Originally Posted by Kathi
Can anyone help me is a tricky problem.
I would love to have UK tv channels in Spain but need to keep the running costs down as we are only there 6 weeks a year.
Our holiday home in Jimena de la Frontera, inland from Gibraltar. It is a notoriously bad area for satellite reception for UK TV reception.
I have no internet service and no telephone line contract (but a phone line is installed by previous owner)
I have done quite a bit of research and it looks like my most cost effective options are:
Pay as you go internet service by the month with a freeview set top box and VPN.
Or a Sky Europe Viewing Card
Can anyone suggest a provider or another option please before my brain explodes?
Most of the Sky package channels should be available to you on a reasonable sized dish.
Just the free non sky channels like BBC ITV C4 and Five suffer from low signals in that area... but can (well for the time being) be received via Icecrypt and Intelsat907 system mentioned above.
Freeview is UK TV via a TV aerial... so will not work with a satellite dish, or i think via the internet...
But also note that a lot of VPNs are being blocked by UK broadcasters, iPlayer in particular...
And if "pay as you go" has data limits, then be careful of going over those limits...1 hour of TV is about 400meg.
There are Sky UK , Sky Germany, and Sky Italia cards... but no Sky Europe cards...