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Offline keitht

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British TV
« on: September 11, 2008 »
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  • I know you need a min 3 metre dish to receive BBC1,ITV etc.
    Don't have the space for one of these (and don't want to upset the neighbours!).
    Does anyone subscibe to the service which receives a signal from Gomera via an aerial?



    tanemera

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    « Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008 »
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  • Yes, we have the box and small aerial that provides BBC 1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and a couple of sports channels.  Reliability is better now than it used to be and all channels are duplicated, so if one lot goes down the other usually works OK.  On this basis, I think it's worth having.  Signal strength varies enormously over a few metres, so you may or may not be able to receive this service.  CSTI are the providers, altough some other companies seem to act as their agents.

    orange

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    « Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008 »
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  • Depending on the price - if you have Broadband. Sling Catcher could be
    used and a source rented from the UK or a relative in the UK has
    a Sling box that you can use remotely.

    In the near future more TV will delivered via Broadband then via Transmission.

    Hence the reason why Sky got involved with BB.

    Any channel anywhere as long as you have BB and any necessary subscription.




    Offline Mr Max

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    « Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008 »
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  • Except that they all use IP address checking to only allow access inside the UK, or the country of origin.  Proxy servers are usually too slow to allow streaming to work.

    Offline keitht

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    Re: British TV
    « Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008 »
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  • Many thanks to Juan for this information.
    Could you possibly (if allowed by the message board) let me have details of who to contact for this service.

    Offline Mr Max

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  • You'll be bloomin lucky on this board!! Google CSTI Tenerife and you'll find everything you need!

     

    orange

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    « Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008 »
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  • Now Now Mr Max.

    The IP address restrictions do not apply to Sling Boxes as you
    are taking the source direct from either built in freeview or
    Sky+ etc.

    Home Servers are also getting popular - you could go
    via either that or a paid service.

    The BBC are supposed to be working on a system of access
    for TV Licence Holders via the Net in any location.

    TV Licence or TV Tax is not cheap and the minimum you
    could get a refund for if out of the Country is an unused
    complete quarter of the 12 month licence.

    Nothing like making it difficult to impossible to get any refund...

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  • Many thanks to Juan for this information.
    Could you possibly (if allowed by the message board) let me have details of who to contact for this service.


    I've sent you a PM.

    No point in posting details on here as the narrow minded moderators will only delete them.

    Offline Mr Max

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  • Now Now Mr Max.

    The IP address restrictions do not apply to Sling Boxes as you
    are taking the source direct from either built in freeview or
    Sky+ etc.

    Home Servers are also getting popular - you could go
    via either that or a paid service.

    The BBC are supposed to be working on a system of access
    for TV Licence Holders via the Net in any location.

    TV Licence or TV Tax is not cheap and the minimum you
    could get a refund for if out of the Country is an unused
    complete quarter of the 12 month licence.

    Nothing like making it difficult to impossible to get any refund...

    The thing is though, a sling box is only useful if you have somebody in the UK prepared to allow you to access their broadband connection and use up a good chunk of their bandwidth.  For most of us that live here it is not an option.

    Refunds on TV licences are not an option either as we don't have licences here.

    If you want BBC/ITV with any level of reliability then you are in the hands of those naughty chaps who provide it through aerials from Gomera or Guaza..... or have your own 3m dish installed somewhere it doesnt block out the sun - which is actually the whole point of being here...
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    tanemera

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    « Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008 »
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  • Hope you received the details for CSTI OK, Keith.  If not, send me a private e-mail and I will let you know.  Juan.

    borris

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    « Reply #10 on: September 15, 2008 »
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  • been back in old blighty for a while and only just caught up with this, the problem is that the bradcasters and the producers have to get together and decide how they are going to sort out media sales. if canal + buy the rights for a film or a series to broadcast to Spain then they don't want you to see it from anywhere else, and the uk bradcasters must do all they can to keep the programs in their permitted area. Mr max is right about proxy servers but it's the only way round the current regulations. sling box does work but you are restricted by the upload speed at the uk end. sad to say there are only two companies who can help with the naughty systems, and Custom built computers in El Varadero have solid information on proxies and how to set them up.