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Can I get German/Italian channels on Sky Digital?

Can I get German/Italian channels on Sky Digital?

Can I get German/Italian channels on Sky Digital?
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No, I am afraid not. You will need to have your dish pointing at the Astra 1 satellites at 19.2°E to receive the German services. The UK services are on the Astra/Hotbird satellites at 28.2°E

You will need a dish pointed at the Hot Bird 2 at 13.0°E satellite to get Italian channels such as:

RAI Uno, RAI Due, RAI Tre, RAI Med, Canale Lavoro, RAI Edu 1, RAI Mosaico, RAI News 24, Camera dei Deputati, TelePace, RAI Sport Satellite, RAI Nettuno Sat Due, RAI Edu 2, RAI Nettuno Sat Uno, Sat 2000, Italia 1, Canale 5, Rete 4 and Senato Italiano.

Listing for RAI channels can be found RAI TV listings.

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

10:59 PM

Mike : Roger is correct. German channels on 19°E have gone digital; almost any cheapo digital receiver will work. HD requires subscription, but is probably not worth the outlay. There is lots of Italian on 13°E, including low grade regional and shopping crud, but enough mainstream RAI, Rete4, Canale5 etc for most needs. You will need to be able to swing your dish round from 19°E to 13°E to get both German and Italian. A twin LNB option just might do it with a fixed 90cm dish. Prime-time Italian is restricted on the main channels. You need a tivu box to get everything (free) all the time, which requires you to register with a bona-fide Italian code fiscal. I find unregistered broadcasts sufficient to my needs. See other posts on this site for further details.

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michael's 869 posts GB flag
Monday, 9 September 2013
Ursula Lucas
2:32 PM

Hi I got an old analog dish and attached a free to air reciever to get the german channels , but I am not getting any german channels all I am getting is the free english channels.Before sky went digital I recieved all the german channels and now I can not get any? Please help ? Thank you

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Ursula Lucas's 1 post GB flag

8:33 PM

Ursula, Ihre Schssel ist auf den falschen Satelliten ausgerichet. 28°E bringt die ganzen englischen Programme. Sie mu um 9 Grad nach Westen auf 19°E gedreht werden, wo die deutschen digitalen Programme zu finden sind.
Die Schssel dann geringfgig nach links, nach rechts, nach oben, nach unten verstellen bis das Signal optimal empfangen wird.

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michael's 869 posts GB flag
Thursday, 14 November 2013
11:57 AM

I can guide you to German/Italian as well as US, French etc channels online.

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john's 2 posts GB flag
Sunday, 17 November 2013
7:03 PM

Here's a freebie. Here are the German and Italian channels:

» - Watch UK TV free online abroad and watch US TV online, watch UK TV from abroad and watch US TV from abroad.

Website plays up and gets blocked. My signposting service offers lots more (ondemand and live tv). Brilliant for a Brit aboard.

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john's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
7:33 PM

Hi, I have a tivusat box receiving italian channels. Recently the napoli mia channel changed frequency which we where pre warned about so I noted down the new frequency number, polarity etc. After the change date the channel went black with the banner still showing 'napoli mia', so firstly I did a channel search to update the channels thinking that would work but it didn't, secondly I manually imputed the info into the search box,after completion and storing the screen still remain blank hence still no Napoli Mia. Not sure if this is the right way to get the channel back I would be greatfull if somebody could advise me on the correct procedure. Thanks in advance.

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