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Problem getting Polish TV by satellite

Moonlighting 31 | 234  
5 Mar 2008 /  #1

Since last October, I've been receiving Polish TV via the Astra satellite. I was getting TVP3-Warszawa, TVP Polonia, TVP KUltura, TVP Historia.

Since a few days I don't get Kultura and Historia anymore. I just tried again right now and for Historia there is a message reading "Jammed". For Kultura, no message. I know the weather was terrible recently, with storms and stuff, but how comes only parts of the channels are affected?

I have the same problem with German channels ARD, ZDF and WDR. I get nothing anymore.

Do you know if the terms of broadcast, or channel assignment, have been modified lately? I checked a website giving all updates for this kind of information but according to it, nothing's changed.

hello 22 | 891  
5 Mar 2008 /  #2
Do you pay subscription fee for these channels or they are just available for anyone with satellite dish?
OP Moonlighting 31 | 234  
6 Mar 2008 /  #3
Thread attached on merging:
Problem to get Polish TV on satellite recently


I'm based in Belgium. So far I was watching Polish TV from the Astra 19.2 satellite.
So I could get freely TVP3-Warszawa, TVP Polonia, TVP Kultura and TVP Historia.

On the last few days, I couldn't get many channels anymore, including German channels, because we had a terrible weather, with storms and stuff.

Now everything is better except I don't have Polonia, Kultura and Historia anymore. On the German side, I lost most public channels as well.

Has the channel assignment changed, or broadcast rights ? I checked a website providing updates about what's available from satellites but it doesn't say anithing about it.

I was not able to check if I could get them from another satellite because I would have to change the orientation of the antenna and it would face the neighbour's wall unfortunately.

Do you know something about it?

Ha! I couldn't find my thread about it. Just found it back.
BTW I apologize to the admins for posting twice. I got an error message when posting the first time so thought it hadn't worked.

No, I don't pay. these channels were (and supposedly still are) freely available on this satellite.
6 Mar 2008 /  #4
Have a look at

There's probably an email address there for tech support.
OP Moonlighting 31 | 234  
9 Mar 2008 /  #5
Thanks for the link Harry, but it didn't help.

Strangely enough, the German channels suddenly came back today. Polonia came back one day during last week then disappeared the morning after. Friday, CNN mysteriously vanished for one day then came back.

Something definitely goes wrong on this satellite for the time being.

TVP3 is the only one of the Polish channels that remained available all the time. Well, I assume that Polonia, Kultura and Historia will come back sooner or later...
hu_man 6 | 131  
9 Mar 2008 /  #6
I started a thread before but nobody wanted to answer my question so hopfully someone here can ....

in poland people can recieve so called cable channels ie mtv vhm so on by plugging directly into there tv...

in england we go through a box then the t.v that way we can hook up the SURROUND how do i get round this so i can hook up my speakers?
9 Mar 2008 /  #7
so how do i get round this so i can hook up my speakers?

Not sure what you mean. Can you give a little more detail? I can probably help but I need to know your set-up and requirements first.
hu_man 6 | 131  
9 Mar 2008 /  #8
i have a a set of surround sound speakers your regular phono input BUT a tv doesnt have an audio out put ..... i can plug my speakers into my dvd player and get my audio via the player BUT i want to get the audio from my programs aswell ... if i were in england i would plug the speakers into my cable box and away i go but it seems we dont have this luxury in poland people plug the cable directly into the t.v ...the funny thing is i understand audio but because i am in poland and dont no anyone i can ask im sort of screwed for the moment ...any help would be really appreciated ..
10 Mar 2008 /  #9
No headphone socket on the TV?
hu_man 6 | 131  
10 Mar 2008 /  #10
Yea but gay quality
10 Mar 2008 /  #11
How about plugging the cable TV cable into your video recorder and from there into your TV and use the audio out in the video recorder?
sobieski 107 | 2,128  
12 Apr 2009 /  #12
Merged: FTA satellite reception in Poland?

A friend of mine here in Warsaw, would like to have sat TV at home, but she does not want fork out on a subscription.

How to arrange FTA reception? With a "blank" smartcard?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
12 Apr 2009 /  #13
FTA reception

I would have thought that the number of FTA channels would be limited. That is, if you are looking for a particular language.

What's wrong with a normal TV system ? Do you want programmes in a specific language ?
22 Apr 2009 /  #14
There are not many channels left on FTA- depends on what kind of channels you looking for.. you can check from there

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