Oct 122014
 

Sky Sports Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Sports Bundle – October 2014

 

 

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Movies Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Movies Bundle – October 2014

 

 

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Family Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Family Bundle – October 2014

 

 

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Variety Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Variety Bundle – October 2014

 

 

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Oct 122014
 

Sky Original Bundle Advert – Sky TV Spain

 

An advert for the channels available in Skys Original Bundle – October 2014

 

 

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Aug 092014
 

We regularly contribute to a local Javea publication, the Javea Grapevine, with the latest news, and views with regards to satellite TV and reception of UK TV in Javea.

This was an article in the June publication.

Terminology

You may have often heard about Freeview, Freesat, Free to air and free to view. But do you know what they mean? Many people and even some satellite installers are often confused about their meaning, and can mean people buying the wrong type of equipment.

Freeview is the name of the consortium that operated the UK’s digital terrestrial TV service. It is transmitted from land based masts, and received by a TV aerial. Freeview IS NOT available in Spain. The Freeview signals simply do not reach into Spain. Freeview is not available via a satellite dish. You cannot connect a Freeview box to a satellite dish and expect to watch UK TV – they are two different incompatible systems.

Spain does not have an equivalent of Freeview (the consortium), but it does have a digital terrestrial TV service – TDT. It offers about 40 channels via a TV aerial, and has the bonus where most UK and USA imported programmes have their original English audio available as well as the “dubbed” Spanish audio.

Freesat is the name of the satellite TV service which offers access to the free TV channels, many of which are on Freeview. Freesat is only available on official Freesat receivers. You cannot get Freesat on a Sky box, although the channels on Freesat are also available on a Sky box (even with no viewing card).

Free to air channels are channels that are available free of encryption (so no viewing card is required) and subscription free. They are available on Freesat and Sky boxes. Examples include BBC channels.

Free to view is not “Freeview”. Free to view channels are channels that encrypted (so a viewing card is required) but are subscription free. Free to view channels are not available on Freesat. They are available on a Sky box. Examples include Sony Movies, Motors TV and LFCTV.

Why do I mention this? Well I often hear of people saying “bring a Freeview box to Spain and use it on your dish to get channels” and “connect your Freeview box to your dish” and “you can get Freeview in Spain”. Over the years I have been called out to people who, based on what they have heard and understood, have brought a Freeview box to Spain and confused as to why a) it will not work with a satellite dish, and b) it only gets Spanish TV channels and no UK channels!

End of cheap (and illegal) Sky TV?

Some installers have been selling systems that can access the full Sky TV package, for a lot less than the official Sky monthly charges. They do this by selling access to illegal cardsharing systems. A satellite receiver, usually an Iberosat or Ariva, is connected via the internet to a server that provides the access codes to unlock the Sky TV channels.

Obviously illegal, but probably not mentioned by the installer.

However, recently if you are using such systems you will have noticed that about a dozen Sky HD channels are no longer available via this system – Sky One HD being one such channel.

It is expected over the coming months ALL Sky HD channels, and maybe even the SD Sport and Movie channels, will have their encryption upgraded, meaning these channels are no longer available on cardsharing systems.

This is because Sky, and other pay TV providers, have been upgrading their encryption software to prevent their channels being access via cardsharing. The only way to continually access these channels via satellite would be using a Sky Digibox and a Sky viewing card with a monthly subscription.

Jon Worby – The Sat and PC Guy

www.satandpcguy.com – our main website with information about UK TV in Spain

www.satandpcguy.com/blog – the latest satellite TV news for the Costa Blanca and Spain

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Jun 192014
 

As Sky increase their anti piracy measures, (https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/06/sky-sports-4-news-hd-removed-card-share-systems/ all Sky Sports HD channels are now no longer available on card share systems.

Earlier this week Sky Sports 1 HD joining the other Sky Sports HD channels, and Sky Movies HD, and a number of other Sky HD channels, to have their “setting” changed to stop their sky cards being used on non sky digiboxes.

The current list of Sky HD channels no longer available on card sharing systems is:

ITV Encore HD
Sky 1 HD
Sky living HD
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky Arts 1 HD
Sky Arts 2 HD

History HD
Crime HD
National Geographic UK HD
Nat Geo Wild HD

Sky Premier HD
Sky Sci Fi / Horror HD
Sky Disney HD
Sky Family HD
Sky Showcase HD
Sky Drama HD
Sky Thriller HD
Sky Greats HD
Sky Select HD
Sky Action HD
Sky Comedy HD

Sky Sports News HD
Sky Sports 1 HD
Sky Sports 2 HD
Sky Sports 3 HD
Sky Sports 4 HD
Sky Sports 5 HD
Sky Sports F1 HD

Despite this change, some “satellite installers” on the Costa Blanca and Spain are still advertising and offering these systems, as “Full Sky HD Packages”.

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Jun 062014
 

This weeks satellite TV news for Spain
Our main website is at :
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125 x 135cm dish – the recommended size of satellite dish for my service area – installed from 275 euros.

Watch 11 subscription free HD TV channels with a Freesat HD receiver.
Canadian Grand Prix this weekend
Live on BBC Sport, Sky Sports, BeIn Sports, Antenna 3
https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/06/canadian-grand-prix-tv-schedule-times-sky-sports-f1/
Temporary BBC Red Button streams for summer sport and events
https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/05/bbc-red-button-streams-tempoary-channels-appear-satellite/
New ITV subscription channels ITV Encore launches on Monday
https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/06/itv-encore-launch-broadchurch-lucan/
IS Sky to launch a new Sports Channel?

https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/06/sky-sports-5-coming-soon/
BBC announce Wimbledon coverage
https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/06/bbc-announce-wimbledon-coverage/
More Sky HD channels lost from illegal card share systems…
https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/06/next-batch-sky-hd-channels-lost-cardshare-systems/
Intelsat 907 “Scam” satellite service – another change of BISS keys this week – only 4 months after the previous key change…will they become more regular
https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/06/intelsat-907-biss-key-change-today/

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May 202014
 

Further to our last Sky cardshare post ( https://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2014/05/sky-one-hd-goes-cardsharing-systems ) today more Sky HD channels were removed from card sharing systems.

Today Sky Premier HD, Sky Disney HD, and Sky SciFi / Horror HD were added to the list, as Sky improve their channel encryption and security to combat their channels appearing on cardshare systems.

And still installers on the Costa Blanca are advertising, offering and installing “the full sky hd package” for 25 euros per month.

 

The list of channels removed from card share systems currently stands at:

Sky 1 HD
Sky Premier HD
Sky Atlantic HD
Sky SciFi / Horror HD
Sky Disney HD
Sky Living HD
Sky Arts 1 HD
Sky Arts 2 HD
National Geographic UK HD
History HD
Crime HD
NAT Geo Wild HD

 

 

 

 

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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.

https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/uk_tv_internet_vpn_proxy_spain.php

https://www.satandpcguy.com/Site/sky_anytime_plus.php

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