Dear Valued Client.
Given the issue of high internet bandwidth requirement for IPTV, it is clear that many UK expats will find themselves with poor and unreliable TV.
Especially those with wifi or non landline connections.
It may also be an issue for those with good ADSL connections if the providers cannot keep up with the high demand IPTV in its various guises.
There is another option. It is well known that for some time, BBC, ITV and C4 have been broadcasting live channels on Intelsat 27 degrees west.
These channels are broadcast in full HD as well as SD and currently there are a range of BBC radio stations too.
This service often referred to as "Sat Back" This serves as a back up transmission for the UK digital terrestrial or free view masts in the UK.
This service is not intended for public viewing.
The signals are transmitted in an unusual symbol rate and are also encrypted.
However, there are certain consumer grade Satellite set top boxes that are capable of receiving these stations.
The encryption method used is known as BISS. This is a relatively weak form of encryption and in the past, when the codes or ‘key’ has been changed, it has been just a matter of hours / days, before the new ‘key’ publicized.
The down side is that although it is currently possible to view and decrypt these channels, it is quite possible that at some point in the future, they will change the encryption type. This could mean they are never available, or that it could take sometime before the codes are available.
Another issue is the legality of such system.
Although the purchase of said receiver is perfectly legal, the method of ‘cracking’ the encryption isn’t. fortunately, this is done by some unknown people who happily share this information.
There are of course legal issues with any method including all IPTV services. Some of which are questionable and others down right illegal.
So given the nature of this solution, it would not be wise to invest in a system that could have a relative short life span.
There is another option.
Rent the equipment required on a \'no contract\' basis. You would require a dish of approx. 1m. Most people here in the CDS already have a perfectly suitable dish.
This would need to be repositioned to point 27 degrees west of south.
Once you have the dish set up, you can then rent the special Satellite box for a monthly cost of just € 14,95 vat incl.
This includes regular updates and support to maintain this service for as long as we possibly can.
This service has zero requirement of internet. So its perfect for those living in areas with poor or saturated internet connections. Or those wishing to use a more reliable medium for TV broadcasting.
BBC One BBC Two CBBC BBC Three CBeebies UK BBC Four BBC News BBC Parliament BBC Red Button 1 BBC One Wales BBC One Scotland BBC One Northern Ireland BBC Two HD ITV London HD Channel 4 UK HD BBC One HD BBC Three HD CBeebies UK HD BBC Radio 1 BBC Radio 2 BBC Radio 3 BBC Radio 4 FM BBC Radio 5 Live BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra BBC 6 Music BBC Radio 4 Extra BBC 1Xtra BBC Asian Network BBC World Service UK
Pricing: Per month box rental €14,95 vat incl. (Full HD.1080P decoder box )
One off cost to move dish and install the decoder box only €99 approx vat incl. (up to 15 km from Almuñecar call out included)
If you wish to keep your existing dish for Sky services or the remaining services on Astra28.2. we can supply and install a new 80cm dish for € 199 vat incl.
Payment terms: Monthly rental via PayPal, (account required but free and simple to set up) Install/ dish move payable to the installer on the day. No deposit taken for the box.