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British tv in Benidorm

Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 9:13pm
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Cornflakes

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Hi just in the process of buying a house near Poinente beach

The house was owned by. Spanish couple and I noticed a small satellite dish on the roof Anyone know please how easy it is to get Sky or something like it to watch British tv

Also anyone know a good tiler? First post so sorry if I shouldn’t have 2 topics in one post

tebo53

Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 10:26pm

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Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 10:26pm

Cornflakes wrote on Sat May 21, 2022 9:13pm:

Hi just in the process of buying a house near Poinente beach

The house was owned by. Spanish couple and I noticed a small satellite dish on the roof Anyone know please how easy it is to get Sky or something like it to watch British tv

Also anyone know a good tiler? First post so sorry if I shouldn’t have 2 topics in one post

I live in Benidorm and use IPTV to receive UK TV. To use IPTV successfully you will need a very stable Internet service. I'm with Movistar using their high speed fibre optic cable. 

Steve 

Cornflakes

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 12:33am

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Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 12:33am

tebo53 wrote on Sat May 21, 2022 10:26pm:

I live in Benidorm and use IPTV to receive UK TV. To use IPTV successfully you will need a very stable Internet service. I'm with Movistar using their high speed fibre optic cable. 

Steve 

Many thanks Strve

Paolo51

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 7:17am

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Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 7:17am

Have a satellite dish fitted (1.6 mt minimum) and buy a receiver, no monthly charges after paying for your equipment and fitting. I have this system and have about 50 odd channels to watch.

NigeF

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 9:57am

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Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 9:57am

Cornflakes wrote on Sat May 21, 2022 9:13pm:

Hi just in the process of buying a house near Poinente beach

The house was owned by. Spanish couple and I noticed a small satellite dish on the roof Anyone know please how easy it is to get Sky or something like it to watch British tv

Also anyone know a good tiler? First post so sorry if I shouldn’t have 2 topics in one post

Hi, I use an IPTV service which costs around 75 euro per year, our internet delivers around 60-80 Mbps and we do not get buffering, you would also need a VPN, I will not go into the legalities of using this method.

I believe if you subscribe to sky in the UK it's possible to receive your service here in Spain but that will require a dish around 1.6m though I believe you can stream sky as well via sky go app but pretty sure you would still need a VPN.

The little dish already in place will probably be for the Spanish version of Freeview (TDT) and assuming your TV settings are set for English language there is a lot of English language programs but depends what you like watching.

If you decide on the streaming option you will probably need an unlimited data option as streaming uses a lot of data depending on the quality of the video stream, IE SD, HD, FHD.

tebo53

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 11:07am

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Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 11:07am

NigeF wrote on Sun May 22, 2022 9:57am:

Hi, I use an IPTV service which costs around 75 euro per year, our internet delivers around 60-80 Mbps and we do not get buffering, you would also need a VPN, I will not go into the legalities of using this method.

I believe if you subscribe to sky in the UK it's possible to receive your service here in Spain but that will require a dish around 1.6m though I believe you can stream sky as well via sky go app but pretty sure you would still need a VPN....

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The little dish already in place will probably be for the Spanish version of Freeview (TDT) and assuming your TV settings are set for English language there is a lot of English language programs but depends what you like watching.

If you decide on the streaming option you will probably need an unlimited data option as streaming uses a lot of data depending on the quality of the video stream, IE SD, HD, FHD.

I've been using IPTV for 8 years and have never used a VPN. It is not always necessary to use VPN if you are using a perfectly legal service. 

Steve 

NigeF

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 1:42pm

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Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 1:42pm

tebo53 wrote on Sun May 22, 2022 11:07am:

I've been using IPTV for 8 years and have never used a VPN. It is not always necessary to use VPN if you are using a perfectly legal service. 

Steve 

Steve, well done !!

chrisbuck10765

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 3:12pm

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Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 3:12pm

tebo53 wrote on Sun May 22, 2022 11:07am:

I've been using IPTV for 8 years and have never used a VPN. It is not always necessary to use VPN if you are using a perfectly legal service. 

Steve 

And what legal service would that be may I ask ?

TP20

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 3:26pm

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Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 3:26pm

Cornflakes wrote on Sat May 21, 2022 9:13pm:

Hi just in the process of buying a house near Poinente beach

The house was owned by. Spanish couple and I noticed a small satellite dish on the roof Anyone know please how easy it is to get Sky or something like it to watch British tv

Also anyone know a good tiler? First post so sorry if I shouldn’t have 2 topics in one post

No system is without its drawbacks, if you go the satellite route the slightest spell of bad weather high winds, rain etc and you wont get a signal. IPTV is only as good as your internet downside if there is a problem then no TV. We have both systems glad we have as in March & April we had really bad weather and had to fall back on our IPTV system, but on Thursday we had no IPTV nothing to do with our internet but a problem with the suppliers system. So as i said no system is perfect you just have to decide which one suits you best.

tebo53

Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 3:49pm

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Posted: Sun May 22, 2022 3:49pm

chrisbuck10765 wrote on Sun May 22, 2022 3:12pm:

And what legal service would that be may I ask ?

There are many places that offer to install IPTV equipment and provide the UK TV. They advertise in the Spanish newspapers. 

I am with tvmucho who do TV packages with upto 60 channels. Also German and Irish TV. 

www.tvmucho.com 

Steve 

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