Sky TV in Spain – A Guide to getting Sky TV in Spain

 

Sky TV In Spain – A Guide to getting Sky TV in Spain

Sky TV in Spain

The Sky TV pay channels are currently transmitted from three UK TV satellites : Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G.

Previous satellites used for Sky TV were Astra 2A, Astra 2B, Astra 2C, Astra 2D and Eurobird 28.

 

Equipment required for Sky TV

To watch Sky TV pay channels, users required a Sky digibox, a Sky viewing card and a satellite dish with Low Noise Block LNB.  The satellite dish collects the signals and reflects them to the LNB which collects the signals and sends then down the cable to the Sky digibox which then turns those signals into pictures and sounds.

Over the years Sky have produced a number of digiboxes, from the basic standard definition digibox, to the recording Sky+ digibox, and then onto the Sky+HD digiboxes in use today. The latest, SkyQ, is expected to be available in 2016.

 

Sky TV channels in Spain

Sky TV pay channels are broadcast with encryption, and can only be viewed by the use of a Sky subscription card. The amount of Sky TV pay channels that are “unblocked” will depend on the subscription charge you pay. As far as I know, it is NOT illegal to use a Sky viewing cards or watch Sky TV channels in Spain. However, you are breaking the terms and conditions of your Sky contract. The Sky contract states that the Sky viewing card is only for use within the UK only. This is due to how the broadcaster rights for the programmes on the channel that are on Sky TV are sold around Europe.

The Sky contact also states that the Sky card and Sky digibox must be connected to a UK telephone line or internet service. However, this is only true if you have had your Sky viewing card and Sky digibox supplied by Sky as part of a Sky installation. In the UK Sky heavily discount the installation cost. All equipment is their property for 12 months, and to ensure that it stays where is should they require the decoder to call back to the Sky computers every so often. After 12 months the equipment, the satellite dish and Sky digibox is yours and you can disconnect them from the telephone system. With installations in Spain, you are personally buying the decoders and dish so the equipment is yours from the start and although, as you did not get the equipment direct from a Sky you do not need to connect to the telephone or internet system.

 

Sky TV Reception In Spain

Sky TV in Spain is, contrary to what some people believe, still available.

The Sky TV pay channels are currently transmitted from three UK TV satellites : Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G.

The majority of the Sky TV pay channels are on the European beam of the Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G satellites. The European beam give very good reception across the majority of mainland Spain. This means that the Sky TV pay channels can be received in Spain on a satellite dish measuring a minimum of 80x85cm.

Some Sky TV pay channels are on the “UK beam” or “UK Spot beam” of the Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2G satellites. This UK beam signal footprint is different to the previous UK TV satellites UK beam. This has meant that reception of channels on the new Astra 2 satellites will be different to previous reception. In the areas between Valencia and Alicante, our service area, the Sky channels on the new Astra 2 satellites UK beam can still be received on a small satellite dish – as small as a 110x120cm satellite dish, with a 125x135cm satellite dish being the recommended size satellite dish.

However, in other areas of Spain, reception of these Sky TV pay channels on the new Astra 2 satellites UK beam has become harder. For example, in areas such as Barcelona, Catalonia and Zaragoza, you need at least a 1.8m satellite dish to receive these channels on the Astra 2F UK beam, whereas previously you only needed a smaller 80cm satellite dish. It is a similar story in the south of Spain, in areas like the Costa del Sol, Malaga, Almeria, Seville, Gibraltar and even Portugal, where even the larger 2.4m satellite dishes are struggling to receive these channels on the Astra 2 satellites UK beam.

The expected mission lifespan of the current UK TV satellites, Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra 2Gis approximately 12 to 15 years. So we can expect no further changes to reception of Sky TV in Spain via satellite until around 2025.

 

What sized satellite dish do I need to receive Sky TV in Spain?

In the Valencia and Costa Blanca North areas of Spain, you will require a minimum of a 110 x 120 cm “1.2m” satellite dish.

Sky TV in Spain 110x120cm 1.2m offset satellite dish

A 110x120cm offset satellite dish

A 125 x 135cm “1.4m” satellite dish is the recommended size requried for Sky TV in the Valencia and Costa Blanca North areas of Spain.  We have found that the the 125cm x 1.35cm satellite dish that we install performs much better than other satellite dishes of similar size for the reception of UK Sky TV in Spain.

Sky TV in Spain 125x135cm 1.4m offset satellite dish

A 125x135cm offset satellite dish – best satellite dish for Sky TV in Valencia / Costa Blanca

Sky Digiboxes

There are a number of types of Sky Digiboxes set top boxes. The basic standard definition model, the standard definition Sky+ recording digibox, a the high definition Sky HD digibox and the high definition Sky+HD recording model.

When we install a Sky TV system, we use official Sky TV digiboxes. Some satellite installation companies along the Costa Blanca and Valencia area may offer you an Iberosat, Ferguson Ariva or GI Galaxy Innovations satellite receiver, claiming they are Sky TV digibox, which they are not. Official Sky TV digiboxes have the Sky logo on the receiver, remote control and the packaging.

More on Sky Digiboxes here

 

Installers for Sky TV in Spain

We can supply and install satellite dishes, LNB, and Sky Digiboxes in the Valencia / Costa Blanca North area of Spain, so that you can watch Sky TV in Spain.

See our installation pages at : 110x120cm satellite dish installations and 125x135cm satellite dish installations.

 

 

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The Sat and PC Guy is one of the top satellite installers for UK TV installations in the Costa Blanca North and Valencia areas of Spain.

The Sat and PC Guy offers TV systems to suit all requirements and needs for your home, bar or business. Whether you are looking for a new installation, upgrade or maintenance of your TV system, then we can assist you.

The Sat and PC Guy has been installing and repairing satellite TV systems since 2003, with family members installing satellite TV systems years prior to that.

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The Sat and PC Guy can install new satellite systems, conduct fault-finding, carry out satellite dish re-alignments, removal of old satellite dishes, and upgrade your current system, or provide additions viewing locations.

With a Freesat HD satellite system you have the best free UK TV – 150 subscription free UK TV channels.

With a Sky HD TV satellite system you not only have the best free UK TV, but also the UKs largest number of subscription channels.

 

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We also provide one of the best, if not the best, IPTV service for UK TV. IPTV is television via your internet. Our IPTV service offers three IPTV packages to choose from, monthly or yearly payment plans, a vast “on demand” library of TV series and movies and an unrivaled 60 days catch up on the most popular channels. Others may offer “hundred of channels from around the world” but we offer just those channels you want to watch.

More information on our IPTV internet TV systems here.

 

We can also provide solutions for Spanish TV, French TV, German TV and more…
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Our best selling satellite TV installations for reception of British TV and English TV in Spain

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110x120cm high performance satellite dish,
strong wall bracket or floor stand,
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Official Freesat HD satellite receiver with 8 day EPG,
fully installed from €375
More information on our 110x120cm Satellite dish installations

 

 

 

 

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125x135cm high performance satellite dish,
strong wall bracket or floor stand,
high performance single feed LNB,
Official Freesat HD satellite receiver with 8 day EPG,
fully installed from €425.

More information on our 125x135cm Satellite dish installations

 

 

 

Our test show that, compared to other satellite dishes used in the area, our satellite dishes are the best performing satellite dishes for reception of UK TV in our service area.

 

Our satellite services on the Costa Blanca include:

Freesat HD and Freesat+HD Satellite Systems
Sky HD & Sky+HD Satellite Systems
Satellite Dishes
New LNBs
Sky cards and Sky Contracts
European satellite TV
Digital TV aerials
Maintenance, repair and upgrades to existing equipment

 

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Current UK TV satellite reception in the Valencia and Alicante areas of Spain has never been better and a satellite dish TV system is still the best way to watch UK TV in the area. NOW is the time to upgrade from your existing “rebroadcast” or “cable” provider to a free to air no monthly subscription service such as Freesat. With Freesat HD you can enjoy superior picture quality, Dolby digital sound, and subscription free recording, rather than paying for an inferior “rebroadcast” or “cable” provider.

Freesat – subscription free UK TV via satellite

 

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Sky UK, formerly known as British Sky Broadcasting or BSkyB, is the UK’s largest pay-TV broadcaster, and offers the most comprehensive package of pay tv channels, including SKy One, Sky Atlantic, and Sky Sports. In 2015 Sky had 11 million pay TV customers.

Sky TV – subscription UK TV via satellite

 

We have the latest satellite receivers that can now offer internet and multi-media capability, which can include YouTube, web browsing and multi-media playback including MP4, MP3, jpg, avi, divx and more.

 

 

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IPTV Spain / Internet TV in Spain / IPTV Providers Spain.

We also provide one of the best, if not the best, IPTV service for UK TV.

IPTV stands for Internet Protocol TV. This is basically television distributed over the Internet.

Our IPTV service offers three IPTV packages to choose from, monthly or yearly payment plans, a vast “on demand” library of TV series and movies and an unrivaled 60 days catch up on the most popular channels. Others may offer “hundred of channels from around the world” but we offer just those channels you want to watch.

More information on our IPTV internet TV systems here.

We do not supply or install “Android” based IPTV systems that use the Kodi media player platform. We believe that these are a vastly inferior TV system, that does suffer from complex menu systems, constant failing links, poor reliability and low picture quality.

 

 

 

 

Our service area in the Valencia and Costa Blanca North area of Spain

We are based in Gandia, which allows us to cover the Valencia and Costa Blanca North area of Spain.

We install :
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UK TV In Oliva, Freesat TV in Oliva, Sky TV in Oliva and IPTV in Oliva,
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UK TV In Ontinyent, Freesat TV in Ontinyent, Sky TV in Ontinyent and IPTV in Ontinyent,
UK TV In Xativa, Freesat TV in Xativa, Sky TV in Xativa and IPTV in Xativa,
UK TV In Javea, Freesat TV in Javea, Sky TV in Javea and IPTV in Javea,
UK TV In Denia, Freesat TV in Denia, Sky TV in Denia and IPTV in Denia and
UK TV In Pego, Freesat TV in Pego, Sky TV in Pego and IPTV in Pego
.

 

We also cover many of the Urbanisations in the area including Monte Pego Urbanisations, Monte Pedreguer Urbanisations, Las Basettes Urbanisations, Cumbre de Sol Urbanisations, Montgo Urbanisations, and many more.

 

 

 

We do not currently install our satellite TV systems or IPTYV systems in the following areas : Gran Alacant, Torrevieja, Murcia, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Majorca, Tenerife, Barcelona, Madrid, The Costa Del Sol, Costa Calida, Andalucia, Gibraltar, Almeria, Granada, Torrevieja, Mazarron, Fuengirola, Marbella, Malaga, Cadiz, Huelva, Portugal, France, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Poland, Turkey or Italy! We do not install Sky Satellite in Southern Spain, like the Costa Del Sol, or Almeria or Malaga areas, even thought we get many requests to do so!

 

 

Website Stuff

We can help improve your Satellite TV reception, in the event that you have lost your favourite UK TV channel, or are suffering from poor satellite signals, “no satellite signal is being received” messages, or channels are are “pixelating”. We have lost of information about the questions and rumours you may have been hearing, especially from “Android Brit TV box” sellers, and from adverts and stories in local English Newspapers in Spain : “So what is all this I am hearing that British TV channels in Spain going off air”, “what is the latest news about the Sky switch off in Spain”, “Are we losing freeview channels in Spain?”, “Will we lose UK TV in Spain this year?”,”Is Sky changing satellites in Spain”, “Rumours about Loss of bbc and itv in spain in 2013”, “Loss of bbc and itv in spain due to new satellite”, “Are all these rumours being spread by sellers of IPTV Spain / Internet TV in Spain true, or scaremongering?”, “Will Spain lose sky t.v?”,”Is satellite tv going to be switched off in Spain?” and what about Sky TV in Spain in 2015, Sky TV in Spain in 2016, and Sky TV in Spain in 2017.

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