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I have taken these to Spain before so the my better half (and me to a lesser degree) could keep up with soaps etc. Given that UK terrestrial stations now gone what other UK channels are available over there?

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where in spain are you thinking of going to. It will make a big difference to your reception.

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Unless you are talking Catalonia where you might, In my opinion its a no, have not got a signal for the terrestrial channels in Southern Spain or Portugal for a coiple of years now, this year even hooked up to a 1. 8 dish in the Algarve failed

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There are quite a few English speaking channels available to view.

Anyone remember the guy with the Afro haircut called Ross who did paintings in the 1980's of forests, mountains etc.

We watched him in Spain this April. Ross is long dead, but his painting progs live on.

 

It kept me and the wife occupied for a full 2 minutes. Other programmes available to watch weren't so rivetting :)

 

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Costa Blanca area around Benidorm and a bit further North still a relative hot spot, after the changes to the Satellite footprint using an 85 cm automatic dish with Autoskew BBC and some ITV regions were still receivable along with a multitude of SKY channels although using a manual dish you would need to be precise with your alignment and adjust your skew

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We will be close to French border on Bay of Roses but it seems even if get a signal there's nowt to watch so madam will have to be content with Dvd's and films I have on hard drive. Only problem is that the films are my kind of thing (sci-fi etc) which she is not fond of. Still, it will be better I think as I might persuade her to socialise a bit more.

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There is a blind spot at Barcelona,but I am not sure how far east towards the French border this goes.

 

The best idea is to take her to the local bar every night. She will soon forget the t/v. :D:D;)

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Hi - you will at least get the channels that are boradcast on the Pan Euro beam - so Heart FM, various local radio stations, SKY news, Challenge etc, bits like that. If you have a SKY box, your paid for SKY channels will be there too.

 

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There are quite a few English speaking channels available to view.

Anyone remember the guy with the Afro haircut called Ross who did paintings in the 1980's of forests, mountains etc.

We watched him in Spain this April. Ross is long dead, but his painting progs live on.

 

It kept me and the wife occupied for a full 2 minutes. Other programmes available to watch weren't so rivetting :)

 

Take plenty of books!

 

The Joy of Painting ! Hilarious ! :lol:

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There are quite a few English speaking channels available to view.

Anyone remember the guy with the Afro haircut called Ross who did paintings in the 1980's of forests, mountains etc.

We watched him in Spain this April. Ross is long dead, but his painting progs live on.

 

It kept me and the wife occupied for a full 2 minutes. Other programmes available to watch weren't so rivetting :)

 

Take plenty of books!

And don,t forget your crayons. :D;):D

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There is a blind spot at Barcelona,but I am not sure how far east towards the French border this goes.

 

The best idea is to take her to the local bar every night. She will soon forget the t/v. :D:D;)

She doesn't drink either :(

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oooooh,so much to teach her.& all on one holiday. ;):P:D

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We stopped bothering with UKTV in Spain a couple of years ago. I sold all the satellite stuff, and I'm glad to see it gone as it was always in the way whether at home or camping. The TV programs were becoming worse and worse in our opinion, and we rarely found any television programs worth watching. We now take some 4GB memory sticks with plenty of recorded films and stuff, a music collection on the Android, and the laptop for radio programs. Add to this Rummikubs, Scrabble, UNO, playing cards and donkeys, and a shed load of books on the Kindle. Occasionally we talk to each other ! Soaps? Naaaaagh. :lol:

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If you can find a site with decent wifi then Filmon app is an answer. It will give you all English channels and hundreds of others

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If you can find a site with decent wifi then Filmon app is an answer. It will give you all English channels and hundreds of others

Dave

This is a new app to me but will do a bit of research on it, cheers. If not this way then we are in for an interesting time as we might have to talk to each other!!

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This is a new app to me but will do a bit of research on it, cheers. If not this way then we are in for an interesting time as we might have to talk to each other!!

 

If you can find a site with decent wifi then Filmon app is an answer. It will give you all English channels and hundreds of others

Dave

Dave, when you say decent wiffi what is required to watch say an hour of TV. Can it be done on a slow connection or does it need super fast? Most site as I recall provide a relatively poor speed of service.

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If you can find a site with decent wifi then Filmon app is an answer. It will give you all English channels and hundreds of others

Dave

 

Will Filmon show UK channels outside the UK?

 

One of the problems of using the Interweb outside the UK is that, for instance, when you go to bbc. co. uk you are automatically rerouted to bbc. com which will not give you access to many of the UK pages nor any UK TV (live or catch-up) although you might get BBC World TV (which repeats every 15 minutes!) Using a proxy server when set up correctly deceives the site you are accessing into thinking you are in the UK. I found a free UK proxy server, routed through that and was able to use iPlayer without problem. Having said that you will need a fairly fast feed - probably north of 2Mb - or you will get a lot of buffering and many sites (especially in Spain from what I hear) will struggle to get anywhere near that even if you are the only user on the system.

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Dave, when you say decent wiffi what is required to watch say an hour of TV. Can it be done on a slow connection or does it need super fast? Most site as I recall provide a relatively poor speed of service.

Filmon can be used anywhere in the world without problem, I've found that it needs a minimum 2Mb and it very reliable.

You can also wifi the pictures to your TV if it's compatible. For an additional fee you can watch films and also record program's.

Regards

Dave

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