Having met some amazing couples on my travels installing satellites, I am aware that not everyone wants just Spanish channels. I have been asked for Greek and Spainish, French and Spanish, German and Spanish, Dutch and Spanish….. and the list grows every day.
If you would like a quote for satellite tv from 2 countries, I am always happy to come up with new solutions.
Dont forget too, that Uk channels can be combined with Spanish on a single dish, you dont have to have 2 dishes ( ** except Hispasat , if you want Valencia tv **)
Several of our readers have asked, what else can I see when I purchase a satellite system to receive Spain?
Several other European countries can be received, using the same satellite gear. Spain can be combined on a single dish with several others, the easiest to tune in would be Germany, France or a few channels from Poland. So a Spanish setup on 19 degrees , could also receive these 3 countries.
With the addition of an extra LNB adaptor and Diseqc switch, many more channels become available, Italy for example broadcasts over 350 channels free, with football being shown occasionally too! On the same satellite there are many more Polish, Arab and Middle Eastern channels without encryption.
To see what is available in addition to your Spanish channels , have a look at my Spain 2 Package on the main site
My thanks to Rosario for raising this, I am looking into HD receivers for most of the European countries, as yet there really arent enough channels on HD ( much like our own FreeSat ) to make it good value for money.
The picture quality is great and the improvement over SD (standard definition) especially on a very large LCD or Plasma tv is outstanding.
At the moment there are no free channels in HD from Spain, only the Digital+ & Canal + spain, ones which are encrypted in various formats – NagraVision 3 and videoguard – and which require a dedicated receiver ( again like our Uk sky) where the viewing card is matched with the receiver by the broadcaster.
Some cards may be available with set top boxes but usually at extortionate rates in this country. To go through official channels to obtain one you must have a spanish address.