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Receiving German television in the UK

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Receiving German television in the UK

Though I realise this question is related to the UK, I believe it is better placed in the German forum as there are likely to be a higher number of people able to answer this question here.

I want to be able to receive German television stations from my home near Bath, England. My research suggests that I need a satellite dish pointing at in the direction of 19.2 degrees east.

Is an ordinary Sky dish appropriate or do I need a specific type of dish?

Does anyone know of a company in the UK which provides this service?

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

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1. Re: Receiving German television in the UK

We used to live near Exeter & had a 60cm dish which gave us perfect reception even in bad weather of German channels. My husband set it up to point 19.2 degrees east. So you should be fine with a standard sky dish.

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2. Re: Receiving German television in the UK

Yep, the largest selection is from Astra http://www.lyngsat.com/astra19.html a std dish is fine. Naturally you'll need a sat receiver as well.

Edited: 10 November 2011, 22:46
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3. Re: Receiving German television in the UK

You can use an ordinary Sky dish, but in that case you can't use it to receiveve the Sky channels anymore.

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From Bath, your dish should be pointing in the south-east direction

Edited: 11 November 2011, 08:10
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