This article is dedicated to all free to air channels lovers. We all know that every once in a while, tv channels do come up on different satellite tv position either as temporal free to air or as a new permanent free to air channel. The following channels that am about to list below are currently available as free to air channels on a temporal basis. You can track and scan and watch them while it last. This is mainly for European and MENA(middle east and africa). If you do not have a very big dish, you might not receive them outside the footprint area.
NatGeo wild documentary channel is temporarily free on Eutelsat 16A @ 16 degree East Ku band, Europe beam(not the African beam that we are used to in Nigeria).
Frequency is 11595 V 30000. In a similarly both Fana TV SD, Fana TV HD have resumed transmission on Eutelsat 8 @ 8º west, Middle East/Africa beam with frequency: 10873 V 27500. If your dish is facing any of these directions, simply run a blindscan your receiver/decoder to receive the above-listed channels if you are within the area of coverage. Bad news for us in sub-Sahara Africa, Ghanaian-based music channel, Double MTV is now scrambled on Eutelsat 16 @ 16 degree East Ku band, Sub Sahara Africa beam.
Also, Germany television package is temporarily free on Eutelsat 9B @ 9ºE Ku band with. Frequency: 12436 H 27500. The channels include Fox HD, AXN HD, Europe Sports,Sports Digital,Romance TV,Gute Layne TV, E Germany, Discovery HD. In a similar fashion, Qatar television package has resumed transmission on Eutelat 25 @ 25ºEast, Middle East/North Africa beam with frequency 11678 H 27500. The channels include Qatar TV, Alkass 1 HD, Alkass 2 HD, Alkass 3 HD, Alkass 4 HD.
In conclusion for today, MTN world wide our defected powevu package that is now using another encryption has added Chinese television package to its list of channels. The position still remains NSS 12 @ 57 degºEast C band, global beam with frequency 4097 R 30000. The channels can be accessed with a receiver which supports powervu. The channels are Beijing TV, Zhejiang TV, CCTV 4, CCTV 6, China Movie Channel, CCTV Entertainment, Jiangsu TV, Shanghai TV.
The bottom line is that if your dish can receive signal from the above positions, use the provided TPs to scan for the channels.