Freesat in Costa del Sol
UK TV is available to expats in Southern Spain and the Costa del Sol and Gibraltar areas of Spain.
However, with the recent introduction of new UK TV satellites reception of some channels in the Costa del Sol and Southern areas of Spain can be hard.
Reception of the main Freesat TV channels, like BBC and ITV, via satellite, using a Freesat set top box, may mean you have to have a very large satellite dish.
Current estimates are that the size of satellite dish required for reception of BBC and ITV via Freesat would be at least 4 meters.
It is the size of satellite dish that is required to receive BBC and ITV direct from the broadcasters via satellite in the Andalucía and Southern Spain areas that many feel is very restrictive. The size of satellite dish required means that other alternate methods of receiving UK TV are required, such as via the “Intelsat 907 Freeview Back Up” satellite, or via IPTV / Internet TV systems.
However reception of many Sky TV Pay channels in Andalucía and southern Spain, like Sky Sports and Sky Atlantic, is easier, and requires a “small” satellite dish, may be a 90x100cm “1m” dish, or the larger 125x135cm “1.4m” satellite dish.
The map on the link below shows a reception map and the size of satellite dishes for Spain that are able to receive the main UK TV channels.
For IPTV solutions for the reception of UK TV in the Costa del Sol area of Spain we recommend “The Sat and PC Guy“, one of the best satellite TV installers for UK TV and IPTV in the area.