SKY TV EUROPE
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Sky TV Cards for Expats in Europe
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How to obtain a Sky Subscription viewing card in Europe
Hundreds, if not a thousand British and American expats have asked us how they can watch Sky TV in Europe with subscription Sky Cards, Especially in Germany, Spain and Sweden with the minimum of hassle and reliability of service. And also an explanation without "any" of the confusing satellite TV jargon.
NO SATELLITE TV TECHNICAL JARGON, PLAIN ENGLISH
Here it is, on behalf of INSAT International ( Sky TV card subscription service ), a simple and easy way to watch British TV abroad, and as far as I know, quite legal. We know of no Law or government in Europe that has produced satellite broadcast legislation that specifically prevents or obstructs the subscription viewing of Sky satellite TV channels. It just does not sound right anyway that a military expat be denied viewing of British language TV. Yes of course, pirating is prohibited, we are not condoning it here, nor are we suggesting it. In fact, this is a helpful guide with no satellite jargon terms.
We won't use words here like "UCAS embedded conditional access modules", hexidecimal rubbish, legacy QUAD LNB or other satellite metaphors and terminology. Just plain English and easy to follow. If you follow our explanation, you will find that is is not necessary for you to know anything about Satellite TV. Example, if you ask a satellite engineer in Europe to erect a dish for you so that it is ready for Sky TV channels, if he then asks you what size triax, or parobolic crap/dish or LNB do you want, then you have employed the wrong man for the job. A satellite engineer need not confuse the job and turn a simple request into a gargantuan problem for the expat. It is very simple, it has been noted in the past that an enterprising satellite enthusiast picked up satellite signals with an old metal dustbin lid in the UK, yep, you too can wear a hooded white bin-liner with eyeholes, pick up a metal lid, swing it about in an imaginary arc, looking like a Russian radioactive fall-out expert, if the tin lid had sensitive signal detectors, it will register something. If you try to do it, then get a detector with a buzzing sound.
OBTAINING A SKY VIEWING CARD
A completely foolproof way is to ask INSAT Internation (Sky TV Europe) what you need from scratch and where in Europe you will reside. They will be happy to advise on the size of the dish, the make, LNB etc. In fact, they can e-mail you back with the jargon that any satellite engineer should know, even if the engineer in your country does not understand English. 1.2m dish is a universal satellite term. It means simply a 1.2 metre metal or other receptive dish for satellite signals. There is no possible way this can go wrong, only if you employ a cowboy, who may also not erect it securely and a strong blast of wind can send it flying down your street. Unimaginable horror can result. Pay a reputable company that gives a guarantee and who work according to local legislation. This does not mean that many places in Europe have fabulous local government standards that work in the interest of the consumer, like we enjoy in the UK.
OK, Here it is, How to watch Sky TV in Europe.
You can watch Sky TV in
Republic of Ireland,
Firstly, lets do away with some of the myths about viewing Sky TV in Europe. Nope! you do not need a telephone line. You do not need to reside in the UK either. And no, you do not need a credit card, you don't even need a bank account. As long as you can pay via some sort of bank transfer, you can watch Sky TV. Get Grandfather in UK to pay the company we recommend, (INSAT International) (Sky Card) or if you are self sufficient, pay for it yourself via any possible methods, if they get payment, you will watch Sky.
In fact, if you can erect a dish in the middle of a field in Germany, get electricity from the nearest pylon, and you are in possession of an active digibox married with its active card, you will get sky. Providing that is, you are in the footprint of the European signal.
HOW TO WATCH SKY TV IN EUROPE
If you are an expat living in Europe, and wish to view Sky satellite TV channels, there are several ways that you can obtain a subscription and view the channels via a Sky card subscription service provider (middleman). There are many of them around, especially on the internet and magazines etc. Some speak Spanish, some Greek and you may even come across a Chinese guy or a Swahili speaking individual who needs an interpreter. The problem is how to select a good service provider with the minimum hassle and reliability of service. How about an agent based in London with a proven track record, firm address, telephone and fax number and an internet website and have been supplying expats with uninterrupted Sky TV viewing since Sky started to broadcast. Sounds good? They are INSAT International and I recommend them. You can find their website at sky-cards (Sky Card)
A good sized dish to pick up Sky TV in Europe. Astra footprint.
Quad LNB suitable for use with a Sky Digibox such as Pace, Panasonic, Sony and Grundig.
Dish, LNB, Coax Cable
Firstly, you need to set up a reasonable sized dish to receive signals from the Astra satellite footprint in Europe. On this subject, you can get a local satellite engineer to install an appropriate dish simply by asking to point a dish that gets a strong signal from Astra satellites. If the engineer asks what size dish is needed, then get another satellite engineer. Make sure that good quality coax is used and is a single piece ending up with yards to spare by your TV in your living room.
It is possible to just about get the Astra satellite signal in remote places such as Israel, though the size of the dish needed may cast a gigantic shadow across half of the village and the unfortunate plants under it can no longer utilize photo synthesis. Such a monster, mother of all satellite dishes, at 4.5 metres would be needed. However, if you are in say, Germany, with a more reasonable sized dish erected and pointing to Astra, you are half way there.
Sky Plus Digibox
Obtaining a Sky Viewing Card and Digibox
Due to the licensing arrangements between Sky and Hollywood, Sky can only be subscribed to by UK residents. Residents of other countries will therefore need to subscribe for a Sky Card via other channels who arrange subscriptions using ad***sses in the UK. If you understand what I mean. And yes, there are sky card pirates as well, but this page is not for condoning or warning about the subject, its about how you can view Sky legitimately with a Sky Subscription Viewing Card. So far so good, all that now remains is to find a competent middleman who will remove all of the hassle from your shoulders and supply you with the rest of the equipment needed. An active Sky viewing card that is married to an activated Sky Digibox. Hopefully, ready to plug in and play. Again, I recommend INSAT International at sky cards europe They will do the job for you by supplying you with a digibox if needed, a Sky viewing card, methods of payment etc. Make sure they are INSAT, because many have tried to emulate them, their name and internet address name as well. So make sure of thr url above. The safest way is to click the above link.
Sky Cards Sky satellite TV subscription services for expats in Europe.
There you have it, if you then want to become a more sophisticated Sky fan, then you can get into DIGIDAILERS, 2 receivers etc etc etc. Record one channel whilst watching another, book movies and all the rest of the possibilities.
You can watch sky TV and free radio channels if you live near these points in Europe:
ASTRA 2A 2B SOUTH BEAM
Watch Sky Digital Satellite TV in Europe
Sky Plus Digibox
Quad LNB. Watch one Sky TV Channel in Europe and record another.
Sky Viewing Card Europe
Satellite Dish to pick up Astra Footprint satellite signals for Sky TV Europe.
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