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BBC Five Live

Five Live switch off on Astra

BBC Five Live have stopped broadcasting in analogue via the Astra satellite at 19.2E due to broadcasting rights restrictions.

The Irish cable service from ntl has also been affected. A company representative for ntl has said that they hope to restore the channel soon – even though he needed to be informed that Five Live was a radio – not a tv – channel and that it was offered as part of their their service.

Five Live is encrypted on Sky Digital but can be received on 990kHz, 909kHz and 693kHz on medium wave in many parts of Ireland.