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Can I receive British Eurosport for free?

Can I receive British Eurosport for free?

Can I receive British Eurosport for free?
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British Eurosport is part of the Sky "News & Events Pack" (from £16.50 per month), the Virgin Media "L" package (from £9 a month).

There are no plans to add this channel to Freeview.

Eurosport is offers the following flavours:

    Eurosport (German/English), FREE ANALOGUE, Astra 1C #4
  • Eurosport (German), FREE ANALOGUE, Astra 1H, #77
  • Eurosport (German), FREE DIGITAL, Astra 1M, #91
  • British Eurosport, Sky Digital package, Astra 2A #8
  • Eurosport (Spanish), Digital+ package, Astra 1E #26 and #46
    Eurosport (Czech/Hungarian),UPC Direct, Astra 1G #79
  • Eurosport (Polish), Digital Pay, Astra 1G
  • Eurosport (Dutch, English), Canal+NL, Astra 1H #97
  • Eurosport France (French), Canal Satellite Pay, Astra 1E #76
  • Eurosport News (Spanish), Digital+ Pay, Astra 1E #60
  • Eurosport News (English), Sky Digital, Astra 2D #55
  • Eurosport News (English), UPC Direct, Astra 1G #95
  • Eurosport News (Spanish), FREE ANALOGUE, Astra 1E #26

However, your Sky Digital box cannot receive analogue reception and has no support for dual dish (or dual LNB) configuration, and you cannot subscribe to the digital packages from the UK.

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Thursday, 3 May 2012
D. Hayward
4:54 PM

I have recently installed a new HD receiver and LNB on my old Asra 1 19deg.E dish. Eurosport international is now scrambled. Do you know how I go about viewing it and what the charges would be?

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D. Hayward's 2 posts GB flag
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Friday, 18 May 2012

3:52 PM

D. Hayward: OK. Looking at Astra 1H/1KR/1L/1M/2C at 19.2°E - LyngSat only Eurosport Germany 12226 H 27.5 3/4 is FTA, as Eurosport on 12344 H has encryption, as you say.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
4:41 PM

Is it possible to get international Eurosport in English, or must I buy Sky? I have a digital satellite box and have watched for years but reception now has German commentary.

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paul's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Stuart R
11:14 AM

I used to be able to receive Eurosport International free on an analogue receiver in order to watch Cycling eg Tour de France etc. This analogue signal has now been turned off. Previously when the cycle racing transmissions started the broadcast switched from German into English albeit with a smattering of German adverts.
I have recently purchased a Free to Air digital receiver which is algned to 19.2 (ie the same satellite, which I believe is Astra 1) This is picking up very well Eurosport but it appears that it is entirely in German. Whilst it may enhance my learning of the Geraman language I would much prefer to receive the cycling in English.
Has anybody any advice or suggestions??

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Stuart R's 1 post GB flag
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Tuesday, 12 June 2012
MJ Ray

4:28 PM

Stuart R, I think your only ways to get Eurosport in English legally are to buy Sky, to watch online (£3/month to Eurosport, plus whatever your internet service charges and then it only works on the soon-to-die-out Microsoft Silverlight) or to run two receivers (the picture from 19.2E and the unencrypted English audio from 13E).

This situation sucks but hey, German is a fine language and these days lots of the adverts have a smattering of English...

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MJ Ray's 44 posts GB flag
Thursday, 14 June 2012
11:32 AM

I don't mind paying Eurosport; I object to Mucky Murdoch getting a slice

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Owen's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 2 July 2012
7:08 PM

Hi guys,
I have put up a Freesat dish, is there anywhere I can get free Eurosport.I don't care what language it is. I like watching the snooker but I don't have VM anymore.
Any help would be great. Cheers.

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Pat's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 21 July 2012
5:16 PM

I have a Sky HD box with Sky full HD package in my living room. I have a Pioneer PDP 435PE TV and a Manhattan Plaza DS 100 Freesat box in my bedroom. Is there any way I can place a dish on my existing sky aerial without compromising my sky subscription or creating any interference? Also what do I need to do to activate my freesat, which works as I have tested it on the TV but I am as yet unable to get a picture due to not having connected it to my aerial? How can I do this without having to pay an aerial engineer £150-£250. Furthermore am I able to get my full Sky package in my living room, without having to pay Sky £100+ a month?

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Antonio's 1 post GB flag
Les Nicol

9:13 PM

Antonio: Your existing Sky dish will have a quad LNB on the end of the dish arm. Two of the output ports will be connected by satellite cable, which will be routed to connect with your SKY receiver,leaving the other two ports unused. This means that either two single tuner or one additional twin tuner receivers can be supported. It should not cost a great deal to have an installer (other than SKY) to connect up a cable feed to your Manahattan. This would still leave you a port free should you wish to connect another receiver. I'm afraid your not going to be a winner with SKY on your final query.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB flag
Friday, 27 July 2012
6:40 PM

If the commentary is in German, then maybe you should learn German!!

(you'll never hear a German person complaining that certain programming is in English, since they can speak --imagine this--more than one language!) 

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Nicholas's 1 post GB flag
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