Jun 152016

Sky Movies is to be re-branded Sky Cinema in July, bringing the service in line with the name used in Europe.

Sky will premiere a new film every day, including the latest Star Wars film this summer, as part of a rebrand of Sky Movies as Sky Cinema.

The move will see a 75% increase in the number of films debuting on Sky from 8 July.

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Aug 112015

With many people and installers getting confused with terminology used for TV, hopefully this guide will help people understand what is and is not available in Spain.

It should also help people to determine what equipment they require to receive UK TV in Spain.

Many times I have been contacted by people who have read incorrect information on the internet, or given bad advice by people. Most have Freeview boxes, and were attempting to connect them to a satellite dish, or expecting UK TV when connecting them to a TV aerial in Spain – both of which is not possible, despite what they may have been told.

Channel Types:
Channels can be broken down into four categories:

Free to air – channels that are transmitted “in the clear”, with no encryption, or subscription. Examples include BBC, ITV, Channel Four.

Free to view – channels that are transmitted with encryption, so require a viewing card, but do not require a subscription.Examples include Motors TV, LFCTV.

Pay channels – channels that are transmitted with encryption, so require a viewing card, and a subscription. Examples include Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Sky Sports

Pay per view – channels that are transmitted with encryption, so require a viewing card, and one off payment. Usually boxing and WWE Wrestling

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Jan 232015

This weeks Satellite and TV in Spain News – 23 January 2015

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May 172014

Sky TV

How to connect your Sky+HD box to Wifi
How to connect your Sky+HD box to the Internet
How to connect your Sky+HD box to ADSL
How to connect your Sky+HD box to your router
How to connect your Sky+HD box to your UK TV router

For Sky users outside the UK you will need to use a UK TV Router or VPN to access the Sky Store online content.

May 102014

Sky TV – Sky On Demand – Sky Box Sets – Sky TV Spain – Sky Catchup TV in Spain

Promo from Sky about their box sets available on Sky+HD for Sky subscribers.

UK TV Router for On Demand in Spain :

Apr 182014

Our news and free help and advice forum at
UK Satellite TV Installations:

There are 11 subscription free HD TV channels available via satellite, including BBC1HD, BBC2HD, BBC3HD, BBC4HD, ITV1HD and C4HD.
Much better image resolution on a HD TV than a TV rebroadcaster or internet IPTV system!

Satellite Dish Installations in my service area (Calpe to Valencia) :

a 100x110cm (1.1m) satellite dish will work for people with limited space. Standard installation of this dish is from 200 euros.

a 125x135cm (1.25/1.35m) satellite dish would provide better reception and is the “recommended” dish for my area. Standard installation of this dish of from 275 euros.

More information on our 125x135cm (1.25/1.35m) satellite dish installations:
Wall of Shame – we have updated our Wall Of Shame’s fourth page to show some of the poor installations we have come across and been asked to fix.
Astra 2C : UK TV moves into position for back up purposes – and if some UK TV channels do move on to Astra 2C then there should be no worries about reception in Spain, due it its very generous footprint.


Live sport on Sky Sports this Easter


F1 : Chinese Grand Prix:
Live on Sky Sports, BeIN SPorts, Antenna 3.
Highlights on BBC Sport

2014 Snooker World Championships – coverage on BBC One and Eurosport

Full 24: Live Another Day Trailer – On Sky One in May!

Apr 072013

Some UK TV Music channels have this week gone “free to air”, and are available without a Sky card or Sky subscription.

These channels are: The Box, Heat, Kiss, Kerrang, Magic and Smash Hits

Currently they are not available on Freesat so Freesat users will have to scan for these channels in “non-freesat mode”.

There has been no indication so far as to whether the channel owners plan to have these channels join Freesat. The move comes on the day rival channel VIVA joined Freesat on channel 146.

The Box music channel

4Music remains only available on satellite to those viewers with Sky boxes