Astra 2G Launch Poster.

Astra 2G has entered service at 28.2° East, taking over a number of satellite TV and radio services from the ageing Eutelsat 28A. For viewers inside the UK spotbeam, the changeover means improved reception on smaller dish sizes.
By the end of the June, Eutelsat 28A should have transferred all of its services to Astra 2F and Astra 2G, which transmit a much stronger signal over the UK and Ireland.
Some channels have remained on the “European spotbeam” during the satellite switch, with good reception over most of Europe.

Other channels have moved from the European spotbeam to the UK spotbeam, resulting in a loss of some channels in fringe reception areas.
Some channels have moved from the UK spotbeam on Astra 2E and Astra 2F to the UK spotbeam on Astra 2G.
As the UK beams on the three satellite are roughly the same, viewers in fringe areas of mainland Europe should see no dramatic changes in reception.

There have been rumours that the reception of some channels, such as ITV HD, has reduced slightly, resulting in a loss of the channel in some areas.
This has not been confirmed, reception tests carried out in Copenhagen on a 150 cm Gibertini dish showed no change in reception on any of the effected transponders, this may not be the case in other areas.

Although there has been no official confirmation from SES about what has moved to Astra 2G, the following transponders have been transferred to Astra 2G:

10964 H 22000 5/6 – moved from Astra 2F UK Spotbeam to Astra 2G UK Spotbeam
Channels affected: Channel 5, 5 USA, 5*, Spike, Channel 5 +24 and Channel 5 +1

10994 H 22000 5/6 – moved from Astra 2F UK Spotbeam to Astra 2G UK Spotbeam
Channels affected: various ITV regions

11023 H 23000 2/3 – moved from Astra 2F UK Spotbeam to Astra 2G UK Spotbeam
Channels affected: BBC One Scotland HD, BBC One Wales HD, BBC News HD, BBC Four HD

11053 H 23000 3/4 – moved from Astra 2F UK Spotbeam to Astra 2G UK Spotbeam
Channels affected: ITV 2 HD, ITV 4 HD

11067 V 23000 2/3 – moved from Astra 2F UK Spotbeam to Astra 2G UK Spotbeam
Channels affected: STV HD, UTV HD, ITV3 HD, ITV Encore HD

11097 V 23000 2/3 – moved from Astra 2F UK Spotbeam to Astra 2G UK Spotbeam
Channels affected: ITV HD (Central, Granada, London, Meridian)

11126 V 22000 5/6 – moved from Astra 2F UK Spotbeam to Astra 2G UK Spotbeam
Channels affected: Channel 4 HD, 4seven

11225 H 27500 2/3 – moved from Eutelsat European beam to Astra 2G European Spotbeam
Channels affected: Information TV, Irish TV, Showcase, BFBS Radio, LBC, Heart

11225 V 27500 2/3 – moved from Eutelsat European beam to Astra 2G European Spotbeam
Channels affected: NHK World HD, RT HD

11265 V 27500 2/3 – moved from Eutelsat European beam to Astra 2G European Spotbeam
Channels affected: PCNE, B4U Music

11265 H 27500 2/3 – moved from Eutelsat European beam to Astra 2G European Spotbeam
Channels affected: CBS Reality+1, Horror Channel, Vintage TV, Panjab Radio

Viewers with Sky and Freesat receivers: Frequency changes should be handled automatically by the receiver.
Viewers with other satellite receiver may have to perform a rescan to continue to view channels that have changed frequencies.

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By Expat