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Thu, Jan 1st 1970

All BBC radio channels have now moved from Astra 2A South, and will now be received in the same areas as BBC TV channels (on an 85cm dish as far south as Barcelona).  The BBC explain how and why they are doing this here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/posts/Satellite-Shuffling-reducing-BBC-Red-Button-and-expanding-BBC-One-HD

There is a very informative post here: http://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftoptitle-131587-bbc-tv-and-radio-changes.html from Motorhome Facts about changes in satellite channel locations.

The BBC’s radio station for listeners outside the UK is the BBC World Service, and it is widely available throughout the world. In Europe you can receive the World Service in many different ways including on satellite from Eutelsat Hot Bird 8 at 13° East. It’s also available online 24 hours a day via the listen live link from the BBC World Service homepage.

One other way of receiving all of the BBC content across most of Europe is through the internet using BBC iPlayer, Listen Again, or Listen Live .  So if you can't live with Desert Island Discs or The Archers, you might want to consider looking at the Oyster Internet system.  With up to a 10mb connection and with a variety of data packages available, there should be something there for everyone.  There is a service called FreeSpeech available withthe Oyster Internet which is a VoIP system, very similar to Skype.  This is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family at home and there is of course Facebook & Twitter, not to mention this amazing blog! ah hem!

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This is nice, i heard about many things about freespeech but reviewed today

Posted by M. K3 on 23/10/2017

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