We’ve been having the same problem in Slovenia for the past two days. I know that cable system works fine (although we are buried in snow), so I guess Sky must have some problems with their international signal.
You guys should try watching the news in Basque! (no disrespect oopsy). Actually it can be quite fun as it’s a language unrelated to any other on the planet so you can watch the pictures and make up your own dialogue.
I have also been having difficulties with Sky News in Germany during the last 2 weeks with the picture and sound breaking up, while I do not experience the problem with other programmes on my digital receiver. Last monday the Sky News signal was not available for some hours.
I have also noticed on my receiver that the channel name has changed to read “Sky News International”
Actually, thinking about it. The other night I was attempting to watch Sky News and there was no sound for hours although the picture was fine. A couple of days later there was no Sky News. And thats in the UK.
I had the same problem here in France via satelite, but now it is all back to normal, except that the channel is now called Sky News International, and instead of commercials I get graphics with headlines and promos for the channel…