This happens to be my first post in 2016. It comes a bit late, but certainly loaded with vital information that would be of great value to all satellite installers and sports and entertainment enthusiasts.

Today, I endeavour to detail the meaning of PowerVu as an encryption system, and how premium channels scrambled with PowerVu can be tracked and watched. Some of these PowerVu packages actually do show premium sports and entertainment channels obtainable at various orbits.

PowerVu, also known as PV, is an ultra-secure encryption accessed through professional grade receivers made by Scientific Atlanta. s-l225 Most channels encrypted with PowerVU are high grade non-FTA channels. The only PowerVU network that is FTA is AFN (Armed Forces Network). It is the best known broadcaster that uses PowerVU: the American AFN channels on 13E, available to American Military Officers. Usually, those in the American military can get a receiver that decodes AFN, that’s the Scientific Atlantic PowerVU D9828, D9850, D9852, D9854 or D9858. The subscription is done through the military. scientific-atlanta-D9850

But our focus is not on PowerVU decoders, but how we can obtain live sports and entertainment channels that are scrambled using PowerVU encryption.

There are many TV networks encrypted with PowerVU and obtainable in Africa on C-Band frequencies. Some of these include:
Sony Entertainment TV — Intelsat 20 @68.5E (Sony Kix and Pix available for live matches. Tracking Frequency 4064 H 19850)

Sony Entertainment TV — IntelSat17 @66E (Tracking Frequency 3974 V 19850)

MTN Worldwide TV — NSS 47.5W (4163 R 9247); NSS 57.0°E (4147 R 9245); NSS 20W (4131 R 15404) (sports 24HD available for live EPL matches)

Skynews International — IntelSat 20 @68.5E
BBC&HBO — Apstar@ 76.5E
BWTV — NileSat 7W & Hotbird 13E.

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All these channels are obtainable in various parts of Africa with dishes ranging from 90cm to 4m. In some cases, when 90cm, 1M or 1.8M dishes are employed, a scalar ring may have to be used along with a high gain C-Band LNB such as Pauxis PX-800 to make tracking easy and boost signal quality. Life is easier if you seek the services of a professional once you realize you are unable to install a CBand dish yourself.

A lot of information has been presented on various blogs and social media networks, either promoting some special kind of decoder that provides automatic PowerVu keys (autoroll keys) that provide constant access to these channels. Some of these decoders include the Gsky V3 and V6 models,Powervu-DECODER-GSKY-V6-SUPPORT-YOUTUBE-AND-IPTV
and the Alphabox. Alphabox-X4-HD-satellite-tv-receiver-Support-3G-WIFI-full-1080p-Receiver-DVB-S2-freesat-v7
While many would find it simpler to just purchase one of these boxes and enjoy TV on the go, the cost of these boxes has necessitated this article. Infact, some of these boxes cost as high as $150. It makes little sense that a strong decoder user would be forced to purchase another one of these decoders when PowerVU provides unlimited opportunities on strong decoders for TV lovers. Indeed with a simple patch to your existing strong firmware, you can upload all the PowerVu keys reqired to enjoy the channels you track at the various orbits indicated earlier.

To enjoy PowerVu channels, simply download and install this software
on your strong decoder (4920, 4922, 4922A). SRT 4950 users can use this software
SRT 4950E can also use this. Installing the appropriate software activates the PowerVU service on your strong decoder. dsc_0009
All the keys you will need to unscramble the various channels you track and wish to watch are obtainable right HERE. These keys are regularly updated and totally reliable. To input your PowerVU keys, press 8282 on your 4920 series decoders, or F1 8282 for 4950 series decoders, to bring up the BISS keys interface. Navigate through the various encryption services and locate PowerVU. Input the correct keys obtained from site provided above, and enjoy your premium sports and entertainment.

Hope this has been helpful. Be blessed.6d09a804ef598f6853b5b4d6a49499b1