Jan 022021

After reading a number of questions, inaccurate answers and “scaremongering” on the internet and social media over the last few days, I hope this will help understand what changes are going to happen when watching UK TV in Spain post Brexit.

UK Streaming Services in Spain post Brexit

Since 2018, UK residents travelling within the EU were able to keep watching their UK streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, SkyGo, NOW TV , Britbox UK and ITV Hub without the need for a VPN or Smart DNS service as part of the EUs “Digital Single Market” and “portability” rules.

These rules allowed short stayers like holiday makers, travelling from one EU country to another EU country would be able to access the same streaming video library they’re subscribed to at home without the need to “hide your ip address” or the use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) / Smart DNS (SDNS) services.
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Feb 052017

Netflix codes that will help you watch your favourite TV shows and films

A secret list of Netflix codes has been revealed, helping you watch your favourite TV shows and films.

From Asian action movies to baseball films, the codes allow you to access thousands of sub-genres.

All you have to do is change the numerical code on the end of the ‘genre’ URL.
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Jan 162016

Netflix says it is taking steps to ensure its users are only able to access the service in the country where they currently are.

Following Netflix announcement its services would be available almost worldwide, and the reaction of VPN providers offering ways to access all Netflix content rather than just locally available programming, the streaming service said it was taking steps to make sure subscribers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are.

David Fullagar, VP of Content Delivery Architecture, wrote “If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn’t be a reason for members to use proxies or ‘unblockers’ to fool our systems into thinking they’re in a different country than they’re actually in.

“We are making progress in licensing content across the world and, as of last week, now offer the Netflix service in 190 countries, but we have a ways to go before we can offer people the same films and TV series everywhere.
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Oct 202015

Netflix, the video streaming “on demand” service, has launched in Spain today (20 October 2015).


New users signing up to Netflix are being offered to try the service for free for one month.

Netflix said it was launching with full seasons of Netflix original series never before broadcast in Spain, including Netflix originals such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

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Jul 262015

Sky is putting the finishing touches to an advanced set-top box, dubbed SkyQ, that it hopes will be a powerful weapon in its defence of its domestic pay-TV business against BT and help it integrate its European operations.

The new hardware is due to be unveiled within weeks and will offer satellite households an “Apple and Netflix-style” experience, according to industry insiders.
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Jun 052015

Netflix has confirmed that it will launch in Spain this October.

Netflix also confirmed its will be priced similarly to that in other European countries.

Reed Hastings, the company’s co-founder and CEO, said that he thinks Spain will become one of its most successful markets due to the high connection rate, familiarity with electronic commerce and the interest already shown in Netflix.

Piracy concerns In Spain also existed in the Netherlands and Canada, and in each case Netflix has become successful. “We can think of this as the bottled water business. Tap water can be drunk and is free, but there is still a public that demands bottled water”.

Commenting on agreements with existing players in Spain, Hastings said that it has a good relationship with Telefónica, having already worked with the company in Latin America.

The cost of the service, which will be available in both Spanish and original language, will be comparable to that in other European markets (around €8 a month).

Jan 092015

Netflix’s chief product officer has denied claims that the business plans to block VPN users.

It has been reported that Netflix, the streaming service, was under pressure to block users who access overseas versions of the service via a VPN or geo-blocking bypass application.

However, Netflix’s chief product officer Neil Hunt has spoken out to deny the reports and has denied claims that the business plans to block VPN users.

It was reported earlier this week that major movie studios are attempting to force the streaming provider to take action against so-called ‘geo-pirates’.

Dec 202014

Because of its major European expansion planned for late 2015, many analysts have indicated that Netflix will launch in Spain next year.
Throughout 2014, while Spain has been slowly starting to leave the financial crisis behind, OTT, streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) platforms have seen growth, led by and Canal+’s Yomvi.

Also, the recent approval of a strict copyright law has driven pirate and unregulated streaming sites to closure, reducing piracy rates in Spain which was one the most important factors behind Netflix’s reluctance to operate in the country.

Jonathan Friedland, head of Netflix’s communication department, was quick to publicly deny a rumour that Netflix would be launching in Spain in 2015.

Netflix currently has 53 million subs worldwide, although less than 15 million are outside the US. The company has been operating in other large markets since it launched in Latin America in 2011, a region in which it currently has a third part of its international subs base.

Dec 042013

Sky is to open its movie rental service to non-subscribers for the first time, looking to compete more directly with video-on-demand services including Netflix, Amazon’s LoveFilm and Tesco’s Blinkbox.

The pay-TV broadcaster intends to make an initial 1,200 titles, including Man of Steel and The Hangover 3, available via an app on Youview and Roku set-top boxes.

Archive titles such as Top Gun and Austin Powers will also be available on Sky’s own budget £9.99 Now TV set-top box and the website for computer, tablet and mobile users.

In a dig at rivals such as LoveFilm, which offers a DVD-by-post service as well as film streaming, Sky Store director Nicola Bamford said: “With Sky Store there are no late fees and no waiting for the post.

The move marks a second significant move by Sky to look to expand customers and revenues beyond its traditional core of pay-TV subscribers.

In January the company launched a £9.99 day pass to offer sports including Premier League football to non-Sky TV subscribers for the first time in its 20-year history.

Sky Store, which charges £3.49 for a new release and up to £1.99 for a classic, has proved to be popular with Sky customers.