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Satellite TV

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Greece or the Greek Islands (Crete, Corfu, etc.)
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Satellite TV

Post Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:04 am

Since it was empty, I thought I'd post a topic.

You can receive UK satellite TV in Greece and the Greek islands. Many Sky channels can be received with a small-ish dish - about 1.5m in diameter. But, to receive BBC and ITV you'll probably need a huge dish of 3 metres or more. You need no subscription card for the BBC channels and many other channels are also "Free To Air", such as Sky News, various shopping channels and travel channels. For ITV, ITV2, CH4 and FIVE (and sky channels) you'll need a viewing card and a Sky Digibox - new or used. More details on my web site (I don't supply cards!)



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Re: Satellite TV

Post Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:54 pm

Could anyone tell me of any satellite dish installers in Athens so I can get British TV?


Re: Satellite TV

Post Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:16 pm

Hi and welcome to expatfocus.
I don`t personally know Athens well, as I live up in Thessaloniki.
You could try looking in the golden pages, Athens News or www.greeceishome.gr at least its a good place to start.
Do you already have your dish, did you bring it over from England?
Did you already check out what it says on the above web site for satellite dishes?
All the best, hope you get it sorted.


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Re: Satellite TV

Post Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:23 pm

I believe that even a 3m dish won't get BBC or ITV now.




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Re: Satellite TV

Post Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:14 pm

hi there do keep eye out here will but posting up new think that let you get
To see footprints of the other ASTRA satellites main 28east and 23east(german channels)


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