TVE Internacional moves to new frequency on Hotbird 8





I noticed a rolling caption on TVE Internacional, the Spanish international TV Service, which is one of the stations we get on the cable system here, advising that from 1 January 2009 the frequency on Hotbird 8, which serves Europe, is changing. But the caption didnít actually say what the the new frequency is - advising viewers to make an international phone call or check the RTVE website to find out.

Since my spoken Spanish is limited to the few words necessary to buy a beer in Madrid, I took the latter option and discovered that the new frequency is 11727 MHz, vertical polarisation. RTVE says this change is due to Ďreasons beyond its controlí.