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Sky at Night not available on iplayer


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Just been to the BBC iplayer. It says this months edition is available for another 27 days but when try to stream or download a pop-up appears saying it is not available and programmes are only available for a limited time. Just sent an e-mail of complaint into the BBC

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I think you have to wait until all the repeats have been shown on BBC2 and BBC4 then it comes on the iplayer.

It's a real shame. A few years ago before iPlayer the Sky At Night website had the last few years worth of programs all happily listed so that you could see them. I am forever missing the program as Sky plus is not very good at picking it up!

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I've got BT Vision and it has a habit of thinking too much and noticing the BBC4 one is longer and recording both despite me only recording the BBC4 showing. It obviously understands that I want one of every episode and thinks since they're a different length they're different.

It sounds like I'm moaning over nothing but many times I've ended up watching the shorter one by mistake.

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I've got BT Vision and it has a habit of thinking too much and noticing the BBC4 one is longer and recording both despite me only recording the BBC4 showing. It obviously understands that I want one of every episode and thinks since they're a different length they're different.

It sounds like I'm moaning over nothing but many times I've ended up watching the shorter one by mistake.

As they are different they will have a different "program code" embedded in them so it's just doing what it is designed to do :)

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As they are different they will have a different "program code" embedded in them so it's just doing what it is designed to do :)

Ah!

It's pretty clever. I got a new unit for when they did a firmware upgrade the old one couldn't take and was surprised to see that it had uploaded my recording preferences and downloaded them to the new unit so it started recording a programme I'd forgotten about. The BT hub is rubbish but the telly box is excellent.

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It is very frustrating here in wales as we often have to wait another 30 to 60 minutes later than the rest of the UK to see the S@N program. BBC wales often put some parochial local program on before hand.

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It is very frustrating here in wales as we often have to wait another 30 to 60 minutes later than the rest of the UK to see the S@N program. BBC wales often put some parochial local program on before hand.

If you are on Sky or freesat, you can select a different region from your local Welsh broadcasts :), sorry this option is not available on freeview:(

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An old thread I know but I'm a little miffed that I can't watch last night's Sky at Night - Stunning Saturn on iplayer. I had to get to bed and I don't have a tv recorder. Does anyone know of another way to watch this one?

I know, I know, I can just get me 'scope out! :smiley:

Thank you

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It is very frustrating here in wales as we often have to wait another 30 to 60 minutes later than the rest of the UK to see the S@N program. BBC wales often put some parochial local program on before hand.

if you have sky bbc1 England(London) is on channel 954 bbc2 England is 969 .

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I had quite a few old Sky at Nights and special BBC astro prog's on video but my wife binned them all when she turned out the sideboard while I was at work, cos "they were old" :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Dave

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I am forever missing the program as Sky plus is not very good at picking it up!

Mine is like that and I keep blaming the kids for deleting the entry in the planner. :grin:

Seriously it seems to record 2 episodes and then just forgets recording them again and by the time I think when is it on I have missed it and have try and use the awful sky search screen to seach for in in catchup/On Demand.

As a side not other programmes also seem to do this on both my Sky+ HD boxes and the series link just drops off halfway through a series and I end up missing loads of stuff.

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Mine is like that and I keep blaming the kids for deleting the entry in the planner. :grin:

Seriously it seems to record 2 episodes and then just forgets recording them again and by the time I think when is it on I have missed it and have try and use the awful sky search screen to seach for in in catchup/On Demand.

As a side not other programmes also seem to do this on both my Sky+ HD boxes and the series link just drops off halfway through a series and I end up missing loads of stuff.

Yup I noticed this with S@N series link when I upgraded to the Sky HD box about 3 or so years ago. Old one was fine. recently a few of the weeklys started dropping off.. Game of Thrones was the last one... Really annoying

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No idea why the Beeb don't let you watch every archive they have. They do for some programs.

I am sure I have read/hear somewhere that the BBC will be putting their entire archive on iPlayer in the (hopefully near) future.

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On the same subject, I used to have Virgin Media but had to change to Sky when I moved house. I am sure that VM definitely seemed to have a more comprehensive amaount of content on their iPlayer service compared to Sky. I don't know if anyone else can vouch for that though.

Having said that, Sky at Night doesnt even show up on the iPlayer website!

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