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The Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G at 28.2° East, are used to carry channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky on the satellites UK spotbeams.
TV viewers outside the UK and Ireland may not be able to receive channels from these satellites, which have smaller footprints than the previous satellites. Overseas viewers may have to upgrade their dish to receive Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G.
Reception reports suggest that the UK spotbeams are much tighter with a very sharp fall off to the west and east of the footprints.

Eastern Spain and areas of Scandinavia seems to be getting a higher signal strength, possibly due to the off-axis beam as 28.2°E on the geostationary arc is not directly in line with the UK but offset to the east.

The  footprints on SES’ replacement fleet have been designed to meet the requirements of UK and Irish broadcasters who target their channels for distribution in the UK and/or Ireland.

See The Astra 2 Reception Map

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