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Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?

Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?

Can I pick up Freeview from Germany?
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As with analogue TV, the signals do not normally travel far enough for them to travel this far.

You can, however, watch many of these channels from the Astra 2D satellite from Germany, see:

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Saturday, 17 February 2018

10:39 AM

John Seston:

Having visited Garmisch myself, I know some areas are quite hilly - especially around the Olympic Park. Freeview services are not available 'off air' in Bavaria - too far away from the UK only terrestrial transmitters. Some of the channels may be available via broadband if you have a sufficiently fast service (some, like the BBC iPlayer, will require a UK postcode).

Freesat may be possible with a large-ish dish, depends on whether you have an unobstructed view of the 28.2/28.5 degrees East orbital position. Sky, using the same satellites, would require a UK address for the viewing card.

You can use one of the on-line calculators to work out the azimuth and elevation required for a dish to 'see' that set of Astra satellites. (Azimuth is the East/West direction and Elevation is how much the dish must be tilted upwards to point directly at the satellite, allowing for any offset of the LNB in front of the dish surface.)

You can find more detail here:…nts. That page shows the coverage of the key footprints and gives a good idea of the services available from those satellites.

Hope that helps?

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