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dishThe news that many expats in Portugal have been dreading, the commissioning date for the new Astra2E satellite has been posted by SES Astra on its social media pages.

The text below is from today's SES Astra's Facebook pages and warn non-UK viewers, which included those in Portugal of course, that the changeover date, and hence the loss of signal for UK programmes receivable in Portugal, will be in early February 2014.

apple“App”   …… a self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfil a particular purpose; an application, especially as downloaded by a user to a mobile device.

"Apparently there are these new apps that will actually read your emails to you"

Hieroglyphics, weird angles, a plinth-mounted statue of Khnum. It's all here...Check out this Stargate-themed cinema room! The first themed Cinema in Portugal, in Pinhal Velho in Vilamoura, and featured in Europe's leading Home Cinema Magazine, Home Cinema Choice. Only a handful of companies worldwide produce themed Cinemas, because of the complexity of the subject and the ease with which it could turn into a disaster. Custom installers get given some very specific briefs, but Portugal's ProjectionDreams had never been asked for a Stargate-themed cinema room that offered 'a sense of mystery and movement; a mixture of sci-fi and ancient civilisations!'

Astra 2e satellite launch delayedThe launch of an ILS Proton launch vehicle with the ASTRA 2E satellite was postponed yesterday for technical reasons associated with the launch vehicle. The satellite is being launched for SES of Luxembourg and was built by Astrium. The new launch date will be determined at a later time.

On September 11, Khrunichev engineers at the launch site received an out of tolerance reading in the first stage of the vehicle.

Losing UK TV channelsIn December 2012 the BBC confirmed their plans to move their services from Astra 1N to Astra 2E in 2013 (see HERE). That time is now fast approaching, and as from the end of October/beginning of November 2013, all BBC, ITV, Ch4, and Ch5 TV channels will be unavailable via satellite in most of Mainland Europe.

The Astra 2E Satellite launch has now been scheduled for 15th September, and the final switch over to the Astra 2E satellite is expected to be around the end of October to beginning of November.

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