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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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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

11:56 PM

nick h: Its not so much 28.2 or 13 degrees East, but 28.2 or 13 degrees "to" the East South, in other words you point the dish towards South and then swing it to the left, this if viewed from the rear of the dish looking in the direction that the dish is facing.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Mike Dimmick

3:20 PM

jb38, Nick H: It means that the satellite is in geostationary orbit above the point on the earth at 0°N latitude, 28.2°E longitude - geostationary orbits are always directly above the equator.

The angles needed to set up your dish depend on your location. Try - Satellite Dish Alignment / Setup Calculator 2.0 to calculate the settings required.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Friday, 16 November 2012
Eric Brightwell
3:30 PM

Very helpful information in this post.

For newbies to multi satellite dish system operation I would suggest getting a copy of "What Satellite" magazine or similar for lots of useful information. Once the dish is aligned the control system ( often but not always built in to the decoder ) will find all the satellites for you.

Happy hunting.

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Eric Brightwell's 7 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
peter alton
3:00 PM

a tennis fanatic says if the W T A pull the plug for 2013 that scuppers our interest any set up, just want to pay a sensible amount of money without sky extra packaging rammed down our throats not wanted

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peter alton's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
9:43 AM

You can get free Eurosport in English but you have to work for it.

As pointed out, you can get Eurosport Germany (FTA @ 19.2 degrees) but only in German. However, you can also get Eurosport Poland( @ 13 degrees). This is encrypted for video but not audio and includes an English audio feed.

You therefore need two LNBs and two feeds supplying two set-top boxes. One for video and one for audio. If your TV allows you can feed audio/video separately into it, or you can feed the audio through a sound system.

If you already have a dish you can fit a 6 degree dual monoblock LNB (£26 on Ebay) and use two cheap chinese digital receivers (£13 each on Ebay).

Most Smartphones/iPhones have satfinder apps to help you align the dish.

I got a used LNB for £15 and the two STBs for £26. Even cheaper is if you have a couple of old dishes you can fix up individually.

It was worth it for me as my web is too slow for EurosportPlayer and I get lovely Eurosport pictures on my plasma for an outlay of under £50.

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Buzz's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 23 February 2013
Eric Brightwell
12:29 PM

Congratulations to Buzz for providing the best answer so far in this post. Multisat users will already have most of the bits needed in their setup, but as they say "knowledge is priceless".

Just to clarify, we are talking about International Eurosport here ( analogue or digital ), and a digital only sound signal.

Well done Buzz, and many thanks for taking the trouble to post your answer.

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Eric Brightwell's 7 posts GB flag
Sunday, 10 March 2013
8:02 PM

All I want to do is watch the Motorcycle Racing WSB,s Moto GP and BSB My Son has Cable could He recieve it ?

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vivien's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 27 April 2013
2:36 PM

If you cannot receive british eurosport on freeview why then is it listed in the tv guides on channel 33

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ken's 1 post GB flag

5:05 PM

Looking at the Freeview Channel Guide, at…els, shows that Eurosport is not available on Freeview! Channel 33 on Freeview is used for ITV+1. Any TV guides that show it as available must be in error.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Saturday, 18 May 2013
3:22 PM

My tv aerial is on roof .tv channels are lost all the time with bad weather since Xmas .never had any problems before can you help

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