Although not new in Spain, this will make a huge impact in territories outside Spain. Up to now the choice for Spaniards living abroad was either:
The few free channels
The massively expensive Canal+ card
With Canal plus charging 1200 Euro for their very cheapest package ( 18 month minimum ) viewing of mainstream channels like TVE 1, La 2, Antena3, Cuatro, TeleCinco etc. was out of reach for many.
TDT, a system devised for remote communities in Spain, not yet served by terrestrial aerial tv services , will make real Spanish channels in the UK , a reality for the first time. In common with Italys Tivu system and the neighbouring France having their Fransat system, a proper line up of channels that Spanish actually want to watch, without the prohibitively high subscriptions will be possible. –
The biggest point is…… it is a one off payment…. NO SUBSCRIPTIONS !
What is the TDT Channel line up
TDT represents a very good entertainment package with all 6 commonly broadcast national channels, three children’s channels Disney, Boing and TVE Clan, plus Neox has programming for teens too.
A film channel – Paramount
Sports – TDP Sport
Documentary – Discovery Espana
Popular ( Soaps etc ) – Factoriade Ficcion
Religious – The Divinity Channel
News TVE 24
The satellite broadcasting TDT is Hispasat, which is also used for all Portuguese providers Meo, Cabo, Zon and NOS