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also do they show other leagues like the bundesliga , serie a etc?

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Well hopefully that will work with ours then until we can get the box for the satellite, our tv is a Bravia and wouldn't be more than 2 years old but to be honest I have no idea what all the functions it has can do.
It's dreadful, I used understand and do all that technical stuff for my parents and hook things like the internet, surround sound and dvd players up but technology has passed me by in the mean time.
If only the kids were a bit older I'm sure they'd have it sussed in no time.

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how does la liga football get shown?
one chanel like our sky or multiple stations??
It's probably all through Canal+?
I don't know to be honest. Good question though.

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It's just plugged into the socket in the wall which is wired up to an aerial......

there's only TDT here now - so if it works without a TDT box, that's all there is to it - if I have it switched to 'air'

I can't get UK channels though - well, I can, but that's because there's cable piped into the urb - I'd need a special box to get the full range, but I can get a few by switching the TV to 'cable'
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It's probably all through Canal+?
I don't know to be honest. Good question though.
is that included in the movistar package?

its just i watch more foreign football than premier league anyway so no point getting a sky dish......just get a mate back home to set up sky go for the matches i want to watch online....through a vpn of course

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is that included in the movistar package?

its just i watch more foreign football than premier league anyway so no point getting a sky dish......just get a mate back home to set up sky go for the matches i want to watch online....through a vpn of course
the Movistar package is called Imagineo iirc

I don't watch football - so can't say where it's shown.......... I do have a channel called GOL, though - I'd guess that's football...........

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Is it possible that some newer TVs can be used as a receiver for TDT, I don't know why I have that in my mind but is it even possible?.
Most TVs these days have a digital terrestrial tuner built into them.
So yes.
But not all have HD digital tuners built in to them.

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Alternatively can you get a box that does both TDT and Freesat?.
I don't thin there is an official freesat box that does digital terrestrial also - why would Freesat do a box for a "rival" service ?

But there are plenty of "non brand" boxes that are can receive both digital terrestrial and digital satellite channels - so called "combo" boxes.

Connect to a TV aerial and it will get the digital terrestrial channels.
Connect to a dish aligned to UK TV at 28 east (astra 2s) and it will get the "free to air" channels - ie those that do not require a viewing card to watch - ie those channels available on Freesat.

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how does la liga football get shown?
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also do they show other leagues like the bundesliga , serie a etc?
Does who show?
La liga is available on Canal+ (satellite) and Gol TV (TDT) - both subscription services.
Yes these two show other leagues also.
Not too sure about "multiple matches" as they schedule the main games one after another on sat and sunday nights.
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Most TVs these days have a digital terrestrial tuner built into them.
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I don't thin there is an official freesat box that does digital terrestrial also.

But there are plenty of "non brand" boxes that are can receive both digital terrestrial and digital satellite channels.

Connect to a TV aerial and it will get the digital terrestrial channels.
Connect to a dish aligned to UK TV at 28 east (astra 2s) and it will get the "free to air" channels - ie those that do not require a viewing card to watch - ie those channels available on Freesat.



Does who show?
La liga is available on Canal+ and Gol TV - both subscription services.
Yes these two show other leagues also.
Not too sure about "multiple matches" as they schedule the main games one after another on sat and sunday nights.
ok thanks
can you get these subscriptions through freesat or is it like sky where you have to have their service then subscribe to other services like espn etc?

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can you get these subscriptions through freesat or is it like sky where you have to have their service then subscribe to other services like espn etc?
There are no subscription channels on Freesat, hence the "free" in its name! So no you cannot get these through Freesat!

Canal+ is the Spanish satellite company, ie Spain's Sky TV. It operates on different satellites to UK TV (UK TV is on satellites at 28 east, Canal+ is on a satellite at 19 east) so you will need another dish aligned to 19 east if you want canal+. Just like Sky UK, you need a decoder, card and subscription from Canal+ to watch their channels. You pay for the channels you want to watch. You pay a premium for sports and movies. plus.es

GOL TV requires a Tv aerial, a good TDT signal, a compatible TV which you can insert the smart card, or a separate GOL TV compatible digital terrestrial set top box and card. SO you subscribe t GOL TV and then you get GOL TV - and all the other free TDT channels. goltelevision.com/


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Do any of the Spanish television companies, such as Canal+ provide a decent amount of English television channels?

I'd always wondered if any of the Spanish companies had thought to cash in on the British (and other English speaking) immigrants to the country?

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Do any of the Spanish television companies, such as Canal+ provide a decent amount of English television channels?

I'd always wondered if any of the Spanish companies had thought to cash in on the British (and other English speaking) immigrants to the country?
If a few million Brits end up without UK satellite TV before the end of this year, then I'm pretty sure there'll be a market for UK Gold type channels broadcast over Spanish TDT. You don't need to be a "Spanish company" to do this. You just need to be somebody with an entrepreneurial streak. Any takers?
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