UK Satellite TV Costa del Sol. UK TV Costa del Sol. Sky Costa del Sol. UK TV Channels Costa del Sol. Freesat Costa del Sol.
UK TV is available to expats in Southern Spain and the Costa del Sol and Gibraltar areas of Spain.
However, with the recent introduction of new UK TV satellites reception of some channels in the Costa del Sol and Southern areas of Spain can be hard.
Reception of the main UK TV channels, like BBC and ITV, via satellite, using a Sky digibox, or Freesat set top box, may mean you have to have a very large satellite dish. Current estimates are that the size of satellite dish required for reception of BBC and ITV via Freesat and Sky would be at least 4meters.
It is the size of satellite dish that is required to receive BBC and ITV direct from the broadcasters via satellite in the Costa Del Sol and Southern Spain areas that many feel is very restrictive. So many are turning to alternate methods of receiving their UK TV in the Costa del Sol and Southern Spain. Alternate TV viewing methods like IPTV, Filmon, Android Smart boxes, Brit TV boxes, and MAG250 IPTV boxes have started to become popular.
People in the Costa del Sol are also getting their UK TV using an alternate satellite solution, the Intelsat BBC Satback system. This Intelsat BBC Satback system is not, as some conning satellite installers in the area say, from Gibraltar, is not from a satellite over Gibraltar, and has nothing to do with Gibraltar. If you hear of an installer claiming this, best avoid, as they clearly do not know what they are talking about and just trying to BS theior way to a sale of equipment, which we have heard stories of 400 euros being charged, for equipment that cost no more than 100 euros.
However reception of many Sky TV channels in southern Spain, like Sky Sports and Sky Atlantic, is easier, and requires a “small” satellite dish, may be a 90x100cm “1m” dish, or the larger 125x135cm “1.4m” satellite dish.
The map on the link below shows a reception map and the size of satellite dishes for Spain that are able to receive the main UK TV channels.
The default transponder frequency setting for Sky TV in Malaga is 11778, V, 27.5, 2/3 – Sky Default Transponder Frequency Settings
The default transponder frequency setting for Sky TV in Costa del Sol is 11778, V, 27.5, 2/3 – Sky Default Transponder Frequency Settings