The  long awaited BskyB pay TV satellite is due to arrive in it’s  final satellite orbit position on 12/13 of June.  It will be followed by 10 to 14 days of testing before Sky moves a large portion or its currently strong signal pay channels bouquet over to a much weaker Astra 2G UK spot beam.
Sean Connolly from Ocean TV is expecting a portion of  Sky HD channels to be severely affected on the North and East coast of Majorca in the last week of June or first week in July. He predicts the sky HD channels to be completely wipe on the North coast of Minorca.
The good news is he feels the standard definition Sky pay channels will still work in Ibiza and  most of Majorca, however he also predicts even the standard definition sky pay channels may be difficult in pick up in Minorca and most of Majorca between the middle of December until middle of January without upgrading to larger satellite dish.
Sean Connolly also is predicting that a 1,7M satellite dish will work in all of Majorca during the summer, but he feels in the winter to watch HD Sky and Ultra HD BT sports due to be rolled out by Sky in August 2015, in areas north of Inca expats  will need even larger 2.0/1.8M satellite dishes . He also adds in the problem Sky signal areas such as all of Minorca and parts of Alcudia and Pollensa during  the winter to watch HD channels during bad weather 2.5/2.4M dishes may be required.
The new Astra 2G satellite has a 15 year lifespan.  Astra 2G will most probably be the last satellite BskyB will ever launch, as Sky is already investigating broadcasting their sky channels over the internet.
 Currently in Palma, Bendinat and Portals areas, they are nearly ready for fiber optic internet  at 100Mps with unlimited download quota, by the time this new satellite is being decommissioned  in 2027/2030 Connolly feels  fiber optic will be laid to most of Majorca together with wireless 4/5G in rural areas so future Sky boxes would work via a UK VPN router without satellite dishes. 


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