Screenshots from December 2004
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01/12/04: OBN from Bosnia-Herzegovina moved from Eutelsat Sesat, 36° east, to Eutelsat W2, 16° east,
12603 V 2441 2/3, ident: OBN BiH, provider: DMV
01/12/04: feeds from Deutsche Welle have started
on HotBird, 13° east, 11604 H 27500 5/6.
It's quite an unusual slot for sending feeds.
02/12/04: new package from MBC on Arabsat, 26° east, 11640 H 27500 3/4, including the following channels:
MBC, Al Arabiya, MBC 2, MBC 3 and a testcard.
MBC 3 will officially start on the 8th of december. And here's a short clip 
05/12/04: promo from Rotana Cinema is new on
Arabsat, 26° east, 11623 V 27500 3/4 and
Nilesat, 7° west, 12149 H 27500 3/4.
05/12/04: infocard from Focus Sat, 'the first romanian DTH platform', on Thor, 1° west, 12245 H 28000 7/8, ident: Prima
07/12/04: promo for the 17th arabian gulf cup, on Arabsat, 26° east, 11862 V 27500 3/4, ident: AD GCC-17 07/12/04: testcard has appeared on HotBird, 13° east,
10873 V 27500 3/4, ident: HITS AND CO SHOW
09/12/04: MTV Dance (tv listings here) has temporarily become MTV Xmas Party, on Astra, 28° east, 11895 V 27500 2/3.
10/12/04: National Geographic Germany is in the clear on Eutelsat W2, 16° east, 11062 H 2929 5/6, ident: Nat Geo Ger 10/12/04: Telif, local television from french region
Ile-de-France, is new on HotBird, 13° east,
12245 H 27500 3/4, ident: TELIF, provider: Globecast
and Astra, 19° east, 11508 V 22000 5/6,
ident: TELIF, provider: GCE
Start: 13th december 2004.
11/12/04: Prva TV from Slovenia is new on Amos, 4° west, 11328 H 3350 3/4, ident: PRVA TV, provider: CROATEL 11/12/04: promo for new romanian folk music channel Favorit TV has started on Amos, 4° west,
11415 H 10555 3/4, ident: Favorit TV, provider: NTV Romania
Start: 15th december 2004.
 And here's a sample of the promo 
11/12/04: a testcard started on HotBird, 13° east,
11179 H 27500 3/4, ident: FOC CH
12/12/04: FocusSat promo on Thor, 1° west,
12245 H 28000 7/8, ident: Focus Sat
12/12/04: norwegian state broadcasters NRK1 and NRK2 are temporarily in the clear on Thor, 1° west, 12322 H 27800 3/4.
12/12/04: Smart Ēocuk on Eurasiasat 1, 42° east,
11852 V 4444 5/6, ident: Smart Maket
provider: Scopus Network Technologi
12/12/04: info card from turkish TVT, on Eurasiasat 1,
42° east, 11135 V 4444 5/6, ident: tvt, provider: KANAL 7
14/12/04: new transponder for austrian broadcasters on Astra, 19° east, 12663 H 22000 5/6
TW1 and goTV have started testing on their new frequency.
15/12/04: testcard on ukrainian package, Amos, 4° west,
10758 H 23250 3/4,
ident: Peregon, provider: SCOPUS PROVIDER
16/12/04: new frequency for B4,
now on 11527 V 27500 2/3, Eurobird 1, 28° east.
     
17/12/04: DigitALB, new digital package from Albania, including the following channels:
Top Channel, Digi+, Bang-Bang, Explorer, My Music, Film Premiere, DigitALB 6, DigitALB 7, DigitALB 8, Channel X.
On Eutelsat W2, 16° east, 11094 V 27500 5/6.
 
17/12/04: new Xmas look for VH1 Classic UK, while the european version remains untouched. VH1 Classic has been splitted into two separate versions - one for the UK and one for the rest of Europe - at the beginning of december. VH1 Classic UK is available on Astra, 28° east, 11895 V 27500 2/3 and
VH1 Classic European on Astra, 19° east, 11738 V 27500 3/4.
18/12/04: some technical problems for the MTV channels at about 5 am CET, when an emergency tape - with back-to-back videos and no logo - started on MTV Hits, MTV Base and MTV Dance and crackling audio on MTV2 Europe.
A few minutes later MTV Hits was replaced by MTV UK. Some 20 minutes later everything came back to normality. The problems affected MTV on both Astra satellites, 28° east and 19° east, and so, european viewers were able to watch MTV UK on the frequency where they usually get MTV Hits.
 And here's the bit when things went back to normal on MTV Hits 
18/12/04: promo from Tua Channel, on HotBird,
13° east, 12245 H 27500 3/4.
 And here's a the promo 
18/12/04: infocard from Kurdsat, on HotBird,
13° east, 10853 H 27500 3/4.
18/12/04: testcard from TVM, on Eutelsat W2,
16° east, 11011 V 13020 2/3.
19/12/04: norwegian and swedish versions of danish music channel The Voice, have started on Thor, 1° west, 11357 H 24500 7/8.
19/12/04: 1st Baltic Channel Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania has just launched its version of Music Box,
available from 2300 to 0500 CET on Sirius, 5° east, 11843 H 27500 3/4.
20/12/04: infocard from La7 CartaPił, on Atlantic Bird 1, 12°.5 west, 12515 H 17455 3/4, ident: LA7 CartaPiu'C.
Channels on this frequency are used as feed for DTT in Italy, and La7 CartaPił will be a pay-tv service for football.
23/12/04: CGNTV is new on HotBird, 13° east,
10992 V and 11013 H 27500 3/4, ident: Test 1
23/12/04: Animal Planet and Reality TV are temporarily in the clear on new romanian package DigiTV,
on Intelsat 10-02, 1° west, 12723 H 27500 3/4.
23/12/04: Discovery Channel Polska temporarily in the clear and infocard from AXN on polish package Cyfra+,
on HotBird, 10719 V 27500 3/4.
24/12/04: infocard from Telegenova Sat 2, on HotBird,
13° east, 11137 H 27500 3/4, ident: Telegenova
24/12/04: testcard from GBR, on HotBird, 13° east,
11179 H 27500 3/4, ident: GBR
24/12/04: Liberty TV NL for dutch-speaking part of Belgium
is new on HotBird, 13° east,
12577 H 27500 3/4, ident: LibertyTV NL
26/12/04: tests from FocusSat, new romanian package on Thor, 1° west, 12245 H 28000 7/8.
The package includes 18 channels, all of which are currently in the clear, MTV Romania among others.

Click HERE for screenshots for all 18 channels and details.
 
28/12/04: tests from MBC 4, on Arabsat, 26° east,
11642 H 27500 3/4, ident: MBC 4
28/12/04: TXT from MBC package, on Arabsat, 26° east,
11642 H 27500 3/4, ident: TXT TV
30/12/04: testcard from Globecast for Syma TV,
on HotBird, 13° east, 11077 V 27500 3/4,
ident: SYMA TV, provider: GCE

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