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tonygearuk 13th June 2012 11:25 AM

Best way to watch English TV
 
Of course it is possible to buy a sky contract, illegally, in italy but how good are the internet TV options splashed all over the web.
Anyone with any experience of them?
Tony

MaidenScotland 13th June 2012 11:27 AM

I was so tempted to say... stay in the UK but I know having British tv does make life easier, I just love watching the soaps here in Cairo.
Good luck in your questl




tonygearuk 13th June 2012 11:29 AM

Even I could watch soaps in Cairo, having spent time there and seeing Egyptian TV even Emmerdale is preferable

KimMii 20th June 2012 08:59 PM

We use VIPBOX for sports...WATCHSERIES for everything else...all British/American/Australian television.

tonygearuk 20th June 2012 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KimMii
We use VIPBOX for sports...WATCHSERIES for everything else...all British/American/Australian television.

Thank you but what are VIPBOX and watch series?

eccoci 2nd July 2012 10:07 AM

Hi Tony, I was wondering if you had found a solution to your question. I'm also curious to know if there is a reliable way to watch programs using the internet.
Thanks, Rina

tonygearuk 2nd July 2012 12:30 PM

There are two good ways, one use a sling box if you have sky in uk or alternately buy a free view box in uk and a dish in Italy.

Hope this helps

Tony

philandbev 2nd July 2012 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eccoci (Post 829139)
Hi Tony, I was wondering if you had found a solution to your question. I'm also curious to know if there is a reliable way to watch programs using the internet.
Thanks, Rina

There are many ways to watch UK TV abroad, some free and some paid for. To watch freeview channels, I use Watch Streaming Movies and live TV in HD. Watch Football and Compare us to Hulu, Zattoo and TVCatchup. and connect my laptop to my tv. You can use a proxy like Expat shield, which will give you access to BBC Iplayer, ITV Player...etc. You can pay for a VPN (about 4 euros a month), which will also give you access to Iplayer..etc. Plus, if you have a friend in the UK with Sky TV, you could use their account details to watch Sky Go, but you must have a VPN to do this.

Phil

NYCSavage 4th July 2012 10:47 AM

I'm not in Italy, but to watch English TV I bought an Apple TV2 then jailbroke it (simple process) and now I can watch UK, US TV.

Hope this helps

tonygearuk 4th July 2012 06:55 PM

I tried expat shield as was suggested, worked fine with free download from C Net but pop ups were very annoying. Maybe paying for ad free service is the answer or free view with dish. I'll keep you posted


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