TVE announced in December of 2019, the new contract with Eutelsat to use Hotbird – on 13 degrees east. The schedule is to be simultaneous transmission on the current satellite Astra 1 until 1st March 2020 when the Astra transponder will be reassigned.
Viewers will be happy to know that the new frequencies will carry the 2 programmes in HD quality, for the first time.
If you have a motorised dish or a multi-satellite dish, The new Spanish transmission on Hotbird can be found on 12303 Mhz Vert s/r 27500.
If not then get in touch and I’ll work out the price of either adding an extra lnb to your dish OR moving the dish round to Hotbird.
Note: Andalucia, Aragon, Extremadura and Galicia are to stay on Astra, so the best policy would be the extra lnb.2
So…its back to the same situation we had 10 years ago, when the only free Spanish channels were split between 2 satellites.