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 Sep 2018 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.
  21 Sep
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:144The 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); Eve (HD) (Ch 262); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Kids (Ch 230); 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)
10:174ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340)
10:494CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
11:145ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
12:014CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:484DW (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); TCM (Ch 420); Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165); FOX SPORTS 2 (HD) (Ch 115); FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:115France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
13:535Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); ASN (HD) (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Nat Geo Music HD (Ch 354); 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); truTV (HD) (Ch 346); 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)
14:535ETV (Ch 672)
15:035GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328)
15:105TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:396KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); ABC Australia (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677)
15:515Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); MTV India (Ch 658); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  22 Sep
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:128The 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); Eve (HD) (Ch 262); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Kids (Ch 230); 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)
10:157ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340)
10:337CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
11:128ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
11:597CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:467DW (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); TCM (Ch 420); Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165); FOX SPORTS 2 (HD) (Ch 115); FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:098France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
13:527Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); ASN (HD) (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Nat Geo Music HD (Ch 354); 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); truTV (HD) (Ch 346); 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)
14:327ETV (Ch 672)
15:018GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328)
15:088TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:387KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); ABC Australia (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677)
15:498Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); MTV India (Ch 658); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  23 Sep
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:119The 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); Eve (HD) (Ch 262); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Kids (Ch 230); 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)
10:148ANIPLUS HD (Ch 340)
10:329CTI Asia (HD) (Ch 557)
11:119ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
11:588CCTV 4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN-Documentary (Ch 211)
12:459DW (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); TCM (Ch 420); Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165); FOX SPORTS 2 (HD) (Ch 115); FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:089France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
13:518Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); ASN (HD) (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Nat Geo Music HD (Ch 354); 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); truTV (HD) (Ch 346); 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)
14:318ETV (Ch 672)
15:009GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328)
15:088TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:379KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); ABC Australia (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677)
15:489Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); MTV India (Ch 658); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  24 Sep
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:119The 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); Eve (HD) (Ch 262); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Kids (Ch 230); 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)
10:148Aniplus HD (Ch 340)
10:328CTI Asia HD (Ch 557)
11:118ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
11:579CCTV-4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN Documentary (Ch 211)
12:458DW (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); TCM (Ch 420); Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165); FOX SPORTS 2 (HD) (Ch 115); FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:088France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
13:509Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); ASN (HD) (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Nat Geo Music HD (Ch 354); 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); truTV (HD) (Ch 346); 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)
14:309ETV (Ch 672)
15:008GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328)
15:079TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:378KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); ABC Australia (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677)
15:488Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); MTV India (Ch 658); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  25 Sep
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:118The 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); Eve (HD) (Ch 262); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Kids (Ch 230); 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)
10:147Aniplus HD (Ch 340)
10:327CTI Asia HD (Ch 557)
11:118ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
11:587CCTV-4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN Documentary (Ch 211)
12:457DW (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); TCM (Ch 420); Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165); FOX SPORTS 2 (HD) (Ch 115); FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:088France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
13:517Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); ASN (HD) (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Nat Geo Music HD (Ch 354); 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); truTV (HD) (Ch 346); 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)
14:317ETV (Ch 672)
15:007GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328)
15:087TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:377KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); ABC Australia (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677)
15:587Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); MTV India (Ch 658); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)
  26 Sep
Time
(24 hr)
Duration
(min)
Channel Affected
8:125The 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); Eve (HD) (Ch 262); Animal Planet (HD) (Ch 208); ABS-CBN Sport+Action (Ch 694); Discovery Ch (HD) (Ch 202); Discovery Kids (Ch 230); 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)
10:155Aniplus HD (Ch 340)
10:335CTI Asia HD (Ch 557)
11:125ETTV Asia (Ch 13/521); ETTV NEWS (Ch 561)
11:594CCTV-4 (Ch 554); CGTN (Ch 155); CGTN Documentary (Ch 211)
12:464DW (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); TCM (Ch 420); Russia Today (Ch 163); FOX News Channel (Ch 165); FOX SPORTS 2 (HD) (Ch 115); FOX Family Movies HD (Ch 406); Xing Kong (Ch 516); Zee TV (Ch 646); FX HD (Ch 310); FOXCRIME HD (Ch 313)
13:095France 24 (French) (Ch 686); France 24 (English) (Ch 159); FOX Action Movies HD (Ch 408); SCM HD (Ch 571); SCM Legend (HD) (Ch 573)
13:524Astro Prima (Ch 602); Astro Ria (Ch 608); ASN (HD) (Ch 129); Celestial Classics (Ch 580); Travel Channel HD (Ch 253); Oh!K (Malay) (HD) (Ch 611); Nat Geo Music HD (Ch 354); 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); truTV (HD) (Ch 346); 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)
14:324ETV (Ch 672)
15:023GMA (Ch 688); GMA News TV Intl (Ch 690); GMA Life TV (Ch 689); DIVA HD (Ch 303); E! Entertainment HD (Ch 328)
15:094TRACE Sport Stars HD (Ch 257); Nick Jr. (Ch 238)
15:384KBS World (HD) (Ch 523/606); ABC Australia (Ch 251); NHK World Premium (Ch 682); NHK World TV (HD) (Ch 157); Colors (Ch 652); News 18 (Ch 677)
15:503Gemini Movies (Ch 674); Surya Movies (Ch 641); MTV India (Ch 658); NDTV India (Ch 679); NDTV 24x7 (Ch 678)