New BBC Satellite Service for Europe

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  1. Jim

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    I think that motorhomefun are first to break the news about a new BBC partnership that will see all your favourite BBC programs broadcast all over Europe and beyond. It's a subscription service and its presently limited to some KVH, Megasat and Travelvistion systems. For those Eastenders addicts, this might be just the tonic More details here> Talk Motorhomes Magazine
     
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  2. Phill D

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    £15 a month is a bit steep! :Eeek:

    i assume its encrypted so needs a decoder box, i thought the systems mentioned in the article were for receiving free sat channels. but, happy to be shown otherwise.

    a good idea to make it legal and available i just question the cost for limited program access
     
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    If you can buy it by the month it is worth considering but I wonder if they will be the new programmes - or will it be like so many satellite channels in the UK and be repeats from long ago? Some of which are worth watching and we do - must have seen Tony Robinson's Digs a hundred times now!

    Can't say I understand the dish requirements but no doubt someone will explain in due course.
     
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    £180 per year. :Rofl1: For the BBC. :Rofl1: :Rofl1: Thanks, I will go without. :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Many people will. It is a solution for some.


    Many people don't realise that they are breaking the law watching TV in their Motorhomes and caravans illegally, as they should have a licence for their vans.


    We should go online and sign a declaration that no one at the house where the licence is held, is simultaneously viewing as those in the van. So anyone with kids at home is breaking the law!
     
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    I suspect it will be of interest to people that live outside of the UK, not motorhome travellers.
     
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    glad we dont have kids to leave at home ( got their own )..... for more reasons than TV license :Blush:
     
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    I disagree, many people enjoy their TV and will see three pounds a week as chicken feed.

    In the same way that a smoker on 20 plus a day thinks nothing of spending £70 a week. Different folks, different strokes
     
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    I'm fairly confident of getting ASTRA2E once I get on my travels again in seven weeks and two days, but will report back. I'm trying a few things whilst on tour.

    As for this service, if it could be for a month only, I'd probably do it if all other options fail.

    Russell
     
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    This could be via monthly as they have just done with the new Euro BBC Iplayer launched recently, this would make sense.

    On Astra 2 we get the BBC here but I guess that's it's normal satellite ?

    Why not just use the internet based services ? although that does assume a good wifi connection.
     
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    Doesn't include Oyster 85 cm dishes and our sat box is a Micron even though we had requested an Oyster sat system from the dealer!
     
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    BBC Entertainment has been around for years - it is not new.
    It is designed for Expats.

    It is on 9 east (IIRC).

    The subscription direct from BBC Enterianment is a lot cheaper - assuming you have a compatible receiver...

    FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE IS: £138.00
    (Annual Subscription is £85 + Smart Card Administration Fee of £30 + UK Value Added Tax at 20%)
     
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    I think whats new is the agreement that CA Clase have struck with the BBC allowing them to sell subscriptions to UK customers for BBC E via mobile sat receivers for motorhomes and boats.
     
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    Can a UK resident buy it direct?

    As far as I'm aware it has to be tied to a particular address and the address cannot be in the UK. So this new agreement with the BBC will allow them to sell to UK customers for mobile installations. But I'm not 100% sure. I just saw a press release from the NEC show and have no connection with the company at all, I'll call them tomorrow though:thumb:
     
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    The one we have is a BBC Iplayer App from the iTunes store, think it was launched about a year or so ago. It's quite convenient on an iPad although it's no replacement for a regular tv service if you want to follow specific programs.
     
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    you just hit the nail on the head......

    Some of the programmes found on this channel include:

    Absolutely Fabulous
    Blackadder
    Call The Midwife
    Doctor Who
    Eastenders
    Faulty Towers
    Gavin & Stacey
    Hustle
    Inspector Lynley Mysteries
    Jam & Jerusalem
    Keeping Up Appearances
    Lark Rise To Candleford
    My Family
    New Tricks
    One Foot In The Grave
    Penelope K, by the way
    The Diamond Queen
    Robin Hood
    Strictly Come Dancing
    The Royale Family
    Unforgiven
    Vicar Of Dibley
    Waking The Dead
    Extras
    Drop Zone
     
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    not according to this ;
    Motorhomes and Touring Caravans
    Touring caravans used for touring from place to place and motor vehicles do not need a separate TV Licence providing a licence is held at your main address.
    taken from here ; http://www.motorhoming.com/nicetoknow/523-tv-licensing-for-motorhomes

    After originally being told by the TV license people that I needed one years ago I paid up but later came across a clause on their own website more or less stating as above, after pointing it out to them they sent me a full refund.
     
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    seems you need a licence for your van if you have people at home watching your regular TV, no if you don;t http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ30
     
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    Well at least someone in the trade is bring proactive to help the majority of people who want some English TV when touring around.

    Not every one has the time, skills set or inclination to "tweak this" or "download that" to achieve what they want.

    It will be interesting to see how it pans out, but at least one supplier is trying to improve things.
     
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