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Lazer - UK TV channels and more

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Lazer - UK TV channels and more

Post Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:19 am

Can anyone please explain how Lazer (a Company in Quinta do Lago) are supplying TV channels that include BBC and ITV to homes in the Algarve?

Where are they getting their signal from?

Satellite? If so which one?
Internet? and then by cable to each individual home?
Retransmitting from a UK based system?

I've tried to look on their web site but it is not informative.

Anyone of you teccies know please?
Anyone with personal experience?


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Re: Lazer - UK TV channels and more

Post Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:20 pm

Are they beaming it down from the North? as someone said Val de Lobo where doing

 

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Re: Lazer - UK TV channels and more

Post Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:01 pm

I have heard that it is possible to receive UK TV channels from the British Forces network in Germany, however, the access code is changed periodically, so the provider of the receiver will charge for this service. So far, I have been unable to find out which company is providing this service but will post details when I do.

 

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Re: Lazer - UK TV channels and more

Post Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:02 pm

We asked at Four Seasons how they were getting it and it is, indeed from the North. Then, it is distributed by cable. Some friends in Vale do Garrao had this system installed a few years ago.

 

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Re: Lazer - UK TV channels and more

Post Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:54 pm

We asked at Four Seasons how they were getting it and it is, indeed from the North.



But, how do they receive it in the North of Portugal? Satellite? If so, is it possible to receive Sky in the North with BBC1 and ITV? I did see it at Four Seasons but the quality wasn't good. Maybe though it was the TV rather than the signal quality.


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Re: Lazer - UK TV channels and more

Post Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:08 pm

It's reported Val de Lobo have a large dish in the North the signal is then beamed/transferred to Algarve and then distributed by generally cable, presumably Lazer same

Lots of Northern Portugal still get all freesat, FTA & Sky with no problems

 

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Re: Lazer - UK TV channels and more

Post Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:32 pm

Four Seasons say it comes by cable from the north but I'm not convinced that is right - I'm coming out at the weekend so if I go down there I will ask again and report back!

 

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