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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Changes to the BBC Sports stream frequencies - loss of BBC News and Sports streams in Javea

As part of the BBCs process to close down one of their satellite transponder frequencies in a bid to save money, the BBC Sports streams have changed frequencies.

As mentioned on , BBC News, BBC Alba and BBC Parliament have moved to another frequency.

The BBC Sports streams have now moved onto this vacated frequency.

Sky box and Freesat box users will not have to do anything, as your boxes will automatically update tot he new frequencies.

Users of non Sky and Non freesat "generic" or free to air boxes will have to performa scan of the new frequency for the BBC SPorts Streams.

The new frequency for the BBC Sports stream is 11954 h 27.5 2/3.

They are currently showing as channels with the names of "6711 6712 6713 6714 6715".

This process by the BBC will mean that users of Sky boxes and Freesat boxes, who used to use the BBC News channel and the Red Button 3001 process to access the BBC Sports Multiscreen streams on a small satellite dish, will no longer be able to receive these BBC Sports stream, as you will no longer have access to a BBC channel on your small satellite dish to launch the Red Button application.


At the moment (30/9/11) you can add the BBC Streams from the new BBC Sports stream frequency of 11954H.

input frequency of 11954 H
find channels
press yellow next to the channel labelled as "6711 6712 6713 6714 6715" which will place a tick next to those channels.

These stored channels will appear in the the Sky box's "other channels" list.

However, there will be video, but no audio.

So the current workaround is:

In the services menu, go to 4 systms set up,
then language and subtitles,
and change the Favourite language to anything other than English,

You can currently get audio on the new "streams", and its still fine on most of the other channels also

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Javea prepares for the Gota Fria, heavy rain season

The councillor of public Safety, Juan Ortolá, has held a meeting with all the security services and voluntary organisations to plan and co-ordinate their functions in the face of possible heavy rain. The councillor explained that the high temperatures occurring during this month of September combined with a sea temperature of around 26° are risk factors that could lead the occurrence of a “gota fría”. Therefore the department of Environment and Services is coordinating efforts to clean the drainage systems in areas most prone to flooding, such as Avenida de la Fontana, Avenida de la Libertad and Calle Niza in the Arenal and Calle Santísimo Cristo del Mar in the port. These had previously been cleared but will now be checked to remove any detritus that may have collected recently.

The department has also prepared a list of ravines and channels that need to be cleaned as well as areas which may pose problems, such as areas of bamboo cane and eucalyptus growing on the river bed of the Río Gorgos which could block bridges if torn from the surface by floodwater.

The gathering, which was attended by officers from the Policía Local, Guardia Civil, the provincial fire service, Protección Civil and the volunteer fire service of Balcón al Mar, also served to review the tasks to which each group has been assigned according to the municipal ‘Emergency Plan’ and the best way to coordinate them as well as external resources that can be called on when necessary.

The town hall has decided to transfer immediately to all schools, nurseries and education centres the notices and orange alerts determined by the ‘Emergency Plan’ before the risk of heavy rains so that they can decide on the necessary preventative measures. In addition, a booklet has been prepared with all the recommendations in case of storms and flooding which will be provided to parents of all students and at the general level, leaflets will be distributed amongst residents. The councillor stressed that this type of action is not to frighten residents but to prepare everyone on how to react if faced with such a difficult situation as the floods that devastated much of the area just four years ago.

Source: Press Release - Xàbia Ajuntament

Sunday, September 18, 2011

BBC News frequency changes affecting reception on Sky TV and Freesat TV in Javea

During this week - commencing 19 September 2011

BBC News will move to new frequency 10803 H 22000-5/6
BBC Alba will move to new frequency 10818 V 22000-5/6
BBC Parliament will move to new frequency 10788 V 22000-5/6

BBC News will be moving to a weaker satellite beam, and this beam may not be available 24/7 even on the big 2.4m Portuguese satellite dishes in Spain.

More information on