Types of satellite dishes
There are two types of satellite dishes used for the reception of UK TV in Spain: Prime Focus satellite dishes and Offset satellite dishes.
The Prime Focus satellite dishes were, until February 2012, used mainly in the Valencia and Costa Blanca area for the reception of UK TV channels from BBC ITV and C4. These satellite dishes have the LNB located in the centre of the satellite dish
An offset satellite dish can be identified by the fact that the LNB is offset to the face of the satellite dish. Since February 2012, these offset satellite dishes are now mainly used in the Valencia and Costa Blanca area for the reception of UK TV channels from BBC ITV and C4
Satellite Dish Manufacturers
There are a number of companies that manufacture satellites dishes that are installed in Spain
Satellite Dish Size Confusion
There are two ways to actually measure a satellite dish.
The first way is to measure the horizontal length of the actual reflector part of the satellite dish. This is how a satellite dish is measured in most of the world.
The second way is to measure the vertical length of the reflector and include the outer rim of the satellite dish. This is how a satellite dish is measured in Spain.
This is how a satellite dish with a reflector measurement of 125 x 135cm, can also be known as a 1.4m satellite dish in Spain. And how a satellite dish measuring 180 x 180cm can be known s a 1.9m satellite dish in Spain!