eg. movies 4men ,true movies ,Sony & the horror ones!
  
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Reply #200 - Feb 11th, 2014 at 3:21pm
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Shiver me timbers Jim lad it's dem der pirates again at an English bar near you.

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Reply #201 - Feb 12th, 2014 at 7:20pm
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Got them  back  now thanks for your advice,  Tell me what I need to link it to my TV?   Can this be done without a cable, got rather too many of them!!   Grin
  
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Reply #202 - Feb 13th, 2014 at 2:49am
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skyinmadrid.

ASTRA 2E TRANSMITTING AT REDUCED POWER TO EXCLUDE EXPATS?
Browsing through nearly 1,000 of your reception reports, it's clear that the new satellite Astra 2E is transmitting at lower power than its twin, Astra 2F.
Both Eurostar E3000 satellites have identical specifications: launch mass 6 tonnes, wingspan 40m, output power of 13kW. For some reason, the received signals are up to 2.5 dB lower across most of Europe, including SE England (right).
We were led to believe that the new satellites would have a stronger signal in the centre of footprint, but this only happened with Astra 2F, which went into service a year ago.
2.5dB doesn't sound like much, but the dB scale is logarithmic, a drop of 3dB is a reduction of 50%.
On both satellites, HD channels are transmitted at slightly higher power, as the DVB-S2 8PSK HD format is much harder to receive. This is reason why many people can receive SD but not HD.
The suspicion has to be that 2E's power has been reduced to make it harder to receive BBC, ITV and Channel Four in mainland Europe.
  

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Reply #203 - Feb 13th, 2014 at 10:09am
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Arrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhh mateys,me thinks "The powers that be don`t what us to watch good TV" 
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Reply #204 - Feb 13th, 2014 at 10:23am
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But surely this could be classed as racial discrimination against other European countries !!
  
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Reply #205 - Feb 13th, 2014 at 10:59am
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Its a funny thing for me, more than 50 years ago I grew up in a marginal TV reception area. Over these years TV became as normal as the nose on your face now all these years later its return to go, do things really change?
  
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Reply #206 - Feb 13th, 2014 at 1:06pm
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Surely a human rights issue!!!
  
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Reply #207 - Feb 13th, 2014 at 1:32pm
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There was a European court case a while ago about this.
From what I remember the ruling stated something like:

'Any European citizen has the right to receive tv from their own country subject to them having the necessary equipment capable of receiving the channels'

So, with the right equipment, you can have tv and at least in the majority of this area it is possible with a big dish.
  
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Reply #208 - Feb 13th, 2014 at 2:47pm
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Don't want to go off at too much of a tangent here BUT.... BBC is a PUBLIC utility (even though it charges a licence fee). I've always paid my taxes (and still do, and in fact I currently have the lowest tax code I've ever had). Furthermore, I would be more than happy to pay the licence fee for the privilege of receivng BBC here. Are there not those among us who have pads in the UK where they spend part of the year and pay the fee anyway even though they only use the facility for part of the year. I would have thought that the ITV channels are missing a trick by not transmitting their advertising to all the ex-pats in Europe. Something that Sky may have already twigged. ?
Does anybody know what the Beeb's (if it's their decision) rational is for the restrictions ?
  

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Reply #209 - Feb 13th, 2014 at 2:49pm
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Nigel wrote on Feb 13th, 2014 at 1:32pm:
There was a European court case a while ago about this.
From what I remember the ruling stated something like:

'Any European citizen has the right to receive tv from their own country subject to them having the necessary equipment capable of receiving the channels'

So, with the right equipment, you can have tv and at least in the majority of this area it is possible with a big dish.


Maybe we should try to trace a copy of the ruling then point this out to the BBC, ITV, etc and instigate a court case to make them provide us with the dishes we need? I wouldn't hold my breath though.


could start here....

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:KO8MFDXLq-cJ:www.deadline.c...
or better still, here at the official website of all European directives ( this relates closely)....

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/audiovisual_and_media/l24101_en.htm


This was published just a few weeks ago .....
http://www.assembly.coe.int/ASP/Doc/XrefViewPDF.asp?FileID=20335&Language=EN


Just a thought.

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