Satellite TV in Spain, Freesat TV in Spain, Sky TV in Spain
UK Satellite TV is available in Spain, although this does depend where you are in Spain, the size of your satellite dish, and which satellite TV channels you want to watch!
To receive UK Satellite TV in Spain you require a satellite dish, aligned to
the UK TV Astra 2 group of satellites at 28 east, and a satellite receiver (a Freesat set top box, a Sky Digibox, or a “generic” satellite receiver).
Many UK TV channels are available subscription free on satellite. Channels like BBC ITV Channel Four and Channel Five are all available without any form of subscription or viewing card.
However, if you want to watch the Sky pay channels, then you will require a Sky Digibox and a Sky card with a monthly Sky Subscription.
Freesat in Spain
UK Freesat and Freesat set top boxes allow you to receive and watch the main UK TV channels, including BBC ITV Channel Four and Channel Five, with no subscription or viewing card.
There are over 125 subscription free UK TV channels available on Freesat. There are also 11 subscription free HD TV channels on Freesat HD.
Sky TV in Spain
Sky TV and Sky Digiboxes allow you to receive and watch non-subscription and subscription UK TV channels. No subscription is required for the main UK TV channels, including BBC ITV Channel Four and Channel Five. But for pay tv channels like Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Dave, Discovery, National Geographic, Sky Sport, Sky Movies, then a Sky viewing card and a Sky subscription is required.
Intelsat 907 – BBC SATBACK system
In areas of Spain like the Costa del Sol that are unable to receive the main UK TV channels like BBC ITV and Channel Four without using a giant 5m+ satellite dish, people have been looking for alternate ways to receive their UK TV. One method being used is the Intelsat 907 BBC SATBACK system.
The best satellites in Spain for UK TV are the Astra 2 UK TV satellites located at 28 degrees east of south. Some areas of Spain cannot receive the UK TV channels they want using these satellites, so alternate methods for UK TV in Spain are required, such as IPTV Spain – UK TV via internet , or via the Intelsat 907 satellite system.
Choosing a satellite Installer
Finding a satellite installer in Spain should not be such a problem, but choosing the right satellite installer can be.