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english speaking tv channels

On the Algarve forums I have read several posts referring to a "satellite switch off" which has left the area without English speaking tv channels. The posters have said that this will affect the whole of Spain and Portugal and I wondered if this was correct. Have any of the regulars heard anything about this? I don't watch a lot of tv when on holiday but it is nice to catch the news.

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Hey Angie

There is a thread running over on the Nerja Forum here: tripadvisor.co.uk/…55474375

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The information is correct, all BBC, ITV, 4 and 5 channels are no longer available by satellite. The only way to get these channels is by internet TV. At the moment Sky channels are unaffected so you should be able to receive Sky News, CNN etc.

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Some apt blocks in Benalmadena are still picking up ITV2..x

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I may be wrong Rosie, but I think that's only with a paid Sky subscription

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Thanks for all the replies. I imagine there will be a few disappointed holidaymakers when they discover they can't get Corrie in the bars anymore.

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The only ITV channels which can be received are ITV 2,3,4 in HD as part of the Sky HD pack.

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Sorry yes Itv 2,3 & 4 are only with Sky Package.x

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Do hotels subscribe to a Sky package ?

I read that the Riviera hotel had more English speaking channels since the reopening after refurbishment than before.

Edited: 04 March 2014, 23:04
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cnn bbcworld news ,and pick tv on only last week in torremolinos so u should be ok ,

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My parents gave had IPTV installed and it seems to work quite well. It gives all the UK and Irish channels along with film channels and on demand services too. €20 pcm