Is it possible to get englsh tv without a dish?
Posted: 17 October 2008 09:05 PM  
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We have a 5 month rental property in Ontinyent (whilst we search for our permanent home) and upon arrival were informed that if we purchased a digital receiver box, (equivalent to free view i guess), that we could get BBC1,2,3,4 etc. Upon purchase of an ARIS box however, we are only able to get Spanish channels. We are reluctant to have a dish installed, since we do not intend to stay here permanently but since this is a traditional Spanish town and we are still adjusting, would REALLY love to receive even English news!! If anyone can provide advise or guidance, we would be truly grateful…..

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Posted: 17 October 2008 10:33 PM  
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only way to get live tv from the uk is via a dish you could watch via the bbc web site , http://news.bbc.co.uk/

its free and you dont kave to pay a penny .

bbc wold is on astra 19.2 east wich is used by Digial+

English specking tv via tdt.es on few free channels
need to change the audio carrie

there is website out that will cost per month but there been hit aswell as that dont have the rights to rebrodcast , realy waste off money

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Posted: 18 October 2008 12:02 AM  
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mummytl - 17 October 2008 09:05 PM

...were informed that if we purchased a digital receiver box, (equivalent to free view i guess), that we could get BBC1,2,3,4 etc. Upon purchase of an ARIS box however, we are only able to get Spanish channels.

it sounds like you bought a TDT recevier - which receives 30ish spanish channels - of which some programmes you can change the soundtrack to their origianl version - like english.
TDT is the spanish equivilent of freeview - digital television via your tv aerial.
it will not have any UK based channels on their as they are not broadcast via your tv aerial in spain - i think the nearest freeview transmitter is in the channel islands!!

mummytl - 17 October 2008 09:05 PM

that we could get BBC1,2,3,4 etc

if you want bbc1 and itv you will need a minimun of a 1.8m satellite dish - ideally a 2.4 - and a digital satellite receiver.
you will not get bbc2,3,4 , or c4 from about 6pm in the evening - as the signal is just too weak

mummytl - 17 October 2008 09:05 PM

We are reluctant to have a dish installed, since we do not intend to stay here permanently but since this is a traditional Spanish town and we are still adjusting, would REALLY love to receive even English news!! If anyone can provide advise or guidance, we would be truly grateful…..

you can get UK TV from a number of satellites with a small dish - say 80cm and a generic free to air satellte receiver..
if the dish is poining at the UK satellites you can get bbc news, sky news, cnn, bbc radios, bbc sport interactive, a few music channel and a few movie channels that show “made in american straight to dvd” movies…

if the dish is pointing towards some of the other european satellites - like astra 19east, you can get bbc world news and sky news and a few other odds and sods (german eurosport is free!)

try looking at http://www.satandpcguy.com/forum/showthread.php?55 for more information…a really useful guide for UK TV in spain.

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Posted: 18 October 2008 11:02 AM  
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Not much help but interesting - we can get ITV1 Channel Islands via our normal TV aerial…in the Marbella area!

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Posted: 18 October 2008 11:41 AM  
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shaggymon - 18 October 2008 11:02 AM

Not much help but interesting - we can get ITV1 Channel Islands via our normal TV aerial…in the Marbella area!

which means that someone is rebroadcasting it….keep it quiet…

as jurdy says there are websites that Stream UK TV, and there are sites that get you access to UK servers so you can access the Iplayers and stream directly from the broadcasters - but you pay for them - you can get access via proxy servers, but these are unreliable but do work.
alternatively
download programmes via uknova or thebox.bz
sign up for TV from telefonica - no uk channels but a good selection of channels - although most are available on TDT.

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ntv.mx - selection of UK and scandinavian channels and movies. Available online and on TV, both free and paid service.

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Posted: 17 July 2017 12:00 PM  
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Great question

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