It has at last been announced that TVE will cease its broadcasts from Astra1 satellite from 30th June 2010.
To continue watching TVEi it will be necessary to add an extra LNB to your dish and a switch to select between the 2 satellites, the receiver will need reprogramming to operate the switch correctly.
Since TVE first announced their policy to only broadcast from Hotbird, we have been offering new Spanish satellite customers our ‘Spain2’ system. If your system was installed before this, or you would like to modify your dish and receiver please email me ( info@satellitetveurope ) for a quote.
Several of our readers have asked, what else can I see when I purchase a satellite system to receive Spain?
Several other European countries can be received, using the same satellite gear. Spain can be combined on a single dish with several others, the easiest to tune in would be Germany, France or a few channels from Poland. So a Spanish setup on 19 degrees , could also receive these 3 countries.
With the addition of an extra LNB adaptor and Diseqc switch, many more channels become available, Italy for example broadcasts over 350 channels free, with football being shown occasionally too! On the same satellite there are many more Polish, Arab and Middle Eastern channels without encryption.
To see what is available in addition to your Spanish channels , have a look at my Spain 2 Package on the main site