First trip to Spain and wondering how to get UK tv. Got Avtex tv which mentions tuning in satellite? (1 Viewer)

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First trip to Spain. Have avtex tv and mentions tuning in satellite tv but we not getting any uk stations. Can’t see a satellite dish so do we now need to buy one to get uk tv programmes. Seems a stupid question but we really don’t know what we are doing. Newbies.
 

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It seems you need a BIG dish to receive UK TV any further south then the Spanish border. The UK satellite doesn't cover that region.
 
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You can get Astra 2 with a very limited number of English stations but that is all I have been able to get. So enjoy the sunshine, sea and anything else available.
 
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Just get a decent amount of data on your phone and tether to that if you want to watch TV. Have occasionally watched Netflix abroad. You may need to use a VPN for BBC etc.
 
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I have tried VPN but this now still does not get me through as I understand BBC and itv are aware that people have been doing this. I did wonder whether I could subscribe to itv hub and whether I could then watch uk tv programmes in Spain but don’t want to join and find I can’t. Thank you all of you for your suggestions.
 
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I have tried VPN but this now still does not get me through as I understand BBC and itv are aware that people have been doing this. I did wonder whether I could subscribe to itv hub and whether I could then watch uk tv programmes in Spain but don’t want to join and find I can’t. Thank you all of you for your suggestions.

If you use a UK based sim there is no need for a VPN, obviously need a lot of data though, we can watch about 2 hours a day, a few hours radio and general browsing, banking etc using around 60gb a month.
 
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So this seems to be the way forward increase my data on my phone contract which I can do. Will have a look and see what package I can get. Thank you.

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Hi we are in Javea Costa Blanca and we have a 1.4m dish, but you can get UK tv in this area on the European beam Astra 2 with a 85cm dish, but struggle with the main BBC itv and so on, but not impossible, but you will find things to watch in English. (y) Bob.

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We’re watching through a 2mtr dish on top of the toilet block and a decoder box pointed at the Gibraltar satellite, not sure how keep that going when we set off later this month....... a longer piece of coax perhaps (n)
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We're off to Spain in a couple of weeks, and the motorhome TV will not be going. Simple!

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We re not bothered about general TV but like to get UK news and F1/football If you choose astra 1 you can get world news, SKY news and France 24, and football and F1 just about anywhere on RTL if you dont mind only having commentary in German - they are visual sports afterall. You do need a dish though, tripod one from local shop?
 
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