"Legal Freeview for Expats"????

woborny

woborny

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Gandia, 70kms south of Valencia, Spain
According to satcures blog for this month:

"You will soon be able to watch Freeview channels wherever you can get an Internet connection to your laptop, iPad, iPod-touch, iPhone etc. Connect to your TV then sit back and watch.
The first system that allows you to watch Freeview legally* outside the UK.
*Provided you have a UK TV licence."

Anyone any idea if this is an official Freeview / UK Broadcasters system, or some other thirds party offering...?
 
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Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
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North York Moors
Here is the current Licence wording that might be relevant


What is a TV Licence needed for?
  • To use any TV equipment to watch or record TV programmes as they are being shown on television.
  • This includes watching or recording streamed services and satellite TV broadcast from outside the UK. If you only watch on-demand services, then you don't need a licence
(Taken from http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/terms-and-conditions-top11/)


The cynic in me suspects that Satcure's interpretation of what is "Legal" may turn out to be different from what their Lordships intended. That said, Lord Sugar (!) also made similar pronouncements recently, but I'm blowed if I can find them.
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
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Lazarus

Lazarus

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That's the chap (Different source, but no doubt a widely syndicated Article) ;)
 
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Agorima

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San Cipirello, Sicily
Installing Expat Shield and using it to watch the UK channels it's free :)
 
hairybadger

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see sig
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near Geneva, Haute-Savoie, France
Here is the current Licence wording that might be relevant
What is a TV Licence needed for?
  • To use any TV equipment to watch or record TV programmes as they are being shown on television.
  • This includes watching or recording streamed services and satellite TV broadcast from outside the UK. If you only watch on-demand services, then you don't need a licence
(Taken from http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/terms-and-conditions-top11/)
It also says (same source http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/terms-and-conditions-top11/):

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms.......

I doubt that any license requirement is enforceable overseas: for example I (as well as all French residents - it's pretty much inescapable) already have the necessary license to view TV in France.

I stand open to correction :)
 
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