Many of the programmes are FTA (Free to Air) and can be picked up without subscription using a suitable dish and receiver linked to your tv.
Certain subscription channels can also be received using a CAM (Conditional Access Module) suitable for the type of encryption eg. The satellites broadcasting these programmes are placed in orbit around the earth at a distance of 38 thousand kilometers in an arc across the sky called the Clark belt, all the satellites are within this arc and you may be able to pick up one, two or up to ten with specialist fixed dish and all available satellites using a motorised dish.
Travelers on holiday abroad and immigrants coming to the Uk to stay expect to be able to see a little of their home culture even though separated by perhaps thousands of miles.
The major tv providers here in the Uk cater only for the largest groups with foreign programmes, however Sky has noticably let down its Spanish & French viewers ,with TVEi going off the air and some other groups too, cutting off their services without notice. In synchronous orbit above the equator are over fifty satellites broadcasting an amazing number of channels in a very large number of languages.
We have been installing satellite tv for many years from Russia, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, the Czech Rep., Balkan states, Scandinavia and many more .
For a full list of channels from each country go to the Sitemap.
I cannot guarantee that the channels on any satellite will continue to broadcast, sometimes the broadcasters change frequencies and even satellite.
Above us now are, for example the Astra series of satellites at longitude 19 deg.
East, which broadcast to most of the countries shown in the map below.
Welcome to all people from Europe and beyond who have chosen to live here in the Uk.
Here is how to get satellite tv from your home country.