HD Broadband non-subscription receiver for the english FreeView TV channels

A quick guide to English language TV in France

Set permanently in France or just travelling, when the question comes to get english TV in your home the choice is between a broadband dish free HD TV reciever, satellite reception  or web streaming  services.

The Satellite reception still has good days ahead and a rosy future for simple resaon  that the UK public channels remain free-to-air via satellite. No monthly fees, you buy the equipment only and invest in installation. You may choose a satellite receiver with or without recording, or even get a model which will record one channel whilst watching another. We cover all of France through a network of selected english speaking installers. And in the big Paris area we install ourselves. contact us here with your postal code and we will tell you what we can do for you.

The Broadband or internet reception soution is growing in popularity as the UK TV satellite signal is strong only in the Northern part of France (50 cm dish) and down in the South of France near the Spanish border a 130 cm big dish is necessary to receive correctly the BBC channels. installing a 130 cm dish is not always possible, so expats in the South often choose the dish-free internet HD TV receiver. It has some disadvantages though, the first is that it requires good home internet. For remote properties this is not always an option. And the second inconvenience  is that most french Internet service providers (ISP) require an annual contract. If you own a holiday home in France and you spent a month or two in the year, maybe an annual obligation is not exactly cost-effective.
 And finally, you will have to pay monthly fees for the internet UK TV service. The monthly costs is EUR 19.90 and you get all UK public TV channels. No vpn required! Connects directly to any french ISP such as Orange, SFR, Free, Bbox etc.

If you prefer to watch english TV in France on small iPad screens or laptops and other mobile devices you better stay with a UK VPN.  You know that vpns may fail from time to time. What we offer is different - our receivers are for the big real and reliable solutions for stable TV reception on your big TV screen    Find out  more ...

NO Monthly fees, NO subscription ...

The only way to stay without monthly fees is to install a satellite dish. For France the size changes depending on your location. For example in the North, Paris to Calais the size is very small ( 50 cm only ) and you can get UK TV even through hidden antennas like this one. Further down to the line Bordeaux, Lyon, and the french Alps you will need a bigger 80 cm dish, and next comes Toulouse  and Carcassone with a 120 cm minimum dish, Finally in the extreme South, Montpellier, Beziers, Toulon we recommend at least a 130 cm dish and for Cannes, Antibes, Nice & Monaco consider a 150 cm dish.

How can I be sure it will work for me?

When you go for the satellite option - we will examine your property first and you will get a quote. And when you choose the internet receiver - to avoid dissapointment you must mesure first your real internet download speed. A good site where you can do this is here. Press the GO button and if you depass the 3 Mb/sec download speed your home is eligible for english TV in France!  more ...

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