Before reading, I assume you already have a Multi TV subscription or intend to do so and that you have read my earlier blog posts on Multi TV. Else, you should read Multi TV Ghana, a new free digital satellite TV and Early review of Multi TV + Satellite information before reading this post.
A Multi TV dish
The principle is very simple. Multi TV signals reach your decoder from a satellite called Astra 2B, located at 28.2°E. Multi Tv is not the only broadcaster on that satellite. There are a few others. Following the steps enumerated below, you would be tweaking your Multi TV decoder to recognize those other signals so you can enjoy the other broadcasts.
To start: You need a fully installed Multi TV system.
- Press MENU on your MultiTV remote control
- Select INSTALLATION
- Select EDIT SATELLITE
- Click on the Yellow button to “Add” a new satellite. A new dialog box should appear titled “Add Satellite”.
- Fill the “Add Satellite” box using the information below and then select YES:
- Satellite: Astra 2B
- Longitude: 101 E
- Frequency: 12572
- Symbol Rate: 2854
- Polarization: V (Press the Right button to change the polarization from H to V)
- Astra 2B should now appear in the list of Satellites under the EDIT SATELLITE menu. Select Astra 2B and press OK.
- Under EDIT TRANSPONDER, Press the Yellow button and enter the follow values on step at a time:
Frequency Symbol Rate Polarization
12572 2854 V
12599 3250 V
12729 2725 V
- Press Exit twice.
- Press Menu > Installation > Install Satellite > Green Button (Scan)
- You should now see 13 TV and 9 Radio stations. That’s it!
In addition to the 10 TV and 7 Radio channels from Multi TV, the following are available when you follow the steps above.
- GTV (Ghana TV): the state-owned broadcaster that offers general programming including news, sports, music, movies, and more.
- CRTV: a Christian-themed TV station that offers news, documentaries, movies and more
- LTM TV: A Cameroonian TV station that offers news & entertainment in both English and French.
- Uniiq (FM) Accra: A radio service offered by state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). It features news, entertainment, government propaganda and more.
- Royal Radio: A Christian-themed radio service offering general Christian programming, especially music.
Should you have any questions, simply post them in the comments area. Happy viewing…
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