Sun Outage FAQs

Sun Outage FAQs

  What is a Sun Outage and how will it affect me?
Sun outages are natural phenomenon that occurs when a satellite and a receiving earth station come directly in line with
the sun. The sun’s energy interferes with the satellite’s signal and affects the signals received by the earth station. The
affected signals may lead to poor or no reception of channels relying on the affected satellites. Singtel TV receives
most of our international channels via satellite before broadcasting them to homes. Satellite transmission
is subject to these environmental factors, which are beyond the control of the broadcaster.
  How often do sun outages occur?
Sun outages occur when a satellite and a receiving earth station comes directly in line with the sun. Such
a phenomenon will typically occur twice a year for each satellite. As our channels are received from
different satellite sources, different channels may be affected at different times of the year.
  What are the affected channels and when will these channels be affected for
the Mar 2019 Sun Outage?
Not all satellites will be affected. Only satellites that orbit between the sun and our receiving
earth station will be affected. Hence, only channels transmitted by these affected satellites will
experience transmission interference.
  18 Mar
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:295The Filipino Channel (Ch 693);Comedy Central (HD) (Ch 324); Nickelodeon Asia HD (Ch 240); MTV Asia (HD) (Ch 350); CNN International (Ch 167); HLN (Ch 169); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Sci (HD) (Ch 205); Discovery Asia (HD) (Ch 204); DMAX (HD) (Ch 258); MTV China (Ch 550); MTV LIVE HD (Ch 349); TLC (HD) (Ch 254); Lifestyle Network (Ch 692)
10:325ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340); HBO (HD) (420);HBO Signature (HD) (421);HBO Hits (HD) (423); HBO Family (HD) (422); RED by HBO (HD) (425)
11:455CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
12:156CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:386ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
13:026DW (English) (Ch 161); STAR Plus (Ch 656); STAR Gold (Ch 662); Star Bharat (Ch 654); FOX SPORTS 3 (HD) (Ch 116); V HD International (Ch 352); Channel V China (Ch 547);Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165);FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:266France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
14:086Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); Sports Illustrated (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Sky News HD (Ch 151); BabyTV (HD) (Ch 244); Astro Vellithirai (Ch 624);Fight Sports (HD) (Ch 16/119); KIX HD (Ch 309); Cartoon Network (HD) (Ch 226); Boomerang (HD) (Ch 228); ITV Choice (HD) (Ch 337); Oh!K (Mandarin) (HD) (Ch 525); Thrill (Ch 415); GEM (HD) (Ch 519); Animax (HD) (Ch 342); Warner TV (HD) (Ch 306); (HD) Outdoor Channel (Ch 17/121); HITS (HD) (Ch 326); eGG Network (Ch 14/120); C+I (HD) (Ch 206); H2 (HD) (Ch 210); FYI (HD) (Ch 260);HGTV (HD) (250); AFC (HD) (256); Food Network (HD) (252)
14:476ETV (Ch 672)
15:186GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328); Disney XD (HD) (232); Sony Channel (HD) (316); Cinemax (HD) (424)
15:246TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:546KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); Australia Plus TV (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677); MTV India (Ch 658); Ten Cricket (HD) (122); PLTV (HD) (102)
16:056Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  19 Mar
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:278The Filipino Channel (Ch 693);Comedy Central (HD) (Ch 324); Nickelodeon Asia HD (Ch 240); MTV Asia (HD) (Ch 350); CNN International (Ch 167); HLN (Ch 169); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Sci (HD) (Ch 205); Discovery Asia (HD) (Ch 204); DMAX (HD) (Ch 258); MTV China (Ch 550); MTV LIVE HD (Ch 349); TLC (HD) (Ch 254); Lifestyle Network (Ch 692)
10:308ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340); HBO (HD) (420);HBO Signature (HD) (421);HBO Hits (HD) (423); HBO Family (HD) (422); RED by HBO (HD) (425)
11:438CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
12:148CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:378ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
13:018DW (English) (Ch 161); STAR Plus (Ch 656); STAR Gold (Ch 662); Star Bharat (Ch 654); FOX SPORTS 3 (HD) (Ch 116); V HD International (Ch 352); Channel V China (Ch 547);Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165);FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:248France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
14:069Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); Sports Illustrated (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Sky News HD (Ch 151); BabyTV (HD) (Ch 244); Astro Vellithirai (Ch 624);Fight Sports (HD) (Ch 16/119); KIX HD (Ch 309); Cartoon Network (HD) (Ch 226); Boomerang (HD) (Ch 228); ITV Choice (HD) (Ch 337); Oh!K (Mandarin) (HD) (Ch 525); Thrill (Ch 415); GEM (HD) (Ch 519); Animax (HD) (Ch 342); Warner TV (HD) (Ch 306); (HD) Outdoor Channel (Ch 17/121); HITS (HD) (Ch 326); eGG Network (Ch 14/120); C+I (HD) (Ch 206); H2 (HD) (Ch 210); FYI (HD) (Ch 260);HGTV (HD) (250); AFC (HD) (256); Food Network (HD) (252)
14:468ETV (Ch 672)
15:168GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328); Disney XD (HD) (232); Sony Channel (HD) (316); Cinemax (HD) (424)
15:238TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:538KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); Australia Plus TV (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677); MTV India (Ch 658); Ten Cricket (HD) (122); PLTV (HD) (102)
16:048Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  20 Mar
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:278The Filipino Channel (Ch 693);Comedy Central (HD) (Ch 324); Nickelodeon Asia HD (Ch 240); MTV Asia (HD) (Ch 350); CNN International (Ch 167); HLN (Ch 169); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Sci (HD) (Ch 205); Discovery Asia (HD) (Ch 204); DMAX (HD) (Ch 258); MTV China (Ch 550); MTV LIVE HD (Ch 349); TLC (HD) (Ch 254); Lifestyle Network (Ch 692)
10:299ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340); HBO (HD) (420);HBO Signature (HD) (421);HBO Hits (HD) (423); HBO Family (HD) (422); RED by HBO (HD) (425)
11:429CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
12:139CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:369ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
13:009DW (English) (Ch 161); STAR Plus (Ch 656); STAR Gold (Ch 662); Star Bharat (Ch 654); FOX SPORTS 3 (HD) (Ch 116); V HD International (Ch 352); Channel V China (Ch 547);Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165);FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:248France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
14:069Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); Sports Illustrated (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Sky News HD (Ch 151); BabyTV (HD) (Ch 244); Astro Vellithirai (Ch 624);Fight Sports (HD) (Ch 16/119); KIX HD (Ch 309); Cartoon Network (HD) (Ch 226); Boomerang (HD) (Ch 228); ITV Choice (HD) (Ch 337); Oh!K (Mandarin) (HD) (Ch 525); Thrill (Ch 415); GEM (HD) (Ch 519); Animax (HD) (Ch 342); Warner TV (HD) (Ch 306); (HD) Outdoor Channel (Ch 17/121); HITS (HD) (Ch 326); eGG Network (Ch 14/120); C+I (HD) (Ch 206); H2 (HD) (Ch 210); FYI (HD) (Ch 260);HGTV (HD) (250); AFC (HD) (256); Food Network (HD) (252)
14:459ETV (Ch 672)
15:168GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328); Disney XD (HD) (232); Sony Channel (HD) (316); Cinemax (HD) (424)
15:229TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:529KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); Australia Plus TV (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677); MTV India (Ch 658); Ten Cricket (HD) (122); PLTV (HD) (102)
16:048Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  21 Mar
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:269The Filipino Channel (Ch 693);Comedy Central (HD) (Ch 324); Nickelodeon Asia HD (Ch 240); MTV Asia (HD) (Ch 350); CNN International (Ch 167); HLN (Ch 169); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Sci (HD) (Ch 205); Discovery Asia (HD) (Ch 204); DMAX (HD) (Ch 258); MTV China (Ch 550); MTV LIVE HD (Ch 349); TLC (HD) (Ch 254); Lifestyle Network (Ch 692)
10:299ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340); HBO (HD) (420);HBO Signature (HD) (421);HBO Hits (HD) (423); HBO Family (HD) (422); RED by HBO (HD) (425)
11:429CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
12:138CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:369ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
13:008DW (English) (Ch 161); STAR Plus (Ch 656); STAR Gold (Ch 662); Star Bharat (Ch 654); FOX SPORTS 3 (HD) (Ch 116); V HD International (Ch 352); Channel V China (Ch 547);Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165);FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:248France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
14:068Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); Sports Illustrated (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Sky News HD (Ch 151); BabyTV (HD) (Ch 244); Astro Vellithirai (Ch 624);Fight Sports (HD) (Ch 16/119); KIX HD (Ch 309); Cartoon Network (HD) (Ch 226); Boomerang (HD) (Ch 228); ITV Choice (HD) (Ch 337); Oh!K (Mandarin) (HD) (Ch 525); Thrill (Ch 415); GEM (HD) (Ch 519); Animax (HD) (Ch 342); Warner TV (HD) (Ch 306); (HD) Outdoor Channel (Ch 17/121); HITS (HD) (Ch 326); eGG Network (Ch 14/120); C+I (HD) (Ch 206); H2 (HD) (Ch 210); FYI (HD) (Ch 260);HGTV (HD) (250); AFC (HD) (256); Food Network (HD) (252)
14:458ETV (Ch 672)
15:168GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328); Disney XD (HD) (232); Sony Channel (HD) (316); Cinemax (HD) (424)
15:229TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:528KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); Australia Plus TV (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677); MTV India (Ch 658); Ten Cricket (HD) (122); PLTV (HD) (102)
16:039Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  22 Mar
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:277The Filipino Channel (Ch 693);Comedy Central (HD) (Ch 324); Nickelodeon Asia HD (Ch 240); MTV Asia (HD) (Ch 350); CNN International (Ch 167); HLN (Ch 169); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Sci (HD) (Ch 205); Discovery Asia (HD) (Ch 204); DMAX (HD) (Ch 258); MTV China (Ch 550); MTV LIVE HD (Ch 349); TLC (HD) (Ch 254); Lifestyle Network (Ch 692)
10:306ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340); HBO (HD) (420);HBO Signature (HD) (421);HBO Hits (HD) (423); HBO Family (HD) (422); RED by HBO (HD) (425)
11:436CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
12:146CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:376ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
13:016DW (English) (Ch 161); STAR Plus (Ch 656); STAR Gold (Ch 662); Star Bharat (Ch 654); FOX SPORTS 3 (HD) (Ch 116); V HD International (Ch 352); Channel V China (Ch 547);Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165);FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:247France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
14:067Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); Sports Illustrated (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Sky News HD (Ch 151); BabyTV (HD) (Ch 244); Astro Vellithirai (Ch 624);Fight Sports (HD) (Ch 16/119); KIX HD (Ch 309); Cartoon Network (HD) (Ch 226); Boomerang (HD) (Ch 228); ITV Choice (HD) (Ch 337); Oh!K (Mandarin) (HD) (Ch 525); Thrill (Ch 415); GEM (HD) (Ch 519); Animax (HD) (Ch 342); Warner TV (HD) (Ch 306); (HD) Outdoor Channel (Ch 17/121); HITS (HD) (Ch 326); eGG Network (Ch 14/120); C+I (HD) (Ch 206); H2 (HD) (Ch 210); FYI (HD) (Ch 260);HGTV (HD) (250); AFC (HD) (256); Food Network (HD) (252)
14:466ETV (Ch 672)
15:167GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328); Disney XD (HD) (232); Sony Channel (HD) (316); Cinemax (HD) (424)
15:236TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:536KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); Australia Plus TV (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677); MTV India (Ch 658); Ten Cricket (HD) (122); PLTV (HD) (102)
16:046Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  23 Mar
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:284The Filipino Channel (Ch 693);Comedy Central (HD) (Ch 324); Nickelodeon Asia HD (Ch 240); MTV Asia (HD) (Ch 350); CNN International (Ch 167); HLN (Ch 169); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Sci (HD) (Ch 205); Discovery Asia (HD) (Ch 204); DMAX (HD) (Ch 258); MTV China (Ch 550); MTV LIVE HD (Ch 349); TLC (HD) (Ch 254); Lifestyle Network (Ch 692)
10:322ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340); HBO (HD) (420);HBO Signature (HD) (421);HBO Hits (HD) (423); HBO Family (HD) (422); RED by HBO (HD) (425)
11:452CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
12:161CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:391ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
13:031DW (English) (Ch 161); STAR Plus (Ch 656); STAR Gold (Ch 662); Star Bharat (Ch 654); FOX SPORTS 3 (HD) (Ch 116); V HD International (Ch 352); Channel V China (Ch 547);Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165);FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:270France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)