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Sunday 27 November 2011 3:52PM

With regard to free Eurosport, yes it is still available in English on analogue satellite using a standard decoder - even an old Sky box should work. You can choose between English or German commentary.

I don't know why this information is not included in the list.

I do not wish to watch British Eurosport, so I cannot comment.

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To put the record straight - you can still (at 6 December 2011) receive Eurosport (the proper international version) Free to Air in English on analogue satellite at 19E 1509 MHz. This channel is mainly intended for the German audience, but English audio is also available by setting the audio to stereo 7.02 MHz. The German audio is on the "Radio" audio setting on my Strong 1500 receiver.

Check and search for "Eurosport" and you will see all of the digital channels, and just one analogue channel (in brown). This does not show that there is English audio available, but there definitely is!!! If you check Wikipedia this does show "(analogue, German and English)" on the right hand side. If you have the channel in German edit the channel settings and as you go down the audio options the audio will change from German to English to give you a clue of which one to select.

In addition, it is against EU law to discriminate between satellite viewers in different EU countries, so you can now legally buy any EU decoder card subscription on the same terms as the EU locals - thanks to the pub landlady who fought Sky in the Courts and won!! I don't know which one is the best value as I still watch in analogue. When my Sony packs up and I get an HD television I will let you know!

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