Viewing more TV from other satellites covering Europe
You are not limited to the UK satellite constellation. There are many other channels available on other satellites such as Astra 19, Hotbird 13 or Arabsat 26. Many of these are available for free, but they may have limited availability of English soundtracks. For example you can watch Eurosport for free on Astra 19, but it is the German Eurosport with no English audio!
The best setup for a multisatellite system is to install a motorised dish. The motor will move the dish to the correct satellite depending on what channel you select on the receiver.
Many channels on the UK satellites, Arabsat, Astra1 and Hotbird can easily be received on an 80cm dish on a motor. And with the latest motors you can ensure that your dish moves between the satellites quick and swift.
BeIN Sport Mena
beIN Sport is a global network of sports channels jointly owned and operated by Qatari Sports Investments (an affiliate of Al Jazeera Media Networks),and headquartered in Doha, Qatar.
beIN Sports was launched in November 2003 originally as Al Jazeera Sport. On 1 January 2014 Al Jazeera Sport channels were rebranded to BeIN Sport.
beIN Sport is a one of the main broadcasters for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) areas, but also operates a number of channels in other countries.
French TV in Spain.
German TV in Spain
Swiss TV in Spain
Arabsat and Nilesat
Arabsat and Nilesat are primarily used for transmitting to the area known as MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).
Arabsat is also known as the BAdr satellites.
The Arabsat constellation of satellites is located at 26 degrees east of south. Arabsat is primarily used for transmitting to the Middle East. However Arabsat signals can be picked up in Spain, even on an 80cm satellite dish.
The Nilesat constellation of satellites is located at 7 degrees west of south. Nilesat is primarily used for transmitting to the Middle East. However Nilesat signals can be picked up in Spain, even on an 80cm satellite dish.
Whiles most of the programmes on Arabsat and Nilesat are in Arabic, some channels transmit programmes in English.
Astra 1 satellite at 19 east
The Astra 1 constellation of satellites is located at 19.2 degrees east of south.
The Astra 1 satellites are primarily used for transmitting to Europe. Many European countries use this satellite for their Pay TV services, including Spain’s Movistar + (formally Digital Plus), most of the Canal+ services, and German Sky Deutschland.
Reception of Astra 1 in Spain can easily be received on a 60cm satellite dish, a small sized dish.
Astra 3 satellites at 23.5 east
The Astra 3 constellation of satellites is located at 23.5 degrees east of south.
These satellites are primarily used for transmitting to Europe.
Many European countries use this satellite for their Pay TV services, including CanalDigitaal of the Netherlands.
Hotbird Satellites at 13 east
The Hot bird constellation of satellites are located at 13 degrees east of south, operated by satellite company Eutelsat.
With a launch mass of 4.9 tonnes, Hot Bird 8 is the largest and the most powerful broadcast satellite serving Europe.
These satellites are primarily used for transmitting to Europe. They transmits both free to air and pay TV channels. Many European countries use this satellite for their Pay TV services, including Sky Italia, Polands Cyfra+, and Greek Nova.
BBC Entertainment (previously BBC Prime)
BBC Entertainment, formally called BBC Prime, is the BBCs general entertainment TV channel in Europe and the Middle East. It is operated by BBC Worldwide, the BBC commercial arm.
It was launched as BBC Prime in January 1995, rebranded as BBC Entertainment in October 2006.
BBC Entertainment is funded by subscription available either as part of a satellite package or as a stand-alone channel.