How to receive SKY TV Outside the UK?

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My cousin lives in France (he is retired and moved there last month) and has been told by SKY he cannot subscribe to SKY there as he is
outside the UK. He plans a second holiday home in Spain.
However people living in the Republicof Ireland (also an EU Member State) can subscribe.
I thought the EU had brought in a directive that an EU Citizen can subscribe to Sattv from his home Country whilst living
in ANY EU Member State.
What about all the Brits now living in Spain, why cannot they subscribe to SKY also?
SKY say they are just following the rules.
??
Carole.
 

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Sky UK are only licenced to transmit to the UK & Ireland. Of course Sky know very well their cards are used outside the UK, but as long as nothing is ever said they arent bothered as its extra revenue.

All your cousin needs to do is subscribe via a UK based address, by asking for a "second hand box" contract, and supply the equipment himself.

And never ever let slip that to Sky hes outside the UK or else his account will be terminated immediately.
 

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Because the issue is greatly clouded by Copyright and other issues.

It really is a long and involved tale.

Suffice it to say that there are many ways in which people manage to obtain Subscriptions eg via Use of a UK address, through dodgy "resellers" etc.


Edit: I do wish a certain person would dip his fingers in treacle now and again!
 

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What the **** with this SKy they are moving and moving to UK beam channels which are avaiable for europe are gowin down and moving to UK beam.


Now what with UK ppl which are living outside UK and paying official sub but dont have no signal from UK?
 

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Big-Apple said:
What the **** with this SKy they are moving and moving to UK beam channels which are avaiable for europe are gowin down and moving to UK beam.


Now what with UK ppl which are living outside UK and paying official sub but dont have no signal from UK?
Its extremely unlikely Sky will move their pay channels to the uk spotbeam. Its only going to be the uk psb family of channels.

If anyone loses to many channels due to unfavourable beam shapes then they do what every other customer does when their pay tv provider doesnt provide the service they desire - they cancel and either do without, or find an alternative
 

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dont forget its SKY over 10 mln subscribers some time ago Indian channel NDTV24 was moved again from UK to pan europe beam anyway such channel should be FTA

again next Indian channel HD moved to UK beam called Star Plus while SD version left

E!HD also UK only

installing over 200cm dish is not only extreme but not safe when u have extreme weather condition which can simply cut out such dish and will be flying and can hit other house + devastations.
 

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Many of those alleged 10m Subscribers actually watch little more than FTA Channels anyway - they have been brainwashed.
 

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Big-Apple said:
dont forget its SKY over 10 mln subscribers some time ago Indian channel NDTV24 was moved again from UK to pan europe beam anyway such channel should be FTA

again next Indian channel HD moved to UK beam called Star Plus while SD version left

E!HD also UK only

installing over 200cm dish is not only extreme but not safe when u have extreme weather condition which can simply cut out such dish and will be flying and can hit other house + devastations.
WHY should it be fta??? Encrypted channels get a cut of the subscription revenue from Sky - handy money in the current difficult trading conditions.

We think they get a few pence per subscriber - thats not peanuts with 10 million pluss active subs.

AT the end of the day any subscriber that thinks SKy isnt value for money should cease their sub immediately.
 

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Sky UK are only licenced to transmit to the UK & Ireland. Of course Sky know very well their cards are used outside the UK, but as long as nothing is ever said they arent bothered as its extra revenue.


That should change and I'm not talking only about sky uk everyone should be allowed to watch his own dth from his own country all over Europe !
 

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I agree with Analoguesat when he says that anyone who feels they are not obtaining value for money from Sky is free not to subscribe.

I live in quite a big expat community and I don't know one single person who subscribes to Sky. The general feeling is that Sky do not offer value for money bearing in mind what else is available in the marketplace. A lot of of Skys income is driven via football, which you can get here from French and German providers at a much lower price. Things like movies are available from all providers in their original language, as are the big US series and sitcoms. Once you remove those things from the equation the argument for subscribing to Sky is difficult to justify, especially bearing in mind the cost. In fact I can't see any reason why someone in mainland Europe should subscribe to Sky.

I would add I do know quite a few people who pickup FTA channels from the UK, though it's not a large percentage. Some of these things may be demographic and cultural, here in Strasbourg the expat community cannot survive without being integrated into the local community, we are too small. This isn't the case in expat communities in spain, canary islands, cyprus etc
 

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Steve Stras said:
I live in quite a big expat community and I don't know one single person who subscribes to Sky. The general feeling is that Sky do not offer value for money bearing in mind what else is available in the marketplace. A lot of of Skys income is driven via
I'd like to be able to watch test cricket - hard to find on French TV :) But I can't justify the cost of a Sky subscription just to watch a few England matches per year.
 

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That's a fair point about the cricket, I've never found sat coverage other than Sky and highligts on FTA. I normally watch on a stream, last weekend I was up at 4.30 each morning for the India test. My other half (who's not a Brit) is genuinely mystified, like most of the French population, by cricket. You can just imagine her reaction at the alarm going off at 4.30am on consecutive weekend mornings because of this 'utterly pointless game'....
 

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Steve Stras said:
That's a fair point about the cricket, I've never found sat coverage other than Sky and highligts on FTA. I normally watch on a stream, last weekend I was up at 4.30 each morning for the India test. My other half (who's not a Brit) is genuinely mystified, like most of the French population, by cricket. You can just imagine her reaction at the alarm going off at 4.30am on consecutive weekend mornings because of this 'utterly pointless game'....
That's pretty much how my wife describes it :) I've tried telling her that our daughter will be the first great French fast bowler.... Streaming isn't really an option where we are - we're a bit out in the sticks and we're a fair distance from the exchange; our ADSL is thus limited to a measly 1Mbps. Youtube, for instance, has a nasty habit of pausing frequently unless I set it to a nearly unwatchable resolution or it's a cartoon.

At the moment I'm half watching Wales vs Australia on BBC 1 and bemoaning the fact that it isn't England vs New Zealand (although it might be a good thing that I can't see that, to be honest :) ).
 

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hairybadger said:
At the moment I'm half watching Wales vs Australia on BBC 1 and bemoaning the fact that it isn't England vs New Zealand (although it might be a good thing that I can't see that, to be honest :) ).


12-Nil to England!
 

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12-Nil to England!
grrrr.... watching the score. Looks like it must be a cracking match!
 

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It's a fabulous Match ..............

35-14 to Eng.
 

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I think we were due a result in the Rugby !

We have a cricket club here in Strasbourg, though we play in Kehl which is just over the border in Germany. I would describe us more as social sportsmen, which bascially means none of us really have any talent. Though we do have a bar within close proximty of our pitch, whilst this is good we have noticed that many of our batsmen have real difficulty 'seeing' the ball after 3pm. We think this may be a problem with the light....
 

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now Channel 4 HD moved to uk beam :(
 
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