Sky TV in Switzerland. UK TV in Switzerland. Freesat TV in Switzerland.
In most of Europe you can receive the UK free to air satellite channels, such as BBC, ITV and Channel 4, that do not require a monthly subscription or viewing card.
In most of Europe you can receive the UK free to air satellite channels offered by Freesat, such as BBC, ITV and Channel 4, that do not require a monthly subscription or viewing card.
In most of Europe you can receive the Sky TV digital satellite services, which offers you a choice of Sky subscription packages.
Satellite Dish Sizes Required for UK TV in Switzerland and Sky TV in Switzerland
To receive Sky TV and Freesat TV in Switzerland you will need a satellite dish of approximately 80-1m satellite dish.
The further west in Switzerland then the larger the satellite dish size required for reception of Sky TV in Switzerland and Freesat TV in Switzerland.
Cable TV in Switzerland / Zurich Kabel TV
The vast majority of the country is covered by cable networks. The major cable television operators are Cablecom and Naxoo.
UK TV Channels in Switzerland
A number of international channels widely available in Switzerland through digital television services. These include a number of UK TV channels.
Swiss cablenet Cablecom current transmits a number of UK TV channels, inlcuding BBC1, BBC2, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies, ITV3, ITV4, E4, More 4 and Five are joining the digital package that already includes domestic channels BBC One, ITV1 and ITV2.
Swiss TV companies do this by taking advantage of Swiss copyright laws that allow for the retransmission of any channel that is available over satellite and transmitted in the clear.
UK TV Broadcasters are aware of the transmissions. “It is an unlicensed deal, but there are difficulties with Swiss law that makes this difficult for us to pursue.” In 2004 the BBC launched proceedings against the smaller operator GGA Maur in an attempt to cap the distribution. The corporation ultimately lost the case in the Swiss High Court.
The main Pay TV satellite provider in Switzerland is Sky Deutschland (or Sky Germany).
Sky Deutschland AG, branded as Sky, or Sky Germany, is a German media company which operates a Direct Broadcast Satellite Pay TV platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (through Teleclub) offering a collection of basic and premium digital subscription television channels of different categories via Satellite and Cable Television. It was launched in 1991 as Premiere. The channel originally started off as a single analogue channel on the Astra 1A satellite, showing films dubbed into German as well as in original audio, live football matches from the German Bundesliga and Austrian Bundesliga (and at one time the UEFA Cup), as well as documentaries, and TV series. After the coming of the digital age, the service has since consisted of many channels with many new ones added over the years. On 4 July 2009, the service and its channels were re-branded as “Sky”. Sky Deutschland is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sky plc. The programming service itself is provided by its subsidiary Sky Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Premiere Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG). It topped 3,000,000 subscribers by the end of 2011. As of Q2 2014 Sky Deutschland has more than 4 million subscribers.
Satellite TV Installers in Switzerland
We are based in Spain, near Valencia, and we do not install Sky TV in Switzerland or Freesat in Switzerland.
However, if you are a satellite TV installer in Switzerland, then you can email us and have a link to your website on this page. All we ask for in return is a
reciprocal link on your website.