New channels at frequency changes at 1° West

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- Once operational this August, Telenor's new Nordic broadcasting satellite THOR III will greatly expand the range of TV services available to DTH (direct-to-home) households, cable and SMATV operators in the Nordic and central European regions. However, the expansion will mean that the frequency and/or polarisation of some existing services will be changed from 1 August, says Morten Solbakken in Telenor Satellite's broadcasting division.
"The changes will affect the frequency and/or polarisation of the channels DR2, Sky Entertainment, Sky News, TV3+ Danmark, TV1000 Cinema and TV Butikken," says Solbakken. "There will be an overlapping period of at least one month when each channel will be broadcast on both the new and old frequencies."

Cable viewers will not notice the changes, he says, as frequency and position adjustments are made by their cable operator. Viewers with their own satellite dish, however, will need to adjust their reception of certain channels using the on-screen menu in their viewing system.

Solbakken says an overview of the frequency changes has already been sent to all major satellite television service providers and equipment retailers in the 1° West coverage area for further distribution to their viewers. Cable operators in the region have also been informed. In addition, the information is available on the Internet in English at under "Satellite Communications - 1° West" and in Norwegian at

"Viewers should direct their questions about how to adjust a particular satellite dish to their satellite service provider rather than to Telenor Satellite," says Solbakken.

"We are in much the same situation as a mobile phone service provider. We provide a signal, but the signal can be received on many different types of equipment. We will, however, try to provide a guide to adjusting the most common types of dishes on our Internet web sites later this summer."

More details on the new services to be broadcast from 1°West will be made available as agreements are finalized later in the summer, Solbakken says.