UK TV in Spain

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain

Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain The Spain Expats forum is a dedicated community of people who have moved to Spain, or who are planning to. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss anything about moving to, & living in, Spain.

Like Tree2Likes

UK TV in Spain


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 27th January 2017, 02:55 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kidderminster
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 0
Kathi is on a distinguished road
5 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Red face UK TV in Spain

Hi,
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?

Many thanks

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27th January 2017, 04:19 PM
tarot650's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: malaga over 24years
Posts: 931
Rep Power: 3275
tarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond reputetarot650 has a reputation beyond repute
587 likes received
1089 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathi View Post
Hi,


Can anyone suggest a provider or another option please before my brain explodes?

Many thanks
Have a look for an Icecrypt box which you should be able to fetch with you from the UK,80cm dish.This will get you all your basic BBC's.ITV,Channel 4 and 5.Although don't know how long this is going to last.Hope you get sorted and just to say love Jimena it's a lovely part of the country.Regards.SB.

__________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27th January 2017, 04:37 PM
sat's Avatar
sat sat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gandia, Valencia
Posts: 705
Rep Power: 647
sat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond repute
253 likes received
64 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathi View Post
Hi,
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?

Many thanks
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...

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 27th January 2017, 05:14 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kidderminster
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 0
Kathi is on a distinguished road
5 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default Free to air no-go! :(

Hi SB,

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my question.
I have had a look at the free to air box you suggested but I am concerned that my location is so bad for picking up satellite signals I have been told I would need a dish the size of my house to do so. So I expect this is not going to work for me either.

But thanks for your help.

And yes Jimena is a lovely town in a great region.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 27th January 2017, 05:31 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kidderminster
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 0
Kathi is on a distinguished road
5 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Hi,
Thanks for the information.
Do you think that we would be able to pick up a signal from Intelsat 907 in Jimena?
And would we need a large dish and a VPN?
Thanks for your help.
Kathi

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 27th January 2017, 08:53 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cadiz
Posts: 1,292
Rep Power: 2856
Justina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond repute
863 likes received
3845 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default Tv

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathi View Post
Hi,
Thanks for the information.
Do you think that we would be able to pick up a signal from Intelsat 907 in Jimena?
And would we need a large dish and a VPN?
Thanks for your help.
Kathi
What about a eurobox?
I have used the same one in Cadiz, Marseille and Malaga. No nonsense of enormous saucers/plates, although accept it could be where you live.
I don't sell them, but if you want to know more pm me.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 27th January 2017, 08:54 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cadiz
Posts: 1,292
Rep Power: 2856
Justina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond reputeJustina has a reputation beyond repute
863 likes received
3845 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default Tv/ euro ox

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathi View Post
Hi,
Thanks for the information.
Do you think that we would be able to pick up a signal from Intelsat 907 in Jimena?
And would we need a large dish and a VPN?
Thanks for your help.
Kathi
What about a eurobox?
I have used the same one in Cadiz, Marseille and Malaga. No nonsense of enormous saucers/plates, although accept it could be where you live.
I don't sell them, but if you want to know more pm me.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 27th January 2017, 10:35 PM
sat's Avatar
sat sat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gandia, Valencia
Posts: 705
Rep Power: 647
sat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond reputesat has a reputation beyond repute
253 likes received
64 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kathi View Post
Hi,
Thanks for the information.
Do you think that we would be able to pick up a signal from Intelsat 907 in Jimena?
And would we need a large dish and a VPN?
Thanks for your help.
Kathi
Yes, I907 is available in that area, with an 80cm ish dish...
10 or so channels only : BBC1,2,4,news, cbbc, cbeebies, itv1, c4, five, film4.
direct from the satellite, no internet required, just the dish, and compatible satellite receiver (like the icecrypt), that allows you to hack into those encrypted feeds... (as I907 is not for public use, so encrypted)

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 28th January 2017, 11:22 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kidderminster
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 0
Kathi is on a distinguished road
5 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Smile Solution on Horizon!

That sounds very encouraging thank you!
I will just need to find an installer to provide a dish and set it up and bring the box with me.

Any ideas where I can find someone willing to provide this service?

Many thanks for your help everyone I really feel like I am finding a solution at last!!


Kathi

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 28th January 2017, 11:58 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kidderminster
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 0
Kathi is on a distinguished road
5 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default



Hi Guys,

Thanks greatly for all the help!
I am just starting to look at buying the set top box now and see there are soooo many varieties of 'Icecrypt' set top boxes. Can anyone advise me on which will work in Spain with the free to air 1907 Satellite service?
Also do I need one of these: Icecrypt 0.1dB Twin Output LNB ?

Thanks for your patience with my lack of knowledge!!

Kathi

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Tags
sky tv, spain internet providers, uk tv channels

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
weekly part loads to Spain, transport to Spain katsgraphics Europe Marketplace 0 29th September 2016 09:57 AM
Au Pair in Spain (Canada-Spain Youth Mobility Agreement) teresa3 Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain 10 20th June 2014 07:55 PM
While we await our arrival in Spain, tell us what you love about Spain! folklore Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain 76 8th June 2011 11:33 AM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.