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Can I receive UK free-to-view TV in Southern Spain?

Can I receive UK free-to-view TV in Southern Spain?

Can I receive UK free-to-view TV in Southern Spain?
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You will only be able to get the services on the Astra 2A satellite (and then only Transponders 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 18, 22, 37) and ASTRA 2B (transponders 14, 17, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 33, 34, 38):

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TV Travel Shop
TV Travel Shop 2
CNN International
Travel Channel
Travel Deals Direct
BBC Parliament
S4C Digidol
You TV
Goldshield Vitality
Create and Craft
Zee Music
Ideal World
ITV News Channel
Sky News
TV Shop UK
Reality TV
TV High Street
The Shopping Genie
TV Warehouse Select
Shop America
TV Warehouse
Vector Direct
JML Direct
Game Network UK
Shopsmart TV

You will not be able to get any of the BBC and ITVs are all on the Astra 2D satellite:

Channel 4 is on Astra 2A:

You may be able to get five, but you will need a Sky card to decode it.

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Saturday, 1 January 2011
7:29 PM


So will a HD Freeview box work in Spain? What English channels will I be able to get if so?


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Nathan's 1 post ES flag
Sunday, 2 January 2011

10:38 AM

Nathan: You won't get any English channels as these are not broadcast in Spain.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
9:02 PM

I am told by an ex. pat you can receive BBC & ITV Progs in Southern Spain via an OR51 Receptor. Can you help,please.

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ANTHONY's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 3 January 2011
10:02 AM

Nathan, you need a Freesat+ box, and relevant sized dish, depending on your area. The humax Freesat+ is the best one for Spain

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FreeviewSpain's 5 posts ES flag
10:07 AM

James, alternatively get a Sky+ HD Box with a Freesat Card, this gives you Channel 4 HD, Five HD, Fiver, Five USA and Sky 3, in addition to the HD Channels (BBC1 HD, ITV1 HD and BBC HD)that are free to air)Fiver, Five USA and Sky 3 are not HD but are only abvailable via a Sky freesat Card.

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FreeviewSpain's 5 posts ES flag
10:12 AM

Keith, reference multi lingual Tv, You need to access a number of satellites, with the UK TV requiring the largest dish. This can be done, as the multiswitches can configure up to 4 satellites, but this requires good planning. If you are in a large community in Villa Martin, will also need good design, as some of the users may be quite a distance from the Dishes.

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FreeviewSpain's 5 posts ES flag
Wednesday, 5 January 2011

12:53 PM

If you have a satellite dish of the appropriate size, then MOST free to air digital satellite receivers will be able to receive the FTA BBC and ITV channels.
But you will need to be careful with which versions of receiver you have:
DVB-C are designed for cable TV
DVB-T are for terrestrial (ie aerials)
DVB-S for satellites.
I think the OR51 is a combiunit for C and T, so this will may work with a satellite dish system.

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satandpcguy's 89 posts ES flag
Thursday, 6 January 2011
David Walden
8:22 PM

Can I use a sky aligned satellite dish to recieve Free-sat (with a free-sat box) in France?

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David Walden's 2 posts GB flag
Friday, 7 January 2011

7:16 AM

The UK TV channels available on Sky boxes and Freesat boxes all come from the same satellites, they do not use different satellites! If our dish is pointing at the UK satellites, then a sky or freesat box will work.

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satandpcguy's 89 posts ES flag
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
6:11 PM

i live in spain and i cannot get bbc1

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angie's 2 posts ES flag
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